Originally from Las Vegas, NV - Tracy was interested in movement at a very young age. Her desire to move attracted her to dance. She received her B.A. in dance from the University of Colorado, Boulder where she also studied English Literature. Upon completion she moved to Boston where she danced with several local modern companies and choreographers, performing throughout New England and New York. She also formed her own company and created dances performed in venues throughout the area.
Tracy began her Pilates certification program while in Boston through Power Pilates and immediately began teaching at Boston Bodyworks under Kathy Van Patten. After properly digesting the material and being ready to expand her knowledge Tracy began her Gyrotonic certification. Tracy is certified to teach Gyrotonic level 1, as well as Gyrokinesis. She has also taken Juliu Horvath's Breathing Workshop, Paul Horvath's course on Therapeutic Applications of Gyrotonic: the pelvic girdle and has begun her Level 2 Gyrotonic training.
In additon to her original certification in Pilates, Tracy worked at a Stott studio, has done continuing education through Polestar and the Boulder method to name a few. She has incorporated some helpful ideas into her Classical training. She also prides herself on working with many experts/master trainers in both Pilates and Gyrotonic whenever possible.
Tracy has been inspired by her clients and their ability to heal and transform through movement. Their progress is quite an accomplishment! She has worked with a range of clients including those recovering from injury and women who are pregnant and post-partum (including herself).
Tracy is enjoying the good life in Park City with her husband Nathan, a very talented chef, and their young daughters, Charlotte and Madeleine.
Laura Nice - Pilates Instructor/Physical Therapist
Laura was born and raised in Salt Lake City, UT. She discovered her passion for movement at an early age as a gymnast. Her life long passion for movement has taken many forms since then, including climbing, snowboarding, running, and yoga. She graduated college from with a degree in recreation and moved to Germany to work in the Bavarian Alps. She returned back to the US to make Bend, Oregon her home. After gaining experience as a physical therapy aide, she decided to return home to attend the physical therapy program at the University of Utah and has been here ever since. She graduated with a Doctorate degree in physical therapy in 2013 and simultaneously completed her Polestar Pilates training. She is a PMA-certified Pilates instructor and a registered yoga instructor through the Yoga Alliance. With this background she employs a holistic approach that emphasizes movement analysis and fine-tuning movement patterns to maximize efficiency in function and sport. In her spare time she enjoys traveling and being active outside biking, snowboarding, and cross-country skiing,
Brooke Leary - Pilates Instructor
Brooke Leary loves to move. Born and raised in the mountains of Colorado, Brooke grew up with the understanding that a healthy lifestyle begins with physical movement. The promise of new adventures in dance and outdoor activities lead her to the University of Oregon where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Dance/Kinesiology. There Brooke discovered Pilates and found that this practice not only enhanced her dance training, but also embodied her lifestyle. After becoming certified through Polestar Pilates, Brooke moved to the San Francisco Bay Area to continue her pursuit of Pilates and dance. Since then Brooke has had the opportunity to teach Pilates at a variety of studios, before opening her own studio- Core Pilates Sausalito. In addition to working with clients, Brooke has dedicated herself to becoming an Master Trainer and Certifying Instructor through The Center for Women’s Fitness and Pilates Academy International (PAI) in New York, NY. Through The Center and PAI, Brooke has taken her practice to a new level and continues to seek greater educational opportunities within the field.
Brooke is also certified in the Pink Ribbon Program as a breast cancer recovery specialist. In 2007 she attended the cadaver workshop at the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York, NY.
During her down time, Brooke enjoys spending every moment outside—from rock climbing, skiing, trail running, and Mt. biking- she takes her high energy and enthusiasm into every aspect of life. Brooke strives to bring this same vitality, educated body awareness, and love of physical movement to each client
Ann Rauscher - Pilates Instructor/Physical Therapist
(photo Pat Gregory)
Ann grew up on a Dairy Farm in Indiana and still loves to visit her family there but has called Park City home for 5 years. At Purdue University she was a member of Alpha Chi Omega and the Purdue Golduster Dance Team. After a brief stint in the Windy City (Chicago), she headed to Park City for a little hiatus. In classic Park City fashion, Ann arrived in Utah in 2009 and has yet to make the ‘return trip’.
While completing her education to become a Doctor of Physical Therapy at the University of Utah, she took on clinical internships including pediatric, acute care, neuro rehab (stroke, spinal cord, brain injury), cancer specialties, and orthopedics. In addition, she had the privilege of caring for community members with disabilities and injuries in Kajuki, Kenya during a service trip with Youthlinc.
She discovered Pilates through the complimentary therapies introduced by her professors at the University and later used Pilates as a part of her own healing.
In her leisure time, Ann enjoys downhill skiing, snowshoeing, camping, hiking, discovering new forms of movement through various forms of exercise, biking, and trail running in Park City.