Sarah de Guia, EMPS Owner & Instructor, has been involved in the fitness industry for over 18 years. Her passion for health and fitness lead her to become a certified Pilates Instructor in 2004. She has trained with the PhysicalMind Institute, Balanced Body, Stott Pilates as well as other recognized organizations in the industry. Sarah is a member of IDEA and has been an ACE-certified fitness professional since 1994. Faithful pursuit of continuing education through these organizations as well as other programs endorsed by the industry’s Pilates Method Alliance keeps her well rounded in the latest developments.
Sarah is also a Certified Level One Franklin Method Teacher. The Franklin Method combines scientific and anatomical analysis with movement, integrating imagery exercises that make it effective and fun. It can be used for specific performance enhancement as well as a tool to improve overall fitness and body awareness.
“I feel like we have gotten away from actually ‘living’ in our bodies day to day. I have a passion for engaging my clients in body awareness, teaching them techniques to improve posture and maintain good back health. And, whether fit or just getting back into fitness, the Pilates method is excellent to increase overall strength and flexibility. Dedicate some time to moving mindfully in session, then you can integrate that into your daily living.”
– Sarah de Guia
Becky Lenski was first introduced to the Pilates Reformer after the birth of her first child in 2005 and has been hooked on it ever since! Amazed & impressed by the results in her own body, she become a Pilates instructor so that she could share the many benefits of Pilates with others. In 2009, she became certified in Mat Pilates through both the PhysicalMind Institute and through Power Pilates. In 2010, with a desire to further her Pilates education she became certified in equipment through the PhysicalMind Institute. She has also been a member of the Pilates Method Alliance since 2009. Having worked with a range of clients including Pre & Postnatal moms, those recovering from injury and/or surgery as well as the intense athlete, Becky passionately believes there is a place for Pilates in everyone’s life. Regardless of your shape, size, age or athletic ability Becky would love to introduce you to Pilates or further your Pilates practice and help you reach your fitness goals.
Kristin Dietrich has been a Certified exercise instructor since 1994. Teaching throughout the Chicago Western Suburbs, her focus has been primarily on group fitness cardio like hi/lo aerobics, step, and kickboxing until around 2001 when she was asked to certify in Stott Pilates. Upon completion of her training, Kristin began teaching Pilates Mat, making it an integral part of her programming for classes. In particular, she loves how Pilates compliments all types of exercise regimens for her clients, allowing the body time to focus on flexibility, coordination, core strength and endurance.
Although Kathleen Hornstein had enjoyed teaching many different types of exercise, and had earned certifications from AFAA, AEA, Star Trac Precision Cycling, and The World Tae Kwon Do Federation, when Kathleen discovered Pilates, she knew she had found her calling. The holistic, mind-body aspects of Pilates really resonated with her. She finds that helping people to discover a sense of well-being, connection, and appreciation for themselves and their bodies through the practice of Pilates is a source of deep joy. She completed certification with the PhysicalMind Institute in 2001 for Mat and in 2010 reached her dream to become fully certified on all apparatus.