About

Noelle Hibbs

Instructor/Owner

Noelle has been an active person all of her life. She grew up playing competitive sports and even played college volleyball while earning her Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Marketing. It wasn’t until after college that she accidentally discovered Pilates. She ran across a Groupon offer for a discounted Pilates class and decided to give it a try. Noelle fell in love with Pilates after just one class and knew that she wanted to share the practice with others.

For years, Noelle put her time and energy into learning everything she could about Pilates, honing her own technique, attending workshops, obtaining her BASI Pilates Instructor Certification, and helping clients discover lifechanging benefits in her small studio, which she quickly outgrew.

Pure Physique Pilatez is a product of Noelle’s determination to spread the spirit of Pilates with a greater number of people in a state-of-the-art facility. It is Noelle’s personal mission to ensure that every client that walks into the studio leaves a better person.

Why did you choose BASI?

The method is all about structuring each session around balance and systematic progression with precise movements that target key areas in the body.

What is something that most people don’t realize about teaching Pilates? You have to really know the movements in your own body in order to successfully guide others. Self-practice is a critical element of teaching Pilates.

Can you describe yourself in three words?

Caring, Motivated, Detailed

What do you love most about teaching Pilates?

The journey. I really get to know and care for my clients, so watching the progression of strength and happiness that takes place in every session is a great privilege.

LAURI MARTINEAU

Instructor

As a teen, my mom noticed that I ran with a forward slant when I was in track. My parents took me for x-rays and found out I had a slight case of scoliosis and arthritis in my neck. I had to see a chiropractor regularly to relieve neck and back pain.

In college, I found a love for research and earned a Master of Science degree in Clinical Behavioral Psychology from Eastern Michigan University. Right after I graduated my dad asked my mom and I if we wanted to run a women’s fitness franchise and so I started researching different fitness classes and certifications. I was addicted to research so much that I created my own fitness challenge and improved it each year by listening to the valuable feedback from my participants. I used my background to help me understand the behaviors that make it difficult for us to reach our fitness goals. I made it my mission to find ways to help overcome obstacles and achieve those goals.

In 2003, I started a comprehensive training program through STOTT PILATES and received my Full Pilates Certification in 2007 which covers Matwork, the Reformer, Cadillac, Stability Chair and many other props. I was addicted to workshops so much that I ended up teaching them at our studio. One of my favorites is on how to use the Foam Roller.

I found that after a few years I no longer needed to go to the chiropractor for regular adjustments, only needing occasional work on my neck. My new x-rays showed only a small curve at the neck and low back but the middle back had straightened out! I owe this all to the fantastic training I received in Pilates. Strengthening my core and improving my posture took a while but it was so worth the transformation.

In 2015, we merged with a nearby gym because my husband got transferred out here to work in Phoenix. I was blessed to find Noelle and Pure Physique Pilatez just a year afterwards. I feel as if we are a perfect fit and I am grateful for the opportunity to once again help others feel better about themselves. I look forward to building up rapport with my new clients!

Lisa Falk

Instructor

Lisa began her education by minoring in dance at Arizona State University. She has been involved in the joy of movement for well over 20 years. Lisa is STOTT Pilates certified in both Reformer and Matwork. She is also certified in Yoga and Total Barre. Lisa is a member of the Aerobics and Fitness Association and has also taught classes in step, body sculpting, aqua aerobics and spinning. She recently left the bay area in California to return to the state of Arizona. Lisa is excited to bring her experience and love of movement to Pure Physique PilateZ.

Cathy Schlieman

Instructor

Cathy was born in Seattle, WA, but grew up in seven other states. She met her husband-to-be, Jeff, while attending Central Washington University in Ellensburg, WA. They were married in 1983. They have three sons, two daughter-in-laws plus two adorable granddaughters and their first grandson on the way!

She has a background in diving, gymnastics, and dance. She tumbled into the Pilates world while dancing for an adult dance troupe in 1998. Several of the Pilates Mat exercises were affectively used as part of her dance warm up.  They worked! She saw results! She wanted more. More Pilates!

So, in 1999, Cathy resigned from her school career, teaching children with special needs, to pursue her study of the Pilates Method through the PhysicalMind Institute.

Cathy was the first to introduce Pilates to Yakima, WA and opened the first Pilates Studio: CS Pilates, Core Strength Fitness Studio. Cathy has worked with men, women, and teens with a variety of health conditions and abilities.

At one time, she had as many as 8 instructors, including her middle son, Ken, who took over the business in 2013. Ken and his wife, Jackie, successfully expanded the Pilates Studio into Yakima’s Premier Fitness Studio.

Cathy and Jeff moved to Sun City West in July 2016 to be near her parents. She misses her Yakima clients and her CS Pilates family, but Noelle and Dr. Ball have welcomed her into their family. WE want to welcome YOU into our Pure Physique Pilatez and Reflexion Medical Rejuvenation family!

Betsy Beard Headshot

BESTY BEARD

Childcare Attendant

Besty Beard has worked in the corporate world doing sales, marketing and accounting for forty years. When she decided to retire she cared for her five grandchildren. Betsy also attends church every week and volunteers to care for the infants and toddlers in the church nursery. In Betsy’s spare time she loves to paint, garden, sew and teaching Bible study classes.