Meet Our Staff
Jenny Boehmer, Owner & Instructor
I took my first private Pilates session in 1998 at Erskine Fitness in Seattle. Immediately I knew Pilates was exactly what my body had been missing and desperately needed. Pilates addressed the imbalances I had developed through years of playing soccer. Since Pilates has become a regular activity in my life, I have been able to continue a very active lifestyle with minimal injuries and quick recoveries.
Having a fascination with the human body coupled with a newfound love of Pilates, I jumped at the opportunity to become a certified Pilates instructor.
Since becoming certified in 2000, I have worked with men, women, and children of all ages and fitness levels. My goal is to teach Pilates in a way that is fun, effective, and safe.
I offer private Pilates instruction and Reformer classes at a studio in downtown Everett, Washington. If you have any questions about Pilates, or would like to discuss sessions and scheduling, please email or call. I’d love to talk with you.
Melissa Barrett, Instructor
I had my first Pilates private session a few years ago at the urging of a friend. I had found myself prone to injury, had difficulty doing simple tasks and, at 50 years old, was moving and feeling like I was 30 years older.
Pilates has been life changing for me. It has made me stronger, more flexible and as a competitive fencer, more balanced in both body and mind. As Pilates has helped me, I want to help others achieve the same mobility, strength and balance that we tend to lose as we age.
I am trained in Reformer and Pilates Apparatus, plus Mat Pilates through Balanced Body. I believe if you are enjoying your workout, you will keep at it, so I strive to balance the fitness goals of every client with fun and variety during each session.
Before my Pilates career, I owned Victorian Belle, a custom wedding gown business for 17 years before retiring to focus on me after my bout of Breast cancer in 2011. I keep active with fencing, volunteering, traveling, painting, gardening, hiking and just enjoying the life, family and friends that I have been blessed with.
Hajera Ahmed, Bodyworker
Hajera is Bodyworker, Yoga Therapist, and Sound Healing practitioner since 10+ years. She practices Acupressure and Cupping therapy from the style of East Asian Medicine. She received certifications and schooling from Soaring Crane Massage & Acupuncture, Yoga Inbound Thai Yoga, and Globe Institute of Sound and Consciousness, WSU as well as several other schools. She has a BA in Philosophy and Minors in Biology, Psychology, and Art. She is an international teacher and has practiced and taught bodywork in different places around the world. Her philosophy is that all bodies can benefit from Meditation and holistic therapies, and that all people are whole beings but it is only the body/mind that comes into imbalance. She firmly believes in the benefit of natural herbs, plant medicines, exercise, yoga, and meditation, to bring balance to any body. You can find out more at embodyshenyogabodywork.com
Join our team!
- Certified in mat and all apparatus
- Experienced working with special populations (pre-and postnatal, post-rehabilitation)
- Able to customize the sessions to the student. Takes in account the student’s strengths and challenges – every student ends their session feeling successful (and feeling good!)
- Able to work independently, but also appreciates and finds value in working along side other instructors
- Highly motivated to build and retain a clientele