|Bodies by Pilates | 260 Bridge St. Phoenixville PA | 1117 Bridge Street, Creamery PA | Phone: 484-302-0295 | BodiesbyPilates@me.com|
Deb has spent an extensive 25+ years in the fitness industry. She taught her first class at the very young age of 19 while attending Millersville University obtaining her BS in Education. It was at this time that she realized fitness was her "calling." It was almost eight years later that she found her true passion...Pilates, when she was hired as a fitness model on QVC. Deb had spent all of those eight years acquiring a personal trainer certification, mat pilates, step, boxing, and spinning certifications.
Deb is a certified Pilates Method Alliance teacher and has a long list of master trainers (Marjolein Burgman, Jennifer Kries, Mari Windsor). Deb is a teacher and always a student. She attends 2 conferences every year to learn and expand on variations of exercises to keep classes fresh and results driven. She holds monthly teacher training sessions with her teachers to be sure the studio is living up to client's expectations. She was employed by the same fitness center for 20 years where she managed the group exercise program, the personal training department, and eventually opened and managed the Pilates Reformer studio.
Bodies by Pilates is a group studio offering reformer and chair classes at an affordable price for every walk of life. Deb knew that once someone came to try it, and felt what this machine does for the body...they would fall in love with it! Making Pilates reformer affordable makes Deb happy!
Deb has hand picked her teachers and is very proud of the diversity of styles that are presented to clients. The entire staff has ongoing training and education in order to bring the best possible class to clients every single time.
Deb has earned her reputation for transforming people's bodies and their lives due to her passion and sincere love of exercise. Her enthusiasm is priceless and especially genuine!
Carol Weiss has been trained by Master Trainer, Dale Irwin and has been teaching The Pilates Method for over seven years. Carol expanded her knowledge after becoming certified in mat Pilates more than eight years ago. She has experience teaching group classes in a studio setting and has also had hundreds of hours of private training experience. Carol is known for her technical ability and her pleasant way of presenting Pilates to her clients. It is always obvious that she loves what she does. You will leave her class feeling invigorated and spiritually cleansed.
Melissa Liguori Smith
My name is Mellissa Liguori Smith, I have studied ballet, jazz, tap, modern, and my favorite hip hop for 21 years. Through my love of dance I found another love, Pilates. During the 10 years of teaching dance I studied and trained in Pilates for 3 years through Romana's Pilates Certification Program, I received my certification in June 2006. I have taught Pilates in several different locations in Fort Myers FL for the last 5 years. I have just recently moved back to Exton PA and I am furthering my teaching and love for Pilates here.
Karen has been a fitness enthusiast for over 20 years. Karen has more than 300 hours teaching Reformer under the direction and teaching from Deb Lemon and continues to work towards the requirements for certification. Karen holds a personal training certification from NASM and she is a registered yoga teacher through Yoga Alliance.
Karen has a passion for sharing her knowledge and experience with beginners as well as seasoned fitness enthusiasts.
Jeff is currently an apprentice teacher working towards his certification. He began as Deb's private client and she was so impressed at how easily he picked up the practice and discipline of Pilates that she encouraged him to become a teacher. He is also an example of the transformation Pilates has on your mind and body. You will see Jeff participating in classes and also teaching classes.