Early Morning Centering: Springboard, Mat & Props - All Levels


This class is taught by:

Dixie Mills

Senior Certified Pilates Instructor.  

Dixie Mills has been teaching Pilates for more than twenty years. In 1993 Dixie became certified through the Pilates Center of Boulder, while pursuing an MFA in Dance Performance & Choreography from the University of Colorado. After graduating from both CU and The Pilates Center, Dixie got a chance to teach some of the healthiest and most athletic people in the country. The following year she moved to Seattle where she got a chance to stretch her rehab skills teaching at a studio near Microsoft. Dixie also worked with many teenagers in the Seattle area on building strength and coordination to support their sports or dancing pursuits (how wonderful to have the alignment, strength, flexibility, and connectedness that Pilates brings when you are young—please consider sessions for your teenager or college student!).

After 5 years of teaching clients, Dixie relocated to New York City, where she developed several continuing education workshops for Pilates teachers. She has since taught in Connecticut, New Jersey, Long Island, Philadelphia, Seattle, Virginia and Hawaii. Known as a teacher’s teacher, Dixie has great eyes for seeing the body’s quirks, and great hands and words for explaining how to reach your best potential.

Barb Imhoff

Certified Pilates Instructor.  

Barb Imhoff is an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and Certified Pilates Instructor at Agile Monkey. She has been an avid Pilates practitioner at Agile Monkey since 2009, where she fell in love with the practice while working with Ky Carnell-Russell. Having Ky as her mentor has motivated her to pursue a second career as a Balanced Body Pilates Instructor.

Barb comes with a background in competitive bodybuilding and ballet, as well as Spanish Classical Flamenco (she was a dance company member for the Patri Nader Dances of Spain from 1988-1992). Her fascination for the mind-body connection and how Pilates has made a long-lasting improvement in her mental and physical well being has kept her craving for more. For Barb, "Pilates is my sanctuary, a place to leave my busy life at the door, to take a deep cleansing breath, focus and ground myself into the practice of the ultimate movement principles of Joseph Pilates". Observing the exceptional group of talented Agile Monkey Pilates instructors is also a motivating factor towards taking the next step of becoming a Pilates instructor. Barb's over 20 years of nursing experience, her hands on ability to care and nurture for others and how that relates closely to teaching Pilates has led her to pursue her Pilates Certification with Balanced Body, which she attained in 2015.

Barb's passions are her love for music and dance, physical activity, her family, her granddaughters, and her LOVE of Pilates at Agile Monkey.


Irina Semionova

Certified Instructor.
 
Pilates for Irina is an adventure of physical and mental discipline. Irina was introduced to Pilates by her friend (and future teacher) in 2008. This event completely changed her life direction. Since then, she has been working on improving her body movement and physical capabilities.

Growing up in Russia, Irina always actively engaged in physical exercise like swimming, figure skating, running, tennis playing. After immigrating to America Irina experimented with many different workouts but never felt at home until discovering Pilates. After five years of practicing and learning how much Pilates has to offer, Irina, with the support and encouragement of her mentor enrolled in the 2013 Balanced Body Pilates Instructor training program. After broad training she graduated in 2015 and was certified in 2016.

Irina believes that Pilates is an improvement to anyone’s life style and she hopes to share this knowledge and experience with others. She understands the practice of Pilates can be of benefit to both teacher and client. Irina believes that Pilates is a life time journey. She is also aware that with practice she and her students are prepared to face the future with confidence.
Start your day off right with this revitalizing 45 minute class.
 
This early morning Springboard, Mat & Props class will focus on identifying ideal alignment, challenging the core and fostering inner strength that can support you throughout the rest of your day. You'll come in sleepy and leave feeling energized and centered!
 
The wall mounted springboards are a great way to get a total body workout utilizing springs based resistance (which can make exercises more achievable and also more challenging, depending on the circumstance and level of the class). The springboard repertoire was originally modified from the original Cadillac exercises, but has been expanded to include familiar favorites from the Mat and Reformer, as well as a lot of exercises you can’t do anywhere else. Most Springboard classes also include some Mat and & Props repertoire for flow.
 

All Levels - Some Pilates experience strongly recommended but this class is open to all. The instructor will teach to the level of the students in the class, modifying exercises for less advanced students, and adding challenges for those that need the extra intensity in their workout. Clients with serious injuries or limitations, should first take with an Introductory Private Session and/or seek the advice of an Agile Monkey instructor before taking any group class.


Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Jul 11 6:15 am - 7:00 am with Dixie Mills
  • Tue Jul 18 6:15 am - 7:00 am with Barb Imhoff
  • Thu Jul 20 6:15 am - 7:00 am with Irina Semionova
  • Tue Jul 25 6:15 am - 7:00 am with Irina Semionova
  • Thu Jul 27 6:15 am - 7:00 am with Irina Semionova
  • Tue Aug 01 6:15 am - 7:00 am with Irina Semionova
  • Thu Aug 03 6:15 am - 7:00 am with Irina Semionova
  • Tue Aug 08 6:15 am - 7:00 am with Irina Semionova
  • Thu Aug 10 6:15 am - 7:00 am with Irina Semionova
  • Tue Aug 15 6:15 am - 7:00 am with Irina Semionova
  • Thu Aug 17 6:15 am - 7:00 am with Irina Semionova
  • Tue Aug 22 6:15 am - 7:00 am with Irina Semionova
  • Thu Aug 24 6:15 am - 7:00 am with Irina Semionova
  • Tue Aug 29 6:15 am - 7:00 am with Irina Semionova
  • Thu Aug 31 6:15 am - 7:00 am with Irina Semionova
  • Tue Sep 05 6:15 am - 7:00 am with Irina Semionova