Pilates Staff Bios

Jennifer_SchwartzJennifer Schwartz is a graduate of the Power Pilates 600-hour Comprehensive Equipment Training Program. A lifelong student of dance and gymnastics, Jennifer expanded her interest to Pilates after a post-partum back issue. In 2006, she became a Certified Pilates Mat Instructor through Power Pilates at University of Pennsylvania, which follows the classical teachings of Joseph Pilates. In 2009, Jennifer completed the 600-hour training program which has expanded her teachings to apparatus including the Reformer. Jennifer’s teaching reflects her belief that Pilates is a powerful whole body workout. The results one receives are endless – improved posture, balance, increased energy, and a longer, leaner, and healthier individual. Jennifer is also a Business Management graduate of The College of New Jersey.

Rebecca Hendricks graduated from Rowan University with a Bachelors Degree in Health and Exercise Science. She taught high school Health and Physical Education for six years after graduation. While living in Virginia, Becky obtained a Mat 1 and Reformer 1 Pilates certification from Balanced Body University and began to work as a pilates reformer and mat instructor and fitness specialist for Rockingham Memorial Hospitals Wellness Center in Harrisonburg, Virginia. She became a certified TRX instructor while in Virginia and taught group TRX classes as well. She was surrounded by passionate and educated fitness professionals who made her love of health and fitness as a lifestyle grow much deeper. She is currently pursuing her personal training certification through the American College of Sports Medicine. She lives in East Greenwich with her husband Mark, son Jack, daughter Maura and baby coming this winter.

Dee Vasslides has been a lifelong advocate of exercise including tennis, running and dance.  She was a gymnast and instructor at her mother’s dance studio growing up.  Dee discovered Pilates in 2005 to increase core strength at the recommendation of her doctor after a spinal injury.  She has been hooked ever since.  While some exercise programs become stale and mundane, Dee says the Reformer never gets old for her.  She is a certified Pilates Reformer instructor through Balanced Body.  As a two-time cancer survivor, the Reformer was key in helping her heal and increase flexibility after multiple surgeries and radiation. It also enhanced her energy level and general well-being.  The Reformer routine is easily modified based on experience level and health condition. Dee is also a graduate of Rowan University and is a Chemist and Quality System Professional in the pharmaceutical industry.

Comments are closed