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.


Michele Dolaway instructs the following:
  • Pilates Mat Level II/III
  • 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.


  • Cardio-Barre Class: All Level
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    All Levels Welcome
     

    Barre class is a ballet-derived workout that doesn’t require actual dancing or a background in dance. Set to fun, fast-paced music, classes include a high energy warm-up and and lots of fabulous exercise to workout all parts of your body! Thighs and glutes will get a great workout at the barre, arms will be sculpted and strengthened through the use of light weights, bands and plank style exercises, lift and tone your tush through small movements and lots of great exercises to tone and strengthen all parts or your core - front, side and back. Class ends with a cool down of stretching designed to lengthen and elongate muscles.

     

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

     

    Don't miss out on the best workout in town!!


  • 30/30 Barre & Pilates Mat: All Level
  • 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.

  • Pilates Mat Level I/II
  • 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.