Instructor Trainer Bios
Ineke Rush Madsen began her training in Pilates at the age of 12 in New York City with Carola Trier, a colleague and student of Joseph Pilates, whom she trained with extensively. She simultaneously trained at the School of the Dance Theatre of Harlem where the syllabus was influenced by Kathy Grant.
After a career as a professional ballet and modern dancer, Ineke pursued her Pilates Certification with STOTT PILATES®. She is fully certified to work with all levels as well as those with post rehab injuries and other special conditions. She has been an Instructor Trainer since 2004, and was designated Lead Instructor Trainer by Merrithew, Inc. in 2016. She has taught the STOTT PILATES certification courses and workshops all over the Bay Area, Northern California, and in Reno, Nevada.
Ineke is certified by the American Council on Exercise as a Personal Trainer and is licensed by the State Medical Board of Ohio in Massage Therapy. She holds a certificate to teach Total Barre and is a Total Barre Instructor Trainer for Merrithew, Inc.
Ineke spent 10 years on faculty at Ohlone College in Fremont and Newark, California, in both the Athletics and Theatre and Dance Departments and she currently teaches ballet at Studio A in Pleasant Hill.
Ineke participated in Jillian Hessel's "Keeping The Flame" mentorship and continues to train regularly with Jillian. She is forever a student of the human body and the way it functions and moves.
Ineke Rush Madsen
Lead Instructor Trainer
Gail Lewis received her full certification as a STOTT PILATES® Instructor in 2004 and became a STOTT PILATES Instructor Trainer in 2008. In 2005, she became a Gold Certified Pilates Instructor with the Pilates Method Alliance. She is also a yoga instructor and was certified as a personal trainer by the American Council on Exercise in 1995. Gail complemented her pilates training with complete yoga teacher training courses with David Swenson, Kofi Busia and Doug Swenson. She enjoys learning the many approaches to Pilates and sharing this insight with her clients. Gail is a graduate of Santa Clara University with a B.S. degree in Finance .Gail is continually striving to further her education and share the same with her clients.She enjoys teaching Pilates and is recharged by her clients reports of specific changes in their favorite activities as a result of their Pilates training- whether it be improved riding (from horses to Harleys) or seniors taking charge of their bodies and improving the quality of each day.
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