Stabilize and strengthen body and mind
Our skilled instructors will create a personalized experience designed to take your body to the next level. Our Balanced Body equipment will benefit beginners through advanced students.
Benefits of Pilates
- Elevated core strength and stability
- Improved posture and balance
- Increased flexibility
- Prevention and treatment of back pain
- Rehabilitation from injury
In 2009 Tracey started her Pilates journey after being introduced to the method by a recommendation from a friend. Her love of Pilates was immediate! Diagnosed in her early teens with mild Scoliosis, Tracey suffered from back pain and poor posture for most of her life. She was amazed at how quickly her posture improved and her back pain subsided by strengthening her core and back muscles through her Pilates practice. Tracey loved the change in her body and the overall feeling of well-being she had after each Pilates session.
After 20+ years of working as an administrative assistant/office manager in the private country club business, in 2016 she decided to follow her passion for the method and pursue a certification to teach Pilates. Tracey received her all-level comprehensive Pilates certification under Krista Schollaert Garabedian at Lates Pilates in Pittsburgh, PA in the fall of 2016. She learned a great deal throughout her certification process, teaching all types of clients with various health issues. Tracey enjoys learning from her clients and helping them achieve their personal goals. She loves watching the transformation of her client’s body throughout their own Pilates journey. In her classes she likes to mix it up a bit, and keep it fun and energizing. Tracey believes that protecting the spine by building the core enables one to live a longer, healthier, and happier life!
She has attended continuing education workshops by the famed Courtney Miller, Blossom Leilani Crawford of Bridge Pilates in Brooklyn, NY, as well as Brett Miller. Tracey plans to attend a workshop by second-generation Master Pilates teacher, Jillian Hessel, in October 2020. She attends continuing education workshops to learn and remain current in the technique, enabling her to grow alongside her clients. In Toledo, Tracey continues to deepen her knowledge of Pilates under the thoughtful, expert guidance and instruction of Cynthia Taylor.
Tracey has been married to her husband, John, for 30 years. As well as her love of Pilates, she enjoys traveling with her husband and spending time on a beach or in the mountains!
Cynthia has been teaching classical Pilates for 20 years and has studied with four of the six first generation teachers (Elders) of Pilates and holds certificates of her extensive studies with them. She has a BFA degree from Bowling Green State University and studied Exercise Science at the University of Toledo and continues to study with Master teachers Michele Larsson and Patricia Guyton.
Cynthia is certified through the National Pilates Certification Program, the only professional organization that upholds the integrity of the method as developed by its originator, Joseph Pilates. She has the only NCPT approved Pilates Teacher-Training Program in Toledo and she continues to instill her passion for the work by training others to teach “true” Pilates.
Because of her diverse background and training in Pilates methodology, she has been successful working with persons who need therapy and strength training following knee, hip and shoulder replacements as well as with post breast reconstruction patients. The results she has been able to attain for her clients have grown her passion for the method which she enjoys sharing with clients and students alike.
Emily graduated from the University of Toledo where she holds a Bachelors degree in marketing and business management. After several years in sales she decided to purse her passion for health and wellness. She is a certified Stott Pilates and Beyond Barre Instructor. She began studying Pilates to help lengthen and stretch her body and fell in love with the transformation process. Emily is a motivated instructor who loves providing clients of all backgrounds with challenging workouts to help them reach their full fitness potential. When she is not teaching you can find her enjoying time with her family and friends with a glass of wine.
Jessica is a PMA Certified Pilates Teacher. Jessica found Pilates in 2010 when rehabilitating from a knee injury and has been using Pilates to strengthen her body ever since. Jessica has a Bachelors Degree in Engineering with a minor in Modern Dance Technique, and has taught dance to kids and adults. She is currently enrolled in a Masters of Nutrition program with a Graduate Certificate in Biostatistics and Epidemiology. Jessica started teaching Pilates to help others achieve some of the same improvements in sports performance and injury recovery that she has seen in herself.When not teaching, you can find her at the pool, swimming with the BGSC Masters team, biking or out for a email@example.com