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 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.
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.