Gidget Anthony

Owner of The Designed Body, Senior Pilates Trainer 

Gidget is the owner of The Designed Body and has worked in the fitness industry since 1991 in a variety of roles.  She considers herself a knowledge “junkie” and has spent the past few years expanding her knowledge into the field of the fascial system.  She has earned the qualification of Level 3 Specialist in Fascial Stretch Therapy and is now studying how Fascial Movement Training can improve body function and mechanics.  Acquiring additional knowledge of how the body is designed to work and how we can achieve our goals has become her passion.

“I am interested in training bodies throughout the many phases of life.  Whether you have an injury or pain, want to relieve stress and make time for yourself or are looking to become more competitive at your sport.  I want to assist you with your journey”

Certifications/Training:

  • Merrithew™ Lead Instructor Trainer for STOTT PILATES® Mat, Reformer, CCB and ISP
  • Fascial Movement Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™
  • Total Barre™ Instructor Trainer
  • FST (Fascial Stretch Therapy) Level 3 Fitness Specialist
  • Life Stretch Certified
  • ZEN•GA™ Mat and Equipment Certified
  • Core™ Athletic Conditioning and Performance Training Certified
  • TRX Suspension Training Certified
  • Fascial Dissection training with Tom Myers

Dani Lieberman

Senior Pilates Trainer

Dani Lieberman, originally from Toronto, was introduced to the fitness industry through her previous dance instructors. She received a Bachelors of Science in Nutrition from Syracuse University and furthered her career by gaining a Diploma in Culinary Arts & Food Science from The French Culinary Institute in New York City. She began practicing Yoga in 2003 and received her RYT – 200 hour yoga teacher training certificate in 2012. Additionally, over the past two years, she has enhanced her professional career by becoming a fully certified STOTT PILATES® instructor, TRX instructor, Total Barre instructor, FST level 1 certified and a GYROTONIC® Trainer. Dani utilizes her diverse array of skills and interests to assist her clients in achieving their wellness goals. She aims to inspire and motivate people to move, bringing energy and health into all aspects of their lives.

Certifications/Training:

  • PMA certified
  • STOTT PILATES fully certified
  • Vinyasa Yoga 200 hour teacher training
  • TRX Certified
  • FST Level 1 Certified
  • Gyrotonic Licensed Trainer
  • BS in Nutrition, Syracuse University 2010

Amanda Linfield

Total Barre Instructor

Amanda is a Apprentice Level trainer with a 14 year pilates practice behind her! Pilates peaked her interest at the age of 16 and she has been hooked ever since. Amanda has been with The Designed Body for three years, and has also worked in children’s fitness for the last four years. Amanda believes that everyone is a work in progress, whether that be physical or mental, and by adding a healthy exercise and diet regimen a person can improve their quality of life. She is trained in Mat, Reformer, Barre, and is available for private, semi-private, and group sessions.

Certifications/Training:

  • STOTT PILATES trained in matwork and reformer
  • Total Barre Certified

Melissa Monroe

Senior Pilates Trainer

Melissa Monroe is a fully certified STOTT PILATES® instructor with over 20 years of experience teaching movement. She’s also a fascia movement instructor with a passion for how the body works and what it needs. She is passionate about exceeding expectations and helping people breath, move, and feel better than they can imagine. Melissa is also a certified health coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, the largest nutrition school in the world. She’s dedicated to a holistic approach that works with the whole person. She believes people deserve to be healthy, pain-free, and vibrant at all ages.

“We are complex beings–flesh and bones, energy and intuition, life stories, hopes and dreams.  Healing involves our whole being, it occurs on a multitude of levels. “

Certifications/Training:

  • Mat, Reformer, CCB, and ISP Certified through STOTT PILATES®
  • ZENGA™ Mat and Equipment Certified
  • Fascial Movement Certified with Merrithew Health & Fitness™
  • Certified Holistic Health Coach through Institute of Integrative Nutrition®

Amanda Taylor

STOTT PILATES® Mat & Reformer and CCB Instructor Trainer

Amanda’s extensive Pilates education, certifications and teaching experience began in 1992. After years of continuous studies and teaching in health clubs, spas and Pilates studios, she discovered in 2000 the STOTT PILATES® Method, a contemporary approach to the original works of Joseph Pilates. Amanda completed her certifications at Merrithew™ in Toronto, becoming a Certified Instructor as well as a Certified Instructor Trainer.

In spring of 2014, Amanda attended Fascia-Wise, a workshop presented by Karin Locher, founder of Spatial Medicine|CPM affiliated with Thomas Myers. Karin’s introduction of myofascial meridians within the Pilates method was the beginning of an awakening in Amanda who sensed the possibilities of new pathways to gain vitality and restoration. Curious, fascinated by the process and desiring of change, she felt committed to continue her studies with Spatial Medicine.

Certifications/Training:

  • STOTT PILATES instructor trainer in mat, reformer, cadillac, chair and barrels
  • Spatial Medicine Certified
  • ZEN●GA™
  • MELT Method®
  • Fascial Stretch Therapy™