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Tiffany Crosswhite

Tiffany

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801.647.9484

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Tiffany Crosswhite, a native of Lake Oswego, Oregon is a former Professional Figure Skater and Competitive Figure Skating Coach.  Tiffany’s passion for skating began over 25 years ago when her mother took her to see the Ice Capades.  As a young child she was mesmerized by the lights, music and skating and dreamed one day she would perform on such a stage.  Tiffany’s childhood dream became reality when she toured with Ice Capades in 1996-1997 and Disney on Ice in 1997-1998.  In 1999-2000 she obtained the principle role of the “Wicked Step-sister” in Cinderella on Ice. After retiring from the show circuit Tiffany began coaching competitive skating. At that time she began looking for an off ice training program for her young athletes.  Since most of Tiffany’s students ranged from 6-13 years of age she wanted a training program that would be gentle enough to not harm a growing body, but still improve muscle strength and flexibility.  As a Christmas gift Tiffany received a gift certificate to a local Pilates studio from her Mother, Barbara.   It turned out to be the gift that would change her life.  After a great deal of her own studying, Tiffany began teaching her skaters Pilates.  Tiffany quickly found Pilates to be the best all around training program for both herself and her young athletes.

During the summer of 2006 Tiffany and her family relocated from Oregon to Utah.  Tiffany viewed her move to Utah not only as a fresh start in life but an opportunity to grow a new business.  She began teaching family and friends out of her house but quickly out grew the tiny spare bedroom.  In March of 2007 she opened Poise & Strength Pilates Studio.  Tiffany’s goal is to introduce Pilates to as many people possible and carry on Joseph Pilates’s legacy of contrology as it was intended. Tiffany received her Pilates certification through Core Dynamics.

In 2010 Tiffany started her own teacher training certification, Poise & Strength Pilates Teacher Training. PSPTT offers a 500 hour Certification including Mat, Reformer, Trapeze Chair and Pilates Barre. To learn more about Tiffany’s certification please contact her at 801.647.9484

Lauren

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Lauren Cross became a co-owner of Poise and Strength Pilates Studio in 2008 and recieved her pilates certification through Core Dynamics.Bio coming soon!
Amie

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Amie Martindale (bio coming soon)
Courtney

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Courtney is originally from Western North Carolina. She began her journey to Pilates at New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, Dance Department. Her first experience with Pilates classes was with Pilates elder, Kathy Grant. A very powerful and amazing teacher. Ms. Grant was one of the few who was certified by Joseph Pilates himself. Learning Pilates from her was the closest Courtney would ever get to the creator of Pilates, and she was hooked! Courtney graduated from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts , with a BFA in Dance, in 1992.Throughout the following years of teaching dance, yoga and skiing Courtney finally made her way back to Pilates. Certified in 2004 by Pilates Teck, Inc., in Newhall, California, Courtney returned to Salt Lake City, Utah to continue building her teaching career. Courtney specializes in rehab Pilates, pregnancy, post-natal and strength training. Her goal as an instructor is to guide and help clients find a stronger edge with thier bodies.
Devrie

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Devrie is a Registered Dietitian. She received her B.S. degree in Nutrition and Food Science from Utah State University. She then went on to complete her Dietetic Internship and received M.S. degree in Health Care Policy and Management- Nutrition from Stony Brook University in New York.  Devrie grew up dancing which sparked her interest in nutrition and exercise.After reconstructive knee surgery in 2008, Devrie fell in love with Pilates as a form of physical therapy. Devrie is level 1 Pilates and Pilates Barre certified through Poise & Strength Pilates.
Erica

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Erica is a dancer, choreographer, educator and Pilates teacher that enjoys traveling into unexpected and empowering worlds via movement. In 2004, Erica graduated with a degree in Dance and Art History, and moved to Orange County to begin a certification program in Pilates. Erica has Pilates certifications from Orange Coast College and Power Pilates. She has been teaching for six years, and is continually amazed at the transformative abilities of this sophisticated exercise regime.In 2011 Erica completed a MFA program in dance at the University of Utah, and in this program she has increased her passion of both choreography, teaching Pilates, and dance.  Erica believes that the physical body has unlimited capabilities and potential, and is passionate about helping others discover this very thing for themselves.
Heidi

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 While working as an EMT firefighter in Northern California, Heidi developed a passion for helping people recover from their physical injuries (much like Joseph Pilates). In pursuit of this passion Heidi received her BS degree in Exercise Physiology from California State University, Chico in 2000. She soon became the fitness director at Sporthaven Health Club where she managed the personal training department and taught spin classes. In 2004 Heidi started her parallel career (which continues today) as a surgical representative for a national pharmaceutical company where she assists with surgical installation of numerous medical devices. Heidi had done so much in the fitness world but had always wanted to try Pilates, so in 2007 she joined a Pilates studio in Sacramento, California and absolutely fell in love with it. Heidi began studying Pilates and completed her certification in 2008. Today she teaches mat and reformer Pilates and prides herself in her ability to tailor her programs to meet her clients’ personal goals and her ability to make your workout a good one. Heidi moved to Utah in 2010 where she is finding the outdoor living fabulous, when Heidi is not practicing or teaching Pilates you can find her hiking, camping or doing anything outside. She lives with the three loves of her life, her fiancé Bryon and two dogs Riley and Scout.

Jessica

Jessica

Jessica Winderl is a 500 RYT with additional certifications in Kid’s Yoga, Ayurveda Yoga Therapy, and Restorative Yoga. She has studied with many master teachers including D’ana Baptiste, Shiva Rea, Judith Hanson Lasater, Simon Park, John Friend and Baron Baptiste, and incorporates bits and pieces from different styles of yoga into her vinyasa classes. Her teaching style is upbeat and energetic, with an emphasis on alignment and fluidity.Jessica is also certified to teach Pilates Barre, and is currently completing her Pilates teacher training at Poise and Strength Pilates in Salt Lake City, UT. Her pilates training is in the classical lineage as taught to Eve Gentry by Joseph Pilates. She is an Idaho native who attended college in Colorado, and after graduation lived in several ski towns across the West before landing in Utah. When she is not practicing yoga or pilates, Jessica can be found playing outside or on the ski hill. She is also a PSIA certified ski instructor and USSA registered ski coach. You can follow her sustainable lifestyle blog at www.jessicawinderl.com.
Leigh

Leigh

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Leigh is a single mom, with three amazing children. She has studied Pilates for 7 years, and has always loved it. Leigh has a Bachelors degree in Political Science from the University of Utah , and has spent the last 12 years working in the pharmaceutical industry. Leigh loves the way Pilates makes you look and feel!Leigh is Level 1 Pilates and Pilates Barre certified through Poise & Strength Pilates.
Tracey

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Tracey Anderson (Bio Coming Soon)

Christina

Christina

Christina trained for 8 years in jazz, ballet and gymnastics. She won multiple state and region competitions as a dancer. She received her B.S. degree in Accounting from the University of Utah in 2007. Shortly after graduating she had her first daughter, followed 3 years later by her second. After years dedicated to her family and her career, she discovered Pilates as a much needed way to return to a physically active lifestyle. She loves the strength and flexibility achieved through regular Pilates practice. She is currently completing her Pilates certification through Poise & Strength Pilates.

Heather

At age 10, Heather Aagard knew she wanted to become a professional ballet dancer. At age 19, she received an opportunity to pursue her dream: the Joffrey Ballet offered her a contract. For eight years Heather danced with the Joffrey, performing in Chicago at their home theatre, and touring throughout the US. She happily received opportunities to dance many soloist and even a few principal roles, including Bianca in “Taming of the Shrew,” and the female principal in George Balanchine’s “Tarantella.” Heather enjoyed the work, the people, and the city, but definitely not the winters. In 2009, she accepted a position in warmer climes first at Ballet San Jose and then later in Phoenix, at Ballet Arizona. In April 2012, Heather moved to Utah, choosing to transition from her performing career to new adventures in other interests. Pilates, both personal practice and teaching, is at the top of that list. She looks forward to helping others discover the health, the self-esteem, and the beauty that Pilates can bring to their lives. Other passions include family and spirituality, while her experiences in Chicago and California turned her into an avid self proclaimed “foodie.”
Healthy Living, Happy Bodies, Calm Spirits & Peaceful Minds!