Lancaster County native (and Move It client) Ellen Zeswitz, MS, RD, LDN, recently joined us at Move It Studio as a pilates instructor. We are excited to have her share her story about her movement (and Move It) experience.
“I was a cheerleader when I went to Manheim Township High School and also at West Chester University. After graduating college I struggled finding a style of movement I enjoyed. I tried lots of different things like running and yoga, but nothing stuck. I took my first Pilates class in 2018 and fell in love.”
Ellen was a client at Move It Studio’s Manheim Township location and loved Pilates so much she decided she wanted to take the Pilates Teacher Training offered by Move It Studio (led by Deb Nehlig) during COVID in 2020. After finishing her training, we were thrilled that she decided to teach at Move It!
“Pilates is a type of movement that I’ve connected with the most. It lengthens and strengthens and I feel stronger every time I do it. After just a few Pilates classes, I started to feel myself standing, sitting, and walking differently. I also felt more toned than I ever had by just simply lifting weights. Starting my day with Pilates gives me energy and makes me feel strong all day. “
This is Ellen’s first experience teaching Pilates and she finds teaching to be empowering. “I enjoy watching others get stronger and seeing their bodies respond to consistent classes. Their progress is exciting to watch.”
Ellen knows that a lot of people find Pilates to be intimidating, but she offers movement modifications and has a slower teaching style so a beginner is as comfortable in a class as someone who has been practicing Pilates for years.
Ellen is dedicated to overall health and well-being; physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. If you’re wondering what those initials are after her name, Ellen is also a licensed dietitian. The MS is for “Master of Science”, RD is “Registered Dietitian,” and “LDN” denotes that she is a “Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist”.
Come to one of Ellen’s classes and say “hi”!
Mat Pilates is offered on the following days a times: