Pilates Mat Level I/II

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.
All Levels Welcome

This is our entry level class and is appropriate for novices to Pilates Mat or those students seeking a less strenuous class.  Teachers offer more basic instruction as students learn the principals of proper alignment and the exercise sequences.
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:

  • Fri Dec 15 9:40 am - 10:35 am with Michele Dolaway
    at Ambler
  • Fri Dec 22 9:40 am - 10:35 am with Michele Dolaway
    at Ambler
  • Fri Dec 29 9:40 am - 10:35 am with Michele Dolaway
    at Ambler
  • Fri Jan 05 9:40 am - 10:35 am with Michele Dolaway
    at Ambler