Offering group classes and Private sessions in an inviting, educational, and motivating environment. Pilates in Holland inspires wellness. Each dynamic session in the beautiful studio will feel new and unique while challenging you on the state of the art equipment.
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With gratitude in my heart, I opened Pilates in Holland in 2014. It is a wellness space where we learn to move better physically and mentally in everyday life, enhance performance, and laugh at what seems impossible. It is a privilege to help others grow their body-mind connection with Pilates principles. I have had the pleasure of knowing some clients since 2006, wonderful people inside and out. PIH is truly all ages coming together to grow and it’s an amazing thing to be a part of.
In 2009, I attended my first Pilates class with Mandy, and I knew at that very first class that Pilates would be a part of my life from then on. I felt stronger, more flexible, and more connected to my body right away, which over time has led to increased self-confidence. Mandy is so warm and welcoming and exceptionally good at fostering community, and as an instructor, it is my goal to do likewise for you. I am recognized as a Comprehensive Teacher through Balanced Body University and Master Trainer Ahmé Bovée and am a Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher. I am also a licensed Buff Bones instructor.
I have experience as a student with mat class, private sessions, group reformer, Nia, and Fierce Flow, all through Pilates in Holland. I have become a passionate student of these forms of movement and I feel it gives me a unique perspective on all we offer. When it comes to moving our bodies, it should be something we enjoy and feel good about because it means we’ll keep coming back for more. The positive effects of Pilates in my life extend far beyond the studio and it helps me realize what my body is capable of. Saying ‘YES! to the challenge of becoming nationally certified and teaching Pilates has truly been a gift and I hope you will say your own ‘yes!’ and come join me for class. I am excited to share my passion, experience, and knowledge with you.
I love the details, the nitty-gritty, of working with anatomy and technique. As a flute player and teacher, I can hear in the sound and tone of someone’s playing when small anatomy changes are made and how it helps my students achieve a better result in their playing. I love how this applies to being a Pilates student, I can see how strengthening or stretching certain muscle groups can alleviate or mitigate long-term pain and bring excellent results. This attention to detail is something I pride myself on and that I work hard to bring to my Pilates Reformer classes and private sessions.
I am recognized as a Comprehensive Teacher through Balanced Body University and Master Trainer Ahmé Bovée and NCTP nationally certified. I am also a certified Buff Bones instructor, which focuses on those with osteoporosis and osteopenia. In addition to my work at the studio, I play the flute and am on the board and staff with the Holland Symphony, I teach flute privately and help mentor young flute players in several of the local school systems. My husband and I enjoy spending time with our grandchildren and watching them explore and excel in various sports
I also work full-time as a certified professional ergonomist. The knowledge of anatomy, biomechanics, and physiology I have gained through my education in this field allows me to bring this expertise to my teaching as well.
I first discovered Pilates at Avalon School of the Arts, where my then 3-year-old daughter was taking dance classes. Mandy was offering a mat class two evenings a week and I thought, why not give this a try? This would be something for myself. I was hooked after the first class. That was 2008 and, not only have I grown in my love and understanding of Pilates, but I have had the privilege of doing this alongside an incredible teacher and friend.
No matter where I go, my journey keeps bringing me back to Pilates. After much searching and exploring it has been right in front of me the whole time. I am recognized as a Comprehensive Teacher through Balanced Body University and Master Trainer Ahmé Bovée and am a Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher.
I have my Master of Arts in Education and taught elementary and middle school for many years. I was a project manager at a graphics design firm in San Francisco until we moved to Holland on July 4, 2001, for my husband's job at Hope College. I was able to stay home with my two kids (born in 2002 and 2004) until they were both in elementary school and then started working in the office at Fellowship Reformed Church. I served as their Director of Communications for 4 years until leaving to spend 5 months in Europe during my husband's sabbatical in the fall of 2019.
When we returned from Europe, Mandy approached me about being the Creative Lead for Pilates in Holland. I couldn't have been more excited! I love the community of teachers and learners at PIH and the way it always keeps me challenged and motivated. I learn so much about my own body and how the brain and body come into balance through Pilates. I am thrilled to share everything PIH has to offer with the world.
“I first heard about Pilates watching the golf station 8 or more years ago. Sounded logical to improve core for better fitness and improve my golf game as well as my tennis matches. Turned out to be better than I could have envisioned. I am now 60 years young, still doing Pilates 2 times a week for all these years, and basically injury free when golfing, playing tennis, and biking. Thank you Mandy!!”Steve Borgman
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