Reformer Pilates


This class is taught by:

Arden Plank

Arden is originally from San Diego. She graduated from UCLA where she obtained a double degree in dance and English Literature. About a year after graduating she realized how much she missed moving around every day which brought her to a teacher training program at Pilates Sports Center.
 
Arden brings two-decades of experience and passion for movement vocabularies, including modern dance, ballet, dance improvisation techniques such as Release Technique and Gaga, and yoga to her Pilates teaching.
 
When she is not dancing or teaching, she loves to paint and hang out with her cats, Moonstone and Stardust.

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.

Morgan Skiles

Morgan recently moved to Seattle after living in Indiana most of her life. Growing up as a dancer, fitness and movement have been core values throughout her upbringing. Morgan graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology with a concentration in Contemporary Dance from Indiana University. It was in college that she first started integrating Pilates into her life as cross training and rehabilitation for dance injuries.
 
Morgan loves to share her knowledge of anatomy and biomechanics to help improve her clients’ comprehension of posture and human movement. She has been teaching Pilates for 5 years with certifications from STOTT Pilates and PHI Pilates, and continues dancing professionally.
 
Morgan has worked with all ability levels and loves to bring new and innovative ways to modify and make the movement work for every student in class.

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.
This classic Pilates Reformer class focuses on the body as a whole, to increase flexibility, strength, balance, agility, create a stronger core, improved mental well-being and a fuller range of motion. All while turning the abdominal muscles, lower back and hips into your body’s powerhouse.

Because Reformer Pilates is a non-impact, balanced technique, it’s great for just about anyone—from the super-fit, to beginners to those coming back from an injury. Space is limited to 10 TRIBE members per class. Grip socks required (available for purchase).


Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Dec 18 11:00 am - 11:50 am with Arden Plank
  • Wed Dec 19 8:00 am - 8:50 am with Julie Smith
  • Wed Dec 19 11:00 am - 11:50 am with Julie Smith
  • Thu Dec 20 11:00 am - 11:50 am with Arden Plank
  • Thu Dec 20 4:30 pm - 5:20 pm with Morgan Skiles
  • Thu Dec 20 6:30 pm - 7:20 pm with Morgan Skiles
  • Fri Dec 21 8:00 am - 8:50 am with Julie Smith
  • Sat Dec 22 11:00 am - 11:50 am with Julie Smith
  • Sat Dec 22 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm with Julie Smith
  • Sun Dec 23 9:00 am - 9:50 am with Susan Foley
  • Sun Dec 23 11:00 am - 11:50 am with Susan Foley
  • Sun Dec 23 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm with Susan Foley
  • Mon Dec 24 11:00 am - 11:50 am with Susan Foley
  • Wed Dec 26 8:00 am - 8:50 am with Morgan Skiles
  • Wed Dec 26 11:00 am - 11:50 am with Morgan Skiles
  • Thu Dec 27 11:00 am - 11:50 am with Marlys Yvonne
  • Thu Dec 27 4:30 pm - 5:20 pm with Morgan Skiles