Stephanie Manning

Stephanie Manning has been teaching for as long as she can remember. Injury rehabilitation and prevention is what led her to the Pilates practice, but her passion for health, well-being, and mobility is what permeates through her teaching. Stephanie is a Pilates Method Alliance trained teacher, under Mary J Brown of St. Louis, and a PMA® Certified Pilates Teacher. She continues to seek training and experience from a variety of professionals in the field. She has completed observations and classes at Pilates Aligned, in Denver, Colorado, under Cara Reeser, a second generation trained teacher and carrier of the Kathy Grant work. Stephanie is currently attending The Pilates Center of Boulder Colorado for an additional Pilates Certification.

Stephanie took the studio over after teaching here for about three years. She is excited to continue to offer The Pilates Barre Studio to the Edwardsville Community, and looks forward to helping clients evolve, strengthen, and restore.

Certificates of Training: Pilates Comprehensive Training through The Core Center, Pilates Method Alliance Certified, AFAA Group Fitness Certification, The Pilates Center in Boulder, CO Pilates Teacher Bridge Program.
Degree: Bachelors of Education and Masters in Administrative Leadership
Hometown: Shiloh, IL
Career before Pilates: Career before Pilates was teaching 5th grade – I love teaching!

Learn More about Stephanie

Favorite thing to eat for breakfast? Oatmeal with blueberries, nuts, and protein powder!
I don’t leave home without? my cell phone
What qualities do you most admire in a teacher? I admire a teacher that can teach you the quality and skill in a precise way so I can accomplish more!
Top 3 places you’ve traveled? Kauai, Maya Rivera, and Bahamas
What is your signature fashion style? Casual Chic (I took a quiz) 🙂
Top 3 things on your “To Do Before I Die” list? Visit Singapore ( I was born there), Hike the Na’Pali Coast, Camp at the Grand Canyon
What’s your Pilates “a-ha” moment? When I realized what quality movement looks like and feels like
Two words that describe your teaching style? Subtle Strength
Favorite blog? I would have to say our instructor Caryl’s: More Pieces of Me
How has Pilates changed your body? It has slimmed down my body to be leaner feeling stronger and more connected
I am an expert in…..? learning!
Where can we find you on any given Saturday night? At the lake with my family