Century Pilates has recruited some of the top classically trained Pilates instructors in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex – in short, we know our stuff when it comes to classical Pilates. Not only are we all comprehensively certified, each member of our tribe has a succinct passion for what they do and compassion for those that they teach. Our tribe is committed to helping you reach your goals – check out our tribe below:
Emily Wills, Comprehensively Certified Instructor
Education: Alycea Ungaro REAL® Pilates, Power Pilates®, TRX®, V’Barre®
Emily is trained in the classical Pilates Method and continues to teach in that tradition. In 2011 while living in Alpine, TX, Emily came to know Pilates’ method after seeking alternative solutions to better cope with her scoliosis. The results empowered Emily to pursue her first 600 hour comprehensive certification through the distinguished Power Pilates® teacher training program headquartered in New York. Soon after completing her first certification, Emily pursued her second comprehensive Pilates certification by bridging to the prestigious and rigorous, Alycea Ungaro Real Pilates® teacher training program, becoming a 3rd generation teacher of the Romana Kryzanowska lineage. Emily is also certified in Vbarre®. Emily continues to take classes and workshops regularly with senior Pilates Instructors and elders to stay well informed and at the top of her trade.
Shirley Koerner, Comprehensively Certified Instructor
Education and Certifications: PMA-CPT, Romana’s Pilates Certified Teacher.
Shirley is dedicated 3rd generation classical Pilates instructor and brings 20 years of Pilates knowledge and expertise to the team. She believes passionately that proliferating classical Pilates ensures its ongoing integrity for generations to come in a time when not all Pilates is created equal. Shirley boasts 4 comprehensive classical certifications and is thrilled to bring her experience to the members and private clients of Century Pilates.
Stormie Partee, Comprehensively Certified Instructor
Stormie Partee is your everyday, west Texas gal! Originally from Big Spring, TX Stormie had a very active and athletic upbringing. Before graduating high school and moving the DFW to attend University of North Texas to study Risk Management and Insurance, she spent much of her time playing club volleyball and incorporated her love for the sport throughout her college years through intermural. In 2018, after suffering from her second knee injury (while playing volleyball) Stormie was introduced to Pilates through her rehabilitation specialist and she immediately fell in love with the fitness program, and was committed to being in the studio every day the doors were open.
Elizabeth Thomas, Comprehensively Certified Instructor
Elizabeth is a college graduate from Louisiana Tech University with studies in Music and Psychology. She has been passionate about Pilates and making it a part of her personal practice for over 3 years. In 2019, she started making steps to become a Mat certified instructor with Power Pilates and then began working at Century Pilates in September of 2020 and started Century apprentice training in October 2020 and will continue her education in classical Pilates to become a fully comprehensive instructor through Real Pilates.
Diana Lozada, Comprehensively Certified Instructor
Diana Lozada was suffering from the chronic pain of Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS), an autoimmune disease that is a type of arthritis of the spine. She learned to manage it through nutrition and movement and made her life purpose to help others use these habits as medicine. Her coaching style focuses on building habits by giving her clients the tools and resources to feel vibrant, prepared, and empowered to integrate new skills into their existing busy lifestyle.
Taylor Eakins, Client Experience Coordinator
Taylor is a local gal and grew up in Fort Worth, (Crowley girl). She is Century Pilates, ‘Client Experience Coordinator’. Taylor is a newbie to the Pilates world which makes her particularly identifiable for all the first timers out there wanting to try something new! When she isn’t busy keeping our studios operations working like a finely tuned machine, she is scheduling privates, keeping your client details up to date, and keeping the studio spotless for our members.