Lesley Werle is a Dallas based fitness professional and Founder and Owner of Train Pilates Studio.
Her expertise includes Pilates, strength and conditioning, CoreAlign and TRX suspension training. She originally established herself in Chicago in 2010 when she began working as a NASM certified personal trainer at private gyms. After a year of building her client base she decided to expand her fitness knowledge to include Pilates. Having practiced Pilates during her years of dancing professionally she knew this was an important aspect to being a well-rounded athlete. Lesley is trained through STOTT Pilates and certified through the Pilates Method Alliance in addition to being trained in the revolutionary CoreAlign method. She received her BFA in Dance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and currently hosts training programs through Pilates Academy International for those seeking to become certified Pilates instructors.
Since relocating to Dallas in 2014 she has continued to train individuals and design programs that cater to their specific goals including strength, weight loss and rehabilitation.
Lesley opened Train Pilates Studio with her vision that training your body is a lifelong commitment to moving mindfully and efficiently. Training is movement and Pilates is a practice that incorporates movements for all bodies and all ages. You are given one body… be strong, move well and live pain free.
Amy was introduced to Pilates in September of 2001–one month after the death of her younger sister. During this time Amy was overweight and exercised infrequently and through Pilates began to see healing after this devastating loss in her body, mind, and spirit. She found the center of who she is through the power of Pilates.
She founded Centered Pilates studio in Charleston, WV to help others find healing like she did, in body, mind, and spirit, uplifting men and women by helping center their core and reconnect their whole being upon the reality that they are valuable, worthy, beautiful, and loved.
Now nearly 10 years into her Pilates practice, Amy loves the “a-ha” moments she experiences every day on the journey towards an aligned spine and a balanced musculature. She also loves how the Pilates breath helps to keep her centered while attempting to balance the jobs of mother, fiancé, studio owner, and instructor.
Amy has a B.S. in Business Management awarded by Virginia Tech in 1994. She obtained her M.B.A. from Marshall University in 1997 and spent 10 years honing her teaching skills as a Forensic Economist before becoming a certified Pilates instructor in April of 2007. Amy currently splits her time between Charleston and Dallas. She recently joined the Train Pilates Studio team and is undergoing Lagree Method training at Studio 6 Fitness in Dallas.
Amy has experience with pre- and post-natal clients, golfers, runners, equestrians, and tennis (as well as racquetball and squash) players. She has also worked with clients who have undergone lumbar discectomy and knee replacement surgeries (all post physical therapy), individually and in groups.
Amy cares for the body, mind and spirit of each and every client utilizing the wondrous tool that is the Pilates Method.
Amanda Leigh is a passionate instructor who has always been intrigued by the mind-body connection. Growing up in Charlotte, North Carolina she was an award- winning theatrical actor, competitive cheerleader and classically trained dancer. She spent every day moving and working on her fitness.
Amanda began a new chapter in her life in 2014 when moving to Dallas. Shortly after the move she discovered the brilliance of the Pilates Method, and it was after receiving her certification with Club Pilates that she began her career. She gained her second certification under the tutelage of Rebecca Beckler, creator and founder of The Pilates Suspension Method. Amanda is currently working on her next certification with Pilates Academy International and continues to perfect her practice within the Pilates world.
She is so excited to share her journey and hopes that it will inspire others to stick with their goals and stay committed to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Sarah fell in love with group fitness while living in San Diego. Her first mat Pilates class was inspiring, and she quickly fell in love with the core-centric workout. Her love for health, wellness and fitness lead to her leave a successful career in corporate sales to pursue her passion – helping others through functional fitness.
Sarah is a certified Personal Trainer, Barre and Pilates Instructor and ONNIT Specialist. She teaches a high-energy musically driven class focusing on building long lean muscles. She loves the dynamic of teaching in a specialized boutique studio because it allows her to really see her clients grow. Her goal is to have her clients leave class feeling inspired, energized and confident in all aspects of their life.
Sarah loves cooking while listening to 80s mash-ups (and probably dancing), Sauvignon Blanc on a patio, hiking with friends and family and playing with her rescue pups, Miss Everest Fantastic and Mr. Bentley AKA Big Head Kid.