Pilates Reformer

Pilates Reformer focuses on awareness, core strength, balance and alignment of the body to perform optimally and facilitate a deep mind-body connection. It provides support for seniors, individuals with physical limitations, injury rehab, and pre- and post-natal women – while challenging people who are looking for athletic performance enhancement.

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Meet The Instructors

Autumn

Pilates Instructor

Specialties
  • – Pilates
  • – Barre
My Story

When I was younger, I had many health problems that limited me physically and brought me down emotionally. As I changed my environment and my focus, my overall health flourished. Pregnancy was a big eye-opener for me in connecting to my body as a whole, and taking ownership of my nutrition and fitness. I soon left my path as a paralegal and embraced my love for being a mother, and applying to myself the nutritional, physical and spiritual health I wanted to impart in my children.

My Philosophy

I teach in a way that blends a flow of movements with form as a priority so each student can learn to find better posture and awareness within their own body. I believe movement is healing, so stay active and build a practice that will keep you enjoying all life’s adventures.

Carol

Pilates Instructor

Specialties
  • – Pilates
  • – Barre
  • – Yoga
  • – Indoor Cycling
  • – TRX
  • – Aqua
My Fitness Philosophy

I believe that Pilates should be fun and functional. My goal is that the of the essence of the Pilates practice will stay with clients long after the end of class.

Karen

Plates Instructor

Specialties
  • – Rehabilitation-based Pilates therapy
  • – Specialized Pilates conditioning for athletes and dancers
My Story

Just as I began working in my first job as a professional ballet dancer in New York City, I was injured in a partnering move that resulted in a spinal fracture. As a last resort to overcome the pain, the doctors recommended Pilates. I attribute my 25-year dance career to the Pilates technique, which became a staple of maintaining a healthy, strong body. Retiring from dance to passing on the Pilates training to my clients was a natural transition.

My Fitness Philosophy

I have always believed that fitness is a combination of many disciplines, Pilates being an important piece of that program. We all have different needs and goals, and as a trainer, I honor the individuality and am inspired by the stories and relationships I build with my clients.

Loan

Pilates/Yoga Instructor

Specialties
  • – Vinyasa Style
  • – Flow Yoga
  • – Movement with breath
My Story

My classes focus on flexibility, strength, balance, and breathing. When I was a little girl, I would roll around on the floor and loved to dance, tumble and express myself through movement. When I was introduced to yoga as a young woman, I knew that I had found what I needed to center myself. I fell in love with yoga immediately from my first practice in 2003 with an Indian teacher in Japan. I felt all sensations from head to toes, and the experience brought me much joy. As a teacher, I see even more benefits of yoga. We use our body weight to build strength, achieve deep stretches and improve flexibility.

My Fitness Philosophy

Yoga helps keep us grounded and helps us to find oneself. Yoga allows the practitioner to discover a limit of their own.

Leslie

Pilates/Barre Instructor

Specialties
  • – Pilates
  • – Barre Intructor
My Story

I grew up dancing, and have always had a love for fitness and a healthy lifestyle. After studying Dance Education at the University of Arizona, I fell in love with the Pilates method and knew that I wanted to center my career around it. I was Pilates and Barre certified in The Pink Ribbon Program, a program designed to train women with breast cancer pre- and post-surgery.

My Fitness Philosophy

My hope is to create strength from the inside out in my clients and to guide them in becoming more aware of their bodies in order to be “at the ready,” whatever that means to them. Living a healthy lifestyle daily is important to keep yourself, and your body, ready and feeling great for what’s to come.

Midori

Pilates Instructor

Specialties
  • – Movement Specialist
  • – TRX Master Trainer
  • – Yoga
  • – Pilates
My Story

Raised by parents who enjoy doing sports together as a family (my father participated in the Tokyo Olympics in 1964), fitness was naturally part of my life growing up. Now I spread the joy of movement, and how it grounds us to be better individuals.

My Fitness Philosophy

Fitness is a personal journey. It is not about reaching the goal, but what you learn in the process of reaching your goals and objectives.

Nikki

Group X / Pilates Instructor

Specialties
  • – TRX Training
  • – Muay Thai Kickboxing
  • – Weightlifting
  • – Kettlebell Training
  • – Metabolic Circuits
  • – Yoga
  • – Prenatal Fitness
My Story

I love being active. Movement makes me feel alive and balanced. I’ve always been active—I remember playing basketball, swimming, rollerblading, biking, snowboarding, and hiking throughout my youth. I taught my first group fitness class in college, and exercised through both of my pregnancies—kickboxing, swimming, walking, lifting and practicing yoga.

My Fitness Philosophy

Use it or lose it. How do you get stronger? By lifting progressively heavier, working hard and eating properly. How do you stay mobile as you age? Through functional training and paying attention to what goes into your body. How do you stay motivated? Through habit, challenge and change your routine, and fun.

Gigi

Pilates Instructor

My Story

When I originally got into fitness it was to get myself into shape! At 32 years old, I was overweight and not happy with the way I looked or felt. I was given the opportunity to teach step classes and so began my journey. I lost 80 lbs and have kept it off.
Over the last 25 years I’ve learned several formats of group fitness, from Aqua to strength training, Pilates and more.

My Philosophy

Fitness is more than just a job to me, it's a way of life.

Kimber

Pilates Instructor

Specialties
  • – Pilates Instructor
  • – Hip Hop Dance Fitness
My Story

I’ve always embraced fitness and activity in my life: running, biking, walking and a variety of team sports. I’m most happy when I’m moving. I am amazed by and appreciate all that our bodies can do amid the challenges that life, age and wear and tear present, and I enjoy working with others to help achieve more activity and comfort in their bodies.

My Fitness Philosophy

Optimizing our health and well-being allows us not only a more comfortable foundation from which to orchestrate our lives but generally makes us more effective at all that we do – as students, professionals, spouses, parents, and individuals. Finding activities you enjoy, and people with whom you enjoy spending time, adds even more reward to this dedication to self.

Susan

Group X/Pilates Instructor

Specialties
  • – GROOV3 Dance
  • – Hip-Hop Cardio
  • – Pilates Reformer and Body Sculpt
My Story

I started dancing at age 5 to help cure my pigeon-toed feet and haven't stopped since!

My Fitness Philosophy

Find a workout that you have a lot of fun doing and you'll do it for life!

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