Sylvia Byrd-LeitnerSylvia Byrd-Leitner, MFA, CPT, RYT, Master Pilates Teacher, Co-Director Balanced Body Pilates Teacher Training Program at Pilates Core Center

Sylvia Byrd-Leitner is an impassioned instructor. Her goal is to share the wealth of knowledge she has accumulated throughout her life in the field of movement. As an undergraduate she worked as a physical therapist's aide at Moss Rehab in Philadelphia. She went on to earn her MFA in Dance/Movement from Temple University. She has performed and choreographed nationally and spent 5 years teaching dance at Rowan University before opening her own Pilates Studios. She has been teaching Pilates for 14 years. She is a registered Yoga teacher and continues to study movement and anatomy with some of the foremost and inspiring instructors internationally. What motivates her most is the joy of movement. Her keen eye has helped her bring awareness to her clients, helping them to focus on the details of their bodies in motion. As Joseph Pilates said, "A few well-designed movements, properly performed in a balanced sequence, are worth hours of doing sloppy calisthenics or forced contortion."

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Cara ColacchioCara Colacchio - Pilates Instructor

Cara is an apprentice in the Pilates Core Center mentorship program working towards comprehensive certification. She turned to Pilates as a way to cope with declining mobility due to rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia. Cara fell in love with Pilates ability to make movement accessible for all shapes, sizes and abilities.

A dedicated student for 5 years, Cara is excited to share the transformative benefits of Pilates with others.

Stacy CovelliStacy Covelli - Pilates Instructor

Stacy is a Shawnee High School Graduate, and lives in Cherry Hill. Stacy has enjoyed being able to share the gift of fitness and helping others stay fit and active for 20+ years. Her passion for movement comes from a dance background which she incorporates into designing her Pilates and workout routines. Stacy holds certifications in Balanced Body Pilates Reformer & Pilates Mat, as well as a variety of fitness certifications i.e. AEA, Arthritis Foundation, MOSSA, Les Mills, Silver Sneakers, Johnny G Spinning and Indoor Cycling. Stacy enjoys spending time with her family, sailing, playing golf, traveling, and going to the beach.

Shena FaithShena Faith - Pilates Instructor; RYT, M. Ed. Physical Education

Shena began her journey with fitness in 2004. She earned B.A. in Exercise Science from Rowan University and M. Ed. in Physical Education from Valdosta State University. She is a certified personal trainer, TRX instructor, 200 hour yoga teacher, and Pilates instructor.

She spent the last two and a half years serving as a Physical Health & Wellness Coach for a major non-profit. Prior to that she lived in Australia for three years where she managed a local fitness center and provided fitness training for young tennis athletes. Shena has also worked at several universities managing campus recreation fitness and wellness programs.

Carole Gorman-SwiftCarole Gorman-Swift - RYT and Master Pilates Instructor

Carole has been involved with dance, sports and exercise since a young age. She began her dance training in her hometown of Detroit, Michigan and as a college student moved to the Philadelphia area where she continued her dance and exercise training @ West Chester and Temple Universities.

Carole graduated with a B.S. in Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance from WCU and M.Ed. in Dance with an emphasis in Exercise Physiology from TU. Teaching dance in the performing arts and physical education departments of Cherry Hill East brought her to New Jersey and eventually Haddonfield where she owned her own dance studio for twenty plus years.

Carole has been @ PC2 since 2007. As a Master Pilates instructor she is comprehensively certified through Balance Body and trained in Core Align. There is a constant stream of encouragement throughout Carole’s classes and she brings a positive spirit to every session to keep sessions new, challenging and always catering to her clients’ needs.

Alexis GosewischAlexis Gosewisch, Pilates Instructor

Alexis has been an avid Pilates student for 15 years. She has shared her love and passion for the art as a teacher for 10 years. As a student of dance throughout most of her life, Pilates was the perfect transition after having her children. Alexis received Balance Body Pilates teacher training in Mat and Reformer through Pilates Core Center. She has worked with high school and college athletes, helping them find a balance to their intense training. She believes that Pilates Mind, Body, and Spirit connection are the ultimate way to strengthen your body and soul. She finds great joy in helping others, especially at Pilates Core Center. Alexis holds a BA in International Relations from the University of Delaware. She resides in Medford, NJ with her husband and three sons. When she is not in the Pilates studio you can find her cheering her boys on the field, volunteering at church and in her hometown.

Diane GrossmanDiane Grossman, RYT, CHHC, AADP - Business Manager, Health Coach

Diane's expertise is in business development, operations and management. Her career accomplishments range from the establishment of individual businesses and partnerships to a leadership role in a Fortune 100 global corporation. After being introduced to Pilates and yoga to strengthen her shoulder and rotator cuff weakness and deal with stress, Diane fell in love with the benefits she felt immediately. She has been practicing now for over 10 years. Diane is trained to teach Pilates Group Reformer I and has completed her yoga teacher training through Flossie Park. She is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and received her training at Institute of Integrative Nutrition (IIN) in New York City. She is certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners and has obtained Continuing Education Units from Purchase College, State Univerity of New York.  Diane offers health coaching to individuals and groups. She enjoys sharing her passion for living a healthier lifestyle with her clients, family and friends.

Huiling Lockard (Jayde)Huiling "Jayde" Lockard - Studio Administrator, Reflexologist, Chinese Bodywork

Jayde recently arrived in the U.S. from Harbin China. She has many years of experience managing spas/salons in Beijing. She brings those skills to Pilates Core Center and is responsible for the COVID protocols within the studio. In addition, Jayde, has two Third Level/Senior Skill Occupational Qualification Certificates issued by The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, The People's Republic of China. She currently offers Reflexology by appointment and will be adding other Chinese bodywork/skincare treatments in the future.

Jessica MossJessica Moss - Master Pilates Instructor and Professional Dancer, Co-Director Balanced Body Pilates Teacher Training Program at Pilates Core Center

Jessica is a professional modern dancer, teacher and choreographer who began her Pilates training as a way to improve strength and flexibility for dance. Jessica incorporates her experience with Laban Movement Analysis, Bartenieff Fundamentals and functional anatomy into her Pilates practice to develop movement efficiency and muscle release. She completed her Pilates training in 2004 from Pilates Master, Karen Carlson, with whom she continues to study. She has worked at The Pilates Core Center since 2009, teaching group classes and private sessions. In March 2014 Jessica became a Balanced Body faculty member and now teaches Pilates Instructor Training and Anatomy in 3 Dimensions to aspiring Pilates teachers. Jessica is also certified by PMA®, The Pilates Method Alliance and by ACE, The American Council on Exercise.

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Diane MylesDiane Myles, BASI Method Pilates Teacher Master Level, 1st Kyu red/black belt in Kenpo Karate

Diane has over 30 years of movement experience and holds many certifications over a broad spectrum of fitness related modalities. She expressed her passion for movement starting at a young age through dance and cheerleading carrying that passion into a successful career within the fitness industry. She was introduced to Pilates 20 years ago and recognized this form of exercise as a natural compliment to other forms of fitness and movement that would also appeal to sports enthusiasts. Diane found teaching Pilates fulfilled her passion to help others. Her attention to detail in both construction of her class and focus on her student’s form creates a well-rounded experience. Her goal for each student is to see results and feel good. She strongly believes in the principles Joseph Pilates put in place many years ago.

Casey Van NewenhizenCasey Van Newenhizen - Master Pilates Instructor

Casey Van Newenhizen is from Atco, NJ and holds a B.A. in Dance with a concentration in Pre-Physical Therapy from Stockton University. Casey’s interest in Pilates was sparked at Bates Dance Festival in 2017. After graduating from Stockton, Casey got her Pilates certification through the Drexel Pilates Training Program. For her, the combination of dance, physical therapy, and Pilates is a well rounded way to promote dance wellness and injury prevention. Casey loves how Pilates brings a balance of mind, body, and spirit and really helps the body to be as functional as possible. In addition to teaching Pilates, Casey is also a freelance dancer in the Philadelphia area, teaches dance, and works in a physical therapy office."


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