Mike

Mike Barbour, LMT, has been leading group fitness classes for over 20 years.  He combines his experience as a Licensed Massage Therapist with his training as a Peak Pilates level 2 certified instructor and group fitness instructor to bring his participants enjoyable, challenging and fulfilling experiences every time they're with him.  He is currently deepening his movement education through Balanced Body as well as adult ballet classes.  Coming to Pilates through a painful spinal injury and subsequent surgery, he has seen and experienced how Pilates can transform someone's relationship with themselves and their body.


Mike instructs the following:
  • [COL] Barre Sculpt
  • [COL] Held at the Columbia Studio.  Integrate Pilates principles, yoga, dance conditioning, and muscle sculpting. Using body weight and small weights to high tempo music to strengthen, stretch, and tone all major muscle groups with an aerobic effect. Sculpt the body of a dancer. No dance experience required as this is not a dance class. Suitable for all levels.

  • [COL] Reformer 1 & 2
  • [COL] Held at the Columbia Studio.  The Reformer utilizes spring resistance to create challenge at times and to provide assistance at other times. This class focuses on building strength and control while focusing on the Pilates principles. For those who have attended a minimum of 1-3 Intro Equipment classes.