Brandon Gamble started in the fitness industry in 1987. He has dedicated most of his life to health and fitness. As an active surfer, snowboarder, and water-skier, he knows the value of Pilates to strengthen and balance the body. After making Master Fitness Trainer in 1997 he began intergrading Pilates into his programs and working with physical therapist Donna Thomas at Las Vegas Athletic Medical Center. There he realized the true benefits Pilates had to offer his post rehab clients. Brandon is recognized throughout the dance community in Las Vegas for his attention to detail. He is also recognized for innovative techniques for dancers and acrobats in the various shows.
As a proud graduate of the Body Arts and Science International certification program and senior faculty (a select group of teachers worldwide that teach the educational BASI programs) he has lectured and taught in Japan, Australia, and all throughout the U.S. After publishing several articles including “Who is Pilates For” he is started his first book, “Pilates in the work space”. Brandon also owns Pilates Bodies in Motion, University Place, Washington. This 2000 square foot facility runs six days a week with seven instructors and offers all the amenities of a full service studio. He continues to teach the B.A.S.I. Pilates method and is always working towards higher education.
Brandon is dedicated to excellence in his teaching, movement, and technique. He is a wonderful instructor for all ages, male or female, post rehab therapy, sports conditioning, and any of your health and fitness needs. After many years of national and international travel, his love and passion for teaching Pilates is recognized world wide.
Hello! I love Pilates – the
movement, its ten principles and the people.
Pilates has been a part of my
life at one point or another since the early 2000s. It wasn’t until 2014 when I
made the decision to become a certified instructor. After investing over
500 hours of observing, practicing and student teaching, I earned a formal Pilates
instructor’s certification from Body Arts and Science International (BASI) in
Along the way I’ve discovered two
things: The first is that Pilates is much like my other professional work,
process improvement. Essentially, it’s about assessing where you are
currently, identifying where you want to be and creating a process or program to
help get you there. Of course, you have to do the work, but it’s much
more gratifying (and fun!) with a skilled, patient and positive-minded
instructor to help guide you towards your goal. The second discovery that I’ve
made so far is that teaching Pilates is an honor and a multi-dimensional gift –
one that is to be treasured, cultivated and shared.
I endeavor to include these
discoveries, along with the ten Pilates Principles and additional learnings
into my classes. It is my sincere hope, that my clients feel more energized
and enriched after each Pilates session.
Feeling and being physical fit is an underlying theme in my
life. Looking back, I remember taking a morning run the day of my wedding! Now, I continue to experience how well-being
and wholeness, in body, mind and spirit, provides grace to feel simple joys or
to face challenging life transitions. My passion is for others to experience
new or renewed strength through Pilate’s movement and, especially, to know it’s
provision in the midst of personal transitions…big or small. Pilates is a
workout and much more! Here’s my story…
As a music educator moving into school administrator and, in
recent years, as a consultant providing professional development for educators,
hours of commuting and computing began altering my usual strength and energy. Travel
time was punctuated by jogs, quick stretches followed by crunches and interspersed
with a plank or two or a late-night workout at the gym. It was time to
prioritize physical well-being. I sought a private trainer. One early morning,
through a well-meaning, but ill-fitted physical workout plan, areas of weakness
in my body suddenly released into a painful injury.
What a wonderful gift this was! Through this painful transition,
Pilate entered as an amazing partner of renewal. Discovering the 10 Pilate
Principles of awareness, balance, breath, concentration, control, centering,
efficiency, flow, precision and harmony deepened my respect and launched my desire
for others to experience this beautiful movement. I love teaching both classes and providing
private sessions. The greatest privilege is encountering, with others, the
impacts of their Pilate’s journey into strength and well-being…. equipped in
the inevitable transition… called life!
Bonnie has been in the fitness industry since 2003- teaching fitness classes and creating weight loss programs. She has owned a women’s only gym. She has also worked as a Health and Wellness Director for the YMCA. Her passion for wellness and helping others (as well as herself) live a healthy and balanced life brought her to the decision to leave her role as a Director with the Y and enter the world of Pilates. More specifically, BASI Pilates.
For years she had recommended clients try Pilates to help with flexibility and relieve back pain. Having suffered her own back injury, she thought she should try Pilates herself. She began reading on the method and practicing at home. After a few months, she was hooked and looking into instructor certifications. She discovered BASI Pilates and fell in love with BASI’s philosophy, their commitment to honoring the body’s movement, as well as honoring Joseph Pilates himself. She enrolled in the BASI Pilates Comprehensive Teacher Training Program and has been teaching the BASI method and sharing her passion for human movement ever since.
Although she is an instructor, she remains a student of Pilates…dedicated to her own regular practice and continued education. Her past personal injuries and health issues have allowed her to bring a deeper understanding to each of her client’s sessions. She loves teaching both classes and privates, and hopes to share the many benefits Pilates has to offer.
Lori has been teaching Pilates since 2007. She was first exposed to Pilates as an alternative to a standard “Gym” workout, routine. Lori considered teaching but it was not until her Pilates instructor was no longer able to teach that she decided to get certified in an effort to continue his work; changing the bodies and lives of the people fortunate enough to have been exposed its benefits. While pursuing her BASI certification, Lori taught on a part time bases as a second job for several years and was amazed by how Pilates could not only create a fit body but a pain free body. In 2009 Lori was in a devastating motorcycle accident leaving her unable to walk for 5 months. Once she was able to walk again she decided to make Pilates her main career path. Lori experienced first hand, how her previous Pilates work contributed in her recovery. She knew that Pilates would be a part of her everyday life, forever. She wanted to share with others, her education, experience and compassion for injuries, aches, pains and general desire to live a “Free” existence; moving and living a pain free and fit life. Please join Lori in changing your mind, and your body. “Blessed are the flexible, for they shall never break.”
Wes is a recent graduate of the BASI Pilates teacher training program and an avid practitioner of Ashtanga, Baptist, Bikram, Iyengar, and Yin yoga. Wesley also enjoys participating in Crosssfit, as well as, other various boot camp style fitness classes. He is a former participant in Motocross and avid outdoorsman who served 2 enlistments in the U.S. ARMY, where he had the duty of leading morning fitness routines for fellow soldiers. Wesley believes we must make the most out of life by living a healthy and balanced life style. By living in balance we can enjoy long term physical and mental longevity.
Eunice has a BS in Atmospheric Science from University of Washington. She worked at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration before leaving to raise her 4 boys. Eunice has always been an advocate for healthy living by eating right, exercising daily and managing stress effectively through her various hobbies. Eunice started Pilates since 2006, because she suffered joint pains in her wrist, back and shoulders as a result of years of neglect on her body while raising her large family. She tried weight training, yoga and modern dance. They helped to build strength, but did not do much for her pains. In some instances, it got worse because of the stress these exercises put on her body. With Pilates, she realized the benefits very early on. She learned and experienced that building strong core muscles helped stabilize her movements and prevented her from common injuries associated with daily activities. She is stronger and has seen improvements in her range of motion, circulation, and posture. But mostly, she no longer has joint pains. She wished that she had found Pilates earlier in her life so that she did not have to go through the pains of rehabilitation. Eunice loved Pilates so much that she trained to be an instructor. She was certified with Physical Mind and continued her education in comprehensive training with Body Art and Science International. She is dedicated in continuous education and practices her discipline daily to experience the full benefits of Pilates as well as how it benefits others. She is committed to working towards creating strong healthy balanced body and mind for herself as well as for others. “I must be right. Never an aspirin. Never injured a day in my life. The whole country, the whole world, should be doing my exercises. They’d be happier.”—Joseph Hubertus Pilates, in 1965, age 86.
Sheri has a B.S. in Computer Science and Math from Elmhurst College in Illinois. She worked for a major manufacturer in sales and marketing for 15 years before leaving this career to raise her three boys. Sheri has always been passionate about exercise most of her life, playing volleyball, swimming, running, and biking in her teens and early adult years. Her passion for running unfortunately led to chronic back problems later on after having kids. When her chiropractor advised her to check into doing Pilates 6 years ago, Sheri began doing Pilates mat classes at a local YMCA. After moving to University Place, she learned about the Pilates Bodies in Motion studio where she began taking private one on one instruction, learning how to use the Pilates equipment. Sheri became intrigued by the various uses of the different Pilates equipment and how it could help her improve her core strength and reduce her back pain, so she continued on to become a certified BASI instructor, completing her certification in May 2010. She has been teaching here since January 2010 and has a passion for helping others who are dealing with back problems or just wanting to improve their overall fitness. Sheri has found Pilates to be a proactive way to help maintain the body’s daily functioning capabilities as it ages. It has helped Sheri reduce her chronic back pain, as well as increase her energy level and reduce stress. Sheri knows that Pilates is the way to help live life to the fullest and it helps her keep up with her three very active boys.
One of the hallmarks of Pilates is BALANCE… in every sense of the word. It is this balance that lead Kris to pursue Pilates as a student and as a teacher. Kris found Pilates as the ideal complement to competitive running. It helped her build strength, improve flexibility and restore muscle balance lost during many miles of running. Pilates allowed her to accomplish these goals while still making it to the next running workout without residual fatigue. The result she wasn’t expecting from Pilates was a dramatic improvement in many other areas of her life… too many to describe. But all of which brought balance to her life. Kris began to notice many positive outcomes in other clients at the studio. She was impressed with the versatility of the Pilates form of conditioning. Whether clients are just starting a fitness program, rehabilitating from injury, pursuing athletic goals, or just want to look and feel better, Pilates offers results. Kris combined her strong believe in the value of a regular Pilates practice with her enjoyment of working with people who strive for health and wellness and ultimately decided to pursue a BASI certification and teach Pilates. Helping other people discover what Pilates has to offer has become a highlight of Kris’ week. Kris is also a USATF running coach and a certified TRX instructor. She brings additional expertise in biomechanics/gait analysis, injury prevention, performance nutrition, and running/racing training plans.
BASI certified since 2007 and continued studies through courses in Costa Mesa and Body Mind Spirit conventions. Also teaching tap ballet and jazz past 20 years at Elite School of Dance in Puyallup, Wa. Earlier credits include dancing professionally in “Jubilee” Las vegas NV, “Hello Hollywood Hello” Reno NV, “Witness the Impossible” New Zealand and Dance Specialist for Bethel School District. Graduate of UNR.
My passion for the Pilates and personal wellness developed over 20+ years in the world of dance, personal injury rehabilitation and maintenance, and my past career as a personal trainer. I am continually trying to understand and appreciate the intelligence and capabilities of the human body. My study of Pilates started while I was a student at the University of Utah in the Modern Dance Department and has continued on through my education at the National Personal Training Institute and Body Arts and Science International. I strive to help others find the benefits of strength, conditioning, and body awareness. As a Pilates instructor, I combine years of education and experience to reach clientele ranging from children to seniors, athletes to post physical therapy, and so on. Pilates will not only improve your physical being but also your mental, emotional, and spiritual self. It is a way of life that I personally hold dear and hope to introduce to others.
Angie has been interested in fitness all of her life with the goal of getting some kind of certification within the fitness industry. She first learned about Pilates in 1995. While observing changes in her aerobics teacher’s body, she noticed that aerobics had made the instructor’s body quite boxy, but after doing Pilates for some time her body began to look more elongated. Angie naturally has a more muscular shape and saw the benefits of this newfound exercise. At the time, the only Pilates studios were located in Seattle. Discouraged, she made the commute to train there anyway for a short time but found it to be too costly to continue training in Seattle. Fast forward about 8 years when she found The Pilates Bodies in Motion Studio. There she began to train 3 to 4 days a week and soon enrolled in Body Arts and Science International certification program. Through hard work and dedication she has lost nearly 2o inches off of her body and has realized the true benefits Pilates has to offer in all areas of her life: mind, body and spirit. She continues to teach the BASI Pilates method and remains working toward higher education. Angie is dedicated to excellence in her training, education, and performance and takes great pride in sharing the Pilates experience.