OUR PILATES INSTRUCTORS

50 Minute Introduction / Consultation to Pilates for $40.
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Valerie Eggers    >> Schedule Online

Lisa SollidValerie began practicing Pilates in 2015 while rehabilitating a lower back injury. She loved the challenge, benefits, and variety of exercise that Pilates provides. Pilates has helped Valerie rehabilitate from injury, return to running, and improve the quality of her movement. While incorporating Pilates into her regular exercise routine, Valerie found that her passion could become her vocation. Valerie completed the 500-hour comprehensive Pilates certification through Club Pilates Teacher Training in June 2018. Valerie is passionate about health, as well as educating and empowering clients to maximize their fitness and function through Pilates. Valerie is a retired physical therapist and treated both acute care and orthopedic patients over a 15-year career. She holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Physical Therapy degrees from Northwestern University.

Valerie and her husband are the parents of two active elementary aged daughters. When she isn't shuttling kids to sports practices and competitions, she enjoys water sports, golf, running, and practicing Pilates.

(206) 310-7144  builtbypilates@gmail.com


Lisa Sollid    >> Schedule Online

Lisa Sollid Lisa is a fully certified (advanced Level) STOTT PILATES® Instructor with more than 10 years of teaching experience. She is also trained in other forms of fitness including: TRX Suspension Training®, willPower & grace®, Zen·ga®, Yoga, HIIT training, and personal rebounding.

Lisa graduated from the Nutritional Therapy Association and is a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. She understands that nutrition is the foundation to optimal health, and that proper nutrition, along with exercise, will create a healthy body.

Lisa first discovered Pilates while she was working long hours and had a long commute. It was the only time in her week where she could be free from the stresses of daily life. She was able to be fully present and aware in her own body and mind. She then fell in love and decided to pursue her Pilates career. Lisa's life has always been influenced by health and fitness. She is a lifelong athlete, involved in years of competitive sports. Lisa loves to snowboard, skateboard, hike, and to have great adventures all the time. She attributes Pilates to improving her stability and endurance in all of these sports and pastimes. Pilates has completely changed her posture, strength, health, and her life.

Lisa believes that everything complements each other, and a well-rounded exercise routine will produce the best results for a healthy you! She also believes that everyday should be filled with laughter and fun! Life is now, and it is a great day to live! Her philosophy is we must always keep learning, growing, and evolving. The more we learn, the more we realize how much we don't know.

(253) 273-8929  lisaharmonypilates@gmail.com


Shinobu Taylor    >> Schedule Online
Shinobu Taylor

Instructor Special: 5 pack $325 plus tax
Duet sessions/person $250 plus tax
10 pack $650 plus tax

Shinobu Taylor is a Stott Pilates trained instructor (mat and all apparatus, including reformer, Cadillac, stability chair, and barrels). When she started Pilates instructor training, Shinobu intended to gain certification in mat only, but she became so intrigued by the depth of the Pilates method that she continued on to full apparatus training, which she completed in December 2018 (Level 1) while still working fulltime in the corporate sector. To Shinobu, the versatility of the exercises is the most important quality of the Pilates method. There are many ways to modify the repertoires, from gentle exercises for rehabilitation to intensive workouts for professional athletes. Learning the Pilates method awakened her interest in rehabilitation, inspiring her to move on from her corporate job in order to focus on further studies in the field. In other words, Pilates has literally changed her life! Before she began her corporate career, Shinobu studied dance (jazz, ballet, and modern) in Japan and in New York. She danced professionally onstage and on TV, as well as doing choreography and teaching dance at local musical theaters and fitness clubs in Japan. She still enjoys jazz dancing, ballet, and swing dancing with her husband while leading a busy life with two small children. Shinobu believes that the core strength gained from Pilates training helps to improve her dance performance. Her work with Pilates led to an improvement in her body alignment and, as she completed the training, she also discovered she had lost about six pounds. She is filled with excitement to be able to share all the positive experiences of Pilates with her clients.

(425) 503 0536  shinopila2019@gmail.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 staying active. She is a Level 3 PSIA Alpine Instructor since 2008 and a Level 1 cert for Cross Country. Jana, her husband and two young children stay active year round.

206.229.5103  jana.broecking@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


Jessica Keith    >> Schedule Online

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


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