Pilates One Hundred
“Change happens through movement and movement heals.”
Laurie was introduced to Pilates during her dance training at the University of Richmond. She was a member of the University’s dance company and found that practicing Pilates was ideal not only for strengthening and toning the core, but also for finding better body control and preventing injuries. Laurie graduated with a major in Biology and minor in Dance, and following graduate school, Laurie continued her Pilates training and received her Comprehensive Power Pilates Certification and became a Nationally Certified Pilates Instructor (NCPT). Laurie believes that her clients deserve to both move and live well. She works with her clients to develop and achieve their individual goals whether it be in a particular sport or in improving range of motion and balance.
Carolyn is a Power Pilates Certified Instructor and is also fully trained in the Stott Pilates method. She is NCPT (PMA) certified, Pilates Suspension Method and Barre trained, TRX certified and has completed workshops on injuries and special populations (pregnancy, back issues, etc.). Carolyn co-founded one of the original Pilates studios in the area. She has been teaching and studying Pilates for over 15 years and and is a lifetime fitness enthusiast. Beyond her passion for Pilates, she has been a long distance runner all of her adult life and loves to challenge herself and even the most athletic of clients. When asked what her favorite part of teaching is, Carolyn says, “Working with clients of all levels, ages, and special populations is the greatest part of teaching. I love seeing the progression in their practice and the reward that comes with it.”
Brian found Pilates in 2013 after dealing with sacroiliac joint pain and neck problems for over a year. After taking his first private lesson, Brian felt muscles working that he had not noticed before which helped him regain stability and strength. Once Brian saw how much Pilates had helped his movement, he decided to become Comprehensively Certified in the Power Pilates method to share Pilates with others.
Kara is Power Pilates trained in all equipment, NCPT (PMA) certified and has been teaching Pilates since 2007. She loves seeing her beginner students evolve into hardworking Pilates enthusiasts. Her love of movement started at a young age in the dance studio where she took classical ballet, tap, and competitive jazz for over 20 years. The next natural step in life was to start taking Pilates to stay fit. She fell in love with the method and hasn’t stopped since!
Angie began sharing her love of Pilates with clients when she became Peak Pilates Certified in 2004. The core strength, improvement in flexibility and increase in energy she noticed in her own body inspired her to help others. She taught Pilates and group sessions at one of the premier fitness centers in the greater Pittsburgh area for over 12 years. During her time there she also taught TRX and Barre. Angie holds a Full Comprehensive Peak Pilates Certification including Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrel, and Mat. Her other education and certifications include B.A. Duquesne University, Institute for Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and Certified Medical Representative Institute. After moving back here to her hometown and retiring from medical sales, she is happy to share her passion for movement at Pilates One Hundred.
Virginia is a Mat Certified Pilates Instructor through BASI Pilates, where mat classes are regarded as the “crown jewel” of Pilates. Mat classes can be modified to accommodate every body and can go wherever life takes you. Virginia strives to deliver classes that teach proper technique and encourage a connection between mind and body, with the goal being a stronger, more balanced and flexible body. She agrees with Joseph Pilates, “If your spine is inflexibly stiff at 30, you are old; if it is completely flexible at 60, you are young.” If you feel like you have lost your core strength or your flexibility, but not your sense of humor and love of life, you will fit right in in Virginia’s classes. Come find what you have been missing and make some new friends.
Bridget was born and raised in Minnesota. She spent 4 years away attending school at the University of Arizona. Growing up as a dancer, Bridget had a passion for health and fitness, which lead to her continuing her education at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition to get a Health Coaching degree. She went on to pair that with personal training and Pilates teaching and received her personal training certification through NASM and her Pilates certification through PEAK Pilates. Over the last couple of years, Bridget has been working full time at Life Time Fitness truly honing in on what she is passionate about. She loves helping others discover what it feels like becoming the best versions of themselves physically and mentally. She is excited to teach at Pilates One Hundred this year as she cheers on her boyfriend who plays for the Hershey Bears.