Next Pilates Anytime Instructor Contest 2014 - Finals

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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 15 2014 at 3:00 AM EST. Contest Voting FAQs. Only Pilates Anytime members who signed up prior to July 7, 2014 can vote.

Contestants are listed in alphabetical order by first name
Carrie Campbell

Carrie Campbell

Jersey City, New Jersey
15 Years Teaching
Power Pilates
Carrie's Website
I love to teach Pilates because...
I enjoy sharing my passion for the method with others! The Pilates method has so much depth and variety that you always feel inspired and challenged. It is exciting to watch clients transform their bodies and reach their fitness goals and unlike most fitness forms, Pilates can be applied to any age, fitness level, or injury. As my father once told me, "find something you love to do and then find a way to make money doing it!" I feel very fortunate and grateful that a career in Pilates has enabled me to do just that!
Final standing: #4 of 10 (27 votes)
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Deborah Harris

Deborah Harris

Warren Township, New Jersey
13 Years Teaching
Authentic Pilates Training Program (Romana)
Deborah's Website
I love to teach Pilates because...
I still love my profession after being a Pilates Instructor for 13 years because it is so much more than a job. It is incredibly gratifying to be a part of someone’s journey of healing, or to help a client reach a fitness milestone they never dreamed possible. I love the challenge of finding the right motivation and being able to design a unique program to improve each 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: #8 of 10 (16 votes)
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Julie Driver

Julie Driver

London, United Kingdom
15 Years Teaching
Body Control Pilates
Julie's Website
I love to teach Pilates because...
every client and every session is different depending on their personal needs on that day, at that time. Pilates is effective for everyone from professional athletes to desk bound workers. It’s always fun, regardless if I’m dealing with the specific needs of rehabilitation or a “how can I challenge you today” session. Rehabilitation has a particular resonance for me. After a trauma to my leg in 2008, several operations left me temporarily wheelchair bound. Doctors warned recovery could take years and leave me with a permanent limp; 9 months later I was walking limp-free. Thank you Joseph Pilates.
Final standing: #1 of 10 (146 votes)
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Karyn Staples

Karyn Staples

Peachtree City, Georgia
10 Years Teaching
Polestar Pilates Education
Karyn's Website
I love to teach Pilates because...
it enables me to facilitate discovery in individuals - people realizing they could do things that they did not think they could do or achieve things they have never done before. Their accomplishments inspire me to improve my personal Pilates practice and my teaching of the Pilates method. Pilates helps people feel better, perform better, and be better.
Final standing: #3 of 10 (40 votes)
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Kelly Snailum

Kelly Snailum

Scottsdale, Arizona
9 Years Teaching
Pilates Sports Center Master Teacher Trainer, PhysicalMind
Kelly's Website
I love to teach Pilates because...
it amazes me daily that I can make Pilates work for all types of people, issues, and goals. It is the most diverse, yet defined method of movement and strength available. With all the things there are to love about teaching Pilates, my passion is in the fundamental care Pilates has for each body. I absolutely love to teach Pilates and wish everyone in the world had access to its benefits.
Final standing: #6 of 10 (23 votes)
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Lauren Dauscher

Lauren Dauscher

Charleston, South Carolina
5 Years Teaching
Penelope Wyer Barrow - Romana's Pilates
Lauren's Website
I love to teach Pilates because...
after yo-yo diets and extreme exercise trying to make my way in Hollywood, I was told “your body needs a rest.” Reluctantly, I went to a Pilates studio. Within weeks, my body transformed for the better, and I finally let go of much of the negative self-talk. I soon realized my true calling: to help others transform their pain, whether physical or emotional, into purpose, just as I had. Pilates provides the perfect vehicle to realize the potential we all have and just how amazing our bodies truly are.
Final standing: #9 of 10 (16 votes)
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Lauri Stricker

Lauri Stricker

Evergreen, Colorado
10 Years Teaching
The Pilates Center
Lauri 's Website
I love to teach Pilates because...
it changes lives! Over the past 10 years I have seen bodies healed and lives restored. What a joy it is when a client has an “ah ha - I can do this” experience, or who now stands a little taller because he grew half an inch, or who enters the studio beaming because after a decade of not being able to ski, golf, pick up a child, or dance - she has just spent the weekend hiking with her grandkids and loving life again. Yes, Pilates changes lives, one breath, one movement, and one moment at a time.
Final standing: #10 of 10 (13 votes)
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Lesley Logan

Lesley Logan

Los Angeles, California
6 Years Teaching
Power Pilates (comprehensive) The Pilates Center (Master's program)
Lesley's Website
I love to teach Pilates because...
I love to learn. As a teacher I am blessed to be part of the transformation that each of my clients goes through because of this method. We live in a time where life happens fast and stresses are hitting the body from all directions. Most people are not even connecting with other people let alone their own bodies. Teaching Pilates gives me the opportunity to not only lengthen and strengthen, but also to encourage them to connect their mind to their body. To be mindful of their own body's movement. Teaching Pilates allows me to be part of their own "Return to Life." I love to teach and it's a true honor to do so.
Final standing: #5 of 10 (27 votes)
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Mary Thornton

Mary Thornton

Eastbourne, East Sussex, United Kingdom
15 Years Teaching
Pilates Foundation United Kingdom, PMA
Mary's Website
I love to teach Pilates because...
Pilates was the missing link in my Physiotherapy practice. It enabled me to give my patients the tools to change their movement patterns long term and to educate them by looking at the body holistically by encouraging them to use the breath, postural positioning, and movement to manage their symptoms. It has had profound effects on my patients' lives, and at the same time my own personal journey.
Final standing: #7 of 10 (18 votes)
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Shelley Estes

Shelley Estes

Dallas, Texas
15 Years Teaching
The PilateSystem, Pilates Unlimited, Balanced Body
Shelley's Website
I love to teach Pilates because...
I enjoy helping people breathe better, move better, and feel better! Using the Pilates Method and the specially designed equipment developed by Joseph Pilates has helped me in working with all ages, all levels, and different bodies and challenges. From the normal, healthy to the rehabilitative, It is my passion to share my knowledge and education to help others help themselves just as my teachers inspired and empowered me.
Final standing: #2 of 10 (66 votes)
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