Donna has been doing Pilates for 20 years! She recently relocated to New York after spending her entire life in Rhode Island, where she owned and operated her own studio for 14 years. Having somewhat of a type "A" personality she started practicing Pilates for health and well being. She left the corporate world in 2000 and began her love affair with Pilates. Donna trained in the Stott Method of Pilates in NY and is certified in Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair and Barrel. Her greatest joys have come from working with clients from all aspects of life, young and old to learn the physical and emotional benefits of doing Pilates. She believes "you can either walk through life or have life walk through you". She is excited to begin her new journey in NY and growing old gracefully as she continues in her love for Pilates. We are thrilled to have Donna as part of the Club Pilates Scarsdale team!
Amanda began practicing Pilates in college when she needed to add a new workout to her weekly regimen. She had been experiencing inexplicable back pain and from everything she had heard about Pilates, it seemed like the best option. She saw positive changes in the way her body both looked and felt almost immediately. After one month into her practice, she scheduled her first Teacher Training course. Amanda has certifications on the Mat and Apparatus through Power Pilates, Balanced Body, and Core Pilates NYC. She has now been teaching for 7 years, and has found the most rewarding part of her job is knowing how much better her clients feel. "It makes my heart so happy when I hear my clients - who all have different bodies and physical capabilities - tell me how much stronger their entire body feels; how their improved flexibility and posture lets them enjoy their favorite sports and activities better." She is excited to have finally made the transition into teaching Pilates full time and to share her Pilates knowledge with the world! We are thrilled to have Amanda as part of the Club Pilates Scarsdale team!
Hadley grew up on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina playing tennis, basketball and soccer year round. After high school she moved to Charlottesville to attend the University of Virginia and found herself with a gym membership for the first time. Completely bored by the elliptical and treadmill routine, and discouraged by the lack of results, her mom talked her into taking a Pilates class. Thirty minutes into her first session she was hooked! She loved the way Pilates changed and challenged her body, but also relaxed and focused her mind. Inspired and motivated by seeing the numerous benefits of Pilates firsthand, she became mat certified in 2009 and in 2010 she completed the 600 hour comprehensive training certification from Power Pilates in Atlanta, GA and has been teaching ever since. She loves helping her clients reach their fitness goals through Pilates and can't wait to start teaching at Club Pilates Scarsdale.
Lisa was born and raised in West Harrison, New York and has lived in Westchester her entire life. She worked as a certified public accountant after graduating from Mercy College with a BS in Accounting. After putting her career on hold while her three children were young, Lisa returned to the workforce and quickly realized happiness was not found at her “desk job.” Having a lifelong passion and commitment to physical fitness, Lisa was reintroduced to Pilates and immediately fell back in love with the method, especially how it challenged and changed her body and posture. Leading to a total career change, Lisa has completed Mat and Reformer certificates through Balanced Body and continues her 500 hour comprehensive training certification, including Chair, Barrel and Cadillac/Trapeze. She believes the integration of the Pilates principles along with the mind, body, spirit approach to movement is what sets Pilates apart from any other exercise discipline. Lisa’s love for Pilates, her positive energy and enthusiastic teaching style along with her dedication to personal practice and ongoing workshops are qualities that help her clients achieve results and keep them coming back for more. She is most inspired and motivated every day by her family, some really great friends and her amazing clients. Lisa believes we are always a “work in progress” and to aspire every day to be the best version of yourself. We are super excited to have Lisa join the Club Pilates Scarsdale team!
Jan comes to the Pilates community with extensive training and background in the classical method of Pilates. Jan was awarded a scholarship from the Pilates studio at the Atlanta Ballet and began studying the classical method with Romana Krysnowska and her daughter Sari in both the New York and Atlanta Certification Centers. Completing her 600 hour certification in NYC at the original Dragos gym with Romana in 2000, she then returned to the certification center in Georgia to train dancers from the Atlanta Ballet the Georgia Ballet and apprentices of the classical Pilates method, assisting with ongoing seminars for the next three years.Jan returned home to the Northeast in 2009 and reintroduced classical dance and ballet principles into her practice. Janice completed V Barre certification in 2012, and VBarre Boot camp certification in 2013. She launched her personally choreographed “Pilates at the Barre” classes in NY in 2013 and continues to focus on challenging her clients to reach their highest potential.
Shannon discovered Pilates while studying at the University of Colorado at Boulder; an avid horseback rider, she sought out Pilates specifically to help strengthen the core and improve posture. She believes Pilates is the perfect cross-training exercise method for all amateur and serious athletes. Falling in love with the method, Shannon decided to become a comprehensive, authentic Pilates instructor and completed her 600-hour certification at Center for Movement. A Scarsdale native, she has been teaching private Pilates and group classes since January 2016. Shannon spends her non-Pilates time actively pursuing a career in film and television, and is a successful print model for beauty and lifestyle brands.
Kylene fell in love with Pilates 12 years ago. After taking her first 3 classes, she was hooked. Fascinated with how much her body and mind changed in such a short time, she decided to pursue a certification through Power Pilates. Kylene loves being able to share Pilates with others and help people feel as good as she does.
Lauren fell in love with dynamic movement as a child and hasn't stopped moving since! In fact, her first job ever was at a gym, as a towel girl, at the age of 15. She took every kind of fitness class that was offered there, from Kickboxing to Yoga, to.. dare to say.. Step! Lauren always observed the instructors as they worked. She was filled with inspiration while watching the reactions from the participants after class. There was sweat, but more importantly.. smiles! While getting her BA in Psychology, it was in 2008 when she began to study the classic method of Pilates. Fascinated by the clarity and lightness in her body that Pilates helped her discover, she developed a deep appreciation for mindful movement and eagerly began her teacher training through Power Pilates. In 2011, she finished the Apparatus Based Program Intro-Advanced Level. Since then, Lauren has acquired many teaching certifications such as Yoga, TRX, Barre, Mega-former, H.I.I.T, BOSU and Water Resistance TX. She utilizes this variety of training while embracing Joseph Pilates's technique seamlessly. Lauren has worked with a variety of people ranging from marathon runners and professional athletes to clients with severe spinal issues. "To me, nothing is more rewarding than to help another individual become aware of their true strength and potential." Warmly welcoming people from all walks of life, she teaches with enthusiasm! As your instructor, she will create an invigorating experience which will increase strength and flexibility of the body & of the mind. We are thrilled to have Lauren join the Club Pilates Scarsdale team!
Patricia signed up for the Club Pilates Teacher Training Program after becoming hooked on Pilates and is so excited to be joining Club Pilates as a 500 hour certified instructor. Patricia has three children and works as an Artist. Pilates brings Patricia back to her childhood of dance and freedom of movement and looks forward to sharing her passion for Pilates and living well and artfully with you. See you at Club Pilates! Love your body, mind and spirit with Pilates. We are thrilled to have Patricia on the Club Pilates Scarsdale team!
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