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Clare Riordan is a Balanced Body trained Pilates Instructor and has a passion for discovering and sharing the complexities of the body with people. Clare helps clients unlock their potential for increased flexibility, toning and core strength through safe, challenging individual or group workouts.
Clare has completed her Master’s Degree in Human Development with an emphasis on Wellness Management. She is also a Board Certified Holistic Health Coach (AADP) through the world-renowned Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Clare is the founder and owner of The Definery, LLC, a personalized coaching program that empowers women to achieve their health and wellness goals to create their ideal lifestyle.
Clare enjoys incorporating her two passions, health and Pilates, to assist people in their journey towards living balanced lives.
Kathy discovered Pilates in 1995 while studying and training in ballet. She felt the benefits of Pilates as her alignment, flexibility, endurance, and overall strength improved. She furthered her dance career becoming a competitive ballroom dancer. Kathy became a three-time United States Ballroom Smooth champion from 2000-2002. She found Pilates to be the perfect compliment for her ballroom training.
After retiring from dance, she focused on her family and raising her two daughters. She continued practicing Pilates and decided to further her education and share the amazing benefits with others. She completed her comprehensive teacher certification through Balanced Body in 2011.
Shannon first became introduced to Pilates while studying dance in college. After completing her undergraduate degree in Dance from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte she began her training through the STOTT Pilates Method.
After earning her certification as a Level 1 Reformer and Mat instructor in 2008 she has since continued her training working with special populations including Pre-Post Natal, Athletic Conditioning, Intermediate Chair, and Total Barre™. She completed the Balanced Body Bridge Program in 2019 as well as completing the Bodhi Suspension System Training. In 2012, she earned her 200 hour Registered Yoga Training from the Green Lotus Yoga and Healing Center.
Shannon loves being able to help guide others on how to find what works for their specific body. She teaches modifications or challenges within the repertoire so clients feel confident and capable in their body as they access the strength they have within.