Our Pilates instructors received their certification from Romana Kryzanowska, a protégé of Joseph Pilates.
Romana was recognized worldwide as the Grand Master of the Classical Pilates Method.
This is Pilates in its purest form, using only original exercises and equipment designed by Mr. Pilates himself.
Most of what is offered today as “Pilates” may be a good workout, but lacks the essence and patience Mr. Pilates’ method brings forth.
Ms Jackie Bachor, Owner, Principal Instructor
Ms Jackie received her Classical Pilates certification from Romana's Pilates in 2007. In 2013 Ms Jackie was given Teacher Trainer Level 4 Certification. Since the beginning of her career teaching Classical Pilates, she has developed a focus on athletic performance, emphasizing joint stabilization and rehabilitation of sports-related injuries.
Ms Jackie's teaching career started when she became a Pilates Coordinator for Equinox Fitness Clubs in NYC in addition to her position as an instructor at True Pilates New York, home of Romana's Pilates.
Throughout her career she has worked with players from the NFL, MLS, MLB and NBA, as well IFBB Pro Figure Models, LPGA, professional figure skaters, US Racquetball Assoc. and Broadway dancers.
After relocating to South Florida, Ms Jackie opened her own business, True Pilates Miami. Throughout each year Ms Jackie continues her own education with Romana's Pilates Senior Teacher Trainers, Sari Mejia Santo, Juanita Lopez, Daria Pace Fox, Cynthia Shipley, Jerome Weinberg, Roxanne Huang, Marjorie Oron, Javier Perez Pont and Janice Dulak.
Jackie recently completed Greg Roskopf's Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT) Specialist Program.
*MAT- is a very specific, non-medical process with a narrow application to the assessment, improvement and maintenance of a targeted aspect of human motor control: muscle contractile efficiency.
Nicole LaBonde, Certified Pilates Instructor
Nicole is a choreographer, actor and former professional dancer. She also trains with Romana Kryzanowska's granddaughter, Daria Pace.
Originally, studied Classical Pilates in Philadelphia, PA and New York, NY, before relocating to South Florida, where she currently resides.
Nicole is the creator of CABARRET, a dance fitness program composed of Barre work and Burlesque.
At Cabarret, she focuses on providing her Pilates clients with functional movement that improves their health and wellness on an emotional and physical level.