[LS] Pilates Mat Challenge


This class is taught by:

Megan Bruno

Megan began integrating Pilates into her fitness routine during her third pregnancy. The physical and emotional benefits of her practice were transformative and she has been a believer in the power of Pilates ever since. Megan is Comprehensively Certified by Balanced Body and teaches Mat, Reformer, Tower and Chair. Megan teaches at several studios and has piloted an Introduction to Pilates program as part of an employee Wellness Program at a local private school. Megan is also a mother of three, runner, photographer and active community volunteer. She credits Pilates for keeping her physical and mental well-being in balance and strives to share the benefits of Pilates with as many people as possible.

Sharkie Burgert

Sharkie discovered Pilates after the birth of her second child. Initially, her Pilates practice began as a way to get back into shape after pregnancy. Sharkie soon found that Pilates brought much more than fitness into her life -- Pilates brought a renewed sense of energy and joy to everyday living. Sharkie is working towards her Comprehensive Pilates Certification with Balanced Body and looks forward to sharing the benefits of Pilates with her students. In addition to Pilates, Sharkie also enjoys traveling and rock climbing with her family.

Jennifer Randle

Jennifer found her practice when she suffered a serious back injury that required emergency surgery. During her recovery, she felt blessed and energized by the healing benefits of daily meditation and yoga which were critical to her physical and mental improvement. She began teaching in 2007 and in 2013 she completed her 500 hour advanced certification at the Yoga Center of Columbia.

In addition to yoga, Jen holds Balanced Bodies certifications in Pilates Mat I and II, and a Moms in Motion certification in Prenatal Fitness. Jen is passionate about offering modified yoga and Pilates to those who may have lost core power or flexibility due to pregnancy or other special conditions. Holding a postgraduate degree in Modern Studies, she also enjoys incorporating the modern relevance of yogic texts and principles into her classes.

Jennifer is devoted to creating a safe and experiential environment for her clients that honors awareness of the breath during moments of movement and stillness. She encourages an appreciation for the importance of alignment through core strength, balance and flexibility — both on the mat and in life. A lifelong student, Jennifer relishes time with her teachers and enjoys her journey as she refines and evolves her practice and teaching.

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.

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 is Comprehensively Certified by Balanced Body and teaches Mat, Reformer, Tower and Chair. In addition to practicing Pilates, Joanna also enjoys running, biking,cooking, reading, and traveling with her husband and spending time with her family.
[LS] Held at the Laurel Studio in the Cherry Tree Shopping Center.  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:

  • Tue Sep 18 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Megan Bruno
  • Tue Sep 18 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Sharkie Burgert
  • Wed Sep 19 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Jennifer Randle
  • Wed Sep 19 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Sara Raymond
  • Thu Sep 20 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Joanna Gilmer
  • Mon Sep 24 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Joanna Gilmer
  • Tue Sep 25 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Megan Bruno
  • Tue Sep 25 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Sharkie Burgert
  • Wed Sep 26 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Jennifer Randle
  • Wed Sep 26 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Sara Raymond
  • Thu Sep 27 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Joanna Gilmer
  • Mon Oct 01 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Joanna Gilmer
  • Tue Oct 02 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Megan Bruno
  • Tue Oct 02 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Sharkie Burgert
  • Wed Oct 03 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Jennifer Randle
  • Wed Oct 03 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Sara Raymond
  • Thu Oct 04 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Joanna Gilmer
  • Mon Oct 08 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Joanna Gilmer
  • Tue Oct 09 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Megan Bruno
  • Tue Oct 09 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Sharkie Burgert