Born and raised in this beautiful hill country, I left Fayetteville to study dance in Los Angeles. During my senior year at UCLA, I injured my lower back and my only refuge was Pilates. I was so impressed with how much Pilates could teach me about my body that I entered into a year-long certification program with Marie-Jose Blom at Long Beach Dance Conditioning. Since 2008, I have worked as a full-time instructor in Los Angeles and New Orleans. Pilates has allowed me to work with a wide range of fitness levels including professional dancers, clients living with Multiple Sclerosis and breast cancer survivors. Most commonly I work with nurses, construction workers, avid gardeners and the average fitness enthusiast. I am also a certified Pre- and Postnatal instructor and find great joy in working with pregnant women. Xtend Barre Workout came into my life while I was in New Orleans and since I am a life-long dancer, I naturally fell in love (and an extra 8 pounds fell off of me!). Now I am back in my hometown and I am eager to offer affordable, effective group exercise for the men and women of this community.
Courtney has been a Yoga and Pilates instructor in Northwest Arkansas since 2010. She studied dance growing up and has always had a passion for fitness. This passion led her to study Exercise Science at Bryan College in Rogers and she is certified by AFFA and NSCA for personal training. She is also a certified Xtend instructor and enjoys weight training and running to create a well rounded fitness lifestyle. She offers challenging workouts with an energy that will keep you coming back for more.
Susanne has been a fitness enthusiast for decades and enjoys Pilates, aerobics, jogging, and cycling to name a few of her favorites. Care of body, mind, and spirit is her platform for a vibrant and well-rounded life. Pilates is a wonderful tool to help achieve a healthier you, addressing strength, flexibility and balance, which rounds out whatever cardio exercise you prefer. Before Pilates, Susanne taught aerobics for a number of years, followed by an extended break from teaching, but never a break from pursuing a healthy holistic lifestyle. She is back to teaching and this time it is Pilates Mat classes that have her excited. Susanne is a certified Mat instructor and would love to share her Pilates passion with you.