Intermediate - Mat & Props


This class is taught by:

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.

Jennifer Considine

Studio Manager / Certified Pilates Instructor
 
Jennifer discovered Pilates in 2010 after both a Physical Therapist and a Chiropractor suggested it as a way to relieve her low back pain. It worked! She realized immediately that she was on the right path, and has been committed to her personal practice ever since.

 

Jennifer joined the Agile Monkey front desk staff in early 2013, with the added intention of completing the Balanced Body instructor training program. After many years of dedicated study and with her two sons finishing college, she fulfilled her goal of becoming a certified Pilates instructor.

 

Jennifer's approach to teaching is guided by her passion for Pilates, and the desire to help other's achieve their goals in a supportive and meaningful way. She feels great, and she wants you to feel great too!

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 Oct 24 12:30 pm - 1:25 pm with Jeannette Normington
  • Wed Oct 31 12:30 pm - 1:25 pm with Jeannette Normington
  • Wed Nov 07 12:30 pm - 1:25 pm with Jeannette Normington
  • Wed Nov 14 12:30 pm - 1:25 pm with Jeannette Normington
  • Wed Nov 21 12:30 pm - 1:25 pm with Jennifer Considine
  • Wed Nov 28 12:30 pm - 1:25 pm with Jeannette Normington
  • Wed Dec 05 12:30 pm - 1:25 pm with Jeannette Normington
  • Wed Dec 12 12:30 pm - 1:25 pm with Jeannette Normington
  • Wed Dec 19 12:30 pm - 1:25 pm with Jeannette Normington
  • Wed Jan 02 12:30 pm - 1:25 pm with Jeannette Normington
  • Wed Jan 09 12:30 pm - 1:25 pm with Jeannette Normington
  • Wed Jan 16 12:30 pm - 1:25 pm with Jeannette Normington
  • Wed Jan 23 12:30 pm - 1:25 pm with Jeannette Normington
  • Wed Jan 30 12:30 pm - 1:25 pm with Jeannette Normington
  • Wed Feb 06 12:30 pm - 1:25 pm with Jeannette Normington
  • Wed Feb 13 12:30 pm - 1:25 pm with Jeannette Normington