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Aline Alexander

Owner; Master Trainer of Pilates, GYROTONIC ® & GYROKINESIS ® Master Trainer, Barre Instructor, Feldenkrais Practioner

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Bryan Alexander, PhD

Owner; GYROTONIC®, GYROKINESIS® & Pilates Trainer

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Liz Tamol

Pilates Trainer, Ballet Barre Instructor

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Kelly Ruggerio

Pilates Trainer, Barre Instructor

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Aline Alexander

Aline has been teaching in movement for over 30 years. She is trained in five comprehensive movement systems. Aline is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais® Practitioner, a Master Trainer in the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM ® and GYROKINESIS ® . She has full studio certifications in Pilates from Move on Center, Santa Fe and Polestar® Neuromuscular Education. Aline has trained extensively with Julio Horvath the creator of GYROTONIC ® . Aline has also received advanced training in Therapeutic Applications of GYROTONIC ® . Aline is certified on ALL of the Specialized GYROTONIC ® equipment including the Jumping/Stretching Board, Ladder, Leg Extension Unit, and GYROTONER ® . Aline is also trained in the Cecchetti Method of Classical Ballet. While training in ballet, she began traditional Pilates training in 1984. Aline owned a studio in Texas during the 1990's. She has traveled to South Africa, England, Ireland, and Costa Rica as well as the United States and Mexico teaching dance and choreography. In South Africa in 1998 she consulted at a private Arts College for developing their dance curriculum. For the last 15 years, she has been conducting teacher training courses in Pilates and has trained hunderds of Pilates teachers across the US.

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Bryan Alexander, PhD

Having a doctorate in Biomedical Sciences from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Bryan is the business manager and oversees the wellness programs at the studio as well as the curriculum for the teacher trainings. In addition to being a Pilates trainer, Bryan is certified in GYROKINESIS® and the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® having trained directly with Julio Horvath (the creator of the GYROTONIC ® methodology). Bryan is also certified on the specialized GYROTONIC® equipment including the Jumping/Stretching Board, GYROTONER® and Leg Extension Unit. Bryan is an Authorized Pre-trainer for the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® and GYROKINESIS® teacher training programs.

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Liz Tamol

Liz has been involved in every aspect of teaching movement for over 30 years. As a Dance Major at UNM she studied classical ballet, tap, flamenco and modern dance. She taught exercise to music for 7 years in the UK and Belgium, where she trained and certified aerobic instructors from throughout Europe. Liz's Pilates training was initially with Nora Daniel, and she later certified through CoreDynamics. She has been teaching Pilates-based movement classes or over 25 years and "pure" Pilates for 10 years. Liz joined the teaching staff at Momentum in 2004, and has been a valuable part of the team ever since. "Movement is Life Itself".

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Kelly Ruggerio

Kelly’s exposure to Pilates began as a young dancer while attending various dance intensive programs during the summer. She gained a stronger interest in the Pilates Method at the University of Arizona, where she was awarded a full scholarship to attend the Fletcher Program of Study, in conjunction with Body Works Studio. She furthered her education of Pilates by completing BASI Pilates Comprehensive Teacher Training Course at Core Fit Studio in Las Vegas, NV. She started her teacher training hours at Core Fit, while continuing to professionally dance with Nevada Ballet Theatre. After moving to Albuquerque, Kelly enrolled in Momentum’s Comprhensive teacher training program and has completed their 450+ hr training program. Kelly also holds a certification in the A Barre+ Method, through The Pilates Studio in Las Vegas, NV. In addition to her Pilates background, Kelly also has an illustrious ballet background. After graduating from U of A, Kelly joined David Taylor Dance Theater. After three seasons with DTDT, Kelly joined Nevada Ballet Theatre, where she performed Who Cares?, Serenade, Rubies, Peter Anastos's Cinderella, as well as James Canfield’s Giselle. Kelly was offered the esteemed opportunity to perform Canfield’s Equinoxe at the Kennedy Center. While dancing with NBT, she also performed with Cirque du Soleil in their annual Choreographer’s Showcase. Kelly performed two seasons with Sandra Organ Dance Company while residing in Houston, and she is currently dancing with New Mexico Ballet Company.

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