Liz Gillies

Liz Gillies

Qualifications: Certified in Pilates by the PhysicalMind Institute in Santa Fe. Certified by ACE. A scholarship student at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center. Has a BA in Physical Therapy from Hunter College.

Personal History: As far back as I can remember, dance and athletics were my passion. My pediatrician suggested I study ballet for my flat feet at age 4 and, by age 14, I was attending performing arts high school. I was selected regularly to lead Pilates mat warm-ups in musical theatre class and, 20 years later, I am still leading the group. I now combine my dance and movement studies with anatomically-sound core stabilization concepts and movement awareness techniques. As the owner of Inside Scoop studio on Long Island, I seek to develop innovative programming. This allows me to share the benefits of my work with people of all ages and physical capabilities. My focus now is on training other teachers in the Pilates method and certifying them through the PhysicalMind Institute, I develop my own CEC courses accredited through ACE for equipment companies and I present them at national conventions.

Workout Philosophy: For me, fitness and dance have always been a positive source of inspiration for reaching goals and mental focus. I teach with the belief that balance is the key to life. When you develop awareness of your body, your mind becomes awake and alive, allowing positive change to occur without force! I work with clients on developing this connection. We look at posture, gait, and mood as we balance our workouts with fun movements and serious stretches.

Sucess Story: My favorite success stories are connected with my clients at the Pilates Studio at Yoga Zone. We have patients with scoliosis, chronic back and neck injuries, eating disorders, and many who suffer from stress. To help them reach their physical and emotional goals and see them progress through the years makes me know I have a true purpose in life!

Stay in Touch

Information

210 W. Parkway, Suite 7, Pompton Plains, NJ 07444 ● © Collage Video ● Exercise Video Specialists ● Fitness Videos and Workout Videos ● 1-800-819-7111 / 201-464-4921 ● CustomerCare@CollageVideo.com

From Our Blog

  • Best of 2021: Top 100 Workout DVDs

    This list consists of 2021's most popular DVDs across all workouts and instructors- chosen by you. It's been adjusted to exclude workouts that are no longer offered. Thanks for making it a great year. Cheers to 2022! Click here to view... read more

  • Holiday Hours 2021

    Dear Collage Video Customers, Just a quick note to inform you of Collage Video's schedule for the upcoming holiday: our phone and email will close at 3:00 pm (Eastern) on Thursday, December 23rd, and will resume on Monday, December 27th at 9:00 am.... read more

  • Collage welcomes instructors Brook Benten & Aimee Nicotera to the shop!

    Exciting news! We're welcoming two highly qualified instructors that will help you crush your fitness goals, shake up your routine, and offer a new source of motivation!   Brook Benten, B.S. in Exercise and Sport Science from Texas State University. Masters of... read more