FFO Hits the Road! Sylvia Byrd-Leitner Instructor Showcase and Video


One of our biggest missions here at FFO is to foster community.  In that spirit, we occasionally load some video gear into the FusionMobile and hit the road to go meet Instructors and Studio Owners in order to get to know them.  A few months ago, we did a brief tour of the East Coast and had the chance to catch up with Sylvia Byrd-Leitner from Pilates Core Center in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.  Watch her Instructor Showcase below…

…and be sure to check out these Pilates tips from Sylvia, too!


160x150xsylvia.jpg.pagespeed.ic.bL-vSSNHvFSylvia Byrd-Leitner is an impassioned instructor. Her goal is to share the wealth of knowledge she has accumulated throughout her life in the field of movement. As an undergraduate she worked as a physical therapist’s aide at Moss Rehab in Philadelphia. She went on to earn her MFA in Dance/Movement from Temple University. She has performed and choreographed nationally and spent 5 years teaching dance at Rowan University before opening her own Pilates Studios. She has been teaching Pilates for 14 years. She is a registered Yoga teacher and continues to study movement and anatomy with some of the foremost and inspiring instructors internationally. What motivates her most is the joy of movement. Her keen eye has helped her bring awareness to her clients, helping them to focus on the details of their bodies in motion. As Joseph Pilates said, “A few well-designed movements, properly performed in a balanced sequence, are worth hours of doing sloppy calisthenics or forced contortion.” You can visit Sylvia’s website here.

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  1. terr ahern_386

    Very impressive. Ms. Byrd-Leitner clearly knows her stuff and his most adept at expressing her knowledge. Love her attitude!