Drea Russell  STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor/Owner  Trained in Merrithew™ Fascial Movement  Qualified ZEN*GA™ Mat Instructor  STOTT PILATES® Injuries & Special Populations

Drea Russell

STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor/Owner

Trained in Merrithew™ Fascial Movement

Qualified ZEN*GA™ Mat Instructor

STOTT PILATES® Injuries & Special Populations

 

About Drea

I began my studies in ballet at the age of nine on my home island of Guam. From there, I continued my dance education here in the Seattle area. I loved to dance but with my continued studies and instruction of ballet and my many years of early childhood education I began to develop lower back and hip pain, until I discovered Pilates in 2012. 

I fell in love with the process, but most importantly, my body benefited greatly from it. In 2013, I embarked on a journey of becoming a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor at  Bodycenter Studio in Fremont. First, my intention was to solely become Mat certified, but my passion for Pilates continued to motivate me to become a certified Reformer, Cadillac, Stability Chair, Barrels and completed Injury/Special Populations.  Then, in June of 2016 I started working at Bodycenter Studios and opened my studio in Kirkland.

 I have a great appreciation of the diversity of strength and support each form of Pilates can provide. Also, I consider myself a life long learner and constantly seek new or reviewing materials because there is so much to soak up when it comes to learning Pilates.  

I really enjoy working with clients of all ages and stages of life. It brings great joy to have the opportunity to support and help individuals achieve their fitness and health goals. 

When I am not teaching I enjoy family time with my husband, two children and our two dogs.