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caryn
CARYN CONNARTON earned her Masters degree in physical therapy from Simmons College in Boston. She first discovered Pilates on a trip to LA several years ago and since then she has completed the Stott Pilates Instructor Certification Program, which offers a more modern approach to the original works of Joseph H. Pilates. Caryn has received training from some of the best Pilates instructors in Boston, New York City and Los Angeles. Caryn, a personal trainer certified by the American College of Sports Medicine, has been certified in every major fitness craze in the last ten years and taught aerobics/ spinning and swimming. She believes that Pilates has had the greatest impact on her clients in changing body types, increasing flexibility, improving posture, creating longer leaner muscles and decreasing injury potential.
MONIQUE BETTY previously a professional dancer with Ballet Idaho, earned her Bachelors of Science Degree in Health Science Studies from Boise State University. She began Pilates as a teen to supplement her classical ballet training and experienced numerous benefits such as improved strength, posture, flexibility, balance, breath, mind-body awareness, and confidence. She received her Pilates mat and apparatus certification through the Physical Mind Institute in 2011, so that she may share these transformative benefits with her clients. Monique is also certified in Booty Barre, and plans to pursue a degree in physical therapy.
Kathleen
KATHLEEN CURRAN CHENG has completed training and is certified in STOTT Pilates Mat and Reformer Level 1.  She has also completed training in STOTT Cadillac, Chair and Barrel (CCB) and continues to take STOTT Instructor Workshops to keep current and enhance her Pilates and movement coaching and teaching.  Kathleen has taught and trained at many local studios and clubs and has numerous years of working in the fitness business.  She holds a Master’s Degree in Cardiovascular Health and Exercise from Northeastern University and a BFA in Dance from the Boston Conservatory. Kathleen attended the Institute for Integrated Nutrition, Distant Learning Program, and is a Certified Holistic Health Coach.  She enjoys sharing her knowledge and expertise in vegetarian cooking and wholesome eating to improve health and wellness. Kathleen strongly believes that practicing Pilates can bring positive changes to her client’s bodies including strengthened abdominal and back muscles, improved alignment, increased flexibility and heightened body awareness.  When not instructing or training, Kathleen enjoys living a healthy lifestyle, reading, creative vegetarian cooking, cycling and spending time with her family.
Rose
ROSE GIOVENETTI has been teaching all kinds of exercise--aerobics, step, slide, yoga, stretch, and pilates-- since her first job at Woman's World in 1979. She has taught at all the premier fitness centers, including The Squash Club, Le Pli, Harvard Health and Fitness, and the Cambridge Center for Adult Education, and has worked at The Mount Auburn Club for over 20 years. In her 12th year of teaching Pilates, Rose has realized new strength and awareness, first as a student, and now as a certified Stott Matt Instructor. With the help of pilates, Rose has kept her body going: in 2009 at 50 years young she walked the 600-mile Camino de Santiago across Spain. She is still happily performing, singing and tap dancing with Josh Hilberman's "All Tap Dancers Band" (Nuremburg and Berlin, Germany), and in her own band Little Rose and the Allstars (featured at Somerville's Porchfest). She loves keeping all ages moving, from her 90 year-old clients to teaching children tap dancing at Boston Percussive Dance.
MJ
MJ KENNY is a Certified Pilates Teacher, Certified Yoga Teacher, and Certified Zumba Teacher. She has been teaching pilates since 2004, holding both mat and apparatus certifications, through Spencer National Endurance and Sports Trainers Association, SCW Fitness Education, and Stamina. MJ's original training was in a classic pilates studio, and her continuing education has included training with various populations and specialized studio equipment, as well as integrations of core pilates work with yoga and fitness. She discovered Pilates as the capstone to a personal post-surgery rehabilitation, and loves sharing it with others as a way to reach their physical goals. She became certified with Yoga Method Alliance, in Yoga of Energy Flow in 2010. She also teaches Zumba. She tells her students "Your body will thank-you for taking pilates!"
Betsy
BETSY MCLAUGHLIN is a STOTT PILATES certified mat and reformer instructor who has been teaching in and around the Boston area since 2006. Betsy is the former co-owner of Curves in Watertown and host of the television program Watertown Women's Health Stop. She now teaches pilates full time. Her advanced training has included courses on pilates for breast cancer survivors, pilates for people with injuries and special circumstances, postural evaluation, pre-natal pilates, pilates for teens, TRX training, STOTT PILATES barre and our own barre workshop. Betsy believes that everyone can benefit from a consistent Pilates practice regardless of age, physical limitations, injuries or fitness level. The focus of Betsy's classes are form, technique and safety. Most importantly though,
she wants each student to feel comfortable, confident, to have fun and feel good about what their bodies
and minds can do.
Rachel
RACHEL PRABHAKAR discovered Pilates while struggling with a repetitive stress injury developed during hours spent hunched over the computer, working as a software engineer. She quickly found Pilates to be beneficial in helping her recover from her injury, and loved the way that she floated out of class, feeling two inches taller. Rachel trained in Australia, completing the year long Pilates Instructor Course offered by the Australian Pilates Method Association (APMA), and then undertaking a further 6 months of advanced instructor training at the renowned Melbourne studio Balance & Control. In June of 2013, she will have completed her 3 year teacher training program in the Alexander Technique with the Alexander Technique Training Center at Cambridge.
VERONICA WOLFE discovered pilates at a young age. As a competitive skier, she used pilates to rehabilitate from various skiing injuries and it became her preventative strengthening program of choice. In 2012, she completed the comprehensive Balanced Body Pilates Instructor Training Program in her home state of New Jersey and has been teaching ever since. After graduating from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida with a major in Homeland Security, a job offer brought her to Cambridge. In addition to teaching at Beyond Fitness, she helps keep her day job colleagues strong, flexible, posture-perfect and injury-free by teaching on-site pilates classes at her company.