Pilates Mid-Day Escape


This class is taught by:

Marielle Rubin

Originally from Boston, Mari is a recent Philly transplant. While she was originally fully trained on the mat through Balanced Body, she did an additional mat training and her full apparatus training through Drexel University.  Mari fell in love with Pilates a number of years ago, as the practice taught her to approach her physical and mental health in an intuitive way, and she loved how emotionally empowered and physically strong she felt after each class. She loves how precise and purposeful the practice is, and she wants her students to gain strength, stability and really challenge themselves throughout her classes. While constantly looking to help her clients challenge both their bodies and minds, Mari believes that hard work, discipline and confidence will help them accomplish their goals.

Hally Bayer

The Beginning:
My lifelong dream of sharing health and fitness came true with the opening of THRIVE in 2009. My passion for teaching and for health & fitness began as a young dancer and as a daughter of two school teachers who inspired their students every day. When I was fifteen years old, I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis. Over the next two years, I was hospitalized, heavily medicated and operated on three times to save my life. After my recovery, I felt a renewed sense of purpose and began visiting children in hospitals and giving them hope and inspiration. It was then that I made helping others my life-long goal.

Education:
I graduated from my dream school, Cornell University, where I studied Human Development and met my husband, Nick.
After graduating, I followed Nick to Atlanta, GA where I worked as a Social Skills Teacher and psychotherapist while earning my Master’s degree in Counseling from Georgia State University.

Pilates Training:
I completed comprehensive Pilates Instructor Training with Power Pilates and constantly diversify my training with continuing education courses from a wide range of talented Pilates trainers. I currently teach private sessions and mat classes at Thrive.
My goal is to motivate and challenge my clients with an intense workout, while maintaining a gentle and compassionate approach. I’m all about being present with my client and facilitating the workout he/she needs in the moment.

Nutritional Experience/Training:
My nutritional training began with my personal experiences in healing through nutrition. Although my health improved after my surgeries, I began having symptoms of Crohn’s disease while I was a graduate student. My doctors put me on more medication and performed more surgeries, to no avail. Finally I met nutrition and healing coach, Catherine Carrigan of Total Fitness in Atlanta, GA., who taught me to heal my body through changes in diet and lifestyle. I studied with Catherine in her Nutritional Mastery Course and later graduated from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition becoming a Certified Health Coach.

Yoga Training:
I trained in Baptiste style Power Yoga, with my business partner and friend, Steve Gold of Philly Power Yoga. I have been practicing yoga since my days at Cornell and now enjoy taking and teaching yoga at Thrive and Philly Power Yoga. I teach private yoga sessions upon request.

Additional Services with Hally:
Private Pilates
Pilates Mat class on Wednesdays at 12:15pm.
To schedule an Appointment:
Call: 267-908-5395
Email: Hally@ThrivePilatesPhiladelphia.com

Michele Tantoco

Michele Tantoco is a dancer and movement educator living in Philadelphia, PA. Michele completed her comprehensive pilates training with Jennifer Morley at Drexel University in 2014. She is interested in the practice and teaching of movement (and it's infinite modalities/techniques) as a source of strength, communication, discovery, and creativity. Michele studied biology at Bryn Mawr College (2001) and teaches yoga, pilates, and contemporary dance technique.

Nicole Long


Nicole is a classically trained and fully certified Pilates Instructor who completed her training at Equinox in New York City. She has been teaching mat classes since 2015 and is thrilled to share her love for Pilates with her new community of Philadelphians!
Nicole found her love for Pilates after an injury put a halt to her running and typical gym workout. Pilates is low impact and can be modified for all injuries, weaknesses, and inflexibilities. She loved the notion of Pilates being for everybody’s, every body! Nicole teaches her classes with flow from start to finish and believes each class or session needs to be a full body workout!
Catch Nicole teaching group classes or on the equipment in the studio!  
An open level, lunchtime Pilates Mat workout. Pop in over lunch to get your body moving and blood flowing! Written up as one of the best mid-day workouts in Philly, it's guaranteed to be effective and challenging!

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Oct 22 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Marielle Rubin
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Wed Oct 24 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Hally Bayer
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Fri Oct 26 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Michele Tantoco
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Mon Oct 29 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Marielle Rubin
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Wed Oct 31 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Hally Bayer
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Fri Nov 02 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Nicole Long
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Mon Nov 05 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Marielle Rubin
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Wed Nov 07 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Hally Bayer
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Fri Nov 09 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Michele Tantoco
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Mon Nov 12 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Marielle Rubin
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Wed Nov 14 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Hally Bayer
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Fri Nov 16 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Nicole Long
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Mon Nov 19 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Marielle Rubin
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Wed Nov 21 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Hally Bayer
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Fri Nov 23 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Nicole Long
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Mon Nov 26 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Marielle Rubin
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Wed Nov 28 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Hally Bayer
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Fri Nov 30 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Nicole Long
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Mon Dec 03 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Marielle Rubin
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Wed Dec 05 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Hally Bayer
    at Thrive Pilates