Intermediate - Springboard, Mat & Props

This class is taught by:

Cody Jussel

Senior Instructor.
Cody discovered Pilates many years ago as a means of enhancing her dance practice and overall body awareness for more efficient movement. However it was not until the birth of her daughter in 2007 that she got serious about her Pilates practice. Not only did Pilates help her rebuild strength postpartum but also allowed Cody to discover a deep inner body connection that helped bridge the inner and outer world, connecting mind to body in the most profound way. Cody has taught the Pilates method since 2007 and has had the opportunity to work with a broad spectrum of clients from professional athletes post-surgical rehabilitation and everyone in between.
Cody holds a master’s degree in kinesiology with an emphasis in adaptive sports and orthopedic rehab/corrective exercise and is certified through the Midwest Pilates Institute teacher-training program, formerly a branch of Core Dynamics, in mat and all apparatus, as well as a post certification study in Mastery Technique from Kathleen Konklin. Additionally, Cody holds a certification from the Pilates Method Alliance, the national certifying board for Pilates instruction in the United States.
Cody is a level 1 CrossFit trainer and has obtained continuing education credits in Rock Tape application, Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), Functional Movement Assessment (FMS), and has spent over 500 hours of observation in various physical therapy clinics.

Arwen Brooke

Senior Certified Pilates Instructor, CoreAlign Instructor & Balanced Body Faculty.  

Arwen began her Pilates journey back in 2002. As with many people, too much time spent commuting to a cubicle lead her to try Pilates as a form of stress relief; the positive benefits of Pilates on her body and mind exceeded her expectations and transformed her life.

In 2004 she moved to Hawaii to begin her certification process with the PhysicalMind Institute. She completed her training back in California with Tom McCook at Center of Balance, where she later worked and continued to study. There she was also introduced to Yoga & Meditation in movement, which greatly influenced her teaching. In 2008 Arwen began working with Lisa Graham, owner of Agile Monkey and Faculty member for Balanced Body. She since has assisted Lisa with countless instructor training courses and in the spring of 2011, Arwen became a Balanced Body Faculty member.

In the summer of 2012 Arwen trained with Nora St. John & Portia Page on the CoreAlign and offers instruction with this dynamic piece of equipment as well.

As an instructor, Arwen is dedicated to the Pilates Method but is always adapting her teaching to her clients’ needs. Her teaching style is one of empowerment, encouraging students to learn their way into better fitness & an overall better life experience. Arwen has had an active life from childhood (playing soccer, climbing mountains, snowboarding, etc), so she is able to work and teach the fit in focused, dynamic, sports specific ways. In addition she had great success with training post-rehab clients and has developed a passion for the healing process. Arwen enjoys motivating and encouraging confidence in all of her clients by helping them to develop efficient, healthy movement patterns. Being a part of a person’s journey from pain to pain-free is an amazing and wonderful thing, and to Arwen, it is the best job in the world.

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.

Intermediate - Pilates experience required. Intermediate level exercises will be the focus (with any necessary modifications).

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Oct 23 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm with Cody Jussel
  • Tue Oct 30 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm with Arwen Brooke
  • Tue Nov 06 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm with Cody Jussel
  • Tue Nov 13 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm with Cody Jussel
  • Tue Nov 20 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm with Cody Jussel
  • Tue Nov 27 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm with Cody Jussel
  • Tue Dec 04 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm with Cody Jussel
  • Tue Dec 11 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm with Cody Jussel
  • Tue Dec 18 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm with Cody Jussel
  • Tue Jan 01 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm with Cody Jussel
  • Tue Jan 08 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm with Cody Jussel
  • Tue Jan 15 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm with Cody Jussel
  • Tue Jan 22 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm with Cody Jussel
  • Tue Jan 29 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm with Cody Jussel
  • Tue Feb 05 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm with Cody Jussel
  • Tue Feb 12 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm with Cody Jussel