Pilates Reformer: For Men (and everyone else too)


This class is taught by:

Mallory Butcher

MALLORY BUTCHER has been teaching Pilates for 12 years and dancing professionally for 11. She originally wanted to be a dance therapist but her career as a performer took off. Her desire to use movement and exercise to create body awareness in people remained strong, which is what led Mallory to Pilates. She went on to get her training at Groundfloor Exercise Studio in NYC, and her certification through Pilates Method Alliance.
 
Mallory's BFA in dance performance and choreography gives her the ability to expertly design balanced workouts for each individuals' needs. Using the six main Pilates principles as her guide, her unique and effective teaching style fuses classic Pilates with yoga, massage, free weights and cardio, leaving her clients stronger, more balanced, and confident.
 
Since living in LA, Mallory has become a certified health coach through the Health Coach Institute and established her own wellness brand called daretoBAREwellness, which stands for Believe, Achieve, Reinvent & Empower. Implementing these tools, along with her Pilates knowledge, she hopes to empower everyone to recognize just how strong, beautiful and capable the body is at adapting, changing, powering through and reinventing itself!
 
Teaching Style: Mallory works at a steady beat. She brings to class her playful and disciplined approach from her dance training and is what we call a stealth butt kicker. She'll work you hard with a calm approach. You'll know you had a workout out the next day!

Jennifer Martin

JENNIFER MARTIN was born and raised in Manhattan Beach, California and has over 20 years experience as a fitness coach, teacher, and trainer.
She is a certified Pilates teacher through the Physical Mind Institute, New York since 2004. She is also certified on the Power Plate, Kettlebells, weight training, TRX, the Bosu balance, and more. Jennifer studied dance and theater at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and then continued her education at the University of Southern California, earning her Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree in Dance and Acting. While she was at USC, she taught at Jane Fonda's Workout, and later at The Spectrum Clubs, The Sports Club LA, and Equinox. She has been featured in many fitness DVDs and has taught abroad for Australia's TV show- "Fitness OZ style". Jennifer is constantly continuing her education to help her clients achieve their health & fitness goals through a safe, effective, challenging workout for the mind and body.
 
Jennifer believes that it's not stress per se that creates problems in the body, it's how you deal and perceive of your situation that can cause the damage. When you can change your perspective, you can lessen the impact it has on you. As Joseph Pilates said "It's the mind itself that shapes the body"!
A teacher with a loyal following, if you are ready to take your workout to the next level, get into one of Jennifer’s always popular classes.
 
Teaching Style:
With her endless dynamic energy, Jennifer Martin is our in house cheerleader. Faster-paced with an athletic edge, not for the novice, Jen delivers a solid kick-ass workout.
Why a "men's class"? We've found that men often have a lot of erroneous perceptions of Pilates--namely that it is for women so we wanted to create a class that welcomed men and helped to dispel that false belief. After all, Joseph Pilates created the method to help rehabilitate soldiers from wartime injuries! Although geared towards the Pilates -curious gentleman, this class is for anyone looking for a challenge. We will target issues men often need to work on most: flexibility, core strength and balance using the deeper underlying musculature vs the bigger superficial muscles. This unique class will challenge you to look at strength in a whole new way!