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My Favorite Exercise Is…with Jenn Montie

Jenn shares two of her favorite exercises:

My favorite exercise to teach on the mat is slow double leg stretch. It is great for the core and has a lot of choreography! It is difficult to cue, but with practice it is a fun challenge!

My favorite exercise to do personally is feet in the straps -frog.

STOTT Pilates for Dance Instructors

for Dance Instructors
By Jenn Montie

As a ballet instructor I think that every dance instructor should go through the training program!

I was a dance instructor before I became a Pilates instructor and I'm so thankful that I decided to do the training! People who grow up dancing usually have a strong body awareness and a good sense of anatomy.

Congratulations to Julie Meyer!

Congratulations to Julie Meyer on passing her  Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, & Barrels, Level 1 exam. We are proud of your hardwork and accomplishments!

Julie is currently teaching mat, Pilates on the ball and equipment classes 5 days a week at Pilates connection in Saint Clair shores.

Challenger 2 Month Update!

Here's the latest update from our Winter Challenger, Debbie. Debbie has been taking classes for two months and we are so proud of her determination, commitment and increased strength!

"After two months of being the studio challenger I am still loving it and wish I had more free time to take additional classes!  I continue to really enjoy Liz’s cardio pilates class and Lauren’s reformer classes.

CHALLENGER UPDATE: WAY TO GO, DEBBIE!

CHALLENGER UPDATE: WAY TO GO, DEBBIE!

Our studio fitness challenger, Debbie, has been incredibly committed to taking a variety of classes, where she has increased her upper body strength and fitness level! Hear what Debbie has to say about her first month as the challenger:

I have been having a great time being the 3 month challenger at Equilibrium and feel so grateful that I have had the opportunity.

Technique Tip: Rib Cage Placement

Technique Tip: Rib Cage Placement

Importance of Rib Cage Placement

By: Gayle Eubanks

Have you ever wondered why your instructor is always commenting to you to keep your ribcage down on the mat or closed?
There are a couple of reasons for this. If you think about basic anatomy, (check out the skeleton behind the front desk) you’ll notice the rib bones actually have an attachment to the spine.

Congratulations to Davy on passing her exam!

Congratulations to Davy on passing her exam!

Congratulations, Davy Darnton, on passing your STOTT Pilates Matwork & Reformer Level 1 Exam! We are so happy for you that you achieved this major accomplishment!

Davy is a high-energy and popular trainer at MOVE in Ann Arbor.  Her reformer classes rock and she inspires her clients to reach their goals with her warm personality and challenging sessions.

Congratulations, Courtney Jones, on passing your exam!

Congratulations, Courtney Jones, on passing your exam!

Congratulations to Courtney Jones on passing your STOTT Pilates Level 1 Matwork & Reformer exam! You have worked so hard to reach this goal and we are very proud of your commitment & success!

A little more about Courtney:

Courtney Jones, born and raised in Chicago has always had a love of fitness, sports, and human movement.

Congratulations to our alumni apprentice, Cortney!

Congratulations to our alumni apprentice, Cortney!

One of our most recent apprentices, Cortney Kosmala-Jackson, just passed her Full Level 1 STOTT Pilates Exam and we are very proud of her! Congratulations, Cortney! You worked very hard and we celebrate your accomplishment! We look forward to continuing to support your Pilates career and journey.