Pilates Mid-Day Escape


This class is taught by:

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

Megan Quinn

Megan Quinn began her Pilates practice in 2008 as a way to work through pain and physical limitations after a traumatic neck injury. She quickly realized that Pilates was improving her daily comfort level, her dance technique, and her confidence. As her practice grew she became excited to share these feelings of strength, awareness and freedom with others. After graduating from Temple University with a BFA in Dance, she completed her Pilates teacher training through the Drexel Pilates Training Program under Jennifer Morley. With a focus on biomechanical efficiency, breath, and inspiring confidence she enjoys sharing her love of Pilates with new and experienced practitioners. Outside of the studio, Megan is a dancer in the Philadelphia area, performing with various artists including Archedream for Humankind and Coexistdance. She also serves in administrative roles in the dance community.

Marielle Rubin

Originally from Boston, Mari is a recent Philly transplant. Fully trained on the mat through Balanced Body, she is currently enrolled in full apparatus training through the Pilates program at 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.

Chelsea Gilday

Senior Pilates, Barre, Cardio & Yoga Instructor
 
Chelsea Gilday was a dancer for most of her life. She practiced every form of dance, but her main focus was ballet. She studied at the Rock School for Dance Education and graduated with a certificate in Dance. She guested with the Pennsylvania Ballet throughout her time there and soon after joined the company. While there she performed a variety of repertoire from original contemporary works set on the company to the classics. With Pennsylvania Ballet she also performed outreach and education programs, bringing dance to the inner city schools of Philadelphia. Chelsea also worked with MANNA while with the company, performing an HIV benefit performance called Shut Up and Dance.
After leaving the ballet company to pursue other interests, she found Pilates and from her first reformer lesson, she wanted more! Chelsea finished her Pilates certification in New York at True Pilates NYC. She is classically trained with all equipment and mat work through Romana's Pilates, where she was able to take lessons with master teachers Sari Mejia Santo and Cynthia Lochard. Chelsea was even able to work with Romana Kryzanowska, Joseph Pilates’ protege student. Chelsea teaches Private Pilates Equipment Training, Group Pilates training, Barre Sculpt Classes, YP Fusion, and Power Yoga at Philly Power Yoga and Thrive Pilates. In the summer of 2013, while filming the movie "Dead Man Down" in Philadelphia, Chelsea worked exclusively with starring actress Noomi Rapace, who even asked her co-star Dominic Cooper to join in on the lessons.
Yet nothing quite gave her the same spark as dancing until she stepped onto her yoga mat. In January 2015, she was accepted to study with Meghan Currie in Nicaragua for her 200 hour YTT and is certified with Yoga Alliance, along with finishing her certification with Steve Gold at Philly Power Yoga. Chelsea loves the creativity and freedom in the flow, making it feel like a dance with focus around the core and alignment. Chelsea is inspired by all forms of movement and infuses her pilates and dance background into her yoga flow. She encourages her students to never stop exploring, questioning, and pushing themselves beyond their own limitations.
She loves this practice because to her it is not exercise--it connects your mind to your body. Every path is so individualized and the more the physical practice unlocks the body, the more the mind opens. It helps you work through any obstacles and brings emotions to the surface that may be very confrontational. Chelsea is passionate about learning and continues to strive to be a better teacher daily. She feels there is no better feeling than being upside down. When she is on her hands balancing, she is completely in the present moment--a meditation for her. She feels her mat is her second home. When she is not practicing, she loves to travel, hike, be by the ocean, or get lost in the city.
 
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:

  • Wed Sep 20 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Hally Bayer
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Fri Sep 22 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Megan Quinn
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Mon Sep 25 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Marielle Rubin
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Wed Sep 27 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Hally Bayer
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Fri Sep 29 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Chelsea Gilday
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Mon Oct 02 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Marielle Rubin
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Wed Oct 04 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Hally Bayer
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Fri Oct 06 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Megan Quinn
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Mon Oct 09 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Marielle Rubin
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Wed Oct 11 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Hally Bayer
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Fri Oct 13 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Megan Quinn
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Mon Oct 16 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Marielle Rubin
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Wed Oct 18 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Hally Bayer
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Fri Oct 20 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Megan Quinn
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Mon Oct 23 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Marielle Rubin
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Wed Oct 25 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Hally Bayer
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Fri Oct 27 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Megan Quinn
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Mon Oct 30 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Marielle Rubin
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Wed Nov 01 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Hally Bayer
    at Thrive Pilates
  • Fri Nov 03 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Megan Quinn
    at Thrive Pilates