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MIchelle Gass
Pilates Instructor
MELT® Instructor, Foam Roller and Hand & Foot, Certified 2013
TRX® Suspension Training Certified 2011
Posture Alignment Specialist, Level 1 and Level 2, certified by Egoscue University®, 2009 - 2010
STOTT PILATES® Rehabilitation Certified Instructor, 2008
(Fully Certified in Mat and Equipment)
Polestar Certified Pilates Practitioner of Rehabilitation, 2003
(Fully Certified in Mat and Equipment)
PhysicalMind Institute Certified Pilates Instructor, 2001
(Fully Certified in Mat and Equipment)
Masters of Physical Therapy, Emory University, 1992
About Michelle Gass
Michelle has combined a lifetime of fitness with the joy of teaching and helping others in the areas of healthcare and fitness for over 20 years.
She draws from her knowledge of anatomy, movement, and fitness skills to provide Pilates and Egoscue® postural alignment programs to suit any level of ability. She is adept at teaching a diverse clientele ranging from athletes (runners, skiers, golfers, surfers, equestrians, kayakers, etc.) to clients in their 80’s.
Michelle applies a variety of Pilates training techniques including Polestar, STOTT PILATES®, and PhysicalMind to her practice.  These approaches combine traditional Pilates with modern principles of exercise science. Michelle stays current with new developments in the field through workshops and is working toward additional certifications.
Her caring, encouraging teaching style, keen eye for movement, and attention to detail helps clients improve their body awareness and alignment.  She enjoys creating unique exercise modifications to promote greater ease of movement and healthy biomechanics.
Michelle is dedicated to personalizing exercise programs to help each client reach their full potential in the studio and carry those skills over to everyday activities and sports.
Phone: 503.522.8772
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