| Beth | Candace | Carol | Casey | Caryn | Chantal |
Cheryl | George | Janna | Kathryn | Teresa | Terry
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|Kathryn has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance and Visual Arts, from California State University, Long Beach. Starting her first dance class at the age of 5, her rich background consists of gymnastics, martial arts, yoga, Pilates and dance of all styles. Kathryn has danced professionally with many dance companies throughout Southern California ranging in styles of modern dance and ethnic dance. She spent several years traveling to Brazil to perform and dance in Brazilian dance and Capoeira. Kathryn was introduced to Pilates in college while studying with master teacher, Karen Clippinger to improve her dance training. She saw the immediate benefits of Pilates in her muscular development and postural alignment of her body. She furthered her training by becoming a certified teacher through BASI, Body Arts and Science International with Rael Isacowitz. With 10 years of teaching experience and over 14 years of practicing Pilates experience Kathryn constantly fine-tunes her Pilates by attending lectures, workshops, and classes. She believes greatly in the expression of movement and continues her own individual work in dance, yoga and Pilates to constantly improve her technique and passion to teach.|
Pilates, Yoga, Tone & 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.
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.
Pilates, Core & More,
On the Ball, Yoga Flow
|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’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.
Raise the Barre! Ballet Workout, Yoga
|Born in Cape Town South Africa, Caryn’s adoration for dance and movement started at June Pools Academy of Dance. Caryn was a teenager when her family moved to Dallas, Texas, and she maintained dance and movement as a member of JJ Pearce Drill Team. Caryn first started teaching group fitness classes at the University of Arizona in 1990. Upon graduation from college, Caryn taught group fitness at Club Med on the Island of Eluethera in the Bahamas and then in Copper Mountain, Colorado. Caryn began her career in Project Management in San Francisco, California, where she continued to teach before and after her workday. |
Caryn settled back in Dallas in 1995, where she is raising her family. Throughout this time, Caryn has been dedicated to pursuing group fitness education while maintaining her role as a group exercise instructor. She also leads continuing education courses for Spin certifications. She brings a vast array of industry knowledge and focuses on the importance of form and alignment.
Raise the Barre! Ballet Workout
|Janna received a degree in sports medicine from Northern Arizona University, but after that, as a Texas native, she took the first opportunity to get back to her home state! |
In 2011, Janna received a Masters degree in Exercise Physiology from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. It was during her time in Fort Worth that she began teaching barre classes and immediately fell in love with the way it changed and shaped her body. Grad school also allowed her to further her passion and experience in the fitness industry and led her to her current career in breast cancer research.
Since 2007, Janna has helped a broad range of people reach their fitness goals, from athletes to individuals with diabetes and those battling cancer. Janna is always learning new skills to grow in this industry. Janna is happy to be a part of the Move Studio team and hopes to share her love for health and wellness through her classes.
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!
|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.|
|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.
Pilates, On the Ball, Orbit
|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 Physical Mind and Body Conditioning, and he has NeuroCoreKinetics Phase I and II certification from T.A.N.K. (Training Athletes Neuro Kinetically) based in Houston. George attended California State University for four years studying in kinesiology and sports medicine. While studying for 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.