OUR PILATES INSTRUCTORS

50 Minute Introduction / Consultation to Pilates for $40.
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Carmela Ramaglia    >> Schedule Online    LIMTED SPECIAL available to existing and new clients ends Oct 31!

CarmelaA second generation, classically trained authentic Pilates instructor, Carmela has over 20 years of experience with the method. She apprenticed under the tutelage of teacher trainer Dorothee VandeWalle and was certified by Joseph Pilates' protégée, grand master Romana Kryzanowska.

With every session, Carmela bears witness to the relationship a client has with his or her body. She views Pilates as a practical tool for helping women and men heal and transform this very important relationship. Carmela believes Pilates helps clients "discover their inner strength" – both literally and metaphorically. Through Pilates, Carmela's clients become "embodied" - thereby transforming their body, health and wellbeing.

In 2010, inspired by her clients, Carmela embarked on a second career as a professional speaker and personal transformation coach specializing in body image and weight loss.

When not on a stage or in the studio, Carmela can be seen hiking cougar mountain with her husband and dog or bingeing on Netflix with a cat in her lap.

(425) 241 4214  carmela@happycaloriesdontcount.com


Jessica Keith    >> Schedule Online     LIMTED SPECIAL available to existing and new clients ends Oct 31!

JessicaJessica Keith is a classically trained Pilates Instructor with nearly 20 years teaching experience. Upon receiving her certification from Joseph Pilates chosen successor, Romana Kryzanowska, Jessica opened her own studio in Maui. Jess taught private plates sessions in her Maui studio as well as at the Wailea Golf Club. She also contracted with the US Marines for their core conditioning as they would come to the island.

Originally from the Seattle area, Jessica returned to the Northwest and opened a studio in West Seattle (still near the beach!) where she taught for 5 years. During this time, Jess was fortunate enough to have two baby boys. After much thought Jessica decided to sell her studio to allow her to stay home with the little guys.

Having worked with so many clients over the years, Jessica understood how big of a role diet and nutrition play in overall wellness so she used this time "off" to earn her Health Coaching Certificate through The Institute of Integrative Nutrition as well as become a Level 2 certified Nutrition Coach through Precision Nutrition.

Jessica is excited to get back to teaching more regularly and combine her love of Pilates and nutrition to help people feel and move better in their bodies. Jessica's favorite sessions to teach are a strong advanced flow!

(206) 818 5011  alohajessicaj@yahoo.com


Jana Broecking     >> Schedule Online
Jana

How Pilates has helped me

Pilates reminds me everyday of how complex, delicate yet strong our bodies are. Jana chose to get certified in the STOTT ® Pilates method because they have worked in collaboration with physical therapists, sports medicine and fitness professionals, to ensure that the STOTT method is aligned with scientific and biomechanical research. Pilates has helped Jana to understand how the body works, which has allowed her to take her well being into her own hands. Janas’ teaching style reflects that approach. Her goal is to provide the client with tools and exercises to lay a foundation to a better mind-body connection.

Jana has been practicing and teaching Pilates since 2005 and is happy to report that, despite an old back injury, she is enjoying her hobbies like triathlons, fencing, hiking and anything that involves snow as well as being a proud mom to her almost 1 year old son, Irah (born March, 2015).

An Active Body with balanced strength and flexibility is a healthy body

Personal Background

Born and raised in Düsseldorf (hometown of Joseph Pilates) Germany, Jana Broecking moved to the States with her mother when she was 16. She earned a Bachelors Degree of Science (Biology and Chemistry) from the University of Oregon (Go Ducks). While finishing up her degree she worked as a Fitness Instructor and started woodworking and metal fabrication classes. Jana fell in love with woodworking and worked in the field until 2005 while continuing to teach fitness.

Soon she decided that she wanted to grow further with her teachings due to increased back problems. She enrolled into an extensive Pilates Training Program (STOTT) through Body Center Studios, in Seattle. Jana is a Certified Stott Pilates Instructor who enjoys improving on her education by attending private sessions herself, workshops and doing observation hours with Physical Therapists.

In her spare time Jana enjoys hot glass casting at Pratt Fine Arts Center and continues to weld sculptural and functional pieces whenever the time allows. She has donated her work to auctions at Pratt Fine Arts Center and Pilchuck Glass School. Jana enjoys the outdoors during all seasons. She is a certified Level 3 Ski Instructor and teaches at Snoqualmie Pass during the winter weekends. Jana loves fresh air and working with her hands and she will try to be an Active Body and encourage others to be Active Bodies for as long as she can.

206.229.5103  jana.broecking@gmail.com (best)


Emily Henry-O'Dea    >> Schedule Online

EmilyEmily has been teaching since 2012, since she left her corporate career and hasn't looked back! She has always had a desire to help people. She has a BA from Seattle University, major in Psychology. In 2013, she became a yoga instructor then in 2014, became a Pilates instructor, then BootyBarrre and bbarreless training beginning in 2015.

You'll quickly realize Emily utilizes props a lot, whether on the reformer or on the mat. She believes props allow a sense of support and tool to explore and engage the body in potentially new ways. She enjoys taking transitions and shapes slowly to witness the breath and biomechanics throughout the body. She instructs from the neutral spine perspective. She was certified by WundaBar Pilates in LA, California. She worked closely with the owner of WundaBar Pilates when she lived in LA, and continues to work closely with a Pilates mentor in the Seattle area to learn more rehabilitative techniques. Emily infuses sessions with this curiosity and positive appreciation for the body. Emily has experience working with knee and low back pain.

Emily is committed to a lifetime of learning more about the body! She normally has some sort of workshop on her calendar to keep her fresh! She is a 200hr registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance, and continuing onto 500hr certification with 8 Limbs Yoga Centers, due to be completed early 2018, and will continue to a 1000 hr program for yoga therapy. She loves her fur-babies, Clover and Pumpkin. If she's not in a studio she'll be found out in nature with her pack!

(425) 444 8121  emilyodea16@gmail.com


Amy Salomon     >> Schedule Online

AmyAmy is a STOTT® Certified Pilates Instructor with focused training in injury and special populations. Impressed with the profound results achieved with Pilates she continues to study the mind/body relationship and the benefits of controlled movement, taking diverse classes with accomplished physical therapists and Pilates professionals.

Amy actively practices Pilates and Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga, both styles linking dynamic, flowing movement with breath. Working with clients at Active Body Pilates has been one of her most rewarding accomplishments. Amy enjoys sharing her knowledge, helping clients achieve positive changes in fitness, alignment and movement patterns in a safe, supportive and fun environment. Exercise in the Pilates studio can start small.... but with focused energy grows into higher goals, increased balance and strength leading to a healthier, active life.

(206) 779-3586  a4salomon@gmail.com


Maria Menser    >> Schedule Online

MariaMaria has been a fitness instructor since 2005. She is a STOTT® Certified Pilates Instructor, including all apparatus, and has advanced training in injury and special populations. Maria believes Pilates is a fantastic component of a healthy lifestyle and is the perfect complement to life's everyday activities as well as other areas of physical fitness. Pilates should be fun and functional, and Maria aims to educate clients about the essence of the exercise so that key concepts will stay with clients after their Pilates session ends and into their everyday life. Once a client starts to incorporate the Pilates principles of proper biomechanics and functional alignment into their daily life, clients begin to make more efficient movements. More efficient movement means better posture and balance, more energy, less pain, improved endurance and core strength – all of which makes people happier and improves their quality of life. Maria provides focused attention to her clients with the goal of customizing their exercises to achieve the maximum benefit from every Pilates session. When Maria is not teaching, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends golfing, running and doing Pilates or taking group fitness classes.

Maria also holds a B.A from the University of Washington.

(206) 234 8524  maria@menserpilates.com


Julie van der Meyden     >> Schedule Online

JulieJulie began her 800 hour training for a classical Pilates certificate in 2006. She was certified to teach all apparatuses and mat classes by 2008. She maintained a position at the studio where she received her certification teaching special situation clients including prenatal, post natal, post surgery, professional athletes and students working towards their Pilates certification. Her favorite teaching experiences were those clients who reached goals like weight loss, flexibility, rehabilitation or just overall strength. Being part of a plan that comes together is very rewarding!

Julie's main passion in life is health and fitness. She also does CrossFit and Hot Yoga. She has been eating Paleo for almost two years. She recently moved from Memphis, TN to Maple Valley. She is married with 3 kids, 2 French Bulldogs and a cat.

(901) 828 3512  jvan2287@gmail.com




To schedule your 50 minute introductory Pilates Session or register for private or duet sessions, please contact one of the instructors directly.

Active Body Pilates
1445 NW Mall Street #3
Issaquah, WA 98027