Erica Leonard

CEO/OWNER/FOUNDER Lagree Certified

Before I discovered the Lagree method, my career as a Certified Master Classical Pilates Instructor allowed me to train some of the most inspirational, professional Athletes and Olympic hopefuls all across, North America and Great Britain.

As master trainer, I truly believe in acute body awareness and a deep mind-body spiritual connection grants us the ability to tap into our bodies’ restorative potential. The Lagree method has enhanced my belief. The machines we use at Core954 enable us to train our bodies, and minds, in such a way I have never been able to achieve with any other method.

I strive to ensure all my students, at any level, will achieve their personal goals whether it is injury prevention, core stabilization, weight loss, pre & postnatal strengthening, rehabilitation, or simply increasing athletic performance.  Most of all, the education I leave you with is life changing in itself.  I have over 17 years experience in the fitness industry, and I believe whole-heartedly that this way of life “changed” my life. I eagerly await for you to experience what Core954 has to offer – you will be pleasantly surprised. The Lagree method is truly magical.

Instructors

Caroline Flynn

Lagree Certified Instructor

 

Fitness Background:

I grew up as a dancer and later found myself immersed in both the Classical Pilates method and Yoga as a way to condition my body and calm my mind. I completed my 200 hour Ashtanga Yoga training back in 2013 and have also since completed my 600 hour Advanced Pilates certification as well as my Postpartum Corrective Exercise certification. After having my first son I discovered the Lagree Method and was blown away by the profound impact it made on my body composition in such a short period of time. I instantly found the balance I had been looking for. I completed my Lagree Certification in 2015 and have been committed to teaching this method since! I love integrating all of my training into a functional, supportive, yet challenging class!

Dina Maddock

Core954 Instructor

 

Fitness Background:

I trained in Martial Arts for 10 years and earned a Black Belt in Kempo Karate. I’m also a devoted Yoga practitioner, a certified Yoga instructor, and a massage therapist.

Music:

Dance, Electronic, and Hip Hop – pretty much anything that makes me wanna shake my booty!

Favorite Exercise

Plank to Pike – love working the core and upper body together!

Motivational Quote:

“If you can dream it, you can do it.”
Walt Disney

Favorite Hobbies:

Traveling, dancing, mountain biking, snowboarding, and shell hunting on the beach.

Why I Love the Lagree Method:

I loved it since the first time I tried it! The Lagree method is so effective in building strength and muscles without putting extra strain on my joints. I’ve had knee issues for over 20 years and this is the first workout I have done that has left my knees pain free and saw incredible results after just 2 weeks!

Jenna Kriegel

Core954 Instructor

Jenna was inspired at a young age through ballet and movement and at 16 she took her first Pilates class. She recognized right away the connection between the body and mind. Through self discipline and self study she dedicated her life to fitness. She became certified in Power Pilates , Xtend Barre and 350 hr Yoga teacher trainings. Before getting pregnant with her first child She was luckily introduced to the Megareformer at Core954. It became her second home. Her classes are inspiring and challenging with upbeat music. She can’t wait to share her knowledge and passion she has for Lagree Fitness!

Tecia Linville

Core954 Instructor

Sound Therapist, Yoga instructor and Reiki master

Join Tecia Linville to this magical experience, starting the journey with a guided meditation to relax the physical and mental bodies. Using Sacred Sounds and harmonics of Himalayan Tibetan Bowls and Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls, Drums, Native American Flutes, Crystal Harp and Cosmic Sounds. Release into a state of deep mental and physical relaxation for stress relief, mind-body healing, expansion of inner awareness and sense of wellbeing. Resting on a mat you will be immersed in a Sacred Space surrounded by Healing waves.

Harmonic overtones, rhythms, helps awaken, clear, and balance the chakras!

Amanda White

Core954 Instructor

Amanda teaches a physical and challenging practice that connects the body to the breath, mind, and spirit. She encourages her students to get quiet enough so they may go inward to examine their own thoughts. She believes each of our individual worlds is created by every one of our thoughts. If we can change and improve our thoughts to more loving, forgiving, and nurturing thoughts than our body and mind will reap the benefits. Amanda incorporates her spiritual experience into each session by challenging her student’s habits on the mat, which then reflect to the lives they live off the mat.

Zoe Taylor

Core954 Instructor

Zoe Taylor is a highly accomplished tennis coach & player with over ten coaching and fitness related certifications. She has worked with several training modalities from TRX to under water cycling. For the past 8 years she has been working in, and/or managing tennis clubs, fitness centers and Pilates studios. She was originally introduced to Lagree while training as a tennis player and quickly fell in love with the method. She incorporated her high performance athletic training into her Lagree classes and is excited to be joining Core954 in 2020.

Daniel Wirzbicki

Core954 Instructor

Daniel comes to us by way of New York so you know he means business. Daniel started his journey as a spin instructor at New York sports clubs, then a group fitness instructor at Equinox in NYC locations, and most recently has been training at traditional Pilates studio. Daniel is guaranteed to challenge your body and lift your spirits, he is truly one of a kind!