Certified Pilates Practitioner, Movement Educator, and Certified Fascial Stretch Specialist
Cathy is a graduate from the University of Oklahoma, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Pedagogy. She worked on a Masters in Movement Therapy at Hunter College in NYC, and received a Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Med degree from Columbia University. She was a full scholarship recipient at several Dance Conservatories in NYC such as Martha Graham and Alvin Ailey.
Cathy, who had an extensive dance background, found her way to Pilates to enhance her instrument to perform. Cathy has been practicing Yoga and Pilates since 1996. Cathy is certified through Physical Mind, Power Pilates, Polestar Pilates International and PMA. She is a member with the PMA (Pilates Method Alliance) and Yoga Alliance and is a member of good standing with American Fitness Association of America. She is also a member of NAPW (National Association of Professional Women). Cathy's studio is a Polestar Pilates Teacher Training Host Site and she is a Polestar Pilates Movement Educator for Texas. Cathy also completed the 30 hour Comprehensive Smart Core training with Marie-Jose Blom Lawrence. Cathy is also a Certified Fascial Stretch Specialist Level III.
Cathy attends several continuing education conferences every year to learn and know the latest research and approach to movement, for clients with Osteoporosis, Scoliosis, Parkinsons, MS and all the spinal pathologies as well as womens health and the physically fit.
Cris Buchner Stone
Certified Comprehensive Pilates Instructor
Growing up in Atlanta, Georgia, Ashley graduated from Georgia Tech with a major in Supply Chain Management and a heavy focus on art. She moved to Dallas after graduating where she worked in the finance industry. After thoughtful consideration, she decided to pursue her true passion for fitness, specifically Pilates. She feels fortunate that she can employ her creativity and analytics to help others.
Leslie is currently a writer, speaker, trust-coach, and radio show host who shares with others how to trust themselves, love themselves and feel a deep inner peace while learning to let go of fears and worries. After undergoing several radical surgeries, Leslie regained her emotional strength, much in part to these teachings, while attributing Pilates to her continued physical recovery and strong sense of self. She is so grateful for the powerful role Pilates has played in her recovery that she has chosen to extend her scope of teaching and is now a certified Polestar Pilates instructor.
Ryan is studying Kinesiology at TWU and will enter Physical Therapy school in 2013. He began pursuing Pilates in 2008, after a vigorous cross country season. He was looking for a way to stay conditioned with less impact than running. He found that Pilates is an approach to core strength that recreates and reconditions the entire body. Ryan most recently became certified in Pilates Reformer and is passionate about sharing the benefits of Pilates. Through combining Physical Therapy and Pilates, he hopes to offer others the ability to reach their maximum movement potential.
"A few well-designed movements, properly performed in a balanced sequence, are worth hours of doing sloppy calisthenics or forced contortion." - Joe Pilates