Nancy has been teaching fitness classes and working as a personal trainer, in Bend, since 1984. She has acquired certifications in multiple areas of group exercise, indoor cycling, conscious movement facilitation, and individual program design. In 2008, Nancy began studying at Long Beach Dance Conditioning with Master Trainer, Marie Jose’ in the Pilates Method and has taught this focused technique in her home studio, Sisters Athletic Club, Rebound Sport Performance, FreshAirSports Pilates, The Athletic Club of Bend and now in this “brand” new studio! She continues to study with Marie Jose’ and attends continuing education opportunies within the Pilates, therapeutic and mindful movement communities.
Nancy has discovered that Pilates equipment and mat work, driven by the respiratory system, create the optimal environment for the mind and body to focus on form and alignment which is required for peak performance. Her joyful passion is to teach dynamic core strength and stability as the foundation work for all movement, all the time!
Who is Pilates for?
Pilates is a low impact, guided and flexible practice that provides benefits for all age groups and fitness levels. Because each movement can be customized for your health needs and experience level, your class experience can change each time and grow with you as you increase your flexibility and muscle strength.
Here are a few reasons why pilates might be right for you.
- improved flexibility.
- increasing muscle strength and tone.
- improved posture.
- improved concentration.
- stress management and relaxation.
- safe rehabilitation of joint and spinal injuries.