Jeri Green, Pilates Director
Jeri Green has been employed at AR-FC since 2009. She currently teaches Reformer Pilates classes and Mat Pilates. Pilates is a gentle, mind-body workout that focuses on core development. It is used to gain long lean muscles, improve flexibility and posture, balance, and overall sports performance. The results; a body that will move gracefully and efficiently throughout life.
"My biggest reward is the difference I make in people's lives as an instructor and as a friend. Witnessing a clients ability to make lifestyle changes is a true celebration!"
Jeri has a Bachelor of Science degree from Western Michigan University. She is certified through Balanced Body University with a 300 hour Pilates Reformer certification. Jeri is also certified on Mat, Tower of Power, EXO Chair, Barre, and MOTR. .
Jeri is a wonderful instructor with great experience. Try one of classes. Together you can make a difference.
Mercedes Briggs — Pilates Reformer Instructor
Mercedes first discovered the benefits of fitness at the age of eleven and she has been at it ever since. Learning how to define and strengthen muscles while her body grew and changed has always been a fascination for hers. Little wonder she was awarded the most athletic girl in her high school class!
Mercedes is currently working in three other departments here at the Club: as a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, YogaFit Certified Instructor, and with the kids in Babysitting. But her true passion is dance. She's been practicing ballet five days a week, four hours a day, at In Sync Dance Studio for the past three years. In December she played the Arabian Peacock in the Nutcracker!
"I like the longer, leaner, more defined, but extremely feminine look that this workout has given me. Dance instructors strongly encouraged her to stop running for the sake of flexibility. She was fearful of not being able to maintain her current fitness level without running, and that's when she discovered the full benefits of the dancer's Barre workout. She is eager to share those benefits with anyone and everyone
Telan Nelson, MPT, Balanced Body Certified Mat and Reformer Instructor
Telan Nelson is a licensed physical therapist and certified Balanced Body Pilates instructor. She graduated from UC Davis in 2009 with a degree in Exercise Biology and continued her studies at CSU Sacramento to complete her Masters in Physical Therapy in 2011. She is certified through Balanced Body University with a 300-hour Pilates Mat and Reformer Certification.
Telan discovered Pilates while working with her physical therapy clientele. She realized the therapeutic effects and resulting improved movement quality in her clients. Her clients, including triathletes, tennis players, golfers, and dancers, were returning to their sports with improved technique and body awareness.
"I enjoy working with clients of all ages and movement backgrounds to achieve their fitness goals! Pilates is a powerful tool that can help you improve your strength, flexibility, posture, and overall awareness and control of your movement during daily activities and sports."