Suzi Meredith, owner and operator of Body & Soul Pilates, is a native of Norfolk and a graduate of the University of Virginia. She spent many years teaching group exercise and personal training before turning to Pilates because of back pain. She has taught Pilates for over 16 years. Her special interest is working with people post-rehab, with older individuals and those who have pain or injuries. She lives in Ghent and has 2 children and 5 grandchildren.
Eva Stern has recently moved to this area. She is a professional classical musician (violist), and has performed and taught around the country and abroad for over 20 years. Musicians are known as “athletes of the small muscles”, and she discovered years ago that Pilates is a great way to keep herself in shape for performing. Eva began her Pilates teacher training with Balanced Body a year ago, and will soon be obtaining her Comprehensive Teacher Certificate. She has worked with a wide variety of clients, including athletes, dancers, and people with a wide variety of professions and interests. She has worked with clients with scoliosis, osteoporosis, breast cancer recovery and balance issues.
As a musician, she is particularly attuned to the physical demands musicians face, and has trained many fellow musicians. Prior to her move to Virginia, she played with the Saint Louis Symphony for 7 seasons. While there she apprentice taught at Pilates + Yoga Studio, where she worked with numerous symphony colleagues. During the summers she plays with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra in Chautauqua, NY.
Eva is happy to be in Norfolk and to share the joy of movement through Pilates!</>