Marti Boyle

Studio 124 Pilates, Owner

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

DAVID CLARK

Pilates Instructor

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.

JAMIE CHURCHWARD

Pilates Instructor

As a lifelong athlete and lover of health and fitness, Jamie was first drawn to Pilates in 2001 after taking a class through the University of Toronto. Years later, Jamie once again became interested in Pilates after it helped her regain her core strength after the birth of her first child in 2015. Since that time, Pilates has helped to strengthen Jamie’s body and increase her stamina and flexibility.

Pilates has also helped alleviate Jamie’s neck and back pain from a motor vehicle accident in 2012 and back pain from carrying her second child. Jamie is passionate about helping people realize the potential that Pilates has to heal and strengthen the body in a safe and enjoyable way.

In addition to Pilates, Jamie loves traveling, sewing and spending time with her family.

ALISON LLOYD -NIJAR

Pilates Instructor

Alison started off practising yoga in 2000 then becoming a teacher in 2009. On a whim a few years later, she signed up for mat pilates training with Core Body in North Vancouver with Stephanie Roberts and Anita Seiz and immediately fell in love with the method. Feeling strong, graceful and coordinated, teaching mat Pilates and immersing herself in its history became her passion – since to understand how we got to where we are today with Pilates requires us to learn where it came from. Alison loves the classical as well as contemporary approach and fuse both into her classes. When she moves, she always learns something new about herself. The hope Alison has when you take her class: to show up as a student of your ever evolving body and mind, and learn through every breath, 100 or teaser.

Alison is originally a Maritimer who became a West Coaster in 2005. She settled in Edmonton from Vancouver with her family. She is a mama of 3 amazing humans and has a goofy French Bulldog/Boston Terrier pup. Health and wellness, and being in her kitchen making nourishing foods are what lights her up. A recent book she read and loved was, Whole Brain Living, by Jill Bolte Taylor.

Alison is so grateful to connect with you all on the mat.