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Barbara Bruni, Owner & Pilates Instructor| Learn More ››

true-color-6847-smallBarbara Bruni, owner, holds comprehensive Pilates certifications from Polestar Pilates Education, and Powerhouse Pilates. These Pilates-evolved programs apply current research and practice in biomechanics, sports medicine and movement science to the principles of Joseph Pilates. She has been certified through the Pilates Method Alliance since 2006. Her Pilates instructor training school, Barbara Bruni’s Pilates and Beyond, is listed in the Pilates Method Alliance’s Registry of Schools. She has written 2 manuals: Foundation in Movement, a Pilates Primer and Barbara Bruni’s and Beyond Comprehensive Training Manual.

She is also a Licensed Massage Therapist and specializes in the John Barnes’ Technique of Myofascial Release – releasing fascial restrictions to relieve painful holding and movement patterns which allows freedom of movement and a greater capacity to strengthen and stretch the body. Her interest in restructuring the body has also led her to include the Rolf Method of Structural Integration.

With her 30 years of experience in the health and fitness field and her degree in Exercise Science she is able to personalize a complete fitness plan including determination of body composition, exercise capacity, and diet analysis. Barbara is certified and licensed in the the GYROTONIC® Level 2 Foundation Teacher course and does private sessions on the GYROTONIC® Pulley Tower. She is also certified and licensed in GYROKENISIS. Barbara also teaches at the University of West Florida and has a local TV show, Pilates Core Training, which airs on UWF-TV, Cox Cable channel 4, M-W-F at 8:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. http://www.wuwf.org/radiotv/wuwftv.shtml

Beth Bradford, Pilates Instructor | Learn More ››

true-color-6863-smallBeth Bradford holds a BA in Dance from the University of South Florida and a Master’s Degree in Exercise Science from the University of West Florida. Beth earned both her Pilates Mat and Pilates Studio certifications from Polestar Education, LLC in Miami, FL, and is certified by the American College of Sports Medicine as a Health Fitness Specialist. She has been teaching pilates since 2005 and has been teaching, choreographing and performing dance for the past 20 years. Beth is Co-Artistic Director of SWERVE/dance, a regional modern dance company.

Lynette Ward, P.T., Pilates Instructor | Learn More ››

true-color-6831-smallLynette Ward, P.T., received her Pilates Rehab Certification from Polestar Education in 2006. Her background in physical therapy includes experience in myofascial release and cranio-sacral therapy ,and manual therapy techniques. She has over 20 years experience in treating orthopedic and neurological conditions, chronic pain, joint replacement, and many other conditions. She will specialize in working with Post Rehab and wellness clients in the studio.

Joni Byrne, Pilates Instructor | Learn More ››

true-color-6880-smallJoni Byrne began her life-long love of movement while growing up in the dance studio owned by her mother. She continued her dance studies in NYC at many well known schools, in particular the Martha Graham School. Throughout her dance training, pilates concepts were always used as a foundation. Joni has traveld the world performing, choreographing, directing, staging and casting. She has taught dance to adults and children at many notable dance studios in Pennsylvania, South Florida, and now in South Alabama. She has been AFAA Group fitness and Silver Sneakers certified for 10 years, and in 2011, she obtained her Pilates Studio Certification from Polestar Education in Miami, Florida. Joni’s enthusiasm and love for movement is what inspires her students to believe in their own possibilities.

Stephanie Salas, M.D., Apprentice Pilates Instructor | Learn More ››

true-color-9287-smallStephanie is an Internal Medicine Physician as well as an apprentice trainer with Pilates and Beyond. She lives in New York City and makes regular visits to Pilates Core Training to train private sessions and teach classes.

Karen Pronko, Apprentice Pilates Instructor | Learn More ››

true-color-6897-smallKaren is a physical therapist as well as an apprentice trainer with Pilates and Beyond. She teaches classes and private sessions.


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