Owner and Lead Instructor of Pilates of Charleston
Elizel has 25 years of experience in movement as a professional Ballerina and Contemporary Dancer and has worked in one of the most prestigious dance companies in the world, The Rambert Dance Company in London, UK. She has worked in various Pilates and Fitness institutes producing high levels of fitness ingenuity and education to clients of all caliber’s on three different continents around the world, for the past 5 years. She is a brand ambassador for Lululemon Athletica, and Altar Ego Apparel.
Elizel is a certified STOTT PILATES Instructor and has the following certifications behind her name:
- BA HONS Degree in Ballet and Contemporary Dance from University of Kent, UK.rk and prop modifications
- Athletic CORE Conditioning fitness for Individuals and group class settings.
- Athletic conditioning on the Pilates Reformer.
- Special Populations and Injuries from Merrithew.
- Matwork Pilates
- ZEN*GA movement both Mat work and Pilates Reformer
- Core Bar Instructor
- Certified BLS provider (CPR)
Originally a New Jersey native, Julie has been a resident of Charleston since 2007. Her love of fitness originated back in NJ as an avid field hockey player and continued at Salisbury University where she explored studies in anatomy and nutrition. After her move to Charleston, Julie was introduced to Pilates and instantly fell in love with how it increased her abdominal strength, flexibility and overall health. Julie went on to receive her Pilates mat certification through Power Pilates. Eager for more, she continued her studies at the elite Studio Lotus in Atlanta where she received her Power Pilates Apparatus Certification. Julie also completed Core Reform teacher training through Absolute Pilates, in Charlotte, NC. She has been teaching at Pilates of Charleston since 2009 and is dedicated to her loyal clientele. Julie enjoys working with people of all fitness levels and loves to see how Pilates can rehabilitate and change the body. She enjoys incorporating her athletic background into her teaching method.
A Charleston native, Christen discovered Mat Pilates in high school and continued her practice through college at the University of South Carolina. After graduating, she went through the Comprehensive Certification program at Cor Pilates in Charleston where she fell in love with all the challenges that the equipment has to offer. Christen has been teaching since 2011 and loves having the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people and help them rehabilitate their bodies.