|Posted on February 25, 2013 at 2:10 PM|
This weekend, Beth Self of Pilates Plus is honored to host Tracey Mallets Booty Barre Primary Certification class at Pilates Plus on March 2nd & 3rd. Beth was recently interviewed on Radio SRQ by Ann Cocoran to talk about this great event and unique exercise technique that combines dance, yoga, the ballet barre and balance. Listen to the interview on Radio SRQ!
Beth Self is the owner of Pilates Plus, has been in the Fitness Industry since 1994. She received her Group Exercise certification from AFAA-1994. She continued her professional training with the YMCA in 2002 as their Aerobic Director & Group Exercise Instructor. In 2005, she completed her Stott Pilates method of exercise training in Miami.
In 2005, with one Pilates Reformer (pilates machine) she started her Pilates business. She traveled around Sarasota and Casey Key daily into people’s home with her Reformer in tow. As her business continued to grow, in 2006 she decided to start renting a space in the Tervis Tumbler Bldg in Osprey, Fl. As her client base increased, she went from one reformer in one room, to four reformers in two rooms. She remained in the Tervis Tumbler building from 2007-2012. With the success of developing a loyal clientele, She decided to she wanted to get back to her roots and offer additional training in Group Exercise to her clients.
In April of 2012, she traveled to Miami to begin training with world renowned fitness and wellness expert, Tracey Mallett. Mallett is an International Fitness and Wellness Expert, dancer, choreographer and Master Pilates Instructor who is teaching around the world. In conjunction with Beth’s Pilates studio and background, she liked Tracey’s style of teaching and her “Booty Barre” workout because it is a combination of Pilates+Dance+Yoga. She determined the addition of Booty Barre group classes would be perfect for her clients. She completed her certification in June and she is the only Booty Barre instructor in Sarasota County.
Last July, she opened her current location, Pilates Plus, in Coral Cove Mall on South Tamiami Trail in Sarasota. Pilates Plus is a boutique fitness studio that offers training on Pilates Reformers in groups of four or in a private setting, Group Exercises classes in Mat Pilates, Booty Barre, and Cardio Pump with classes only up to 10 students at a time. Pilates Plus also offers Massage Therapy with two therapists that work 3 days a week.