A Master Pilates Instructor, Haley Shoor opened Element Pilates after more than 10 years of teaching in New York City, New Jersey, and Florida. As an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew, Haley teaches STOTT PILATES certification courses. All Element Pilates instructors have been trained and certified by Haley Shoor.
Element Pilates highly trained instructors are knowledgeable in anatomy and biomechanics, so we know how to achieve optimal results while keeping true to our Pilates principles. We are also well-versed in working with injuries and special populations, including pre- and post-natal and post-mastectomy, as well as patients coping with chronic disease such as arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and osteoporosis.
Haley has carefully selected all our instructors, and they all share her vision--to help clients move better and feel confident in their body.
Growing up in North Florida, Haley fell in love with dance movement at her Montessori preschool. By the age of 11, she enrolled in Florida Ballet at Jacksonville’s professional training program.
Haley found Pilates through her ballet training in Jacksonville. As she advanced from corps de ballet to soloist, it became clear to her that Pilates training enhanced her ballet technique. Haley went on to perform with Florida Ballet, Connecticut Ballet, and New York Live Arts. Her New York performance in Joffrey Ballet headmaster Davis Robertson’s “Romeo and Juliet” was praised by The New York Times as “gentle, lyrical.”
Throughout the years she danced professionally in New York, Haley also taught Pilates in a variety of settings. She focused on teaching post-injury clients and working within a rehab setting. Haley worked with physical therapists providing in-house continuing education and helped to develop a program for women transitioning from post-mastectomy physical therapy to Pilates. Haley has also trained many top athletes, helping them maintain prime fitness levels while remaining injury-free.
Since giving birth to her own two amazing children, Haley loves to help moms-to-be keep fit and healthy during pregnancy and to support new mamas as they regain strength and feel great in their new bodies. Haley is also a certified personal trainer through the American Council on Exercise, and she is adept at bridging the gap between mind-body exercise and resistance training.
A Master Pilates Instructor, Haley Shoor opened Element Pilates after more than 10 years of teaching in New York City, New Jersey, and Florida. As an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew, Haley teaches STOTT PILATES certification courses.
Haley is passionate about helping her clients understand their bodies better so that they can find strength and confidence through movement-- regardless of age or fitness level!
Haley is a Master Pilates Instructor and an Instructor Trainer for MERRITHEW™ specializing in STOTT PILATES® Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels and Matwork.
Regina’s interest in Pilates was sparked when she saw a television commercial emphasizing its mind-body connection. She purchased several Pilates videos, and practiced diligently in her family room.
She had been diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease several years earlier, and she quickly found that Pilates improved her symptoms. “Pilates was the only form of exercise that alleviated many of my gastrointestinal pain issues,” she says. “At that point, I realized that I wanted to become a certified Pilates teacher to help people find relief in their pain, just as Pilates had helped me.”
Regina is a graduate of the School of Engineering at Manhattan College, and she applied the determination, discipline and organizational skills she acquired there to a Pilates certification. Regina was originally certified in Classical Pilates, then she received an additional certification through the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA). Still, Regina sought a greater understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the body, so she pursued a certification in STOTT PILATES. Regina’s certifications in both Classical Pilates and STOTT PILATES certifies her in all Pilates apparatus including Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, and Matwork.
She enjoys taking Pilates training and education courses and loves teaching her group and private classes. “It is my absolute pleasure to be working at Element Pilates with Haley, who has tremendously inspired me over the years,” she says. Regina has also been supported by her wonderful husband and two children, who have encouraged her Pilates journey.
“My hope and goal in my Pilates career is to inspire and motivate my clients,” says Regina. “I share my love and peacefulness of Pilates with my clients, and I feel extremely grateful for the positive impact Pilates has had on their lives.”