Pilates Mat All Level


This class is taught by:

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 Apr 25 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm with Merissa Zeek
    at Ambler
  • Thu Apr 27 8:10 am - 9:10 am with Stacey Timbo
    at Erdenheim
  • Thu Apr 27 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm with Merissa Zeek
    at Ambler
  • Tue May 02 8:10 am - 9:10 am with Stacey Timbo
    at Erdenheim
  • Tue May 02 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm with Merissa Zeek
    at Ambler
  • Thu May 04 8:10 am - 9:10 am with Stacey Timbo
    at Erdenheim
  • Thu May 04 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm with Merissa Zeek
    at Ambler
  • Tue May 09 8:10 am - 9:10 am with Stacey Timbo
    at Erdenheim
  • Tue May 09 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm with Merissa Zeek
    at Ambler
  • Thu May 11 8:10 am - 9:10 am with Stacey Timbo
    at Erdenheim
  • Thu May 11 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm with Merissa Zeek
    at Ambler
  • Tue May 16 8:10 am - 9:10 am with Stacey Timbo
    at Erdenheim
  • Tue May 16 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm with Merissa Zeek
    at Ambler
  • Thu May 18 8:10 am - 9:10 am with Stacey Timbo
    at Erdenheim
  • Thu May 18 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm with Merissa Zeek
    at Ambler
  • Tue May 23 8:10 am - 9:10 am with Stacey Timbo
    at Erdenheim
  • Tue May 23 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm with Merissa Zeek
    at Ambler
  • Thu May 25 8:10 am - 9:10 am with Stacey Timbo
    at Erdenheim
  • Thu May 25 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm with Merissa Zeek
    at Ambler
  • Tue May 30 8:10 am - 9:10 am with Stacey Timbo
    at Erdenheim