Intermediate - Mat & Props


This class is taught by:

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.

Pilates Mat is the foundation for the entire methodology, which aims to create a balance of strength and flexibility in the body. Pilates challenges your mind and strengthens you from the inside out, enabling you to perform complex movements safely, with power and grace. The foundation of the Pilates Mat repertoire builds from fundamental exercises that help you to learn the underlying concepts and movement principles. You will learn things like how to do a proper upper abdominal curl without straining your neck, and how to stabilize your pelvis so that you can protect your back while working out. As the client progresses, the exercises become more complex, challenging them to use their accumulated knowledge to advance safely through the levels.

Props are often incorporated into classes to add fun, release work, balance challenges, refinement of movement patterns, a little help or some extra resistance into the classes. Props may include rollers, balls, therabands, ultra fit circles and more.

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


Upcoming classes:

  • Wed Aug 23 12:30 pm - 1:25 pm with Rose Nolen
  • Wed Aug 30 12:30 pm - 1:25 pm with Jeannette Normington
  • Wed Sep 06 12:30 pm - 1:25 pm with Jeannette Normington
  • Wed Sep 13 12:30 pm - 1:25 pm with Jeannette Normington
  • Wed Sep 20 12:30 pm - 1:25 pm with Jeannette Normington
  • Wed Sep 27 12:30 pm - 1:25 pm with Jeannette Normington
  • Wed Oct 04 12:30 pm - 1:25 pm with Jeannette Normington
  • Wed Oct 11 12:30 pm - 1:25 pm with Jeannette Normington
  • Wed Oct 18 12:30 pm - 1:25 pm with Jeannette Normington
  • Wed Oct 25 12:30 pm - 1:25 pm with Jeannette Normington
  • Wed Nov 01 12:30 pm - 1:25 pm with Jeannette Normington
  • Wed Nov 08 12:30 pm - 1:25 pm with Jeannette Normington
  • Wed Nov 15 12:30 pm - 1:25 pm with Jeannette Normington
  • Wed Nov 22 12:30 pm - 1:25 pm with Jeannette Normington
  • Wed Nov 29 12:30 pm - 1:25 pm with Jeannette Normington
  • Wed Dec 06 12:30 pm - 1:25 pm with Jeannette Normington
  • Wed Dec 13 12:30 pm - 1:25 pm with Jeannette Normington
  • Wed Dec 20 12:30 pm - 1:25 pm with Jeannette Normington