Pilates Reformer Class

This class is taught by:

Nell Amos

Nell Amos has been 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.

Claudia Rionda

Pilates Coordinator
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.

Galina Obuhov

Galina began practicing Yoga in 2010 and immersed herself in as many styles as she could fit into her busy schedule. She fell in love with the practice and quickly realized that Yoga was more than just something she wanted to "do", it was something she wanted to share with others.  In October 2012, Galina traveled to a small town in Central India called Khajuraho, to complete her first 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training in Classical Hatha Yoga. In 2013, she followed up with a 500-hour Yoga Teacher Training in Vinyasa flow through Atmananda Yoga Sequence in New York.  In February 2015, she began her studies of Thai Yoga Massage at Integral Yoga Institute in New York. Galina wanted to expand her knowledge of the human body, enabling her to work with her students on a deeper level.  Also in 2015, she was introduced to Pilates and knew it would be a complement to her teaching repertoire. She completed a Comprehensive Pilates Training program including the Reformer, Chair, Tower, Cadillac, and mat through Helen's Intensive Pilates, in Brooklyn, New York. In addition, Galina is also a certified Kettle Bell Fusion Instructor. Galina has been teaching Pilates, Yoga and Kettle Bell Fusion at Helen's Intensive Pilates in New York for the past 1.5 years, until she decided to move to Florida and continue to share her passion of Yoga and Pilates with the beautiful people of Miami! Galina is originally from Latvia and speaks fluent Russian and English. She loves skiing, hiking, camping, reading and listening to Jazz!

Alina Sedano

Alina immediately fell in love with Pilates in 2003. As a former spokesperson & model, she constantly traveled across the U.S. representing an array of automotive brands at Tradeshows & live events. Standing in high heels for over 8 hours a day, took a toll on her body and she found Pilates to be the ideal workout for her hectic lifestyle. After 11 years of living out of a suitcase, Alina decided to hang up her high heels and immersed herself in the world of Pilates, studying at POLESTAR® Physical Therapy & Pilates Center. These days she prefers to hang out in flip flops and share her love of Pilates with others.  Her background in the field of movement began at the early age of 5. She studied ballet, tap, and jazz throughout her elementary school years and then again in college. Alina attended Florida International University and majored in Communications. Dance has always been a big part of her life, but her true passion lies in the mountains of Colorado. An avid snow skier, Alina competed in downhill races as a child and repeatedly ranked among the top 10 juniors in Florida. She was recognized by the U.S. Ski Association as one of the top Junior Ski Racers & was invited to their program. She currently keeps in top shape for ski season by practicing Pilates daily.  Alina is a POLESTAR® Pilates Studio Practitioner and Pilates Method Alliance Certified Pilates Teacher, specializing in Pilates for rotational sports, improved posture, increased body awareness, balance, and well being.

Small group Pilates classes designed to support and challenge the body using the unique spring and pulley system of the reformer.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sat Oct 21 8:15 am - 9:15 am with Nell Amos
  • Mon Oct 23 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Claudia Rionda
  • Tue Oct 24 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Claudia Rionda
  • Tue Oct 24 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Galina Obuhov
  • Wed Oct 25 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Claudia Rionda
  • Wed Oct 25 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Belen Arabean
  • Thu Oct 26 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Alina Sedano
  • Thu Oct 26 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Galina Obuhov
  • Fri Oct 27 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Nell Amos
  • Fri Oct 27 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Belen Arabean
  • Sat Oct 28 8:15 am - 9:15 am with Nell Amos
  • Mon Oct 30 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Claudia Rionda
  • Tue Oct 31 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Claudia Rionda
  • Tue Oct 31 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Galina Obuhov
  • Wed Nov 01 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Claudia Rionda
  • Wed Nov 01 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Belen Arabean
  • Thu Nov 02 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Alina Sedano
  • Thu Nov 02 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Galina Obuhov
  • Fri Nov 03 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Nell Amos
  • Fri Nov 03 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Belen Arabean