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Lisa Marie

Lisa Marie has been teaching Pilates and Personal Training for over 14 years. She started practicing Pilates due to  numerous injuries from years of training, and a major ski accident in 1998.

She realized years of training without proper movement and her past injury lead to her chronic lower back and neck pain. Her first Pilates session with Steve O’Neil at the Pilates Studio in Salida, Colorado taught her that she was not breathing correctly but holding so much tension in her neck due to past injuries and chronic allergies.

After just a few private sessions, she knew that Pilates was her way to find relief and   to move in an efficient, and graceful way.  That day she realized, she needed to learn but also share this method to all.

Lisa Marie is a Balanced Body Master Trainer for Mat 1, 2,3 Reformer, and all apparatus.

Give her a call today if you would like to go get more information on the Balanced Body pilates education program.

  • Western University Graduate, Gunnison Colorado 2002 ,Oregon State Crew member 1998-2000, Western State University Cross Country and Track 2000-2002, American Council on Exercise Certified Personal Specialist Trainer  2004, Physical Mind Institute, Cherry Creek, Colorado Mat 1 & 2 2005, Balanced Body University, Kathleen Haden, Colorado Springs, Master Pilates Instructor, Pilates for MS and Neurological Conditions Pilates Trainer, Mariska Breland, 2014, Watsu/Aquamotion Water bodywork, TRX Certified Core Trainer, and Stand Up Board Pilates Trainer, Balanced Body Pilates Master Trainer

 


imageJean Keese

Jean brings McCall Pilates Studio an expertise in Pilates, Yoga & Holistic Health.  She believes Pilates is for everyone, and if you have to choose one type of exercise, Pilates is the best choice.  Her classes are designed to bring you balance, and make you stronger.

Having spent more than a dozen years working in the fast paced, high stress world of political marketing, Jean found exercise to be the best way to deal with stress. A former competitive cyclist, Jean discovered pilates and yoga after a training injury. She was hooked, and started to make the shift to a new way of life. She eventually left politics and started down her new path.

Jean spent more than 9 years directing her own Pilates, Yoga & Barre studio in Northern California.  She recently moved her family to Donnelly, and spends a lot of her time enjoying the recreational opportunities that surround us.

Comprehensive Pilates Program, Auburn Pilates & Wellness, Comprehensive Pilates Program,  Polestar Pilates, Balanced Body Barre, The Pilates Method Alliance Programming Pilates for Youth, Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy, Integrative Yoga Therap,200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program, Ananda Ashram, Nevada City,E-RYT Status with Yoga Alliance,Director of Yoga Alliance Registered 200-HR Yoga Teacher Training Program,Clinical Ayurvedic Practitioner, California College of Ayurveda, Professional Member of the National Association of Ayurvedic Medicine, National Association of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer, USA Cycling Certified Coach, Competitive (former) & Recreational Cyclist, Bachelor of Arts, Economics & Government, California State University, Sacramento

Apprentice Instructor:

deb Deb Fereday

Deb has always had a passion for movement that goes back to the  “80’s” and “90’s”, providing Jazz dance fitness classes for women, men, and children through owning and operating a Jazzercise franchise in McCall, Idaho. She teaches Yoga on Sundays at Rudy’s Gym in McCall and has been with Rudy’s since they opened.   Deb began her high school teaching career in 1992, teaching science and health education at McCall-Donnelly High School, retiring in 2014.

An outdoor enthusiast, Deb enjoys hiking, biking, skate skiing, and camping with family.    Most days in the spring, summer, and fall Deb can be seen walking with her dog Moki, a Wire-Haired Pointing Griffon, in Ponderosa Park.

Pilates is the method that helped Deb recover from an overuse injury and hip pain.  She loves the one to one, small class interaction of Pilates and assisting others in discovering their own unique capabilities regarding strength, flexibility, coordination and balance while using the power of the breath.



Student Instructors:

Linda Thompson

LIndaLinda hails from the Pacific Northwest.  She moved to McCall 3 years ago because she loved the outdoor recreational opportunities offered just out her back door.  A waterski accident sidelined her i10 years ago and when subsequent back surgery didn’t provide enough relief, she started training with Athletic Engineering in Seattle.  Pilates in McCall, combined with other fitness opportunities at Rudy’s Gym have helped her maintain a healthy back, better posture, and improved fitness.
An apprentice instructor for McCall Pilates Studio, she has achieved the following training and is working towards achievement of the performance criteria required to complete her complete certification with Balanced Body.

Balanced Body Mat I, Mat II, Reformer I, Reformer II, Apparatus 1, 2 Magic Ring, Barre

Linda has an undergraduate degree in Health Information Management and a Master of Business Administration.  When she isn’t at the Pilates studio or at the gym she is definitely outside—golfing, bicycling, cross country or alpine skiing, or just playing with her wonder dog, Walter.

 

margi-98fix  Margi McDaniel

Margi first discovered Pilates after a hip injury, which included nagging pain and limited movement.  Through Pilates, her pain diminished and mobility improved, but more importantly, Margi learned how to move efficiently and naturally.   She believes “Pilates helps me do everything better!”

She was inspired to expand her knowledge of Pilates and enrolled in the Balanced Body Comprehensive Training program.

She is now instructor for McCall Pilates Studio, and students share that she is a compassionate and caring instructor. Margi has completed the following training:

Balanced Body Mat I and Mat II

Reformer I and Reformer II

Apparatus I and Apparatus II

Arc Training

Margi is a Certified Master Nutrition Therapist, advising clients in Valley County for the last ten years.  She has found Pilates practice to be a perfect compliment to good nutrition, for whole body health.

Together, they allow clients to remain active and extend their “healthspans”.  Margi is a member of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals, and Nutritionist for Exodus Women’s Fitness Retreats.