Instructors

All of our superior instructors will guide you through focused, whole-body workouts. Whether you're recovering from an injury, building strength and flexibility for a specific sport, or looking to improve your posture - you will benefit from the individual attention of our skilled trainers.

 
 

Jean Sullivan

Studio Director and Founder of ITT Pilates

Jean is known internationally as a Master Pilates instructor and movement educator. She has been teaching Pilates, GYROTONIC® and fitness for more than 20 years and certifying Pilates instructors since 1998. Jean draws on her experience as a professional dancer and flying trapeze artist to bring an interdisciplinary approach to her teaching. She enjoys helping clients improve their movement patterns to alleviate pain, recover from injury or increase sports performance. She has extensive experience working with scoliosis, back and hip pain, shoulder issues, posture and alignment.

 
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Mandi Monique Bateman

Pilates, Yoga

Mandi has been teaching yoga for over ten years. Her passion and mission are to bring a more scientific-based alignment paradigm to the yoga community, specifically to increase joint longevity. Since Mandi began her research, she has become increasing more inspired by the human form and how resilient we are. She passes on her own awe for the human body to her students replacing self-doubt with reverence for oneself.

Cathy Berman

GYROKINESIS®, GYROTONIC®, Pilates

Cathy has studied yoga since the age of 10 and still has a daily practice. She also studied South Indian Dance for twelve years and continues to be dedicated to helping others increase their health and learn healthy movement practices. She thrives on seeing her clients discover new capabilities that help them find more ease of movement, lessening of pain and radiant health.

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Natazha Bernie, D.P.T.

Physical Therapy, Pilates, Yoga

Natazha has over twenty years of experience teaching Pilates, yoga, fitness, and coaching runners and tri-athletes. She integrates her skills in mind and body and disciplines with her PT skills to provide a holistic treatment program. She specializes in correcting faulty breathing, posture, and movement patterns, often over-looked causes of pain, injury, and disease.

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Nicole Bonadonna

GYROTONIC®, Pilates

As a professional dancer, Nicole used Pilates and GYROTONIC® as a supplement to her training, for rehab and to help condition her body for the highly physical demands of the work. As a teacher, she draws on her extensive knowledge of the body in motion to facilitate her clients discovery of their own movement and flow. She has a strong interest and knowledge in alternative health and nutrition, which she graciously shares with her clients to complement her teaching.

Clare Cleveland

BodyTalk, GYROKINESIS®, GYROTONIC®

Clare studied biology and psychology and has over twenty years of experience in medical research for Stanford University Psychiatry and UCSF Department of Medicine. Her multi- disciplinary background enables her to work well with adults of all fitness levels, dancers, and those recovering from injury or with chronic conditions. She works to facilitate her clients' overall well-being by teaching them to re-pattern movement and postural habits, and improve body and breath awareness.

Harriet McMeekin

GYROTONIC®, Pilates

Harriet is a firm believer that exercise is for everyone, no matter what your current level of fitness, and that GYROTONIC® exercise is wonderful way to challenge and invigorate your body in a coordinated, integrated, and fun way. She brings her experiences with Pilates, cycling, competitive swimming, Alexander Technique, Laban Movement Analysis, and The Franklin Method - in addition to a variety of classical, modern, and social dance techniques - to her teaching.

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Amie Miller

Pilates

Amie goes beyond the classic structure to incorporate contemporary teachings of the method. She is experienced teaching for rehab, corrective exercise, athletic conditioning, pre-natal care, and overall fitness conditioning. She incorporates functional fitness training and gentle corrective bodywork into her sessions when appropriate. She is also a Level 1 CHEK Institute certified holistic lifestyle coach.

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Fran Sholly

GYROTONIC®, Pilates

Fran embarked on her now 30-year exploration of fitness and movement therapies seeking to ease the musculoskeletal pain and imbalances in her own body resulting from scoliosis. She specializes in treating musculoskeletal issues, such as scoliosis, and is skilled at restoring optimal balance in musculature and minimizing patterns of compensation. She can tailor and modify exercises for those recovering from accidents, injuries, and surgeries.

Margaret Tappan

GYROKINESIS®, GYROTONIC®, Pilates

Margaret is former professional ballet dancer and an avid and enthusiastic teacher of movement. She is especially interested in the therapeutic applications of the Pilates and GYROTONIC® methods as a means of stimulating the body’s natural ability to heal. She specializes in correcting faulty posture and movement patterns, alleviating chronic pain in clients with special needs, such as scoliosis, sports and dance related injuries. Ultimately, she aspires to bring the joy of movement into people’s lives.

Georgia Kalnin

GYROTONIC®, Pilates

Georgia found her interest in fitness as a professional synchronized swimmer with the San Francisco Marionettes. She brings over fifteen years of experience in teaching the principles and mechanics of physical fitness and harmony. She specializes in training clients with a personalized program to increase flexibility, balance and strength in their bodies.

Hilary Power Steinberg

Pilates

Ronan Lennon

Functional Fitness

Ronan has been coaching fitness training for 24 years. He teaches corrective exercise, strength and conditioning, as well as sports performance. Ronan's workouts are fun and inspiring with an emphasis on proper alignment and form. He uses his skills in coaching flexibility, stability, mobility and core strength to create a foundation for strength and power. His workout programs are carefully designed to suit his clients goals. He enjoys a diverse range of clients and is passionate about making a real difference in their Health and Wellbeing.

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Annie Leonard

GYROTONIC®, Pilates

Annie, a native San Franciscan, discovered GYROTONIC® during her years as a ballet dancer. Her experience with Henry Berg’s floor barre encouraged her to study Pilates and GYROTONIC® while she was still dancing. Her interest in body movement and structure led her to study massage at the National Holistic Institute. Annie continued her GYROTONIC® training with Nicole at Body of Work and then studied with master trainers Kathy Van Patten and Debra Rose. She enjoys teaching privates and group classes and is excited to be at A Body of Work.

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James Power

Bodywork

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Larry Matthews

Bodywork

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