"Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness."

"A few well-designed movements, properly performed in a balanced sequence, are worth hours of doing sloppy calisthenics or forced contortion."

"Moreover, such a body freed from nervous tension and over-fatigue is the ideal shelter provided by nature for housing a well-balanced mind that is always fully capable of successfully meeting all of the complex problems of modern living." -Joseph H. Pilates

 

OUR STAFF

Selena Roque

Selena first began studying Pilates at the age of thirteen while training at the San Francisco Ballet School.  She continued to study dance at other such notable institutions as Alonzo King’s Lines Ballet School and the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance. Her goal of pursuing a professional career in dance led her to California State University, Long Beach where she earned her degree in Dance with an option in Dance Science. There she continued to study Pilates and upon discovering its beneficial value to both her body and mind she decided to become certified as a Body Arts and Science International Comprehensive Pilates Instructor with a Dance Specialization under Karen Clippinger M.S.P.E. Professor.Besides teaching Pilates, Selena now dances professionally in the Chicago area.  Selena especially enjoys incorporating dance conditioning into her teaching style and has a deep appreciation for helping people to live healthier lifestyles and to achieve their fitness goals.

Allison Anich

Allison Anich holds a B.F.A. in Dance from SUNY Purchase College Conservatory of Dance.  Her professional dance credits include three productions with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Dutch National Project with the Joffrey Ballet, and an international tour with Tania Pérez Salas Compañia de Danza of Mexico City, Mexico.

Allison discovered her passion for Pilates in 2005 when she took a mat class with master instructor Regan Hoerster, who owns and operates a studio devoted to classical Pilates in Oak Park.  Allison credits the intensive 750- hour certification program for it's strength in educating future instructors and exposing her to clients of all skill levels. She is devoted to teaching Pilates with creativity and inspiration and enjoys sharing her knowledge of Pilates as well as continuing to educate herself through work with other master instructors and the study of yoga and dance.  She is also certified in Reiki. 

Karin Dabrowski


Karin Dabrowski is a Qualified Fletcher Pilates® Teacher and a PMA Certified Instructor. She was first introduced to Pilates in 2008, while working toward her B.A. in Integrated Marketing Communications from Roosevelt University. After receiving her degree in May 2010, Karin immediately entered the Ron Fletcher Program of Study where she dedicated a year to movement and teaching delevopment. Upon gradution in 2011, Karin began teaching full time integrating her passion for communication with her passion for Pilates. Karin continues to use Pilates and movement as a catalyst to help transform the bodies of her clients. 

Marie Doherty

While living in New York, Marie found Contemporary Pilates through a Brooklyn based studio, The Fitness Guru, founded by NBC’s Fitness Blogger, Michael Feigin, and his partner Lawson Harris. After suffering from a back injury, Marie found Pilates as a means to rebalance and regain strength and flexibility in order to continue her dance career and healthy life style. Inspired by the benefits of Pilates, Marie underwent a 750 hour Pilates certification program. The rigorous program required hours of class time, observing, continuing education, and teaching as an apprentice for one year. Marie is inspired daily by her clients who choose Pilates as a means to discover movement to help create a sound, healthy body and mind. She is thrilled to share her knowledge of dance and Pilates with clients and inspire them to discover the love of movement, strength and flexibility. Marie has a constant practice of Yoga, Pilates and dance daily, she is always exploring and learning new information to share with her clients.

Shana Bonkosky

For her whole life growing up in Michigan, Shana has loved teaching. Whether it was dance to children, or pilates to adults, it's been a passion of hers for more than 10 years. Before she came to Posture Perfect Pilates, Shana worked at SCS Pilates Connection in St. Clair Shores, MI where she helped run the studio and taught all forms of pilates. She loves teaching pilates because she loves to help people feel better about themselves, whether it's through a great workout or being able to strengthen their bodies. She studied at Equilibrium in Farmington Hills, MI and was recently married to an amazingly good-looking ginger-haired man. She is always exploring ways to lead a healthier lifestyle and definitely enjoys good food and great wine!

Jennifer Noda

Jennifer Noda began her Pilates training as a ballet dancer at the University of Cincinnati (College-Conservatory), where she received her BFA in dance. Initially, she trained on the Pilates equipment to recover from an injury, but continued on, as she realised the immense benefits to her overall performance. After her performing career, Jennifer became a fully certified instructor through STOTT PILATES®. Jennifer has an ongoing interest in education and finds teaching clients of all ages and backgrounds extremely rewarding. Her experience covers a wide range of clients with varying concerns from injured athletes/dancers, to pre/post natal, to stroke and osteoporosis. Jennifer creates a comfortable environment for each client to achieve their personal goals and has a strong appreciation for each persons individual style of learning Jennifer is also a ballet and Horton technique teacher, and has previously taught at the Mark Morris Dance Center in New York, and L’Academie Americaine de Danse de Paris, France. In April 2010, she received her MA Choreography at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire in London, where she also taught Pilates for four years.