E-mail Kelly Peck or 845-399-3066
Kelly received her BFA in Dance Education from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA, in 1999. She brought her love of movement to NYC where she studied at The Limon Institute for 2 yrs and performed with The Rae Ballard Dance company. Kelly and her husband Tim moved to the Catskills in 2001 and since then have had three children. She has taught movement classes at Mt. Tremper Arts and The Copperhood Inn & Spa. Kelly is also a preschool teacher at Woodland Playhouse where she teaches creative movement and Yoga. Kelly received her Pilates Teacher Certification in 2010 from The Moving Body and since then she has been a part of the studio as a student and a teacher.
Email Ruth Beyl or 845-688-2516
Ruth Beyl retired from the New York City school system in 2004 after teaching Health and Physical Education for 34 years. Upon moving to Woodstock she started exploring Pilates at the Moving Body and became instantaneously “addicted.” Pilates helped her recover from a spinal compression fracture and osteoporosis. Ruth decided to become a teacher in this field to help others. Ruth completed the teacher training program at the Moving Body in 2010. She is also a licensed instructor of Buff Bones, an internationally recognized Pilates based program for clients with low bone mass, postural problems, and lower back issues. She is the only licensed instructor in the Hudson Valley.
Currently Ruth teaches a beginning mat class and Buff Bones at the Moving Body, as well as Strength and Balance classes to seniors at the Hurley Church in Hurley; Arbor Ridge at Brookmeade in Rhinebeck; and at Mountain Valley Manor in Kingston.
Committed to understanding the importance of individual attention for every client, Ruth focuses on the body’s strengths and weaknesses. Her aim is to make everyone feel they have accomplished something good for their body that day, combining physical growth with discovery, joy, and laughter.
Email Jennifer Long or 845-684-5792
Jennifer grew up in the Kansas City area as a classically trained dancer and studied ballet under the Joffrey Ballet with John Magnus, Ballet Aspen, and the Bolshoi Ballet. She went on to graduate from Oklahoma City university in 2003 with her BPA in dance performance.
Jennifer danced professionally for several years in Los Angeles and enjoyed traveling around Africa, Antarctica, South America, Europe and Alaska while performing with Stiletto Entertainment onboard Holland America Cruise ships. Here she discovered the benefits of regular Pilates classes after suffering knee and neck injuries. She was able to study all styles and disciplines throughout her travels and received her Pilates certification in DK body balancing method under the direction of Dolly Kelepecz in 2008. She continues her education through the Pilates Method Alliance.
Jennifer has trained and instructed all levels of Pilates and pre-natal Pilates at Elite Fitness in Brooklyn, Pilates Reforming New York, and Complete Body Fitness through out the Manhattan area. In 2013 she opened NIF Fitness and Pilates in the Manhattan area and is now excited and proud to introduce it into the Catskills.
E-mail Christine Bornarth or 917.816.8017
Christine received her Pilates training at Body Balance in Chicago in 1995, back when most people would say, “Huh, p-what?” when she told them that she taught Pilates. She moved to New York in 1997 and taught at re:AB and Ultimate Body Control Studio, both in Manhattan. These were the years in which Pilates really started to take off, and she watched it grow from being a still obscure thing (even though Joe Pilates had been here in NYC since 1926) to being very much in the mainstream. She knew Pilates had really arrived when she heard someone mention it on a TV show: “Oh, I have Pilates this afternoon.” Très chic!
In 2001 she decided she wanted to venture out on her own, so she opened a studio in Brooklyn. She continued to teach private sessions and mat classes there until the birth of her son in 2004. “Having this very small and vulnerable being in your care can really change your outlook on life”, so she and her husband decided it was time to move to the country, which they did in 2006. They moved to Woodstock and she opened another studio, Woodstock Pilates.
In addition to her years of Pilates experience, she brings 20+ years of professional dance experience to the table, which “very much enhances my knowledge of, passion for, and joy in the moving body.”