Pilates Mat Level II/III


This class is taught by:

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.

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!
 
Advanced Level Only
 
 
Level II/II Classes are designed for advanced students in great physical condition. They offer an intense 60 minute workout to challange even the most experienced student.
 
 
Pilates Mat is a group exercise class that uses basic equipment such as a Pilates ring, resistance band, or weighted balls. These exercises help strengthen the body’s core (3 dimensionally) by developing pelvic and scapula stability and abdominal control using focused breathing patterns. The main fitness goals of Pilates Mat include improved flexibility, muscle tone, body balance, spinal support, low back health, and body-mind awareness.

Pilates Mat classes are a great way to get strengthen your yoga practice or cross train for any other physical activity.


Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Jul 24 8:30 am - 9:25 am with Michele Dolaway
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  • Wed Jul 26 8:30 am - 9:25 am with Stacey Timbo
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  • Mon Jul 31 8:30 am - 9:25 am with Stacey Timbo
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  • Wed Aug 02 8:30 am - 9:25 am with Stacey Timbo
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  • Mon Aug 07 8:30 am - 9:25 am with Michele Dolaway
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  • Wed Aug 09 8:30 am - 9:25 am with Michele Dolaway
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  • Mon Aug 14 8:30 am - 9:25 am with Michele Dolaway
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  • Wed Aug 16 8:30 am - 9:25 am with Michele Dolaway
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  • Mon Aug 21 8:30 am - 9:25 am with Michele Dolaway
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  • Wed Aug 23 8:30 am - 9:25 am with Stacey Timbo
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  • Mon Aug 28 8:30 am - 9:25 am with Michele Dolaway
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  • Wed Aug 30 8:30 am - 9:25 am with Michele Dolaway
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  • Mon Sep 04 8:30 am - 9:25 am with Michele Dolaway
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  • Wed Sep 06 8:30 am - 9:25 am with Michele Dolaway
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  • Mon Sep 11 8:30 am - 9:25 am with Michele Dolaway
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  • Wed Sep 13 8:30 am - 9:25 am with Michele Dolaway
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  • Mon Sep 18 8:30 am - 9:25 am with Michele Dolaway
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  • Wed Sep 20 8:30 am - 9:25 am with Michele Dolaway
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  • Mon Sep 25 8:30 am - 9:25 am with Michele Dolaway
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  • Wed Sep 27 8:30 am - 9:25 am with Michele Dolaway
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