Sandy Greiner, BS, NPCT, has been teaching Pilates on the North Shore for 18 years. Her passion is to guide each client to better health and vitality with an individualized Pilates program. "Pilates helps me manage back pain from years of ballet. It develops a mind-body connection that moves my life forward. I love seeing clients thrive from their Pilates practice." She earned the 500 hour Balanced Body certificate and is a Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher. Sandy has completed over 15 years of Pilates continuing education coursework and has practiced Pilates with teachers from a variety of Pilates lineages, both classical and contemporary. Some of her additional training and certifications include Arcus, AFAA personal training, TRX Suspension Training, Oov, MELT, MOTR, and Pre-and Postnatal Pilates. Prior to teaching Pilates, Sandy worked in the wellness field as director and creator of Healthy Expectations, Inc. in Chicago and business development manager at Rush Corporate Health Center in Chicago.
Jennifer Lande began studying dance at a young age, and continued her dance training at The University of Utah. After moving to Chicago, Jennifer performed professionally for ten years in the vibrant Chicago dance and performance community. Pilates is Jennifer’s passion, and she became certified in Pilates through Michele Larrson and Core Dynamics in 2001. Jen also completed her certification in gyrokinesis in 2004. In 2009 and in 2010, Jennifer became a certified Balanced Body Master Instructor. Jen facilitates teacher training programs, teaching Pilates instructors in The Mat, Reformer and Apparatus equipment. In 2018, Jen completed a Pilates for Neurological Conditions Course, with focus on Pilates for MS and Parkinsons. Incorporating Jennifer’s passion for teaching movement and Pilates, Jennifer loves connecting with people, and helping them to build more strength and balance in their bodies.
Christine Helminiak specializes in Pilates for equestrian and dancers, but loves working with people of all ages and abilities. In addition to completing her 500 hour comprehensive Pilates certification, she earned a certification in Barre Above and in Progressing Ballet Technique, an effective method for conditioning and rehabilitating dancers. Christine has 20 years experience as a dance teacher and is a Master Dance Teacher. Outside the studio, Christine is a trained horse physical therapist and loves spending time with her 5 horses and her two sons and her husband.