Body Harmony Pilates is a 2,300 square foot facility located in the heart of southwest Reno. Designed to be an invigorating retreat where you are able to focus your attention on your personal fitness goals in an encouraging and non-competitive environment. We have spacious locker rooms fully appointed for both men and women. Our retail boutique features lululemon athletica, Zohba, Splits 59, Velvet and more.
Sarah began practicing Fletcher Pilates while attending the University of Arizona. While completing her BFA - Magna Cum Laude in Dance at the U of A, Sarah entered the Fletcher Pilates® Comprehensive Program (formerly the Ron Fletcher Program of Study) in 2000 and became a Fletcher Pilates® Qualified Teacher in 2004. Sarah then completed a year and a half (over 3,000 client hours) of teaching Fletcher Pilates at Body Works Studio in Tucson, Arizona, prior to moving to Reno, Nevada.
In February 2007 Sarah opened Body Harmony Pilates. Sparked by her interest in human health and wellness Sarah entered the Masters program for Public Health at the University of Nevada, Reno and earned her graduate degree in December 2007. Sarah is also a PMA Certified Pilates Teacher.
Amanda was introduced to Fletcher Pilates while attending The University of Arizona. After finishing her degree with a BS in Nutritional Sciences and a minor in Chemistry she started working at Body Works Studio in Tucson. Being in this environment intrigued her enough to begin training at Body Works through Fletcher Pilates® Comprehensive Program (formerly the Ron Fletcher Program of Study). After completion of the Pilates training Amanda began working full time and taught over 2800 hours in Tucson.
Ready to take her career to the next level Amanda joined Sarah in Reno to expand Body Harmony Pilates. Amanda is a PMA Certified Pilates Teacher.
“Patience and persistence are vital qualities in the ultimate successful accomplishment of any worthwhile endeavor" - Joseph Pilates
How true those words are to Bonnie Lafave who begin her journey into the Pilates and Fitness field not long after the birth of her son, Brandon, 1995. Bonnie decided to follow her passion in Pilates after being behind a desk in executive secretarial positions since graduating from college in 1987. Her most recent accomplishment is becoming a Fletcher Pilates® Qualified Teacher through her completion of the year-long Fletcher Pilates® Comprehensive Program in January 2010. Before becoming a Qualified Teacher, Bonnie was a Fletcher Pilates® Licensed Provider of Fletcher Floorwork and Fletcher Spine Corrector Work. In addition, Bonnie is a PMA Certified Pilates Teacher, is Certified in The Method Pilates through PhysicalMind Institute (Apparatus, mat & Standing Pilates) and holds an AFAA Group Exercise Instructor certification and is CPR certified.
Always eager to learn more and incredibly passionate about sharing the benefits of Pilates to her clients, she attends national training conferences in Pilates and fitness to further enhance her skills. For Bonnie, the journey has just begun! Bonnie and her husband, Jim, who works in the technology industry for Apple, Inc., reside in Genoa, NV.
Ashley Moore holds a Master of Arts in Teaching from Sierra Nevada College. She has been training and teaching fitness since 1996. With over a decade of time spent working in the fitness industry she has also taught High School PE/Dance for three years while coaching soccer, tennis and dance team.
Ashley enjoys working with clients of all levels and abilities. She has a passion for health and fitness, which she loves sharing with others. Ashley believes that with movement such as Pilates, Yoga, and aerobics life long fitness can be achieved. Ashley first experienced Pilates training five years ago and has been teaching Pilates for three years. She is excited to bring her knowledge and experience to Body Harmony.
Ashley is Fletcher Pilates® and Stott Pilates trained in mat, reformer, cadillac, chair, and barrels. She is ACE Certified in personal training and group fitness. She holds an AFFA Certified Group Fitness Instructor certification as well. She is a Schwinn, Reebok, and Keiser certified cycle instructor. She has completed a 200 hour Yoga training and is certified to teach yoga.
Her fitness philosophy is:
Don't take your health for granted - use it before you lose it by employing discipline, dedication, and determination.
Sonja graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with her B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Spanish. She was a competitive swimmer for nine years and is continually looking for new ways to challenge her body.
She has always been active in outdoor sports and makes it a point to incorporate physical activity into her everyday lifestyle. Sonja has had the excellent fortune of being able to travel around the world and in all of her travels she always tries to explore by running, hiking, snowboarding, and surfing the terrain she encounters.
Her mentality toward being active changed when she found out she had scoliosis. She realized developing core strength and proper alignment would benefit her greatly in avoiding any spinal surgery.
Sonja fell in love with the The Dailey Method for its strong focus on alignment and the intense physical challenge. Currently, she is training to become a Dailey Method instructor. Sonja will continue her education to become a Certified Pilates Instructor.