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Meet Our Pilates Instructors

Yael Davis
Pilates & Yoga Instructor
Yael Davis
Pilates & Yoga Instructor

Education & Certifications
Balanced Body Pilates Instructor 

Yoga Instructor RYT 200

What inspired you to become an instructor?
Yoga & Pilates have been an integral part of my life for the last two decades. It has helped to enhance my body and mind. 

I hope I can help other people have a similar experience.

How long have you been an instructor?
Since 2014

How do you motivate people to workout and how do you keep them engaged?
I like to vary my classes to offer a different experience every week. I enjoy using props as it typically keeps people engaged, adds to the challenge and they are just fun.

Ashli Gauthier
Pilates Instructor
Ashli Gauthier
Pilates Instructor

Education & Certifications
Certified Polestar Pilates Instructor

Doctor of Physical Therapy, Cleveland State University
BA in Dance, Connecticut College
What inspired you to become an instructor?
My love for movement and people.

How long have you been an instructor?
I have been teaching dance and Pilates for over 10 years. I utilize my Pilates education & experience as a licensed physical therapist to provide Pilates based rehabilitation programs for patients recovering from injury or illness.

What ’s your fitness philosophy?
“Whole body health, Whole body commitment.” -Joseph Pilates

What advice do you have for people new to Pilates ?
Find something you love to do! Surround yourself with people who inspire you. Do activities or sports you love. Listen to music that makes you want to move. Find a location where you feel energized and happy! And most important: listen to your body!

Sue Gawry
Pilates Instructor
Sue Gawry
Pilates Instructor

Education & Certifications:
• ACSM Pilates trainer
• ACE Pilates trainer, Aerobics, Senior Adult, Overweight, Prenatal
• AFFA Pilates trainer, Pilates mat, Aerobics
• Pilates Balanced Body
• Anatomy Trains

What classes do you teach?
• Primetime • Fitness  for Balance
• Stretch and Firm • Roll and Release

How Long Have You Been an Instructor?
• Group fitness since 1981
• Pilates since 2006
• Personal trainer since 1991

What fitness activities do you like to do?
Pilates and dance

 

How do you motivate people to workout and how do keep them engaged?
Music, enthusiasm, have fun myself, find success in each skill accomplished

What’s your fitness philosophy?
Do what you enjoy. Create variety.

What advice do you have for people new to pilates?
Have patience, breath well, work in a range you can control – don’t force. Improvements happen naturally over time.

Cecilia Krooglik
Pilates Instructor
Cecilia Krooglik
Pilates Instructor

Education & Certifications:
• Balanced Body Pilates
• Reformer 1, 2, 3
• Mat 1 and 2

What inspired you to become an instructor?
After three kids, I was desperate to recover my strength and shape. I started taking Pilates and noticed results right away: better posture, balance, strength and definition. That’s when I decided help others achieve their fitness goals through Pilates.

What classes do you teach?
Pilates reformer – group & private classes, all levels

What fitness activities do you like to do?
Weight training – I am a National Physique Committee competitor. Pilates helps me stay flexible and stay away from injuries while lifting and competing.

How do you motivate people to workout and how do keep them engaged?
The best motivation comes within – when my clients realize how far they have come,  how well they feel and look. I love to show them new challenges that keep them looking forward to a new goal.

What’s your fitness philosophy?
Excuses are in your head. You can do everything you set your mind to, no matter your age or limitations. If it’s important to you, you will find a way. If it’s not, you will find an excuse.

What advice do you have for people new to Pilates?
Be consistent. Do some research, there is a lot of information out there, read about The history of Pilates. Take it easy – changes will come as long as you commit to it. Most importantly, have fun and enjoy the class.

Marla Mesnick
Pilates Instructor
Marla Mesnick
Pilates Instructor

Education & Certifications
Certifications in Pilates Mat, Pilates Reform, Yoga, Step, Spinning &

Body Sculpting.
What inspired you to become an instructor?
I used to be overweight. At age 21 I joined a gym for something social to do. I became active, strong, happy and lost weight doing it. I became an instructor so I can help others become the healthiest they can be.

How long have you been an instructor?
I’ve been a group fitness instructor since 1981 and I’ve been an instructor at The J for more than 10 years.

How do you motivate people to workout and how do you keep them engaged?
I try to make workouts fun! I ask them questions, get to know them and make them feel a part of our fitness community.

Deanna Miller
Pilates Instructor
Deanna Miller
Pilates Instructor

Education & Certifications
Physical Therapy Degree, University of Pittsburgh.

Pilates certification, Body Technics System, LLC.
What inspired you to become an instructor?
I was having lower back issues so I started doing Pilates. I noticed changes in my body right away & I felt so much better so I decided to get my Pilates certification.

How long have you been an instructor?
I have been an instructor since 2012. 

How do you motivate people to workout and how do you keep them engaged?
I try to vary the exercises every week and add new exercises to keep clients engaged.




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