Meet the Staff


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Nadia Rodriguez

Owner, Bodytonic Pilates
Certified Pilates Instructor

Nadia’s first experience with Pilates began in 1990, using mat exercises to cross condition for her dance training, and in 1995 using pilates equipment to rehabilitate dance related injuries. For her instructor training she studied under Jane Erskine, owner of one of the first Pilates studios in Seattle and daughter of famed ballerina and first director of the Pacific Northwest Ballet, Janet Reed. Nadia completed her instructor training in 2002 at the Pacific Northwest School of Pilates and is a registered instructor with the Pilates Method Alliance, an independent organization dedicated to protecting the public by establishing certification standards for Pilates professionals. She has developed a loyal following from her work teaching in Pilates & yoga studios, physical therapy clinics, & in personal home gyms. Nadia’s practice involves working with professional athletes to those recovering from injuries and the application of both classical and contemporary Pilates techniques.  Her philosophy prioritizes her client’s goals and desires while teaching them how to produce somatic longevity, efficiency, and balance.

In addition to Pilates, Nadia has over 30 years of professional experience in the movement field including gyrotonics, yoga, gymnastics, and both classical & modern dance. Prior to becoming a Pilates instructor she trained and danced professionally in both Seattle and NYC where she was a trainee with the Martha Graham Dance Company. Nadia holds a B.S in Physical Activity & Health from Eastern Oregon University and a certificate in Women’s Exercise Training and Wellness from Washington State University.


Lenzie Gulin

Certified Pilates Instructor

I was born and raised in Curitiba, Brazil. From a young age I was a dance and fitness enthusiast, and upon moving to the USA in 2000 I quickly discovered Pilates and became an avid practitioner.

My college degree is in Architecture and Design. That training helped me to develop and launch a line of women’s fitness apparel in 2003 called FITLEE. The line was focused on the Pilates and Yoga communities and in promoting the brand I was able to meet and work with instructors from diverse lineages and approaches to the Pilates Method.

In 2005 I met Rebecca Leone and she started me along the path to a deeper understanding of Pilates and movement biomechanics. I have since taken a number of her workshops and cadaver lab classes and consider Rebecca to be my key reference and Pilates mentor.

In 2013, having practiced and worked around Pilates for more than a decade, I decided to pursue it as a career. Going through Rebecca Leone’s Comprehensive Teacher Training Program has directed my approach to the work with a strong focus on spine safety.

I love helping people understand the mechanics of proper alignment and muscular engagement and how it all relates to our everyday activities and general physical and mental health.

 


Heather Bridgham

Certified Pilates Instructor

Heather always knew that she wanted a career involving movement where she could help others appreciate what their bodies are capable of doing. She is working towards her Doctor of Physical Therapy at the University of Washington. She decided to pursue physical therapy because she really enjoys working one-on-one doing rehabilitation as a Pilates Instructor. Heather Lynn strives to help each client discover that their body can be more than a transportation device for them to inhabit; instead their body can make their life more fulfilling. She received her STOTT PILATES® and Total Barre Certifications at Bodycenter Studios. She is very passionate about Pilates and plans to continue to use Pilates once she becomes a physical therapist.

Heather Lynn developed her love of movement as a dancer. She trained for 14 years in ballet and performed as a semi-professional salsa, ballet, and modern dancer. Her background as a dance teacher has provided her with the skills to demystify movements and find an explanation that makes sense to each individual. With this approach, she enjoys creating specialized treatment/training programs tailored to her clients’ goals; No Pilates session is ever the same.

 


Erin Lally

Certified Pilates Instructor

Erin is a movement educator with a passion for teaching. She first came to Pilates while earning her degree in Modern Dance Performance at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, when seeking strength and rehabilitation for a knee injury. Healed from her injury and having a deeper understanding of proper biomechanics, Erin continued to use Pilates as cross training in dance. Erin received her Pilates certification in New York City at the Kane School for Core Integration and was a trainer in both New York City and San Francisco. Erin’s experience as a dance educator includes being a dance specialist at the Bronx Charter School for the Arts, Director of Education Outreach for RIOULT, a professional modern dance company, and a teaching artist for numerous dance companies. Erin was a project consultant for Johnson & Johnson’s Gateway to Healthy Communities Project in Philadelphia and New York City and a teaching artist and Family Services Manager at Luna Dance Institute in Berkeley, CA. Through all of her work with children, families and adults, encouraging and promoting health, happiness and wellness is at the core of her efforts. Since moving to Seattle in 2015, Erin co-founded Open Sky Dance, a creative and conceptual approach to dance, and is excited to partner with Bodytonic Pilates.

 


Jessica Shinn

Certified Pilates Instructor

Jessica is a certified Pilates instructor who completed her teacher training at Ellie Herman Studios in San Francisco. She is a ballet dancer and teacher as well and has created her own ballet workout series to help tone the muscles, improve heart rate and strengthen the core. She is pleased to introduce this method to Bodytonic and hopes to help you reach your goals.