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.

Merissa Zeek

 
~ Pilates Reform Instructor / Pilates Mat Instructor / Barre Instructor
 
Merissa has been instructing since June of 2008. She is a certified IM=X Pilates instructor, and also teaches Balanced Body Wunda Chair, Barre Class, as well as mat Pilates.
 
Merissa enjoys expanding her education and training to further progress her clients.
 

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!
 
All Levels Welcome

 
All Level classes are designed for students with previous Pilates Mat experience. These classes offer a vigorous workout and incorporate a greater variety of challenging exercises than Level I/II Classes.
 
 
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:

  • Tue Mar 28 8:15 am - 9:15 am with Alyssa Beerger
    at Erdenheim
  • Tue Mar 28 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm with Merissa Zeek
    at Ambler
  • Thu Mar 30 8:15 am - 9:15 am with Stacey Timbo
    at Erdenheim
  • Thu Mar 30 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm with Merissa Zeek
    at Ambler
  • Tue Apr 04 8:15 am - 9:15 am with Stacey Timbo
    at Erdenheim
  • Tue Apr 04 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm with Merissa Zeek
    at Ambler
  • Thu Apr 06 8:15 am - 9:15 am with Stacey Timbo
    at Erdenheim
  • Thu Apr 06 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm with Merissa Zeek
    at Ambler
  • Tue Apr 11 8:15 am - 9:15 am with Stacey Timbo
    at Erdenheim
  • Tue Apr 11 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm with Merissa Zeek
    at Ambler
  • Thu Apr 13 8:15 am - 9:15 am with Stacey Timbo
    at Erdenheim
  • Thu Apr 13 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm with Merissa Zeek
    at Ambler
  • Tue Apr 18 8:15 am - 9:15 am with Stacey Timbo
    at Erdenheim
  • Tue Apr 18 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm with Merissa Zeek
    at Ambler
  • Thu Apr 20 8:15 am - 9:15 am with Stacey Timbo
    at Erdenheim
  • Thu Apr 20 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm with Merissa Zeek
    at Ambler
  • Tue Apr 25 8:15 am - 9:15 am with Stacey Timbo
    at Erdenheim
  • Tue Apr 25 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm with Merissa Zeek
    at Ambler
  • Thu Apr 27 8:15 am - 9:15 am with Stacey Timbo
    at Erdenheim
  • Thu Apr 27 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm with Merissa Zeek
    at Ambler