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An Introduction To Pilates Equipment a 4 Week Series

This class is taught by:

Gina Nostrant

Gina Nostrant, the owner of Main Line Pilates since 2005, is a lifelong athlete and wellness enthusiast. She has been taking Pilates since 2000 and has been teaching since 2002. She received her certification from the highly regarded Body Precision Pilates Studio Teaching Certification Program in Rosemont, PA. In an effort to continue her learning and training, Gina takes weekly Pilates classes and private lessons. As she continues to grow healthier and stronger, so do her clients.

Along with her love for Pilates, she is passionate about mindfulness and wellness. Sharing this love is truly a part of her life plan. Helping people make positive and lasting changes in their physical, emotional and spiritual well-being is what her work is all about.

Whether its losing weight, raising children or experiencing a family cancer diagnosis, Gina knows first hand the importance of natural solutions to health challenges. She began studying and using essential oils in 2015. Though she was skeptical at first, she quickly became a believer as she saw the incredible impact the use of oils had (and still have) on her life, her family’s lives and the lives of her many devoted clients. As an Aroma Touch Technique Practitioner she provides a "massage like" experience using essential oils. Some of the wonderful benefits of this practice include reduced stress, a supported immune system, reduced inflammation thus bringing balance and homeostasis to your cells.

Growing up in a very positive household, Gina learned early on that words and thoughts have power and create a vibration. We become our most dominate thoughts. As an 'Achieve Today' Certified Law of Attraction Coach, Gina shows her client how to manifest what they want in their life by helping them identify and clear limiting beliefs.

Suzanne O Olson

With over 20 years in the fitness industry, Suzanne possesses a broad background and expertise as fitness club owner, fitness education conference producer & educator in the fitness arena.

Suzanne owned clubs in the Washington DC and Richmond, Va area for 10 years, Contours, known for outstanding group exercise programs. Co-founder/owner and producer of DCAC Fitness Education Conferences in Washington DC, Richmond, VA & Houston, TX for 17 years, Suzanne has extensive fitness program knowledge. ACE, AFAA, Spin, Barre & Pilates certified, Suzanne has traveled on a national basis presenting fitness education workshops and as an AFAA Certification Specialist and Trainer. Additionally, Suzanne has studied the Pilates Method for 10 years with various training organizations and is a fully certified instructor with the Body Precision Pilates training program. She has also written several fitness articles featured in American Fitness,Shape Magazine and was Fitness Blog Editor for Also, Suzanne has starred, presented and created programs for several fitness workout videos/DVDs.

Presently, Suzanne resides in the Philadelphia area with her husband and triplet boys where she was employed as Group Exercise, Barre and Pilates Director at Club La Maison Health and Fitness Center. Currently, she is Training and Program Director at Purenergy Fitness Studio in Paoli, Pa.

In her spare time, Suzanne is a competitive USTA tennis player with a 4.5 rating, co-captain to two USTA national teams, Deltri Division one Captain & coaches the Westtown School Girls' Tennis Team.

Brenda Elko

Brenda Elko is AFAA certified & has over 20 years experience in the fitness industry managing & instructing group fitness programs in Milwaukee, Connecticut, & locally from Great Valley & Paoli Health Clubs, The Edge in Frazer & Exton, Volant in Downingtown, & most recently Fairmount Athletic Club.

As a competitive swimmer in high school in Rio de Janeiro, Brenda has always loved athletics, but coincidentally began her passion for fitness classes at Suzanne Olson's studio in Washington, DC. Upon moving away from the DC area, she managed several group fitness programs in the Milwaukee area while obtaining a master's degree in Human Resources from Marquette University & a bachelor's degree from Georgetown University.

Brenda holds certifications in: Pilates Full Equipment & Mat, Zumba programs, Bokwa Dance Fitness, PowerStrike Kickboxing, Atletica, Barre Fitness, Yogafit, Crossfit, Spin Star 3, Aerial Yoga, Core Align, Aerial Yoga, Body Pump & has developed many other programs throughout the years.

Her previous career of 15 years was with the Central Intelligence Agency where she worked for Ben Affleck's character in the movie Argo. She was undercover traveling to many parts of the world during most of her Agency career until her last assignment in Human Resources where she managed the diversity program.

Brenda has been married for 31 years & enjoys traveling & the outdoors with her husband. 

Valerie Grant

Teaching fitness since 1988, Valerie is an international presenter at Fitness conferences, a 500hr RYT with the Yoga Alliance in addition to holding the prestigious PMA (Pilates method Alliance) certification as well as AFAA, ACE, Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Rehab, TRX, Aerial Yoga and Pilates for Golf certifications. She is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner and a CPR/First Aid instructor for the American Red Cross. Valerie’s specialty is taking the esoteric tenets of The Feldenkrais Method to the fitness world, sharing practical tips for both the group fitness and personal training market. She was voted Best Posture Coach in Philly Magazine 2010 for her unique approach to blending optimal function based upon each individuals specific physiological abilities and or limitations.
Anytime you are using equipment in Pilates, it is a tool to help you find the right muscles while using proper breathwork. Our equipment classes will Increase flexibility, strength and stamina, while improving body alignment, coordination, and balance. The result of this workout on a regular basis is a uniformly developed body with stronger core and back muscles.
This 4 week series will help you get familiar with Pilates equipment training so you can attend any of the group sessions. Before you take any of our Group Equipment classes you will need to take the Introduction to Pilates Equipment Series or purchase 3 Private Sessions.

Upcoming classes:

  • Wed Jan 16 10:00 am - 10:55 am with Gina Nostrant
  • Thu Jan 17 7:00 am - 7:55 am with Gina Nostrant
  • Sat Jan 19 10:30 am - 11:25 am with Suzanne O Olson
  • Sun Jan 20 11:30 am - 12:30 pm with Brenda Elko
  • Mon Jan 21 9:00 am - 9:55 am with Gina Nostrant
  • Tue Jan 22 9:30 am - 10:25 am with Valerie Grant
  • Tue Jan 22 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm with Suzanne O Olson
  • Wed Jan 23 10:00 am - 10:55 am with Gina Nostrant
  • Thu Jan 24 7:00 am - 7:55 am with Gina Nostrant
  • Sat Jan 26 10:30 am - 11:25 am with Suzanne O Olson
  • Sun Jan 27 11:30 am - 12:30 pm with Brenda Elko
  • Mon Jan 28 9:00 am - 9:55 am with Gina Nostrant
  • Tue Jan 29 9:30 am - 10:25 am with Valerie Grant
  • Tue Jan 29 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm with Suzanne O Olson
  • Wed Jan 30 10:00 am - 10:55 am with Gina Nostrant
  • Thu Jan 31 7:00 am - 7:55 am with Gina Nostrant
  • Sat Feb 02 10:30 am - 11:25 am with Suzanne O Olson
  • Sun Feb 03 11:30 am - 12:30 pm with Brenda Elko