Fostering body awareness, acceptance, and improved performance.

Instructors

Janet Sunderland – Studio Owner/Master Instructor

Instructor JanetJanet Sunderland has been teaching fitness for over 20 years as a Pilates instructor, personal trainer, and group fitness instructor. As an instructor Janet has worked with a variety of clients from athletes to senior citizens. Janet believes that Pilates can complement any fitness program as it improves core strength and balances the muscles around the joints, improving the way your body functions, looks, and feels. Currently Janet is focusing more on the training and mentoring of other instructors. Janet acts as Balanced Body’s Master Instructor in residence for the Balanced Body authorized training center offerings at Soma Pilates.

Janet is a graduate of Bastyr University’s Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and Wellness program and Simon Fraser University’s Certificate in Health and Fitness Studies. She is a Balanced Body Master Trainer for Pilates, Movement Principles, Anatomy in 3D, Barre, Bodhi Suspension System, CoreAlign and MOTR. Additional certifications include PMA Certified Pilates Teacher, STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor, NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Ace-Certified Group Fitness Instructor, AFFA certified Group Fitness instructor, RRCA Level 1 Running Coach, and Pfilates pelvic floor Pilates certified instructor.

Janet’s detail oriented teaching style will guide you in achieving a newfound sense of body awareness and help you discover and realize your body’s hidden capabilities in a safe, comfortable, environment.

Work with Janet: Small Group TrainingPrivate Training, and Balanced Body Workshops

Kim Stern 

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Work with Kim: Small Group TrainingPrivate Training, and Balanced Body Workshops

Staci Alden

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Work with Staci: Small Group TrainingPrivate Training, and Balanced Body Workshops

Lindsey Brown

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Work with Lindsey: Small Group Training and Private Training

Kaitlin Moretti

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Work with Kaitlin: Small Group Training and Private Training

Michal (Mika) Shafir – Post-Rehab Specialist

Michal (Mika) is new to the USA, arriving from Israel in August 2018 with her husband and three kids. In Israel she worked for ten years as a physical therapist specializing in orthopedic rehabilitation. Michal is a Balanced Body Comprehensive Instructor.

Mika worked with us since 2018 while she was completing her PT credentials here in the US.  Since completing them, Mika has been working as a PT at RET Redmond.  While no longer on our schedule regularly you may still see her here as a substitute instructor.

“I believe in using the fundamentals of Pilates to challenge the body with balance, stability, and flow. From my experience, movement is the best medicine, and we can heal our body with correct movement.”

Work With Michal: Small Group and Private Training

 

I have taken many anatomy courses over my 13 years as a yoga and Pilates instructor and I have to say that this was by far the best. The interactive nature of the course and being able to hands-on experience attachment and insertion and the different layers of the muscles was such an excellent way to fine-tune my understanding of human anatomy. ~ Laura
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