Passionate about maintaining the integrity and traditions of the Pilates Method.
Marilyn Levitt - Owner
Marilyn Levitt has been in the fitness industry since 1987. Since that time she has managed and instructed at many health clubs throughout Dallas. She has been a featured instructor for workshops and master classes across the United States. She has been a guest instructor at The Greenhouse Spa in Arlington, Texas, and Rancho La Puerta in Tecate, Mexico.
A former competitive bodybuilder, Marilyn has won two Gold medals in National and World Aerobic competitions. She was a select member of the Reebok Fitness Pro team and in 2004 was nominated by the American Council on Exercise as Group Exercise Instructor of the Year. She has appeared many times on the ABC affiliate Channel 8's Healthsource with Dr. David Winter and has been a featured fitness expert for the Dallas Morning News.
Marilyn studied and received her certification in Pilates with Karen Sanzo, Physical Therapist at Pilates Unlimited in Dallas, Texas. She has mentored other instructors and is committed to her own development as an instructor and attends Pilates and personal training workshops on a regular basis to continue to expand her knowledge of all aspects of fitness.
She works with clients that are seeking to improve their fitness level as well as individuals who have specific rehabilitation needs. Marilyn consults with several Physical therapists for clients that are referred for pre and/or post rehab of joint replacements and other surgical procedures of the spine.
Marilyn specializes in Pilates equipment and mat instruction as well as stability ball training, balance training, TRX suspension training, core strength development and resistance training.
2016 Pink Ribbon Program for Breast Cancer Survivors
Full Pilates equipment and Mat Pilates 2000
Pilates Unlimited, Dallas, Texas
Physical Fitness Specialist 1997
Cooper Institute of Aerobic Research, Dallas, Texas
Fitness Instructor 1990
American Council on Exercise
At Core Pilates Dallas, we are committed to providing you not only the best in equipment, but the best in instruction. Please read about our instructors and their professional backgrounds.
Certified Pilates Instructor
Haley Hauglum received her BFA in Dance from California Institute of the Arts in 2003. She discovered Pilates in college where the dancers had access to a fully equipped Pilates studio to use as cross-training or rehab, if necessary.
After college Haley moved to New York City where she completed her full certification training in 2005 through STOTT Pilates, with a second certification from Pilates Academy International in Pilates and CARDIOLATES® at Pilates on Fifth, with whom she is still affiliated as a Certifying Instructor-Trainer for both programs. Haley is also certified in CoreAlign, a core stability and performance enhancement program, and is excited to be able to continue introducing clients here at Core Pilates Dallas to this wonderful compliment to Pilates. RedCord Active (formerly ActivCore FEX), Pre/Postnatal Pilates and Xtend Barre Method are also a part of her repertoire.
After spending the last 14 years in the Northeast, most recently Boston, Haley is thrilled to be back in Dallas. She loves being able to keep her clients on their toes with exciting and challenging workouts, while still helping them understand the mind/body connections that make Pilates so effective!
Dr. Katharine J. Grubert PT, DPT, Physical Therapist, APPI Certified Pilates Instructor
Katie received her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology/Exercise Science from Indiana University in 2005 then completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2008 from Emory University, School of Medicine, in Atlanta Georgia. Katie would tell you that she was “made to be a physical therapist; from the biomechanical exercise science thinking to the personal relationships you develop with your patients and clients,” this was the career path for her.
Over the 10 years of practice Katie has gained a wide breadth of experience some starting while she was in graduate school having two long term clinical affiliations at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL and Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation, specifically the Brain Injury team. Katie’s career began with a focus on the neurological population as well as amputees but over the years she gained experience with Orthopedic patient’s ranging from immediately post-operatively to full rehabilitation in an outpatient setting.
Katie’s first taste of Pilates was during physical therapy school as an elective she chose to take for an alternative treatment approach. Some of the main concepts of Pilates, optimal posture and efficient movement patterns are also the essence to how Katie practices Physical Therapy. Her Rehabilitative Pilates training received through APPI, Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute, has transformed how Katie addresses all forms of exercise. As a mother of three young children, Katie has personally seen the benefits of Rehabilitative Pilates aiding to reduce her abdominal separation from pregnancy and restore strength, flexibility and improved posture. Katie desires to utilize Rehabilitative Pilates to not only rehabilitate those needing formal rehabilitation but also to help others improve their overall posture, flexibility and efficient movement with recreational and daily life activities.
Vered's motto is Pilates is the basis of all of the other good things in life!
Born and raised in Israel, Vered trained as a Modern and Classical ballet dancer from a very young age.
In 2007, after her army service, Vered relocated to New York City, where she continued taking dance classes as well as Pilates and yoga.
At the same time, she studied with leading Israeli chefs to become a pastry chef, and worked at a well-know NYC bakery. As baking quickly took over most of Vered's time, she set aside her dream of becoming a modern dance instructor.
Two children and one move to Dallas later, Vered picked up where she left off, and turned her new found love, Pilates, Yoga, and Barre, into a new career path.
She was certified as a Pilates instructor with Peak Pilates and certified with Barre Above.
Vered has since continued teaching and practicing, with the goal of helping others to improve their fitness and health.
Fitness has always been an important part of Carol’s lifestyle, starting in her teens with ballet and yoga, and later adding running, biking, and tennis. She first became certified as a Group Fitness Instructor by AFAA in 1984 then received her Certification in Pilates Matwork from PhysicalMind Institute in 2004. In teaching any of her classes, Carol tries to incorporate core and back strengthening exercises, yoga stretches, and breathing techniques to improve balance and postural awareness. Carol strongly believes in a mind-body connection and wants to foster positive emotional and physical energy when training people of all ages.
Memberships and Certifications:
• AFAA Member since 1986 – Group Fitness Certification • PhysicalMind – Pilates Mat Certification • International Alliance of Fitness Professionals – Personal Training Certification • CPR – Current • Insured
• 30 Years teaching experience
• Background in ballet/hatha yoga
• New Orleans 1986-2005
• Owner/Instructor – Body Language Studio o Instructor – Premier Athletic Club, Metairie, LA
• Instructor – Touro Hospital Rehab Center, New Orleans o Instructor – Erin Romney Pilates Studio, New Orleans
• Moved to Dallas Post Katrina – 2005
Certified Pilates Instructor
Caroline discovered Pilates as a dancer in college as a rehabilitative conditioning program for injuries and joint stability. Upon returning to the Bay Area after graduating she continued to train at Contra Costa Pilates Center, a Romana based studio, under the direction of Lisa Goldin.Though she received her comprehensive Pilates certification under a classical system, Caroline began to incorporate a more restorative contemporary aspect into her teaching style through workshops as her Pilates career evolved. She has trained in many forms of somatic, therapeutic movement including Feldenkrais, Alexander Technique,and Gyrotonics and incorporates these principals into her teaching. Using these principals in combination with her dance background and Pilates foundation, Caroline developed a very successful barre program and myofascial release class format for Leisure Sports, Inc.
Having danced well past her her prime she is a firm believer in finding a fitness regimen that promotes movement longevity and joy! Her teaching style emphasizes alignment cueing and progressive sequencing. She believes "every body is different" and enjoys helping clients connect to their bodies and improve their physical strength for overall health in everyday life.
Certified Pilates Instructor
Teaching Philosophy: Pilates is a gift we offer to help people stand, walk, sit, and move in their daily lives. It offers strength, stretch and control.
Terry has a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of North Texas and a Master of Music degree from Southern Methodist University. He has worked for many years as a professional musician. He currently is a member of the Dallas Opera orchestra and is an adjunct professor of Horn and chamber music at the University of North Texas.
In 2000, while recovering from an illness Terry discovered Pilates. On the recommendation of one of his instructors and having realized the benefits of Pilates in his life, he began the journey to becoming an instructor. He has certification from Karen Sanzo, Pilates Unlimited in Pilates Mat and Apparatus. He is currently an advanced apprentice in Romana’s Pilates training program. He has also done workshops and advanced study with numerous first and second generation students of Joe Pilates including Jay Grimes, Sari Mejia-Santo, Kathi Ross-Nash, Cynthia Lochard, Anthony Rabara, Chris Robinson, and many others.
Certified Pilates Instructor
Pippin began her Pilates journey as a means of better personal health and fitness and fell in love with the positive physical transformation she experienced through her group and private lessons.
In 2010 She began the rigorous year-long Teacher Training Program at The Pilates Center in Boulder, CO. Upon completion Pippin began teaching at multiple studios in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area before moving to California with her husband where she continued teaching at private facilities in Beverly Hills and West LA before finally settling in Dallas in 2012. Pippin taught at several studios in the greater Dallas/Ft. Worth area until 2014 when the birth of her daughter prompted a break from teaching to focus on being a full-time mom. Once the little munchkin started school Pippin quickly launched back into teaching Pilates and is excited to be at Core Pilates with her background of theater, dance, and Pilates!
Pippin received her Pilates Teacher Training through The Pilates Center in Boulder, CO and has B.A. degree in Theatre Arts from Bethel University in St. Paul, MN.