OUR PILATES INSTRUCTORS

50 Minute Introduction / Consultation to Pilates for $45.
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Valerie Eggers    >> Schedule Online

Lisa SollidValerie began practicing Pilates in 2015 while rehabilitating a lower back injury. She loved the challenge, benefits, and variety of exercise that Pilates provides. Pilates has helped Valerie rehabilitate from injury, return to running, and improve the quality of her movement. While incorporating Pilates into her regular exercise routine, Valerie found that her passion could become her vocation. Valerie completed the 500-hour comprehensive Pilates certification through Club Pilates Teacher Training in June 2018. Valerie is passionate about health, as well as educating and empowering clients to maximize their fitness and function through Pilates. Valerie is a retired physical therapist and treated both acute care and orthopedic patients over a 15-year career. She holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Physical Therapy degrees from Northwestern University.

Valerie and her husband are the parents of two active elementary aged daughters. When she isn't shuttling kids to sports practices and competitions, she enjoys water sports, golf, running, and practicing Pilates.

(206) 310-7144  builtbypilates@gmail.com


Lisa Sollid    >> Schedule Online

Lisa Sollid Lisa is a fully certified (advanced Level) STOTT PILATES® Instructor with more than 10 years of teaching experience. She is also trained in other forms of fitness including: TRX Suspension Training®, willPower & grace®, Zen·ga®, Yoga, HIIT training, and personal rebounding.

Lisa graduated from the Nutritional Therapy Association and is a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. She understands that nutrition is the foundation to optimal health, and that proper nutrition, along with exercise, will create a healthy body.

Lisa first discovered Pilates while she was working long hours and had a long commute. It was the only time in her week where she could be free from the stresses of daily life. She was able to be fully present and aware in her own body and mind. She then fell in love and decided to pursue her Pilates career. Lisa's life has always been influenced by health and fitness. She is a lifelong athlete, involved in years of competitive sports. Lisa loves to snowboard, skateboard, hike, and to have great adventures all the time. She attributes Pilates to improving her stability and endurance in all of these sports and pastimes. Pilates has completely changed her posture, strength, health, and her life.

Lisa believes that everything complements each other, and a well-rounded exercise routine will produce the best results for a healthy you! She also believes that everyday should be filled with laughter and fun! Life is now, and it is a great day to live! Her philosophy is we must always keep learning, growing, and evolving. The more we learn, the more we realize how much we don't know.

(253) 273-8929  lisaharmonypilates@gmail.com


Shinobu Taylor    >> Schedule Online
Shinobu Taylor

Shinobu is a STOTT PILATES® certified instructor (Mat and all apparatuses, including Reformer, Cadillac, Stability Chair, and Barrels) with advanced education in Injuries and Special Populations. She also holds certification in Total Barre®. When she began Pilates instructor training, her intention was to become certified in Mat, but she became so fascinated by the depth of the Pilates method that she continued to full apparatus training, completing all the Level 1 training in December 2018 while still working full-time in her corporate career.

The aspect of Pilates that Shinobu appreciates most is the versatility of the exercises. There are so many ways to modify the repertoire, from gentle exercises for rehabilitation to intensive workouts for professional athletes. Learning the Pilates method increased her interest in rehabilitation, leading her to move from the corporate sector to focus on the field of rehabilitation. She is currently studying at Whatcom Community College to become a licensed physical therapist assistant (PTA). Pilates literally changed her life!

Before her corporate career, Shinobu studied dance (jazz, ballet, and modern) in Japan and New York. She danced professionally on stage and on television, and she choreographed and taught dance at local musical theaters and fitness clubs in Japan. While balancing a busy life with two small children, Shinobu still makes time to enjoy dancing in many forms, including swing-dancing with her husband. She attributes improvements in her dance performance to the core strength gained through Pilates training. Additional positive effects of training include improved body alignment and a weight loss of approximately 10 pounds. Shinobu is excited to share all the positive experiences of Pilates with clients.

(425) 503 0536  shinopila2019@gmail.com


Jana Broecking     >> Schedule Online
Jana

How Pilates has helped me

Pilates reminds me everyday of how complex, delicate yet strong our bodies are. Jana chose to get certified in the STOTT ® Pilates method because they have worked in collaboration with physical therapists, sports medicine and fitness professionals, to ensure that the STOTT method is aligned with scientific and biomechanical research. Pilates has helped Jana to understand how the body works, which has allowed her to take her well being into her own hands. Janas’ teaching style reflects that approach. Her goal is to provide the client with tools and exercises to lay a foundation to a better mind-body connection.

Jana has been practicing and teaching Pilates since 2005 and is happy to report that, despite an old back injury, she is enjoying her hobbies like triathlons, fencing, hiking and anything that involves snow as well as being a proud mom to her almost 1 year old son, Irah (born March, 2015).

An Active Body with balanced strength and flexibility is a healthy body

Personal Background

Born and raised in Düsseldorf (hometown of Joseph Pilates) Germany, Jana Broecking moved to the States with her mother when she was 16. She earned a Bachelors Degree of Science (Biology and Chemistry) from the University of Oregon (Go Ducks). While finishing up her degree she worked as a Fitness Instructor and started woodworking and metal fabrication classes. Jana fell in love with woodworking and worked in the field until 2005 while continuing to teach fitness.

Soon she decided that she wanted to grow further with her teachings due to increased back problems. She enrolled into an extensive Pilates Training Program (STOTT) through Body Center Studios, in Seattle. Jana is a Certified Stott Pilates Instructor who enjoys improving on her education by attending private sessions herself, workshops and doing observation hours with Physical Therapists.

In her spare time Jana enjoys staying active. She is a Level 3 PSIA Alpine Instructor since 2008 and a Level 1 cert for Cross Country. Jana, her husband and two young children stay active year round.

206.229.5103  jana.broecking@gmail.com


Amy Salomon     >> Schedule Online

AmyAmy is a STOTT® Certified Pilates Instructor with focused training in injury and special populations. Impressed with the profound results achieved with Pilates she continues to study the mind/body relationship and the benefits of controlled movement, taking diverse classes with accomplished physical therapists and Pilates professionals.

Amy actively practices Pilates and Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga, both styles linking dynamic, flowing movement with breath. Working with clients at Active Body Pilates has been one of her most rewarding accomplishments. Amy enjoys sharing her knowledge, helping clients achieve positive changes in fitness, alignment and movement patterns in a safe, supportive and fun environment. Exercise in the Pilates studio can start small.... but with focused energy grows into higher goals, increased balance and strength leading to a healthier, active life.

(206) 779-3586  a4salomon@gmail.com


Julie van der Meyden     >> Schedule Online

JulieJulie began her 800 hour training for a classical Pilates certificate in 2006. She was certified to teach all apparatuses and mat classes by 2008. She maintained a position at the studio where she received her certification teaching special situation clients including prenatal, post natal, post surgery, professional athletes and students working towards their Pilates certification. Her favorite teaching experiences were those clients who reached goals like weight loss, flexibility, rehabilitation or just overall strength. Being part of a plan that comes together is very rewarding!

Julie's main passion in life is health and fitness. She also does CrossFit and Hot Yoga. She has been eating Paleo for almost two years. She recently moved from Memphis, TN to Maple Valley. She is married with 3 kids, 2 French Bulldogs and a cat.

(901) 828 3512  jvan2287@gmail.com





To schedule your 50 minute introductory Pilates Session or register for private or duet sessions, please contact one of the instructors directly.

Active Body Pilates
1445 NW Mall Street #3
Issaquah, WA 98027