Melinda has completed her PEAK Pilates Comprehensive Level I and Level II Certifications and is now taking clients in our studio. If you are new to Pilates or our studio, your first session with us is always $39. Melinda's previous experience includes study through STOTT Pilates, and Mat certification through PEAK Pilates. Learn more about Melinda below.
Q: What led you to Pilates?
A:initially I learned Pilates at Alvin Ailey dance school for their certification program. Later, I was in a car accident and started doing Pilates again to alleviate my pain. I decided that I wanted to help others with pain or limited mobility as well as maintaining good form.
Q: What are your specialties?
A: I have many clients with spinal limitations as well as clients who have limited mobility. I focus on strengthening the core, articulating the spine, and stretching.
Q: What changes do you enjoy seeing in your clients?
A: Their ability to find their pelvic floor. That’s always a big accomplishment. They also increase their flexibility substantially and develop coordination
Q: Do you work with both men and women clients?
A: Yes mostly women but I have a couple of male clients
Q: Why is it important for beginners to take private sessions?
A: They need to learn the foundation of Pilates exercises so as not to get hurt
Q: Do you teach classes?
A: I currently I teach private reformer sessions and a mixed level mat class.
Q: What is your favorite Pilates exercise and why?
A: My favorite Pilates exercise is long stretch because it works the entire body.
Q: What Pilates exercise challenges you most?
A: Front rowing standing
Q: What makes Pilates FUN?
A: Challenging myself to do the exercises in the most challenging positions, like standing versus sitting or kneeling. I also like to explore new exercises when working out. Some of them may be real exercises, some of them may be made up by me. I take a lot of dance and apply it to the reformer and do a floor bar work out.