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.
Ethan is a Rochester area native and alumnus of Hamilton College, Ethan has spent most of the last ten years deep in the Manhattan restaurant scene, most notably for his role as co-owner of the much beloved Lower East Side restaurant and winebar ‘inoteca.
In 2011, Ethan relocated back to Rochester. Shortly thereafter, he starting practicing at Pilates Plus and was immediately hooked – he loves the efficiency of the Pilates method and the mental concentration required to practice Pilates well. In winter of 2014, Ethan decided to seize an opportunity to begin teacher training with Jodi and could not be happier that he did. Ethan is a firm believer that anyone at any level of fitness can and will benefit from Pilates and he finds great satisfaction in sending clients forth from the studio feeling better than when they came in.
Ethan also holds a black belt in the Olympic sport of Judo, enjoys cycling, running,cooking, gardening, and most of all, being dad to his young son Wesley.
Maureen was introduced to Pilates while completing her bachelor degree at the University of New Mexico where she received a double major in both Dance and Languages. This form of exercise greatly intrigued Maureen due to Joseph Pilates' great emphasis on focus and awareness of the body. Because her dance training involved these same principles of using focus to control and strengthen the body she took to Pilates to further investigate what it means to have complete control of ones muscle groups while using them in the most efficient way possible. Through the outstanding instruction of Jodi Stern, Maureen has been trained in Pilates Mat, beginning through advanced, and is able to teach Joseph Pilates' sound philosophies concerning exercise and way of life to people around the Rochester area. Maureen continues to see herself as a student of contrology in order to pose questions and to further seek ways in which to help people gain control and strength in their own bodies. Maureen and is currently pursuing her Pilates Apparatus Certification at Pilates Plus.
Karah is a Pilates instructor and dance teacher with a Bachelors of Arts in Biology and Dance from Hobart and William Smith Colleges. She has studied the art of dance for 19 years, ranging in techniques from ballet, jazz, contemporary, modern, and hip hop, as well as African and Jamaican dance. Karah has a passion for holistic health and healing. She will be pursuing her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Columbia in the fall. Recently certified in Pilates Mat, Karah finds this method embodies aspects of mindfulness while also providing a functional form of exercise that translates into healthy movement for everyday life. As an advocate for the Pilates Method, Karah is excited to be working with members of Pilates Plus to serve the Rochester community.
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