Owner/Instructor, Pilates and More
Carol Beringer became enchanted with Pilates 15 years before the opportunity presented to study the method! After her first session in 1996, Carol knew this was how she wanted her body to feel. Within months she began training in earnest by joining an instructor certification program…culminating in what is now an award winning Studio. Carol has worked with professional athletes covering ice hockey, basketball, golf, karate, dancers, musicians, singers – and everything in between through professed couch potatoes. Carol delights in the fact that she learns some new dimension to Pilates every week and has continued her own education by completing 2 additional teacher training programs and has furthered her expertise in 2013 by becoming a certified Movement Specialist and in 2014 by completing a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training including Breathing Techniques and Meditation… Over 2015/16 Carol has completed Yamana Body Rolling courses including Face, Feet and everything in between…making her one of the most diverse instructors in the field. Carol is an avid hiker and cyclist…childhood spent studying ballet…has played tennis competitively and swings a solid golf club. She will or has tried just about every outdoor activity! Her most repeated proclamation is “People simply do not know how good they can feel!” – her youthfulness, energy and enthusiasm are contagious.
IN LOVING MEMORY
August 2nd, 1935 – May 25th, 2015
Polly’s heart beat with the beauty of a butterfly and the strength of an eagle. She touched our minds, bodies and souls – and will never be forgotten.
Polly Matherson was certified at the Pilates Studio in NYC with Romana Kryzanowka, Polly began studying Pilates in 1990. She did her apprentice work and 600 hours of training in NY and in Philadelphia. Polly has studied Chi Gong, yoga and dance and is dedicated to the true traditional, classical style of Pilates .Many of the area’s best Pilates instructors owe a great debt to Polly for sharing her vast knowledge and experience.
Meghan Purdy Martin
Instructor & Massage Therapist
Meghan has always been interested in bodies and how they work! She fell in love with Pilates after her first class. Meghan studied and worked hard to become certified in Pilates in 2005…as well as a personal trainer. After a few years, she decided she could further help her clients achieve their fitness and wellness goals by becoming a massage therapist. Meghan has been living her dream since 2008 as both a Pilates instructor and massage therapist.
Meghan earned her BS in Nutrition and Dietetics with a Fitness focus from the University of Delaware. She stays active doing Pilates, yoga, Crossfit(ish) workouts, jiu jitsu, rock climbing, running and cycling. In addition, Meghan has completed one full marathon and two Olympic distance triathlons. She is no stranger to the aches, pains, highs, lows, injuries and joys that come with leading an active lifestyle. Living the dream has continued with her marriage to Patrick Martin in 2014 – and the birth of Lily Meadows Martin on September 6, 2016!
Meghan will work with you to keep your body in optimal working order!
Michelle (Mike) Craven
While a teenager Michelle sustained spinal fractures in a riding accident. As she aged, the scar tissue was turning into arthritis and other problems. She started doing Pilates – felt the benefits and loved it from the start. Michelle became a fully certified instructor in 2008.
Literally a walking advertisement, because without Pilates she would be in chronic pain; unable to have an active life.
Kim began her affiliation with Pilates and More over 8 years ago when she first moved to the area from Manhattan. Kim’s dance background fueled her interest in Pilates and she began to train as a teacher at that time. Kim’s training was interrupted when she became pregnant with her first son, Sam, born in 2008 … followed by Will, born in 2011. Kim never lost her desire to complete her teacher training and kept up with her Pilates practice through the years. She dedicated 2014 to rejuvenating her teacher training and completing all requirements. Kim has become an accomplished teacher and is expanding her schedule at the Studio. Pilates and More is proud add Kim to the teaching staff and encourage you to seek her gentle, patient…yet challenging, guidance.
Michael (Mike) Jon Mallozzi
Michael Mallozzi is a Romana’s certified Pilates Instructor. After completing the program in 2010 he taught at True Pilates in New York City and Anthony Rabara’s Pilates in Princeton, New Jersey. He is also a student of the Ido Portal Method of Movement Studies and is currently studying Mental Health Counseling at the University of Pennsylvania. Michael has overcome numerous debilitating injuries and contends that Pilates has helped immensely in addressing his physical pain and assisting in his recovery efforts following multiple spine surgeries. A former Division I baseball player, Michael taught high school history for several years in Upstate New York before relocating to Philadelphia in 2008. He has an MA in Education with a focus on Curriculum Theory. Most recently, he has worked as a stay at home father to his four-year old daughter.