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Walsh Pilates Instructors

Walsh Pilates Instructors

Pilates Instructor Elizabeth Walsh Nachman

Elizabeth Walsh Nachman

Owner / Certified Pilates Instructor – Elizabeth was originally certified through Romana’s Pilates. She trained under this Pilates method for over 7 years. She trained in New York under Romana Krysanowska, who was chosen by Joseph Pilates to carry on his method, and her daughter Sari at Drago’s gym, now True Pilates. She is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in human movement science.

After returning from New York, Elizabeth moved and taught classical Pilates in New Orleans, Louisiana after hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, Elizabeth decided to move back to her home town of Baton Rouge to open her own Pilates studio; Walsh Pilates and Lifestyle. Six years later, that small leap of faith has led to a thriving business in Louisiana’s capital city. Just this year, Walsh Pilates has become more than just a Pilates studio. Elizabeth is working with Peak Pilates to earn a second comprehensive certification and become a teacher trainer. Once her training is complete, Walsh Pilates will become a Pilates Education Center, and Elizabeth will be training others to become certified Pilates instructors.

Pilates Instructor Tracy Streva

Tracy Streva

Certified Pilates Instructor – Tracy graduated from Louisiana State University with a degree in Marketing and went on to build a successful career in advertising. Her enthusiasm for fitness and movement began at a young age with a variety of sports through her childhood with included dance, soccer, basketball, cheer leading, softball and track. She was introduced to Pilates in 2000 and immediately fell in love with the movement system and the way it had changed her body. After training for 10 years she decided to get certified to teach the movement system. After the birth of her first son in 2008, Tracy decided to leave advertising behind and pursue her passion for Pilates. She trained with Peak Pilates and successfully completed PPS-1 in 2009, PPS2 in 2010, and in 2011, completed PPS-3 to obtain her Peak Pilates Comprehensive Certification. Tracy’s goal is to share her passion for Pilates with her students and enable them to fully experience the mind-body-spirit benefits Pilates offers.

Tracy is also certified to teach Booty Barre®, which is a fun, energetic, workout that fuses fitness techniques from Dance, Pilates, and Yoga that will tone and define the whole body. The Booty Barre® method is a combination of strength and flexibility with added cardio to burn fat fast.

Pilates Instructor Cecile LeMoine Bankston

Cecile LeMoine Bankston

Certified Pilates Instructor – Cecile LeMoine Bankston is a 30 year veteran in the Pilates industry. She is an internationally recognized presenter of master classes, continuing education workshops and the Kathy Corey Pilates Certification Program.

Cecile has appeared in over 20 DVD’s, has been on the cover of Fitness Journal Magazine, and her workouts have appeared in both Women’s Health Magazine and Dance Spirit Magazine. Cecile has been certified through both the Physicalmind instate and Kathy Corey Pilates. She is also a regular visiting instructor on the website PilatesAnytime.com.

Pilates Instructor Kate Landry

Kate Landry

Certified Pilates Instructor – Kate is a Baton Rouge native with a background in marketing. Her passion for Pilates led her to obtain her certification in Romana’s Pilates in 2011 after three years of intensive training. Kate trained with nationally renowned instructors Lori Coleman-Brown in Seattle and for 18 months under Cynthia Lochard at True Pilates in New York City.

Kate joined Walsh Pilates in early 2012. Her specialty practice areas include working with individuals with targeted health and fitness goals as well as individuals who have a variety of sports-related injuries. She also has experience working with clients recovering from neck and shoulder injuries or from joint replacement surgery.

Kate’s enthusiasm for Pilates is evident in her training approach. She is a master at identifying client’s strengths and areas where they need to refine their technique. Her philosophy is that a full-body workout helps individuals build functional strength to facilitate their performance of daily activities and to facilitates the achievement of better posture and movement patterns to promote health and prevent injury.

Pilates Instructor Reyna Grand

Reyna Grand

Certified Pilates Instructor – Reyna Mansur Grand graduated from LSU with a degree in Elementary Education. She taught elementary school from 2001-2008.

In 2005 Reyna was introduced to Pilates when Elizabeth opened Walsh in Baton Rouge. Reyna immediately fell in love with the movement system. After the birth of her daughter in 2007 and son in 2010 Reyna decided to pursue a new teaching career as a Pilates instructor. Reyna is a PEAK certified instructor. She trained under Melody Morton at The Good Space in Houston. Her goal is to share her passion for Pilates with her clients and enable them to experience the mind/body benefits Pilates offers.

Pilates Instructor Kristen Overall

Kristen Overall

Certified Pilates Instructor – Kristen is a Peak certified Pilates instructor. She fell in love with Pilates after she started taking private lessons with Elizabeth at Walsh Pilates. She has been dedicated to practicing Classical Pilates for over 5 years with the Walsh Pilates team.

Kristen is also a first grade teacher and private tutor. She has been teaching first grade in the school system for 11 years. She teaches Pilates after school and on the weekends. She is completely dedicated to the method.

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