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Grace Ranson-Dieter

Grace Ranson is the owner of Momentum Pilates Studio. Grace is classically trained through Power Pilates and is fully certified on all apparatus and mat work, beginner through advanced. She is trained in Contemporary Pilates on the Reformer with STOTT. She is also certified in  Barre and Integral Yoga. She has over 500 hours of study in Yoga with certification in Hatha I, Hatha II (Intermediate), Prenatal, Postnatal and Integral Yoga. She has studied Yoga in both the United States and in India.Grace enjoys teaching all levels of participants, but mostly to those who are willing to learn and enjoy their own strengths and abilities. Grace has taught in conjunction with Darden Business School,  Brown College and Hereford College at the University of Virginia, Dance Explosions Studio, Brushwood Dance Studio and Charlottesville City Schools.  

 


Jennifer SpratleyJennifer Spratley discovered Pilates over ten years ago while working as an assistant manager for Body Works Studio, a movement center based on the Pilates Method, The Fletcher Work, and the Gyrotonic Expansion System. When she first began practicing Pilates, she was training for her second full marathon and was amazed by the difference it made. She has taught Pilates mat classes, Pilates apparatus sessions, barre, and yoga in the Charlottesville area since 2006. Jennifer completed the Power Pilates Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Mat Certification Programs and the Power Pilates Systems Certification Program. She is also a certified Barre instructor and completed Mosaic's 200-hour Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher Training Course in 2015. Through certification programs and her own practice, she has acquired a wealth of knowledge on the Pilates apparatus, mat work, barre method, and yoga asana. Jennifer teaches from the heart and it shines through to her students. Off the mat, Jennifer loves spending time with her family, discovering hiking trails from her backyard to the other side of the world, and savors any chance to share a good meal with great friends.


Kellie WatsonKellie Watson began practicing Pilates in 2008 after hearing numerous testimonials to its benefits and was curious to try it to help relieve her low back pain. She fell in love with the Pilates method of exercise and how much it improved her strength, stability, flexibility and posture. Kellie was excited to take her Pilates training to the next level and jumped at the chance to pursue classical teacher training in 2009. She is an Advanced level trainer through Power Pilates on the Mat and the Apparatus. She is also a certified trainer through Pilates Method Alliance and is a current member of the PMA. Kellie was certified to teach Barre in 2011. She loves to teach and truly believes movement heals no matter your age and past or present fitness level. She is excited to help others discover the amazing benefits of Pilates and how the practice can help improve everyday functional movements as well as performance in other forms of exercise.

 


JustineJustine Jones is a 3rd generation Authentic Pilates instructor.  She got her 600+ hr comprehensive certification from Appalachian State University, where, she also graduated from.  Justine majored in elementary education with a concentration in math, science, and technology.  Justine fell in love with Pilates during her college career when she took it as a mat class, which later led to her enrollment in the teacher training program.  She loves how empowered, balanced, and continually humbled Pilates makes her feel.  Teaching Pilates, a true passion of Justine's, brings her great joy and she has experience working with all ages and abilities.  Justine grew up in White Hall, where she currently lives.  Her hobbies include ultimate frisbee, hiking, and being with her niece and nephew.  She is excited to be working at Momentum Pilates Studio!  


NinaNina Crawford moved to Charlottesville in 1989 from New York. She has been the owner of a local interior design business since 1995. Nina began her study of Pilates in 2004 prior to a scheduled surgery. She continued her practice and at age 50 she became a certified Power Pilates instructor. She draws inspiration from her mother who was lucky enough to have taken a class from Joseph Pilates. Nina looks forward to continuing her Pilates education and knows her teaching career has only just begun; she wants to help others of all ages to connect with their powerhouse!

 

 


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