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Alexis Marsh

Alexis Marsh

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Alexis Marsh comes to Pilates and personal training with a love of movement and expression. Since she was a child, Alexis has always enjoyed dancing and the performing arts. Alexis studied Ballet, Lyrical, Jazz, Hip-Hop and Musical Theater for over twenty years. She was awarded the American Academy of Ballet’s Silver Medal two consecutive years and was a featured dancer for the School of the Garden State Ballet.

When her passion for dance led to an injury, Alexis looked to Pilates to help her recover and keep her "dancer's body" while finally having the benefit of a pain-free movement experience. After years of experience with mat Pilates, Alexis became mat certified in April 2008. She discovered the joy of teaching and sharing her practice with others and pursued her Comprehensive Training. In September 2012, Alexis achieved her Teacher Trainer certification. Alexis draws on her personal experiences to deepen her teaching practice and she uses a keen eye for body alignment to help her clients achieve their optimal results.

Alexis is a Pilates Method Alliance® Certified Personal Trainer. The PMA® is the only third-party certifying body and professional association for Pilates instructors. She has completed the NASM personal training course of study and specializes in total body cross-functional training, and is also TRX Suspension Certified. Alexis is a newly minted MELT® hand and foot instructor.

In 2014, Alexis made the final steps in pursuing her aspirational dream of owning a Pilates Studio and opened Delta Pilates in Scottsdale, Arizona. Delta Pilates is a concierge Classical Pilates studio dedicated to serving client's individual needs and goals.

Alexis specializes in special cases, including clients with pre-existing injuries, movement restrictions, pre- and post-natal, weight loss and management, and clients with an advanced age looking for a safe and effective workout. Alexis has worked with wheelchair-bound clients and is skilled at employing special modifications. She also has experience with elite athletes ranging from NFL-professional players to marathoners and triathletes looking to complement their current training regimen, as well as golfers looking to increase their potential on the course.

Outside of teaching, Alexis is quite the foodie and can always be found cooking nutritious and healthy recipes. Her personal mantra is "You can have it all, just not all at once," emphasizing moderation and a love for fitness.

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Mickey Cantor

B.A., Certified Pilates Instructor, L.M.T., AFAA Personal Trainer & Certified Yoga Instructor

Mickey was born in New York but moved to Boulder, Colorado at the age of eight. "Learning to ski, ride horses, and hike in the Flatiron Mountains was part of growing up. I was exposed to all kinds of movement, from tennis to yoga." Mickey was first introduced to Pilates after a debilitating back injury from a snowboarding accident in 2001. After various treatments and rehabilitation, Pilates was the only thing kept her moving, pain-free, and helped her retrain her body for movement for daily activities. "I love the fact that Pilates is a healing art. It makes my body feel great and has made me vigilant about mind-body awareness. Looking great comes with feeling great and engaging my brain during my training makes me feel both! My goal is to help clients reach an awareness in their bodies and get the results they want with a minimum amount of pain."

Mickey graduated from Arizona State University with a B.A. in Broadcasting and became comprehensively certified in Pilates Mat and Apparatus from the PhysicalMind Institute in 2004. She has spent countless hours on continuing education: In 2006 Mickey graduated with a certificate in Massage Therapy from the Florida College of Natural Health, and became nationally certified. In 2007 she started her Yoga certification through YogaFit, and recently completed her 200 Hour teacher training at Inner Vision Yoga in Chandler, AZ. "Yoga teacher training was a life changing experience. I now have an understanding of my yoga practice that's so much deeper, and my pilates practice has expanded because I can see how it all began."

Jeri Kirschner

Jeri Kirschner

Jeri Lynn Kirschner has been motivated by dance and fitness since the age of four. She has practiced pilates for more than 13 years. After rehabilitating from a knee injury, she discovered that dance and exercise could be merged to create effective and enlightening routines for both the dancer and non-dancer. Her enthusiasm and motivational ability led her to pursue a career teaching Pilates, personal training and barre. She enjoys working with all populations and believes that mind/body fitness modalities are key movement methods to building strength, agility, and balance and enjoying a long, healthy life.

Jeri holds a B.A. in Communications from California State University, Northridge and a Certificate in Fitness Instruction from UCLA Extension. She has been a Peak Pilates® Level 2 Certified instructor since 2017.

Teri Neumann

Teri Neumann

Teri has always valued fitness in her own life, and finds it extremely rewarding to help others achieve a balanced and fit lifestyle. While she enjoys working with people at all levels of fitness, she especially finds herself drawn to those who are novices to making a decision to get, and stay, healthy.

After being in administration for several years, Teri returned to school at Arizona State University and graduated Magna cum Laude with a Bachelor's Degree in Biology in 2009. While performing ultrasounds in a local hospital, she realized her passion was to be proactive in helping people live healthier lifestyles to avoid chronic illness and disease. It was then that Teri decided to pursue becoming an NASM – CPT certified personal trainer and Peak Pilates Comprehensive Level II certified.

While Teri's personal exercise regimen had been mainly focused on resistance training, she found the balance she had been missing when she took her first Pilates class. She immediately developed a passion for the practice, and soon after it became very evident that Pilates was the best way for her to reach out and help others achieve the strength, stamina, stability, and stretch that is so important to a balanced body.

Liana Saltzman

Liana Saltzman

Liana Saltzman is the Delta Pilates Studio Administrator. Liana lives in New Jersey and works remotely from home where she has a husband and 2 year old son. Liana has always had a love and passion for fitness. After being a client of a personal trainer for over 10 years, she was hired as her trainers personal assistant where she learned all there is to know about business support, social media management, and all administration needs in the fitness industry. Liana has found her niche in managing and assisting fitness business owners so they can have more time to focus on what is truly the most important thing, their clients. "Make a difference, not just a living."