Studio Owner, Certified Pilates Instructor
Michele has maintained a disciplined fitness routine since 2001. She participated in her first group fitness class in 1996 and spent 2 years working with a Shiatsu Master and Chinese Herbologist in Jupiter, Florida – that later fueled her interest in Eastern body work – exploring energy and healing in the body. She participated in her first matt Pilates class in 2002 and in 2010 began training on Pilates equipment. Michele has made an effort to broaden her Pilates experience by travelling to New York, the birthplace of the Pilates method, as a student and performing observation hours. She has trained with several different instructors to explore the diverse styles of teaching and studio practices. From that experience Michele is bringing to Pandia Pilates, her Malvern Studio, the best practices, amazing moves, and lessons from some of the best Pilates instructors in the nation.
She will be teaching the Pilates Method with a mix of classic Pilates and modern Pilates. Michele puts a very strong emphasis on warming up the body before working out and being aware of your own body during movement sequence. She will help you enhance your physical self and improve your overall health through fitness.
Shiatsu Practitioner – Level 1 Certification – International School of Shiatsu, PA
Aquatic Fitness Personal Training – Temple University, PA
Reformer 1 – Balanced Body University, NJ
Reformer 2 – Balanced Body University, NJ
Advanced Reformer – Ellie Herman Studios, NY
Trapeze Module 1 – Balanced Body University, NJ
Chair Module 1 – Balanced Body University, NJ
Barrel Module 1 – Balanced Body University, NJ
Exo Chair 1 – Balanced Body University, NY
Exo Chair 2 – Balanced Body University, NY
Balanced Body Barre – Zayna Gold & Portia Paige, Pilates on Tour, BBU, DC
Anatomy – Kane Institute of Core Integration, NY
Elizabeth has turned her life around through fitness and lifestyle changes. She began an extremely disciplined fitness routine three years ago and hasn’t looked back. For the past three years she has made the time to exercise, no matter how busy she is or what’s going on in her personal life – she still attends classes. Her favorites are Body Combat, Body Pump and of course…Pilates and Barre. She has also adopted a strict organic vegan diet regimen that has leaned her body and flushed her system of toxins. Her lifestyle changes include wild smoothies daily, no meat/diary/eggs, hiking and working out. She is a great example of two classic adages – hard work pays off and it is never too late to start and fulfill your fitness goals. She brings a high level of intensity and fun to her classes. Elizabeth was a dancer in her adolescent and teenage years and has maintained an impressive range of motion and flexibility in her body. She possesses the skills to work effectively with all ages and all levels of fitness experience.
She holds two Barre certifications from Booty Barre and Balanced Body Univeristy, Pilates on Tour.
Dan has been riding since 1990. He was a member of several racing teams during his career, most recently Main Line Cycling and the legendary Cycles by Kyle team. He has toured the Romania Region of Italy twice for one month each. He completed the Centcols Challenge in Provance, France. This is the ultimate sportif event in Europe. Danny is currently leading a ride on Wednesday evenings at Performance Bikes in Paoli and if this there is one thing he is known for, it is his steady, strong, ability to climb. He has successfully cycled up the Bentoux and Galibrier in the Southern Alps.
Dan will be organizing some group rides for the Pandia clients, starting point will be Wegmans, Malvern and riding down the Chester Valley trail. Get ready to ride. This is for all levels, no steep hills and he will maintain a medium pace.
This is the ultimate spin class!