Trainer Bios

TRAINER BIOS

Clare Westwood (Owner/Operator, Clearly Pilates)

Clare Westwood, Owner

Clare Westwood, Owner

Clare is a Peak Pilates® Comprehensive Certified Instructor and Mad Dogg Spinning® instructor.  Peak Pilates® is an internationally recognized Pilates certification program.  This includes: Peak Pilates®  Mat Levels I, II and III, Peak Pilates®  Reformer and Cadillac Levels I, II and III, Peak Pilates®  Chair and Barrel I and II, Pilates Gym Stick and Peak Pilates®  MvE Chair Certifications.  Clare has successfully competed the Peak Pilates® Comprehensive Exam which is a nationally recognized certification test given by Peak.  Clare has been taking Pilates classes for over 14 years and has been training clients for over eight years.   Her client base ranges from beginners to professional athletes, stunt men and women and professional dancers. 

On the business side of things, Clare is a seasoned business professional, having worked in the Human Resource Management field for over a dozen years.  She has her Masters in Human Resource Management and has used her experience and education in managing her business.

 

Allie Castello

Allie Castello is a graduate from Point Park University. She earned a B.A. in Dance with a concentration in Modern Dance.  Allie is a fully certified pilates teacher through Power Pilates. She has done numerous hours of continuing education to deepen her understanding of the method. Allie works full time teaching dance and pilates. She understands that movement can be used in multiple facets. Through teaching and through her own practice, Allie has experienced how movement heals. Allie continues to dive deeper into the layers of pilates, hoping that she can continue to help empower those she teaches through movement.

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Judy Elias

Judy is a Peak Pilates® Comprehensive Certified Instructor and Mad Dogg Spinning® Instructor.  Peak Pilates® is an internationally recognized Pilates certification program.  This includes: Peak Pilates®  Mat Levels I, II and III, Peak Pilates®  Reformer and Cadillac Levels I, II and III and Peak Pilates® Chair and Barrel I and II.  Judy has successfully completed the Peak Pilates® Comprehensive Exam which is a nationally recognized certification test given by Peak.  Judy Began Pilates with a certification through Power Pilates in New York in 2003 and then went on to complete her certification through Peak Pilates®.   Judy is also certified through AFAA in Group Exercise, Cycle, Zumba, Senior Fitness and Kettlebell, and has been teaching group classes and training private clients for 22 years.  Look for Judy on the local Moon Access Channel; she hosts a Pilates TV show! 

Kim O'Neill

Kim has had a lifetime relationship with fitness as a way to maintain her overall health through her personal commitment to running and weight lifting.  Kim taught aerobic classes as a teen and has run in many distance running races, including a half and full marathon. Kim fell in love with Spinning® after a running injury left her unable to maintain the mileage on the road.  She became a certified Mad Dogg Spinning® instructor - she loved it that much!  Kim is excited about the opportunities Spinning® can bring to improve the health and fitness of Clearly Pilates' clients.  Kim is the mother of three children and a military Mom, as her husband serves our Country in the United States Air Force.   (thank you for your service Lieutenant Colonel O'Neill) 

Amy White

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Amy is a certified PHI Pilates instructor and Mad Dogg Spinning® Instructor and has been teaching Pilates for over 6 years.  She started practicing Pilates when a running injury prevented her from running and was introduced to the healing qualities of the Reformer.  After experiencing her recovery from intensive Pilates work, she began to study Pilates to become certified so that she could bring the benefits of Pilates to all of her clients.  Amy has taught Pilates to a wide range of clients and enjoys teaching equipment and mat classes as well as private instruction. Amy has lived in the Pittsburgh area for 14 years and has her Bachelor Degree in Art Education.  She enjoys teaching art, fitness, Pilates, running and biking.