Pilates Mat


This class is taught by:

Julie Van Benthuysen

Julie has been teaching Yoga and mat-based Pilates at StudioMove! since its doors opened in early 2010. Initially certified through Yogafit, Julie subsequently received her 200-hour level Essential Teacher Training at Open Sky Yoga, an Iyengar-influenced program that brings together some of the world's leading experts in yoga techniques, philosophy and teaching practice. This in-depth course has enhanced Julie’s focus on the principles of alignment and use of props to assist students and adjust postures.

Julie’s yoga journey has also grown to include a special emphasis on children. In 2013, she was certified through Kidding Around Yoga (KAY), an internationally-recognized program that focuses on stress management for kids through a combination of play, song and lessons in mindfulness. Recently, she also became a certified KAY teacher trainer, offering a unique skill set to a myriad of area professionals who work with children.

Julie teaches IM=X Pilates, a mat-based fitness formula that marries the muscle toning and lengthening benefits of pilates with strength and cardio training to increase flexibility, endurance, and core and spinal strength. She is also certified through Barre Above, which fuses the best of pilates, yoga, aerobics and elements of dance. She is also recently certified in Les Mills Bodyflow, a yoga-based class that embraces elements of Tai Chi and Pilates.

Julie lives in Pittsford with her husband, three sons and a feisty West Highland Terrier. Outside of the studio setting, Julie works as a student aide to children with learning disabilities within the Pittsford Central School District. She enjoys her garden, her books and her journals, time outside to run, time out from running carpools, and her role as Mom on the soccer, baseball and basketball sidelines.

Chris Brush

Opening a studio that blends fitness, dance and overall conditioning has been a long term goal for Chris.  Her fitness resume begins with the aerobic explosion and has continued to expand. Early certification in Rep Reebok, Reebok Step, and Stability Ball gave her a solid group X foundation.  For the past 12 years Chris has trained and been educated in the Stott Pilates Methods and is a seasoned Mat and Reformer instructor.  TRX group training, PiYo, and barre classes are favored classes. She is certified in Barre Above and TRX and has many years of experience with dance based classes.  Her attention to proper form and breaking down movement patterns is a foundation of her classes.
A basic knowledge of Pilates is helpful, but not necessary.
The instructor will tailor the class to the level of the clientele...offering a variety of modifications or challenges to allow you to personalize your class experience.  Props will be incorporated also...toning balls, gliders, Pilates Circles, toning bands, light weights, stabiltiy balls, and more.  

Upcoming classes:

  • Thu Aug 16 9:20 am - 10:20 am with Julie Van Benthuysen
  • Thu Aug 23 9:20 am - 10:20 am with Chris Brush
  • Thu Aug 30 9:20 am - 10:20 am with Chris Brush
  • Thu Sep 06 9:20 am - 10:20 am with StudioMOVE! Instructor
  • Thu Sep 13 9:20 am - 10:20 am with Chris Brush
  • Thu Sep 20 9:20 am - 10:20 am with Chris Brush
  • Thu Sep 27 9:20 am - 10:20 am with Chris Brush


 

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