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pilates austin Vicki Hickerson pilates instructor

Vicki Hickerson is the owner and senior instructor of Body Springs Studio. During her 14 year engagement as a Radio City Music Hall Rockette, Vicki discovered the many strength, balance and flexibility benefits Pilates has to offer while rehabilitating a dance injury.

Following 3 years of private sessions training, Vicki choose Pilates for her second career. She entered the Pilates Method of Body Conditioning instructor certification program at The Pilates Studio of New York which required 600 hours of apprenticeship under the guidance of Romana Kryzanowska ( a devotee and pupil of Joseph Pilates) and Bob Liekens (teacher trainer).

After certification, she began teaching at Tribecca Body Works in New York City and The Movement Place in Upper Montclair, New Jersey. Vicki became certified in the Power Pilates program in 2005.

Body Springs Studio fulfills Vicki's desire to offer Austin area residents the advantages of training in The Classical Pilates Method and represents her belief that anyone desiring a total body conditioning program will be greatly rewarded for their efforts under her direction. Vicki is a member of the Pilates Method Alliance and has been a Power Pilates teacher trainer.

Vicki's certifications include Pilates Inc. (Romana Kryzanowska), Power Pilates, and Continuing Education credits include Tom Myer's Anatomy Trains and Body Reading courses.

Vicki has over 16 years of experience as a Pilates instructor.

 
pilates austin Dolores Chepens pilates instructor

Dolores Chepens earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics and Nutrition as well as completing additional training and testing to become a Registered Dietitian. Her experience includes nutrition counseling at a nationally recognized weight-loss center. She is certified by the American College of Sports Medicine as a Health & Fitness Specialist, with more than ten years of experience helping clients of all ages reach their health and fitness goals.

Dolores continues to offer beginner and intermediate Pilates mat classes in the Austin area, and now uses her Advanced Pilates Certification to help clients strengthen the core using Advanced Pilates equipment at Body Springs.

Dolores has over 8 years of experience as a Pilates instructor.

 
pilates austin Carol Peters pilates instructor

Carol Peters discovered the wonders of the classical Pilates method in 2004 after her retirement from a more than 30 year career in Texas state government. Too many 12-hour work days spent sitting at meeting tables, behind a desk and in front of a computer - not to mention the high stress of an administrative position - left her feeling like she had been run over by an 18-wheeler. Everything hurt, especially her back. Carol started working out at Body Springs with Vicki, hoping to find pain relief, an exercise routine she could enjoy and overall improved health. She stuck with it and over time was amazed by the many positive physical changes she experienced from Pilates. She even added 1/2 inch to her height - at an age when many women find themselves getting shorter. In 2006, she was able to complete New Zealandís 3-day, 33-mile Milford Track hike, something she never would have dared to undertake before her Pilates conditioning. Carol believes she is proof positive that people of ALL ages can reap substantial physical rewards from the classical Pilates method.

Having experienced in her own body the many benefits that a strong core, flexible spine and increased strength and stamina bring to all aspects of daily living, Carol had the desire to help others enhance their health and well-being. In 2010, she embarked on a fourth career by pursuing Pilates certification through the Power Pilates Comprehensive Training Program. She accomplished her goal upon completion of the Programís 600-hour apprenticeship and is eager, as a member of the Body Springs Team, to bring the joys and rewards of Pilates to others.

A fourth generation Texan, Carol grew up in a small town near Austin. She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education. An Austin resident since 1974, she enjoys an active lifestyle including equestrian activities, fishing, hiking and travel.

Carol has over 5 years of experience as a Pilates instructor.

 
pilates austin Misty Warren pilates instructor

Misty Warren was first introduced to the Pilates method as a dance major at The Boston Conservatory and was immediately hooked. She has 14 years of experience teaching Pilates and 20 years experience as a dance educator. She taught movement to students aged 2 to 82 in some of Manhattan's finest institutions including, The Feld Ballet School, The Boys and Girls Club, Ballet Hispanico, New York State Parks and The Jewish Community Center. In New York City, she studied with master teachers, Irene Dowd, Juan Estrada, Daniel Lyon, and Dixie Lee Mills. She has accrued more than 1,000 training hours in Classical Pilates and Functional Anatomy. Misty is a graduate of the prestigious Real Pilates Teacher Training Program under the guidance of Pilates pioneer and Physical Therapist Alycea Ungaro. Misty is a member of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science as well as a Registered Yoga Teacher. In addition to her traditional dance and Pilates training, Misty's lifelong fascination with movement inspired study in Hung Ga Shaolin Kung Fu, the Alexander Technique, Flamenco Spanish dance and Laban Movement Analysis. Her teaching style is best described as energetic and informative. Misty's mission is to create a workout experience guided by the balance and flow she seeks in and outside of the studio. She is currently on faculty at Body Springs Pilates Studio and teaches the Saturday morning mat class and private sessions.