Group Reformer Class


This class is taught by:

Cari Thomas

Cari Thomas is passionate about Pilates, Ballet, and Life. Cari believes that to be a good teacher you must always be a student, continue learning, always keep practicing, and always stay humble. Cari loves working with all kinds of people because Pilates is for all kinds of people. Cari has a niche working with people who have physical and mental restrictions, from hip and knee replacement pre and post surgery, spinal concerns, depression, Multiple Sclerosis, and cancer survivors. Cari also enjoys working with people who have no restrictions and want a full body workout that is good for the body. Cari focuses on a full body workout to help balance the imbalances of the muscles and alignment of the body. She also focuses on having her students work hard but never strain and leave better than when they came into the studio.
Cari has been teaching Pilates for 9 years, has two full comprehensive Pilates certifications and is currently working on her third full comprehensive certification. (Classical Pilates, Integrated Balance, working on BASI) She also attends continuing education workshops for Pilates and the body. Being a former professional ballet dancer also gives Cari an eye for movement and alignment.

 

Lianne Gamble

Lianne Gamble began her career at age 17 as a professional dancer. After dancing throughout the states and overseas, she found herself injured from the physical demands of her job. Frustrated with traditional therapy, she took the advice of other dancers and tried Pilates to rehabilitate her body. The success she found through the Pilates method feeds her desire to teach others Lianne has taught classes throughout the U.S. including the "Luxor" dancers in Las Vegas and conditioning the dancers for the 2000 Super Bowl in Atlanta. Today she strives to aid others in reaching their own goals. Whether your goal is physical fitness or rehabilitation the Pilates Body Movement Studio is the place that encompasses it all.

Wendy Thurston

Wendy Ballard, a native of California, holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts/Dance from Sonoma State University as well as a lifetime California Community College Credential. Formerly the director and co-founder of the San Francisco Jazz Dance Company, she has concentrated her work on the west coast establishing herself as a respected teacher and choreographer. She has studied in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco where she has trained in jazz, ballet, and modern dance. Wendy's teaching career spans over 30 years including jazz, ballet, choreography and floor barre'. Wendy relocated to the Pacific Northwest in 2001. Wendy is certified in Pilates with Body Arts Science International

Kristy Walker

Kristy Walker earned a B.S. in Business Administration from Central Washington University, and works full time as a Territory Manager for Follett Higher Education Group. In 2004 Kristy's doctor advised her to strengthen he abdominal muscles to relieve severe lower back pain. She began taking Pilates classes at the Gig Harbor studio and within 12 months the pain was completely gone and she was addicted to Pilates. Kristy completed her B.A.S.I. certification in September 2009 and enjoys sharing her love for Pilates by teaching part time.

This reformer class you will work through a choreographed routine of challenging exercises meant for a champion. You will strengthen, stretch and lengthen your body. Prerequisites: 5 private sessions and instuctor approval

Upcoming classes:

  • Sun Jul 31 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Cari Thomas
  • Mon Aug 01 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Lianne Gamble
  • Mon Aug 01 10:15 am - 11:15 am with Britta Maki
  • Tue Aug 02 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Lianne Gamble
  • Wed Aug 03 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Wendy Thurston
  • Fri Aug 05 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Kristy Walker
  • Sun Aug 07 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Cari Thomas
  • Mon Aug 08 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Lianne Gamble
  • Mon Aug 08 10:15 am - 11:15 am with Britta Maki
  • Tue Aug 09 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Lianne Gamble
  • Wed Aug 10 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Wendy Thurston
  • Fri Aug 12 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Kristy Walker
  • Sun Aug 14 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Cari Thomas
  • Mon Aug 15 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Lianne Gamble
  • Mon Aug 15 10:15 am - 11:15 am with Britta Maki
  • Tue Aug 16 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Lianne Gamble
  • Wed Aug 17 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Wendy Thurston
  • Fri Aug 19 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Kristy Walker
  • Sun Aug 21 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Cari Thomas
  • Mon Aug 22 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Lianne Gamble