3 Minneapolis Masters
All of us welcome all people, all body types, and all levels on this retreat. We are highly experienced and educated in teaching every-BODY. We hope you will join us.
My sweaty pursuits: I have been a dancer and a mover my whole life. I grew up dancing in Minneapolis at Ballet Arts (now Minnesota Dance Theatre). After graduating college at Marquette University I moved to Chicago to pursue my dance career. I studied with Joel Hall Dancers, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and more. I co-founded my own dance company “SHE” and performed all over Chicago at festivals, theaters, and even bars. #keepinitreal In 1999 I attended the world renowned Pilates Center in Boulder, Colorado. I completed a 900 hour teacher certification in The Pilates Method. I found my passion. Teaching movement. And then began my 20 year + teaching journey.
Entrepreneur: In 2003 I opened Align Pilates in Minneapolis. Shortly after its opening I studied and became certified in The Gyrotonic Method. After studying Gyrotonic my mind was a “buzz” my Pilates teaching changed for the better and more than ever I felt like I could teach and and help anyone who walked through my doors. I went on to study Pranassage, at The Nosara Yoga Institute. Then, with my Align team, went on to develop the popular group class “Prana Stretch.” From there my entrepreneur self still craved more. I co created the Align Pilates Teacher Training that went on to be one the most well respected programs in the midwest area. I began running retreats in Nosara, Costa Rica in 2007 and still counting. The retreats just keep getting better and better. My next adventure was taking my dance, Pilates, and Gyrotonic background and developing an unforgettable Barre Class. Align Pilates was featured in The Star and Tribune (Mpls) for the best barre class in town. The studio went on to develop a rock solid teacher training program and proceeded to train teachers from 2010-2014 right at the height of the “barre buzz". In 2014 I hung up my reformer springs and decided to spend more time with the new love in my life, my daughter Hazel. Align closed its doors. #enjoytheride Of course I am still leading retreats and teaching privates and small groups in my private backyard cottage. Simplicity at its best.
What I love: Hanging out my kids Hazel (6) and Henry (2). Going on dates with my boyfriend (husband- Matthew) and snuggling with my 100 pound gentle giant. (dog-Clover). When I can squeeze in more I love to read, take ballet class, push myself in cross fit, ride my electric cargo bike around town with all my kiddos (The Dragon).
Dreamer: To Nosara I wander. I have been wandering to this town since 2005. Since then I have dreamed of having kids, sending them to school in Nosara, and building a house for my family there. #check
CYCLE-TRX-XFIT-RUN TECHNIQUE-PERSONAL TRAINING
My sweat history: My athleticism started with my passion for fitness in high school and college. I have been an endurance athlete all of my life running over 50 marathons. I have biked across Colorado over 14 times. I have also completed the Triple ByPass bike ride 17 times. I have been involved with The Firm since 1992, I have been teaching cycling ever since. I also have a passion for and teach: Cycle, Personal Training, CrossFit, Athletic Performance Training (APT) and TRX. I have most recently combined my career in electrical engineering, with my passion for technology by creating a new startup called Momentec. What is Momentec? Movement + Technology, in the form of a Power Suit, which advances body performance. I think futuristically and thus I am passionate about taking fitness into the future with Power Suit Training. IDEA Fitness Presenter.
Who’s the boss: I have an Electrical Engineering + Business degrees. I combine the two to develop new technologies utilizing: lasers, fibers and LED’s to develop next generation products for medical, aesthetics, aerospace + life/health sciences. I listen to CEOs and CTOs then put together high tech products and wearables for the next generation. This combined with my passion for teaching, coaching and fitness allows me to listen to each client and then take them to the next level. I enjoy seeing people reach their goals and helping make their fitness dreams come true.
On a personal note: In my down time I work on innovating and developing the Power Suit + Momentec. I love to bike outside in the summer months. I spend time with my family: My wife, Jill + her daughter, Eve + the French Bulldogs, Charlotte and George. I have a secret passion for Yoga and one day I will be teaching it.
My passport: Seeking and exploring new adventures (like surfing in Costa Rica). I was born in the USA but 90% of my Family is in Greece. I speak and read Greek. This year I will working on my European Passport. When I am not doing the above, I will be taking selfies with Jill on our next trip or adventure together.
VINYASA YOGA-YOGA SCULPT-CYCLE
My sweaty pursuits: I haven been an athlete most of my life and know the importance of exercise as a part of a well rounded, healthy lifestyle. I graduated from Yoga Teacher Training in the fall of 2008 and have been teaching ever since. My love for yoga began with Bikram Yoga, a run injury got me me into the studio in 2000 and I never wanted to leave. That love of yoga piqued my curiosity about teaching. I have taught at several studios in Minneapolis including: The Firm, CorePower, Sigh Yoga, Solidcore, and most recently ALTR. I love to teach fun, challenging, loud, and energetic classes.
Boss Lady: I spent 9.7 years working at lululemon where I learned, grew, and expanded. This year I am looking to start a business or two of my own and I can’t wait!!! I am currently taking time to pursue some of my many passions: interior design, teaching, podcasts, cooking, reading, flying my drone, travel, learning a few new crafts (punch needle work) and setting off on some new adventures with my family and friends. It’s going to be an epic new chapter and I can’t wait to live my best life in an entirely new way #hellyes
Personally Speaking: In my personal time I like to run, walk, cycle, sweat at ALTR and try any new class or fitness trend + listen to podcasts, read + spend time with my family. I have a daughter, Eve, she is 20 and two French Bulldogs: Georgie and Charlotte #theroyals I love and live with THE Jim Stathis, my husband, you may have met him:)
Wanderlust: When I am not doing the above, I love to travel + find new adventure. This year you can find me planning our next big trip (Africa), reading, sweating or drinking a large glass of wine #balance.