MAGGIE MOUNTAIN FITNESS - Leah Renier is a Nationally Certified Personal Trainer, Fitness, and Spinning instructor of twenty years. Her National Fitness Certifications include Pilates, Spinning, Kick Boxing, Prenatal Yoga, Boot Camp, and Strength Training. In addition to teaching fitness classes and personal training clients, Leah has been a high school cross-country coach, Anatomy and Physiology instructor, and a Physical Education teacher for grades K-5. She also enjoys studying martial arts and earned her Black Belt in Tae-Kwon Do in 2009. Formerly from Key West, Florida where she opened and operated her own successful fitness studio, Stay Fit Studio, Leah now resides in Maggie Valley with her husband and three beautiful daughters and owns Maggie Mountain Fitness. What is Pilates? Pilates is a system of exercises created by Joseph Pilates in the early 20th Century that focuses on core strengthening, connection to the breath, and proper form and alignment. Pilates will not only improve your body, but will also improve your overall health. The exercises create long and lean muscles, a strong core, and improve posture. Practicing Pilates regularly will improve your energy level, create strength and flexibility, reduce tension and pain, and relax your mind. Each exercise is taught with three variations to allow for students of all fitness levels to be successful. What About Spinning and Other Classes? Spinning is an energizing cardio class performed on a stationary bike meant to burn lots of calories and fat. The best part about this class is that YOU decide how hard you want to work"¦although you will be challenged! Yoga and Yogalates are also available and are wonderful strength oriented classes that promise a relaxing finish. Bones and Balance is a light strength training chair class for all levels and ages"¦also great for those with injuries who want to gently get back into working out again.