4808 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem, NC 271041-336-659-0030info@yourpilatesplace.com INTRODUCING: LYMPHATIC ENHANCEMENT TECHNOLOGY

 

Staff

Our staff is highly trained in various backgrounds, committed to continuing education, and passionate about your health and wellbeing. Meet the staff at Your Pilates Place.

 

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Laura Shelton

Laura Shelton, owner of Your Pilates Place, is comprehensively trained through Power Pilates of New York with over 15,000 hours of Pilates instruction. Laura is trained and certified to teach all forms Pilates equipment and mat including PoleStar, Stott Pilates, and Balanced Body. Laura truly believes in keeping the body and mind strong and efficient and that movement heals. She charges the body and mind to be strong and pain free through an integrative approach in which she offers Pilates, Gyrotonic™, Massage Therapy, Postural Therapy, Structural Integration Therapy, Lymphatic Enhancement Therapy, and food sensitivity testing. Laura is a certified massage therapist and the only certified Structural Integration Specialist trained in postural therapy in the State of North Carolina.

Before becoming a Pilates instructor, Laura worked in the major highway construction industry and was president of one of the largest curb and concrete service companies in North Carolina. Laura is a Winston-Salem native and now resides in Mt Airy, North Carolina near the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Education, Credentials, Certifications:

Certified Comprehensive Power Pilates Trainer, Power Pilates of New York, 2007

Continuing Education in PoleStar, Stott, and Power Pilates since 2005

Certified Massage Therapist, Whole You, 2005-2007

Swedish Massage Certification

Aromatherapy Certification

Level 1 – Polarity

Level 1 – Medical therapy

Level 2 – Reiki

Level 1 – Neuromuscular

Postural Alignment Specialist, Egoscue University, 2007

Craniosacral Therapist (Level 1 and 2), 2009

Certified Structural Integration Specialist, Anatomy Trains, Kensis Myo-Facial Integration Institute, 2011

Advanced courses with Tom Myers, Body Therapy Institute, 2011

Advanced courses with Lou Chou, Myo-Fascial Technique, Advanced Training, 2015

Gyrotonic™ Level 1 Training, 2014

Lymphatic Enhancement, Foundation and Level 1, American Biological Institute, 2012

Core Align, Balanced Body, 2012

TRX Level 1 Certified, 2008

Trained with Phillip Beach, Muscles and Meridians

Holographic Health Practitioner Training, Holographic Health, 2012-Current

What does Laura love about she does?

I like to help people no matter whether they want to get in better shape or whether they are suffering with a chronic illness like Lyme’s or Parkinson’s. I like to serve as a guide, coach, and cheerleader to their own self-healing by offering treatments, knowledge, and insight. At one point, there was little availability to help people with chronic illness or pain and through my own path of self-learning and study, I am now able to help people through a wide variety of methods.

What does Laura do in her free time?

I spend a lot of time studying up and learning about different illnesses, methods, and treatments to expand my knowledge and insight to better help my clients. I also enjoy painting and cooking classes and going to music concerts and dance performances.

 

 

Joan Bullings

Joan is a certified Lymphatic Enhancement Technician at the studio.  Joan is a dental hygienist who started coming to Your Pilates Place after a sports injury.  Through Lymphatic Enhancement, she greatly reduced the swelling and pain of her torn meniscus and realized that she wanted to become trained so she could offer it to others.  Physical health and wellbeing has been a priority in Joan’s life for over 25 years as a four-time marathoner and participant in Spartan Trifecta Races. This level of commitment and enthusiasm is reflected in her work at Your Pilates Place.

Education, Credentials, Certifications:

Level 1 Certified Lymphatic Enhancement Technology Technician, Aetiology, 2016

Guilford Technical Community College, Applied Science, Dental Hygiene, 1985

Registered Dental Hygienist, 1985

What does Joan love about what she does?

Helping people with their health has always been a part of my life. I enjoy assisting others to get to know their own bodies more and supporting them in living the healthier lifestyle they want to achieve.

What does Joan do in her free time?

I have a therapy dog that I take to a local children’s therapeutic day center. In between visits, I focus on taking care of him and doing our exercises. I have been active runner for 25 years and I also lift weights and do extreme fitness bootcamp. I love cooking, baking, and tending to my garden.

 

 

Debbie Edds

For most of her career, Debbie had been in the corporate marketing world and co-owned Cabinet Studio, a kitchen design company. After selling her company, she realized that she wanted to help people know about their bodies and how to support them through nutrition. A few months later she enrolled in the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and became a Certified Holistic Health Counselor. While working at Thrive Integrative she was recommended to Your Pilates Place where she experienced significant healing in her own body and then became part of our office studio team!

Education, Credentials, Certifications:

Bowling Green State University, Marketing, Bowling Green, OH, 1977

Certified Holistic Health Counselor, Institute of Integrative Nutrition, New York, 2011

What does Debbie love about what she does?

What I love most about working at the studio is being around the youthful, vital energy.  I learn every day from everyone from new clients to fellow staff members to Laura. It gives me more insight into the body and healing. I think my purpose is to reconnect people to how awesome their bodies and also have awe about their bodies rather than feel frustration. Everyone comes in here with enthusiasm and camaraderie. It’s just a happy and life giving place to be.

What does Debbie do in her free time?

I take long walks with my dogs and also with friends. I like hiking at Hanging Rock and kayaking at Salem Lake. I also love to ride my bike when I can.  Sitting around a camp fire singing and talking to friends is one of my favorite things to do. I try to spend any time I can with my children and now my new granddaughter.

 

 

Paula Faub

 

Started- Nov 3, 2016 – Terminated- Aug 26, 2017

 

 

Veronica Lynch

Veronica had been a Pilates client at Your Pilates Place for seven years before becoming one of our Pilates instructors. While working at a hair salon, a client recommended Pilates to her as she was looking to do something new and different to improve her strength and flexibility. The rest is history. Veronica brings liveliness and enthusiasm to all of her classes. Veronica challenges her clients to reach their full potential and exceed beyond their expectations for optimal strength and flexibility.

Education, Credentials, Certifications:

Reformer 1 Training, Balanced Body, 2014

Reformer 2 Training, Balanced Body, 2015

Reformer 3 Training, Balanced Body, 2015

Chair Training, Balanced Body, 2015

Barrel Training, Balanced Body, 2015

Orbit Training, Balanced Body, 2015

What does Veronica love about she does?

When I first started Pilates, I loved the way it made me feel. I felt so much stronger in my core and my entire body. I could do things that I couldn’t do before. I felt like a different person. I wanted to share how empowering it was with others. I wanted to empower people to know that they are stronger than they think and with that extra push I could help people reach their maximum potential and challenge themselves to get to their goal of being stronger and healthier.

What does Veronica do in her free time?

I enjoy doing different workouts throughout the week and cooking at home. I spend time with family and friends and definitely enjoy a little retail therapy!

 

 

Peg Norris

Peg started at Your Pilates Place as a client focusing on postural therapy and Structural Integration about 3 years ago. Eventually, she started doing Pilates and becoming more involved at the studio. Having retired from the Human Resources sector, she began working in our office in 2014 and has been loving the opportunity to interact with amazing people, staff and clients alike.

Education, Credentials, Certifications:

High Point University, Managerial Psychology

Wake Forest University, MBA

Center for Creative Leadership, Women in Leadership Training

What does Peg love about what she does?

I enjoy working with such lovely clientele and I truly appreciate the scope of the services here which focus on the whole being, the whole person instead of the ailment.

What does Peg do in her free time?

I love to cook, read, play with my two cats Leopold and Toffey. My husband and I also enjoy sitting down with a nice wine.

 

 

Peggy O’Donnell

Peggy returned to the US in 2010 after over 20 years in Europe. She was thrilled to discover Your Pilates Place and immediately picked up her Pilates practice with Laura Shelton. She had been introduced to both Pilates and Gyrotonic® methods whilst living in Brussels, Belgium and training with Master Trainer Kelly McKinnon of Corpus Studios. When Laura introduced Gyrotonic® to Your Pilates Place, Peggy was immediately on board. She recently concluded the Level 1 Foundation course and is now fulfilling her Apprenticeship requirements under the tutelage of Laura Shelton.

Education, Credentials, Certifications:

Gyrotonic® Level 1 Apprentice, Charlotte Movement Arts, Charlotte, NC 2017

Pilates Intensive Reformer, The Movement Lab, Franschhoek, South Africa 2016

Pilates and Osteoporosis, The Movement Lab, Franschhoek, South Africa 2016

Matwork Flow with Weights, The Movement Lab, Franschhoek, South Africa 2016

Zenga Flow, The Movement Lab, Franschhoek, South Africa 2016

Anatomy in Clay, Fusion Pilates, Inc., Winston-Salem, NC 2012

University of Aberystwyth, M.Sc. 2006

Boston College, BA 1982

What does Peggy love about what she does?

In 2007, I was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent radiation therapy amongst other treatments. It was during this period that my interest in Gyrotonic® really flourished as I saw the profound impact that the method had on my recovery. I love sharing my experience and the potential of this system with others.

What does Peggy do in her free time?

I love to travel and have been fortunate to spend much of my life working and living abroad. I currently spend 3 months a year in South Africa and am an avid traveler!

 

 

Christine Richards

Christine had been working in packaging for Lifesavers when she started practicing Gyrotonic™ in 2005.  Having the opportunity to become a trainer, Christine started teaching Gyrotonic™ shortly after.  Christine never had done anything like it before and enjoys making her clients feel great and mobile through Gyrotonic™.

Education, Credentials, Certifications:

Certified Gyrotonic™ Instructor, Winston-Salem, NC 2007

Gyrotonic™ Level 2, Program A Training

Gyrotonic™ Level 2, Program B Pre-Training

Stott Pilates Training, Charlotte, NC

Moravian College, Biology, Bethlehem, PA

What does Christine love about what she does?

I always say that the “gyro” in Gyrotonic™ means circular and “tonic” means fun so it means “circular fun!”  Gyrotonic™ reminded me of the synchronized swimming I used to do when I was young…it is exercise that is fun! Gyrotonic™ makes you feel good and there is a freedom of motion.  I appreciate learning about clients’ bodies and seeing them lengthen and enjoy the movement. Movement is important for vitality and bone strength especially as one ages.

What does Christine do in her free time?

I spend a lot of time in my garden planting herbs and chasing away the deer! I am quite active in the church and offer my services to those in need. I enjoying spending time with her husband doing new and different activities…at the moment we are taking a course in Latin.

 

 

Sherry Robinson

Sherry was a former bank executive for 26 years when she started focusing on health, fitness, and wellness. She is enterprising and creative and specializes in team building, health, and wellness and she is now a Certified Health Coach and owns a Wellness Franchise. and She has always been passionate about helping children live healthier and curb the effects of obesity due to the impact she saw obesity had in her own family as well as losing a brother to heart disease at an early age. Seeing what happened to her family compelled her to make her health a priority and inspire and coach others in health and fitness. Sherry is excited to be part of the Your Pilates Place team as a pilates instructor!

Education, Credentials, Certifications

Certified Health Coach (L.E.A.N)- Dr Sears Wellness Institute

Balance Body Comprehensive Pilates Training

Co- Founder of The Well WS- Community /Health/ Fitness/Wellness Professionals

Representative of The Juice Plus Company- Whole Food Nutrition – Grow Healthy

Former Nike Walking/ Running Coach- Team In Training- Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (NJ)

Former Certified Personal Trainer

Former Certified Zumba Instructor

Former Weight Watchers Leader

Notary (NC)

Leadership Kernersville Graduate

What does Sherry love about what she does?

I love helping people achieve their wellness goals, develop healthy lifestyles, and maintain vitality for the long term.

What does Sherry do in her free time?

I love reading personal development books and getting involved in various development workshops. I regularly bullet journal and focus on my business (www.sherry-robinson.com.) I enjoy cooking and drinking a nice wine.

 

Stefanie Sanchez

Stefanie is one of our licensed massage and body work therapist at the studio.  She is skilled in Deep Tissue Massage, Sports Injury Massage, Neuromuscular Therapy, and Lymphatic Drainage Therapy. Stefanie helps ease chronic pain and encourages healing of the body through her work.

Education, Credentials, Certifications:

Massage Therapy Certification, Natural Touch School of Massage, 2003

Zero Balancing Certification, 2005

Ortho-bionomy Training, 2006

British Sports Massage Training, 2008

Precision Neuromuscular Therapy Training, 2010

Craniosacral Therapy Training, 2015

Lymphathic Enhancement Therapy, 2016

What does Stefanie love about what she does?

I like to make people feel better by releasing their pain, tension, ailments. I got into bodywork because I wanted to help people and bring awareness to their bodies. When you see the positive changes in someone’s body, it is just very rewarding. I know I can make a difference to them.

What does Stefanie do in her free time?

Since I was nine years old, I have been showing horses competitively. Spending time with my horse, Randy, truly grounds and calms me. I also love being outdoors, kayaking, traveling, and spending time with my family.

 

 

 

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