Taryn discovered Pilates several years ago, as a dancer looking for a way to improve her strength and stability, without limiting mobility. She was delighted by the results Pilates provided, and eventually decided to pursue becoming an instructor. Taryn has been teaching Pilates since 2009, and is fully certified in mat and all equipment through both Stott Pilates and the Kane School. She received her Pilates training and certifications in NYC, where she has also attended many continuing education workshops, including the Functional Anatomy for Movement and Injuries (FAMI) workshop at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She continuously strives to gain more knowledge about anatomy and various movement techniques, hoping to broaden her perspective, and deepen her approach. Additionally, Taryn has been teaching ballet for over ten years, and is an American Ballet Theatre certified teacher. Taryn loves helping people work towards their goals, and achieve healthier bodies, with the increased functionality and greater ease of movement Pilates can provide.
Grace Lewis (bio to come)
Skyler began seeing the benefits of Pilates at the age of 14 while attending the Kansas City Ballet School, and during summer intensive programs at the Joffrey School and The Ailey School in New York. She continued Pilates at the UMKC Conservatory for Music and Dance, where she earned her B.F.A in Dance and while dancing professionally for the Sarasota Ballet Company, in Sarasota, FL. She has found Pilates to be the ideal way for her to build strong core muscles, maintain proper body alignment, and develop long lean flexible muscles. Skyler enjoys the variety she finds in each Pilates class, which allows the body to be constantly challenged. She runs, plays tennis, and dances with more ease due to Pilates. Skyler is a certified Pilates Instructor in Classical Pilates Education and DK Body Balance.
Lisa Sirridge is a Stott trained Pilates Instructor receiving her training through Victory Pilates. She teaches fluid and core strengthening movements through classes using mat, reformer, cadillac and barrels instruction. As a former professional dancer, Lisa knows the importance of good posture, core strength, balance and flexibility. She feels Pilates is an excellent tool to address these issues as well as help in toning and sculpting muscles. Her introduction to Pilates in 2006 on a personal level led her to the Stott Pilates certification training program. She has been teaching since 2010. She is recently trained in Injuries and Special Populations (ISP), Athletic Conditioning and is a CORE Qualified Instructor. She studied at the Conservatory of Music and Dance at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. She performed for The Kansas City Civic Ballet (now known as Kansas City Ballet), Westport Ballet and City in Motion. After more than 25 years of experience in performing and teaching ballet, she is excited to incorporate Pilates into her fitness arena. Lisa feels you do not have to be a dancer to train like one, and she enjoys working with all ages and levels of clients.