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James Samanen

James Samanen

Pilates Instructor
Jim is a Qualified Teacher in Fletcher Pilates. He completed the Fletcher Comprehensive Program of Training in 2014 and was certified by the Pilates Method Alliance in 2016. Jim has studied Fletcher Pilates for over fifteen years. Jim is licensed to teach all Fletcher pieces in the Fletcher Repertoire – Mat, Cadillac, Reformer, Chair, High Barrel, Spine Corrector (Low barrel), Pedipul, Magic Circle, Fletcher Floor and Fletcher Towel. Jim has been athletically oriented since high school, lettering in track (hurdles and pole vault) and cross country in both high school and college. He has enjoyed many years of running 10K events, cross country skiing competition, downhill skiing, tennis, aerobics, hiking, and kayaking. In 2014 Jim and his wife backpacked in the High Sierras of California, walking 60 miles in seven days. Jim retired in 2008 from GlaxoSmithKline where he worked for over 30 years as a Director in Research Chemistry and a Director of Project Portfolio Management. He presently consults in Biopharmaceutical Discovery Management, and is an adjunct professor in Pharmacology & Physiology at Drexel University. He is married and has one son. He is an avid photographer, having earned Photographer of the Year in 2017 with the Chester County Camera Club.
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