50 Minute Introduction / Consultation to Pilates for $35.
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Kelly Robertson     >> Schedule Online

Kelly holds a BFA in dance from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University and was a professional dancer and dance teacher in New York and New Jersey. Kelly completed the internationally renowned rehabilitation based program, Polestar Pilates Comprehensive Training in 2014 at the top of her class. Kelly is a Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) certified trainer.

In addition to her private Pilates instruction, Kelly has been a resident instructor for Cirque du Soleil on shows such as "Totem" in New York, and currently "Luzia" in Seattle. She has also taught accredited Pilates courses to BFA dance majors as a lecturer at Rutgers University in NJ.

Kelly's work spans all populations and ages including: general fitness, dancers, gymnasts, athletes, older adults, children, those rehabilitating from injury, and those with chronic pain and neurological conditions.

Kelly believes passionately that Pilates is an effective tool for individuals to build positive connections to their bodies that can be healing and life changing. As a former dancer who suffered multiple injuries over the years, Kelly has experienced personally what a valuable gift Pilates can be. Kelly is responsive to her students and aspires to be a guide for them in reaching their personal fitness and wellness goals.

Kelly moved to Washington from New Jersey in 2016 with her husband and two children. She loves watching movies and hiking with her family and dog. She is honored to be a part of the accomplished team of instructors at ABP.

(646) 387-3275  kellrobertson@hotmail.com

Julie van der Meyden     >> Schedule Online

Julie 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

Amy Salomon     >> Schedule Online

Amy 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

Maria 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

Jana Broecking     >> Schedule Online

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 Maternity leave starting in Feb.

Emily 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  emily@thistleyoga.com

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

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