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Nancy completed her apprenticeship and was certified with Dorothee VandeWalle at Metropolitan Pilates in Seattle, WA. Soon after completing her certification she decided to open her own studio in Bellevue, WA in June of 2008. Nancy lives her life wholeheartedly believing in the power of Pilates. Through her own studio, she is able to pass along her joy and dedication of Pilates or ‘Contrology’ as named by Joseph Pilates when he pioneered the Authentic Method, to her clients. Nancy compares the Pilates Method to the likeness of a scientific formula that, when applied correctly, completely transforms the body. Time and time again Nancy and her team prove this theory by their own physical achievements and those of their clients! Nancy believes that Pilates was created for every BODY, and that everyone can do Pilates no matter your age, limitations or fitness history.
As fitness trends and fads come into play and fade, Pilates has remained a constant. Nancy swears by Pilates, she takes lessons 2-4 times a week from the instructors at the studio, this helps keep the mind and body sharp and working with your peers is some of the most beneficial motivation. Nancy’s studio was the first Authentic Pilates studio in Bellevue using all Gratz equipment and employing instructors certified by second and third generation Pilates Teacher Trainers. Nancy is truly a visionary and has a heart for helping others reach their goals and find happiness through physical fitness!
Client Relations Manager
Michelle is the voice on the phone and the personality behind the emails. She is the manager of client relationships and daily operations at the studio. She will do everything in her power to make your experience at the Pilates studio a great one, and to ensure that your interaction with us outside the Pilates studio (phone, email, website, etc.) is fantastic as well.
Michelle will be your go-to for anything you need regarding your Pilates schedule or instructors, she is always happy to help!
Michelle’s first Pilates class was on her first day working at Nancy Wallace Pilates of Bellevue, and she takes weekly Pilates Classes from the instructors, so she’s able to really understand each instructors’ individual techniques. Don’t hesitate to ask her questions!
Misty believes that the practice of classical Pilates is life changing. Upon discovering Pilates classes, Misty experienced first hand how the method of Pilates, strengthens the mind, body and spirit… YES, all three! Misty received her certification through Metropolitan Pilates in 2009 via Dorothee VandeWalle and she has been living, practicing and teaching the Pilates method ever since.
Misty’s positive energy and enthusiasm for Pilates overflows in her teaching. With an eye for detail and form, she inspires her clients with an energetic and powerful workout. Misty firmly believes that anyone who experiences classical Pilates will be hooked for life. Up for a challenge? Make an appointment with Misty. She will work you hard, and you’ll have fun doing it.
Rachael Turner, LMP
Rachael began her Pilates journey in 2009 as an injured ballet dancer. Pilates helped her regain the strength and confidence to dance again. It also gave her the tools and knowledge needed to maintain a strong core and lifestyle. Rachael was certified in Pilates in 2013, by Metropolitan Pilates in Seattle, WA via Dorothee VandeWalle and has been spreading the love of Pilates ever since!
Rachael is also a licensed massage practitioner, licensed in 2011, through the Cortiva Institute in Seattle, WA, she uses her knowledge in anatomy and kinesiology to provide well-rounded Pilates classes. Rachael has a flare for adventure and can be found dirt biking, skiing, or hosting another epic card night. She secretly dreams of joining the circus, until then you can catch her in the Pilates studio!
A combination of movement-training, arts, and meditation define Jed’s approach to exercise and his everyday living.
After suffering a torn major pec tendon that required surgery, he immediately sought a way to restore his physical health and vitality. Pilates was recommended to safely and effectively build back strength, muscle and balance. Jed realized the impressive potential of the exercise and decided to pursue a certification.
With eight years of training and two years teaching martial arts, Jed is an accomplished athlete and personal trainer. He received his black belt in Taekwondo and trained in Merpati Putih: level Balik III. Jed enjoys the quintessential pursuits of a Pacific North-Westerner; hiking, cycling and performing around town with his band when its time to go inside.
Susanne has been in the fitness industry for 24 years. She discovered Pilates, or more accurately, Pilates discovered her, in 1998 after a back injury acted up making it hard for her to move without being in pain. In just one month the pain was completely gone. Susanne knew right then and there that she had to learn this work and teach it to others so that they could live pain free as well.
Susanne loves the outdoors being active in cycling, running, golfing and of course Pilates! Listening to live music and dancing are favorites as well. Susanne’s philosophy is simple: “I want your Pilates class to be the best part of your day! Feel great and look great! Let’s do this!”
Alicia graduated from the University of Puget Sound in 2012 with a BS in Exercise Science. She was certified as a personal trainer from the National Academy of Sports Medicine in 2013. She also became a Certified Metabolic Specialist in 2013, followed by her certification as a Classical Pilates Instructor in 2014.
Alicia found her love for Pilates through her extensive training with nutrition and exercise throughout her college years. She was immediately drawn to Pilates and decided to live her life in the ways of the Pilates Method.
Alicia enjoys helping people reach their fitness goals, and Pilates is the best tool to use. Pilates will always hold such a special place in Alicia’s heart because no matter what your body type or fitness level, Pilates will always continue to help you grow and achieve your goals.
Deacon is the newest member to our Pilates family here at the studio! Deacon was born on May 20, 2015 and has been visiting the studio 2-3 times per week since he was just a month and a half old! Like mother, like son, he’s already as dedicated to Pilates as Nancy.
Deacon loves to say hi to all the clients at the studio, so don’t feel shy! Come say hello!