Pilates & Barre
With over 25 years in the movement arts industry and 14 years in the fields of fitness and mind-body wellness, Janelle is an experienced and passionate movement educator. She has taught barre at top fitness studios in NYC and Boston, and master classes in ballet and contemporary dance around the country. A Power Pilates certified Advanced Mat instructor, Janelle is currently pursuing her apparatus certification through Balanced Body.
Janelle's lifelong love of movement and a career in dance has led her to many forms of mind-body conditioning. She first trained in Pilates while pursuing her BFA in Ballet at the University of Utah, and quickly discovered how the practice changed her body, core strength, and muscle awareness. She continued training in New York City and eventually received her Beginner Mat certification from Power Pilates. Shortly after, Janelle was invited to train with Tanya Becker, the founder of the Physique 57 barre method, and joined their elite team of instructors in 2008. Utilizing the principles of Pilates along with ballet- and yoga-inspired strengthening and flexibility exercises, Janelle found barre fitness to be a challenging and amazingly effective marriage of her favorite tools. As a senior instructor, she taught wait-listed classes and celebrity clientele at Physique 57's flagship Manhattan studios for over three years, and was featured in their first series of workout DVDs and videos.
Upon moving to New England, Janelle followed her passion to Boston, where she became certified in Exhale Spa's Core Fusion Barre and Cardio Barre, and taught weekly classes at their Back Bay studio. Janelle also co-wrote the Fuel Barre Method manual for Fuel Training Studio in Newburyport, MA.
Janelle's love for classical Pilates was rekindled while cross-training for a dance company tour in 2017, when she began to train privately again on the mat and equipment. She completed her Power Pilates Intermediate and Advanced level mat certification, and received additional training in mat-work with props and for specialized populations at the Power Pilates headquarters in NYC.
Janelle recently completed the Balanced Body Reformer training, working toward her comprehensive certification. She continues to be fascinated and inspired by the many benefits of regular Pilates practice and loves to share this life-changing system with her clients. As a mom of two in her 40s, she attributes much of her continued success in dance and injury prevention to its powers.
Janelle is currently teaching virtual Pilates mat, dance, and barre classes.
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Certifications and Training
Power Pilates Advanced Mat Certification
Power Pilates Mat with Props
Power Pilates Mat for Special Cases
Balanced Body Reformer (Beg, Int, & Adv repertoire)
Balanced Body Movement Principles
Physique 57 Barre Method
Physique 57 Pre-Natal Barre
Exhale Cardio Barre