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Deborah Matthews
PMA Certified Pilates Teacher

Deborah Matthews, PMA®-CPT

Master Teacher, Deborah Matthews, founded InsideOut Body Therapies in 2003 and is a highly sought after Third Generation Pilates Teacher. She initially trained at The Pilates Center of Boulder (TPC) whose owners, Amy Alpers and Rachel Segel, studied with Pilates Elder Romana Kryzanowska, a long-time student of Joseph Pilates. She completed her initial Pilates training in 1999 and the TPC Master's Program in 2008. She has also completed The Heritage Training® with Kathleen Stanford Grant lineage holder, Cara Reeser. Deborah's teaching is strongly informed by her work with Hubert Godard, Dean of Dance and Movement Analysis at the University of Paris and Rolf® Movement Instructor at The Rolf Institute®.

Before moving to Durham, Deborah lived in Colorado. She studied and worked at TPC, managed and taught GYROTONIC® at White Cloud Boulder, and was the Senior Teacher for Cara Reeser at Pilates Aligned in Denver. Deborah offers a classical, yet highly innovative approach to Pilates, with a deep understanding of the damaged body in need of rehabilitation and the everyday body in need of strength and flexibility. Her teaching is influenced by her ongoing study of therapeutic Pilates, Rolf® movement, yoga, fine arts, and the process of her own rehabilitation from many challenging physical issues, including a kidney transplant.

Deborah currently serves on the Faculty of The Pilates Center. She is the Director of the InsideOut Body Therapies Pilates Teacher Training, which is officially licensed from TPC. She is also member of the Pilates Method Alliance® and a PMA® Certified Pilates Instructor.

Deborah is a graduate of The Heritage Training. Learn more about the program and Cara Reeser by clicking the logo.


Mischa
PMA Certified Pilates Teacher

Mischa Decker, PT, DPT, OCS, PMA®-CPT

Mischa Decker, PT, DPT, OCS, PMA-CPT, co-owner of InsideOut Body Therapies, holds a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the Duke University School of Medicine and a BS in Exercise and Sport Sciences from the University of Florida, and is an Orthopaedic Certified Specialist. Mischa is a PMA® Certified Pilates Instructor and trained at The Pilates Center (TPC) of Boulder whose owners, Amy Alpers and Rachel Segel, studied with Pilates Elder Romana Kryzanowska, a long-time student of Joseph Pilates. She is a graduate of The Pilates Center's Master's Program and has been a Licensed Teacher Trainer for TPC since 2007. She co-leads the InsideOut Body Therapies Rehabilitation Mentorship Program and is Director of the Pilates-Based Physical Therapy Program.

After witnessing the effectiveness of Pilates in rehabilitating injuries during her dance career, Mischa knew she wanted to utilize the Pilates system to help others heal through movement. Mischa developed the Pilates-Based Physical Therapy Program (PBPT) at InsideOut Body Therapies in 2006. PBPT is a client-centered approach to healing grounded in the moving body that assesses and treats the whole person -- not just an injury or symptom -- through Pilates exercises and traditional physical therapy methods.

Mischa is a member of the Pilates Method Alliance®. She has training in manual therapy through Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars and Michigan State's School of Osteopathic Medicine. She is currently training on the CoreAlign system and will complete the program in 2015. She has presented across the country and her passion for health, movement and healing is conspicuous! When not at the studio, Mischa loves spending time with her husband, Adam, and their adorable son, Zaiden.


Adam

Adam Decker

Adam is a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and a certified TRX trainer. He is passionate about the fitness industry and is committed to improving the health and well-being of his clients, while having fun! He enjoys working with men and women of all ages and fitness levels, as well as with children. Adam came to personal training after 15 years as a musician. In his free time he still enjoys singing and playing with his band, Spaceship Days and spending time with his wife and son.



PMA Certified Pilates Teacher

Alli Barnes, PMA®-CPT

Alli Barnes, a former soccer player and swimmer, is a lifelong athlete with a strong passion for movement and fitness. Her active lifestyle and passion for learning complimented her transition into Pilates and Yoga. Alli began taking Pilates 5 years ago when she became bored with the regular routine of going to the gym, lifting weights and spending an hour on whatever cardio machine that was available. She quickly fell in love with the Pilates Method and the changes she observed in her own body. In addition to experiencing the fun of an invigorating workout, she began noticing improved strength and flexibility, as well as a huge decrease in her stress level.

She began her Pilates journey by earning her Beginner & Intermediate Mat Certification through Power Pilates in 2012. A year later she continued her training with The Pilates Center's Advanced Teacher Training Program at InsideOut in Durham, NC. Alli completed the 950+hour comprehensive program in 2014 and immediately began teaching at Vive Pilates and Max Pilates in Raleigh, NC.

In 2015, Alli completed an Intensive Yoga Teacher Training Program through CorePower Yoga in Boulder, CO. The program's emphasis on alignment was what attracted her to this system and upon completion of the program she had a new fondness for the practice and a deeper understanding of the benefits of yoga.

Alli is a PMA® Certified Pilates Teacher, a CorePower trained yoga instructor and is a member of the Pilates Method Alliance. She is an animal lover and has three loving and exuberant boxers named Hemi, Clutch, and Oscar who make her life anything but boring! When she's not with her pups, Alli and her fiancé, Rick enjoy going to see live music, tailgating at NC State football games and in winter snowboarding in the mountains. Alli loves the IOBT community and is excited to be able to bring her fun and energetic teaching style as well as her love of both Pilates and Yoga to InsideOut!



PMA Certified Pilates Teacher

Amy Ginsburg, Ed.D., PMA®-CPT

Amy Ginsburg, Ed.D., is a PMA® Certified Pilates Instructor and Dance Educator with extensive training in contemporary dance techniques, ballet, Laban Movement Analysis, and Ideokinesis. She completed the Comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training Program at Body Precision Pilates Studio near Philadelphia. Amy holds a B.A. in Psychology from Duke University, an M.A. in Dance from the University of Illinois, and an Ed.D. in Dance from Temple University.

Before relocating to Durham with her husband, Amy developed and directed the Dance program at Dickinson College where she was Associate Professor and Director of Dance. Since then, Amy has taught at Meredith College, Duke University, the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and she continues to serve on the Executive Committee of the American College Dance Festival Association (ACDFA). Passionate about Pilates, Amy was delighted to begin teaching at InsideOut in 2005.

Amy's work is fueled by a deep appreciation of the transformative power of movement.


Ashley
PMA Certified Pilates Teacher

Ashley Smitherman, PMA®-CPT

Ashley Smitherman is a PMA® Certified Pilates Teacher and a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill. She began taking Pilates classes in 2005 while looking for something new to complement her regular cardio & weight training sessions. She quickly fell in love with the method and was fascinated by the changes in her body. Under the direction of Deborah Matthews & Mischa Decker, Ashley completed over 900 hours of intensive education through the Pilates Center Teacher Training at IOBT. A member of the Pilates Method Alliance®, Ashley teaches a variety of mat amp; equipment classes as well as private lessons. She is passionate about sharing the joy of movement through Pilates with her clients & mentoring teacher trainee students as an advisor. In addition to teaching Pilates, Ashley is a busy mom of 2 boys, Wyatt & Yates.


Bart Matthews

Bart Matthews

Bart Matthews is a Pilates Instructor. He trained at The Pilates Center in Boulder, CO. A graduate of Duke University in biology, he has a long-standing interest in Pilates, yoga, and tai chi. He greatly enjoys including other methodologies into his teaching such as kettle bells, bosu, and joint mobilizations. His client-centered approach emphasizes innovation and experimentation. He is also an avid musician and athlete.


Carol

Carol Koch, Certified Rolfer™

Carol is a Certified Rolfer™ and graduate of the Rolf Institute of Structural Integration in Boulder, CO. She also studied at Virginia Tech and earned a degree in Biology, and pursued studies in Biochemistry & Nutrition. In addition, Carol is a licensed Medical Technologist, MT, and a member of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP).

Carol has worked primarily in the field of Immunology over the last 25 years, including HIV research at MML, solid organ transplant therapy at Florida Hospital and bone marrow transplant therapy at Duke Medical Center and was a Senior Supervisor in Quality Control at Biogen Idec, NC.


Crystal
PMA Certified Pilates Teacher

Crystal West, PMA®-CPT

Crystal West, a Raleigh native, is a PMA® Certified Pilates instructor, dance teacher, and performer. She completed the 950+ hour Pilates Center Teacher Training program at IOBT after experiencing the transformative nature of pilates on her own body and movement quality. Crystal has been dancing, teaching, choreographing, and performing her entire life, and is honored to have studied with many well known and respected artists. She was a guest artist at the Boston Conservatory during during her four year stay in Boston, MA and currently teaches dance for CC & Co Dance Complex in North Raleigh.

She holds a BA in Journalism and Mass Communication with a minor in English from UNC Chapel Hill and had a double-life as a software engineer and dancer for years until pilates simply won her over. Crystal is especially passionate about how pilates can both prevent injury and enhance performance for athletes and movement artists. When Crystal isn't in the dance studio or on the Reformer, you can find her spending time with her husband, Jeffrey, and their son, Owen, in Carrboro.


Janice Roberts

Janice Roberts was born and raised in the midwest but spent the last 30 years on the central coast of California before moving to Durham in 2014. Janice was a reading intervention and ESL teacher for 18 years- a career she chose in order to allow time for her to raise her four boys. Prior to teaching, Janice owned a natural food store and juice bar in the midwest. Holistic healing and nutrition have been her passion throughout her adult life. She received her massage certification in the early '80s and is currently training to be a health coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. Throughout all of her exciting careers, she feels her greatest calling in life is being a mother to her boys. She feels blessed to be a part of the IOBT community!


Jenna
PMA Certified Pilates Teacher

Jenna Zaloom

Jenna Zaloom completed her Masters training with The Pilates Center in Boulder and is a PMA® Certified Pilates Instructor at InsideOut Body Therapies in Durham. Ever the student, Jenna is about to embark on a new teaching adventure in 2015 that will take her to NYC to study with Cara Reeser. Her awareness and eventual interest in Pilates arose from her disappointment because of a severe knee dislocation that ended her lifelong goal to rock NYC stages as a ballerina. Jenna believes that if she had been able to work with a knowledgeable Pilates teacher consistently all those years ago, she would have gotten back en pointe. Originally certified in 2003 in NY, she completed a comprehensive Pilates program with a graduate of The Pilates Center, Boulder CO and taught part time. Over the next two years, she became mat certified with Power Pilates and was considering completing their comprehensive program before she realized that the demands of her full-time job would not allow her to continue teaching on a consistent basis. In 2010, Jenna returned to teaching at a local studio in Raleigh, but it was not until she took some classes at InsideOut that she was inspired to recertify in Pilates. While her previous training empowered her to learn the basics of the Pilates exercises, she aspired to acquire the body reading skills of her teachers, Deborah Matthews and Mischa Decker. Jenna finished the 950-hour Advanced Teacher Training program at InsideOut in 2012. She remains an active student of Pilates. Jenna is an UNC grad, a dog lover, a chocolate milk and chip addict, a faerie godmother to her nephew Max, half of the musical duet Mercurial and Evenkeel, a writer, and a grateful member of the InsideOut community.


Jessica
PMA Certified Pilates Teacher

Jessica Satterlee, PMA®-CPT

Jessica is a Pilates Method Alliance® Certified Pilates Teacher and is InsideOut's Pilates Teacher Training Coordinator. Jessica fell in love with Pilates after her very first class. Pilates exceeded any expectation she had ever had for exercise and it became an addiction - an addiction to health, happiness, and balance. Jessica's passion for Pilates and her desire to share that passion with others led her to complete The Pilates Center Teacher Training at InsideOut. Pilates has changed Jessica both physically and mentally and she aspires for that change in her clients.

Jessica's other enduring passion is for baking. She loves to see the smiles of friends and family when she shares her creations with them. Visit her cookie kitchen for more information.


Jude

Jude Roman, MSOM, MSPT, LAc, Dipl OM

Jude earned a BS at James Madison University in Health and Human Sciences in 1993 with a core study of Athletic Training. He then obtained his Masters of Physical Therapy from Old Dominion University in 1995 and worked extensively in outpatient orthopaedic and geriatric health settings. He received his Masters in Oriental Medicine from the International Institute of Chinese Medicine in 2000 and is nationally certified by NCCAOM in Acupuncture, Chinese herbology, and Oriental Medicine. In 1999, he completed studies in Acupuncture and Chinese herbology in China at the Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He is licensed as an acupuncturist and herbalist in North Carolina. He specializes in treating musculo-skeletal disorders, internal medicine, and allergies.

He began studying Tai Chi Chuan and Qi Gong in 1996 with Dr. Robert Carpenter DOM of New Mexico. During this time he studied, Yang style long form, fast form, push hands, Yang style sword form and Taoist qi gong. In 2001, he began studying with Master Wei Lun Huang of Miami, Florida. From Master Huang he has continued to refine and expand on the yang style long form while developing his qi gong exercises to open and strengthen the body. In addition, he has studied Liu He Ba Fa, Yang style fast form, classical push hands and tai chi applications.


Katie
PMA Certified Pilates Teacher

Katherine (Katie) Baker, PT, DPT, CSCS

Katie moved to Durham in 2009 to continue her career as an accountant. Shortly after her arrival, Katie, an avid runner, biker, skier, scuba diver and yoga participant, decided to pursue a profession in Physical Therapy; supporting her love of a healthy, active lifestyle and physical-mental balance. Katie is a 2014 graduate of Duke University's Doctorate of Physical Therapy program and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Upon graduating from Duke, she immediately approached InsideOut Body Therapies for an opportunity to work in an environment that matched her philosophy of whole person wellness. Katie has competed in 5K and 10K running events since high school. She finished her first marathon in May 2014 and is training for the 2015 Boston Marathon. Katie is excited to use her love of exercise and mental balance to help clients achieve their goals for health, fitness, strength and flexibility.


Kim

Kim Crowley

Kim Crowley is a North Carolina native who grew up enjoying life near the coast. She graduated from Meredith College and spent 15 years working in marketing, advertising and office administration. Kim spent the last several years at home raising her two young boys while teaching preschool music classes. Kim's favorite pastimes include hiking, reading, singing and playing music, cooking, playing with her boys, and enjoying the NC coast and mountains as much as possible. Kim is thrilled to be working in a health-minded atmosphere and loves taking pilates and yoga!



KimLien
PMA Certified Pilates Teacher

KimLien LaFitte, LMBT, BCSI

KimLien combines her knowledge of anatomy and kinesiology, a grounded analytical mind, keen artistic observational skills, and an intuitive and compassionate nature to assess the structural and energetic body. KimLien gives her clients the information and guidance they need to heal, integrate and transform themselves.KimLien is a Board Certified Structural Integrator in the Rolf tradition of Structural Integration(NCLMBT #6058) and has further training in Neural and Visceral Manipulation. She graduated from The Pilates Center Intermediate Pilates Teacher Training Program and is currently studying with Cara Reeser in the Kathy Grant Heritage Training. Her studies have given her a deep understanding of how working with the body and mind can free the body of long-held, maladaptive patterns and resulting pain. She developed Body Systems Integration(BSI) as a way to combine her skills and knowledge of manual and movement therapies into one system.


Instructor

Lori Ginsberg, PT, MPT

Lori Ginsberg, PT, MPT has been a physical therapist for 17 years, specializing in Pilates-based physical therapy since 2006. While working at the University of Minnesota and the University of Chicago orthopedics clinics, she developed a solid foundation of skills and experience with complex musculoskeletal issues. She brought those skills into smaller clinical settings since, sought after by "puzzling" patients who have tried, and failed, traditional PT. Since becoming Pilates certified through Balanced Body she has combined her expertise in human movement, manual therapy and innovative Pilates exercises to help patients achieve optimal strength, stability and function. Her passion is in helping people clearly identify, and then achieve, their health and fitness goals. She has recently become trained on the CoreAlign, an innovative piece of equipment that emphasizes upright posture to improve strength, balance, alignment and functional movement.

A breast cancer survivor, Lori is uniquely qualified to work with those undergoing chemotherapy, radiation and/or post- mastectomy. She credits Pilates-based movement for much of her success in the battle against cancer.

Lori earned her Masters of Physical Therapy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her undergraduate degree at The University of San Diego. She lives with her husband and 2 daughters in Cary and enjoys spending her free time driving soccer carpools.


PMA Certified Pilates Teacher
PMA Certified Pilates Teacher

Lorien Armour, PMA®-CPT

Lorien Armour, PMA-CPT was certified to teach Pilates through The Pilates Center Teacher Training Program. Although she has always been interested in exercise and movement, she was especially drawn to Pilates because of the therapeutic aspects that allowed her to stay active while healing a series of injuries in 2006. So, while she does enjoy teaching Pilates to those who just want a good workout, she also loves to help those who are working through injuries or other conditions keeping them from their full potential.


Megan

Megan McCoy, PT, DPT

Megan McCoy, PT, DPT moved to Durham from Atlanta, after graduating from Emory's Doctorate of Physical Therapy program.

After moving to Durham, she completed The Pilates Center's 12-month Advanced Teacher Training Program at InsideOut in 2012. She loves the versatility of Pilates Based Physical Therapy and how effective it can be for any type of patient- whether she is helping someone get back to their favorite activity, guiding someone with chronic pain or teaching one how to use a particular body part again.

When she's not at IOBT, Megan loves to spend time with her husband, Cameron, daughter Georgia and their three German Shorthair Pointers. They enjoy any outdoor activities, road races, cycling and taking weekend trips to explore! Megan is currently accepting new Pilates-based PT clients as well as those looking to improve and/or maintain their fitness level through Pilates.


Matthew

Matthew Fecteau, LMBT

Matt is a NC Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist (#14262). Matt also currently works at Duke University's Center for Cognitive Neuroscience as a Project Coordinator in a research lab examining how learning and memory are affected by emotions. His background in science informs his approach to the art of bodywork. He attempts to marry traditional therapies with contemporary scientific evidence to achieve the most effective results.

Matt is an avid cyclist and runner, he has completed a number of marathons and ultramarathons (any distance beyond a marathon). He discovered that regular massage helped him to recover from training and races and also helped him achieve his personal health goals. He sees all his clients as athletes and is passionate about helping them achieve their goals through increased body awareness and pain-free activity. Matt is a Certified Active Release Technique® provider and a member of the ART Ironman® Provider Network. He also includes Active Isolated Stretching, Myofascial/Deep Tissue, and Swedish massage methods in his practice.


Michael Dorman, RYT

Michael Dorman, RYT, took his first yoga class in 2003, has been a devoted student of Anusara® Yoga since 2005. He earned Anusara-Inspired Yoga Teacher status in April, 2009, after much study with his primary teachers, Paul & Sommer Sobin and Lila Brown, as well as Anusara® Founder, John Friend.

Anusara® Yoga's heart-centered practice has helped him forge a strong connection between his mind and body, find a place of confidence and calm from which to act, and to connect more closely with others, especially the local Anusara® community. When not on the mat, he works to find the yoga in his marriage, cats, cooking, programming computers, playing very loud electric guitar, and doing drop-backs from diving boards.


RJ Lisander

RJ Lisander, RYT 500, has been practicing yoga for over 10 years and shares with her classes her love of the practice of yoga through the integration breath work, yoga postures, mudra and yoga nidra /guided meditation, while delicately weaving anatomical and physiological information with the philosophy of yoga to inform her classes of the flow they are experiencing. Influenced by the grounding of her yoga therapy background and the energetic, vinyasa-like rhythm of Prana Flow®, RJ's classes provide balance and an overall feeling of well-being. Come and experience the transformation that occurs when the mind, body and breath are aligned.

RJ's guided meditations all draw from her personal practice and experiences. Her ability to weave imagery with the methodology associated with guided meditation allow practitioners to rest in a space of safety and exploration.

RJ is a member of International Association of Yoga Therapists, Yoga Alliance and is CPR AED certified.

RJ holds a 200-hour Prana Flow® teacher certification from Evolve Movement, Raleigh, NC and is working toward her 1000-hour certification in yoga therapy through a combination of intensive study with Joseph and Lillian LaPage at Kripalu and internship. RJ completed Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra Meditation training with Jennifer Reiss in June 2013. Additionally, RJ holds a Bachelors of Arts in English with a minor in Creative Writing from West Virginia University.


Samantha Chase
PMA Certified Pilates Teacher

Samantha Chase

Samantha Chase is a Pilates Method Alliance® Certified Pilates Teacher and owner of Full Circle Pilates in Raleigh, NC. She has been practicing Pilates since 2004 and after experiencing positive changes in her physical fitness level as well as benefiting from an improved mind/body connection, she decided to embark on a new career to share her experiences with others. Samantha earned her Mat Certification from Power Pilates in 2011 and continued her training with The Pilates Center's Teacher Training Program at InsideOut. Samantha graduated from the 950-hour Advanced Teacher Training program in 2013. Through both classical and innovative approaches, Samantha hopes to not only assist clients in reaching their physical fitness goals, but also aid clients in body rehabilitation efforts.