INSTRUCTORS

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ELIZABETH FALKOWSKI, Owner and Instructor:

Elizabeth began her study of Pilates through her classical ballet training and discovered its amazing benefits for injury prevention and rehabilitation.

Elizabeth holds a BA in Dance Movement and Health Promotion from Mercyhurst University. Her studies in anatomy/physiology, nutrition, sports and health psychology, as well as body mechanics, have allowed her to meet the individual needs of her clients and bring a holistic approach to fitness. In 2002, Elizabeth received her Yoga certification from the Integral Yoga Institute in Melbourne, Australia and has found great joy in teaching and sharing the benefits of Yoga in private and group settings. In 2006, Elizabeth received her classical Pilates certification through Power Pilates NYC under the inspiration of Susan Moran Perich and Bob Liekens.

Elizabeth has over 20 years of experience teaching Yoga, Pilates and Ballet to children and adults on the east end of Long Island, as well as NYC. She brings a varied background of professional dance, kinesiology, Hatha yoga, holistic/nutritional studies and Pilates training to her work.

By assessing each client’s individual needs and goals with her ìtrained eyeî, Elizabeth creates tailored workouts, enabling one to achieve maximum progress. Her group classes are energizing and fun, while keeping the focus on proper form and alignment to balance the body. Elizabeth’s dedication to a healthy, balanced life, along with her understanding of movement in the body, drives her passion for teaching.

MICHELE BRICKNER, Instructor

Michele attended her first Pilates class in 2006 with the simple dream of being pain free. With consistency and patience, Pilates eradicated her crippling back pain, gave her newfound strength, and allowed her to move freely. Pilates has also helped her develop a deep awareness that informs the way she moves. Pilates continues to serve as the foundation for everything she does, from caring for her active daughter to training for her triathlons. As it brings her steadiness, strength, and focus, in mind and body. Because of all it has done for her, Michele loves sharing this transformative practice with others, and helping them find the freedom she has discovered. She brings her treasure trove of experience and a sense of excitement to each class, always eager to help her clients achieve their highest potential. Michele completed her comprehensive Pilates training at Core Pilates NYC in 2016. She is also a NASM Personal Trainer, with additional certifications in yoga, trx, pre/postnatal, running, group fitness and nutrition.

 

 

KERI LARSEN, Instructor

As a Classically trained Pilates Instructor, Keri Larsen brings over 20 years of experience to her teaching.

Keri began studying Pilates at Pilates New Paltz in 2001, after sustaining a low back injury while working as a professional horticulturist. She trained in classical Pilates with Elise Bacon, who worked with Romana Kryzarnowska at the Pilates Studio in NYC. (Romana was a student of Joseph Pilates himself, and took over his studio when Joe passed away.) Keri’s early training in dance (including a minor in dance from SUNY New Paltz) made Pilates a natural fit, and the healing results to her body and back spoke for themselves.

Keri decided to become an instructor and completed her comprehensive Pilates certification with Power Pilates, NYC in 2004. She refined her teaching skills working at studios in the Hamptons and Hudson Valley over the next 6 years, then made the leap to open her own studio – Pilates East Quogue- in 2010. After 10 good years, life circumstances lead to the close of the studio and Keri returned to teach at Water Mill Pilates.

Utilizing all of her experience, Keri creates classes that are unique and tailored to the person or group. Her goal is to share how effective Pilates can be at strengthening, toning and healing the body – when done with patience and consistency. She strives to keep her classes positive, safe and fun!! You will leave her class feeling energized and connected, after experiencing what this mind/body workout can do for you… join us!