In 1999 while searching for continuing education courses for her A.C.E. personal trainer certification, Sue Swensen, owner of Body Balance, Inc. was introduced to the Pilates Method with her first certification from PhysicalMind Institute. The love for the “Method” had begun; she has since received certifications through Balanced Body Pilates and Power Pilates, all of which demand complete training on all of the Pilates apparatus from beginner to the advanced levels.
Prior to her finding Pilates, Sue was not only a certified personal trainer, but the Director of the Purchasing Department for the City of St. George, UT. She enjoys spending time with her husband and children, hiking, golfing, running, biking and in her spare time she likes playing the fiddle.
Combining over 10 years as an A.C.E. certified personal trainer and the knowledge of a certified TPI (Titleist Performance Instructor), Sue teaches with exceptional skill, insight, creativity and compassion. The best part of teaching Pilates says Sue: “is the interaction with the client and the satisfaction of seeing the client progress in their practice of the Method.”
Cindy began Pilates training several years ago while seeking relief
from chronic lower back and hip pain. She describes her experience
with Pilates as a transformative experience. “My pain went away and
my body changed. I am leaner, fitter, and stronger then ever before."
Cindy was raised in Kamas, near Park City and has lived in Southern Utah for the past 15 years. In between, she lived in Virginia, Oklahoma, Nevada and the Republic of Panama, and has traveled several times to Europe. She is a wife, mother of 5 children and a certified secondary education teacher. She is currently finishing up her Masters in Education at Southern Utah University.
Stephanie began her training in the Pilates method over a decade ago in an attempt to heal her left shoulder after a car accident. Pilates was the only therapy she found that actually restored mobility and eliminated her chronic pain. With the zeal of someone who wants to share something amazing, she threw herself into learning all she could about classical Pilates. After navigating through two other schools of training, she decided that the Harvard of Pilates schools was Power Pilates and has completed her last certification with this New York-based school. She has been teaching for over 10 years and brings an enthusiasm to the work that blends well with the emphasis she has decided to place on teaching older adults.
Pilates on Main’s, Marium Kroff, believes that continual physical movement at all ages is paramount to looking good, feeling stronger and living longer. Her classes are structured to teach with energy and knowledge in order to improve both physically and mentally. She believes the combination of the mind and body connection is necessary for our overall health. One look at Marium and it is evident that her strong commitment to physical exercise and healthy life style continues as an integral part of her own life.
Marium completed her Pilates training through Power Pilates, a company based in New York. Power Pilates is dedicated to honoring the integrity of the original method developed by Joseph Pilates. The training addresses the anatomical foundations, ideal and modified movements, and specific verbal and sensory cues to guide students to reach their fullest potential. In addition to her Pilates certification, Marium is certified in yoga, aerobics, water aerobics, kick boxing, spinning and personal weight training.
Marium is the proud mother of 5 sons and grandmother to 16 grandchildren. Several have followed in her footsteps with a love of the outdoors and physical fitness. She currently teaches at Green Valley Spa, Entrada Sports Center and Pilates on Main. She also gives lectures and specialty classes to youth groups and other organizations throughout Southern Utah.