A great way to challenge your clients (especially the more intermediate and advanced clients) the unstable surface of the roller makes even the most basic Pilates exercise challenging, calling upon the deep core muscles to stabilize the body on the moving surface of the roller. Additionally, the roller can help in learning balance, improving posture, building strength, and relieving tension.
Instructor: Anne Marie Schultz
Anne Marie Schultz has been teaching Pilates since 2005, as well as the Gyrotonic method since 2009 and is the owner/director/senior instructor at Center Works Pilates and Wellness Studio on Orcas Island, WA. A multisport athlete all her life, particularly enjoying volleyball, swimming, biking, and hiking; Anne Marie was delighted to find an intelligent way to work out, and had been stronger and more flexible ever since. She has also been tickled to be able to use the anatomy and physiology she learned while earning her BS (Anthropology, Minor Biology, Phi Beta Kappa) from the University of Oregon in her everyday life.
Anne Marie received her Pilates mat certification in 2005 and subsequently completed her Comprehensive Certification in 2007, both through the internationally recognized school of Pilates, Power Pilates of NYC. In 2013 she was honored to become one of Power Pilates teacher trainers, and since 2015 has been a member of their Curriculum committee. She is also nationally certified through the Pilates Method alliance (PMA).
In addition to studying with Susan Moran and Bob Liekens of Power Pilates, Anne Marie has had the opportunity to study with and learn from first generation Pilates teachers Lolita San Miguel, Mary Bowen, and Ron Fletcher; as well as Amy Alpers of the Pilates Center of Boulder, and rehabilitative Pilates specialists Brett Anderson, Sheri Betz, and Karen Klippenger. In her Gyrotonic journey she has blessed to have been able to work with Kathy Van Patten, Mia Munroe, Sebastian Plattenburg, and Uwe Herbisreit. In 2012 she became a certified Health Coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in NYC.
Anne Marie finds herself continually inspired by watching the way these two movement systems change the body, invigorate the mind, and stir the spirit; and she truly believes that changing the body can change lives, and likewise change the world. She is grateful for all she learns from her clients and apprentices, and strives to support them in any way she can.