I began my journey into the Art of Contrology with one very specific goal, to help others. This journey began in 2007 after facing life threatening challenges that caused my body to deal with daily, chronic pain. Not only did Pilates help me significantly reduce my level of pain, but it also helped strengthen and tone my entire body.
Joseph Pilates once said “Patience and Persistence are the vital qualities in the ultimate successful accomplishment of any worthwhile endeavor”. These qualities are cornerstones upon which I have dedicated myself to complete over 1000 hours of Classical Pilates Training as well as completing a Peak Pilates Comprehensive certification with an additional 700 hours of tutelage training. Pilates can be done throughout a lifetime not just a season in your life.
Becky Lenski was first introduced to the Pilates Reformer after the birth of her first child in 2005 and has been hooked on it ever since! Amazed & impressed by the results in her own body, she become a Pilates instructor so that she could share the many benefits of Pilates with others. In 2009, she became certified in Mat Pilates through both the PhysicalMind Institute and through Power Pilates.
In 2010, with a desire to further her Pilates education she became certified in equipment through the PhysicalMind Institute. She has also been a member of the Pilates Method Alliance since 2009. Having worked with a range of clients including Pre & Postnatal moms, those recovering from injury and/or surgery as well as the intense athlete, Becky passionately believes there is a place for Pilates in everyone’s life. Regardless of your shape, size, age or athletic ability Becky would love to introduce you to Pilates or further your Pilates practice and help you reach your fitness goals.
When not participating in her own Pilates practice, Becky enjoys TRX suspension training, weight training, barre classes and spending time with her two boys
I was born and raised in Naperville, and spend my childhood dancing. I received excellent training in classical ballet, jazz, modern and other types of dance with Salt Creek Ballet Company. After graduating high school, I attended Western Michigan University as a dance major, having won the New Dance Major scholarship. After transferring to Illinois State University to pursue my education degree, I continued to dance with Illinois State University Dance Theater and graduated with a degree in Secondary English Education.
I spent the next phase of my life teaching high school, continuing to dance, and teaching ballet in various locations around the Midwest. I also took up a love of running, culminating in the completion of my first marathon in 2014. I came to Pilates in 2014 after marathon training had taken a toll on my body. I needed to work on strengthening my body in a new way, a way that was comprehensive and functional. I immediately fell in love with the method of Contrology. I love the history, the difficulty and the spirituality of Pilates. For me, the classical method of Pilates is so similar to dance, that I couldn’t help but dive right in, beginning my rigorous teacher training in early 2015. It has been an amazing journey, only serving to deepen my passion for the method.
I live in Oswego with my wonderfully supportive husband and three lovely children.
Karlin is a certified Barre & Pilates instructor earning her 600 hr comprehensive teacher training certificate through Core Pilates NYC in March 2012. She graduated from Northern Illinois University with a BFA and worked as a Visual Merchandiser for several years before changing her career into what she calls her “dream job” as a Pilates instructor.
Karlin’s interest in Pilates began while taking Mat classes at a local community center, however, it wasn’t until she started working as the office manager at a Pilates studio in 2011 that she found her love & passion for the method and began her journey into teaching.
She found that Pilates transformed her posture, endurance, strength, and core connection the way no other form of exercise had. Karlin is dedicated to teaching the amazing benefits of the Pilates Method and loves seeing her clients reach their individual fitness goals. She strives to learn as much as she can about the method and continues to pass that knowledge along daily to all of her clients.
After dealing with several life and health issues that created mental and physical challenges for her, Jessica found relief through Pilates. She believes that the healing movement and deep mind-body connection of Pilates can aid in overcoming many mental and physical limitations.
In 2016, Jessica completed her 500-hour comprehensive Pilates training through Balanced Body, which included in-depth work on each Pilates apparatus. She has been a member of the Pilates Method Alliance since 2016. Having worked with clients of all ages, physical abilities, and genders, Jessica believes that Pilates can benefit EVERY body at ANY stage of life. She strives to make Pilates accessible to all her clients to help them discover their own healthy mind-body connection.
When not continuing her own Pilates practice, Jessica writes fiction and English curriculum, practices yoga, and gets her cardio in by chasing her crazy mini-schnauzer around. Jessica also runs a Pilates informational website, www.roottocorepilates.com.