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I'm passionate about Pilates as a form of fitness & movement that stretches, strengthens and balances the whole body. I am dedicated to providing first rate Pilates instruction in the greater Jacksonville area. As a lifelong fitness enthusiast, I suffered a serious injury from a car accident and on my path to rehabilitation I discovered Pilates. After experiencing firsthand the powerful effects the exercises had on my body and mind I've aspired to share this form of fitness and rehabilitation.
I work with a wide variety of clients including athletes, people struggling with physical ailments, such as, low back pain and other chronic conditions, as well as those dealing with specific and general areas of tightness in the body. Because of my personal experience and knowledge, I believe I excel at helping people manage pain, build strength and rediscover body movement that once seemed impossible.
I'm also a military veteran serving over 8 years in the Air Force. I was a graphic arts specialist and because of my passion for fitness accepted a special duty assignment as Fitness Director of Falcon AFB, CO for 14 months. I was responsible for the Ergonomics Testing Program that was used to determine if military personnel were at wartime ready fitness levels. I also have a BFA in Interior Design.
Pilates Method Alliance Certified Pilates Teacher (PMA®CPT now NCPT)
Comprehensively trained & Certified with Balanced Body
(Includes - Mat, Reformer, Ladder Barrel/small barrels, Chair, Cadillac & Tower)
Also, Comprehensively Trained with Polestar Pilates
SUPilates Instructor - PaddleFlow
Aerial Pilates Instructor - Pegasus Pilates
Barre Instructor - Balanced Body
Class I Paddle Board Instructor - WPA (World Paddle Association)
E- RYT200 Yoga Instructor through Yoga Den/Yoga Alliance
Level 1 & 2 Certified - OOV
Rossiter Stretch System Coach - Level 1
Member of both the Pilates Method Alliance and the Yoga Alliance.
Owner: Gola Donnelly
Certifications: Comprehensive Pilates Instructor & E-RYT200 Yoga Instructor
Pilates Haus in St Johns specializes in reformer, tower, chair, mat, aerial Pilates & stand up paddleboard Pilates. We also are now offering the Rossiter Stretch System and Pilates Teacher Training. Our goal is to provide an inviting and nurturing environment with inspired certified Pilates instructors whose passion is to help clients transform their health, fitness and well-being through the use of a contemporary and classic Pilates Method techniques. Regardless of age, level of fitness and individual goals, our mission is to empower people to reshape, re-educate, rehabilitate and rediscover the strength, freedom and vitality inside every body.
"If your spine is inflexibly stiff at 30, you are old, if it is completely flexible at 60, you are young."
Joseph H. Pilates
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