Our Instructors

 

IMG_4942Connie Fazekas

Connie has been teaching Pilates for over 18 years. A master trainer and founder of DualStar™ Pilates Institute, she is also a Pink Ribbon Certified Pilates Instructor and developed the Exero™ System. Connie’s background in track and field, gymnastics, and ski racing provides her with a specific understanding of the needs of the athlete. Connie incorporates all of these disciplines to help the professional athlete or the D1 athlete to reach their goals. Connie is a graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree from Rutgers University, class of 1987.

 

IMG_4932Carol Goodliffe

Carol Goodliffe has been a Pilates instructor for over seventeen years, receiving her certification through the Physical Mind Institute and a certificate in Pilates for MS and other Neurological Conditions through the Pilates Method Alliance.  She is also a certified Gyrotonic instructor. Through her years of teaching she has worked with clients ranging from those who want to add another dimension of exercise to their weekly workouts, to those who have been referred to Pilates through a physicians suggestion due to physical ailments. Other areas of instruction include Fluidity and the Exero™ System. To see the improvements her clients have made in their range of motion, flexibility, strength and pain relief in very rewarding. Carol continues to educate herself in order to bring new things to the studio.

IMG_4949Roseann Knabe

Roseann has been a fitness instructor for over 20 years. A master trainer and founder of the DualStar™ Pilates Institute, she has also developed the Exero™ System. Roseann has taught various Step and Aerobic classes, Yoga, Aqua, Gyrotonic, and Pilates. Roseann incorporates all of these disciplines to maximize her clients’ results so that they may achieve their optimum fitness goals. Roseann is a graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree from New Jersey Institute of Technology, class of 1987.

 

 

IMG_4958Mary Lynne McAnally

Mary Lynne McAnally is trained in Stott Pilates and has been teaching Pilates and dance at Somerset County Vo-Tech in Bridgewater since 1994. Mary Lynne has a Master of Arts & Choreography from UCLA, and a Bachelor of Arts from Mason Gross School of the Arts/Rutgers University. She was the resident choreographer for the Edmonton Festival Ballet where she choreographed Duke Ellington’s Jazz Nutcracker, which has been part of the company’s repertory ever since. Mary Lynne has danced professionally in over 15 musicals throughout Europe and the United States. She worked as the resident choreographer for Ballet Classique and Entertainment, a production company based in Hannover, Germany, choreographing European tours from 1986-2001. Mary Lynne’s choreography has been presented at the NY Jazz Choreography Project, as well as numerous National High School Dance Festivals.

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Jane Puckett

Jane holds a BS degree in Biology from Moravian College and a MS degree in Zoology from Rutgers University. With more than 25 years of experience in the Pharmaceutical Industry, Jane’s roles have spanned both Medical and Marketing organizations.

Jane has demonstrated success in leadership and people management, medical education and consultancy, product development and product marketing. In her role as the VP Educational Services for the DualStar™ Pilates Institute, Jane utilizes her excellent communication and interpersonal skills, strong work ethic, and solid scientific foundation, to ensure success of the Pilates Instructor Certification program. Jane is also a certified Yoga Instructor, trained in classic Hatha Yoga.


Doreen Puglisi

As the former Chairperson and Assistant Professor of the Health & Exercise Science Department at a NJ community college, Doreen is a renowned international presenter. With a Master’s Degree in Exercise Science, 15 years as a successful health & fitness entrepreneur, academic educator and medical fitness expert, she provides a unique perspective on both theory and practice.  In addition to having been the Fitness Director at a N.J. based World Gym and an elite NYC fitness facility, Doreen has owned two Personal Training/Pilates studios. Doreen is the Founder and Executive Director of The Pink Ribbon Program a global company that has educated over 1000 instructors and healthcare professionals worldwide. She earned her graduate degree in Health & Exercise Science from Montclair State University.

 

 

IMG_0096Lisa Snyder

Lisa is a DualStar™ Pilates Certified Instructor and a Pink Ribbon Certified Pilates Instructor. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Science from Rutgers University. Her Science degree coupled with her experience, studying dance at Rutgers provides her with insights to help her clients’ find their own mind body connection and improve their fitness level. Her classes are focused on improving functional strength and increasing flexibility. Lisa’s unique background has allowed her to create varied workouts including the Pilates apparatus and the Exero™System. Her understanding of body placement coupled with her education, gives Lisa’s classes an edge focusing on core strength, balance, rotational and 3 dimensional movements.