Training: 2019 - 2022 Advanced Pilates Reformer Intensive Workshop at Stott® Certified Training Facility in Clifton, VA (18 hours) Pilates Injury and Special Populations Intensive Training at Stott® Certified Training Facility in Clifton, VA. (24 hours) Pilates Essential & Intermediate Reformer Intensive at Stott® Certified Training Facility in Richmond VA (60 hours) Pilates Chair Intensive including essential and intermediate exercises at Stott® Certified Training Facility in Clifton, VA ( 18 hours) Pilates Barrels Intensive including Spine Corrector and Arc Barrel at Stott® Certified Training Facility in Richmond VA (15 hours) Pilates Cadillac Intensive at Stott® Certified Training Facility in Richmond VA (30 hours) Pilates Mat Intensive at Stott® Certified Training Facility in Richmond VA (60 hours) Posture Analysis at Stott® Certified Training Facility in Richmond VA (3 hours) The Lumbo-Pelvic Region: Reformer Programming for Stability & Function at Stott® Certified Training Facility in Richmond VA (3 hours) The Knee: Reformer Programming for Stability & Function at Stott® Certified Training Facility in Richmond VA 9 (3 hours) 2014 - 2019 - Apprentice Instructor under the guidance of Teresa Tompkins, PMA®, ACE®, MAT®, BodyTalk®. Equilibrium Wellness - Williamsburg VA 2004 - 2014 - Pilates Enthusiast Background: Professional Dancer, Singer, Actor for 12 Years based in New York City Training and Practical experience in Stott® & Classical Pilates techniques since 2004. Education: Bachelor of Fine Arts – The Boston Conservatory Advanced Study in Movement, Classical Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Lyrical, Contemporary, Partnering, Choreography & Directing. Alexander Technique Continuing Education at Steps and Broadway Dance Center in NYC
BA in English Literature- University of Cincinnati, OH AOS in Occupational Studies*- The Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences, NY (*Massage Therapy-1000 hour program) Stott® Certified Pilates Instructor- Level 1 Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrel A licensed massage therapist with 20 years of experience, Michele has a long standing interest in helping people feel better in their bodies. She graduated from The Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences (the oldest massage school in the country), where she later became an instructor. She has been teaching clinical massage therapy, musculoskeletal anatomy, pathology, and movement for over a decade at schools in New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Michele discovered Pilates while working as a massage therapist at a NY studio that had Pilates apparatus. She started to trade sessions, saw fast results, and was hooked. Inspired, she knew she wanted to share the method with others. She moved to Williamsburg in 2015, and soon after began her training at Balance Pilates in Richmond. In 2018 she successfully completed all of the requirements and is now STOTT® Pilates Level 1 certified trainer for: Reformer, Mat, Cadillac, Stability Chair, Arc and Ladder Barrels. She is also a certified Hatha Yoga teacher (200 hour) trained at the Himalayan Institute in Allahabad, India. Michele strives to motive and empower clients while ensuring client safety at all times. She believes getting older is just a time to get smarter about your exercise choices and welcomes those of all ages and abilities.
Sarah is an energetic and dynamic Personalized Trainer sure to help to motivate, encourage and inspire others to reach their health and fitness goals. She is passionate about assisting the senior population with functional training and injury prevention. Sarah is committed to helping clients develop healthy habits and reach their desired fitness level in the safest and. most effective way possible. Personal Trainer since 2016 Credentials: Personal Trainer: ACE (American Council on Exercise) CPR/AED Currently working toward ACE Certification for Senior Fitness Currently working toward Program Design Certification with Fitness Mentors BA in Speech Communication - York College of Pennsylvania Double Minor in Public Relations and Music Industry