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All instructors at Copper Crane aim to bring you classes and sessions that offer engaging movement that challenges the mind/body connections.  They are passionate about Pilates and what it can offer and will always strive to help every client feel comfortable and confident in the studio and and in their own bodies.

Laura has been practicing Pilates for over a decade. She was introduced to reformer Pilates, specifically, by a physical therapist, who recommended it as a way of strengthening her core following a car accident. She instantly fell in love with it, and has made reformer Pilates part of her almost daily routine.

Reformer Pilates not only improved her strength and flexibility - it also changed the way she carried herself, helped her connect to her body, and gave her a way to center herself. Laura, who had experience in both the Stott and Balanced Body methods of reformer Pilates, decided to further her practice by enrolling in Balanced Body’s Reformer Instructor Training. She is studying under Master Instructor Maria Leone, and has completed the majority of the reformer Pilates curriculum. Laura previously taught a TRX class at a local fitness center, and is excited to find herself working with students again, exploring Pilates instruction as a second career.

Bettina spent more than a decade swimming professionally both internationally and collegiately at UNH. After her career as an athlete, she started exploring more wellness oriented movement, in which she discovered Pilates. She has always been passionate about wellbeing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, so

it was natural that she found an interest in pursuing her Pilates Instructor training. She continues to deepen her studies with instructor training and workshops through Balanced Body at Boston Body Pilates, in addition to having done mentoring with top certified Pilates Instructors. Bettina has completed instructor training courses in Mat, Reformer and Tower, and she is currently working towards her comprehensive certification. She brings experience having taught Pilates at several local studios and gyms.

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