I remember with joy the weekend that I drove 600 miles across Texas to take my first Pilates lesson with my mentor Colleen Glenn. It was almost 20 years ago, and I have been intrigued ever since! I love to move!
In fact after years of competition in everything from dance, cycling, running, triathlon, pro bodybuilding and figure shows, I discovered something that made me stop and literally take a breath. That something was Pilates. Through my 20 years of studies, certifications, workshops and personal practice, I found a sacred space in which profound healing took place for my body, mind and soul. I learned how teaching this work could help me spread that feeling of reverence and delight to others. I have had the privilege of working in pain clinics, hospitals and my own studios with individuals of all ages, conditions and ability levels. I found that there is indeed a common thread between these people and Pilates; it is accessible to anyone who wants to learn.
I have seen this work change many people by giving them new and improved mobility, posture, self-confidence and a sense of achievement The lives of my teachers, students and family have changed with it. I am so blessed to continue sharing Pilates and fitness here in our studio.
Comprehensive Certification with Master Teacher, Elizabeth Jones Boswell of Spokane, Washington, Elizabeth was a protege of Ron Fletcher. Certification testing with Michelle Larssen, of Santa Fe, New Mexico. During this training period, Marti attended workshops with Pilates Elder, Ron Fletcher, and PIlates Master Teacher Michelle Larssen.
3 years Comprehensive Certification with Master Trainer and PMA Co-Founder, Colleen Glenn of Boulder, Colorado.
2 years Certification with PeakPilates of Boulder, Colorado. 3 yrs., with Master Trainers Nancy Hurd, Austin, TX and Kimberlie Birdwell Barrett, Bozeman, MT.
Marti has also worked with Wendy LeBlanc Arbuckle of Austin, TX.
Marti holds certification in THE BOOTY BARRE®, with Tracey Mallett of Los Angeles, CA
As a welder, my body is in compromised positions all day. Five years ago, I took a Pilates class on a whim and finally found relief for my pain. Pilates has given me strength, flexibility and healing on many levels. I have found that people are looking for a teacher who challenges them, yet pays close attention to their special needs. Pilates provides a balanced system of support and growth for a wide variety of activities and sports.
Comprehensive Certification from Peak Pilates through Master Trainer, Kimberlie Birdwell Barrett of Bozeman, MT.
I began Pilates 4 years ago and immediately fell in love with the feeling of strength, alignment and connection I felt both mentally and physically. For me, Pilates is the perfect combination of strengthening, stretching and connecting the mind and the body. The more I practiced the more energized and healthy I felt. I enjoyed the challenge of the progression of the exercises as my strength improved.
My health improved, I felt younger, and people began to notice and ask what I was doing!
It began to spill over into other areas of my life. I incorporated Pilates into the fitness classes of the the older individuals I work with as well, and was excited to see their progression and enthusiasm.
Now, I enjoy teaching Pilates to beginners of all ages. I want to help them discover the connection and strength that I continue to find in each class. My goal is to make people feel their best through the practice of Pilates, no matter what their fitness levels.
Level I Certification with Peak Pilates in 2011 with Marti Boyle.
Brooke has been with studio 124 as a client since January 2013 and has developed a love for Pilates with Marti since day one. Involved at dansation in St. Albert for close to 15 years, Brooke had a love for ballet, tap, and jazz which she has regained again since introduced to the barre workouts! She has excelled as a runner and completed 2 half marathons with aspirations to complete a full in the fall of 2014.
Fitness has been a big part of her life and she enjoys working out along side her friends, offering tips and suggestions she has learned along the way!
She is Looking forward to this exciting new chapter!
Kristine has been a client of Studio 124 since the introduction of our barre class. She quickly fell in love with the workout and the instructors. She comes from 25+ years of dance training focusing on classical ballet, including training at L’Ecole Superieure de Ballet du Quebec (Les Grande Ballet) and The National Ballet of Canada. While traveling the world dancing on cruise ships she was introduced to many forms of exercise classes but has now found her favorite – BARRE!
Clint Cupido is a personal trainer and has managed a successful group class program for Body by Bennett hosting about 150 clients. He has worked in this industry for 13 years and worked in major gym chains, cruise ships and even small training studios. His passion is helping people synchronize healthy eating and a well balanced training plan into their daily lives so that it becomes a part of their day, instead of trying to ‘fit it in’ The moment people realize this, results are inevitable.
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Contact Studio 124 Pilates:
phone: (780) 909-3539
address: Suite 201, 10112 124 St. Edmonton