German born, Joseph Pilates emigrated to the United States in 1926. He set up shop in New York City, teaching his method of physical fitness, that he coined "Contrology" based on the principles of Breath, Concentration, Centering, Control, Precision and Flow as well as elongation, oppositional forces, uniformity, balance and strengthening. He quickly became the guru of rehabilitation to dancers, and a fitness authority to celebrities and the general public alike.
Spheeris Pilates is proud to continue Joseph's work in primarily what is known as the original classical repertoire. Joe's method has proven to be effective, safe and viable throughout over 90 years of practice by certified and trained professionals all over the world.
"Above all, learn to breathe correctly" - Joseph Pilates
Our studio is based on the belief that our clients' needs are of the utmost importance. Our exuberant staff of fully certified trainers is committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals from Doctors, PT's, & Chiropractors. Studio owner, Jackie Stoffel, is the pioneer Pilates trainer in Summit C0 county, introducing Pilates here in 1997. Spheeris Pilates & Wellness is the culmination of many years of study in various movement modalities.
Tracy has lived and worked in Summit County for over 35 years. Her primary Pilates certification is from Polestar Education, a 2003 graduate. Tracy is also certified in GYROTONIC™and
trained in GYROKINESIS™..
Tracy has over 25 years of fitness and personal training credits. Her dedication and passion for her work at Spheeris is paramount. Tracy teaches group classes as well as Privates and Semi-privates by appointment.
JACKIE STOFFEL (Studio Owner)
I believe the body can heal itself given the right tools, Movement is a gift of healing for body, mind and spirit!"
Jackie has lived in the area for over 30 years.
Jackie's primary Pilates certification obtained in 1998, is from
The Pilates Center in Boulder, Colorado
Jackie's credentials also include:
- An extensive background in dance performance arts with a BS from CU in Boulder Colorado
- Master of Education from C.S.U. in Fort Collins, Colorado
- GYROTONIC™ Expansion System Certification
-IIN Certified Health & Nutrition Coach ~ Functional Movement Training ~ REIKI II certification
- GYROKINESIS™ training~ Healing Touch and Healing Touch For Animals IV~ The study of Herbal medicine and Therapeutic essential oils.
Jackie teaches group classes as well as privates and semi-privates by appointment.
Marjorie is an '09 graduate of
The Pilates Center in Boulder Colorado. She teaches classes at 10 AM on Wednesdays and Fridays. Also 4:30 on Thursdays. She is available for privates by appointment.
Marjorie is also a certified Feldenkrais practitioner, a Reiki Master and level V yoga certified, please call for appointments
I came to Summit County from Hanover, NH. I've been teaching Pilates, Skiing, Aquatics, and Spinning since 2013. I'm also a Physical Therapist Assistant since July 2020.
I started practicing Pilates from an article in a newsletter around 2000. There were 10 or so exercises and I did it as a warm-up before my workout. A year or so later, I realized that I had not felt any back pain that had bothered me occasionally since 1988. So, I kept doing them as it felt good. Later, I met a Pilates instructor, kept learning more and more, and became an instructor.
Pilates education and certification: STOTT Pilates Level 1 certified instructor for Mat, Reformer, CCB(Cadillac, Chair, and Barrels), Merrithew™ Fascial Movement, and ZENGA®.Taught at River Valley Club in Lebanon, NH and Woodstock Athletics Club in Woodstock, Vermont.
Noriko is currently available for privates and semi-privates by appointment