Jeff Woodman received his initial training from the late Romana Kryzanowska, the heir to the classical tradition of Joseph Pilates, continued his study with Amy Taylor Alpers and Rachel Taylor Segel, and received his comprehensive teaching certification from the world-renowned Pilates Center of Boulder, Colorado in 1994. Jeff has taught athletics and movement for over 40 years. He began teaching and coaching swimming while in high school, and his interest in dance led to a career which included performing, choreographing, directing, and teaching classical ballet. While teaching at the school of the Colorado Ballet, Jeff was introduced to the Russian method of classical ballet by the late Jürgen Schneider. He continued to study and teach this artistic and scientific method with Mr. Schneider and the faculty of the Colorado Ballet for several years.
Jeff owns and operates the Pilates Fitness Studio, which he founded in 2000. He also created a comprehensive teacher training program in 2003 and has had the honor of training many Pilates instructors over the last 15 years. In 2017 Jeff was certified by Trent McEntire, creator of The Arcus Bar, to teach its syllabus of over 60 exercises. Through his study and teaching of the Pilates method of contrology over the last 20 years Jeff continues to discover the depth and beauty of the wonderful work that Joseph Pilates created for all of us. The focus of Jeff’s teaching is to use his expertise and creativity to help clients build strength and tone muscles for renewed flexibility, function, and vitality.
Gary co-founded the Pilates Center of Fort Collins in 1992, a graduate of The Pilates Center in Boulder and a certified Pilates teacher through the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA-CPT) and author of the award-winning book The Pilates Path to Health: Body, Mind, and Spirit. Gary was one of the selected Pilates teachers to be featured in the first mainstream Pilates movie, “A Movement of Movement”. He apprenticed for 18 months with, and is a protégé of, Wendy Leblanc-Arbuckle, an industry leader in progressive new thought, internationally recognized and sought after as a Pilates Teacher of Teachers. Gary brings her body of work (as represented on the chart that hangs in the studio) “3Core Connections Embodied Perspective”
Michelle Rudolph has a deep appreciation for the human body and its capabilities. Michelle taught modern dance, jazz and ballet in various venues and performed with multiple dance companies. She received a Master of Science in Education with an emphasis in Kinesiology and Laban Movement Analysis. She chose to study Pilates, here at the Pilates Fitness Studio, because its methodology is closely aligned with her belief in proper posture and well balanced musculature. Michelle worked as a physical therapy aid with Rocky Mountain Physical Therapy using Pilates for patients rehabilitating from joint replacements and back injuries under the guidance of physical therapist Michelle Congleton. Michelle enjoys bringing Pilates to populations where Pilates appears too difficult, like seniors and those with physical challenges, like scoliosis, and chronic back issues. She finds inspiration in witnessing again and again clients improving balance, mobility and confidence in their bodies using Pilates.