[COL] Pilates Mat Challenge


This class is taught by:

Joanna Gilmer

Joanna began her journey with Pilates in 2011 in Warsaw,Poland. On the first day of practice, her teacher started class by quoting Joseph Pilates “In 10 sessions you’ll feel the difference, in 20 you’ll see the difference, and in 30 you’ll have a new body”. As a “skeptical” beginner, Joanna was amazed that everything that was said about Pilates became true. As a result, she has become a committed practitioner of Pilates, and in convincing others that thanks to this method, not only the body movement and strength can improve, but you will also gain greater balance and energy. You simply start feeling better! Joanna’s experience and her desire to help others find the benefits of Pilates fitness lead her to start her professional comprehensive Pilates teacher’s training. Through Balanced Body she is currently completing her comprehensive certification. In addition to practicing Pilates, Joanna also enjoys running, biking,cooking, reading, and traveling.

Sara Raymond

Sara is the Program Director at Coreworks. Sara is a Comprehensively Certified Pilates instructor and Master Instructor with Balanced Body and has also trained with STOTT Pilates, PHI Pilates and the Pilates Coach. In addition to Pilates, Sara is a CoreAlign Master Instructor and runs the Coreworks Mentor Program.  She is a 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher and a certified Booty Barre instructor.  Sara has been practicing and studying Pilates and yoga since 2000.  Sara brings the variety in her education background to her teaching style and enjoys working with all levels of students. Additionally, Sara works with individuals and small groups to make changes and improve lives as a hypnosis practitioner and meditation teacher.

Kelly Ringer

Kelly's fitness journey began at an early age with dance classes. Her knowledge and appreciation for overall health has expanded over the years as she found her love for Pilates and Barre fitness. Kelly is certified through INLINE's Barre Method and received her Pilates Mat certification through Balance Body. Kelly prides herself on teaching fun and challenging classes for all levels to help her students see transformative results. Her dance background puts a stress on alignment and form as keys to fitness success. She focuses on mind and body health, while promoting overall happiness. Kelly strives to nurture and motivate her students to achieve their goals as our bodies are more capable then we could ever imagine!

Chris Ruane

Chris became a certified Weight Trainer through IWA in 2004. She holds Pilates Mat and Tower Certifications through PHI Pilates and completed her Yoga Teacher Training program in 2007. Teaching since 2005, Chris teaches all levels of Mat, Tower, and Yoga. Chris is also a certified Massage Therapist and practices Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial, and Heated Stone massage.

Michele Brodsky

Michele is the Education Director at Coreworks and has been a certified personal trainer since 1993. As a personal trainer, Michele works with doctors and physical therapists helping to rehabilitate patients.  In addition, Michele runs the dance conditioning program at Coreworks.  Michele teaches all formats of Pilates classes as well as runs the Pilates teacher training program through Balanced Body.  

Susan Friedman

Susan holds Pilates Mat, Reformer, and Tower certifications from PHI Pilates and Mat certifications from the Pilates Coach and additional training from Balanced Body. Susan has been practicing and studying Pilates since 1999. She began teaching in 2004 and currently teaches all levels of Mat.
[COL] Held at the Columbia Studio.  Pilates is a system of movement that focuses on engaging the mind with the body to create exercises that involve the whole body. Every exercise is performed with attention to breath, proper form and efficient movement patterns. Pilates strengthens the core, improves balance, increases coordination and reduces stress. The mat repertoire will challenge you usign body weight and small props. With small class sizes, this mixed level class will offer variations and modifications to suit all levels.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sun Jul 23 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Joanna Gilmer
  • Mon Jul 24 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Sara Raymond
  • Mon Jul 24 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Kelly Ringer
  • Tue Jul 25 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Chris Ruane
  • Wed Jul 26 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Michele Brodsky
  • Wed Jul 26 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Susan Friedman
  • Thu Jul 27 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Sara Raymond
  • Thu Jul 27 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Michele Brodsky
  • Fri Jul 28 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Susan Friedman
  • Sat Jul 29 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Joanna Gilmer
  • Sun Jul 30 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Sara Raymond
  • Mon Jul 31 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Sara Raymond
  • Mon Jul 31 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Kelly Ringer
  • Tue Aug 01 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Chris Ruane
  • Wed Aug 02 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Michele Brodsky
  • Wed Aug 02 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Susan Friedman
  • Thu Aug 03 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Sara Raymond
  • Thu Aug 03 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Michele Brodsky
  • Fri Aug 04 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Joanna Gilmer
  • Sat Aug 05 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Joanna Gilmer