Karly is a licensed physical therapist and has been teaching Pilates since 2005. Karly completed her mat and apparatus comprehensive certification from the Professional Health and Fitness Institute, a contemporary teaching method in 2005, and pursued an additional comprehensive certification through Power Pilates, a classical teaching method in 2015. Karly is a Nationally Certified Pilates Instructor (NCPT) and maintains an active Pilates Method Alliance membership.
In 2019, Karly pursued a Tai Chi Instructor certification through the the Tai Chi for Health Institute and is certified to teach Dr. Lam's Tai Chi for Health and Wellness and Tai Chi for Rehab programs.
During COVID-19 pandemic, when Free Movement Pilates was shutdown for 4 months, Karly took the opportunity to brand her teaching approach to Pilates, and Restorative Pilates was born. Restorative Pilates blends Pilates inspired exercises and teaching methods from both her contemporary and classical training with mobility and strength exercises inspired by training and restoring modern day biomechanics, core efficiency and fundamental movement patterns back into the body.
Karly, a Bethlehem Central graduate, relocated back to Delmar to be closer to family and friends. Karly hopes to encourage people in Delmar with chronic pain or fear of exercise and Pilates to come out of the woodwork, and allow themselves to benefit from transforming their bodies with Pilates. Once an active member of the triathlon community, triathlons have been put on hold while she focuses on raising her 2 daughters, Mia (1) and Olivia (3) with her husband, Marc.
Private Rate: $80
Private 3 Pack: $225
Introductory Equipment Class: 4 Weeks $160
(Limit 3 People in class)
Duet Rate: $45/pp; 10 Pack $425
Liesl is a licensed physical therapist with over 16 years of experience, primarily working with repetitive use injuries, rehabilitation, and sports medicine. Liesl originally received her Pilates training through Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates Institute (APPI) and continued with Classical training through Power Pilates. Liesl's continuing education focus has been on lumbosacral dysfunction and stabilization. Her primary interest is teaching how to maximize individual function so you can enjoy life! Liesl works as a Physical Therapist at the Eddy Home Visiting Nurse Association and also offers private manual therapy at the studio. In addition, she teaches Pilates Mat, Tower and private Reformer classes. In 2019, Liesl pursued a Tai Chi Instructor certification through the Tai Chi for Health Institute and is certified to teach Dr. Lam's Tai Chi for Health and Wellness and Tai Chi for Rehab programs.
Talia entered the apprentice program at Romana's Pilates in New York City at the age of 18. Romana Kryzanowska was Joseph Pilates' protege. After Talia took classes at the original Pilates studio in NYC and met Romana, Sar Mejia Santo (Romana's daughter), and Daria Pace (Romana's granddaughter), Talia believed in The Method because she experienced first-hand how it changed her body and life. Talia's been teaching since she was 19, and she received her certification in 2007. She has continued with Pilates and believes in the ability of the Pilates Method to change the body, mind and life. Talia enjoys watching the bodies and minds of her clients transform from session to session. Since 2007 she has taught in various studios in NYC, including the Romana's Pilates training center, after graduating from the program there. Talia has taught in Madrid, Spain, Saratoga Springs, Albany and now Delmar. Talia teaches Privates, Duets (Semi-Privates), and group Reformer, Tower and Mat classes at the studio.
Jenn is a licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy as well as a comprehensive Balanced Body certified Pilates Instructor teaching since 2015. Jenn graduated over a year ago from D'YOuville College with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy and holds a BS degree in exercise science from University of Buffalo. She has been a contract physical therapist working within multiple states in the last year, helping individuals overcome injuries and feel their best. Due to COVID-19, she has relocated to the capital region to be closer to family.
enn has special interests in clients with scoliosis, neurological conditions (such as Parkinsons and Multiple Scolosis) as well as cyclists, golfers, and runners. She is hoping to use her Pilates, physical therapy and exercise science background to educate clients on relieving musculoskeletal pain, restore functional movement and achieve their movement goals.
No matter your ability or experience level, Jenn can create a class to fit your individual needs while maintaining an invigorating, challenging and enlightening workout.
Private Rate: $75
Introductory Offer: 4 Pack $240
Private 3 Pack: $210
Tammy was introduced to Pilates while assisting her colleague (Kathryn Crago) with her Restorative Yoga workshops at the studio. She met Kathryn through , Healing Touch Certification Program, Through her experience as a Healing Touch Practitioner, assisting yoga instructors with aligning students' bodies during Restorative Yoga, Tammy developed an interest in Pilates and reached out to Free Movement Pilates to begin training on the Reformer with her husband. Through her experience as a Pilates student, Tammy was able to rid herself of chronic neck and shoulder pain/tension she developed from working at her desk job. In addition to her own progress, she saw her husband's body and posture completely change and lengthen.
Karly encouraged Tammy to get certified after witnessing Tammy's enthusiasm for this practice, positive energy and spirit, her strong body awareness and mind-body connection.
Tammy has received her Pilates Mat Certification through Power Pilates in NYC, and her Reformer 1 & 2 training through Balanced Body. In February 2018, Tammy will begin her complete Comprehensive Certification through Power Pilates.
Christine has been teaching Pilates Mat classes at Free Movement since 2015. She started her Pilates training in 2003 as a student locally studying under: Monica, Jana, Nicola, Karly, Sharon, Clare, Sara and many others. While she enjoys Pilates apparatus classes and yoga classes, her favorite class has always been the simple, yet effective Pilates Mat class.
After giving birth to her 3 children, Christine was introduced to the world of Bodywork. She studied at the Center for Natural Wellness, becoming a NYS Licensed Massage Therapist in 2012. Practicing massage in both Rensselaer and Albany Counties, Christine also spends time visiting patients weekly as a community hospice complementary therapist volunteer.
"Pilates gave me my abs back after pregnancy, increased my flexibility and kept my sciatica at bay. For these reasons, and many more, Christine loves to channel her energy towards sharing the Pilates Method with others.