OUR INSTRUCTORS

Melissa
Melissa, Studio Verve Owner, was first introduced to Pilates by way of a DVD in college at a time when Pilates was an “alternative” fitness regimen. She knew the technique and teachings of Joseph Pilates would be life changing.
 
The years following proved this to be true and were spent immersed in the Industry, learning various Pilates methods, including Power Pilates, Balanced Body and Stott.

Melissa’s style of teaching focuses on the mind body synergy of Pilates and aids her clients in perfecting their muscle recruitment patterns, awareness of body response and control such that their work in the studio stays with them outside of the studio, enhancing their everyday life.

She has a keen ability to push clients to their personal limits, making for great results and changes they love, while staying safe, low impact and kind to the body – the essence of Pilates! 

Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, Melissa has lived in the valley of the sun since 2004 and calls Arcadia her home. Melissa graduated with a BS in Marketing and Minors in both Chemistry and Biology from DeSales University in Allentown, PA. She has held Corporate Marketing, Sales Management and Corporative Giving positions with Fortune 500 Companies but it was her entrepreneurial spirit and passion of Pilates that, ultimately, gave her the gusto to boot strap her way into the wonderful world of Pilates Studio ownership.

Outside of the studio, Melissa loves to travel, spend time with her family, friends and is a self pro claimed Juice/Smoothie junkie.  Need a smoothie recipe – ask her!

Chelsea

Chelsea was first introduced to Pilates by way of her education and involvement in dance. Beginning at a young age, she progressed to studying and performing classical ballet & contemporary dance with the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Pittsburgh Dance Alloy, Pittsburgh CLO, and Point Park University. Throughout her training, she benefited greatly from the athletic conditioning and balance that Pilates provided her.

Chelsea became a certified Pilates mat instructor during her time at ASU where graduated with a degree in dance. She continued further in her education by completing a mat and reformer Pilates training through Balanced Body and has been teaching the wonderful teaching of Pilates ever since. She has developed barre and Pilates classes for yoga and Pilates studios around the valley.
Her passion for health and wellness has motivated her to teach dance and Pilates around Phoenix to help others also find the same enjoyment and daily balance from their workouts. Her mission is to help her clients look good, feel good, and be happy. Her classes are high energy, form focused and fun!

Anna

Anna was first introduced to the Pilates method when she was a young teenager. Her passion for movement led her to rummage through her mother’s workout videos in which she discovered Pilates!

At age 18, Anna began taking Mat classes in New York City while pursuing a career in dance. During this time, Anna highly valued the Pilates practice as her main source of conditioning and restoration from strenuous dance training. In 2012, Anna began teacher training through Balanced Body in NYC and continued her education through an extensive apprenticeship in Paradise Valley, Arizona.

Anna is passionate about the benefits of Pilates and delivering instruction that does justice to what Joseph Pilates intended through his invention of Contrology – the original name of the Pilates method. Anna has a personal understanding of what it is like to live with injuries and chronic pain and takes special care to address these issues in her teaching. Anna loves the intricacy of Pilates and the power it has to relieve and even eliminate the discomfort so many feel in their day to day lives. Whether you are a conditioned professional athlete or someone with major imbalances due surgery or other injury, Anna is excited to work with you!

Lauren

Lauren was first certified in New York City through Romana Kryanowska in 1995. Romana was one of Joe’s elders to pass on the method of study. In 2005, Lauren received another certification from Power Pilates. She has also studied through the IMX method of Pilates. Lauren enjoys teaching people and seeing the progress they can make through this method. She also still enjoys studying ballet, hiking and learning any new method of movement.

Jenn

Jenn Menzer is part coach, concierge, educator, and 100% motivator!  She believes in impactful, results driven movement with proper form and a heavy dose of fun! Positive reinforcement, clear instruction, empathy and accountability are her tools for success. As a teacher with over 14 certifications, she blends all of her knowledge and experience to create dynamic programming that hits the three “E”s: Effective, Exciting and Engaging! Jenn is super excited to join the Studio Verve team and offers pilates, TRX and nutrition coaching.

Julie

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Kate

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