Arnold Lee is a Master Pilates Instructor and Bodyworker. He is a Comprehensively Certified Pilates Instructor and a Pilates Method Alliance Certified Instructor. Arnold has been teaching Pilates professionally, full-time for over 15 years and has amassed over 20,000 hours of experience. He has worked with amateur and professional athletes, as well as injured and disabled clients. He has extensive experience with Exercise-modification, Structural-Analysis, Pre-Natal, and Sports-Injury protocols and has trained both in Contemporary-style as well as Classical-format Pilates. Upon attaining the rank of Master Instructor in Pilates, Arnold has subsequently served in the role of Mentor for the next generation of aspiring apprentice Pilates Instructors. He has garnered numerous accolades during his career. Arnold was written up in Boston Magazine several times, including: "Best Pilates Studio" Best of Boston 2015 -Boston Magazine "The Hardest Fitness Classes to get into in Boston" -Boston Magazine and was voted "One of the Top Pilates Instructors of the year in Boston 2012." By RateYourBurn After obtaining a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Arnold worked in the high tech field before quitting the corporate world and embarking on a personal odyssey, studying disciplines such as Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais Method, Rolfing, Thai Massage and other healing modalities. A veteran martial artist with over 26 years of experience. Arnold has studied several styles, holds a 2nd degree black belt in American Kenpo Karate and has taught self-defense, traditional martial arts and was a tournament competitor. In addition to his Studio work in New England, Arnold travels around the country as a speaker, giving seminars on movement mobility practitces, soft-tissue release techniques.
Born in New York, Jess has been teaching since 2010 in various studio’s, homes and gyms. Jess is fully certified through Balanced Body and the Kane School of Core Integration in New York City. Additionally she is an AFFA Group Exercise Instructor, Peak Pilates Mat certified and eternal student of life. Jessica first discovered pilates in 2001 with the help of a dvd which started her on her journey into fitness. Seven years later she was searching for a way to alleviate lower back pain due to her 9-5 lifestyle. After her very first mat class there was no substitute for hands on instruction and immediately appreciated the depth of the work, and its ability to identify and strengthen the weaknesses in her body. Jessica has studied detailed anatomy and biomechanics in order to work with a wide array of clients from those with special populations and various injuries/pathologies, to those with general fitness goals. She strives to help each individual get the most out of every session through specifically targeted programming. Formerly, Jessica was working in the Insurance industry as broker for over eight years. She received her Bachelors Degree in Liberal Arts from Dowling College. Her thirst for knowledge has fueled her to seek and work with the best Pilates mentors such as Mary Bowen, Brooke Siler, Lolita San Migual, Alan Herdman to name a few. Driven by intuitive motivation, Jessica is inspired by her clients and is a mere guide to help them achieve their fitness goals. Prevention is the best medicine for any injury and realizing that the body needs a balance, She enjoys helping people improve their body mechanics, knowledge, and awareness—the empowering mind-body connection Pilates offers.
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Kathryn is a certified Pilates Instructor, and Balanced Body Faculty member teaching private clients, continuing education workshops and group classes throughout the Boston area. In addition to her Pilates certifications, Kathryn is a certified Personal Trainer from AFAA, a 500 hour Registered Yoga Instructor and a level 1 Thai Massage Therapist. Kathryn’s continuous study of anatomy helps to keep her private clients and students safe and inspired to learn more about their bodies. This former NFL Cheerleader and choreographer, draws from her love of movement to create exciting classes focusing on proper alignment using breath, rhythm and flow. As an incessant student of Pilates, Yoga and the mind body connection, Kathryn is forever grateful to all of her amazing teachers and the students that continue to teach her.
Lizzy Mulkey has been teaching and practicing Pilates for 11 years plus. She is proud to help others stay fit in body and mind, build strong and lasting core strength, and help negotiate any chronic aches and pains. She pushes people's stamina but also challenges their ability to move slowly in order to develop intelligent pathways, space, length, and control of the body's power. Graceful movement and breath work is emphasized in her class as a tool clients can use to find correct muscle connection, perseverance, and patience with themselves while working out and in life in general. Her ultimate goal is to help students hone a healthy muscular system and nervous system through regular Pilates practice, thus improving their performance in all activities, from athletics to daily posture and mental stamina.
Maïté is a Certified Master Pilates Teacher, a Certified Comprehensive Pilates Teacher and a Pilates Method Alliance Certified Pilates Teacher. Maite practiced Pilates through dance for over ten consecutive years. In 2011, Maïté set a goal to summit Mount Rainier, though she was dealing with recurrent spinal pain from old injuries. She decided to sign up for a so-called Pilates class to cross-train and relieve trigger points. A few minutes into the class, she realized that Pilates had accompanied her for many years as an integral part of the warm-up in Contemporary Modern Dance Class. The pieces of the puzzle started to fall into place: Modern Dancer and Choreographer, Martha Graham, had worked with Joseph Pilates and incorporated Pilates elements to The Graham Technique. Maïté felt immediately reconnected to her love for mind-body movement. That sense of rootedness and connection was so strong that she decided to leave the corporate world and switch careers: “Pilates helped me get rid of trigger points, restore my range of motion, and heal. I regained physical and mental vitality. I rebuilt equilibrium in my core & developed balanced muscle groups to support a healthy spine. I found a sense of calm after each session, which grounded me from the whirlwind of daily stress. To this day, I keep noticing many positive changes in any daily activities that I pursue and in anyone that I work with as a result of Pilates. I constantly seek to learn and refine my teaching skills so that I can guide individuals from all walks of life towards active healthy lifestyles. I look forward to seeing you in class and bringing sunshine into your day!” Today, Maïté teaches Pilates and Mindfulness to people from professional athletes, to novice & experienced practitioners and injured or disabled individuals. She works in private and group settings, gives workshops, presents at conferences, and offers Pilates teacher training nationwide.
Katie has been a teacher and student of Pilates for 10 years and is comprehensively certified through the Pilates Method Alliance. As a teacher of Pilates, Katie seeks to help her clients garner strength, flexibility, and coordination through the delivery of progressive, balanced, and challenging workouts. Throughout class, Katie consistently provides descriptive and motivating cues that aim to simultaneously achieve correct form, incorporate breath, enhance the mind-body connection, foster confidence, and of course, develop core strength. Katie is passionate about educating all peoples on the incredible benefits of Pilates, and her goal as an instructor is to help her clients learn to move intelligently, both in the Pilates studio and in their everyday lives, to promote positive mental and physical health over the lifespan. As aptly stated by Joseph Pilates himself, “Not only is health a normal condition, but it is our duty to not only to attain it but to maintain it.” As a student of Pilates, Katie was first formally introduced to it as a means to recover from years of being a ballet dancer and track & field athlete. The non-impact, core-focused exercise helped her quickly develop better muscular balance and flexibility, which reduced the chronic pain felt in her knees and hips. The clarity of mind she also experienced from practicing Pilates inspired her to pursue her comprehensive certification amidst attaining her Master’s Degree in Psychology. Katie continued to teach Pilates throughout her graduate education, in which she earned a PhD in Human Development and Family Studies from Purdue University, as it served as a wonderful balance to the rigor of academics. Katie moved to Boston with her husband in 2015 to pursue academic careers, teaching and conducting research at Clark University and Harvard University. Katie continues to share her passion for Pilates and is grateful to her mentors and students for their unconditional support.
Stephanie Flores Zopf
Stephanie found Pilates in 2012 while cross training for International Latin ballroom dance competitions. While training, she found Pilates helped improve her dance performance. No longer competing (but still loves to dance!), she practices Pilates to foster the mind/body connection and finds that it helps with state of mind. She is fascinated with proprioception, and nerds out over the springs, pulleys and geometrical shapes your body gets to play with.
Natalia grew up in Romania where she graduated medical school and became a licensed Physical Therapist. She moved to Boston in 2013 where she found Pilates while training for Spartan Races. Pilates increased her endurance and strength which lead her to compete alongside elite athletes and take 3rd place in her age group. She immediately fell in love with Pilates and enrolled in the Club Pilates Certification Course where she was able to apply her physical therapy background to the Pilates practice. She is passionate about preventive care and helping people find their inner strength. Allowing them to live a happy and healthy life.
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