Melissa is a STOTT trained Pilates instructor and a licensed clinical psychologist in independent practice She first tried pilates in 2005 after a knee injury and her doctor’s subsequent caution that if she continued long distance running, she would need a total knee replacement by age 50. Looking for a new form of exercise that could provide a similar physical challenge along with the mindfulness and meditative state of long distance running, she increased her yoga practice and began taking Pilates classes. “Pilates transformed me,” Melissa believes. “Like nothing else I had ever tried, Pilates changed my mind as well as my physical body.” Pilates’ focus on quality of movement over quantity was a new mindset that quickly proved itself very effective. She quickly came to believe the Joseph Pilates’ assertion: “In 10 sessions you will feel the difference; in 20 sessions you will see the difference; and in 30 sessions you will have a new body.”
Introduced to Pilates at a health awareness program at her place of employment, she had been practicing yoga 10 yrs realized that Pilates offered another aspect to health and fitness incorporating mind and body awareness. Certified with Peak Pilates.
Erin is a graduate of the Hartford Conservatory and has taught dance for 10 years. Her approach to dance technique provides a strong emphasis on anatomy and the individual needs of each dancer. Her approach to Pilates Barre class is unique and fun!
Lauren fell upon Pilates after many years of dance class and instantly fell in love! Pilates provided the strength training and mindfulness she was missing. She found the methods and principals of Pilates to be of great value to everyday life and that in
Sara attended Finger Lakes School of Massage in Ithaca NY and followed it with 10+yrs of experience as a Licensed Massage Therapist.