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.
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."
Amanda Johnson was introduced to Pilates though ballet while dancing with Missouri River Dance Company in Montana. While studying under master teacher Angelie Melzer, Amanda finished her Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training from the University of West Florida and is a board certified Athletic Trainer. She has also instructed Pilates at the University of New Mexico and the University of West Florida as well as various other venues. Amanda recently graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy school from University of Montana and currently works in an outpatient clinic in Spokane, Washington. Amanda enjoys combining her knowledge of Pilates with rehabilitation techniques while instructing both private and group classes.
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.
She is certified in Pilates mat and apparatus through the Physical Mind
Institute, GYROKINESIS and the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM.
Working with physical therapists in post rehabilitation and through her own
trainings, she has a unique way of working with the body through movement.
Angela is a sports enthusiast enjoying: snowboarding, soccer, mountain
biking, golf, and hiking with her dogs. Her goal is for an individual to
create an enhancement in body awareness during sports performance and
functional everyday activities by using the body and mind connection and
making fitness fun.
Master Pilates Teacher, Movement Educator, and B.A.N.I. Childbirth Educator, Elizabeth Jones-Boswell, M.Ed., PMA-CPT began her career as a dancer. Following a severe injury, she underwent two back surgeries (laminectomy and subsequent removal of a bone fragment) in 1980.
Doctors told her she would neither dance again nor be able to endure pregnancy and childbirth.
She embraced the exercise system based on the teachings of Joseph H. Pilates as a means to recovery, which gave rise to her own rehabilitative techniques. By combining Pilates' work with her many years of exercise and dance training, as well as studies in Alexander, Bartinieff, and Feldenkrais, she now has a system of exercise that will work on any body.
In 1984 Elizabeth founded the Physical Conditioning Centre (Houston, TX), which accommodated over 350 appointments weekly by 2001. In that year, she sold her facility and moved to Spokane where she sees private clients and conducts teacher-training workshops and lectures. She was granted the distinction of master teacher in 2000. Her continued studies have been with master teachers Carola Trier, Ron Fletcher, Alan Herdman, Eve Gentry and her protege Michele Larsson.
She created and appears on the mat work section of the video "Jaclyn Smith's Workout for Beauty and Balance." Elizabeth, mother of four, created a companion set (book and DVD) entitled "Exercise for Pregnancy and Beyond: A Pilates-based Approach for Women". An article about her DVD and book appeared in January 2011 on "Spokane Savvy". She also has developed three exercise videos for her clients and is planning another for public release in the near future.
Elizabeth's mission is to empower clients with the education, inspiration and tools necessary to awaken their body, mind, and spirit through safe Pilates-based exercises and other movement therapies to create a balance of strength and flexibility for a lifetime of joy and physical health.
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.
She is the previous owner of a successful Yoga Pilates studio on the northside (Positive Power at the Y), and has taught credit yoga and Pilates at Whitworth University for several years.
Like many Americans, I did not think about the food that I ate and I paid for it in weight and not feeling well. I started on a journey to eat healthier by slowly adding great foods into my diet to crowd out the bad ones. I became an avid CrossFit junkie and foodie. Once I started to feel amazing, I realized that I wanted to continue on my journey of helping others to reach their goals of having the best life possible. I have certifications in Personal Nutrition, Advanced Nutrition, Sports Nutrition, Childhood Nutrition, Diet and Weight Loss, and Health and Fitness. I am currently completing a certification as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and will be continuing into a Master's Program in Nutrition. Helping others to rediscover their love of life and real food is a passion.
"Leslie can easily teach to all student levels. She readily adapts her strengths to fit the demands of the participants and can jump into any class and apply her vast knowledge base to deliver what people expect."