Jodi has been teaching Pilates since 1999 and has over 3,000 hours of traditional Pilates training. She is IM=X (Integrated Movement eXercise) certified and is also the only person in Western New York who is trained in Yamuna Body Rolling. Jodi is also the creator of GyroMovement. As the founder and owner of Pilates Plus Jodi has received acclaim as the creator of the ‘P3 Pilates Plus Power’ DVD as well as serving as the fitness expert for Channel 8 News and as a regular contributor to the Democrat and Chronicle. Jodi offers her own training program for Pilates instructors and personally trains all of the Pilates instructors at Pilates Plus. Jodi has a Masters degree in Nutrition and is working on her PhD. Jodi has two children, Devyn and Hart.
Eugenia Pilates was suggested to Eugenia by her chiropractor is 2000. After many years of dancing and teaching aerobics her back was in bad shape and Pilates was magical for her and before long she was completely out of pain! She had such a passion for pilates that she began her teacher training in 2002 with Jennifer Kries in NYC and continued onto the Physical Mind Institute and Body Precision in Rosemont Pa; where she received her full mat/apparatus certification. Eugenia first taught at Pilates Plus in 2002 until Nov of 2005 when she left Rochester to pursue a dream of teaching on the island of St. Martin in the Caribbean. She had a pilates studio at La Samanna Hotel; a 5 star hotel on the French side of the island. Her clients were from all over the world; as well as clients that lived on the island. She taught men, women and children from all walks of life and ages not to mention Tyra Banks, Salma Hayek and Allegra Versace who were a few of her famous clients. She has taught clients with hip & knee replacements, cancer survivors and those with neck & back injuries; because of pilates her clients lives were changed. "Teaching pilates is my way of giving back. Pilates has enriched my life in ways I never knew possible. I am happy to be back in Rochester and teaching at Pilates Plus once again……there’s no place like home!!!!!!".
Paul has trained at Pilates Plus for his teacher certification which he passed in 2010. He has been teaching Pilates since January of 2009. He became interested in Pilates through his brother who owns a Pilates Studio in New York City. Paul is a Massage Therapist, finishing valedictorian of his class at the Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage. In his spare time Paul likes to keep active by running, biking, snowboarding and hiking.
Julie started taking Pilates at Pilates Plus in 2007 and was quickly addicted to the constant challenge of the practice. No matter how long you do Pilates, it never gets easy which is what makes it beautiful. During the summer of 2008 Julie starting training for full mat certification and is nearing completion of Jodi's intensive training. Julie is also currently working on her PhD at the University of Rochester in biochemistry and genetics. When she is not in the lab or at the studio, she is playing outside. She is an active rock climber. She also enjoys ice climbing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, kayaking, trail running, camping, and just enjoying nature in general.
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