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BODY PRECISION PILATES INSTRUCTORS & STAFF

All of Body Precision's Pilates instructors have more than 700 hours of training.

Beth H. Downey

Body Precision Founder

Pilates Comprehensive Training

Pilates Center of Boulder, 1997

Masters Training Program

Pilates Center of Boulder, 2011

CoreAlign®, 2014

beth downey, main line pilates instructor

 

Beth H. Downey founded Body Precision in 1995, as the premier Pilates Studio on the Main Line. Beth was trained by The Pilates Center of Boulder in 1997, completing one of the most comprehensive training programs in the country and received the specially recognized Gold Certification for Teaching from the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA), the only accredited designation in the United States.

 

In Sept. 2011, Beth proudly graduated from the highly regarded Pilates Master Program at the Pilates Center of Boulder, completing 96 hours of continuing education to enhance her knowledge of body movement and anatomy.

 

Beth is the director of the nationally recognized Body Precision Teacher Training Program for classical Pilates. Beth has been teaching Pilates for over 17 years and specializes in working with clients who have back, neck and joint pain, as well as chronic ailments.

 

Beth is also certified in:
-Pilates for Pink Ribbon Program
-Pilates for Golf
-Yamuna Body Rolling

-Pilates for Buff Bones

 

Beth graduated with a BS in Marketing from Penn State University and worked in the health care industry for fifteen years before opening Body Precision. Beth has always had a love of sports and is an avid golf and tennis competitor, bringing a unique background to her Pilates teachings. She also has lectured extensively to promote Pilates to the Delaware Valley. Beth also developed a complete video series for all levels of exercises on all equipment for home use.

Kristina MacPherson

Body Precision Pilates Instructor

Pilates Comprehensive Training

Excel Movement Studios, 2003

kristina macpherson, main line pilates instructor

Kristina has been a Pilates addict since 2001. She moved from Alaska in 1998 to study Musical Theatre at Catholic University in Washington D.C. graduating in 2002 with a degree in Music. Kristina studied Pilates at Excel Movement Studios, graduating from their comprehensive teacher training program in 2003. Kristina moved to the Delaware Valley and joined our staff in 2003. Kris has a particular zest for working with those with chronic pain and fatigue but enjoys teaching all levels and ages. "No other form of movement captivates mind, body, and spirit the way Pilates does. It is not just an exercise regimen; it’s a way of life." In addition to Pilates, Kristina is also a skilled yoga instructor. Certified in yoga in 2011, Kristina earned her experienced registered yoga teacher credentials (E-RYT 200) from the Yoga Alliance in 2013.

Cathy Raymond

Body Precision Pilates Instructor
Certified CoreAlign Instructor

Pilates Comprehensive Training

Body Precision, 2005

Franklin Method, 2012

Certified CoreAlign®, 2014

 

cathy raymond, main line pilates instructor

Cathy started as a Body Precision client in 2000 on a friend's recommendation. Impressed with both Pilates and the teachers at this studio, she changed careers and spent a year completing Body Precision's Teacher Training Program.

 

Cathy not only teaches Pilates full time at Body Precision, but also participates as a workshop teacher in the renowned Body Precision Mat & Full Certification Programs. She has now completed a three-year training program for the Franklin Method®. which is a comprehensive study of anatomy and the use of imagery to improve function in the body. Cathy is excited to complement her Pilates teachings with her Franklin knowledge.

 

A graduate of Swarthmore College, Cathy has returned to campus to teach Pilates to faculty, staff, students and their women’s volleyball team.

Lenore Denbin

Body Precision Pilates Instructor

Pilates Comprehensive Training

Body Precision, 2006

lenore denbin, main line pilates instructor

Lenore Denbin’s Pilates’ experience began with Body Precision when the studio first opened in 1995. An avid fitness enthusiast and runner, Lenore was looking to add another dimension to her exercise program after delivering her first baby. She became an immediate devotee of the Pilates method and continued practicing throughout her next pregnancy, making Pilates a primary part of her fitness routine.

 

Lenore completed Body Precision’s comprehensive program in early 2006. Additionally, she is PMA-certified, certified to teach Pilates for Golf™ and licensed to teach Ron Fletcher Towelwork™ and Ron Fletcher Spine Corrector™.

 

Lenore strives to make each lesson unique to her client’s needs and is especially interested in working with our young athletes. Lenore grew up on Long Island and graduated from New York University. In NY, she worked as a special events planner for ESPN and as a business writer.

Susan Gore

Body Precision Pilates Instructor

Pilates Comprehensive Training

Body Precision, 2006

cathy raymond, main line pilates instructor

Susan came to the Pilates method through a background of sports, gymnastics and dance. It was through dance that she learned about Pilates and discovered that the Pilates cross training helped her in fitness, dance and sports. In addition, Susan found that Pilates helped her find muscle balance which improved her scoliosis. "My body continues to change with regard to the health of my spine!"

After receiving her Pilates Certification from Body Precision, Susan began studying Anusara-based yoga and obtained her yoga teaching certification in 2011. She loves the combination of Pilates and yoga and created a fusion class at Body Precision. "I feel that Pilates and yoga complement each other perfectly in enhancing freedom of movement, which inevitably leads to an increase in well-being and a better quality of life."


Susan's specialty is teaching dancers and helping people with scoliosis and various other spinal and joint issues.

Lauren Henry

Body Precision Pilates Instructor

Pilates Comprehensive Training

Body Precision, 2012

kathy sherman, main line pilates instructor

Lauren fell in love with Pilates and has been an avid practitioner and devotee since 2002. Due to the successful rehabilitation of her own personal injury, she acquired a greater appreciation for the Method and gained her certifications through the prestigious Body Precision Pilates Studio in Rosemont, PA.

 

"With each day, our mental and physical needs change. My goal is to tailor each session to best suit those needs and allow you to gain exactly what you require and desire from each session."

 

A Radnor Township native, Lauren graduated from Radnor High School and went on to graduate from Gettysburg College with a BA in English Literature. When she's not practicing or teaching Pilates, Lauren enjoys running and practicing yoga. She currently resides in Wayne, PA.

arden saligman

Body Precision Pilates Instructor

Pilates Comprehensive Training

Body Precision, 2014

arden saligman, pilates instructor

Arden discovered Pilates four years ago after a severe SI joint dislocation and found the Pilates method life changing. After years of long distance running, yoga and playing competitive squash, Arden realized she was very strong in her limbs but weak in her core. Arden's doctor recommended Pilates, knowing she loved to be active and if she didn't take of care her injury, she would have life long problems with her low back. Pilates was life changing to Arden and she sought out Body Precision's teacher training program to learn more about the Pilates exercises and to share her enthusiasm for this transformative exercise method with others.

 

Arden graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, where she played on the varsity squash team. She had a twelve year career at Penn, working as a major gift fundraiser before leaving to raise her three children. Arden lives in Wayne.

 

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