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Erin Haagerin b haag
Studio Owner
Power Pilates Regional Director & teacher trainer

Certified Pilates TeacherErin Haag is a Power Pilates certified instructor, Power Pilates Teacher Trainer, and she is also certified through the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA). With a background in dance, Erin studied with Ballet Florida, Alexander W Dreyfoos Jr, School of the Arts, North Carolina School of the Arts, and Webster University’s Conservatory for Theatre & Dance. Erin is also an alumnus of The Broadway Theatre Project where she had the privilege to study dance under Ann Reinking, Gwen Verdon, Gregory Hines, and Debra McWaters. Erin’s love for dance led her to Pilates in 2000, and soon after, she created the Yoga & Pilates Organization at Webster University. Graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Erin began working as a certified weight loss counselor and helped hundreds of clients lose thousands of pounds. It was Erin’s experience as a weight loss counselor that inspired her to open Pilates of Palm Beach. “I believe that EVERYONE can be fit. This is why I am so passionate about Pilates. Pilates allows people of all ages and sizes to transform their bodies & improve their health.” Now as the Regional Director and Teacher Trainer for Power Pilates, she is excited to share her knowledge & experience of the Classical Pilates Method with the next generation of aspiring Pilates Instructors!

Training and Certifications:

  • Pilates Mat and Comprehensive (Apparatus) Certifications, Power Pilates
  • Certified Pilates Teacher, Pilates Method Alliance (PMA)
  • Certified Teacher Trainer, Power Pilates
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with Minor in Music, Webster University, St. Louis
  • Certified Nutrition & Wellness Consultant, American Fitness Professionals & Associates (AFPA)
  • Weight Loss Counseling Certification, LA Weight Loss

If you would like to speak with her directly, please contact us.

 

Jennifer AlexanderJennifer Alexander (power Pilates teacher Trainer)

Certified Pilates TeacherJennifer Alexander is a certified Power Pilates & Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) instructor and Power Pilates Teacher Trainer which means that she certifies aspiring instructors to teach Pilates! After years of reaping the benefits and pleasures of Pilates as a client, Jennifer began her journey as a Pilates instructor in 2005. Originally from Long Island, NY, where she spent years training clients in the Classical Pilates Method, Jennifer is new to the South Florida area and is excited to join the Pilates of Palm Beach team. She values her time with her clients and gives each client an individualized session based on their specific needs. Her goal is to challenge and excite her clients in their workouts helping them to meet their personal fitness goals. Jennifer also prides herself in teaching and inspiring the next generation of Pilates instructors as a Power Pilates Teacher Trainer.

Training and Certifications:

  • Pilates Mat and Comprehensive (Apparatus) Certifications, Power Pilates
  • Certified Pilates Teacher, Pilates Method Alliance (PMA)
  • Certified Teacher Trainer, Power Pilates

 

Anne nebenzahl (Pilates)

Certified Pilates TeacherAnne Nebenzahl is a certified Power Pilates and Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) instructor. Anne was drawn to Pilates in 1998 after taking a demo class at a studio with an instructor who studied under Romana Kryzanowska, a protege of Joesph Pilates. She began taking three apparatus classes a week and has been hooked ever since. After spending 15 years in the corporate world, she decided to follow her passion and completed the Power Pilates Teacher Training program. She enjoys working with clients to help them overcome injuries, imbalances, and weaknesses which leads to more efficient performance in their day-to-day activities. "There's nothing like the feeling you get after a Pilates workout; strength, length, stamina, and zest! "

Training and Certifications:

  • Pilates Mat and Comprehensive (Apparatus) Certifications, Power Pilates
  • Certified Pilates Teacher, Pilates Method Alliance (PMA)
  • Aquatics Exercise Instructor Certification, AEA
  • Group Exercise Instructor Certification, AFAA
  • Personal Trainer Certification, AFAA
  • Bachelor of Science in Journalism/Public Relations & Marketing, University of Maryland, College Park

 

 

Chris Magrella (Pilates)

Bio Coming Soon!

 
Diana Gonzalez (Pilates)

Diana Gonzalez is a certified Power Pilates Mat instructor and is currently completing the Power Pilates Comprehensive Teacher Training program. After years of taking Pilates in a traditional gym setting, she found Pilates of Palm Beach and fell in love with the Classical Pilates Method. It was here that Diana decided to pursue a career as a Pilates instructor. As a former preschool teacher and mom, she utilizes her passion for teaching and engaging clients in an ambitious manner. Diana is excited and inspired to share her love and belief of Pilates with the clients of Pilates of Palm Beach.

Training and Certifications:

  • Pilates Beginner & Intermediate Mat Certifications, Power Pilates
  • Early Childhood Professional Certicate, Florida Department of Education

  • Child Development Associate (CDA), Florida's Prekindergarten Education Program (VPK)

  • Early Literacy for Children Age Birth to Three, DCF

 

 

Elizabeth La Rocca (Yoga)

Elizabeth (Liz) was introduced to yoga by her mother when she was 10 years old. Always being interested in health & wellness, yoga played a huge part in her life while going to school in NY where she received her certification as a Hollistic Health Counselor. After moving to Florida in 2010 with her husband and 2 children, Liz found yoga to play an integral part in her life; realizing that much of what we learn on our yoga mat can be used to help us in our everyday lives. With a desire to share her love of yoga and motive to make a positive difference in the lives of others, she completed her 200 hour yoga certification in 2014 with an emphasis on the Vinyasa style. She continues to grow and learn while sharing her passion with her clients.

Training and Certifications:

  • 200 hour level Yoga Teacher Training 2014, Yoga Fox
  • Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) 200, Yoga Alliance
  • Certified Hollistic Health Counselor, Institute for Integrative Medicine
  • Bachelor of Arts in Pyschology, Rutgers University

 

 

elyssa Zion (Pilates)

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erica johnson (yoga)

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Jessica Underwood (Pilates)

Jessica UnderwoodJessica Underwood, a Power Pilates certified instructor, began dancing at the age of three training in the disciplines of ballet, jazz, and tap.  After graduating with a business degree from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., Jessica returned home to South Florida. Looking for a physically challenging outlet, Jessica came to Pilates of Palm Beach as a client where she quickly developed a passion for Pilates.  Embracing the similarities between Dance and Pilates, Jessica decided to turn her new found passion for Pilates into a career by becoming a Power Pilates certified instructor. She is eager to share and help develop the mind-body benefits of Pilates with her clients.

Training and Certifications:

  • Pilates Mat and Comprehensive (Apparatus) Certifications, Power Pilates
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing, The George Washington University

 


 
Lin Luber (pilates)

Lin Luber is a certified Pilates Instructor through Pilates Inc. & Romana's Pilates having personally trained with Romana Kryzanowska and Bob Leikens. She has been teaching for more than 25 years, and her motto is "What can be conceived can be achieved!" Lin comes to Pilates of Palm Beach after a successful Pilates career in Los Angeles, CA where she owned 2 Pilates studios; one studio located on the Paramount Lot in Hollywood, CA. There she worked one-on-one with celebrities of all kinds and was in high demand with the staff & guests of Entertainment Tonight, The Insider, and The Dr Phil Show. Lin also appeared on HBO's first edition of the American Health Network. Lin enthusiastically teaches the Classical Pilates Method, and her excitement is non-surpassed after decades of helping clients achieve their goals. Lin is also a certified Massage Therapist in the State of California and has extensively studied Chinese Medicine.

Training and Certifications:

  • Coming Soon!

 

 

Mary Sheffieldmary sheffield (Yoga)

Mary Sheffield fell in love with yoga when she turned to P90X to become more fit. Soon, Tony Horton's single yoga day a week was not enough. She began to seek out yoga classes and fell in love all the more deeply. Making the decision to become a yoga teacher this year, she completed her 200 hour certification with James Kiger and Judy Weaver at Yoga South in Boca Raton. An English Instructor at FAU, Mary continues to seek ways to bring balance and peace to the lives of her students. She has found yoga and English classes to be surprisingly similar - both require courage, patience, and creativity.

Training and Certifications:

  • 200 hour level Yoga Teacher Training 2013, Yoga South
  • Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) 200, Yoga Alliance
  • MFA Creative Writing: Fiction 2009

Megan Brady (Pilates)

Megan BradyMegan Brady is a certified Power Pilates Mat instructor and is currently completing the Power Pilates Comprehensive Teacher Training program. Growing up in the Theatre, she studied jazz, tap, stage acting, and voice, but after moving from New York to Florida when she was 19, she discovered her passion for exercise. After many years of working out in the traditional gym environment, she finally discovered Pilates, and it was life changing. She loves the strength that Pilates has given her; both physically and mentally. Megan believes that her personal practice and professional training in the Classical Pilates Method have given her a true “mind-body” connection. Megan started at Pilates of Palm Beach as a client and immediately knew it was something that she needed to keep in her life. "My goal in every class is to help clients feel centered and to empower all of them with the knowledge that they are so much stronger than they think they are!"

Training and Certifications:

  • Pilates Beginner & Intermediate Mat Certifications, Power Pilates
  • Xtend Barre, Xtend

 

 
 
 
Shelley Sweat (Pilates)

Shelley SweatShelley Sweat began dancing in her early childhood and fell in love with the art of ballet. A Georgia native, she danced with LaGrange Ballet Theater, Brenau Dance Ensemble, and the Gainesville Ballet. When injuries prompted her to change career direction, she attended Florida State University where she received a Bachelor's degree in Marketing. Shelley continued to dance and exercise as a hobby while working in marketing, public relations, and direct sales. The experience she gained in motivating others easily transferred to an enthusiasm for teaching and training. She believes wholeheartedly that “movement heals” and is passionate about Pilates as a foundation for health and wellness. Shelley especially enjoys the fulfillment that comes from training clients with injuries and special needs.

Training and Certifications:

  • Pilates Mat and Comprehensive (Apparatus) Certifications, Power Pilates
  • Bachelor of Arts in Marketing, Florida State University
  • Xtend Barre, Xtend

 

Trisha Benson (Yoga)

Trisha Benson has always had a love of physical fitness. She danced her way through high school and became a personal trainer while working her way through university. After spending years working in the non-profit industry in Africa, she began to explore meditation and found herself spending extended periods at an ashram in India where she was first introduced to Hatha yoga. She began teaching yoga in Uganda in 2011 after learning a unique form of Egyptian (or Afrikan) yoga which blends traditional static postures with more flowing, dance like movements. In 2013, she moved to Bali to further her training and continue teaching. A recent addition to the South Florida area, Trisha is excited to share her mixed bag of yoga experience. “Practicing yoga has allowed me to more fully enjoy and appreciate every aspect of my life, and that’s a gift I want to share with anyone who’s willing!”

 

Training and Certifications:

  • 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training 2013, High Vibe Yoga, Bali Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) 200, Yoga Alliance

  • 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training 2011, Afrikan Yoga, Uganda Hatha and Pranayama training, Coimbatore, India

 
 
Yveatte Rothermel (Yoga)

Yveatte RothermelYveatte Rothermel took her first yoga class in 1996 while attending graduate school. After settling down in Florida in 1999, she was able to start a regular yoga practice and never looked back!  She learned how healing yoga is after being injured in a car accident which brought her to a Restorative Yoga practice.  Yveatte completed her yoga teacher training with Aura Wellness Center in Massachusetts and received her certification with an emphasis in Restorative Yoga in June 2012.  She also participated in Restorative Yoga Teacher trainings locally with Lisa Pumper and Michele Santom.  Yveatte is a bit of a silly yogi and brings lots of love, light, and laughter to her teaching. Embarking on a new challenge, Yveatte is currently in the process of obtaining her Power Pilates Mat & Comprehensive certifications.

Training and Certifications:

  • Hatha and Restorative Yoga Certification, Aura Wellness Center

  • Chair Yoga and Restorative Yoga training, Off The Grid Yoga

  • Bachelor’s in Business Administration, Schiller International University

  • Master’s in International and Intercultural Management, School for International Training


 

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