Reformer Pilates


This class is taught by:

Jessie Smith

Methods: Power Reformer, Reformer Pilates, Reformer: Tone and Stretch, Cardio Kickboxing, TRX&BARRE, Mat Blast, Personal Training
 
Jessie Smith, has over 17 years of fitness training and teaching, and has extensive pilates training through STOTT, PEAK and PAI. She is now leading various Pilates classes, TRX, Cardio Kickboxing, and Barre. Jessie brings a fun and playful energy to all of her classes. She strives to help people become inspired by their fitness routines. Her motto is "Move, and be moved". In addition to having a fun class, with THE BEST music mixes, be prepared to be challenged on every level.

James Dorfer

Methods: Reformer Pilates, Reformer: Tone and Stretch, Power Reformer, Jump Board, Mat Pilates
 
James was a professional dancer and musician and so much more. All of his life experience comes forward in his classes. His reformer classes tend to be thoughtful and fun, but he always tailors the class to his clients' fitness goals. He wants you to learn concepts of moving and posture while having fun and feeling it the next couple days, or 6! Nicknames he's had: Joe jr, Wizard, Nerd, Sargent, and at Tribe he might be known as the Dictator. He has many movement backgrounds and anatomical knowledge sources that will enhance your practice of Pilates and hopefully your daily life. Just come in, get ready to work it out and have fun! =)

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.

Janna Judy

Methods: Reformer Pilates, Power Reformer, Jumpboard, Personal Training
 
Janna is a comprehensively classically trained Pilates instuctor, completing her teacher training in early 2010. Certified through the PMA. Always learning, she discovered SPX (power Pilates) and was certified with Sebastien Lagree. Recently completed Barre Training with Booty Barre creator Tracey Mallett, finding her inner swan at the barre. Janna believes the mind body connection is important in your workout. Intuitive and observant, with a focus on form and alignment, she will create a thoughtfully fun and sweaty TRIBE experience. When not in the studio, Janna can be found enjoying the outdoors with her Shiba Inu, admiring art or kicking butt at Scrabble.

Shana Davis

Methods: Power Reformer, Yoga
 
Shana’s background in yoga provides the foundation for her mind body approach to training, nutrition, stress reduction and overall wellbeing. A lifelong student of hatha yoga, Shana became certified to teach vinyasa flow in 2006. Realizing the importance of cross training in a variety of activities in order to achieve a balanced, well-conditioned body and a vibrant, stimulated mind, Shana began practicing a discipline of exercise that combined the fluidity of traditional Pilates with high intensity aerobic conditioning. She found this combination so effective and fun that she completed her SPX training in 2011 and began to teach Sebastian Lagree’s method of total body fitness. Shana’s philosophy is simple: “We’re designed to move and sweat, eat nutritionally dense food, drink water, rest, reflect, and repeat. Sometimes we lose sight of this, I’m here to help folks remember.”

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.
This is a workout that is built on the principles of Joseph Pilates. His method is the art of controlled movements, which should look and feel like a workout when properly structured. If practiced with consistency, Pilates improves flexibility, builds strength, develops control and endurance in the whole human body. It puts emphasis on alignment, breathing, form, technique, developing a powerfully strong core, and improving coordination and balance. Pilates' system allows for different exercises to be modified in range of difficulty from beginner to advanced. Intensity can be increased over time as the body conditions and adapts to the exercises. Some of the movements are technical, but your instructor will help you through them, and your skill will develop.
Grip socks required (available for purchase).

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Aug 21 8:00 am - 8:50 am with Jessie Smith
  • Mon Aug 21 11:00 am - 11:50 am with Jessie Smith
  • Mon Aug 21 6:30 pm - 7:20 pm with James Dorfer
  • Tue Aug 22 11:00 am - 11:50 am with Marlys Yvonne
  • Tue Aug 22 4:30 pm - 5:20 pm with Janna Judy
  • Tue Aug 22 6:30 pm - 7:20 pm with Janna Judy
  • Wed Aug 23 8:00 am - 8:50 am with James Dorfer
  • Wed Aug 23 11:00 am - 11:50 am with James Dorfer
  • Wed Aug 23 6:30 pm - 7:20 pm with Marlys Yvonne
  • Thu Aug 24 11:00 am - 11:50 am with Shana Davis
  • Thu Aug 24 4:30 pm - 5:20 pm with Janna Judy
  • Thu Aug 24 6:30 pm - 7:20 pm with Janna Judy
  • Fri Aug 25 8:00 am - 8:50 am with James Dorfer
  • Fri Aug 25 11:00 am - 11:50 am with James Dorfer
  • Sat Aug 26 11:00 am - 11:50 am with Marlys Yvonne
  • Sat Aug 26 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm with James Dorfer
  • Sun Aug 27 9:00 am - 9:50 am with Susan Foley