Pam - Owner
Pam is the owner of the studio and possesses extensive expertise in various movement disciplines. She is a highly skilled GYROTONIC® Master Trainer, GYROKINESIS® Pre-Trainer, Pilates Teacher, Cranial Sacral Therapist, Clinical Somatic Educator in Training, MELT Instructor and Aerial Teacher.
Despite holding a degree in accounting, Pam has deliberately chosen to pursue a career as a movement teacher. With over 23 years of experience in teaching mind/body movement, Pam is committed to lifelong learning. She actively participates in both teaching and attending numerous training facilities across the United States and abroad. Pam consistently engages in workshops and courses to enhance her understanding and approach to pilates and GYROTONIC® exercise. She recognizes the importance of updating her knowledge and staying informed about the latest training techniques.
Pam's certifications include Body Control Pilates® from the UK and comprehensive certification in STOTT Pilates®, which covers specialized coursework on Injuries and Special Populations, Pre/Post Pregnancy, Scoliosis, and Osteoporosis. She also holds a Pilates for Golf Specialist certification. Pam has developed and taught an Osteopilates class for 14 years, specifically designed for individuals with osteopenia and osteoporosis.
While residing in the UK, Pam discovered the GYROTONIC® method, which greatly intrigued her. After achieving recognition as a Certified teacher, she was invited to become an Authorized Pre-Trainer for both the GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® methods and eventually a Master Trainer of GYROTONIC® system. Pam takes pleasure in sharing her knowledge with teachers who aspire to deepen their skills and understanding.
In her preparation for a Fascial Movement workshop, Pam came across a book by Martha Peterson titled "Move without Pain." This discovery sparked her curiosity about neuroscience and the brain's plasticity and its relationship to chronic pain.
With her extensive knowledge of movement, Pam adeptly works with a wide range of clients, including those with musculoskeletal injuries and elite athletes. Her expertise enables her to enhance their performance, stamina, agility, and flexibility. Pam firmly believes that everyone has the potential to optimize their health, and she actively supports her students' self-empowerment and transformative journey.
Shari is a Licensed Massage Therapist and a GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® certified teacher. After working many years in corporate America, Shari trained as a massage therapist. She has worked with renowned bodyworker John Barnes and has done extensive training on Lymph Drainage and Craniosacral Therapy. Shari practiced pilates for many years to keep her own body healthy. After discovering the GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® methods with Pam Blangy, Shari studied with Master Trainer Amy Ell and Mary Williams to become a GYROKINESIS® teacher.
Her vast educational background complements her style of massage therapy. She believes that massage therapy is an interactive process between the therapist and client. She uses her communication skills to gain the best understanding of what her client's needs are and to meet those needs.
Shari offers a wonderful combination of therapeutic and treatment massage. She uses her intuition and education to provide her clients with the most effective treatments she can.
Marita, an experienced international teacher and coach with over 25 years of expertise, had a successful career as a competitive dancer before transitioning to Peak Pilates in 2004. She boasts a comprehensive and professional certification from Peak Pilates, a renowned international Pilates education company. Marita is also a certified teacher recognized by the Pilates Method Alliance. To enhance her knowledge, she has recently completed advanced courses such as Neurofascia Bridge I, II, and III, delving into the fascinating field of Neurofascia—a connected system of nerves and fascia that spans the entire body.
In her pursuit of understanding human body movements, Marita has expanded her appreciation through Thomas Myers' "Anatomy Trains." Moreover, she has dedicated herself to deepening her comprehension of the Restoration of Fascia through Awareness and Movement. The Neurofascia orchestrates our movement, fluid dynamics, and inflammatory response by dynamically coordinating mechanics and signaling. Disruptions in these functions are key contributors to chronic pain, motion restriction, and nerve entrapment.
By seamlessly integrating Fascia and Pilates, Marita excels at enhancing body alignment, mobility, and overall well-being. She offers private Pilates sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays, during which she can provide personalized guidance. Additionally, Marita conducts a Structural Pilates class utilizing Pilates equipment every Tuesday at 8:30, allowing participants to experience the benefits of Pilates in a group setting.
Gail has been trained in Peak Pilates. Her love for Pilates began when she started training to improve her own posture, overall health and well being. After experiencing an amazing transformation in her own body and seeing the benefits of Pilates, she was compelled to share it with others.
In 2010, Chris embarked on his GYROTONIC® exercise journey under the guidance of Pam Blangy and quickly developed a deep affection for the method. By day, Chris works as a project manager and geologist, but in 2015, he embarked on a path towards teaching GYROTONIC®, collaborating with esteemed Master Trainers including Miriam Barbosa, Juergan Bamberger, Cori Doetzer, Erika Hassan, Uwe Herbstreit and Kathy Van Patton.
Now, Chris is brimming with excitement at the prospect of sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm for the GYROTONIC® method with others. Through teaching, he aims to pass on his learnings and inspire individuals to experience the countless benefits that the GYROTONIC® method offers.
Patricia is a Licensed Massage Therapist and a STOTT PILATES® instructor of matwork and reformer. Patricia is a Pilates for Golf Specialist and CoreAlign teacher.
Patricia combines Swedish massage with mayo-fascial release, neuromuscular therapy, Janet Travell's myofascial and trigger point techniques and Aaron Mattes' active isolated stretching. Her health perspectives go beyond the different techniques that she uses in her work. She can also help achieve added benefits by blending her skills with referrals to other professionals that compliment the benefits of massage. Patricia is committed to helping all of her clients achieve optimal health and performance through the benefits of massage.
In addition to 25 years of experience as a massage therapist, Patricia's background includes:
- 5 yrs of Physical Therapy
- 2 yrs of Chiropractic Assistance
- 2 yrs of Micro current Therapy
- Baylor Sports Medicine Personal Training Certified
In 2004, Pilates entered her life, and she quickly recognized its immense benefits in strengthening, toning, and stretching her body while also providing mental focus. It swiftly transformed into her primary hobby and passion, shaping her outlook on life.
After enjoying a successful 20-year career as an accountant in her home country, she made the bold decision to relocate to the United States and embark on a transformative journey. Her passion for Pilates evolved into her chosen profession, guiding her new path forward.
Today, she stands as a motivated Pilates Instructor, having received comprehensive training from Peak Pilates. Proficient in mat exercises, reformer techniques, tower routines, chair exercises, barrel workouts, and auxiliary equipment, she excels in delivering both group and personal classes.
"If your heart beats for Pilates, if nothing else in life fills you with more excitement than sharing the beauty of this intelligent movement with others, then a career in Pilates may be your ultimate calling," she affirms with conviction. "Being a Pilates Instructor is not merely a vocation; it permeates every aspect of my life, shaping it into a remarkable lifestyle."