Move Missoula opened for business on March 7, 2011. Owned and operated by Alison Laundrie, Move Missoula is dedicated to enriching lives through movement. At its core, Move Missoula is a genuine Pilates studio teaching the principles developed by Joseph Pilates. Move Instructors are all Certified Pilates Instructors, teaching classical Pilates in Private and Semi-Private Sessions and in group Mat and Apparatus classes. Move Missoula offers group fitness classes geared to making you happier and healthier, including Pilates and MOVE Barre. Our team is continuously inspired by the healing effects of intelligent movement. We recognize that every day is different just as each client. We believe that movement taught under educated instruction and mindful intent of the client’s boundaries and expectations creates a strong body and strong mind. We work thoughtfully per day, per class hoping to inspire people to move and take a positive approach and responsibility for their overall health and well being.
It is my passion to help each client achieve what is important to them, whether it is healing from an injury, building athletic performance strength, or just maintaining overall strength and flexibility. My approach to each client is specific and personal to their strengths and weaknesses. I am certified by Power Pilates, NYC and the Physical Mind Institute. I have been teaching since 1997. For the last 9 years, I have worked side by side and have studied Pilates in New York with highly experienced trainers such as Bob Liekens, Susan Moran-Perich and the renowned Romana Kryzanowska. I am a certified teacher-trainer for all Power Pilates certification programs and continuing education courses. This has given me the opportunity to travel nationally and internationally experiencing how Pilates positively transforms people’s lives and livelihood. A BFA degree in Modern Dance has given me a thorough knowledge of kinesiology and anatomy, an understanding of movement and proper alignment. I believe in Pilates and enjoy witnessing the transformations clients experience through this form of exercise. This is my life and my passion. I would love to share it with you.
I grew up in the Missoula way: dancing, skiing, snowboarding, running and hiking. After finishing up my BA in Dance at the University of Washington, I taught at a private school and was assistant director to the resident dance company for 5 years. I started feeling all this activity in my body in my early thirties and started searching out ways to heal. Pilates and Barre were my answer. I had only dabbled in it before finding Alison and Faith at Move Missoula. Since regularly studying and taking class I feel my body is stronger than it has ever been. I have seen this work help so many bodies with all types of issues and am so excited to be continuing my education so I can help others challenge themselves and find their own strength. Jenna is certified with Power Pilates in Pilates Mat and certified with Move for Barre. She is currently finishing her 600 hour Comprehensive Certification!
When I first started Pilates, I could feel a shift happening in my body. I could also feel the positive impact when going about my daily life. I remember saying to my husband, “it’s so amazing, I’d love to be able to teach someday”. Three kiddos later, not only do I teach, I continue to practice and receive Pilates in my own body. Both Pilates and Move Barre have helped me throughout my pregnancies and with recovering and maintaining my physical and mental health. Through the years, I have become comprehensively certified through Power Pilates with Alison and continue to be mentored and inspired daily, not only in teaching, but in my own practice as well. As a working mother, I thrive to maintain and fine tune the health/work/life balance. I’m excited to help you find your balance and help you discover what amazing things your body can do through mindful movement! Jenny is comprehensively certified with Power Pilates and certified with Move Missoula for Move Barre.
Maer has been teaching movement of some kind for over 20 years. She started her career as a wilderness instructor, bike tour leader and ski instructor. Since then, she has earned a Master’s Degree in Experiential Education along numerous movement certifications. Maer currently teaches Mat Pilates, Move Barre, yoga, yoga therapy, TRX and CoreAlign. Plus, she is a swim coach for triathletes and a certified Cancer Exercise Specialist. Maer volunteers with Fit to Fight and teaches Yoga Thrive, a research based yoga program for cancer survivors. Go Maer!
Stephanie Boone was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. After closing her eyes and pointing in a four year college book, she landed on The University of Montana and made her way to Missoula where she found her true love for fitness. Since arriving in Missoula in 2002, Steph has co-founded The Girls Way of Missoula, received certifications in ACE Group fitness, ACE Personal Training, RevMaster Cycling, Zumba, Power Pilates, and MOVE Barre! Steph loves spending time with her husband, 2 year old son, and of course working out!