|Bodies by Pilates | 260 Bridge St. Phoenixville PA | 1117 Bridge Road, Skippack 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 Pilates Method Alliance Certified Teacher, Peak Pilates Certified, Booty-Barre Certified, and Piloxing Certified. 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 class studio offering various equipment and mat classes including Reformer, Chair, Cadillac Tower, and Pilatesstick. Private sessions are always available to those who prefer more one on one attention. 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 ten years. Carol expanded her knowledge after becoming certified in mat and reformer Pilates over nine years ago. She also recently completed her Peak Pilates Level 1 Certification and is a Mad Dogg Athletics Certified Spinning Instructor. 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 Melissa 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. Melissa is also certified in Piloxing
Meg BurnsMeg found her passion for Pilates in 2006. This was a natural fit after growing up studying various types of dance. A few short years later, Meg completed her mat certification with goals to teach the Pilates Method. She was standing taller, feeling leaner and had a more confident prescience. Meg wanted to bring then joy of Pilates into other people's lives. She went on to study all of the Pilates equipment to fully understand the Pilates Method. Now after hundreds of hours studying and teaching Pilates, she is working towards her Pilates Method Alliance Certification. Meg loves teaching and practicing Pilates. She believes that every person can be inspired by Pilates and can achieve a Pilates' body. Meg also has a certification in Piloxing.
Jenna KoserJenna has always had a passion for Pilates. Now she has a new passion and that is teaching Pilates to others. Jenna loves the way she feels after Pilates, whether it is classical mat or on the reformer. She is able to let the stressors of everyday life melt away and feel rejuvenated. Nothing gives her greater pleasure than being able to share that with other people. Pilates is one of the few exercises that is for everyone, no matter your age, gender or what shape you are in. She is excited to be a part of the Bodies by Pilates family and is excited to share her knowledge and passion for Pilates with you! Jenna is a Peak Pilates Level 1 certified teacher and is also certified in Piloxing.
Cara DeCiccoCara has been an avid sports and fitness enthusiast her entire life. Her accomplishments include four years of championship tennis at Bloomsburg University, where she captained her team and still holds several records. Cara has her masters in Special Education, and taught in the Methacton school district for 8 years. She also coached the girls and boys tennis teams, and has had several players advance to the collegiate level. She resides in Collegeville with her husband Joe, and two young children, Elliana and Luca. Cara first became involved with Pilates as a means of rehabilitating a chronic back injury. She continued Pilates throughout her pregnancies as a means of staying fit, and has developed a true love for it. Cara has her Peak Pilates® comprehensive Level 1 certification. She is currently working on obtaining Level 2 certification. Cara is excited about the opportunity to share her enthusiasm, experience and success with you.