The Pilates Movement, located in the heart of LoDo at 1754 Blake Street in Downtown Denver, is a fully equipped Pilates studio, offering high quality instruction to people of all ages and abilities. Experienced instructors tailor sessions to meet the goals of each individual and create customized experiences for all participants of The Pilates Movement. The Pilates Movement offers:
- Private Instruction
- Semi-Private Lessons
- Mat, Reformer, Tower & Low Chair Classes
- Private Corporate Classes
- Express (45 minute) lunchtime classes
- Rehabilitative Instruction
- Equipment Classes (utilizing all Pilates apparatus)
, Studio Owner & Certified Pilates Instructor
Dana discovered Pilates over a decade ago and was instantly hooked! After completing the prestigious Teacher Training program at The Pilates Center in Boulder where she studied with a number of 2nd generation Pilates teacher, Dana taught for six years at a prominent Denver studio before opening The Pilates Movement in 2007.
Dana's knowledge of Pilates, combined with her effective teaching style, allows her to work with all types of students. She has trained and mentored other Pilates instructors, has worked with individuals who have specific rehabilitation needs (back injuries, joint dysfunction, and muscular imbalances), as well as trained competitive athletes. Dana believes that Pilates is as much about having fun and personal development as it is about physical fitness. With all of her participants, she emphasizes a holistic approach to Pilates and encourages people to enjoy their practice. Dana is committed to her own development as an instructor and has attended Pilates workshops around the country with Kathleen Stanford Grant, Rael Isacowitz, Michelle Larson, Mary Bowen and other esteemed professionals.
Stephanie Parker, Certified Pilates Instructor, Certified Massage Therapist
Stephanie has a passion for helping people learn to live and move in their bodies. While teaching Pilates is her main focus, she is also a massage therapist. She stumbled upon Pilates to rehab her shoulders from overuse in massage and she now credits Pilates for successfully helping her avoid surgery in both shoulders. Amazed at the difference in her own body, she soon started teaching her massage clients Pilates exercises to do at home. She went on to officially train and certify with master trainer Donna McLean of EastWest Pilates, and then went on to further her education by certifying at The Pilates Center in Boulder, Colorado. Stephanie also has a bachelors degree in advertising and marketing from the University of Colorado and is proud to call herself a "professional student."
Michon Ness, Certified Pilates Instructor
Unlike many Pilates instructors, I started Pilates with no prior movement training. At the time, I was living in Kuwait, and had just lost a ton of weight. I had changed my eating habits but was still not happy with how I felt. I wanted to get in shape, but was intimidated by the gym scene. I tried Pilates and was instantly hooked! I loved how much stronger I felt, how much more connected I became to my body, and how practicing Pilates challenged both my body and mind.
I consider myself a lifelong student and continue my education with lessons and workshops, as well as any other activity that will challenge my mental and physical strength. I take inspiration from all aspects of movement whether it is yoga, krav maga, or a boxing class. I am consistently amazed by the profound effect Pilates can have on my clients. I love helping people reach their potential and have fun while doing it!
Katie Leigh, Certified Pilates Instructor
Katie began Pilates at a young age as cross training for dance. Throughout her dance career, she experienced many injuries and discovered the rehabilitative power of Pilates. Had she have not discovered Pilates to rehab and re-pattern her body, her dance career would have certainly been cut short. Katie studied classical Pilates at The Pilates Center in Boulder. She continues to explore movement through many different modalities. Whether it be dance, yoga, running or cycling, she is always open to exploring new forms of movement. Katie loves working with people of all different backgrounds, goals and needs to support each body to their fullest potential. Katie’s goal is to help empower each individual to be in control of their own health, and to provide them with the knowledge to move in sustainable, strong and pain free ways.
Emily Power, Certified Pilates Intructor
Originally from Iowa, Emily ventured to New York in 2000 to pursue choreography and dance performance after graduating from the University of Iowa with a B.F.A. in Modern Dance. She was introduced to Pilates while dancing at school, and discovered its beneficial impact to all movement (not just dance!).
Certified in Pilates Mat and Apparatus from the Kane School of Core Integration based in New York City, Emily has been teaching Pilates since 2002. Emily has had the pleasure of instructing a wide base of clientele in Brooklyn, NY at Indigo Studio and has been teaching out of her home studio in Denver since she transplanted here in 2009. Emily is certified in Prenatal Pilates through Debbi Goodman, MSPT, and provides specialized instruction for osteoporosis, post-injury rehab, scoliosis, and gait analysis, as well as other instructional modifications for clients with particularized physical needs.
Mary Mock, Certified Pilates Instructor
Hailing from Boulder, Colorado, Mary discovered Pilates after she had her twin daughters, now 18, and became passionate about the method as it helped her maintain a strong back and spirit during those toddler years. She also appreciated the focus and concentration Pilates provided while she worked as a full-time health care executive. After closing a health care company in 2001, Mary entered The Pilates Center training program in Boulder and spenttwo years studying the classical Pilates method with Amy Alpers and Rachel Segel, who both studied with first generation Master teacher Romana Kryzanowska. She relocated to the Bay Area in 2002, received her diploma from the Pilates Center and continued her studies with Cara Reeser, Amy Lange, Jay Grimes, Bob Liekens and The Pilates Center in Boulder. In 2010, she completed The Pilates Center Master’s Program, completing more than 120 CECs over the past 3 years. She was recently accepted into the Kathy Stanford Grant Heritage Program and will be spending 2014 studying with Cara Reeser in Denver.
With over 10 years of teaching experience in the Bay Area, including opening and closing Grasshopper Pilates of Marin, Mary returned to Colorado in August of 2013, and is now living in Denver. She has been a member of the Pilates Method Alliance, since 2002, and served as a Director and Treasurer of the organization in 2012. An avid athlete, she enjoys running, hiking, biking, tennis, golf and down hill skiing, particularly heli-skiing. Mary has a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration and has held various executive positions in Colorado healthcare organizations and health plans.