Rose Pilates instructors are highly trained professionals who have invested financially and committed to an extensive training format that requires a minimum of 2 years to complete. A considerable amount of time is spent mastering over 500 exercises. An understanding of anatomy, physiology, theory, and body mechanics is required. Each Pilates instructor has knowledge of how to customize a program for an individual’s specific needs. Instructors are required to complete hours of practice, observation, apprentice work, student teaching and study in order to become certified.
Once our teachers have completed the instructor training program, they continue to invest in continuing education programs. Rose Pilates Instructors strive to bring the best possible training, body skills, and education to our clients.
DIANNE ROSE, OWNER OF ROSE PILATES STUDIO, ASHEVILLE
Dianne has been in the health and wellness profession for over 30 years. She was originally introduced to Pilates in the ‘70’s as a dancer. One of her teachers used the Pilates mat work as a warm-up and she noticed this level of work increased her overall strength and stability.
Several years later she had the opportunity to be reintroduced to the benefits of Pilates where she worked in a hospital-based wellness center that offered Sports Medicine, Physical Therapy and Exercise Physiology. There she also taught and managed the pre and post natal fitness program, the seniors and adult fitness programs where she worked closely with physical therapists, nutritionist, doctors and nurses implementing and teaching health care programs for the community. Pilates was introduced to the physical therapy department but we soon realized we were ahead of our time during the ‘80’s.
Her passion for the work inspired her to pursue two certification programs. One with Polestar’s education in 1998 and the other with Core Dynamics in 2001. She has been certified with The America College of Sports Medicine since 1991 and received her Massage license in 1992. She has toured nationally teaching exercise and safety offering continuing education and certification programs.
She has also had the privilege and opportunity to study with many of the first generation Pilates masters who were originally taught by Joseph Pilates.
Through her many years of training and with her experience and knowledge she is able to make this work suitable for anyone wanting to experience the benefits of Pilates.
REBECCA MANSKE, PILATES INSTRUCTOR
Rebecca began practicing Pilates in 2006 after the birth of her third child. She will be forever thankful to the instructors at Rose Pilates for introducing her to this life changing fitness program. “I only regret that I did not discover Pilates earlier in my life. She has completed her Pilates mat and reformer certifications through Balanced Body and her suspension training with TRX. Rebecca spends her time away from the studio volunteering at her children’s schools, enjoying the outdoors, reading, cooking and hiking/running with friends.
BETH SALMAN, PILATES INSTRUCTOR
Beth Salman [ she/her ] is a BASI Pilates comprehensively certified instructor who believes deeply in the power of mindful, joyful movement for everyone and every body. A lifelong curious mover, Beth stumbled into Pilates in the late ‘90s instantly falling in love with the method. In 2015 she chose to do her instructor training with BASI Pilates. The organization’s vision “to preserve the classical repertoire and the essence of Joseph Pilates’s philosophy while supporting and encouraging evolution based on experience and scientific knowledge,” combined with their emphasis on passion, compassion and excellence resonated with her values.
Her sessions build on a Pilates foundation to improve balance, develop awareness, and increase strength and flexibility with an emphasis on acceptance, exploration, and playfulness. Beth continues to expand her knowledge and feed her movement curiosity with additional training and professional development. She is currently interested in how functional movement combined with Pilates repertoire can support maintaining an active mind and body as we age.Originally from Chicago, Beth studied geology in Montana, but spent much of her career as a graphic designer in academia, natural resource conservation, and tribal government. When not talking teasers or typography, she’s out on a trail, mountain biking or hiking with her husband and dogs, occasionally picking up an interesting rock or three.
CASS HERRINGTON, PILATES INSTRUCTOR
As a professional journalist and storyteller, Cass believes our physical bodies tell a story. She enjoys working individually with clients to dive deep into their personal stories — understanding the reasons behind movement patterns, chronic pain, and postural deviations. When we identify the physical challenges and sources of pain, we can work together to heal physically, mentally, and emotionally. Cass works with clients with a wide range of abilities, from professional athletes to individuals recovering from surgery — or those just generally seeking a regular movement practice that will help them feel better.
Cass is BASI Pilates certified in Mat, and Balanced Body certified in Reformer, Cadillac, and Chair. She’s certified by Fit Girl in Barre.