Beg/Int Reformer Pilates


This class is taught by:

Sharon Lightfoot-Pound

Sharon is a Bria certified Pilates instructor and has 24years experience teaching Yoga. She is passionate about Pilates and holistic health to create good posture and efficient movement balanced by strength, flexibility and breath. Her interests are family and friends, walking, skiing, dance, meditation, healthy lifestyle and nutrition. Sharon also works part-time at the front desk.

Missoni Lanza

Missoni Lanza has been a practitioner of the Pilates Method since the young age of sixteen. After reading an article in a magazine about the overall improvements Pilates can have on your physical health, Missoni sought out a Pilates studio to try it out for herself. She was instantly hooked and fascinated by the entire Pilates Method and became an avid practitioner. Missoni fully credits Pilates for inspiring a healthier lifestyle, relieving knee and back pain as a result of a head on collision, improving her dynamics and range as a vocalist and living with Scoliosis. “Pilates changed my life, it allowed me to gain a new appreciation and understanding of my body.” Inspired by the powerful impact Pilates made on Missoni’s life, she decided to become a certified instructor to share the method with others. Since receiving her certification at Pilates Sports Center in Palm Springs, CA, Missoni furthered her education receiving credentials from Stott, Basi, Balanced Body, Franklin Method and Kathy Corey. In 2012, she collaborated with J Lane Fitness to bring fitness and nutritional education to schools to facilitate more movement in children’s lives. Missoni’s approach to Pilates is creative while following the fundamental roots of the method. She addresses the body in front of her and what the body needs.

Ellen Nixon

Ellen is a life-time Pilates practitioner, taking her first class over 15-years ago as part of a classical dance program. After leaving the dance world to pursue a desk job fighting hackers, Pilates stayed part of Ellen’s daily routine; a necessary way to fend off her terrible office induced posture.
Ellen’s passion for the Pilates Method and the community a studio provides encouraged her to become an instructor. Ellen completed her training through the Balance Body Comprehensive Program, but she is inspired by all interpretations of the Pilates Method: from the Masters (Romana, Kathy, and Joe himself!) to contemporary, athletic, and therapeutic uses of the exercise repertoire. Ellen enjoys working with all clients whether athletic, injured, or stuck in an office like her all day!

Outside of the studio and the office, Ellen can be found exploring the PNW on a hike or in a kayak. She is always up for an adventure and can often be spotted in a coffee shop planning her next international excursion!

Faith Stankevich

Faith loves people and has worked with everyone from 18 year old elite athletes to breast cancer survivors recovering from surgery. Her best match is someone who can have a sense of humor in the face of a difficult challenge.  She strives to infuse her classes with safe and challenging exercises whilst maintaining a light and upbeat environment.
Faith believes that ar any age, in any phase of life, we can learn to be more present and feel better in our bodies.

Kristyn Asseff

Kristyn fell in love with Pilates from her first lesson, almost ten years ago - it was the feeling of balance and strength in her body that kept her going back. She believes the best thing about Pilates is how well it supports all other life activities - from running to snowboarding to carrying groceries, Pilates helps to keep the core muscles strong and engaged for less overuse and injury in the limbs and joints.

An anatomy nerd, Kristyn is set on doing Pilates for the rest of her life, and wants to use it to help others stay strong and supported in their bodies for years to come. Her teaching follows the BASI (Body Arts and Sciences International) method, which provides a whole-body approach to each session.

Kristyn loves any form of adventurous movement, from aerial arts to pole dance. She's also an editing and grammar nerd and has been known to partake in adult spelling bees.

Heather Skogerson

Heather is passionate about family, wellness, organic food and experiential life! After graduating from Michigan State University with a degree in Exercise Science, she moved to Seattle to be in a community that valued health and fitness as a lifestyle commitment. She is certified in Pilates from the Pilates & Physical Therapy Center of Seattle. She loves to help her clients become awake and mindful in their bodies. When she isn't teaching pilates she is loving the time she spends with her two young boys.
This class is designed for anyone who wants to refine the essential principles of Pilates. You can be guaranteed to see more results out of all your workouts when you accurately understand how to activate the deeper layers of the core, align the bones of your spine and pelvis and maintain an active and connected breath.

If you have recently begun practicing Pilates, we recommend you start with this class level. However, even the most advanced students will benefit from mastering the detailed review this class will cover.

Note: If you have no previous Pilates experience and are not familiar with using a reformer you should sign up for an initial private session with one of our instructors prior to taking this class. We offer this at a discounted price of $40.


Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Aug 21 7:00 am - 7:55 am with Sharon Lightfoot-Pound
  • Mon Aug 21 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Missoni Lanza
  • Tue Aug 22 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Ellen Nixon
  • Wed Aug 23 10:00 am - 10:55 am with Faith Stankevich
  • Wed Aug 23 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Kristyn Asseff
  • Thu Aug 24 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Heather Skogerson
  • Thu Aug 24 10:00 am - 10:55 am with Heather Skogerson
  • Thu Aug 24 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Faith Stankevich
  • Fri Aug 25 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Kristyn Asseff
  • Fri Aug 25 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Ellen Nixon
  • Sat Aug 26 10:00 am - 10:55 am with Sharon Lightfoot-Pound
  • Sun Aug 27 10:00 am - 10:55 am with Missoni Lanza
  • Mon Aug 28 7:00 am - 7:55 am with Sharon Lightfoot-Pound
  • Mon Aug 28 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Missoni Lanza