Jemetta is a lifelong educator of health and fitness, with a M.Ed. from the University of Massachusetts and a B.A. from Purdue University. After 27 years of service in public education as a licensed Physical Education and Health teacher, and school administrator; she retired and started teaching group fitness classes. Jemetta is a certified Personal Trainer and Health Coach by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and a certified STOTT* Pilates Instructor. Additional fitness certificates include: Functional Anatomy for Movement and Injuries; Holistic Fitness; Balance Training; Exercise Development for Golf Conditioning; and Nutrition for the Fitness Specialist. Jemetta joined the staff at Ellio in January of 2015, and is currently teaching Foundation Training, Beginners Pilates, Pilates Multi-level, The Miracle Ball Method, Buff Bones®. She also teaches monthly workshops and weekly classes in the safe, extremely productive programs of Foundation Training and The Miracle Ball Method.
Kelley started her personal movement discovery at the age of 3, when she started Ballet and Gymnastics. The discovery continued as she excelled in both and started teaching gymnastics and dance classes at 14 years old.
Kelley successfully completed her Bachelors in Fine Arts & Dance and has been involved in numerous modern and contemporary dance projects over the years.
Kelley has been studying Pilates since 2002. As a certified Instructor and personal trainer, Kelley has been teaching Pilates, Yoga and stretching/mobility classes since 2007.
Kelley is excited and intrigued by human movement and continues to explore it further. Join her for fun, diverse, innovative, thoughtful classes!
The Miracle Ball Method
Personal Fitness Trainer
Sherry is a well-qualified and experienced instructor of Belly Dance and Hawaiian Hula, having been involved in the art forms for over 20 years. She performed as a soloist for 15 years in Greek, Persian and Middle Eastern restaurants as well as at private functions. Today she is busy teaching a full schedule of classes and is the director of the Belly Dance & Hula Connection, with Belly Dance and Polynesian Dance companies which are popular entertainment for local festivals and special events in addition to her own semi-annual shows. Well regarded among her peers in the industry, Sherry sponsors workshops with out of area talent and develops programs to meet specific needs within the community and throughout the state of Florida.
As a Level 3 certified instructor, she now brings her depth of experience to students who wish to enjoy learning the ancient art and modern styles of Belly Dance.
Meet Our Staff
Our goal is to build and grow a studio that makes a long-term commitment to wellness and fitness training in the Fort Myers area; specifically to teach clients safe, thoughtful, carefully guided forms of exercise that suit their specific needs for short term and long-term wellness. We continually update our education and are committed to providing only the most competent teachers and therapists.
Owner and Teacher of Pilates, Tai Chi, Personal Fitness Training
Pilates teacher, Yoga teacher,
Personal Fitness Trainer
Hello and Welcome! I have a passion for helping people discover and grow their inner core strengths. My goal is to offer thoughtful, compassionate wellness modalities to my clients, personalizing workouts to suit individual needs. For over 25 years I have developed a program approach and wide knowledge base in many exercise disciplines to help clients feel better, move better and look better. Some of my trainings and specialties are: Pilates mat and equipment teacher – CORE Dynamics Pilates and PHI Pilates, Pilates for Multiple Sclerosis and Neurological Conditions, Hole In One Pilates for Golf, Tai Chi for Fall Prevention/ Arthritis teacher (Dr. Paul Lam), Seated Tai Chi for Arthritis, Tai Chi for Balance, Tai Chi for Energy, Tai Chi Yang Style 24 Form, AFAA Personal Fitness Training, SilverSneakers and YMCA Active Older Adult training.
I love to work with a wide variety of ages and needs, and I have years of teaching and experience working with mature clients, as well as working with special conditions like Arthritis, ALS, MS and Parkinson’s Disease.
In January, 2015, I opened Ellio Pilates, Tai Chi & More in Fort Myers, FL. My mission is to provide thoughtful, responsible and appropriate guidance for people of all ages who seek to live healthier lives with less pain and more vigor using mind-body connecting forms of exercise.
Hello! I’m Anastasija (Nastia) Pak-Galvin, corporate Human Resources professional, and a passionate Fitness and Pilates teacher. Born and raised in Europe, I was a competitive gymnast for almost 10 years and also did some dance. I moved to the United States in 2001 to pursue a graduate business degree and follow fitness as my second career and have been guiding clients in fitness for over 15 years. Some of my trainings and specialties are: Personal Fitness Trainer (YMCA and ACSM); Group Exercise instructor certification (AFAA); Indoor Cycling Instructor certification from Spinning, and comprehensive Pilates instructor certification from Core Dynamics Pilates (2009). In 2009, I also discovered outdoor running and soon after, an amateur triathlete was born. Triathlons and Pilates couldn’t match together better – I honestly wouldn’t have been able to succeed in my triathlon training if it hadn’t been for the core strength and flexibility that I acquired through the practice of Pilates. Most importantly, I’ve witnessed how Pilates has equipped me and my clients with necessary tools such as awareness, stamina, and control to deal with the many demands and challenges of a busy life, as well as get through health issues or injuries. I’ve been very fortunate to have met many wonderful people along my life’s journey including my loving Chef husband, caring friends, clients, and talented professionals who have shared their knowledge and experience with me helping me shape in to a teacher that I’m today. I’m forever grateful for all the opportunities, especially for being able to educate others about Pilates and the magic it brings to one’s body, mind, and spirit.
Founder / Owner Vicki Elliott-Brown and all of our great teachers are here to help inspire both you and your practice. Since our styles are diverse, we encourage you to try a variety of classes.
Belly Dance Instructor
Personal Fitness Trainer
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