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Lorraine Canzoniero, MS, is co-owner of Bedford Pilates and Fitness Studio since 2003 with sister, Dale Weber. Lorraine started her career working in Human Resources. She joined forces with her sister and started a dance-fitness company for fun (in between jobs!) Who knew it would be her lifetime career! They had 10 instructors throughout Westchester. After Lorraine moved to Northern Westchester they also opened a fitness studio (...And Fitness For All). Then finally in 2003, they opened Bedford Pilates and Fitness Studio. Lorraine has a Masters in Exercise Physiology, is American Council on Exercise (ACE) Gold Certified, Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) Gold Certified, Stott Pilates Certified, Pink Ribbon (Breast Cancer Survivor Exercises) Certified, Buff Bones (Osteoporosis Exercises) Certified, and has Post-Rehab Conditioning Specialization. Lorraine also was on the ACE Continuing Education Faculty (providing CEC workshops to trainers), and was a contributor to ACE's Fit Journal. Lorraine works with all levels of clients and specializes in beginners, post-rehab, clients with lower back issues and seniors but trains plenty of fitness enthusiasts. Lorraine takes a conservative progressive approach to clients with special concerns. She enjoys most seeing the success of her clients as they progress, get stronger and be able to function better in their daily lives. Lorraine also offers special Healthy Back Private Sessions (see description in Workshops) to clients who need to learn stretches to release tightness in back and learn strategies to keep back pain at bay. Please email to get more info.
Dale Weber, MS, is co-owner of Bedford Pilates and Fitness Studio since 2003, with sister, Lorraine Canzoniero. Prior to which they owned a fitness studio(...And Fitness for All) and a dance/fitness company. Dale has a Masters in Exercise Physiology, is American Council on Exercise (ACE) Gold Certified, Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) Gold Certified, Stott Pilates Certified, Pink Ribbon (Breast Cancer Survivor Exercises) Certified, Buff Bones (Osteoporosis Exercises) Certified and has Post-Rehab Conditioning Specialization. Dale was on the ACE Continuing Education Faculty (providing CEC workshops to trainers) and was a contributor to ACE's Fit Journal. She presented at IDEA Conference on Exercise and Aging. She is currently a guest trainer as she is semi-retired.
Phyllis Levi has been a fitness professional since 1999. She left a very hectic and stressful career as an ABC Television Producer to be a stay-at-home mom to her two children -also a hectic and stressful life choice but undeniably rewarding! Phyllis has been an ACE Certified Instructor and Personal Trainer since 1999. She followed that with Pilates Certifications from Stott Pilates, Power Pilates, and Pilates Method Alliance (PMA). Phyllis worked with Lorraine and Dale in their previous fitness studio and then expanded her fitness career to train in Pilates and joined them when they opened Bedford Pilates in 2003! Phyllis believes that everyone's fitness journey should be a fun one. She has always believed that physical exercise plays an essential role in one's overall well-being and at all stages of life. She brings variety, creativity and challenge to all of her classes, motivating individuals to transform their lives, and inspiring each and every one of them to leave class feeling stronger, walking taller and with a smile on their face! Phyllis currently teaches group classes on Monday and Fridays mornings.
Tia Thornton has been with Bedford Pilates and Fitness Studio since it opened in 2003! She completed her classical Pilates training with the Pilates Studio in New York and is also Certified by Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) and Buff Bones (Training for Clients with Osteoporosis). Tia is knowledgeable and works well with seniors, clients with issues, advanced clients and everyone in between! She is a great overall Pilates Trainer for all ages and levels of fitness. She is detail oriented and has a calm demeanor which appeals to all. She continues her Pilates Education with Workshops and Conferences.
Janice joined Bedford Pilates in 2006. Pilates is a 2nd career for Janice. She started her professional career at IBM in Human Resource Management but later left the corporate world to raise her 2 sons and later to pursue her passion in fitness. Janice is a PMA (Pilates Method Alliance) Certified Instructor as well as ACE (American Council on Exercise) Certified Personal Trainer. She recently became a Buff Bones Certified Instructor to better work with clients with Osteoporosis. She continues her Pilates education with workshops and conferences throughout the year. Clients working with Janice receive personalized training that helps them work to their potential with a creative athletic twist to their Pilates training and conditioning. Janice believes we can, in fact, should continue practicing Pilates for the rest of our lives to improve the quality of the rest of our lives.
Pilates Trainer/Yoga Instructor
Keith's life became focused on healthy living after a Diabetes diagnosis in 2004. He actively sought a more active lifestyle, opening him up to his diet, triathlons, Yoga and Pilates. This altered his career path to pursue Yoga and Pilates Certifications. Since his strength is connecting with people, he began a new career teaching Yoga to help people manage their stress and to create a well-rounded healthy lifestyle. He noticed people were still not connecting with their cores and proper alignment suffered because of core weakness....so he began his journey to a 600 hr Classical Pilates certification which he successfully completed. Keith's ultimate goal is to help people realize their own physicality, coordination, flexibility and core strength through a healthier lifestyle . This way everyone can create the life they want to live, regardless of issues. Keith is available for privates with Yoga and/or Pilates and is currently teaching a Yoga Group Class on Thursdays 8:30 am.