Garry is a native of Maine where summers are beautiful, and winters are long, dark and cold. That explains why he is here in AZ. After attending Grahm Junior College in Boston for Broadcasting he worked for five years as a radio DJ. Garry was very active in all sports and had his share of injuries that led him to Pilates. He trained in New York with Romana and was Certified in 1999. He likes to spend free time hiking or walking on a beach.
Jen is a Tucson Native and returned to Arizona after living and teaching group fitness in Texas, New Mexico, and Kansas. She learned to Ski on Mount Lemmon. She has swum the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcratraz and learned it was very cold. She has not repeated that adventure yet but will if one of her kids wants to do it with her. She lives in a house divided with UofA and ASU members and hopes that will be a 50/50 division someday.
Julie graduated from USC, where she was on the surf team and in a sorority. Although she studied history and business, she always taught fitness classes. She started teaching at the Village when she moved to AZ over 25 years ago. She still enjoys surfing and snowboarding when she is on vacation. Julie is married and has 3 sons.
Kay attended the University of Maryland where she received her bachelor’s degree. She went on to George Washington University for her Physician Assistant certification. After practicing for many years, she took a time out to raise her five children. During this work hiatus she discovered a love for fitness. She is PCI trained for mat and reformer and she also has completed certifications in TRX, Cycle, Yogafit and is a NASM/AFAA Personal trainer.
She enjoys working with clients of all fitness levels to help them attain their goals. As a tri-athlete, she understands the importance of core strength and body flexibility and that Pilates training can provide both. She believes ANYbody and EVERYbody can improve their strength, functional mobility and agility through a consistent Pilates practice.
Linda moved to Arizona at age 12, taught herself to swim and was always in the pool when not out riding her bike through Papago Park. She played baseball, ran track, played volleyball, soccer and was a cheerleader in high school and college. She joined the Village and started playing tennis and eventually won the singles, doubles and mixed doubles club championships. Dance training in studios since age 35 was the start of a lifelong passion for musical movement. Boogie boarding with friends in Costa Rica, Mexico and California is one of her favorite vacations.
Lori grew up in Buffalo, NY and has lived in MA, MI and KY. She, her husband and both sons are former and current collegiate tennis players. She loves dancing, hiking, traveling, baking and animals. She recently completed her Pilates Mat and Reformer certification from Pilates Sports Center (PSC).
Julie joined her first gym at 16 years old. Growing up, Julie played soccer, competed in college triathlons, and raced many 1/2 marathons and one full marathon. She loves running, playing tennis, teaching group fitness, Pilates and being with her family. In 1995, Julie earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Cal Poly, SLO. Soon after, she married her high school sweetheart. They have three beautiful children together.
Originally from Madison, Wisconsin, Cynthia moved to Scottsdale, Arizona in 1994. In 2004 she earned a BSE in Chemical Engineering from Arizona State University. While in college, Cynthia discovered a passion for Pilates. She completed her Pilates teacher training in 2005 and her yoga teacher training in 2007. Cynthia enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, hiking, practicing Pilates and yoga, and playing with her 2 pugs.
Teri was born and raised in New Jersey. After a long and cold winter back east, she decided to move to sunny Arizona. She graduated with a degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of New Hampshire. In addition to working as an Occupational Therapist for over 25 years, Teri’s the founder of Pink Ribbon 360, a holistic exercise program for breast cancer survivors. She always loved fitness which drew her to become a Barre instructor at The Dailey Method and a certified Pilates teacher through the Polestar and PSC programs. In addition to Pilates, Teri likes to hike, bike, travel with her husband & two children, and go for walks with her cute, but stubborn Beagle.