Bone Builder's Level I

This class is taught by:

Janis Stillings

Janis’ background in dance and theatre, both as a performer and teacher, instilled in her a love of movement as a way of life. As a dancer, Janis recognized the benefits of Pilates for strengthening her muscles in a movement-based, effective way. She is certified to teach Polestar Reformer and Comprehensive Mat through the Kane School of Core Integration with Kelly Kane. When faced with low bone density and the rising fear of moving, Janis’ search for new ways to adapt the classic Pilates exercises to her condition led her to Rebekah Rotstein and Pilates for Buff Bones®. Janis was one of the first to become a licensed Pilates for Buff Bones® instructor. She has a strong desire to help others with similar issues find their way to a meaningful movement experience. In addition to regular continuing education, Janis makes it a point to get back to NYC as often as possible to continue to learn from the innovative faculty at the Kane School. Courses like Pre/Post Natal Pregnancy Pilates with Deb Goodman equip Janis to continue expanding her practice. Janis’ clients come from all walks of life and fitness levels and she uses training and experience to encourage, explain and challenge them. Janis is also a certified Postpartum Doula PCD(DONA).

Betsy Thomas

Betsy Thomas, PT, MS Staff Physical Therapist and Certified Pilates Practitioner Betsy is a graduate of Lafayette College in Pennsylvania and holds a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from Columbia University. She is also certified by Power Pilates and by the rehabilitation-based Pilates program, Polestar Pilates. Over the past 25 years she has worked with women’s health, chronic pain, orthopedic, neurologic, and cardiac patients, in clinic management, and as an Assistant Professor and Academic Clinical Coordinator of Education (ACCE) with the physical therapy academic program at UT Southwestern. As ACCE for UT Southwestern, she became involved with development of the Texas Clinical Student Assessment Tool, sponsored clinical education courses with the Consortium of Physical Therapy Educators in Texas, and presented a poster at the Combined Sections Meeting for the APTA. In addition to post-graduate training in pelvic floor dysfunction rehabilitation and women’s health physical therapy, Betsy has taken extensive course work in manual physical therapy, including visceral mobilization, myofascial release and craniosacral therapy.
This 55 min session will utilize the reformer, tower & Wunda chair.

Upcoming classes:

  • Wed May 24 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Janis Stillings
  • Fri May 26 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Betsy Thomas
  • Wed May 31 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Michelle Sedtal
  • Thu Jun 01 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Michelle Sedtal
  • Fri Jun 02 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Betsy Thomas
  • Wed Jun 07 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Brittani Dunlap
  • Thu Jun 08 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Michelle Sedtal
  • Fri Jun 09 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Betsy Thomas