Instructors 2018-08-01T19:59:48-07:00

Midtown Pilates Center Instructors

Elise Ann Moore
Elise Ann MooreEnergy Intuitive / LMT MooreFit Energy Systems GYROTONIC® / GYROKINESIS® Pilates Instructor / Postural Therapy Alignment / 200hr RYT
Elise is an Energy Intuitive/ Healer,
and proprietor of Midtown Pilates Center.

Elise developed MooreFit Energy Systems™ while rehabilitating her back from years of chronic pain. The system she created is subtle movement which allows the body to release stagnant energy and create a flow through movement patterns to allow the facial tissue to open and release. MFES a holistic approach to healing the body. She is a Stott Pilates Certified Instructor at all levels, certified GYROTONIC® instructor Level I & II, GYROKINESIS® and JumpStretch Board and Licensed Massage Therapist with the State of Oregon and 200hr RYT. She is certified as a Posture Alignment Specialist through Egoscue University, and has studied nutrition as well. Elise has 3 DVDs on the market and internet for home use called “Pilates for Life” with Elise Moore.

She enjoys sharing these different modalities with her clients and the growth they experience from the work. She finds this mind-body transformation has a profound effect on the clients’ well-being.

In her spare time she enjoys hiking with her dog, reading, yoga, traveling, back country backpacking & dancing. And many more activities!

Mary Henzie
Mary HenziePilates Instructor / Postural Therapy Alignment
A resident of the Pacific Northwest since 1973, became a fitness instructor in 1992.

She has an extensive background in Hatha yoga and other fitness work.

After practicing Pilates for several years she became a certified Stott Pilates instructor in 2005.

She has traveled extensively throughout latin America, and also enjoys gardening and meditation.

She has a bachelors degree in fine arts.

Walter Kennedy
Walter KennedyPilates Instructor
Walter has been teaching Pilates since 2003 at the Midtown Pilates Center. Walter was a professional dancer for over twenty years touring internationally with the Lewitzky Dance Company based in Los Angeles.

He was drawn to Pilates to help with injury prevention and to increase flexibility, and it has helped him to prolong his dance career.

His teaching of Pilates is based in the Stott method and also utilizes his breadth of knowledge about the body from almost 30 years of teaching and studying dance and related somatic practices.

Walter is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Dance at University of Oregon specializing in technique and composition.

Janell Reidl
Janell ReidlPilates Instructor
Janell discovered pilates while studying music, theatre, and dance at the University of Oregon over 10 years ago.

After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree, she relocated to Chicago and then Los Angeles to become a musician. After some years of recording and performing, she returned to the Eugene area, and trained at Midtown privately.

Realizing the benefits and wanting to help others make discoveries within, she decided to study at the Stott training facility in Portland, Oregon. Janell began teaching at Midtown in 2008.

Janell enjoys an active lifestyle that includes pilates, dance and Bikram yoga.

Teddy Thorn
Teddy ThornPilates Instructor
Teddy started taking Pilates at Midtown in 2009 after experiencing long term chronic pain and limitations resulting from a back injury.

After experiencing profound positive results from Pilates, she wanted to share her enthusiasm and help empower others to make positive changes in their bodies.

Teddy is in the process of pursuing a full Stott Pilates Certification.

She spends her leisure time riding horses and dancing Argentine Tango.

Hilary Kretchmer
Hilary Kretchmer Pilates Instructor
Hilary comes from a lifelong love of movement, and truly enjoys helping others reach and exceed their health and fitness goals. After graduating in 1984 with a BFA in Dance from California Institute of the Arts, Hilary spent decades thriving in a variety of customer service, administrative, design and marketing positions, while simultaneously choreographing and performing in dance concerts, vocal performances, and community theater. Some of the highlights include: co-producing a dance concert at the Cunningham Studio in NYC; earning an MA in Interdisciplinary Arts from SFSU; co-founding and co-producing Marin’s 21st Century Dance Collaboration, a showcase for the original works of choreographers in collaboration with composers held at the Marin Civic Center between 1995 and 2002; being thrown into the amazing world of LAMP and the internet as the Webmaster at CHAT Communication Services/WebLink, Inc. from 1997-2002; singing with The Octurnals jazz ensemble; getting married and giving birth to a beautiful baby girl at the ripe old age of 40; co-creating 2 Eye Studios, Inc., a small start-up design company that endured for nine years; discovering the rehabilitative power of Pilates at Midtown Pilates Center; working as the marketing director at the Science Factory in Eugene; having the courage to reinvent herself and become a fitness instructor at age 50; and, working as an apprentice and then a Certified Pilates Instructor at all three locations of Body Kinetics in Marin (2013-2014).

Hilary is a Stott Pilates Certified Instructor (all apparatus/all levels), a certified yoga instructor (RYT 200), a Total Barre Qualified Instructor, a TRX Qualified Instructor, and licensed to teach Zumba, Zumba Gold, Zumba Toning and Aqua Zumba. Since 2011, Hilary has taught at multiple studios and gyms in Marin County, CA and Eugene, OR. She joined Midtown Pilates Center as an instructor in 2014.