Mat Blast


This class is taught by:

Julie Smith

Methods: Power BARRE, Reformer Pilates, Tone and Stretch, Yoga
 
Julie discovered Pilates after years of equestrian injuries caught up with her busy life. She holds mat certifications through Power Pilates and Balanced Body, comprehensive equipment through PhysicalMind Institute, and Prenatal/Postnatal Recovery specialized training through Fusion Pilates. The Gyrotonic® method deepened and expanded her movement practice. Creating Better Barre to make form-focused, Pilates based Barre classes accessible and fun, she opened Barre Up in Raleigh, NC and has trained teachers in boutique studios and fitness clubs. She added her 200 RYT and Buti® Yoga certifications to take the intensity of Kundalini yoga into a dynamic and active format. She enjoys weaving snippets of all these disciplines into every class.

Striving to teach the bodies in front of her in open and welcoming classes, Julie creates mind-body connection with sometimes quirky imagery to generate tangible results - and laughter! Her happiest moments are seeing her clients excelling in their daily lives with focus and poise.

Susan Foley

Methods: Reformer Pilates, Mat Blast, Personal Training
 
Susan holds a B.A. in Theater Arts from the University of California at Santa Cruz and is also trained in Ballroom Dance and instruction. She originally came to Pilates through Lisa Graham, founder and owner of Agile Monkey Pilates in Santa Cruz, California. Pilates taught Susan how to understand and work with many of her postural deviations, with which she constantly struggled as a performer. She studied for several years with Jeannette Palmer who inspired and encouraged her to pursue teaching. Susan received her training and certification from Pilates Academy International in New York City. She taught as a senior instructor at Pilates on Fifth and as a recurring substitute instructor at Mark Morris Dance Center. She welcomes students of all fitness levels and incorporates modifications appropriate for each individual to ensure that the everyone is working optimally and safely for their own body, skill level, and background.

Marlys Yvonne

Methods: Reformer Pilates, Power Reformer, Reformer: Tone and Stretch, Personal Training
 
Marlys is a fully certified Equipment and Mat Pilates instructor, receiving her training from Balanced Body in San Francisco, CA and Vitality Pilates in Seattle, WA. She danced professionally for 5 years in a ballet company before exploring more contemporary movement; finding her place here in Seattle and now continues to perform across a wide rang of mediums. Her experience in dance as well as her knowledge of the Pilates system allows her to tailor specialized cross-training regiments that challenge and bring balance to the body. Marlys is excited to bring her skills to TRIBE and will be offering group classes as well as private sessions to clients of all ages, levels, and ability.
Wanna blast your midsection into shape? This is the class for you! Using traditional Mat Pilates protocols (the use of exercise mats instead of traditional Reformer equipment), light weights, resistance bands, and standing exercises, you’ll strengthen your body, define muscle, jump start your metabolism, burn fat, and increase your flexibility. All it takes is a little resistance and counter-resistance—and a whole lotta yes I can. Grip socks recommended (available for purchase).

Upcoming classes:

  • Fri Dec 21 7:00 am - 7:50 am with Julie Smith
  • Sat Dec 22 10:00 am - 10:50 am with Julie Smith
  • Fri Dec 28 7:00 am - 7:50 am with Susan Foley
  • Sat Dec 29 10:00 am - 10:50 am with Marlys Yvonne
  • Fri Jan 04 7:00 am - 7:50 am with Susan Foley
  • Sat Jan 05 10:00 am - 10:50 am with Julie Smith
  • Fri Jan 11 7:00 am - 7:50 am with Susan Foley
  • Sat Jan 12 10:00 am - 10:50 am with Julie Smith
  • Fri Jan 18 7:00 am - 7:50 am with Susan Foley
  • Sat Jan 19 10:00 am - 10:50 am with Julie Smith
  • Fri Jan 25 7:00 am - 7:50 am with Julie Smith
  • Sat Jan 26 10:00 am - 10:50 am with Julie Smith
  • Fri Feb 01 7:00 am - 7:50 am with Susan Foley
  • Sat Feb 02 10:00 am - 10:50 am with Julie Smith
  • Fri Feb 08 7:00 am - 7:50 am with Susan Foley
  • Sat Feb 09 10:00 am - 10:50 am with Julie Smith
  • Fri Feb 15 7:00 am - 7:50 am with Susan Foley
  • Sat Feb 16 10:00 am - 10:50 am with Julie Smith
  • Fri Feb 22 7:00 am - 7:50 am with Susan Foley
  • Sat Feb 23 10:00 am - 10:50 am with Julie Smith