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Laurie DiMatteo-Weiner, PMA-CPT

Laurie Weiner

Teaching Pilates and fitness for over 25 years. Educated through Polestar Pilates, PHI Pilates, STOTT Pilates and GYROTONIC. Master Pilates Educator and Teacher with Pilates Sports Center. Certified Pilates Teacher with the Pilates Method Alliance. Certified Personal Trainer with American Council on Exercise and Spinning. Holding certificates in Balletone, Rebounding, Kwando, Powerflex, Resist a Ball, Standing Pilates, BOSU, and BodyBar. Continuing education with Pink Ribbon, Advanced Pilates for Shoulder and Back Pathologies, Pre and Post Natal Fitness and Pilates, and Pilates for Young Adults and Athletes. Owned and operated Pilates Plus a Restoration Studio for 15 years.

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Archana Bhalgat

Archana Bhalgat

After facing a life-threatening illness in 1999 and spending 2 years in physical therapy, Archana began incorporating yoga into her daily life. Creating a new understanding of the mind-body connection, she has experienced first-hand the benefits, both physically and emotionally. Her interest in Pilates and core strength lead her to Pilates Mat 1, 2 and Reformer 1, 2 training. Archana brings her history and passion for yoga and pilates, as well as her need to understand physical fitness to our team, giving her the opportunity to share her knowledge and experiences with others. With her unique interpretation of life, she brings a joyful and fun attitude in her teaching that inspires those around her.

Carmen Snider

Carmen Snider

Holds a BS in science from Purdue University. Carmen has over 20 years of professional and active fitness teaching experience. She holds a wide range of fitness certificates including a compressive Pilates certificate through Power Pilates. She has worked with a variety of clients ranging from novice, special population (people with injuries) to advance practitioner. She believes movement is the answer to keeping healthy and young and a firm believer in Pilates and that the Pilates principals are important in maintain a healthy spine and strong core. Holding Certificates with Power Pilates and GYROKINESIS® METHOD

 

Stacey Renee Benedetti

Stacey Renee Benedetti

Trained in Reformer, Apparatus and Mat Pilates through Balanced Body, Stacey is now in the final stages of receiving her certificate of completion. She has also received a certificate of completion for Barre and currently teaches Reformer, Mat, Apparatus and Barre in various studios within Philadelphia and the suburbs of NJ. In early 2015, Stacey expanded her repertoire to include the Mega-former with Lagree Fitness. Stacey's desire is to inspire others on the benefits of regular exercise in its proper form and to help improve her clients' balance, tone, posture, flexibility and overall physical well-being, while bringing awareness to their personal mind-body commitment and connection both in and out of the studio.

 

Jen Tedesco

Jen Tedesco

Jen Tedesco came to Pilates through ballet. As a professional dancer, she trained with instructors to further her dancing abilities. Having danced with the International Ballet Theatre, Sarasota Ballet and Pennsylvania Ballet, she retired from dancing following an injury and started teaching ballet and planned on pursuing a pilates certification but marriage and babies came first. She had been teaching ballet for the past 10 years when a friend convinced her to get a barre certification. This renewed her desire to complete her certification in Pilates. She started working with Laurie Weiner and fell in love. Her previous exposure to Pilates had taught her what it can do to help a dancer, but how it can help people from all walks of life and injuries abound was thrilling. She recently completed her training in Pilates Mat and Reformer under Laurie Weiner. She is excited to work with Laurie and loves to "convert" people. She has hooked many of her friends who had not previously tried Pilates. She also loves introducing Pilates to children, as her own three children are now practicing.

 

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