Founder, studio manager, senior instructor
I have a passion for movement. A competitive gymnast in my youth, I have transitioned though several sports and activities throughout the years including track and field, distance running, cheering and tumbling, swimming, collegiate sailing, and martial arts. Most recently, I have completed several sprint triathlons, two Olympic distance triathlons and continue to train year round for upcoming races and events.
In my personal practice, Pilates is a not an option but a necessity. I believe unequivocally that Pilates keeps my muscles strong, my strength balanced and my body injury free through all of my varied training, sports and interests.
Amy's Certifications & Training
Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Boston University (2006)
Certified by Balanced Body in Pilates Mat and Reformer (2011)
Balanced Body trained in Chair, Ladder Barrel, Tower & Cadillac by Zayna Gold (2011)
Formerly Certified in Stott Pilates Mat with Carol Burnham (2007)
Formerly Certified in Power Pilates Beginner and Intermediate Mat Work with Kathy Van Patten (2006)
Boston Body Pilates Pre/Post Natal Trained by Zayna Gold (2011, 2012)
Boston Body Advanced Reformer Choreography Trained by Katherine West (2011)
Boston Body Barre / Balanced Body Barre Trained by Zayna Gold (2011)
Certified Spinning Instructor (2014)
TRX Qualified Instructor, training with PJ O'Clair (2015)
Barre Boston Trained with Julie Erickson (2015)
Currently an Apprentice under Julie Erickson of Endurance Pilates and Yoga for classical, authentic Pilates certification
Special Populations Experience:
Pre and post natal, competitive athletes, seniors, children, clients with diabetes, hypertension, osteoporosis/osteopenia, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, scleroderma, M.S., knee, shoulder and lower back injuries, herniated or bulging discs, recent knee or hip replacements, and various other orthopedic concerns. Exercise and physical activity can help with such a wide range of physical and mental ailments. With the proper safety precautions, anyone can achieve the benefits of exercise.
Alyssa started her journey with Pilates over 10 years ago when she was a competitive figure skater. Pilates gave her the core strength to center her spins, the endurance to skate faster and longer, and the strength to jump higher than before. Alyssa began to study Pilates instruction in 2006 and continues to do so.
Alyssa is BodyAccess Certified in both Pilates Mat and Reformer. She also recently completed Endurance Mat I, II, and III trainings as a part of furthering her personal and professional Pilates practice. Alyssa has a BA in Psychology and currently is the Director of a Family Resource center at Beverly’s Northshore Education Consortium. She hopes to assist any individual that is looking to better themselves by way of mind and body.
Originally from Cleveland, Sue discovered her love for Pilates while living in Seattle with her family. With an extensive background in pediatric respiratory critical care, she brings a passion to help others feel better in a calming and positive atmosphere. The focus of her clinical career was optimizing lung function and breathing dynamics to allow for healing.
Outside of the hospital setting, Sue has many years of experience in exercise and fitness including aerobics, long distance cycling, and tae kwon do. Sue has found her true exercise "calling" with Pilates, though, which uses "breathing" as one of its key principles. She now enjoys teaching clients to use their breath to increase body awareness and improve lung capacity - a natural extension of her professional career.
Sue is comprehensively certified by Balanced Body Pilates in all apparatus.