Reformer: Tone & Stretch

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.

Mary Daugherty

Method: Power Reformer
Mary has been a devoted client of the TRIBE Fitness studio and a dedicated participant in the Power Reformer classes for over 6 years—she BELIEVES in the workout! Being personally involved and interested in fitness and nutrition for many years and having a passion for the Power Reformer method, Mary trained to become a Power Reformer instructor herself. Mary is committed to helping TRIBE clients achieve their fitness goals, stay motivated, and have FUN! Mary is not only an instructor at TRIBE but she also continues to be a client—you will recognize her attending AND teaching classes, because she just can’t get enough! Mary’s personal workouts include Power Reformer as well as Barre, TRX, kickboxing, spinning, running, and weight lifting. Mary is friendly and approachable—when you see her in class or around the studio, stop and say hello!

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.

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.

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 class is a great way to get going with the TRIBE. We’re talkin’ low-intensity exercise that incorporates traditional Pilates principles, including, some mild strength training and lots of stretching using the unique Pilates reformer springs to lengthen you out.

Seriously, friend. If you’re looking for a stress-free intro, a man or woman rehabilitating an injury, or simply someone who wants to focus more on stretching and workout recovery, Tone & Stretch is the place to be. Space is limited to 10 TRIBE members per class. Grip socks required (available for purchase).

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Dec 18 10:00 am - 10:50 am with Arden Plank
  • Wed Dec 19 10:00 am - 10:50 am with Julie Smith
  • Wed Dec 19 7:30 pm - 8:20 pm with Arden Plank
  • Thu Dec 20 10:00 am - 10:50 am with Arden Plank
  • Fri Dec 21 10:00 am - 10:50 am with Mary Daugherty
  • Mon Dec 24 10:00 am - 10:50 am with Susan Foley
  • Wed Dec 26 10:00 am - 10:50 am with Morgan Skiles
  • Wed Dec 26 7:30 pm - 8:20 pm with Marlys Yvonne
  • Thu Dec 27 10:00 am - 10:50 am with Marlys Yvonne
  • Fri Dec 28 10:00 am - 10:50 am with Susan Foley
  • Mon Dec 31 10:00 am - 10:50 am with Susan Foley
  • Tue Jan 01 10:00 am - 10:50 am with Julie Smith
  • Wed Jan 02 10:00 am - 10:50 am with Julie Smith
  • Wed Jan 02 7:30 pm - 8:20 pm with Arden Plank
  • Thu Jan 03 10:00 am - 10:50 am with Arden Plank
  • Fri Jan 04 10:00 am - 10:50 am with Susan Foley
  • Mon Jan 07 10:00 am - 10:50 am with Susan Foley