Beth | Candace | Carol | Casey | Chantal |Cheryl 
George
 | Jasmine | KelliSarah | Teresa | Terry   

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Candace Bordelon
Pilates, YogaTone & Sculpt, Raise the Barre, Bellydance



Candace Bordelon, Ph.D., has been exploring movement since her first dance class at the age of 4. After a 15-year career in professional dance, she discovered the strong healing power of yoga when she was diagnosed with a herniated disc in her lower back. Now a dedicated practitioner of Iyengar yoga, Candace has spent many hours of teacher training with Judith Lasater, Peggy Kelley, and Dean Lerner. Her teaching method is rooted in honoring the anatomical integrity of the body, and her own back injury led her to create the "Yoga for Back Health" class at MoveStudio.

Candace earned a Ph.D. in Dance Studies from Texas Woman’s University, where she did her Pilates training. She is an Associate Professor of Dance for North Central Texas College and has taught in the dance departments of Texas Woman's University as well as the Dallas and Collin County Community College systems. With a background in ballet, modern, Middle Eastern and African dance, yoga, somatics, and bodywork, she brings a well-rounded perspective to her classes. Her company “Movement for Healing” combines yoga therapy, Pilates, fitness, and dance to assist clients battling back injuries, Multiple Sclerosis, Fibromyalgia, Parkinson’s, cancer, and other variety of other challenges.

Candace is a MoveStudio legacy instructor, having taught at the studio since 2001.

 
Casey Babler
Pilates, Raise the Barre! Ballet Workout

Casey has always been an athlete. Growing up, she played tennis competitively, and she has continued playing tennis and engaging in many other types of physical activity. Because of knee problems and increased joint pain after having children, Casey needed an activity that produced results but did not stress her body. Pilates was the answer for her; she began practicing Pilates and fell in love with it.

In 2008, Casey started an instructor training program with Power Pilates, which focuses on the classical method based on Joseph Pilates’ work. This training provided a solid foundation of the Pilates principles that Casey now passes on to her clients. Casey has Pilates mat and equipment training, and she teaches a variety of classes including mat, tower, equipment circuits, and Barre. The hundreds of Pilates exercises keep the workouts fresh and challenging as students advance, and Casey loves helping her clients achieve their health and fitness goals.

 
Jasmine de LaCruz-Simpson
Pilates, On the Ball,
Core & MoreZumba™,
Yoga to the Core 
 



Jasmine's website
Born in the Philipines and raised in Dallas, Jasmine has been active all her life. Enrolled in dance at the age of three, she studied classical ballet at Tuzer Dance Center in Richardson. She continued dancing and cheerleading throughout high school and at Loyola University. A knee injury her sophomore year forced her to the coaching side where she honed her choreography skills and produced many creative, high-energy routines. After graduation in 2001, she moved back to Dallas to open her own photography business. She became a certified fitness instructor through AFAA and began teaching dance and fitness professionally, specializing in hip hop aerobics, kickbox aerobics, Pilates mat, PiYo, strength training and aqua aerobics. She has been teaching at MoveStudio since 2003.

Jasmine is certified by AFAA for group fitness instruction and personal training, FitTOUR for Pilates Mat and stability ball, Kaiser for indoor cycling, SCW Fitness for pre- and post-natal personal training, 24 Hour Fitness for PiYo, Reebok Core Board, YogaFIT, Nike Rockstar Instructor 2004-2006 (with Jamie King), and Moms In Motion. She attends continuing education workshops whenever possible, including Pilates with Siri Galliano and Stott Pilates. She is also the Dallas Representative for DanceLab.Us.

Jasmine believes exercise should be fun! Everyone can dance, some better than others. However, the amount of fun you have doing it is up to you...
 
Cheryl Esch
Pilates, Core & More,
On the Ball, Yoga Flow

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Cheryl received her MA in Dance Education and BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography from Ohio State University. She danced professionally in the Pittsburgh area with Mary Miller Dance Company, Judy Steele Project, The Pittsburgh Opera and other independent choreographers. She also directed and founded a dance company called Selah. She has taught for colleges such as Kent State University, Kenyon College, LaRoche College, Belhaven College and Collin County Community College over the past 13 years. She has been teaching in the fitness and dance industries for 19 years.

Cheryl is a certified Group Fitness Instructor through American Council on Exercise since 1990. She has certifications in Pilates Mat with PowerHouse Pilates, Pilates Reformer with Balanced Body Institute, yoga with YogaFit, and kickboxing with Thomas the Promise. She was a certified Personal Trainer with American Council on Exercise from 2001-2005. Cheryl teaches many types of classes including cardio dance, cardio hip-hop, Pilates, yoga, step, kickboxing, BOSU, Resist-a-ball, Chisel/strength training, and core training for adults and kids. Before moving to Texas recently, she was Youth Fitness Director for ages 8-12 at The Natatorium in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. Currently, Cheryl is working on becoming certified as a Lifestyle and Weight Management Consultant.

Beth Fetty
Pilates
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Beth’s commitment to assisting others with their pursuit of a healthy mind, body, and spirit began more than 15 years ago when she took leave of her corporate legal assistant profession and began teaching fitness classes and providing personal training at a local Lake Highlands gym. She continued to gain experience through her positions as a group fitness coordinator and health/wellness director with the YMCA where she not only taught and trained but also developed small group programs for specialty populations. Beth continues to teach a wide variety of formats including aerobics, strength training, and water fitness. Her personal training clients range from elite athletes to those desiring additional injury post-rehabilitation body work.
Beth’s decision to make the long term commitment to the Pilates method occurred when asked to develop the group fitness segment for the Live Strong Cancer Survivor Program. She knew immediately that Pilates was the perfect choice; an excellent modality to help cancer patients begin to regain mobility, strength, endurance and a sense of control in their recovery. She completed her Balanced Body comprehensive certification with Karen Sanzo at Pilates Unlimited in Dallas, TX in 2008. She currently conducts private sessions as well as group mat and equipment classes on all Pilates apparatus.

Beth is passionate about and committed to the importance of responding to the needs of the individual as a whole in the quest for a fully integrated health and wellness lifestyle. 
Teresa Hendrickson
Pilates, On the Ball





Teresa has been an athlete her entire life, competing in a wide range of sports including soccor, softball, basketball, volleyball and later in several triathalons.  An avid cyclist, she is certified to ride the Velodrome.

This active lifesyle led to a knee injury requiring two surgeries and Pilates Method techniques to assist in rehabilitation.  The non-impact exercises improved her flexibility, balance, agility, core strength, and endurance, and also introduced her to a new career.

She is certified by Stott Pilates and Michael Miller Pilates, and in prenatal and postnatal fitness through the Cooper Institute. Teresa also has doula knowledge and training.  Her interest in improving balance led to specific training on the Foam Roller, Stability Ball and BOSU.  Teresa continues to challenge herself and expand her Pilates knowledge base through attendance at teaching intensives with renowned instructors including Jay Grimes, Peter Fiasca, Siri Galliano, Chris Robinson, Mejo Wiggins, and Dorothee VandeWalle. 

She strongly believes Pilates can enhance the lives of everyone, from someone recovering from injury to elite athletes.  She has been teaching at MoveStudio since 2004 and sharing her joy of play with her students!


 
Chantal Itzhakov
Pilates, Yoga

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Raised in the south of France, Chantal has led a long life of triumph over adversity. At the age of 7, she was diagnosed with scoliosis, a sideways curvature of the spine that limits physical activity. Her experience with rehabilitation lead her to become a registered nurse, working in France and Israel. Chantal was diagnosed with Secondary Thyroid Cancer at age 38; she recovered and has been cancer free for over 13 years. While recovering, she discovered the healing power of Pilates and Yoga. Her newfound love for Yoga and Pilates served as inspiration to teach.  Chantal has been teaching Pilates since 2006 and Yoga since 2008. She is certified through Power Pilates and YogaFit, and continues her education to help as many people as possible.
 
Carol Ordemann
PilatesOn the Ball,
Core & More


Carol is a native New Orleanian with more than 20 years of experience as an exercise instructor and personal fitness coach. Starting in high school with ballet and Hatha Yoga, she continued to pursue other areas of fitness when she became certified in group fitness through AFAA, personal training through IAFP, and Pilates Mat through the PhysicalMind Institute. Carol rounds out her core training with an active aerobic lifestyle that includes tennis, running (she has completed 5 marathons), biking and hiking.

Carol has a graphic design background and is an abstract artist. Her paintings are on display in Carmel and Dallas, including the MoveStudio Abundance Boutique. In May 2009 she exhibited at the D Art Slam at the Fashion Industry Gallery.

Kelli Reid
Pilates, On the Ball, Yoga

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Kelli is well known for her energy and enthusiasm. She has been practicing yoga for the past 21 years and has been a full-time instructor for 10. During this time she has taught over 6000 hours teaching yoga and Pilates 7 days per week.

Kelli earned her Pilates certification from Pilates Unlimited, a recognized facility of Balanced Body University, in both Pilates Mat and Reformer seven years ago. Her training qualifies her as a "descendant" or "disciple" of Joseph Pilates, meaning she was trained by a successor of Mr. Pilates himself. She received her yoga teacher certificate from YogaFit and is pursuing her 200 hour RYT certification.
Terry Reynolds
Pilates


In 2000, while recovering from an illness Terry discovered Pilates. On the recommendation of one of his instructors and having realized the benefits of Pilates in his life, he began the journey to becoming an instructor. He has certification from Pilates Unlimited in Pilates Mat and Apparatus. He is currently an advanced apprentice in Romana’s Pilates training program. He has also done workshops and advanced study with numerous first and second generation students of Joe Pilates including Jay Grimes, Sari Mejia-Santo, Kathi Ross-Nash, Cynthia Lochard, Anthony Rabara, Chris Robinson, and many others.

For Terry, "Pilates is a gift we offer to help people stand, walk, sit, and move in their daily lives. It offers strength, stretch and control."

Terry has a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of North Texas and a Master of Music degree from Southern Methodist University. He has worked for many years as a professional musician. He currently is a member of the Dallas Opera orchestra and is an adjunct professor of Horn and chamber music at the University of North Texas.
Sarah Sligh Twilley
Pilates, Raise the Barre! Ballet Workout

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This former ballerina, competitive gymnast and marathon runner has always had a passion for movement. Sarah was first introduced to Pilates in 1996 as part of her undergraduate dance training at the University of Arizona. Sarah currently holds Pilates certifications through Los Angeles based Pilates Technique Classical Pilates and New York based Power Pilates as well as pre and post-natal certifications. Sarah established herself as a Group Fitness Instructor and Private Pilates Instructor for the Equinox clubs in Los Angeles then moved to Dallas in 2009 where she went on to serve as the Pilates Department Head and Regional Lead Teacher Trainer for the Equinox clubs in Texas. Always busy and on the go, Sarah spends her free time with her husband and two children, Hudson and Pippa and also serves as a Dallas Junior League Member and volunteer for Our Children's House at Baylor Hospital.
George Watson
Pilates, On the Ball, Orbit

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George's website


George Watson embodies more than 25 years of professional experience in the fitness industry as a personal coach and athletic trainer to career athletes and sports enthusiasts.  His current focus is in the application of the Pilates Method to traditional athletic and sports conditioning techniques in order to help athletes sustain the rigors of sports competition. 

George is a master personal trainer certified through the Cooper Institute.  He earned his Pilates certification through Oasis Mind Body Conditioning, and he has NeuroCoreKinetics Phase I and II certification from T.A.N.K. (Training Athletes Neuro Kinetically) based in Houston.  George has a Bachelor of Science degree from California State University in kinesiology and sports medicine.  While earning his degree he served as Assistant Coach and Conditioning Specialist for the Santa Monica College Women’s Track Team under Tommie Smith, Olympic Gold Medalist and George’s longtime mentor.  At Santa Monica College he also conducted physiology testing and fitness assessments, developed conditioning programs for injury prevention as well as therapies to minimize permanent injury-related damage, and worked in the physical rehabilitation department administering exercise programs for the disabled.

Currently, George teaches and trains throughout the Dallas metroplex. He has been teaching at MoveStudio since 2005. He especially enjoys working with athletes. As an athlete himself, George truly understands the value of proper conditioning.  He knows that when athletes are conditioned properly they are more likely to reach their fullest potential in their athletic pursuits with fewer injuries, whether competing professionally or just for fun.

Find out more at his website, Get Fit By George.

 



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