MEET THE TEACHERS AT PILATES BY LINDA & CO.

Since its commercial arrival in the late 1990's, Pilates has revolutionized the exercise and fitness industry; following years of high-impact, go for the burn workouts. The slower, more sensible approach has been welcomed by many; a program that you can look forward to, one that engages you and leaves you refreshed, alert, and with a feeling of physical and mental well-being.  

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Competently trained and knowledgeable practitioners are an essential element in realizing your potential. Our teachers have undergone many hours of training and, with some, many years of study. Books and videos are good for reference, but they cannot take the place of learning one-on-one with a qualified teacher.

And, the example set by a sincere instructor can inspire your own progress.

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Linda Houck has spent over 25 years training and learning, following her graduation from the University of Pennsylvania. She began as a Personal Trainer, and over the years has become the area's "go-to-person" in the methods of Pilates to heal and maintain our bodies. Following is a list of Linda's Certifications:

  • Physicalmind Institute Certified Pilates Teacher

  • Pilates for Golf Certified Conditioning Specialist

  • Pilates Pink Ribbon Program Certified Teacher for Post-Operative Breast Cancer Rehabilitation

  • American Fitness and Aerobics Association Certified Personal Trainer

  • American Council on Exercise Certified Personal Trainer

  • American Fitness and Aerobics Association Certified Aerobics/Group Instructor

  • Member: IDEA (International Dance and Exercise Association)

Alissa Kalczuk received her Mat certification in 2009, completing over 140 hours of training through Body Precision Studio’s program. Shen continued her education through Balanced Body, receiving her certification as a Comprehensive Certified Pilates Teacher in 2014. She is also a member of the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA). Alissa’s passion for Pilates was born out of a personal quest for her own health which quickly turned into a love and appreciation to learn and teach the amazing art of Pilates. Alissa has been with Pilates by Linda since 2010. She teaches group classes and privates. She currently lives in Fox Chase with her husband and two sons.

Karin Pitcairn writes about herself: While living in San Francisco and working in Marketing / Advertising, I realized I wanted to do something with my life that helped others in a positive way. My passion for fitness turned into a career in 2003 when I became an AFAA certified Personal Trainer, followed later as a AFAA certified Group Exercise Instructor. Shortly after having my daughter, I was back in the gym but weight training was too strenuous for my joints. It was at that time that I began my own Pilates practice at Pilates by Linda. Three years later, I knew I wanted to help others in the same way. In 2012, I became a Certified Pilates Teacher on all equipment through the BASI program. I am involved in the development and instruction of the Barre2Sculpt™ class exclusively at Pilates by Linda. “I believe that overall fitness is achieved through balancing our minds as well as our bodies. In my experience, frequent exercise has brought synchronicity to my life to help manage the stresses of daily living. If the mind and body are in balance, then a perfect harmony is created within each of us.”

Regina Labetskaya began studying Pilates in 2002, receiving her first certification in Minsk, Belarus in 2008. This was followed by a certification through the Pilates Institute in Moscow in 2010. After moving to the USA in 2011, she started working at Pilates by Linda. In 2012, Regina was certified through the BASI Comprehensive Teacher Training Course.

Eliezar Rabello was born and raised in the small village of Anori in the Amazon jungle of Brazil. He became a principal dancer with the resident company at the Amazon Opera House. In 2001, he moved to Los Angeles and joined the Lula Washington Dance Theatre. He also danced with the Lake Arrowhead Classical Ballet Company and was a guest dancer with other LA based companies. Besides dance, Eliezar is also a Pilates Teacher trained by Karen Clippinger and certified by BASI. He is a passionate teacher but his biggest passion is his family.

Physical fitness, as envisioned by Joe Pilates, taught by trained and certified instructors, at PILATES By Linda & Co.®  
© 2011 by Pilates by Linda & Co., LLC

2511 Huntingdon Pike (Rear Building)
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
Phone: (215) 947-5510
Email: Linda@PilatesbyLinda.com