Pilates Mat All Level


This class is taught by:

Stacey Timbo

 
Stacey Timbo has been teaching and practicing Pilates for more than 4 years. She loves Pilates now more than ever because it continues to evolve and allows Stacey to find more power and depth in the work. Her greatest joy comes from watching her clients experience profound changes in their bodies and seeing their excitement when they learn something new. Through her degree in Kinesiology, Stacey discovered Pilates and what it could do for her body. While completing her physical therapy internship with an emphasis in Kinesiology she discovered that Pilates incorporates both her love for general fitness and rehabilitation. Stacey studied under Balance Body by taking their comprehensive training program in Reformer and Mat Pilates. The Balanced Body program that Stacey learned under taught her a comprehensive Pilates training program on the Pilates equipment including mat and Reformer.
 
Stacey values learning and has continued her education through a variety of workshops and conferences through a myriad of different Pilates studios and seminars. While staying true to the principles of Pilates, Stacey integrates other props to assist in advancing movements to improve one’s strength, coordination and balance.
 
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
College attended and degree earned: Arizona State University
 
Years teaching Pilates: since 2012
 
Years taking Pilates: since 2012
 
Trained by: Personalized Pilates Studio, Phoenix Arizona
 
Mentor Program: Larry Foe under Balanced Body training program
 
Other related certifications/credentials: ACE certified Group Fitness Instructor and ACE Personal Trainer; Barre certified
 
Favorite Pilates exercise and why: Short Spine because it just opens my spine up in such a delicious way.
 
Why I enjoy teaching Pilates: I love helping people learn to enjoy moving in their bodies. Movement should be fun and enjoyable for everyone!
 

Ashley Walton

 
~ Reformer, Pilates Mat & Barre Instructor
 
Ashley M. Walton is a Saint Joe's grad with a Bachelor Degree in Biology. She spent 10 years testing and preparing blood for hospitals throughout the Tri-state area. Ashley switched from a medical career to a career in which she can prevent the need for medical attention. She went back to school to receive her Associate Degree in Exercise Science, as well as several certifications for personal training.
 
Ashley has been a Certified Personal Trainer for five years. She fell in love with Pilates after being told she had shrunk an inch and a half. Pilates felt better than the chiropractor! Pilates actually helped her gain back her inch and a half! Pilates has helped Ashley's clients and students work through sports injuries and arthritis. New mothers have enjoyed watching their abs get back to normal.
 
Ashley has now been teaching Pilates and Group Exercise for two years. She decided to complete the Peak Pilates Comprehensive program this year to get a Classical understanding of Pilates. She has taught Pilates Reformer, Pilates Mat, Aqua, Silver Sneakers, and Cardio Barre. In January, Ashley will be teaching Pilates Reformer and Pilates Mat here at Twisters.

Michele Dolaway

 
~ Barre Instructor/ Pilates Mat Instructor
 
Michele began her dance training at the age of 3 with The Ballet Theatre of Scranton and Scranton Civic Ballet Company. She continued her training at Point Park University with a concentration in jazz. Michele moved to the Philadelphia area and continued to train at The University of the Arts. She performed with Steppin’ Out Productions, Bally’s in Atlantic City and the Sixers Dancers (Philadelphia 76ers).
 
Michele went on the get her Nursing Degree and after having three daughters, got back into dance by taking classes at Steps on Broadway, Broadway Dance Center, Bucks County Dance Center and Koresh Dance Company. With two of her three daughters seriously studying dance, Michele returned to teaching and choreography. She was introduced to Pilates and immediately fell in love. Michele is passionate about Pilates because of the attention to proper body alignment and core strengthening – consistent with dance.
 
Michele is certified in both Mat and Reformer (IMX) Pilates, Balanced Body Pilates, Balanced Body Barre and aerobics (STRIDE). She enjoys teaching students of all ages and loves to share her passion for dance and pilates with those in her class. Michele also teaches jazz dance at Philadelphia Dance Theatre.
All Levels Welcome

 
All Level classes are designed for students with previous Pilates Mat experience. These classes offer a vigorous workout and incorporate a greater variety of challenging exercises than Level I/II Classes.
 
 
Pilates Mat is a group exercise class that uses basic equipment such as a Pilates ring, resistance band, or weighted balls. These exercises help strengthen the body’s core (3 dimensionally) by developing pelvic and scapula stability and abdominal control using focused breathing patterns. The main fitness goals of Pilates Mat include improved flexibility, muscle tone, body balance, spinal support, low back health, and body-mind awareness. 
 
 
Pilates Mat classes are a great way to get strengthen your yoga practice or cross train for any other physical activity. 
 

Upcoming classes:

  • Wed Jan 23 8:30 am - 9:25 am with Stacey Timbo
    at Ambler
  • Thu Jan 24 8:10 am - 9:10 am with Stacey Timbo
    at Erdenheim
  • Sat Jan 26 9:35 am - 10:30 am with Ashley Walton
    at Ambler
  • Sun Jan 27 10:35 am - 11:30 am with Stacey Timbo
    at Ambler
  • Mon Jan 28 8:30 am - 9:25 am with Stacey Timbo
    at Ambler
  • Tue Jan 29 8:10 am - 9:10 am with Stacey Timbo
    at Erdenheim
  • Wed Jan 30 8:30 am - 9:25 am with Stacey Timbo
    at Ambler
  • Thu Jan 31 8:10 am - 9:10 am with Stacey Timbo
    at Erdenheim
  • Sat Feb 02 9:35 am - 10:30 am with Ashley Walton
    at Ambler
  • Sun Feb 03 10:35 am - 11:30 am with Stacey Timbo
    at Ambler
  • Mon Feb 04 8:30 am - 9:25 am with Michele Dolaway
    at Ambler
  • Tue Feb 05 8:10 am - 9:10 am with Stacey Timbo
    at Erdenheim
  • Wed Feb 06 8:30 am - 9:25 am with Stacey Timbo
    at Ambler
  • Thu Feb 07 8:10 am - 9:10 am with Stacey Timbo
    at Erdenheim
  • Sat Feb 09 9:35 am - 10:30 am with Ashley Walton
    at Ambler
  • Sun Feb 10 10:35 am - 11:30 am with Stacey Timbo
    at Ambler
  • Mon Feb 11 8:30 am - 9:25 am with Michele Dolaway
    at Ambler
  • Tue Feb 12 8:10 am - 9:10 am with Stacey Timbo
    at Erdenheim
  • Wed Feb 13 8:30 am - 9:25 am with Stacey Timbo
    at Ambler
  • Thu Feb 14 8:10 am - 9:10 am with Stacey Timbo
    at Erdenheim