JESSICA NOTMAN - OWNER AND HEAD INSTRUCTOR
Jessica is a Certified Personal Trainer, Pilates Instructor, and Health Coach. After graduating in 2006 from Seattle University with an honors degree in Psychology, Jessica immediately began her Pilate’s instructor education. With an additional 6 certifications, ranging from Certified Metabolic Typing Advisor to USA Triathlon Coach, it’s safe to say that Jessica is a real-life education junkie! In her quest for knowledge, she’s had the opportunity to learn from the very best, including (but not limited to!) Paul Chek and Judith Aston.
Jessica has been a triathlon athlete for more than 10 years. While preparing to compete at the ITU World Championships for triathlon, Jessica added Pilates to her workout routine and fell in love. She initially became interested in nutrition and wellness coaching after she was in three car accidents within a three-year period. Despite the accidents, she was able to return to racing after recovering from adrenal fatigue and addressing her leaky gut.
Jessica utilizes multiple methodologies, such as movement, nutrition, and lifestyle modifications to help her clients reach optimal wellness. Her proven success record, infectious energy, and profound passion for health and wellness continues to inspire clients of all ages to achieve their goals.
CHARLENE POWELL - ASSOCIATE INSTRUCTOR
Char began her interest in teaching the Pilates Method in 1998, when Moira Stott-Merrithew of Stott Pilates came to Seattle to introduce her contemporary approach of Pilates to the health and fitness industry and went on to recieve certification for Pilates Mat and Apparatus while building teaching experience as a personal trainer and group instructor at area gyms and studios.
Origainally coming from a background in dance, competitve freestyle frisbee, and martial arts during teen years led Char to learn Yoga as a way to build on the mind-body connection and find a healthy balance with the rigor of her athletic activities. She has been practicing Yoga since 1988 having started in college, while majoring in an interdiscipilary program of Human Movement Studies.
Currently Char is teaching at Emerald City Pilates while training in freestyle frisbee for competitve events held around the world. She attributes Pilates with creating the critical core stability, movement efficiency, precision, postural support and mental concentration necessary for an optimal performance.Beside having a lot of fun sharing all the details and nuances of Pilates technique with clients she loves to see how they meet or exceed their goals, become truly proficient and improve overall health and wellbeing.
STEPHANIE CAMERON - ASSOCIATE INSTRUCTOR
Stephanie began her practice in 2005 when a fellow instructor inspired her to pursue a career teaching Pilates. Since then, she has improved her posture, flexibility, and strengthened her body in preparation for two beautiful baby girls. Each pregnancy brought unique challenges both during the prenatal and post-partum phases. Through Pilates she was able to bring her body back to pre-pregnancy strength through conscience body movement and awareness. After 11 years in Fundraising (i.e. sitting at a desk) and two children, she began to fully understand how incredibly vital Pilates is to everyday functional mobility and strength. Because of the self improvement she gained through Pilates, she changed her focus in life in hopes of helping others reap the benefits of conscious body movement. In the past she worked with non-profits to aid society and the individual through fundraising work. Now her focus is on individual clients with the goal of helping them to gain body awareness and control to overcome the everyday stressors that can cause pain in the body