Our Staff

 

Alice Abrams

Alice Metzger Abrams was born in New York City and raised in Westchester County, New York.  After graduating college, she moved to Boston and followed her studies as a linguist, teaching Spanish, French, German and Latin, and also translated books from Spanish into English.  After retiring from the school system, Alice entered the business world and worked for Wells Fargo Credit Corporation where she was a sales representative in the Secondary Mortgage Market. 


Throughout her varied careers, Alice’s true passion was exercise.  She started while she was in high school, became an avid runner, taught Aerobic Dancing, trains in gyrotonics, and finally, sixteen years ago, discovered her love and addiction to pilates.  Earlier this year, Alice found another new love—Xtend Barre.  Through pilates training, she realized that her flexibility and range of motion increased tremendously.  Recently, she observed that through her Xtend Barre classes, she developed a new, smaller chiseled look.


Alice believes that working out is “mental exercise”.  She is excited to be opening her Xtend Studio and working with her daughter, Elyssa and the area’s finest instructors.  She looks forward to sharing her love of exercise with others to show them the difference that it will make in their lives, both mentally and physically.


Alice is in the process of obtaining both her Xtend and Pilates training certificates.  She has two adult children and has been living in S. Florida with her husband Bob for twenty years.

 

Elyssa Zion

Elyssa Zion has a degree in special education. After teaching children with learning disabilities for 10 years, she began her own family. Throughout her career she was addicted to pilates. Taking numerous classes a week helped her prepare for her pregnancy with twins. After being a stay at home mom for 2 years, she decided to continue her passion with pilates. She is certified in power pilates mat as well as Xtend Ballet Barre. Elyssa currently lives in Boynton Beach with her husband, twin boys, and two dogs.

 

 

 


Clara Samuels
Clara Samuels has been a certified Power Pilates instructor  since May 2009. After getting a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and a Master’s Degree in Spanish Literature, Clara became an avid Pilates client. Her passion for Pilates became so strong that she decided to get her mat and comprehensive certification and started her Pilates career at her home teaching private classes. Clara has attended numerous workshops to excel at her pilates training such as anatomy workshops, ladder barrel and wunda chair progressions, spice up your mat, advanced tower and super advanced cadillac, small barrel and spine corrector workshop, use of foam roller, physioball and jump board in Pilates classes, among others. Clara continues to pursue her education in the latest  Pilates techniques by attending several classes a week and frequent Pilates workshops. Clara is also bilingual English – Spanish.

Holly Bromer
Holly has been practicing yoga for over six years. Desiring a deeper knowledge of yoga and its teachings, she recently completed her 200-hour certification in Vinyasa and Hatha Yoga. She is a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance. Holly is passionate about making a positive difference in the lives of others through yoga.

Power Yoga is a general term used in the West to describe a vigorous, fitness-based approach to Vinyasa-style yoga. (Vinyasa means “breath-synchronized movement.” In other words, the teacher will instruct you to move from one pose to the next on an inhale or an exhale.)

Each "power hour" class aims to build core strength, lengthen muscles, and achieve inner peace. Students will be challenged, but not discouraged--keeping it fun regardless of experience. The class is appropriate for all levels, and great for athletes. Modifications will be given to beginners as well as seasoned practitioners.

 

Jody Rimmer
In the fitness industry for 25 years certified in personal and group training, yoga specifically designed for sports, mat pilates, trx training, and the xtend barre method ,  I strive for performance, precision and results for each and every client I meet.  The trick is finding something you love to do and sticking  with it.  Consistency will, in the long run, bring about change in your physical and mental well-being.    The most important thing is to have fun and laugh every single day.  I try to incorporate this philosophy into my life and my work.  Fitness is my passion.  My friends, family and pets are my life.  Food and wine are my weaknesses! 


Ken Schwartz

Registered Yoga Teacher, Aerobics Instructor and Personal Trainer. Individual and/or group exercise. Practicing Yoga for almost 35 years. Graduated Sivinanda and have my own unique style combining Hatha, Kundalina, lyengar along with Breathing, Diet, relaxation and meditation. I am currently working with several clients that suffered from Parkinsons, knee, hip and back problems. I also help my clients lose weight, gain flexibility and and feel energized. My passion is helping people feel younger and healthier.

 

 

 


Kelli Michelle
Kelli Michelle is a Certified Zumba Instructor. Kelli believes that anyone that likes the sound of music can move. Zumba is all about the fun in the movement. Kelli Michelle has been dancing all her life; with Zumba she has found her passion for dance and fitness. Kelli has 13 years experience as a Paramedic and is certified with the American Heart Association in CPR. Kelli has being in Zumba for 3 years. She has performed in many Master Classes with Zumba, she has taught in some of St Maarten Gyms and Resorts. Kelli has also been featured in the upcoming Instructional Zumba Video for ZIN (Zumba Instructor Network) Members, working closely with Beto Perez, the creator and founder of Zumba. Kelli Michelle recently opened up the 5th Annual American Heart Walk in West Palm Beach Florida with Zumba for 3,500 people.She also participated in the GET FIT Campaign sponsored by the City Of West Palm Beach doing a Zumba Demonstration in front of 1000 people. This December she with 80 other Zumba Instructors were chosen to perform as the halftime entertainment at the NBA Orlando Magic Vs. Atlanta Hawks Basketball Game. Kelli has a strong LOVE for Zumba and the effect it has on her clients. Zumba leaves you wanting more and a new appreciation for different forms of dance and music. It takes the stress away and sheds excess baggage and weight. Zumba is an Integral training program that takes you up brings you down and then back up again. From beginner to seasoned participant, you will enjoy and benefit from the excitement and enthusiasm Kelli brings to all her classes, she puts her mind body and soul into all her classes. Kelli keeps current with music and routines to ensure satisfaction with each class. Kellis philosophy is to raise the level of fitness and health in all of her classes. She encourages her clients to challenge themselves so they can achieve the maximum benefit from their workout and live an active life. Kelli teachs 5 days a week at several locations throughout South Florida. Catch a class you will enjoy it. Dump The Workout , Join The Party!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kristen Moquist

“Physical fitness is the first requisite to happiness.”  Joseph Pilates

Kristen believes physical fitness is priceless; it gives us strength, endurance, self-confidence, flexibility, a healthy mind and keeps us beautiful in appearance.  It is the key to a happy and balanced life.

Kristen, a true fitness fanatic, spent years working out at a gym, but was getting tired of the same routine and wanted something new.   She first discovered Pilates after walking into a local studio one day to ask for information.   “As I stood there watching, I was so amazed to see such precise, graceful movements performed with such incredible strength that I immediately I knew I had to try it.  Finding Pilates was like opening a whole new world to me.”

Kristen spent over 10 years in corporate marketing before getting hooked on Pilates.  She is now a certified Power Pilates Trainer and enjoys helping others improve both their physical and mental well-being with renewed energy to go about their day.


Natalie Sager

Natalie Sager has trained, performed, and taught Pilates, Xtend barre, group fitness, ballet, jazz, lyrical, and tap in the DC metro area, New York City, and presently in Florida. Prior to college she trained at Maryland Youth Ballet, Joy of Motion, Musical Theatre Center and Motion Mania. During her tenure as a performer she was apart of special performances including: dancing with the Washington Redskinettes, performing at the White House, the Kennedy Center, and Carnival Cruise Lines. She studied dance at Towson University and performed with the Towson University Dance Company. Post graduation, she danced with Motion Mania Dance Theatre and taught a plethora of classes to adults and middle/ high school students. She then moved to New York City where her dancing and fitness led her to Pilates. She fell in love with the mind body workout and systematic approach that Pilates has to offer. This is where her training began with Pilates Academy International and currently Power Pilates. She taught several Pilates, group fitness, and dance-based classes at the popular Crunch gym in the heart of Manhattan. Most recently, Natalie was the Director of Dance at North Broward Preparatory School in Coconut Creek. She is extremely excited to continue her teaching career at Pilates of Boynton Beach and looks forward to sharing her passion with you!