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Instructors

Sue Swenson Pilates Instructor

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.”

 

 

Marium Kroff, Pilates & Yoga Instructor

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.

 

Meg Poulson, Pilates Instructor

Meg has been teaching fitness classes since college. Teaching fitness and wellness is an integral part of her lifestyle today. Completing college with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Nutrition, Meg continued her education receiving certifications with AFAA (Athletics and Fitness Association of America), USWFA (United States Water Fitness Association), American Senior Fitness Association, Tune Up (Fascial Release), Stepping on Falls Prevention, Silver and Fit, Arthritis Foundation, Schwinn Cycling, Gliding, BeamFit, Turbo Kick, PiYo, FiTour Pilates and is an AquaStretch therapist. She is a master trainer with USWFA, American Red Cross and has over 30 years of experience in the fitness industry.

She recently moved to St. George to be closer to aging parents. With two children in different states, traveling and visiting family is one of her favorite past times along with paddle boarding, hiking, and cycling.  Believing if
you can you must, Meg continues her personal journey and enjoys teaching by inspiring and empowering her clients to keep moving.

 

Annica Wright, Pilates & Dance Instructor

Annica is certified in Mat 1 and Mat 2 in Power Pilates teaching Barre and Group Conditioning here at Westside Studio Pilates on Main. She developed her dancing talents at a young age while training under Joan Miller and Victoria Leigh at The Palm Beach Ballet Center in the genres of ballet, jazz, and modern. Her focus shifted to attend ballet companies such as Sarasota Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, and Houston Ballet. She attended Palm Beach County School of the Arts to continue her dance training. There she had an opportunity to start her professional ballet career with Ballet Florida. After becoming a wife and mother, Annica has remained active and she currently teaches at Westside Dance Studio. She loves being able to teach ballet and share her love of healthy lifestyle.