we were born out of a love of movement

 From the design of our studio to the flow of the classes, we hope to provide a quality experience tailored to the needs of each and every body.  We proudly use Balanced Body equipment, and are excited to offer Hurraw! balm, Toesox, and bkr bottles, as well as Spiritual Gangster and Maaji activewear, in our boutique. 

Whether you are recovering from an injury, looking to enhance athletic performance, or just looking to add something new to your routine, we would love the opportunity to help you achieve your goals! 

 

meet our instructors

Perrey

owner + pilates instructor

From skiing and rafting to hiking and waterskiing, Perrey Sobba enjoyed an active childhood in Whitefish, MT.  She began figure skating at the age of 3 and enjoyed a successful career that took her all over the United States and Canada to compete and train. In addition to figure skating, she spent many years as a tap dancer and member of Feat by Feet, Montana’s only tap performing company; she traveled to LA, NYC, Chicago, and Washington DC to learn and perform. Perrey ventured east to attend Boston College where she was a member of the synchronized skating team.  

It was through figure skating that Perrey discovered Pilates as a way to keep her body strong and healthy.  Several years later she began her career in health and fitness by becoming a barre instructor. Quickly she expanded her teachings and now holds certifications in bootybarre™, bootybarre sculpt™, TRX®, and indoor cycling. Perrey is a fully certified Pilates instructor though BASI. As a way to share her love of movement with others and give back to her community, Perrey formed MOVE 406 - a free fitness movement based in Whitefish.  

In all of her classes and sessions, Perrey hopes to inspire others to lead a more positive and healthy lifestyle.  You can expect high energy, dynamic and innovative choreography, carefully curated sessions, and killer playlists! 

dawn

pilates instructor

Dawn Melcer has lived in the Flathead Valley for over 20 years. She enjoys skiing in the winter months and hiking, camping, and paddle boarding during the summer. For many years Dawn was an avid runner, but injuries kept her from continuing. It was at this time that she was introduced to Pilates. After realizing the benefits of Pilates for her own body, Dawn was inspired to share it with others.  

Dawn completed her full comprehensive teacher training through Body Arts and Science International (BASI), and recently received her Pilates Instructor certification. 

Outside the studio, don't be surprised if you see her out on the trails with her Golden Retriever, Riley! 


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Julie

pilates instructor

Originally from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Julie has lived in the Flathead Valley for over 10 years. Her love of the mountains and accessibility to recreation has led her to call this area home. As an avid runner and skier, she has always understood the importance of physical fitness.

Julie discovered Pilates 7 year ago as a supplement to her running routine. At the time she was nursing a few injures from overuse, including hip and lower back pain. Once Pilates became part of her routine, she began to see dramatic improvements in her skiing and running, as well as overall pain relief in her body. As she began to see these improvements, she was hooked.

Her enthusiasm for the Pilates method led her to begin a career. Julie completed her comprehensive teacher training through Equinox in Boston, Massachusetts. As a classically trained instructor, Julie focuses on incorporating the Pilates principles into functional movement that can be utilized both inside the studio as well as in an active lifestyle. 

christine

PTA + pilates matwork instructor

Christine Plunkett has been a proud Montana resident for over 25 years - growing up in Plains, attending college in Helena, and finally settling down in Kalispell.  She and her family strive to enjoy all the outdoor activities that the Flathead Valley has to offer, including boating, water sports, skiing, biking, and more!

Christine has always been drawn to medical sciences and health, earning a Bachelors degree in Biology from Carroll College.  After taking a break from the workforce to start a family, Christine returned to school to earn her Physical Therapist Assistant degree.  Shortly after graduation, Plunkett completed the BASI Pilates Matwork course.  She now works as a certified PTA for two small and well-renowned offices in the valley, focusing on manual therapy and pilates based therapeutic exercise.

Join her weekly matwork class for injuries + special populations if you require modifications due to current or prior injuries, have special needs (including pregnancy), or just want to ease into a slower flow of pilates for the beginner. 

 

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strohm

yoga + pilates mat instructor

Strohm is a home grown Montana girl born and raised in the Flathead Valley. She grew up with a love of challenging the limitations of her body which she did through sports, snowboarding and the great outdoors that Montana has to offer. Her mother introduced her to yoga as a way to keep her active body healthy and safe during all of her athletics. After high school Strohm pursed a collegiate softball career and an education in health and medicine. Those two passions lead her on the path to yoga and Pilates.

Strohm took BASI Pilates matwork training in 2015 and a month later she traveled to Costa Rica and got her 200 Hour Teacher Training Certification in Yoga.

Strohm is a caring and easy going individual which radiates through her as a teacher. She makes her classes available to all levels and body types.

                                                                                                                           

havilland

yoga + prenatal yoga instructor

Havilland O'Briant has always been interested in women's health and wellbeing, but found her passion in empowering women during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period during her travels in Bali and in India, in which she was able to shadow and assist midwives for the very first time (including the 2011 CNN Hero of the Year, Robin Lim).

While working toward earning her Associates of Science degree, she shadowed and interned with midwives Jeanne Tremper (CNM), Carrie Corbett (LM, CPM), and Heather Holman (LM) while working as a doula on the side.

In addition, she completed her 200 Hatha yoga teacher training at Shanti Yoga in Whitefish. Degree in hand, she then pursued Vinyasa-based training in yoga for pregnancy in New York City at the Prenatal Yoga Center (85 hours).

When Havilland is not working as a doula or as an assistant to the Fern Creek Midwives, she enjoys running and hiking through Glacier National Park and the trails of Whitefish.