We love hearing inspiring stories from our clients about their success and experience with Pilates at Equilibrium! Jamie Baker, a client since spring of 2014 wrote to us after having her sweet baby boy. During her pregnancy, Jamie consistently came to weekly private sessions with Christine & Elissha and attended Xtend Barre classes with Liz.
A great teacher is also a great student...
I love learning from Amy P....Ever since I was in the training program, I enjoyed learning from Amy P. I admire how detailed she is in teaching her clients and classes. She ensures that every client gets a safe and effective workout while challenging them with Pilates.
We would like to congratulate Mary Warren and Maria Haralambis on passing your Matwork, Level 1 exams and to Julie Casto for passing her Matwork & Reformer, Level 1 exam!
We are so impressed with all of your dedication and hard work and wish you lots of success in your career as a certified pilates instructor!
Our FIRST Studio Stars Feature highlights one of our very favorite couples: Anastasia and Ron Plonkey! We absolutely love having them in the studio on an (almost) daily basis. We are so impressed by their dedication and commitment to their health and strength.
Our good friend and guest trainer, Holly Furgason says, "Anyone can beat you up. We can build you up." In her most recent blog post, Jenn explains why she believes this quote describes Pilates...
I think this quote by Holly Furgason describes a Pilates workout perfectly.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.