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.
“Being a teacher at heart, I love teaching my clients about movement and how to use their bodies more effectively in order to get stronger and move better. The most exciting part about being a trainer is when I can help a client achieve a movement 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 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.”
“I have spent the last 10 years working 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 trainer is building close relationships with my clients. Getting to know clients allows me to be the best trainer I can be for that client. 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.”
“Outside of the studio I enjoy running, weight lifting, doing yoga in nature, snowshoeing, kayaking, thrifting, painting, 4-wheeling, and spending quality time with my family.”
Justine is passionate about movement and how it affects the health and well-being of each individual and actually spends much of her time studying Pilates and new ways of movement in order to keep her clients motivated.
Justine is fully certified in STOTT Pilates, trained in Essential, Intermediate, and Advanced repertoire in Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, and Barrels as well as Injuries & Special Populations. She has also completed TRX Group Training and Level 1 HALO Training. She has years of experience teaching dance as well as trained in dance for over 14 years.
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.
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.
Cindy has devoted her life to women’s health. Over the years working with hundreds of clients, she’s recognized that the medical focus on survival has left a significant gap in women’s long term health as support for breast cancer patients dramatically diminishes once treatment ends.
To address the gap, Cindy works with women post treatment for breast cancer recovery, helping you “get your life back” after cancer and creating a journey forward to “a new normal that feels good.”