Teachers

Lisa Priebe, PMA- CPT

Lisa earned her bachelors degree in Exercise Science from Temple University and has worked in fitness and wellness since the late 80’s. She began her interest and study in Pilates in 2000. After training for the Boston Marathon in 2002, which left her plagued with injury, Lisa began to seek a greater knowledge of the work not only for her own body but for others as well. She entered the Fletcher Pilates® Comprehensive Program, formerly the Ron Fletcher Program of Study® and became a Qualified Teacher. She has also completed all requirements to be a certified PMA teacher. Most recently Lisa has been promoted by the Fletcher Pilates, Inc. to be a Fletcher Faculty.

Lisa has studies with Deborah Lessen, in NYC to gain a greater depth of the classical lineage of Pilates. She has also taken courses with Tom Myers – for additional anatomy study, Yamuna Zake – in Body Rolling a myofacial release technique, and Eric Franklin – a an anatomy and movement teacher. Lisa is always seeking to expand her knowledge base to assist in her teaching. She holds Fletcher Pilates workshops and continuing education courses for those with the aspiration to teach and those currently doing so.

Lisa is the owner of every•body Pilates, West Reading and Health Options LLC – a fitness company providing fitness services to companies and universities in the Berks County area. She offers classes and private instruction at every•body Pilates, West Reading.

Sally Allen

Sally Allen is a certified USPTA Tennis and Platform Tennis professional. She currently competes at the national level in both tennis and platform tennis.

Sally began Pilates as an exercise regimen with Lisa Priebe over 10 years ago and in June of 2017 began the Fletcher Pilates Program of Study to become a certified Pilates instructor. She is completed all of her course work hours and is currently completing the necessary casework hours. You can find Sally in the studio practicing, working with clients, or taking a class.

The regular routine of Pilates has helped to improve her on court performance. Sally attributes Pilates to strengthening her core, improving flexibility as well as being instrumental to injury prevention. When injuries have occurred, Pilates has helped to get her back on the court quickly. Sally has been especially drawn to the mental and physical challenge that Pilates provides.

When not on the court or in the Pilates studio, Sally can be found playing golf, biking or kayaking.

Rosemary Garland

Rose began her Pilates experience with Lisa at the Wyomissing studio in 2011 and has never looked back. She entered and completed the Fletcher Pilates Program of Study in 2013 and is currently studying for her PMA exam. Rose left behind a career in banking last working for the Department of Banking in Regulatory Affairs. Quite a switch from banking to Pilates. Rose’s delightful personality and attention to detail make her a fabulous Fletcher Pilates teacher. She has worked hard to understand how the movement affects her own body so that she can help others translate that into theirs. Rose has always been a very fit individual working out at local gyms, taking every class she could. But not until she discovered Pilates did she truly begin to understand her own body and begin to feel really good in it. Pilates has become a passion that she loves to share.

Kathryn Marr, PT, DPT

Kathryn Marr, PT, DPT completed her Bachelors degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Scranton in 1993, and her DPT from Arcadia University in 2016.She completed her Rehab based Pilates training in 2002 from Balanced Body in Santa Cruz California.At that time, she worked in a physical therapy center in which Pilates was the primary tool used for rehabilitation of injuries.

For her, it was a refreshing way to look atrehabilitating the whole body, not “just an isolated shoulder or knee”issue.Pilates also provided a different way to look at alignment and how it affected injuries and the body.

She has worked in a variety of Physical therapy settings, but has specialized in outpatient orthopedics for the majority of her career.

Karen Oxholm

Karen Oxholm has been an athlete her entire life, competing in a variety of sports at local and national levels.

Karen completed the Teacher Training Program with Lisa Priebe in the Summer? of 2018. This will be her fourth career following that of banker, school librarian/tennis coach, and mother.

She began Pilates workouts over five years ago. Karen instantly understood the value of implementing the movement principles at the onset, particularly as it related to the cross-training that she engaged in to improve her performance in sports.

Pilates improved her other regular activities, too, including weight training, tennis, golf, swimming and cycling.

Her experience is valuable to clients who are concerned about recovering from injuries and advancing in the aging process. She is especially knowledgeable about the rigors of athletes who wield racquets. She encourages all athletes to introduce Pilates into their routines early on.

You will find Karen in the studio at the front desk, teaching individual clients, leading or participating in classes, perfecting her own skills and sharing her enthusiasm for Pilates with others.

Jim Samanen

Jim’s interest in teaching Pilates is about regaining or increasing the ability to move by building strength with flexibility. There is a certain pleasure in throwing one’s body into an activity – getting the body to respond to rhythm, to race down a ski slope, to edge out an opponent at the finish line, to stretch for the return shot in tennis. It comes naturally in youth, but gets more difficult as adults focus on desk jobs and watching young people do the things they used to do. He had lettered in track in both high school and college. Jim used to ski the moguls, jog, play tennis and racquet ball and do aerobics. Bad knees, tight calves and hamstrings eventually brought an end to all of these activities. He was getting out of shape and not happy about it. And then he started doing Pilates in 2002 with Rachel Nace, and has worked with Lisa Priebe since 2009. He has also trained with Ron Fletcher and Pat Guyton.

He’s now stronger at 65 than he was ten or even twenty years ago and considerably more flexible. Jim is licensed in Fletcher Towelwork® and Pilates Matwork. He presently teaches Men’s Pilates at the studio.

Bettina

Just like Joseph Pilates, Bettina grew up in Germany where she took up gymnastics and later dancing. In 1990 she co-founded an award-winning dance company, pursuing performance and choreography. When she came to the U.S. in 2001 she practiced Pilates and fell in love with this holistic exercise method. Bettina joined a certification program at Body Precision in Rosemont, and traveled to study with Pilates Master Teachers. In 2007, she discovered the Eric Franklin Method, completing levels one, two, and three certification by 2011.

The Franklin Method was the missing link in her education and it changed the way she thinks about movement. Working with her clients, Bettina saw the benefit of tissue manipulation to influence re-patterning and well-being. In 2014 she returned to school for Massage Therapy and now provides hands on treatment in addition to movement.