Michelle is a STOTT PILATES® Instructor and Instructor trainer at Bodycenter. She has been a licensed massage therapist since 1994 and a certified yoga instructor since 1999.
Michelle enjoys working privately with clients, drawing from all of these areas to help them find efficient movement and strength that best fits their lifestyle, needs, and limitations. Michelle works with special populations of people recovering from knee or hip replacements and spinal cord injuries. She is available for private pilates sessions and also for private yoga instruction. She also enjoys helping yoga enthusiasts develop a pain free yoga practice.
Phone: (206) 696-1841
Before her introduction to Pilates, Nina designed costumes and scenery for theatre, film and television. After the birth of her 3rd child and a back injury, she began studying Pilates rehabilitatively as a client of Melissa Kerber. The process of finding her core stability and overcoming her injury was an affirming experience. Her interest and enthusiasm led her to undertake the STOTT PILATES® Instructor training program at BodyCenter.
I began my studies in ballet at the age of nine on my home island of Guam. From there, I continued my dance education here in the Seattle area. I loved to dance but with my continued studies and instruction of ballet and my many years of early childhood education I began to develop lower back and hip pain, until I discovered Pilates in 2012. I fell in love with the process, but most importantly, my body benefited greatly from it. In 2013, I embarked on a journey of becoming a Pilates Instructor at the Bodycenter Studio in Fremont. First, my intention was to solely become Mat certified, but my passion for Pilates continued to motivate me to become a certified Reformer, Cadillac, Stability Chair, Barrels and ISP instructor. Then, in the Winter of 2016 I became a certified STOTT PILATES® instructor. I have a great appreciation of the diversity of strength and support each form of Pilates can provide.
I really enjoy working with clients of all ages. It brings great joy to have the opportunity to support and help individuals achieve their fitness and health goals.
When I am not teaching I enjoy family time with my husband, two children and our two dogs.
STOTT PILATES® Athletic Conditioning Specialist
Tiffany has an extensive background in movement, with over 20 years of knowledge and experience in dance and movement studies. She received her BA in Dance from Columbia College Chicago, focusing on teaching and choreography. Tiffany is a fully certified STOTT PILATES® instructor, a certified Yamuna® Body Rolling practitioner, and a YBR® Certification Instructor. She received her pilates training at Bodycenter Studios and studied Yamuna® Body Rolling in NYC at the Yamuna Studio with founder Yamuna Zake. She returns to NYC and the Flagship Studio yearly to study the newest YBR® techniques. She is also a member of the Pilates Method Alliance and The International Association for Dance Medicine & Science.
Tiffany was introduced to Pilates while in school and was impressed with its wide range of uses and benefits. She continues to explore its importance not only for its unique relevance to dance training & athletic conditioning, but also for the rehabilitation of injuries, and the positive impact on the quality of life and fitness of people of all ages. With a strong commitment to continuing education she is always striving to gain more tools to benefit her students. She loves to share her knowledge and experience to help clients achieve their goals in a fun and supportive environment. Tiffany offers private instruction, group classes, workshops, Yamuna Foot Fitness, Yamuna Facial and YBR Phase 1 instructor Training.
Rebecca holds a BFA in Dance from California State University Long Beach and is a certified STOTT PILATES® Instructor. She was introduced to Pilates in 1994, which further sparked her fascination for body awareness, alignment and core-strength. Rebecca enjoys creating a workout experience that suits each person's specific needs, fitness goals and skill level whether they are athletes, those suffering with chronic pain, rehabilitation from surgery, or those who are simply seeking to learn more about their bodies. She loves watching the positive changes brought about by practicing STOTT PILATES®and empowering her clients with a mind-body awareness that can be carried into their everyday lives. When Rebecca is not teaching Pilates or dancing, she can be found climbing in the North Cascades or backcountry skiing.
Laurie Dundon began her personal journey studying Pilates in the year 2000 while working as an ACE certified personal trainer and group exercise instructor. She then enrolled in the STOTT PILATES Instructor Training Certification program soon after recognizing the complexity of the exercises and the importance of providing quality instruction to her clients. She has been a STOTT PILATES Certified instructor since 2003 and a Merrithew qualified instructor in Fascial Movement, CORE Athletic Conditioning and Performance Training, and Total Barre.
Laurie enjoys seeing the transformation in all of her clients during their Pilates journey. She believes everybody can benefit from Pilates and their sessions should be designed to custom fit their needs. Her experience includes working with clients with a broad range of abilities; from those who are still in rehabilitation to athletes wanting to enhance performance. Her goal is to help her clients restore strong, healthy, youthful and confident movement.
When Laurie is not instructing Pilates, she enjoys outdoors sports including snow skiing in the winter, wake surfing and waterskiing in the summer, hiking, trail running and mountain biking all year long.
A classically trained ballet dancer, Martha enjoys sharing her knowledge of movement and fitness techniques. She studied dance from an early age and trained in Montreal and New York City, where she apprenticed with the Harkness Ballet Company. She later moved to Seattle to join Pacific Northwest Ballet and danced with the company for thirteen years.After earning her certification as a personal trainer and fitness specialist, it was at a fitness convention Martha discovered the STOTT PILATES® repertoire. She was so impressed with the program’s focus on body alignment and stability she enrolled in the STOTT PILATES® instructor program and is currently working towards full certification. Martha is excited to be sharing her love of movement with a community based Pilates studio that recognizes the importance of safe and effective programs for their clients.
Deb is a fully certified STOTT PILATES® instructor and certified Yamuna® Body Rolling Practitioner. She came to pilates as a professional actor and movement instructor (and fitness gad) for conditioning, and was taken by its methodology and benefits. She received her training, and continues to train, at Bodycenter Studios, and began teaching in 2009. She enjoys working with clients to come to understand, develop and improve their "best body", focusing on optimizing biomechanics and improving strength, balance and coordination.
At Bodycenter Studios Seattle, we offer current Pilates instructors workshops and also offer Pilates certification to those inspired to become Pilates Instructors.
CLIENT DROP IN CLASSES
We have a wide variety of group drop in options, including Pilates mat classes for our clients. View our schedule, class descriptions and book online below!
4 WEEK FUNDAMENTALS
Designed for clients that are new to Pilates. You will learn the fundamentals of alignment and how to properly use core muscles. Covers both mat & the Reformer.