• Barbara Sarnataro
    Barbara Sarnataro
  • Bonnie Rich
    Bonnie Rich
  • Denise Krater
    Denise Krater
  • Heidi Grangaard
    Heidi Grangaard
  • Jenni Skaggs
    Jenni Skaggs
  • Jinger Parson
    Jinger Parson
  • Joan Kramer
    Joan Kramer
  • Jodi Stern
    Jodi Stern
  • Maurice Pauze
    Maurice Pauze
  • Sandi Barnett
    Sandi Barnett
Barbara Sarnataro

Barbara is a classically-trained, PMA-certified Pilates teacher who has been teaching Pilates since 2001. She is also an AFAA certified group fitness instructor, teaching group formats in Spin and barre. Barbara has a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Arizona and does freelance writing and commercial voice-over work. Born in Connecticut, Barbara moved to Scottsdale, Arizona in July 2017 from Little Rock, Arkansas, where she previously lived for 17 years. Pilates changed the way Barbara looked at fitness. After practicing, she felt stronger, more balanced and more flexible. She loves teaching clients how to move more efficiently, build core strength, improve posture, lengthen muscles, and achieve body symmetry. Barbara’s strength is her ability to articulate the details of an exercise and offer excellent visualization for clients to get deep and really feel their bodies working and changing. “I want them to learn a new vocabulary and a new way of moving their bodies that will be with them driving, on the court, on a run, or carrying the groceries into the house.”

Bonnie Rich

BONNIE RICH

Gainey Village Pilates Trainer

Bonnie has been teaching Pilates for over 20 years, 14 at Gainey Village. Many of her clients have been with her for long periods of time and she is very passionate about what Pilates can do for a person…mind, body and spirit.

Bonnie’s love of movement began as a child which eventually led to a professional career in ballet at The Hartford Ballet and Ballet Arizona.

Bonnie’s Pilates training includes Stott certified mat, reformer, cadillac, chair, and barrels as well as injuries and special populations. She also teaches barre and TRX. Bonnie offers Fascial Stretch TherapyTM to enhance one’s desire to move more freely and feel an overall sense of well being and increased flexibility.

Denise Krater

Denise received her bachelor’s degree in exercise science and wellness from Arizona State University. She is certified through Pilates Sports Center in Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, and Barrel. She has over 30 years experience in the fitness field. Teaching a variety of group fitness formats since 1990 including TRX, yoga, aerial, water boot camp, athletic stretch & roll, and cycle. Denise enjoys sharing her passion with others in group and private settings. Working with a wide range of ages and abilities from beginners to athletes as she strives to make their fitness experience challenging and enjoyable. Denise stresses the importance of keeping her clients injury free while establishing strength and endurance, and correcting muscular imbalances. Denise’s goal is to inspire and help others achieve overall health and wellness. “Fitness is a journey, not a destination. Make each and every day count on your journey.”

Heidi Grangaard

Heidi completed her Pilates certification through the Pilates Sports Center (PSC), which included Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, and Barrel. She has been a group fitness instructor and personal trainer since 2003. Just as she enjoys helping others reach their fitness goals, in 2006 she decided to reach a personal goal, making it to the stage of Ms. Fitness USA. After five years of competing, she was motivated to learn everything about fitness to make it a full-time career. Through the years she has earned various certifications, including TRX, Burn at the Barre, and her 500-hour yoga certification. Along with her high energy, her creativity definitely shows up in the classes and private clients she instructs. Heidi is a creative thinker with a journalism degree from Arizona State University. She still uses her journalism skills as a contributing writer for the online publication, FITT.

Jenni Skaggs

Jenni began teaching group fitness in 2009. She has completed all STOTT PILATES® Equipment and Mat Courses (Levels I and II), Total Barre™, ZEN•GA™, Fascial Movement, and continues extensive training in injuries and special populations. Jenni is also a TRX® Certified Instructor, and an RRCA Certified Distance Running Coach. Jenni relocated from the mountains of Utah to the Arizona desert in the summer of 2018. She has always enjoyed physical activity growing up participating in competitive and collegiate cheerleading (Go UTES!) and as an adult long-distance running and cycling. “Creating balance between living an active healthy lifestyle, raising children, maintaining relationships, and having a successful career can be challenging. However, I believe that a challenge is just an opportunity to become your better self. Through individualized and challenging workouts or schedules, I create for each client and group class, I’m giving them the tools to sustain an active lifestyle and encourage balance!”

Jinger Parson

JINGER PARSON

Gainey Village Pilates Trainer ACE-CPT, ACE-GEI

Jinger is Stott Pilates certified in mat, reformer, cadillac, barrel, and chair; LeMond and Keiser indoor cycling; barre certified, and is a Yoga Alliance member.

With over 30 years of experience in the fitness industry, Jinger’s strong background in competitive dance, cheer, volleyball and cycling allows her to bring both grace and power to all of her instruction.

Jinger’s focus is on increasing flexibility and strength which allows longevity in any modality. Injury prevention is at the forefront of every workout. Her restorative mobility protocol helps increase strength through a full range of motion and assists in the recovery process.

Joan Kramer

JOAN KRAMER

Gainey Village Pilates Trainer

Joan has worked in the fitness industry since 1982. She became a Pilates trainer in 1997 and brings a variety of health and fitness experience into each session. Her personal athletic accomplishments began with ballet, expanded into competitive roller skating and additional forms of dance, and continue with hiking, cycling, and ballroom dance. She teaches seniors, athletes, youth, maternity and rehabilitating clients.

Joan believes that everyone can accomplish fitness goals with safety and efficiency while having fun.

Jodi Stern

JODI STERN

Gainey Village Pilates Trainer

Jodi trained in the classical East Coast Pilates method and has been teaching for 20 years. She opened a successful studio in upstate New York which she sold to move out west. While in New York she was the fitness spokesperson for the CBS, and ABC morning news shows. And has been the fitness expert for Gannett news services, as well as various newspapers and magazines.

Jodi is also barre certified, as well as Yamuna body rolling, gyro movement, activecore, and Spinning®.

Maurice Pauze

Gainey Village Pilates Trainer

Maurice began teaching Pilates after working at the Village for ten years as a massage therapist. He started having shoulder and knee issues so he quit working out. The Village fitness director at the time suggested he look into Pilates and he’s been hooked ever since.

Maurice is Balance Body certified through Palm Desert Pilates in California. In addition to Pilates, Maurice also graduated from the Blue Sky School in Wisconsin with a certification in neuromuscular massage.

Discover how a strong core can take the stress out of your joints. Muscles work with each other in harmony. Adding breath work clears and calms your mind as well. It’s almost like a moving meditation.

Sandi Barnett

SANDI BARNETT

Gainey Village Pilates Trainer

CERTIFICATIONS

After graduating from California State University Long Beach with a bachelor’s degree in human development, Sandi continued her education to pursue a degree in physical therapy. During this time Sandi was introduced to Pilates. She changed her focus to Pilates which resulted in becoming certified through Balanced Body.

Sandi believes in the Pilates method of healing the body through movement. “Those little muscles that we tend to neglect are the most important muscles in the body.” Sandi has experienced and witnessed the benefits of Pilates, which makes her very passionate about her training. “I don’t see Pilates as just a workout, it is a complete lifestyle change.”