Cami has two children and a mini schnauzer that her son named Peter after Peter Parker. She loves having a regular date night with her husband where they can find new restaurants and bars especially in downtown Phoenix. She loves to travel and is always planning her next trip, no matter how big or small. Her dream car is a pink VW bus, but she is afraid her kids will be embarrassed of their mom. Her favorite food is cookie dough!
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.
Gina is originally from Chicago, IL. She graduated from DePaul University and continued her education at Loyola University (Dietetics). Her love for travel began when she worked for United Airlines and continues to grow. Her favorite place to visit is Ischia, Italy. She loves fitness, outdoor activities (especially paddle boarding). She has a passion for wine and enjoys visiting different wineries.
Heidi is an Arizona native and an ASU Sun Devil. She was a fitness competitor on the Ms. Fitness USA stage for many years and created her own exercise program called Yoga Kicks. She enjoys blending her love of Pilates, yoga, and fitness into all the formats she teaches. Every day begins with a morning meditation. She loves traveling, going to concerts, and getting tattoos.
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.
Lisa is a nationally published fitness writer for many magazines and websites. She has even appeared on fitness infomercials. She is originally from New York and loves gardening, cooking and football. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Ohio State University. She loves sushi, chocolate, and cookies. She has three children.
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).