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Marty Larson

Owner – Founder

Certifications

  • 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
  • Stott Pilates® Certification
  • Stott Pilates® Total Barre
  • Stott Pilates® Intensive Stability Chair
  • GYROTONIC® Level 2
  • GYROKINESIS® 
  • GYROTONER® 
  • GYROTONIC® JUMP STRETCH BOARD
  • 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
  • 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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Mari Kasich

GYROTONIC® Master Trainer & Instructor

Certifications

  • GYROTONIC® Trainer 
  • GYROTONIC® Pre-Trainer
  • GYROTONIC® Master Trainer
  • GYROTONER® Master Trainer
  • GYROTONIC® Jumping Stretching Board Master Trainer
  • GYROTONIC® Specialized Master Trainer
  • GYROTONIC® Level 1 with Music Master Trainer
  • GYROTONIC® Archway, Level 1 Master Trainer
  • GYROTONIC® Archway, Level 2 Master Trainer
  • GYROTONIC® L2, Pre-Training, Program 1 Master Trainer
  • GYROTONIC® L2, Pre-Training, Program 2 Master Trainer
  • GYROKINESIS® Trainer
  • GYROKINESIS® Pre-Trainer
  • GYROKINESIS® Master Trainer
  • GYROKINESIS® Lotus Blossom, Level 2 Master Trainer
  • GYROKINESIS® Happy Moves Master Trainer
  • GYROKINESIS® Specialized Master Trainer
  • GYROKINESIS® Breathing Course Intensive Master Trainer
  • GYROKINESIS® Lotus Blossom, Level 1 Master Trainer

Trainings

  • GYROTONIC® Level 1 Pre-Training Course
  • GYROTONIC® Level 1 Foundation Course
  • GYROTONIC® Level 1 Final Certificate Course
  • GYROKINESIS® Level 1 Pre-Training Course
  • GYROKINESIS® Level 1 Foundation Course
  • GYROKINESIS® Level 1 Final Certificate Course
  • GYROTONIC® Applications for the Fascial Body
  • GYROTONIC® Applications for Healing and Rejuvenating the Hands and Feet
  • GYROTONIC® Applications for the Pelvic Girdle
  • GYROTONIC® Level 1 as a Musical Journey
  • GYROTONIC® Level 1 Update Course
  • GYROTONIC® Archway Level 1 Course
  • GYROTONIC® Archway Level 2 Course
  • GYROTONER® Course- 4 days (legacy)
  • GYROTONIC® Jumping-Stretching Board Course
  • GYROTONIC® Leg Extension Unit Course
  • GYROKINESIS® Breathing Course Intensive
  • GYROKINESIS® Level 2 Course
  • GYROKINESIS® Happy Moves Course
  • GYROKINESIS® Lotus Blossom, Program 1 Course
  • GYROKINESIS® Lotus Blossom, Program 2 Course
  • GYROKINESIS® Rejuvenation Course
  • GYROKINESIS® Level 1 Update Course
  • GYROTONIC® Ladder Workshop (legacy)
  • GYROTONIC® Archway (as single course-legacy)
  • Gyrotonic Level 2 Course (legacy)
  • GYROTONIC® Pre-Trainer Update Course
  • GYROKINESIS® Pre-Trainer Update Course
  • GYROTONIC® Applications for Pre-Post Natal (legacy)
  • GYROTONER® Course- 6 days

About Mari

Mari Kasich is a GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Master Trainer. She has been teaching both methods since 2004. Mari found the GYROTONIC® Method as she was seeking relief from chronic pain stemming from sports related injuries and overuse developed over time.

Mari danced ballet and played sports throughout high school and completed a BFA in dance at The University of MN. Because of her pain, she discovered the GYROTONIC® Method during her last year of dancing at UMN and never looked back. After her first GYROTONIC® lesson, Mari recognized the power, sophistication and rehabilitating potential of the GYROTONIC® Method .

Mari was drawn to the energetic aspect, adaptability and creativity of the GYROTONIC® System that stood out to her from other forms of exercise and movement. And while most dancers and athletes at the time were pursuing Pilates or yoga, Mari studied and mastered the GYROTONIC® Expansion System. This resulted in her teaching at one of the first studios in Minneapolis to offer the GYROTONIC® Method, the first studio in Costa Rica to offer the GYROTONIC® Method where she spent two years, and finally the most renowned GYROTONIC® studio in the U.S., Miami Beach GYROTONIC®, where she was owner for 10 years.

Mari has trained with Master Trainers from around the world. She completed most of her training directly with the creator of the Method, Juliu Horvath. She spent 10 Years (2009-2019) operating Miami Beach GYROTONIC®. It was the studio where trainers visited from around the world to complete their final certificate course and where Juliu Horvath would conduct his continuing education for all the Master Trainers from around the globe.

Uncommon Movement is thrilled to have Mari on board. As a Master Trainer, Mari also travels to teach GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® educational courses, using Uncommon Movement in Stillwater, MN as her new teaching base. She sees clients weekly and conducts continuing education for GYROKINESIS® And GYROTONIC® trainers periodically.

Mari is a Master Trainer of all the GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® specialized courses and equipment.

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Annie Lopez

Pilates Instructor – Personal Trainer

Certifications

  • STOTT Intensive Cadillac
  • STOTT Injuries and Special Populations 
  • STOTT Advanced Reformer 
  • STOTT Advanced Matwork 
  • STOTT Reformer & Cardio-Tramp Barre Workshop 
  • STOTT Pilates Matwork and Reformer Level 1 Certified 
  • TRX Suspension Training Course
  • ACE Orthopedic Exercise Specialist
  • Certified Rollga Fascia Specialist 
  • ACE Metabolic Training Workshop
  • ACE Certified Personal Trainer 
  • CPR/AED Certified

About Annie

Annie was personally inspired by fitness and healthy living impacting her own life and wanted to share that with others. She is a STOTT Certified Pilates instructor and an ACE Certified Personal Trainer. Annie has also completed courses in TRX, orthopedic exercise, and metabolic conditioning. She loves taking continuing education courses and workshops, as well as reading and learning anything about health and fitness. She enjoys working with people of all backgrounds and abilities. Her favorite thing about being an instructor is helping people feel empowered and confident, helping them to discover their own strength. Annie is excited to bring a variety of training methods to her classes and private sessions, hoping to make them fun and challenging!

When she is outside the studio you can find her lifting weights and playing with her dogs. Annie enjoys cooking and baking plant-based meals and treats. She is also a new gardener, working on developing a green thumb.

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