Move Missoula opened for business on March 7, 2011. Owned and operated by Alison Laundrie and Faith Frazier, 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. Alison and Faith are 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.
Alison and Faith are 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.
Move Missoula is a Power Pilates Regional Training Center providing professional Pilates certification and continuing education. Power Pilates is a leading educator within the industry and Alison is a Power Pilates Teacher Trainer.
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.
Growing up as a ski and snowboard instructor, I discovered the passion for teaching and empowering people through movement. After earning a BA in Anthropology from the University of Colorado, I relocated to Missoula where I met Alison fresh from NYC. A Pilates enthusiast since high school (my mom introduced me to Pilates for bad posture and lower back pain from snowboarding injuries!); Alison mentored my Pilates experience and inspired me to return to my teaching roots. Through Power Pilates, I am Comprehensively Certified and hold a Certificate in Beginner and Intermediate Mat. I have found a true passion in teaching Pilates and I am inspired on a daily basis.
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.
I first started practicing Pilates when I was pregnant with my oldest daughter. Six years and another kiddo later, my practice continues and my body thanks me. Not only did Pilates help me throughout both of my pregnancies, it has also helped with recovering and maintaining my physical and mental health. To deepen my understanding of the basic fundamentals, I have become certified through Power Pilates and continue to be mentored and inspired daily, not only in my own practice, but in teaching as well. As a working mother, I thrive to maintain and fine tune the work/life balance. I’m excited to help you find a balance and discover what your body can do through movement!
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!
My first interest in Pilates was when I was fifteen. I took a class at the local park district and have been consistently exploring the Pilates realm since then. My interest really took off when I took a class from Faith and met Alison months later. The classes and services offered at Move Missoula inspired me to take my knowledge and level of Pilates a step further. I became certified in Beginner and Intermediate Mat through Power Pilates and have loved being a Pilates teacher every minute since then. Through my own experiences I have gained a sense of body awareness that no other trainer or workout class could have taught me. I love to see people challenging their limits, gaining that sense of awareness and enjoying Pilates. That is what inspires me to continuously be the best teacher and student of Pilates that I can be.
1900 W BROADWAY, C MISSOULA, MT 59808
(406) 830.3053 INFO@MOVEMISSOULA.COM