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.
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!
My passion for Pilates began 8 years ago. I immediately fell in love with the feeling of strength, alignment and connection.
For me, Pilates is the perfect combination of strengthening, stretching, and connecting the mind and body. It improves posture, and maintains the flexibility of the spine, while concentrating on engaging the muscles of the core. The progression of the exercises as a student’s strength improves, makes it challenging and leads to further experiencing the “deeper layers” of Pilates.
I enjoy teaching Pilates to students of all ages. I want to help them discover the connection and strength that I continue to discover with each class and to carry it into their everyday lives.
My goal is to make people feel their best through the practice of Pilates, no matter what their fitness level.
I studied the Peak Pilates System and completed my certification for level 1 mat and equipment in January 2010.
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phone: (780) 909-3539
address: Suite 201, 10112 124 St. Edmonton