Body Pure Pilates offers a distinctive fitness environment that provides our clientele with a sense of warmth and belonging while delivering superior Pilates and related exercise and wellness experiences to transform your health and fitness.
Meet our instructors:
"Pilates has transformed my life in more ways than one. After receiving a Bachelors of Fine Arts from The Art Institute of Boston, I owned and ran an art gallery for years. After I had my two sons, I found my body had changed in a way not to my liking. I learned about Pilates by chance, and found that practicing it regularly got me in better shape than before I had children. I am stronger with lean muscle, flexibility, resilient to injury, and my mind is centered and balanced. I am a certified Power Pilates instructor. I am also certified TRX and Xtend Barre. I've combined my entrepreneurial spirit and passion for exercise to launch this studio. I want our studio to be an inviting destination for those eager to improve their physique and wellbeing. I truly believe that movement heals. My colleagues inspire me every day with their energy, expertise and eagerness to positively change people's lives through Pilates. I look forward to meeting you and helping you transform your body from the inside out."
"I am a fitness junkie who has been training and teaching in the fitness industry for more than 30 years. I am certified to teach broad range of fitness classes including step, weight conditioning, TRX, and kickboxing, and have been certified by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) since 1990. Because of a hip injury, I discovered Pilates to balance out my workouts and realized that Pilates was the anti-aging workout I was craving! I hold certifications from Polestar and Power Pilates and am a Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) certified trainer. As a Teacher Trainer for Power Pilates, I travel the Midwest instructing certification programs and continuing education workshops. My goal is to teach the Pilates method in its classic form and teach trainers how to be successful instructors. I work with people of all fitness levels, and am dedicated to helping you achieve your fitness goals and change your life with Pilates."
"The art of movement has always been a part of my life as a gymnast, cheerleader and competitive equestrian. My college studies in anatomy and adaptive P.E. taught me that 'movement heals,' and I've been a fitness instructor since the early '90s. I'm certified in all types of group fitness and personal training, and I enjoy teaching workshops to help other instructors develop their skills. I've completed the highest level of certifications in both the classical and contemporary methods of Pilates including Polestar Pilates, Physical Mind Pilates and Power Pilates. I'm also certified in the Xtend Ballet Barre Method as well as GYROKINESIS® and GYROTONIC® methods. I look forward to making your workouts fun, functional, and most of all...never boring."
"Since my first ballet class, movement has been a major priority of my life. In high school, I was dancing every day, as well as participating in golf and swim team. I followed my passion and pursued dance at Ohio University. I earned a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Performance and Choreography. While attending college, I discovered Pilates and was amazed by the results. My body was leaner, my mind was more focused, and my body bounced back frome grueling rehearsals with ease. I am now a certified Power Pilates instructor. I believe this system develops the body and mind into an efficient machine. I look forward to creating workouts for you that empower and transform your life."
"Physical fitness has always been a part of my life. Movement gives me strength and patience to quiet my mind and conquer each day. With more than ten years of experience in the medical field and long days on my feet, I was determined to find a healthy non-medical alternative that could help manage my chronic pain I suffered from a car accident and a physical demanding profession. Pilates was the answer. It was just what I needed to balance my body and develop a core that supported my back. Not only did Pilates help with pain management but I found that my body bounced right back after two pregnancies. My experience here at Body Pure Pilates inspired me to make classical Pilates a deeper part of my life, and so here I am...a fully certified instructor. I've worked with all ages and fitness levels. I believe that everyone needs Pilates to help them do what they love to do....better! I look forward to helping you achieve your goals while having some fun. You can do this!"
"Movement has always been a part of my life. From 2nd grade to college, I was involved in baton twirling, dance, and cheerleading. After graduating from The University of Arizona, I turned to group fitness and have been teaching since 2001. I hold certifications from Mad Dogg Athletics for Spinning, AFAA for kickboxing, Zumba, and Les Mills for Body Pump. Realizing how important exercise and movement are, I went to The Ohio State Univerty to earn my Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. Through group fitness, I was intrigued by Pilates, how great it felt, and how much it complimented my other workouts. I have since earned certifcation from Polestar for Pilates for Rehabilitation, and from Power Pilates. I feel that Pilates is a great way to balance muscles and to prevent overuse injuries. I consider Pilates the "glue" that holds me together for all my daily activites and fitness adventures. My goal as an instructor is to empower you to feel great in your own body."
"I am the most recently certified Power Pilates instructor to join the Body Pure Team. Although teaching is my calling now, I began my career in a different profession. I earned a Ph D in school psychology from Ohio State and worked in and around Columbus serving children and families with special needs. I started doing yoga, Pilates, and running as a new mom, and it changed my life. I discovered a passion for fitness and a strong desire to teach. What started as a fun way to lose the baby weight, relieve stress, and connect with other moms turned into so much more. Now. fitness is a way of life for my family and me. I run multiple marathons each year and teach both yoga and Pilates. I believe my desire to help others is channelled into teaching fitness. As an instructor, I have a heightened awareness of the strong link between physical and emotional health. Not only have yoga and Pilates helped me stay physically strong and healthy as a runner by increasing core stability, flexibility, and stamina, they have kept me emotionally grounded and centered. I am grateful for the opportunity to share the benefits of yoga and Pilates with you. I look forward to helping you achieve your goals."
Vikki Early - Gyrotonic Instructor - bio to come
Diane Guzman - Pilates Instructor - bio to come
Holly Shearer - Massage Therapy
"Helping others achieve optimal wellness through massage therapy is my passion. I received a Bachelor in Exercise Science from Ohio State University. I gained my license to practice Massage Therapy from Columbus State. I am a member of the American Massage Therapy Association. While working in hospital settings as an Exercise Physiologist and Massage Therapist, I enjoyed designing and implementing exercise and wellness programs for a variety of clients. Making others feel better makes me happiest. I am excited to be apart of the Body Pure team and offer you the finest holistic massage therapy."
Scott Emerson - Muscle Activation Therapy
"I am a Muscle Activation Therapist (MAT) Specialist and Certified Personal Trainer. I graduated from Columbus State where I received an Associate's Degree in Fitness Management, as well as my Personal Trainer Certification from the American Council of Exercise and American Fitness Institute. Over the years as a personal trainer, I found that many of my clients were experiencing muscular and joint pain while exercising. This inspired me to gain my Muscle Activation Therapy (MAT) Specialist Certifcate. Through MAT, I am able to evaluate and treat chronic pain and injury. I am able to identify and treat muscluar imbalances through a noninvansive manual therapy. My goal is to restore clients to muscular balance so they can return to an exercise paint free."