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Marty Larson

Owner – Founder

Certifications

  • GYROTONIC® Level1
  • GYROTONIC® Level 2
  • GYROTONIC® Leg Extension Unit
  • GYROKINESIS® 
  • GYROTONER® 
  • GYROTONIC® JUMP STRETCH BOARD
  • Stott Pilates® Certification
  • Stott Pilates® Total Barre
  • Stott Pilates® Intensive Stability Chair
  • Z-Health® EEP
  • Z-Health® R phase
  • Z-Health® I phase
  • Z-Health® S phase
  • Z-Health® T phase
  • Z-Health® Strength & Suppleness
  • Z-Health® Speed
  • Z-Health® Stamina & Spirit
  • Z-Health® Sustenance & Spirit
  • Z-Health® Skill & Style
  • Z-Health® Structure
  • Z-Health® Next Evolution
  • MCSS (formerly The Kettlebell Institute – KBI Level 2)
  • MCSS (formerly The Kettlebell Institute – KBI Level 1)
  • Precision Nutrition®
  • RKC I & RKCII
  • CrossCore® RBT™ CCI
  • Indo-Row®
  • Balanced Body® Cadillac

About Marty

Marty Larson is the owner and founder of Uncommon Movement studio in Stillwater, MN.  Voted Stillwater’s Best Personal Trainer and Best Fitness Studio for several years running, Marty has received extensive training in many different modalities including the GYROTONIC®  Expansion System, Pilates, Z-Health®, several advanced kettlebell certifications, along with many others.

She has worked with clients for over two decades to better understand their bodies via their nervous system and movement patterns. By addressing daily habits, along with visual and vestibular (balance) skills, she has helped her clients live fuller, more active and pain free lives.

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Kandace Brown

GYROTONIC® & Pilates Instructor

Certifications

  • STOTT Pilates Instructor in ALL Apparatus
  • STOTT Pilates Injuries and Special Populations
  • STOTT Pilates Total Barre Method
  • 500hr Yoga Teacher Training
  • GYROTONIC® Level 1
  • GYROTONIC® Leg Extension Unit
  • Thai Yoga Bodywork
  • ACE Personal Trainer
  • CPR/AED

About Kandace

“Being a teacher at heart, I find it incredibly rewarding to help clients achieve things they never thought possible. I custom fit every client’s program to meet their individual needs because I believe that fitness needs to “fit” the way and pace that each client learns and moves. It’s motivating for me whenever I can help a client realize their physical capabilities.”

“I have always had a passion for mindful movement. I started dancing at the age of three and haven’t stopped moving since. I studied dance at a performing arts high school and graduated with a degree in Dance from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, which is where I realized I wanted to share my passion for movement through fitness.

“Naturally, life led me into the fitness field where I have spent the last 10 years teaching and sharing my passion for movement as a fitness professional. I am experienced teaching in both private and group class settings, and I have worked with a wide variety of people with various physical conditions and abilities. My favorite part of being a personal trainer is building close relationships with my clients. Getting to know clients allows me to be the best trainer I can be to help unleash their full fitness potential. With my in-depth knowledge about movement and proper biomechanics, clients are guaranteed to have a safe, fun and educational movement experience. It is my goal to always help clients feel stronger, longer and energized after every session.”

“The older I get, the more I believe that moving well is important to living a healthy, happy life. Outside of the studio you will find me doing my own daily workouts including running, yoga and Pilates as well as weight lifting. However, I believe in a balanced approach to healthy living, so I try to cook healthy meals and spend time in meditation and prayer. I also love snowshoeing, kayaking, thrift shopping and crafting!”

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Aurora Hull

GYROTONIC® & Pilates Instructor

Certifications

  • GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® Level 1 & Archway
  • Core Dynamics Pilates
  • Pilates Method Alliance
  • Z Health®

About Aurora

Aurora Hull has been teaching the Pilates Method since 2007 and GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® since 2017. She has been practicing them for over 23 years. She was fully certified by Core Dynamics Pilates in 2009 and the Pilates Method Alliance in 2011. She was certified in the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® Level 1 in 2017 and is currently working on Z-Health® training focusing on the neural components of movement.

Aurora’s passion for movement stems from her childhood. When she was ten years old she was diagnosed with scoliosis (curvature of the spine).  

It started hindering her enjoyment of physical activities and had gotten much worse over time, so at age fourteen she elected to undergo spinal surgery. It was a 12 hour process in which they put in two titanium rods on both sides of her spine that are held in place by 14 pins.  During rehabilitation Aurora contacted Michele Larsson, a Pilates Master Teacher who also has scoliosis. Through consistent Pilates training and Michele’s guidance, Aurora was able to regain strength and maintain mobility.

After graduating from the University of Hawaii, Aurora moved back to her hometown, Santa Fe, New Mexico and earned her Core Dynamics Pilates certification,  training under Michele Larsson for several years. Based on her own experience, Aurora has modified and adapted the Pilates Method to meet the needs of those who have serious ailments.  

In 2010 she moved to Vancouver, BC and taught Pilates classes for two years.  It was a wonderful challenge to individualize the work in group settings.  She was also hired on by different athletic groups to help kids/teens prevent injury and gain integrity in their movements.  She then worked in a physical therapy clinic for five years teaching one-on-one.  Here she was exposed to many more serious ailments and injuries, using both Pilates and GYROTONIC® to minimize the symptoms.  

Aurora’s favorite part of teaching is identifying client needs and applying tools from her background to help them achieve their goals. A lifelong learner, Aurora continues to develop her practice and expand her scope by attending workshops and networking with other professionals around the world. She is currently studying Z-Health® and incorporating a more brain-based approach to training.

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Georgene Gray

Pilates Instructor & Personal Trainer

Certifications

  • Stott Pilates mat and reformer
  • Stott Pilates Injuries and special populations
  • Personal trainer-National Exercise Trainers Association (NETA) – personal training and group fitness
  • Knowledgeable and experienced in the following fitness programs
  • Kettlebells
  • P90X
  • Insanity
  • Yoga
  • High-intensity interval (HIIT) training
  • Senior fitness programming, including SilverSneakers
  • Matter of Balance
  • Tai Chi for better balance
  • Living with Chronic conditions
  • Senior fitness
  • Restorative yoga
  • Restore/ Myofascial release
  • Kundalini yoga
  • Senior yoga vinyasa flow
  • Zumba
  • Aqua Zumba
  • Zumba Gold
  • Minnesota Department of Health – Housing with Services Housing Manager
  • Life Coach

About Georgene

Georgene loves helping people achieve their fitness goals and live an all around healthy life. She enjoys working with people of all levels of fitness, young and old. Whether you are new to Pilates or fitness in general, or someone who is dealing with an injury, or just wants to get a great workout, she can help!

When Georgene isn’t working, she loves running, biking, hiking, kayaking – just about any outdoor activity.

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