Meet The Team
Our fully certified and highly experienced instructors give each student specific corrections and individualized attention. We offer private, semi-private and group classes catering to a wide variety of clients in a friendly and encouraging environment.
Sharon has a unique multidisciplinary approach to conditioning that is a natural outgrowth of her own diversified background. After years of dance training and performing, she became certified in group exercise, personal training and kinesiology in NYC. She then worked for the NY Health and Racquet Club and as the manager and teacher trainer of an elite exercise studio on Park Avenue. Shortly there after she became an avid student of the Lotte Berk Method and barre exercise as a method of conditioning. In 1987, Sharon was introduced to Pilates and received her first full Mat and Reformer Certification with Marie Jose Blom, of Balanced Body and Smart Spine fame.
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During her Pilates apprenticeship, she became certified in Yoga Therapy by it's creator, Michael Lee of Phoenix Rising and began to work for Manhattan Home Fitness. After thousands of hours of training and teaching, she launched Creative Conditioning, a personal training company that catered to the needs of many high profile clients in NYC and then in Los Angeles. As the West Coast representative for the Personal Fitness and Bodywork Professionals Association, Sharon was also instrumental in promoting one of the first companies dedicated to providing a professional organization devoted to the needs and education of trainers. While working in LA, Sharon taught group fitness for several well known studios and health clubs where she quickly became known for incorporating elements of Pilates into all of her classes, including Low Impact Jazz, Step Aerobics, Body Sculpting, Circuit Training, Slide, Prenatal Fitness and Sports Conditioning. She also created a Pilates based training program for a running club in Manhattan Beach, CA with whom she trained and completed the Los Angeles Marathon. She continued her work in Bergen County, NJ after returning to the East Coast and in 2002, received her certification in IMX Pilates, known for it's advancedprotocol and emphasis on athletic conditioning.
Over the years, she has had the privilege of learning from several of the Pilates elders including Lolita San Miguel and Mary Bowen. Sharon has most recently completed comprehensive coursework with Balanced Body for her third Pilates certification. She has also had intermediate and advanced training in the form of workshops with PEAK, Power Pilates, Physical Mind Institute, and STOTT.
Sharon moved back to Ridgefield in 2003 where she has maintained and grown her practice, teaching Mat, Reformer, and Barre Work to a wonderful and devoted clientele. She is the wife of Kevin (often seen around town, nursing an injury from playing or coaching hockey) and the mother of three terrific children, Maggie, KC and Braeden. In addition to Pilates, she is known in Ridgefield for having taught dance and musical theatre to children and directing the Children's Choir at St. Mary's Church. The Pilates Barre is the culmination of 25 years of teaching, training and connecting.
Owner/Director – Creative Conditioning, LLC 1989 – Present
Full Mat and Reformer, Marie Jose Blom/PFBPA, 1987
Mat and Reformer, IMX Pilates, 2002
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced Reformer, Balanced Body
Mat One and Movement Principles, Balanced Body
Trapeze Table and Cadillac, Balanced Body
Anatomy, Balanced Body
Pilates Chair, Joy Puleo
Yoga Therapy, Michael Lee, Phoenix Rising
Spinning, Madd Dogg Athletics
Studio Barre, Tower, Fundamentals, Technique, Artistic Flow – June Kahn
Foam Roller, Movements Afoot
Some recent professional Pilates workshops including Pilates on Tour:
Exo Chair Flow, Pilates Arc, Reformer for Athletes, Pilates for the Low Back, Assessment Techniques, Tactile Cueing, Standing Pilates, Jumboard Technique,Triad Ball, Bender Ball, Gliding, Magic Circle, Box & Pole, Bosu Skills & Drills.