Martina has been on a path of discovering the physical structure and movement of the human body since 1998 when she started her studies in physical therapy at Charles University in Prague.
Today, she brings her background in physical therapy and certification as a Polestar Pilates Instructor to her practice at Pilates of Lyons. Her goal as a passionate and dedicated instructor is to introduce proper movement into the everyday lives of her clients, providing a high quality approach to movement instruction. She enjoys the diversity of her clientele consisting of individuals with injuries and special needs as well as enthusiastic athletes and sports devotees.
A mountain biker, snowboarder, former ballet dancer, and all-around athlete, Jimi Alida has had a lifelong passion for movement. Upon discovering Pilates, she found within the method a way to not only to exercise, but also a tool to keep her body performing at its finest. Already a certified trainer by the American College of Sports Medicine, she was eager to expand her knowledge of human anatomy and kinesiology for both herself and her clients. She completed her own comprehensive study with Polestar Pilates and became a certified instructor in 2009. Since then, she enjoys working with a very diverse range of clientele, from injury rehab to athletic training. “Pilates,” she says, “has a place for everyone.”
Sue has always had a passion for dance, movement and exercise. A former professional ballet dancer, Sue was introduced to Pilates during a Summer Intensive Program at the School of American Ballet. Suffering from tendonitis in the hip, Pilates enabled her to develop the strength and uniform muscle development needed to recoup from painful injuries, and she was hooked. After her dance career, Sue explored many different avenues including an art gallery Director, and owner of a nanny service in Park City, UT. In September 2013, Sue completed the rigorous and comprehensive 950 hour Advanced Teacher Training Program at The Pilates Center in Boulder, CO – the number one certification course for the Classical Pilates Method in the world. Throughout her life, Pilates has always been a constant. “I firmly believe the Method can help anyone to move with greater ease and become stronger, a necessity for all of us as we age. Pilates is not only beneficial to the body, but the mind. I have a passion for Pilates and movement, and I love to share this with everyone.