Matthew began studying Pilates as a way to relieve back and sciatic pain. He recieved his certification through Body Art Science International (BASI) and is a Certified Fitness Trainer through the International Sports Science Association (ISSA). In addition he earned a Black Belt (Sash) 1st Dan in Karate and Kung Fu in December of 2005.
Meet The Staff
Qualified Pilates Instructors
All of our instructors have at least 3 years teaching in the field and have completed (at a minimum) one college level comprehensive training program covering anatomy and kinesiology, as well as the principals and methodologies of The Pilates Method. At A Body In Balance we strive to be true to the art, science, knowledge and the intentions of Joseph and Clara Pilates while keeping current with modern sports science.
Pilates Instructor, NASM Fitness Trainer
Monica Arriaga was born and raised in Las Vegas and started her dance training in ballet at the age of five. After that she began studying more techniques including tap, jazz, modern, contemporary, hip-hop, latin ballroom, and mexican folkloric. All of which she continues to practice and learn more about to this day.
Reformer Class Sunday at 10 am & 11 am Maia began her career as a Rhythmic Gymnast at the age of 6 in Bulgaria. She accomplished much throughout her training, winning a Silver Medal in the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. In addition, she participated in a number of World Championship competitions representing Bulgaria where she earned numerous medals and the...
Reformer Classes Monday Mornings,Tuesday and Thursday Evenings Kerry Margolin, a New Hampshire native, trained as a dancer since the age of six. Always knowing she wanted to pursue a dance career, she attended the University of Arizona, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance in 2008. Here is where she developed her love...
Zoya was born in Kiev, Ukraine. She was an artistic gymnast for 15 years. Competed for team Kiev in numerous national and international competitions. In 1994 received a title Master of Sport of Ukraine witch is the highest in sport on the national level. Competed for the National Team of Ukraine in the 21st World University Games in China. Then she coached gymnastics for 2 years, right before she joined Cirque du Soleil.
Darrelyn Flanagan began studying Pilates in 1999 after the birth of her third son. She fell in love with Pilates and how it enhanced the quality of movement in her fitness routine and everyday life. Pilates was the perfect discipline that combined both of her fitness regimes, strength training and yoga.
BASI Student Teacher
Amanda began her entertainment and dance journey at 4 years old, when her acting teacher encouraged her parents to put her in dance so that she could begin auditioning for musicals. Her training in ballet, jazz, tap, modern, hip-hop, contemporary and musical theater lead her across the country to work with pre-professional and professional companies...