Next Pilates Anytime Instructor Contest 2012 - Finals

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Voting for Next Pilates Anytime Instructor Contest 2012 - Finals has ended.
Please watch all 10 videos below, and then vote on your favorite. The winner will become the Next Pilates Anytime Instructor and get a 4-6 page spread in Pilates Style Magazine. This round of voting ends September 17 2012 at 3:00 AM EST. Contest Voting FAQs. Only Pilates Anytime members who signed up prior to August 1, 2012 can vote.

Contestants are listed in alphabetical order by first name
Alicia Zabrocki

Alicia Zabrocki

Chicago, Illinois, USA
15 Years Teaching
Power Pilates / Romana Pilates
Alicia's Website
I love to teach Pilates because...
of the genius of its simplicity. I am constantly rewarded by teaching clients and watching their bodies and lives change. My passion for Pilates has brought together all of the loves of my life, including my husband. I am grateful for the opportunities Pilates has given me with travel, long lasting relationships, and communication. As my body has evolved and changed with time, Pilates has allowed me to enjoy my life to its fullest potential.
Final standing: #4 of 10 (42 votes)
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Allison Beardsley

Allison Beardsley

San Diego, California, USA
10 Years Teaching
Long Beach Dance Conditioning
Allison's Website
I love to teach Pilates because...
it is super fun, that is the purpose of life.... right? It is so fulfilling to help others and to make Pilates attainable to all people. Pilates is so gentle, yet so effective. The core fundamentals or concepts coupled with working with gravity and decompressing your spine = life time value for all.
Final standing: #6 of 10 (32 votes)
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Carrie Campbell

Carrie Campbell

Hoboken, New Jersey, USA
14 Years Teaching
Power Pilates
Carrie's Website
I love to teach Pilates because...
Pilates is not just exercise, it is a way of life. Having practiced Pilates for 20 years, never once have I been bored or uninspired. In fact, I am continuously challenged and inspired by the method because it is so rich and diverse. I love teaching because I love sharing my passion for Pilates with others. I enjoy watching clients' bodies change and get stronger. The highest compliment is when a client tells me that connections they made in the studio translated into their daily life. But most of all, I love teaching Pilates because I love helping others find their inner strength and thus motivate them to be the best that they can be.
Final standing: #3 of 10 (57 votes)
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Carrie Macy

Carrie Macy

Los Angeles, California, USA
11 Years Teaching
Romana Pilates / Power Pilates
Carrie's Website
I love to teach Pilates because...
it is the perfect exercise form to help my clients deeply connect to their physicality, own their movement, and feel empowered. Pilates is invigorating because it makes every muscle turn on and work together toward a common movement purpose. Continued practice of Pilates gives you physical power you didn't think was possible, and that is fantastic!
Final standing: #7 of 10 (20 votes)
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Celeste Etlinger

Celeste Etlinger

Essex, Connecticut, USA
7 Years Teaching
STOTT Pilates
Celeste's Website
I love to teach Pilates because...
it changed my life and I love to share that experience with my students.
Final standing: #10 of 10 (11 votes)
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Deborah Harris

Deborah Harris

Warren, New Jersey, USA
11 Years Teaching
Authentic Pilates (Romana)
Deborah's Website
I love to teach Pilates because...
after being a Pilates Instructor for 11 years, I still love my job because, to me, it is not a job. It is helping people in ways they would not be able to help themselves. It is incredibly gratifying to be a part of someone’s journey of healing, or helping a client reach a fitness milestone they never dreamed possible. I love the challenge of finding the right motivation and designing a program to improve my clients’ function and well-being. To me, Pilates is a holistic approach which brings back function, healthy living, developmental achievements, and life skills which have the potential to positively transform the life for both children and adults. Being able to utilize a variety of problem-solving skills energizes me; I truly love what I do.
Final standing: #9 of 10 (13 votes)
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Emma Newham

Emma Newham

Newcastle, England, UK
17 Years Teaching
Body Control / Pilates Union
Emma's Website
I love to teach Pilates because...
I like to think I can make a positive impact and a real difference in the lives of the people I teach. Pilates have given me the opportunity to meet so many fantastic people and my job has taken me all over the world teaching this amazing method and I'm very grateful for that. I love learning about the body and discovering new ways of moving. I feel I'm in one of the best industries in the world. I work with my passion every day and I'm so lucky to be able to do a job that I love.
Final standing: #2 of 10 (104 votes)
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Hayley Hobson

Hayley Hobson

Boulder, Colorado, USA
15 Years Teaching
Pilates Center / PhysicalMind
Hayley's Website
I love to teach Pilates because...
of the strength, balance and joy it brings to each of my clients. I left my job as a lawyer 15 years ago in order to empower others to discover and take control of their true potential and freedom of movement that lives within them. Growing up in Philadelphia as an athlete with tremendous drive, my life was marked by accomplishment; achieving elite status as a competitive triathlete and earning a law degree from Rutgers. After moving to LA to practice law. I found Pilates, seeking balance from the impact on my body from intense training in swimming, cycling and running. As a classically trained athlete I was amazed at how much stronger and better I felt. My core was more in tact, I was "re-aligned" and less prone to injury. Pilates had such an incredible impact, by strengthening muscles that never had even had a chance to work before due to lack of flexibility or range of motion. My mind/perspective shifted from “push harder” to “continuous evolution." My experience and results was life changing for me and it has been life changing for others. It gives me joy to see my clients going through this transformation as well.
Final standing: #5 of 10 (36 votes)
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Lisa Schklar

Lisa Schklar

Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
13 Years Teaching
STOTT Pilates
Lisa's Website
I love to teach Pilates because...
I have met so many incredible people over the years both clients and instructors. Some of the most rewarding moments are with clients that are battling some disease or illness and that I can be a small positive part of their week. It seems in our busy lifestyles there is very little time for a one on one connection. Luckily Pilates enables me to provide a very personalized approach to functional movement and pain management. I love learning everyday and love working with a diverse clientele consisting of professional athletes, weekend warriors, MS patients and cancer survivors.
Final standing: #8 of 10 (20 votes)
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Sharon Gallagher

Sharon Gallagher

San Francisco, California, USA
13 Years Teaching
Ellie Herman / Pilates Center of Boulder
Sharon's Website
I love to teach Pilates because...
not only does it allow me to share something I love and am passionate about with my students, but it also helps to change all of our lives for the better. There is nothing like the feeling of coming into a deeper understanding of yourself and your body through this amazing system for whole body healing. There is also nothing like facilitating that growth for someone else. I get to learn something new or create a change every day of my life and I strive to give my clients that same experience toward growth.
Final standing: #1 of 10 (110 votes)
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