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About Us

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Purely Pilates Studio is the proud Northern Nevada host site for Balanced Body Education. Our instructors are comprehensively trained and committed to continued education. Truly Unique to any other fitness studios in the area our knowledgeable instructors balance both theoretical knowledge and the practical study to offer an exceptional Pilates session every time. Our Pilates sessions focus on proper form, balanced muscle use, full body challenge, and individual goals. We program each session in a way that allows everyone to move at their own pace /level, while encouraging each student to reach their personal best. Purely Pilates will leave you feeling stronger, leaner, longer and keep you moving with less pain and more ease. We aim to exceed the expectations of every client and thoroughly enjoy sharing the many benefits Pilates has to offer. Our clients have had success with weight loss, muscle gain, improved athletic performance, reducing pain and much more! We offer group, private, and semi-private Pilates instruction on the Reformer, Pilates chairs, Trapeze Table, Barrels/Arcs, Orbits and more. These Apparatus' allow each client to experience the full benefits Pilates has to offer. We take the time to listen to your specific goals to encourage you and work within your lifestyle. Call today to schedule your first free session and you'll love how you feel!

Natalie

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Natalie Garcia

Owner/Instructor

Natalie Garcia

From a young age I was intrigued by health and the human body. After certifying and teaching group fitness classes, personal training with the American Council on Exercise, and nutrition coaching with APEX I found a deeper passion in Pilates. Pilates offered something I hadn't found in any other fitness modalities.

I shifted my focus more towards the Pilates work and over the next eight years studio certified with Polestar Pilates and eventually Master Trained and became a Faculty member with Balanced Body. This training has allowed me to work with a wide range of clients from elite athletes to those with chronic pain. After years of teaching it still excites me to see the dramatic effect Pilates has both aesthetically as well as improving quality of life!

I now share my love of movement teaching clients and instructors to move and teach with passion and creativity. I am the owner of Purely Pilates Studio in Reno, Nevada and together with my staff of instructors have created a studio that is safe, welcoming, and that strives to maintain the highest standards in the Pilates field.

When I'm not at the studio I enjoy spending time with my husband and three kids. I have a passion for life and Pilates and look forward to sharing that with others!

Crystel Durocher

Instructor

Crystel Durocher

As an avid runner and Pilates student, Crystel has been devoted to a healthy lifestyle since she was young. Her commitment to her own personal fitness influenced her decision to study at the University of Nevada, Reno and earn a Bachelors of Science degree in Health Ecology in 2005. After graduating, Crystel continued as a serious runner and completed in her first marathon in 2006. Crystel discovered Pilates while searching for something that would compliment her running, help her to achieve better balance, and assist her in reaching her fitness goals while preventing injury. After years of being a Pilates client, she decided to make the transition from Pilates student to instructor. Since her shift in 2009, Crystel has completed trainings in Mat, Reformer, Apparatus, Pre/Post Natal Pilates, and Exo Chair; she is also a Certified Balanced Body Pilates Instructor, as well as a Pre/Post Natal Pilates Specialist. Her ultimate goal as a Pilates Instructor is to help others achieve their personal fitness and health goals and help them live a healthy and balanced life. Crystel's known at the studio for her fun, energetic, and challenging classes. Her focus on form helps each student to reach their individual goals and experience their personal best.

Tess Zinio

Instructor

Tess Zinio

As an avid sports enthusiast, Tess' passion for fitness started at an early age as a competitive swimmer and runner. This passion continued through her college years at San Diego State, where she received her degree in Business. After moving to Reno in 1997, Tess began taking Pilates classes with Natalie where she was inspired by the work Natalie was doing. In 2009, looking for more balance in her life and time with her family, Tess successfully transitioned her career to become a full time Pilates instructor. Through Balanced Body University, Tess has completed course work in Mat, Reformer, Apparatus, and Exo Chair and is a BBU Certified Pilates Instructor, as well as become the Director of Nutrition Services at Purely Pilates Studio. She continues her quest for a healthy and balanced life through Pilates, family, and her commitment to her clients. When Tess is not in the studio, she spends her time helping her husband, Steve, at their family owned boat shop or with her two sons, Riley and Dylan.

Allison Swanson

Instructor

Allison Swanson

Born and raised in Reno Nevada my passion for health and fitness started from an early age. Throughout school I played various sports including softball, basketball, volleyball and running. In 2005 I set out and accomplished the Rock-n-Roll Marathon in San Diego, CA. I am always looking for new ways to challenge my body, and started taking Pilates after the birth of my son Tyler in 2005 I was instantly hooked. In 2008 while pregnant with my second child Reagan, I decided to go through the instructor training so I could share my love for Pilates with others. . I love how my practice makes me feel, and am excited to have the opportunity to share this feeling with others through teaching.

Emily Long

Instructor

Emily Long

Emily has been practicing Pilates for over 10 years and has completed her training in Mat, Reformer, Exo Chair, and studio Apparatus through Balanced Body. Emily takes pride and passion in her Pilates practice and works very hard to maintain and continue her growth as a student and teacher in the work. She takes great pride in working with students from all levels and abilities. She enjoys challenging her clients and focusing on proper form and alignment.

Deborah Smith

Instructor

Deborah

Deborah has been practicing Pilates since 2006 and instructing since 2011. She has completed Balanced Body University courses at Purely Pilates in Reformer 1, 2 and 3. She also completed BBU Anatomy in Clay at Purely Pilates. She will continue with the BBU series of Mat 1 & 2 throughout summer 2013 and looks forward to adding Mat Pilates to her teaching abilities. Since day one of her Pilates journey, Deborah's passion and commitment, is to help clients grow and perfect their technique. She loves teaching and reaching fitness souls of others!

Along with caring and enjoying time with her Mother, Deborah is active all year round. She loves to golf in the summer and to ski in the winter. She also enjoys biking, yoga and hiking with her doggy Shep as part of her fitness routine.

Passionate in her personal life, she is involved at her church and volunteers for Mom's on the Run and Runway for Life to support the Northern Nevada Breast Cancer Foundation.

Desiree Kuhfuss

Instructor

Desiree

Desiree began her formal training in Pilates 7 years ago when she became certified in reformer with Polestar in Miami, Florida and Exo Chair with Balanced Body. She is passionate about body and mind wellness and since receiving her certification her interest in and passion for teaching has continued to grow. Desiree enjoys working with clients as they become more in contact with their physical experience and believes that this awareness is critical in training and has a plethora of benefits. She believes that these benefits of physical activity and awareness extend beyond the obvious aesthetic changes but can also offer a variety of mental and emotional benefits.

Desiree's interest in health and wellness also extend beyond Pilates and into nutrition. She completed her Bachelors of Science in Nutrition at the University of Nevada and incorporates her knowledge of anatomy, physical well-being, physical activity, and nutrition not only into her daily life but also into her teaching and training with her clients. She is passionate about helping people get the most out of their training and practice and truly enjoys helping people reach their goals.

When she's not teaching Pilates, Desiree enjoys spending time with her husband, their three dogs, and their families. She is the proud auntie to a beautiful niece and 2 handsome nephews and an avid 49ers fan. As a Reno native she loves the opportunity to be outdoors in all of the seasons and take advantage of all that Reno has to offer.

Anna Hundtoft

Instructor

Anna

I'd like to introduce a new addition to our Purely Pilates Studio family...Anna Hundtoft. Anna will be coming into sub for some classes and will eventually take on some classes/clients. She will also be participating in some classes, so if you see her please say hello and introduce yourself.

Anna received her Bachelors of the Arts degree in Dance with a minor in Psychology from California State University of Long Beach. There she enhanced her passion and love for dance, and grew a deeper interest and understanding in the science of human movement. Anna received her comprehensive Pilates certification, with a dance emphasis, through Body Arts and Science International (BASI). Anna enjoys working with all ages and fitness levels and strongly believes that Pilates not only offers physical benefits, but is essential for the emotional and spiritual well being of all individuals. In addition to Pilates, Anna is a movement educator, a choreographer, a performer, and a lover of life!

Please welcome Anna by jumping into one of her classes when you see her on the schedule. We look forward to having you experience her teaching style and can't wait to hear your feedback. She looks forward to getting to know each of you and working with you on your Pilates goals.