BARB CHASE: Barb grew up in St. Clair Shores, Michigan. She began her athletic career training, competing, coaching, then judging gymnastics. She is a certified EMT, Medical Office Assistant, NA, & Chiropractic Assistant, but her heart has always been in fitness. When she discoverd Pilates, she knew this was the path of study for her. She trained and certified with the Physicalmind™ Institute, and Stott Pilates®. Barb has trained acomplished gymnasts as well as elite hockey players helping them to reduce the incidence of injury, gain flexibility, and increase core strength. Barb opened SCS Pilates Connection, Inc. (formerly Core Connection) in September 2003 to offer programs designed to strengthen and balance the body from the inside out.
PATTI PARENTEAU: Patti is a Stott Pilates® certified instructor as well as a certified personal trainer. She is certified in Cardiolates® and loves working with all body types. She has managed excercise programs for the YMCA, and has been teaching for 20+ years.
NORA SMITH: Nora is highly motivated and comes to us holding two certifications with AFAA (Aerobics & Fitness Association of America). She offers 15+ years experience teaching high/low impact aerobics, boot camp, step, kickboxing, circuit, slide, and mat work. Nora is an experienced Personal Fitness Trainer, as well as an accomplished Group Exercise Instructor. Nora is also TRX certified.
JAMI BAUER-LOCRICCHIO: A longtime health and fitness enthusiast, Jami has been studying Pilates for nearly a decade. While participating as a client in group Reformer classes, she was inspired to begin teaching the mind-body method of Joseph Pilates. Jami spent the first eight years of her career, as a valued Pilates instructor at several studios in the Palm Beach, Florida area. She has worked with healthy bodies as well as with clients who suffered from chronic conditions and injuries. Before leaving Florida, she spent the last four years at Pulse Pilates Studio, where she was the Studio Director, Master Instructor and Educator. Jami is X-tend barre certified.
MELISSA KERN: Melissa is a Stott Pilates staff trainer and certified in the Synergy Barre Technique. She practiced Stott Pilates in Chicago & also SCS Pilates Connection for several years prior to moving to Michigan in 2011. Melissa so loved Pilates she has chosen to share her positive experience and passion for Pilates with others. Melissa has two young boys and specializes in helping clients get their bodies back to pre-baby shape. Melissa is a welcomed addition to our SCS Pilates Family.
MICHELLE DANKANICS: Michelle has been passionate about Pilates for several years and has now entered the Stott Pilates Training Program. She has completed her Matwork training, and will complete the additional coursework by Fall 2013. Michelle is TRX certified. Michelle has been a client of SCS Pilates Connection for 5+ years and is excited to now become part of our SCS Pilates Instructor family.
KELSI PARENTEAU: Kelsi has been a studio client for nearly ten years, and is truly passionate about fitness and promoting healthy body image. After trying the Bare method and loving the amazing results, she decided to earn her certification in the Synergy Barre Technique. Kelsi is passionate about teaching, and likes to keep her classes upbeat, fresh, and fun while retaining focus on client's individual fitness goals. We welcome Kelsi into our SCS Pilates Family of excellent instructors.
CARRAH WLOSZEK: Carrah's love for Pilates began when she was only 6 years old and was directed by her Doctor to begin practicing pilates exercises to help improve her posture. After graduating from law school and taking a job as a lawyer, she realized something was missing from her life. Her history of practicing Pilates combined with her enthusiasm for health, fitness, and helping others made it an easy decision for her to pursue her Pilates instructor certification. Carrah is Stott Pilates® trained in Mat & Reformer and is also a certified Spinning instructor. She is excited to share her personal experience with Pilates and help others achieve their fitness and postural goals. We are all excited that Carrah has joined our SCS Pilates Family.