My passion for health and wellness began early caring for patients and working along side surgeons. I wanted to help patients before, during, and after medical care to improve their daily living activities (ADL) through functional, intelligent exercise. My training within the Pilates Method, coupled with my medical background, enables me to understand, empathize, and design the optimal program for each client. The Pilates method is truly a genius, continuously evolving repertoire, that allows me to teach to my clients that best suits their needs. I am passionate about educating fellow fitness professionals to continue their growth and advancement in the Pilates field.
PMA-CPT, PAI Master Instructor, PINK RIBBON, GARUDA, ACSM
Mandy a New Jersey native, was first introduced to Pilates while cross training as a Radio City Rockette and credits this modality to keeping her healthy and strong for 6 seasons. Her 10 year professional dance career has taken her all over the world working in various places as Paris, Belgium, Tokyo, Scotland and Holland. Since dancing professionally, Mandy has developed a diverse background of work experience, including teaching yoga, SLT and working with disabled and autistic clients at a hospital. She loves motivating and inspiring others to take care of their bodies and to lead healthy lives.
Kiana graduated from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, in 2016, earning a B.F.A. in dance. While there, she completed the Polestar Teacher Training certification. She is both Polestar and PMA certified and has been teaching since graduation. Kiana currently dances professionally with a New Jersey- New York based company called Rock Dance Collective. Beginning in August, she will be assisting Frederick Curry at Rutgers in training the next generation of Polestar Pilates teachers. She enjoys teaching, writing, dancing and loves to make people feel strong, lively and happy.
I am a devoted Licensed Physical and Massage Therapist. I am a mommy of 3 precious angels. I recently completed my training under Polestar Pilates which has been a great learning experience. I was first introduced to Yoga - Pilates when I became pregnant with my first son. I was taking classes while I was pregnant and was fascinated the way my body felt during classes and how 'light' and "aligned" I felt after taking each class. It is through this magical experience that I really learned how to appreciate the true art of 'breathing' correctly and just " letting go" of any stress that I was holding. I am honored and excited to be part of Sentirsi Studio and eager to share and learn from each other.
After 12yrs in the medical device corporate arena as an engineer and marketing manager, Cynthia pursued her passion to teach Pilates and Yoga to help clients with various medical conditions. She is co-owner of Pilates & Company, NJ. Cynthia is the only USA based Master Trainer of the Garuda Method. She also developed Durga Baby(TM), a pre and postnatal exercise program designed specifically for all stages of pregnancy and early motherhood.
PMA-CPT, 500-ERYT, RPYT, PAI, GARUDA, BS
An accomplished professional in Oncology research for over 16 years. Holly is a former fitness professional, personal trainer and group fitness instructor. She has been teaching at with us since 2009 and brings an informed and meditative style to her Pilates, Garuda and Powerplate classes. She is always bringing personal attention and bespoke choreography to suit all Pilates Students needs.
Frances Fuller currently resides in Sayreville, New Jersey. Throughout her life, she has always been a lover of movement and connecting with the body. She started dance at the age of five, and decided to pursue it as a career. She graduated from The Hartt School in May 2017, and received her BFA in Dance with an emphasis in teaching. During her time at The Hartt School, she discovered her love for Pilates, and even got Mat - Certified before she graduated. Frances currently teaches dance at Dance Stop Dance Education Center, works with an all-female dance company called The Dance Collective, and is now beginning her journey at Sentirsi as an instructor. She finished her Pilates training with Wendy and the other amazing instructors at Sentirsi.