Ted has been working in the fields of healthcare and exercise for the past eighteen years. While working as a fitness instructor, he earned his B.S. in Exercise Physiology at the University of Montana. In 2001, he graduated from the University of Montana with an M.S. in Physical Therapy. For the past twelve years, he has worked in outpatient rehabilitation, and completed a certification program in Manual Therapy from the University of St. Augustine, FL in 2007. Ted started his Pilates training in 2009 through Balanced Body University and completed his comprehensive training with Polestar Pilates in August 2014.
Originally from Northern California, Lori completed her first degree in nutrition science at UC Davis, and went on to a degree in Physical Therapy from UCSF in 1982. Lori’s educational history shows that she is constantly training and learning something new to help her clients. Over the years she has studied PNF, NDT and completed a one year residency in the Maitland Technique for manual therapy. She completed his comprehensive training with Polestar Pilates in 2013. Lori lives in Montpelier with her husband and three children, and enjoys hiking, biking and Pilates in her free time.
Aydan graduated Boston University in the fall of 1998 with his M.S. in Physical Therapy. Since 2000 he has worked as an outpatient therapist in various facilities throughout New England. Aydan is currently in the process of completing his orthopaedic manual therapy certification through the University of St. Augustine, and is looking forward to pursuing additional training in the application of Pilates as a form of rehabilitative exercise. Aydan and his family live in Worcester, VT, and his hobbies include general fitness, homesteading, and anything that involves puttering outdoors.
Emilie grew up in Calais, Vermont and graduated from U-32 High School in 2003. She then attended the University of Vermont (UVM) to study Nutrition and Food Sciences ('08) before completing her Doctorate in Physical Therapy degree in 2010. She has worked for six years in small out-patient clinics in central Vermont specializing in the Graston Technique, Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS), manual therapy, orthotic evaluation and casting, and ergonomic evaluations. In addition, she spent 14 months traveling on the west coast, where she completed two traveling physical therapy rotations. During her time at UVM, she was a four-year member of the UVM women's lacrosse team. Her passion for lacrosse and coaching has continued, as she has been the head coach of the U-32 girls team since 2011. She lives in East Montpelier with her husband Chris and baby boy Theo, and loves swimming, playing broomball and hockey, and doing Yoga and Pilates.
AnnaMaria DiPietropaolo is originally from Northern Virginia, relocating to Vermont in 2013. She has trained in street dance, ballet, modern, tap, musical theater, jazz, and many other modern dance forms. She was a member of Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio's Teen Jazz company in high school, has attended intensives such as Rennie Harris' Illadelph Legends and Bates Dance Festival, and most recently completed American Dance Festival. She currently resides in central Vermont, working as a office manager and dance assistant, and spends her spare time creating all different kinds of art.
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