3742 Far West Blvd., Suite 110 Austin, Texas 78731 (512) 452-0115
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.
Traci Velebil was introduced to Pilates following an injury in 2004. After taking lessons privately for several years in Dallas her love for Pilates inspired her to become an instructor.
In 2008, she earned her certification from Power Pilates Teacher Trainer Allison Gonzalez, who owns Purely Pilates in Belmont, California. Traci's passion and commitment to Pilates continued after she earned her original certification after 600 hours of apprenticeship. She continued to teach and study for eight years at Purely Pilates. Traci also studied at these studios in California: East Bay Pilates in Emeryville; Pilates 580 in Oakland; Claremont Pilates in Berkeley, and The University of California Recreation Center in Berkeley.
In addition, Traci has studied under protégés of Romana Kryzanowska. These include Bob Liekens, Shari Berkowitz, Siri Galliano, and Vicki Hickerson. Beyond her hours for certification, Traci has taken countless hours of continuing education on modifications, special cases and injuries, and creativity and cueing.
After teaching for ten years in the California Bay Area, Traci returned home to Austin. She continues teaching and practicing at Body Springs Studio!