30/30 Barre & Pilates Mat: All Level


This class is taught by:

Alyssa Beerger

 
~ Barre Instructor
 
Alyssa was exposed to dance at a very young age, and instantly fell in love with the arts. She studied Classical Ballet from age 5-15 at a local Ballet school in Chestnut hill, and then became interested in musical theatre and classical singing. Alyssa followed her passion for singing, and attended Loyola University of New Orleans receiving a Bachelor’s of Music from Loyola in 2011. During her time in New Orleans, Alyssa would attend barre and yoga classes. She grew to love the studio lifestyle, and soon realized she wanted to teach Barre classes.
 
Alyssa completed her Balanced Body Barre certification in April of 2013 and has been teaching at Twisters ever since. Alyssa’s classes are upbeat, and set to a fast paced, pop soundtrack. Her goal is to have her students build strength, gain flexibly, confidence in themselves, and have a little fun while doing it in a friendly atmosphere.

Stacey Timbo

 
Stacey Timbo has been teaching and practicing Pilates for more than 4 years. She loves Pilates now more than ever because it continues to evolve and allows Stacey to find more power and depth in the work. Her greatest joy comes from watching her clients experience profound changes in their bodies and seeing their excitement when they learn something new. Through her degree in Kinesiology, Stacey discovered Pilates and what it could do for her body. While completing her physical therapy internship with an emphasis in Kinesiology she discovered that Pilates incorporates both her love for general fitness and rehabilitation. Stacey studied under Balance Body by taking their comprehensive training program in Reformer and Mat Pilates. The Balanced Body program that Stacey learned under taught her a comprehensive Pilates training program on the Pilates equipment including mat and Reformer.
 
Stacey values learning and has continued her education through a variety of workshops and conferences through a myriad of different Pilates studios and seminars. While staying true to the principles of Pilates, Stacey integrates other props to assist in advancing movements to improve one’s strength, coordination and balance.
 
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
College attended and degree earned: Arizona State University
 
Years teaching Pilates: since 2012
 
Years taking Pilates: since 2012
 
Trained by: Personalized Pilates Studio, Phoenix Arizona
 
Mentor Program: Larry Foe under Balanced Body training program
 
Other related certifications/credentials: ACE certified Group Fitness Instructor and ACE Personal Trainer; Barre certified
 
Favorite Pilates exercise and why: Short Spine because it just opens my spine up in such a delicious way.
 
Why I enjoy teaching Pilates: I love helping people learn to enjoy moving in their bodies. Movement should be fun and enjoyable for everyone!
 

Michele Dolaway

 
~ Barre Instructor/ Pilates Mat Instructor
 
Michele began her dance training at the age of 3 with The Ballet Theatre of Scranton and Scranton Civic Ballet Company. She continued her training at Point Park University with a concentration in jazz. Michele moved to the Philadelphia area and continued to train at The University of the Arts. She performed with Steppin’ Out Productions, Bally’s in Atlantic City and the Sixers Dancers (Philadelphia 76ers).
 
Michele went on the get her Nursing Degree and after having three daughters, got back into dance by taking classes at Steps on Broadway, Broadway Dance Center, Bucks County Dance Center and Koresh Dance Company. With two of her three daughters seriously studying dance, Michele returned to teaching and choreography. She was introduced to Pilates and immediately fell in love. Michele is passionate about Pilates because of the attention to proper body alignment and core strengthening – consistent with dance.
 
Michele is certified in both Mat and Reformer (IMX) Pilates, Balanced Body Pilates, Balanced Body Barre and aerobics (STRIDE). She enjoys teaching students of all ages and loves to share her passion for dance and pilates with those in her class. Michele also teaches jazz dance at Philadelphia Dance Theatre.

Anina Pfeiffer

Anina Pfeiffer began dance classes at the age of 7 and has studied ballet for over 25 years. She taught aerobics in the eighties and is excited to get back into it after taking time off to raise her 4 children. Anina has a dance minor and was in the Ballet Company at the University of New Hampshire. She was a cheerleader in high school and college, spent 6 years teaching aerobics part-time after college, and was a choreographer of and performer in “Special K” musical review at The Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern University). She also holds a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and has taught 10+ years of dance lessons in jazz, hip hop, tap, and modern. Anina holds her teacher training in Balanced Body Barre, Group Exercise Class (AFAA), and Zumba.

Emily Neubert

 
Emily has joined the Twisters staff after completing her barre teacher training in January. After taking her first barre class at Twisters in 2014, Emily was immediately hooked! Barre not only fostered her childhood love of ballet and Pilates, but also helped her connect with her body to find balance, self-confidence, and inner strength.

Starting with her catchy playlists, Emily strives to create a positive and fun atmosphere, while motivating her clients to do their best. In addition to teaching barre at Twisters, Emily enjoys working with her students as a high school English teacher.
All Levels Welcome
 
 
This hybrid Barre & Pilates Mat class is a great combination class that will give you 30 Minutes of both Barre and Pilates in one fun and energizing class.

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue May 23 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Alyssa Beerger
    at Ambler
  • Wed May 24 8:15 am - 9:10 am with Alyssa Beerger
    at Erdenheim
  • Wed May 24 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Alyssa Beerger
    at Erdenheim
  • Wed May 24 7:10 pm - 8:10 pm with Stacey Timbo
    at Ambler
  • Thu May 25 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Michele Dolaway
    at Ambler
  • Fri May 26 8:15 am - 9:20 am with Anina Pfeiffer
    at Erdenheim
  • Sun May 28 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Stacey Timbo
    at Erdenheim
  • Mon May 29 9:30 am - 10:25 am with Emily Neubert
    at Erdenheim
  • Tue May 30 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Alyssa Beerger
    at Ambler
  • Wed May 31 8:15 am - 9:10 am with Alyssa Beerger
    at Erdenheim
  • Wed May 31 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Alyssa Beerger
    at Erdenheim
  • Wed May 31 7:10 pm - 8:10 pm with Stacey Timbo
    at Ambler
  • Thu Jun 01 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Michele Dolaway
    at Ambler
  • Fri Jun 02 8:15 am - 9:20 am with Anina Pfeiffer
    at Erdenheim
  • Sun Jun 04 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Stacey Timbo
    at Erdenheim
  • Mon Jun 05 9:30 am - 10:25 am with Alyssa Beerger
    at Erdenheim
  • Mon Jun 05 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Alyssa Beerger
    at Erdenheim
  • Mon Jun 05 7:10 pm - 8:10 pm with Stacey Timbo
    at Ambler