About Our Team

Becky2.graciedphotography165-1Becky Lenski

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.

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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. To complement her Pilates Practice Becky is also certified in both TRX suspension training and Barre fitness. Becky was captivated with TRX the first time she tried it because of it’s similar Pilates principles of core stability , strength, flexibility, and balance. When not at the studio, Becky enjoys spending time with her two boys.

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Kevin1.graciedphotography168Kevin Earll

Having been a gymnast and All American swimmer at Naperville North High School, Pilates reawakened Kevin’s love of physical activity and has allowed him to stay active while fulfilling a passion to help others improve their health. He was profoundly affected in his own practice by the results  within his own physical body, and more importantly calm that was missing before.

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He holds Pilates Mat and Equipment Certifications from the PhysicalMind Institute and has been teaching group and private Pilates since 2012.  Kevin’s clients vary in age and fitness levels: Triathletes and ultra-marathon runners, teenagers, pre and postnatal mothers, as well as more mature clients.  He is skilled in adapting to specific client needs, injecting humor and fun, to create a relaxed, yet engaging learning environment.  Beyond Pilates, he has completed workshops for gait analysis and movement and studied as a Personal Trainer. Kevin shares his love of Pilates and movement with his clients to help them become stronger, more body aware, and flexible, to ensure they remain happy and healthy at all stages of their lives.

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Patti1.graciedphotography170Patti Gustafson-Money

Patti has been practicing Pilates since 2003 after multiple knee surgeries made her re-access her personal training. She fell in love with the fact that the exercises could work her body with no pain to her knee, helped her alignment, and gave her greater mobility. After her first few classes she was hooked on Pilates and this love help inspired her towards her teaching pursuit and gaining apprenticeship.

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She became a Certified Mat Instructor in 2004 through Body in Balance Studio, Hinsdale, IL and has taught Pilates Mat classes to all levels and all range of clients helping people find the love for Pilates that she has. In 2007 Patti continued her Pilates education and completed her 750 hour apprenticeship and was certified to teach on Pilates equipment through Riverside Pilates, Riverside, IL.  Patti was also certified in Yoga sculpt in 2012 and loves to mix her Pilates teaching with her yoga sculpt classes. Patti keeps Pilates in her life as she walks her dogs, sits at her computer and lives every day. Patti graduated from DeVry University in 1998 with a degree in Telecommunications and is a Senior Engineer at T-Mobile USA.

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 Sarah de Guia

Sarah de Guia, Studio Owner & Instructor, has been involved in the fitness industry for nearly 20 years. Her passion for health and fitness started with group exercise, and later lead her to become a certified Pilates Instructor in 2004.

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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.

As a Certified Level One Franklin Method Teacher since 2010, she infuses education on anatomy with movement into her lessons. 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.

Sarah traveled to New York City to study with Sue Hitzmann and completed her training as a MELT Instructor, further growing her experience with the MELT Hand & Foot treatments.  The MELT Method® (MELT) is a self-treatment technique that helps people get out and stay out of chronic pain.  This unique method, creator Sue Hitzman calls Hands-off Bodywork™ empowers people to help themselves restore whole-body efficiency and lead healthier, more active lives.

Continuing to expand her knowledge, she attended podiatrist, Dr. Emily Splichal’s programs at the EBFA on exploring how to prep the body for movement by tapping into the nervous system with barefoot science, foot to core sequencing and reflexive stability via fascial lines.  Sarah has completed the Barefoot Training Specialist® Level 1 & 2 Certifications.

“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

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