Liesl Burnham, MSPT, CPI
Licensed Physical Therapist
Certified Pilates Instructor
Liesl is a physical therapist with over 16 years of experience, primarily working with repetitive use injuries, rehabilitation, and sports medicine. Liesl originally received her Pilate training through Austrailian Physiotherapy & Pilates Institute (APPI) and continued with Classical training through Power Pilates. Continuing education focus has been on lumbosacral dysfunction and stabilizaition. Her primary interest is teaching how to maximize individual function so you can enjoy life! Liesl works as a physical therapist at the Eddy Home Visiting Nurse Association and also offers private manual therapy and teaches Pilates Mat and Tower classes at the studio.
Karly Decker, MSPT, CPI
Owner, Physical Therapist, Certified Pilates Instructor
Karly is a licensed physical therapist and has been teaching Pilates since 2005. Karly graduated from Nazareth College with her Masters in physical therapy in 2003 and began work at the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation in NYC from 2003-2006. She then pursued an opportunity in Bethesda, MD, where she was able to practice Pilates-based rehabilitation in a private outpatient orthopedic setting. Karly completed her mat and apparatus certification from the Professional Health and Fitness Institute in 2005, and pursued additional comprehensive certifications from Power Pilates in 2012 and 2014, and 2015. Karly has had extensive training in manual physical therapy (including myofascial release, strain counterstain, myokinetic alignment restoration, and postural restoration with emphasis on breathing) and has found that incorporating Pilates-based exercises with manual therapy and posture alignment retraining has been the key to treating clients with chronic pain, overuse injuries, and pain from postural imbalance.
Karly, a Bethlehem Central graduate, relocated back to Delmar to be closer to family and friends. An active part of the triathlete community, Karly hopes to encourage people in Delmar with chronic pain or fear of exercise/Pilates to come out of the woodwork, and allow themselves to benefit from transforming their bodies with Pilates.
Improve Mobility, Decrease Pain,
Restore Function, Improve your Life
Talia Kuperberg, CPI
Romana Certified Pilates Instructor
Talia entered the apprentice program at Romana's pilates in New York City at the age of 18. Romana Kryzanowska was Joseph Pilate's protege, and after Talia took classes at the original Pilates studio in NYC and meeting Romana, her daughter, Sari Mejia Santo, and Romana's granddaughter Talia believed in The Method because she knew it would change her body and her life. Talia has been teaching since she was 19 and received her certification in 2007. She has continued with Pilates and believes in the Pilates Method and its ability to change the body, mind, and life. Talia enjoys watching her clients' bodies and minds transform from session to session. Since 2007, Talia has taught in various studios in NYC, including the training center for Romana's Pilates, after graduating from the program there. Talia has taught in Madrid, Spain, Saratoga Springs, Albany, and now Delmar. Talia teaches Privates, Duet (Semi-Privates), and group Reformer, Tower, and Mat classes at the studio.
Sharon O' Meara
Licensed Massage Therapist
Certified Pilates Instructor
Sharon has an undergraduate degree in Therapeutic Recreation and years of participation in sports, ballet, jazz, and Argentine Tango, as well as, a foundation instructing gymnastics and swimming. Sharon has a strong background in body movement and fitness and became immersed in Yoga and Pilates. In recent years, she has acquired a 40 hour training certificate in Ashtanga yoga and over 100 hours of Anusaara style yoga training. Since 2004, she became a certified Power Pilates Instructor. She has enjoyed a 28 year career in publishing to pursue her true passion of bodywork (massage therapy) and teaching Pilates.