Body and Mind Pilates Plus

 

About Us

In business since 2004, Body and Mind Pilates Plus has a beautiful studio located on north Randall Road in Crystal Lake. It is owned and operated by Julie Williams, a Licensed Physical Therapist, Certified Personal Trainer, Professional Pilates Instructor and PMA Certified Instructor. Pilates Classes and Sessions in Mat and Apparatus are offered 7 days a week and are taught exclusively by Fully Trained and Certified Staff. At Body And Mind Pilates Plus we promise to offer Quality Authentic Pilates Training customized to fit all of your Health and Fitness Needs.

Julie Williams
Julie became a Licensed Physical Therapist in 1989. Since then she worked primarily in Sports Medicine, but also taught at Ohio University in their Physical Therapy Program. She developed and ran a successful exercise program for the University focusing on Pre-Natal and Post-Partum Exercise. In 2003 she completed her Personal Training Certification through National Council On Strength And Fitness and in 2004 completed her first Certification in Pilates Mat and Apparatus Training through The Professional Health and Fitness Institute. With a true passion for Pilates, she opened her first studio under the name Body and Mind Pilates Plus in Carpentersville. It was then that she began to pursue her second Certification through The Pilates Institute of America. Following Certification, Julie was chosen as Lead Educator for PIA and, using her deeper knowledge of The Pilates Method, began to offer Certification Training for PIA and opportunities for Apprenticeships in her new studio in West Dundee. Julie opened her first studio in West Dundee in November 2006 . Julie opened her current location in Crystal Lake in July 2008. This larger space allowed her to add Group Classes using her Certifications in Xtend Barre , TRX, and ORBIT. She completed her third Certification through the Pilates Method Alliance in October of 2013. Julie's background in Physical Therapy allows her to teach Authentic Pilates Exercise and Group Fitness with the Correct Modifications to allow clients to enjoy its benefits safely and effectively. She promises that at Body and Mind Pilates Plus every client is treated as an Individual and Pilates will be an experience, not just a workout.

Julie Williams

Lori Lewan
I began as a client of Julie’s in 2006. My interest quickly moved from my own practice of The Method to learning more about teaching it to others. I am currently completing Instructor Training on all Apparatus and I am fully Certified in Mat Pilates through The Pilates Institute of America. I am very excited to continue to learn and teach all levels of Pilates. I believe that when you are working hard at Pilates and continue to fine-tune the technique, the transformation of the body is amazing.
Lori Lewan

Angie Hasse
I began as a client of Julie’s at Body and Mind Pilates Plus in March 2006 and the Pilates Method quickly became my love and passion. I began training under Julie in May 2008. Currently, I am Fully Certified in Mat Pilates through Pilates Institute of America (PIA). I have completed my full apparatus training in preparation for Full Certification through Pilates Method Alliance (PMA). Additionally, I am a certified Nutrition and Wellness Consultant through the American Fitness Professionals and Associates. I have personally experienced the hardships and challenges which come with losing weight, and it excites me to now help others experience the joy of becoming a healthy person.

Bonnie Beck Bonnie Beck
I have always enjoyed going to the gym and working out, but as I was getting older and starting to see some changes within my body I decided to go to a nutritionist and start a more personal training program. Reading and hearing so many positive things about pilates I started training at a studio in Crystal Lake. I LOVED IT! And continued taking classes at least five days a week. In 2008 I decided to begin my training to learn to teach pilates. I got certified for mat and reformer pilates with June Kahn. I also changed studios and came to Julie. There I continued learning, as I started training with Julie on all the apparatus pieces. I now continue to build on my trainings with other certifications like piloxing, zumba, and yoga. I am working towards my hours to take the Pilates Method Alliance certification. Pilates has truly changed my life, I love every minute that I can learn and help others learn pilates technique.

  Michelle McMahon
My love and passion for yoga has guided me to pursue my 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training certificate through LifePower Yoga as directed by Jonny Kest. I have maintained a strong personal practice of Vinyasa Yoga for 1o years, and am always learning new ways to deepen my practice. Yoga is a beautiful way to connect the mind, body, and spirit as well as strengthen and tone the body. My vinyasa style aims to inspire, motivate, and empower students to find thier edge in each and every practice. Because Yoga is a practice, there is always room for growth and challenge. I am thrilled to be a part of Body and Mind Pilates Plus as your Yoga Guide.