Self confidence, assurance, poise. A correctly set body.
Stemming from the inability to be complacent, Aplomb Pilates was born in quarantine. A group of instructors affected by a shut down came together not just for themselves but for their students. Pilates is not just an exercise program - it is the functionality of life. No matter if you are a professional athlete or have physical limitations, Pilates will help you understand your minds connection to your body.
Cara Metallo began her Pilates journey in 2005 in New York City. In 2009 she was certified in Mat Pilates from PHI. Cara has been teaching with the Fox Chapel Area Adult education since then. In 2011 she was certified as a Holistic Health Care Professional from the American Association of Drug less Practitioners and the School of Integrative Nutrition. Currently Cara has completed her Barre Above certification as well as her Reformer, TRX, Exo Chair, Barre, Ladder Barrel and Spine Corrector Comprehensive certification from Club Pilates.
I first heard of Pilates back in 2004 from my Chiropractor. I was seeing a Chiropractor for excruciating lower back pain. He took X-rays & informed me that I had Scoliosis. He said to try Pilates, and after about a month or so I felt so much better! I wanted to learn as much as possible about Pilates. Now I ️love helping others feel better too!
Trudi is a registered Nuclear Medicine Technologist. She took an early retirement after 14 years as a Nuclear Sales Specialist for Phillips Healthcare to watch her grandchildren. Trudi still wanted to make a difference in the community so she became certified in PiYo by Beachbody.
She went on to get certified in SOULFusion and SOULStrength. All of Trudi’s classes are designed for any age group. These fun classes are adaptable to each individual’s physical abilities and limitations.
Trudi has had previous experiences teaching at Vigor, summers at Hartwood Acres for the AlleghenyCounty Parks, Fox Chapel Area Adult Education, and Precision Physical Therapy and Performance.
Trudi is looking forward to joining the Aplomb Pilates team.
Emily discovered Pilates after having her 5th child. She tried pelvic floor therapy and felt she needed something more to sufficiently rehab her whole body. She turned to the principles of Pilates to strengthen her core, correct her poor posture, support hypermobile joints and improve simple tasks like lifting laundry baskets and carrying groceries. Practicing Pilates exercises 2 to 3 times a week changed everything!
Emily is a Pediatric Occupational Therapist and has earned her instructors certificate through the Club Pilates Teacher Training program. She now uses her new career as a Pilates Instructor to improve everyday functional activities through classical and modern Pilates exercises. Degrees include: Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy from Duquesne University, Bachelors of Science in Health Science with a minor in Psychology and focus in Special Education from Duquesne University.
"It doesn't matter if you became a mother last week or 50 years ago, your body deserves all the benefits Pilates provides to put you back together. You deserve to repair and redeem your mental, sexual, and physical self so you can continue to give love and care to others. You can't fill up others if you are empty."