Beginning/Intermediate - Springboard, Mat & Props


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.

Rose Nolen

Certified Instructor
 
Rose has always loved to move. As a child she danced around the house until her parents finally decided dance lessons were in order. She studied ballet and modern dance, and then earned her BA in dance education from the University of Maryland. Upon graduating she performed professionally and then started her own dance company. She began studying Pilates to help with back pain, and over time appreciated the physical benefits as well as the mindful approach to movement.
 
While raising a family, Rose earned a California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, and as she started to teach in the classroom she integrated creative movement and Pilates. She became convinced that Pilates was an incredibly flexible and powerful technique that served a wide range of physical needs from adults to children, as well as athletes and an aging population with varying abilities.
 
In 2008 Rose completed her comprehensive Pilates training with Rael Isacowitz and BASI Pilates, and then studied Polestar Pilates and Therapilates with an emphasis on osteoporosis. Rose began teaching adult classes shortly thereafter and hasn’t stopped since. After retiring from teaching third grade, Rose moved to Aptos and began studying at Agile Monkey to continue her own practice. She was thrilled to find a knowledgeable, caring community of gifted teachers who inspired her to participate in the Balanced Body instructor training program. She feels certain that her Pilates practice has helped her to continue moving and dancing with joy, and is excited at the prospect of sharing her love of movement with others.

Jeannette Normington

Senior Certified Pilates Instructor & CoreAlign Instructor.  

Jeannette Normington enjoyed an 18 year career as a professional dancer, touring the world performing in production shows. Pilates was instrumental in helping Jeannette prolong her dance career. Her certifications include, mat work at UNLV in 2001, Comprehensive Pilates training through Body Arts & Science International in 2003, Pre/Post-Natal at The Center for Women’s Fitness in 2006 and Core Align 1, 2 in 2008. Jeannette interned at the Keith Kleven Institute of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation for Sports and Dance. To deepen her work, Jeannette is currently a part of a one-year mentorship program, “Passing the Torch” offered by Balanced Body, with master teacher, Tom McCook. Jeannette is passionate about sharing the benefits of Pilates for post-rehabilitation, athletic performance and quality of life - for clients and professionals alike.

A native to Santa Cruz, Jeannette is excited to share Pilates and contribute to creating wellness within her home community. In 2008, Jeannette opened her own business, Seascape Pilates where she offers quality instruction and diversity into her workouts combining BASI, Stott and Polestar methods. Jeannette is an avid sportswoman, also trained in tap, jazz, ballet, and yoga, lately enjoying Tai Chi and Qi Gong. She is dedicated to helping people of all ages achieve their maximum fitness potential and making people feel well cared for. Jeannette is honored to join the Monkey team, having always enjoyed Agile Monkey as a friendly, professional, and supportive studio.

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.

Beginning/Intermediate - some Pilates experience strongly recommended. Beginning and Intermediate level exercises will be the focus (with any necessary modifications).


Upcoming classes:

  • Thu Aug 16 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm with Dixie Mills
  • Class Full
    Tue Aug 21 12:00 pm - 12:55 pm with Rose Nolen
  • Thu Aug 23 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm with Dixie Mills
  • Class Full
    Tue Aug 28 12:00 pm - 12:55 pm with Jeannette Normington
  • Thu Aug 30 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm with Dixie Mills
  • Class Full
    Tue Sep 04 12:00 pm - 12:55 pm with Jeannette Normington
  • Thu Sep 06 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm with Dixie Mills
  • Class Full
    Tue Sep 11 12:00 pm - 12:55 pm with Jeannette Normington
  • Thu Sep 13 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm with Dixie Mills
  • Class Full
    Tue Sep 18 12:00 pm - 12:55 pm with Jeannette Normington
  • Thu Sep 20 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm with Dixie Mills
  • Tue Sep 25 12:00 pm - 12:55 pm with Jeannette Normington
  • Thu Sep 27 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm with Dixie Mills
  • Tue Oct 02 12:00 pm - 12:55 pm with Jeannette Normington
  • Thu Oct 04 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm with Dixie Mills
  • Tue Oct 09 12:00 pm - 12:55 pm with Jeannette Normington
  • Thu Oct 11 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm with Dixie Mills
  • Tue Oct 16 12:00 pm - 12:55 pm with Jeannette Normington
  • Thu Oct 18 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm with Dixie Mills
  • Tue Oct 23 12:00 pm - 12:55 pm with Jeannette Normington