Pilates Mat (Beginner Level)


This class is taught by:

Marielle Rubin

Originally from Boston, Mari is a recent Philly transplant. While she was originally fully trained on the mat through Balanced Body, she did an additional mat training and her full apparatus training through Drexel University.  Mari fell in love with Pilates a number of years ago, as the practice taught her to approach her physical and mental health in an intuitive way, and she loved how emotionally empowered and physically strong she felt after each class. She loves how precise and purposeful the practice is, and she wants her students to gain strength, stability and really challenge themselves throughout her classes. While constantly looking to help her clients challenge both their bodies and minds, Mari believes that hard work, discipline and confidence will help them accomplish their goals.

Laura Baehr

Laura Baehr began training in Pilates while rehabilitating from severe hip tendinitis. Since then she has made a full recovery and seeks to share the power of this movement system with others. Laura completed the Drexel Pilates Certification program under the direction of Jennifer Morley.     Laura Baehr is a dance artist and teacher from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She earned her dual degree in Neuroscience and Dance from Muhlenberg College and is currently pursuing her doctorate in Physical Therapy from Temple University. Laura's performance background includes concert dance, mask work and dance theater. In addition to performance and choreography, she is an adjunct dance faculty member at Eastern University, Pilates instructor at Philly Power Yoga & Thrive Pilates and Drexel University and a Dance for Parkinson’s Disease instructor.     Laura has a special interest in harnessing biomechanical awareness as a tool to increase strength, confidence, and quality of life.   

Michele Tantoco

Michele Tantoco is a dancer and movement educator living in Philadelphia, PA. Michele completed her comprehensive pilates training with Jennifer Morley at Drexel University in 2014. She is interested in the practice and teaching of movement (and it's infinite modalities/techniques) as a source of strength, communication, discovery, and creativity. Michele studied biology at Bryn Mawr College (2001) and teaches yoga, pilates, and contemporary dance technique.
This mat class is a great place to start for beginners or those new to Pilates altogether. The slower pace and modified exercises will help you to learn the system and prepare you to join open level mat classes as you progress.

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Dec 11 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Marielle Rubin
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Sat Dec 15 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Laura Baehr
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Sun Dec 16 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Marielle Rubin
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Tue Dec 18 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Marielle Rubin
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Sat Dec 22 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Laura Baehr
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Sun Dec 23 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Marielle Rubin
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Sat Dec 29 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Laura Baehr
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Sun Dec 30 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Marielle Rubin
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Sat Jan 05 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Laura Baehr
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Sun Jan 06 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Michele Tantoco
    at Thrive Pilates