Nancy has been teaching fitness classes and working as a personal trainer, in Bend, since 1984. She has acquired certifications in multiple areas of group exercise, indoor cycling, conscious movement facilitation, and individual program design. In 2008, Nancy began studying at Long Beach Dance Conditioning with Master Trainer, Marie Jose’ in the Pilates Method and has taught this focused technique in her home studio, Sisters Athletic Club, Rebound Sport Performance, FreshAirSports Pilates, The Athletic Club of Bend and now in this “brand” new studio! She continues to study with Marie Jose’ and attends continuing education opportunies within the Pilates, therapeutic and mindful movement communities.
Nancy has discovered that Pilates equipment and mat work, driven by the respiratory system, create the optimal environment for the mind and body to focus on form and alignment which is required for peak performance. Her joyful passion is to teach dynamic core strength and stability as the foundation work for all movement, all the time!
Ashleigh is a certified Pilates teacher having completed a comprehensive program through Balance Within Pilates Studio in Redmond, WA. Her education includes Anatomy and Pathology from Bastyr University and the Brian Utting School of Massage; continuing education in Pilates and Scoliosis with Michelle Larsson, The Eve Gentry Technique, Myofascial Release Techniques Through Movement, Body Logic with Marie Jose Blom and Yamuna Body Rolling. She works in collaboration with physical therapists, chiropractors, body workers, sports coaches and athletic trainers in order to integrate Pilates with other health modalities.