Pilates/Barre Fusion


This class is taught by:

Claudia Rionda

Claudia’s passion with body movement manifested through dance in her early years. She started taking dance classes at the age on 6 in her native Brazil, and by 12 was dancing professionally. Although her career as a dancer seemed to be moving in a positive direction, she felt that something was missing. Her body was moving in space graciously, but somehow mechanically. Her desire to bring life and quality to her dance led her to study Contemporary Dance. It opened a whole new world of possibilities in the way she pursued movement. She had the opportunity to study techniques like the Feldenkrais Method, The Alexander Technique and other movement therapies in 4 year program at The Center for the Research of Movement in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Relocating to Miami in 1993, Claudia pursued her massage certification at Educating Hands School of Massage and continued to hone her technique by taking a variety of workshops and certification courses including NeuroMuscular Therapy, Shiatsu, Thai Bodywork, Ayurveda and Mother Massage. She believes that massage is a great way to establish communication with your own body. It brings awareness and a general sense of well being. Claudia worked for many years at the prestigious Mandarin Oriental Spa in downtown Miami. Claudia completed the Comprehensive Course for Teacher Training at Polestar Pilates Center in Miami and most recently became a certified barre instructor through The Booty Barre.  Claudia now feels that she is able to join the best of massage and movement. She believes that massage and Pilates combined with a healthy diet and lifestyle is an effective way to promote healing in the body and the mind.

Suzanne Witrock

Born in Los Angeles, Suzanne spent 18 years living in New York before moving down to Sunny South Florida.

Suzanne's career has led her through the world of fashion, fitness and food (@edenbarbakery - her hobby turned business!). Suzanne has been instructing group fitness classes for over a decade with a focus on barre, cycle, running & MUSIC!

She holds 5 Barre certifications, (Cardio Fit Barre, Barre Burn, True Barre and Gold Barre).  These certifications cover different barre styles from tuck & pulse to ballet to cardio. She has created her own signature style which is an aerobic sculpt class that moves clients to work on and off the barre and challenge their strength and stability. Suzanne is also a certified Pilates Mat instructor as well as 200 hour Yoga Teacher, and incorporates these elements into her classes. When she's not teaching barre, she is either instructing cycle or running, baking her famous Eden Bars or hanging with her pride and joy, her son, Hudson.

Nell Amos

Owner, PMA®-CPT
 
Nell Amos has been an active player in the fitness and wellness industry for over 15 years. Nell began her education at James Madison University where she studied psychology, exercise science and nutrition. Her studies continued at The George Washington University where she received a Masters degree in Exercise Science with a concentration in Nutrition and Weight Management. Nell also graduated from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City where she trained as a Certified Health Counselor accredited by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP). Nell is a PMA certified Pilates mat and apparatus Instructor through Core Dynamics Pilates, a certified Vinyasa Yoga Instructor through Miami Yogashala and a certified barre instructor through The Booty Barre. She has also completed advanced trainings in pre and post natal Pilates and Yoga, Pilates for Back Pain, Pilates with Scoliosis, as well as others from Stott Pilates. Before founding Inner Balance, Nell worked for an elite health club as their lead Pilates instructor, in addition to founding and directing their holistic nutrition and wellness program. She’s been published in Brickell Magazine as well as in SOBeFit Magazine, where she served as their mind/body columnist.

Avery Werther

A lifelong athlete, Avery discovered her love for barre and yoga while in college at Tulane University in New Orleans. She received her Barre Above instructor certification and had so much fun sharing her music-driven workouts with others that she soon decided to expand her fitness training even further with a 200-hour RYT training from Shanti Yoga Shala. With a focus on alignment, form, and core strength, Avery's goal for every class is to balance a positive atmosphere with an intense practice so that students leave feeling stronger, healthier and happier than before!
Half Barre and half Pilates- this is the ideal class for people who want to strengthen and tone their whole body using traditional barre and ballet exercises while incorporating the precision, control and core-work of Pilates.

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Dec 17 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Claudia Rionda
  • Wed Dec 19 8:30 am - 9:15 am with Suzanne Witrock
  • Mon Dec 24 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Nell Amos
  • Mon Dec 31 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Nell Amos
  • Mon Jan 07 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Claudia Rionda
  • Wed Jan 09 8:30 am - 9:15 am with Avery Werther
  • Mon Jan 14 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Claudia Rionda
  • Wed Jan 16 8:30 am - 9:15 am with Avery Werther
  • Mon Jan 21 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Claudia Rionda
  • Wed Jan 23 8:30 am - 9:15 am with Avery Werther
  • Mon Jan 28 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Claudia Rionda
  • Wed Jan 30 8:30 am - 9:15 am with Avery Werther
  • Mon Feb 04 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Claudia Rionda
  • Wed Feb 06 8:30 am - 9:15 am with Avery Werther
  • Wed Feb 13 8:30 am - 9:15 am with Avery Werther
  • Wed Feb 20 8:30 am - 9:15 am with Avery Werther
  • Wed Feb 27 8:30 am - 9:15 am with Avery Werther
  • Wed Mar 06 8:30 am - 9:15 am with Avery Werther