nanci reed

Nanci Besser Reed

Mindset + Pilates Mentor

Hello and Welcome

Hi, I’m Nanci Besser Reed!

As a Mindset + Pilates Mentor, I help heart-centered women and men renew and reset their mind and body via Pilates and Mindfulness so they can navigate their life with more choices and ease, while aligning physically, emotionally, and spiritually, with their healthiest, most embodied self.


In my 10+ years experience I’ve worked with over 1000 clients globally ranging from Hollywood A-Listers to preteen ballerinas and specialize in using Pilates for rehabilitation.

nanci reed

Nanci Besser Reed

Mindset + Pilates Mentor

Hello and Welcome

Hi, I’m Nanci Besser Reed!

As a Mindset + Pilates Mentor, I help heart-centered women and men renew and reset their mind and body via Pilates and Mindfulness so they can navigate their life with more choices and ease, while aligning physically, emotionally, and spiritually, with their healthiest, most embodied self.


In my 10+ years experience I’ve worked with over 1000 clients globally ranging from Hollywood A-Listers to preteen ballerinas and specialize in using Pilates for rehabilitation.

Now is the time to renew and reset your Mind AND Body via my Intentional Pilates Process: A unique Mind + Body + Soul Alchemy of Pilates + Practical Spirituality + Meditation for Self-Healing. Currently, I offer private and group sessions as well as an Intensive program. All services are provided virtually via Zoom unless otherwise noted.

My goal is to empower all of my clients to integrate all of the different versions of themselves (mom, wife, dad, husband, boss, mamapreneur, coach, friend, daughter, son, networker, social media profile, etc) into One, Effortlessly Aligned Mind AND Body. I believe that the ultimate practice of self-care is choosing to Live your Happily Ever Now, not after you’ve checked-off a bunch of meaningless boxes that the world says you need before being ‘Enough.’

I’m living my Dream as a Mindset + Pilates Mentor and Curator of Kindness. Keep reading for some highlights from my Journey so far…

Originally, I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area until attending college at the University of California, Davis. I received a BS in Managerial Economics and pursued a career in public relations and business development until a curiosity for exploring human behavior compelled me to earn a graduate degree in Organizational Psychology. During my advanced studies, I focused my research on Emotional Intelligence and Conflict Resolution. My psychology and practical spirituality inspirations are Kenneth Wapnick, Viktor Frankl and Paul Ekman.

Recovery from the injuries sustained in a serious car accident prompted me to defer plans for obtaining a PhD. I began journaling and meditating as a means to distract my mind and body from the constant physical pain I experienced during the physical rehabilitation process I undertook.

After numerous attempts to regain the shoulder functionality that I lost in the accident, I discovered Pilates for rehabilitation. My personal results from experiencing the healing effect of Pilates inspired me to share her newfound knowledge with others as a teacher. I obtained Pilates Instructor certification from Turning Point Studios in Walnut Creek, CA and also completed an additional certification in Movement Medicine.

My passion for combining past psychology studies along with a mindful approach to Pilates led to me building a flourishing private rehabilitative Pilates practice in the San Francisco Area.

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In 2008 I relocated to Los Angeles and expanded my Pilates business to include Mindset Coaching, drawing upon my graduate work in Psychology. In 2009, I founded a micro philanthropic movement called ’32 Favors’ in which I granted one specific favor on behalf of another for 32 days. I chronicled her experience via my first blog in a similar style to the journal I started after her car accident. I repeated the process in 2012 and added video blogs to capture the impact of sharing kindness with others.

Expanding upon the concept of relating to everyone and everything with kindness evolved into a lifelong dream coming true. In 2014 I wrote about the power of choosing to Go Kindly (TM) through life and shared my personal journey that the key to empowered living is letting go of limiting beliefs so you can Renew & Reset Your Mind AND Body, NOW, rather than waiting for who knows how long for some unknown ‘after’ timeline to manifest your dream life. I authored numerous articles and posts via various media publications, as well as my personal blog.

When not seeing clients, I enjoy spending time with my amazing husband and my adorable toddler. Time at the ocean ignites my spirit, and I treasure creating new memories with friends and family, meditating, being outdoors, watching sunsets, attending ‘Mom and Toddler’ classes, sampling the newest farm-to-table restaurant in the area, traveling (pre-Covid), and listening to live acoustic sets.

That’s a little about me…