Promoting Physical Health and Well Being through Pilates Training
Peggy Chesen, Pilates Method Alliance – Certified Pilates Teacher
Peggy is a Pilates Method Alliance – Certified Pilates Teacher, Graduate of Polstar Pilates and an Aerobic and Fitness Association Certified Personal Trainer. She has studied with instructors in Florida, Colorado, California, Nevada, Kansas and New York. Peggy has been training in Pilates since 2000 and actively teaching Pilates since 2001. As a member of the Pilates Method Alliance, Peggy is a strong advocate for establishing certification and continuing education standards for Pilates instructors.
Following graduation, with High Distinction, from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1968, Peggy taught mathematics and swimming in Omaha; Scottsdale, Arizona; Edina, Minnesota; and Lincoln. Having grown up in an athletic family, Peggy has always participated in sports. Athletic endeavors have included synchronized swimming, racquetball, softball, biking and fitness center classes of aerobics/step/kick boxing, circuit training and toning.
Health and science have been important in Peggy’s life as she is married to a physician, has a daughter who is a physician and another daughter who is an equine surgery veterinarian.
Peggy sees Pilates as part of an overall strategy of challenging the aging process. She lives and advocates a life replete with physical activities and mental challenges.
Jennifer A. Londre, Pilates Method Alliance – Certified Pilates Teacher
Jennifer is a Pilates Method Alliance – Certified Pilates Teacher, a Graduate of Polstar Pilates, and an AFAA Certified Group Exercise Instructor and Personal Trainer. Jennifer is also Stott Certified in Reformer.
Jennifer came to Lincoln from Greenwood Athletic Club in Denver, Co, where she spent 8 years as a member, an instructor of Pilates and Group Exercise, and most recently the Director of Marketing and part of the Management Team. She has been practicing Pilates for more than 14 years, having first turned to Pilates as a way to stay fit following a foot injury.
Jennifer graduated Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania and got her MBA from Columbia University in NY. She has spent most of her career as a marketing executive for consumer products companies and is now a marketing consultant in the fitness industry. She came to Lincoln with her husband Kent and 2 cats Maxi and Farley.
Jennifer is an avid runner and cyclist and believes that Pilates is a vital component of overall fitness and a key “enabler” in enhancing one’s performance in other sports and activities.