SWTS Arm Buster
She is the owner/founder of Team Pilates® an Educational/Training Organization Member of the Pilates Method Alliance®. Team Pilates® offers numerous continuing education courses in the Pilates Method, Pilates Movement Therapy for Children, Bosates® and Anatomy in 3D, as well as private sessions on the Pilates equipment, mat and standing work. She has completed continuing education courses in Pilates through DK Body Balancing, STOTT and Polestar. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resource Management. She holds additional certifications as a Personal Trainer from ACE and the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America. She is a member of IDEA Health and Fitness Association.
Angelie started her Pilates training in 1988 due to severe Scoliosis and continued her Pilates training throughout her professional dance career. Angelie has performed and taught with numerous professional ballet companies throughout the United States including Colorado Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet, Aspen/Santa Fe Ballet, Dayton Ballet and Kansas City Ballet.
She currently holds the highest level of national certification in the Pilates Industry; a PMA Pilates Gold Certification®. She was one of the first individuals to take the PMA National Certification and obtain this status. She was originally certified by the PhysicalMind Institute in New York City in 1999 and became a Certifying Instructor/Teacher Trainer for them in the spring of 2003, certifying numerous Pilates practitioners throughout the United States. In addition, she has completed the Core Dynamics Teacher Training under the tutelage of Michelle Larssen.
Kate discovered the value of Pilates in dance conditioning. She has danced her whole life and continues to teach tap, jazz, lyrical and modern. Studying with Angelie Melzer has helped her incorporate Pilates principles into dance classes as well as her own practice. Kate is continuing her training with Angelie to increase her knowledge and capabilities. Teaching is a passion of Kate’s and she wants to help others achieve their goals. She has taught dance since 1999 and Pilates since the spring of 2012. Kate is also a graduate student at Washington State University, studying environmental science. Pilates remains a consistent source of physical and mental stability from the daily pressures of a busy life. It is Kate’s hope to share the stability and flexibility Pilates offers with others.
Three years ago, Kris discovered how Pilates can bring a person back from injuries and make someone stronger than they were before. When Kris’s daughter Tori was recovering from back and ankle injuries due to dance, Kris found Angelie Melzer to help her daughter rehabilitate her body. Angelie insisted that Kris would be an excellent instructor, and with a little bit of convincing, Kris took her first Balanced Body course, Body Barre. Kris instantly fell in love with Pilates. Since then she has gone on to receive her certifications from Balanced Body in Pilates Mat and Springboard.
Kris continues to grow everyday in her love and appreciation of Pilates. She also enjoys meeting new people and helping them discover what their body is capable of with proper Pilates training.
Christina entered a 488 hour, Pilates comprehensive training program through Balanced Body in 2008 and completed it in 2011. During that time, in 2009, she added a bone safety training for Pilates movements through TheraPilates based in Santa Cruz, CA. Christina has been implementing bone safety in all her Pilates classes in the Spokane, WA/Post Falls, ID areas. Balance and Fall prevention are key in bone safethy as well as nutrition. Christina is also a volunteer for American Bone Health Organization which provides resources and updated information on bone health. http://www.therapilates.com/osteonews.html
"Pilates is movement; movement that brings our body into a state of equal loading on our structure against gravity. This movement makes it possible to be flexible and stronger which is essential to lead a pain free life. Pain is part of our deteriorating structure but with Pilates, we learn how to ease that or how to change our faulty movement patterns. I believe in improvement in movement, no matter what age."