Sharkie

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.


Sharkie instructs the following:
  • [COL] Tower
  • [COL] This class is held at the Columbia Studio.  Apparatus springs will assist or challenge your workout. Total body resistance workout using Pilates principles. Focus on control of movement. Increase your flexibility, strength, and balance. Suitable for all levels with previous Pilates experience and those who have taken a minimum of 1-3 intro to equipment classes.

  • [LS] Tower
  • [LS] This class is held at the Laurel Studio. Apparatus springs will assist or challenge your workout. Total body resistance workout using Pilates principles. Focus on control of movement. Increase your flexibility, strength, and balance. Suitable for all levels with previous Pilates experience and those who have taken a minimum of 1-3 intro to equipment classes.

  • [LS] 1 & 2 Reformer
  • [LS] Held at the Laurel Studio in the Cherry Tree Shopping Center. 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.

  • [LS] Pilates Mat Challenge
  • [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.

  • [LS] 1 & 2 Mixed Equipment
  • [LS] Held at the Laurel Studio in the Cherry Tree Shopping Center.  This class incorporates all things Pilates, often including the reformer, tower, arc barrel, magic circle, and some mat work. Previous Pilates equipment experience suggested.