Angelie Renay Melzer suffered from severe scoliosis—an unnatural curvature of the spine—when she was younger. Fortunately, she discovered Pilates and, through rigorous exercise, was able to overcome her spinal challenges and launch a professional ballet career. She eventually achieved the highest certification in the Pilates industry, through PMA, and began pouring her knowledge and began pouring her knowledge, experience, and passion into Team Pilates, where she and other talented teachers helm classes for students and aspiring instructors. She has also co-created and written courses, manuals, and DVDs, including a pre- and postnatal Pilates video designed to help mothers stay fit and flexible.
At Team Pilates, Angelie offers nearly a dozen different varieties of the exercise, including yoga, barre, three mat-based classes, and eight equipment-based classes. On the floor, instructors lead students through the classic 34-posture sequence practiced by Joseph Pilates himself or add to the routine by incorporating weight-training techniques. Stretches are enhanced with equipment such as Reformers, BOSU balls, and spine correctors.