Michelle Deer- Owner, Comprehensive Pilates Instructor
My love of Pilates began with my first class and has grown into becoming a Comprehensive Pilates Instructor. I was looking for a way to strengthen my body and what I found with Pilates is the ability to strengthen with control while gaining flexibility. I had NO idea a body could move in such a way. In January 2013 when offered the chance to help others I quickly jumped at the opportunity and started my training to become a Pilates Instructor. In March 2014, I passed my practical exam and was awarded my Comprehensive certificate.MY ultimate Pilates goal is to become a team trainer.
I love working with Athletes, but also enjoy post rehab work helping those recovering from injuries. There is no better feeling then watching a client walk without pain, no longer having the fear of falling because their balance is off, or going up and down stairs with no knee trouble.
In addition to my comprehensive certification, I also bring with me certificates in BioCored, Arcus, Anatomy in 3D, Yoga Fit and Neuro Movement. I’ve attended The McEntire Summit specifically for Golf, completed courses in Osteoporosis, and beginner/advanced Jump Board, and Core Align.
Pelvic floor specialist,
Prenatal & Postpartum
Koren found her love of movement at a young age when she started dancing. As she grew the passion grew with her into adulthood; but injuring her knee at 18 she assumed movement was not her future. That is, until she found Pilates. Only a few years after the injury Koren started to work with Erin Wetzel, of Core Arts Pilates, and found the healing that could be in movement. She worked with Erin through her first pregnancy and early postpartum months; finding the movement to reward her both physically and emotionally.
After her second birth Koren decided to take the step to become a Pilates instructor herself and signed up for training as soon as she could. She found Melissa (Owner and founder of Intelligent Exercise LLC) and has been going through the Balanced Body training’s since 2013.
Her true passion work is with women transitioning into motherhood and finding the beauty in their transformed body after baby arrives. She has been studying the work of Carolyn Anthony, to expand her understanding of the women's body function and how to effectively assist women in their birth preparation and recovery through movement
Rachel Tice- Yoga Instructor,
Licensed Massage, Reiki & CranioSacral Therapist
Rachel is a Licensed Myomassologist (Massage Therapist) whom is also trained in Yoga Instruction. Rachel completed her Myomassology diploma in 2013 from Irene’s Myomassology Institute and Yoga Teacher Training through YogaFit in 2017. Rachel tailors each massage to each individual client’s needs. She has furthered her training in CranioSacral Therapy through Upledger International Institute. Some of the additional massage and energy work modalities she has training in are: prenatal/labor massage, side lying massage, TMJ Dysfunction, Reflexology, energy balancing, Chakra balancing, Shiatsu, Lymphatic Drainage, Sports Massage, and Stretching. In addition to the many massage modalities Rachel is also a Level 3 Reiki Practitioner. She enjoys aiding clients in increasing range of motion and alleviate muscular pain.
Yoga has been a passion of hers for many years. She has practiced with Stephanie Manor and Natalie Guy-Hazard through Manor Yoga for a period of time as well as through Starseed Yoga of Canton, MI with Leah Slagenwhite, Linnie Briley and Reyna Trevino. She participates in many Yoga events around Southern Michigan and has been implementing Yoga into her massage client “homework” to aid her client in getting the best care possible.
Rachel has been with Intelligent Exercise since 2017 where she leads tailored classes and private session to the student needs.
Theresa Horne- Fitness Coach & Sports Nutritionist
Theresa is a Certified Personal Trainer, Fitness Nutrition Specialist (National Academy of Sports Medicine) and certified group fitness instructor (NETA). Her goal is to provide an on ramp to fitness for all levels of ability. Theresa's aim is to coach her students to be their best and loves to see people embrace their strength and fitness.
Theresa is offering personal training session in a one on one or duet (group of two with similar ability level) format. She teaches various strength training and circuit training classes including group strength training, boot camp, and HIIT (high intensity interval training)
Brooke Luppo - Pilates Apprentice
In early 2010, I took my first Pilates class. A love and passion quickly grew. I was amazed at not only how my body, but my mind responded.
I have practiced over the years, and had always "dreamed" of becoming an instructor. In May of 2018, while in a session with Michelle and a casual conversation, I mentioned just that. Two days later I was enrolled and attending training through Balanced Body.
I am looking forward to continuing my training and sharing with others how beneficial Pilates is to our daily lives.
Dominique Linden - Licensed Massage Therapist
I graduated from the Ann Arbor Institute of Massage Therapy in 2012 and am certified in Neuromuscular therapy and Swedish massage. I pride myself on being able to relax and pamper as well as work out tension that has long plagued my clients. Over the years I have taken many continuing education courses to advance my knowledge of the body. What I do is not just a job, it is work I feel very strongly about. I love what I do, and I strive to make every massage exactly what my client is looking for.
Marina Maier- Eating Psychology Coach
Unfortunately, these days food and body challenges have become a widespread, common issue. Around the age of 13 is when I first remember feeling that my body wasn't good enough and that I had to fix it and change it. I believed that when I achieved the "perfect body", I would finally love myself and everything would be ok...
Almost 30 years of struggling with food, body, weight and body image finally led me to the Institute for the Psychology of Eating and to becoming an Eating Psychology Coach. What started out as an effort to heal my own unhappy relationship with food and my body, has developed into a deep desire to help others do the same.
As an Eating Psychology Coach, I work with overeating, binge eating, emotional eating, weight and body image concerns. I help my clients make connections between what’s going on in their lives and in their inner world and if that could be affecting or even causing their food and body challenges, so they can finally begin to heal.
Life is too short to be at war with food and our body! If you’ve been struggling, I’d love to be of service.