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Teacher / Master Trainer
The Teaser is my favorite exercise! To create new challenges, it can be done on any piece of equipment. When I first started Pilates, I struggled with Teaser on the long box, but working to find the balance and enhancing my core stability made this my favorite exercise to practice and teach!
Deborah Kenner received her BFA from the University of Arizona on a full academic and dance scholarship and an MS in Kinesiology from A. T. Still University. Over ten years, Ms. Kenner had the opportunity to perform professionally with Colorado Ballet, David Taylor Dance Theatre, and State Street Ballet. She is a Balanced Body Master Instructor for the Pilates Comprehensive Program and Anatomy in 3D, holds a Pilates certification through the National Certification for Pilates Teachers (NCPT), and received barre training, Bodhi, and MOTR through Balanced Body. Currently, Ms. Kenner is on faculty at the Pacific Northwest Ballet School in Seattle, Washington, and finishing her Ph.D. in Health and Human Performance.
Konnections for the Mat®
One of my favorite Pilates exercises is the iconic Series of Five, which tests our connection and stamina while teaching us control, lower body connection, and determination. The other is the Pilates Side Kick series to tone and strengthen the hips and legs while also cultivating core strength by challenging the abdominals. I genuinely love the work!
My favorite Pilates exercise is Side Leg Kicks on the mat or with leg springs. These hip-strengthening kicks connect your legs to your waist, causing you to feel both worked and stretched. Despite being my least preferred exercise at first, the Side Kick Series can provide substantial rewards with consistent practice. I'm surprised to admit that I'm enthralled with every moment of this challenging series.
Anne is a classically trained Pilates instructor. She also holds a comprehensive contemporary certification, and believes that all movement is good movement! Anne has studied the Pilates method since 2003 with continuing education courses from many amazing instructors. She has taken courses in anatomy, Pilates applications for runners, dancers, hip and knee replacements, posture, scoliosis, osteoporosis and more. Additionally, she is a level 2 Gyrotonic teacher, and certified in TRX.
ANYTHING that involves overhead movement is my favorite Pilates exercise. Overhead movements enlist more abdominal and stabilizing muscles, which increases posture and aids in functional movements. It intrigued me that I could simply defy gravity by using my core strength.
Desiree S. Lee
Pilates Rolling Like a Ball is my favorite mat exercise. You learn how to control your movement and acquire your natural center of balance. Developing a stable and elongated spine while relating breath to movement. It's a great way to give yourself an impromptu back massage to help relax.
Change happens through movement and movement heals.
-Joseph H. Pilates