Instructor Spotlight- David Lyman!


David brings his extensive knowledge and body awareness to each class he teaches. As one of the NICEST people you will ever meet, clients love the fun and happiness that come from a David session!

Originally from:  Richfield, Utah

Currently live:  Capitol Hill

Everything you teach (are certified in):  I am certified in Pilates Reformer and Mat Pilates (test results pending), including beginning and advanced.  As a Certified Personal Trainer, I hold four certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine.  I also have a TRX Suspension Trainer and a PiYo certification.  I have taught HIIT, Power Reformer, TRX, Foam and Stretch, and Fit Recess at LAB5.  Currently I teach Tone and Stretch and Reformer Pilates.

Other job(s)?:  I am a fitness writer for a new fitness app (top secret).  I used to be a Certified Public Accountant, but I have finally fully transitioned to fitness work.

When/where did you first discover Pilates/Barre/TRX/etc?:  My wife introduced me to YouTube videos from Cassie Ho.  Cassie Ho's videos are hilarious, and I was quite surprised at the intensity of the core work.  After a neck injury following YouTube routines, I decided that I needed to take Pilates only from well qualified instructors.  LAB5 subsidized my Reformer and Mat teacher training, which I recently completed, and the rest is history!

Favorite class you teach:  Reformer Pilates, the core work is intense!

Favorite past time:  Pokemon Go!  

Hobbies:  Cycling, running, karaoke

Family/pets:  I am married to a wonderful woman named Kelly, who has two of the world's cutest chihuahuas, Wally and Trixie (Trixie is short for Bellatrix LeStrange).

Hidden talent:  Music!  I play drums and some piano, and I used to be a sing barbershop.

Something not many people know about you:  I traveled all over the Northwest as a belly dancing drag queen for charity events.  While dressed as Lady Gaga, I once performed on the stage in front of TRIBE during the Capitol Hill Pride Fest. 

Mantra:  Carpe Diem!  Seize the Day!

Anything else you might want the Tribe members to know about you:  I have traveled to a dozen countries and I used to live on Waikiki!

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Instructor Spotlight- Marlys Yvonne!


*New Power Reformer Lite Class time: Tuesday/Thursday 12pm!

Since her first day at TRIBE last year, Marlys has quickly become a client favorite. Her methodical and technical approach guarantees a challenge in all of her classes, from Tone & Stretch to Power Reformer. She is on the schedule 4 days a week, but be sure to sign up ahead of time! Her classes tend to fill up quickly!

Originally from: Baltimore, Maryland

Currently live: Capitol Hill, Seattle

Everything you teach (are certified in): 
Traditional Reformer, Mat, and equipment Pilates, Power Reformer, Barre

Other job(s)?: Art producer, performer/dancer, curator

When/where did you first discover Pilates?: 
When I was dancing in San Francisco - I got fractured a rib and was told to stay still + lay down for up to 2 months.... my Physical Therapist suggested Pilates. It was the only thing that allowed me to recover and actually come back to dancing stronger than I was before.

Favorite class you teach: 
Reformer Pilates - it's a classic for a reason. 2nd favorite is Power - I like to push clients to their max. 

Favorite past time: 
Long walks, reading, exploring my surroundings

None currently - all of my hobbies have become part of my job(s). I'm an all-in kind of person ...

Something not many people know about you: 
My dad is a musician and instrument maker in Canada, I have my own tune called Marlys Norman's Reel. 

Mantra: "Create + Discover"

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Instructor Spotlight- James Dorfer!


TRIBE is so happy to introduce our newest instructor, James! He is a brand new Seattle-ite, coming to us from Los Angeles. His classes are equal parts fun and torture, with some dry humor sprinkled in. :) You don't want miss him, Wednesday nights at 6:30pm (Reformer Pilates) and 7:30 pm (Tone and Stretch), starting 11/2/16!

Originally from: Ft Lauderdale

Currently live: Cap Hill

Everything you teach (are certified in):
Pilates, myofascial rolling, massage therapist. Apprentice for antigravity yoga.

How did you first discover Pilates?: Somehow I started dancing at 22. The university I was at suggested I take their conditioning class which was a fusion of Pilates, Gyrotonics, and Ballet floor work

Favorite class you teach: Reformer Pilates

Favorite past time: I have this thought that sleep is America's favorite pastime and not baseball. For me it's Volleyball (but sleep is a close second)

Hobbies: Reading, Board Games, Dancing, just staying active

Hidden talent: I can crack my fingers really quickly

Something not many people know about you: I once had hair.

Mantra: "Breaking down movement to their simplest form can be very challenging work...but well worth it." 

Anything else you might want the Tribe members to know about you: I'm a fun and jovial anatomy nerd that will make you work!