Bone Builder Level I Group Eqipment


This class is taught by:

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.

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).

Cathy Baldasserini



Cathy Moses Baldasserini BFA, MDMT, CFSS, PMA® - CPT
(Studio Owner)

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.

A 55min session utilizing the Reformer, Chair and Tower (Wall Unit). A beginner class for clients that that have completed at least four privates before attending this class. This session emphasizes correct posture and alignment and core strengthening exercises that are safe for clients with Osteoporosis and Osteopinia.

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Oct 17 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Betsy Thomas
  • Fri Oct 20 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Janis Stillings
  • Mon Oct 23 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Cathy Baldasserini
  • Tue Oct 24 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Betsy Thomas
  • Fri Oct 27 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Betsy Thomas
  • Mon Oct 30 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Cathy Baldasserini
  • Tue Oct 31 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Betsy Thomas
  • Fri Nov 03 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Betsy Thomas
  • Mon Nov 06 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Cathy Baldasserini
  • Tue Nov 07 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Betsy Thomas
  • Fri Nov 10 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Betsy Thomas
  • Mon Nov 13 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Janis Stillings
  • Tue Nov 14 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Betsy Thomas
  • Fri Nov 17 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Betsy Thomas
  • Mon Nov 20 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Cathy Baldasserini
  • Tue Nov 21 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Betsy Thomas
  • Fri Nov 24 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Betsy Thomas
  • Mon Nov 27 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Cathy Baldasserini
  • Tue Nov 28 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Betsy Thomas
  • Fri Dec 01 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Betsy Thomas