Bridget is originally from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. She moved to Bradenton, Florida in 2015. She has been involved in the fitness industry for 20+ years and is certified through Peak Pilates comprehensive certification program as a Level-3 teacher. She is also a certified personal trainer and fitness counselor through the American Fitness Association of America. She believes Pilates is the key to maintaining a more balanced body by way of several pieces of Pilates apparatus which challenge the whole body.
Throughout her life, Bridget has been an avid runner and cyclist participating in many local races and triathlons. Along with the love of this type of activity came tight muscles that lead to misalignments in her own body. Pilates rehabilitated her. “It made me stronger and more flexible then I ever was and am still able to run and cycle because Pilates became a part of my daily practice”. Bridget’s goal is to help others through Pilates practice to increase their strength and to lengthen and balance their bodies so they can live life to the fullest!
Dedicated to empowering lives through mindful movement
What sets our studio apart from other exercise facilities is our ability to truly personalize every workout. We require every member to meet with an instructor one on one to identify any injuries or pre-exisiting conditions so that you will never be performing exercises that could harm your body.
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Maggie began studying movement with her B.F.A. in Dance and Kinesiology. She followed up by dancing for several companies including Sesame Street live! She then went on to become a Classically Certified Pilates Trainer on Martha’s Vineyard where she taught her clients of all ages, quality and functional movement within the Pilates Method.
Six years later, Maggie moved to Chicago to expand her Pilates career in a fast-paced metro life. She has enjoyed calling S/W FL home base for the past 5 years as she has continued her professional practice on both Martha’s Vineyard and Boca Grande. Arriving to Sarasota in November 2017, she has continued her education as a health and wellness professional to include specialty training in Online Coaching, Stress Management, Biomechanics, Design Psychology and much more.
Maggie’s favorite motto as a coach, choreographer, performer and teacher is “If you don’t move it, you’ll lose it!” She loves nothing more than sharing her love for movement with her clients, students and family and friends with a smile on her face!
Allison Gregory, owner of Lakewood Ranch Pilates, is a Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) certified instructor. A student of the Pilates Method since 2002, Allison’s style combines classical techniques with contemporary and evolved modalities. She helps students attain a deeper awareness of movement and strength by using an integrated series of whole-body conditioning exercises, focusing on isometric and eccentric movement. Trained to assist a physical therapist, Allison is well-versed in applied anatomy and kinesiology and uses this knowledge to expertly guide individuals who may need rehabilitation from a recent injury or chronic condition. She has developed programs for expectant mothers and patients with vertebral disc dysfunction, hip and knee replacements, and osteoporosis. Her expertise focuses on creating mindful movement sequences to improve range of motion, muscle alignment and core strength.
Allison was first introduced to the benefits of Pilates in her former career as a technology professional. Countless hours spent seated in front of a computer took a toll on her body and she began taking Pilates to improve her posture and overall health. Deciding this was her passion, she enrolled in a Pilates Teacher Training program in San Francisco to become an instructor and has since worked with clients ages 14 - 90. She is always amazed by the benefits of the exercises and the results students of Pilates achieve. She subscribes to the idea that there is no “aging out” of Pilates; it is something one can incorporate into their wellness routine for life.