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elizabethElizabeth Cassidy is the Owner and Director of Tru- Balance, which has been in business for over twelve years. She has trained celebrities such as Taylor Swift, Olympians, sport teams, firefighters, police officers, medical practitioners, and hospital staffs. She has won many awards, such as the Best Pilates Studio of Silicon Valley four times, Talk of the Town two years consecutively, and Reader Choice once. Elizabeth began her fitness and health education while attending Palm Desert College, Sierra College, Cuesta College, Sacramento State, and San Jose State. She is certified through American College of Sports Medicine, Aerobics and Fitness Association of America, Physical Mind and Madeline Black - ITT Training for Pilates. Elizabeth combines several Pilates styles in order to gain optimum strength, flexibility and balance. She is well versed in the various styles, including NYC Studio, Stott, Polestar, Balanced Body, and Pilates Method Alliance. Elizabeth is now offering Embody Pilates Teacher Training extra-curricular and core curriculum workshops.



dixieDixie Mills Shulman graduated from the teacher-training program at The Pilates Center in Boulder, Colorado in 1994. Dixie briefly taught at The Pilates Center, and has since taught at numerous Pilates studios, dance studios and health clubs in New York City, Seattle and Santa Cruz. Since 2002 Dixie has presented many continuing education workshops for Pilates teachers in New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Long Island, Pennsylvania, Hawaii, Virginia, California and Washington.  In 2007 Dixie developed the Embody Pilates Teacher Training program at NYC Pilates Gym, and the program was moved the next year to Rolates Pilates in NYC, also the original location of Joe and Clara. Now the program is housed at Tru-Balance Pilates Fitness Studio in San Jose, California.  Dixie also teaches Pilates sessions and classes in Santa Cruz at Agile Monkey Pilates Studio and at Joy of Movement in Aptos. Dixie’s teaching is influenced by her study with master teacher Kathy Grant and with renowned dance kinesiologist Irene Dowd.  Dixie also holds a M.F.A. in Dance Choreography and Performance, summa cum laude, from the University of Colorado in Boulder.

Dixie is a PMA® Certified Pilates Teacher since 2010.

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