Brooke Young, Owner is celebrating 10 years of teaching Pilates, a milestone we are very proud of here! She has received extensive training over the years, from various Pilates organizations, completing literally thousands of hours of education, and is now a certified BalleCore Pilates instructor as well. She has taught in various gyms, fitness and Pilates studios throughout Seattle, including 3 years at Pacific Northwest Ballet, where she worked with a wide variety of clientele ranging from professional dancers to seniors. She has been the owner of Young Pilates for 8 years and still loves coming to work every single day. She loves teaching Pilates, and is looking forward to what the next 10 years will bring.
David Young, Owner is an American College of Sports Medicine certified fitness trainer. He received additional
certification through the Ashmead College fitness training program where he
graduated with honors and a thorough understanding of anatomy, kinesiology,
exercise physiology and more. An experienced athlete, he has competed in the New
York City and Seattle Marathons and more, and knows what it takes to get and stay fit. He is a Stott-certified Pilates instructor and has
experience working with everyone from new moms to Olympic athletes and enjoys
helping people reach their health and fitness goals.
Viviane Veraguth was one of our first clients here at Young Pilates when we opened in 2004. She quickly fell in love with Pilates, and we were thrilled when she decided to pursue it as a career for herself. Viviane is a Stott Pilates certified instructor who delights in helping a variety of clients meet their health and fitness goals, and her specialty is pre- and post-natal women who are looking for a safe but effective workout. She is committed to helping clients of all ages and fitness ranges lead a healthy, balanced lifestyle. Born in Zurich, Switzerland, Viviane has lived and traveled all over the world and brings a sense of fun and adventure (and a charming accent!) to her work here.
Jessica Veach began practicing Pilates in 2006 when she joined our Bridal Boot Camp program. One of our greatest success stories, she fell in love with the method and has been practicing ever since. Jessica has been an elementary school teacher for 10 years so it did not take her long to realize that she wanted to combine her two passions, practicing Pilates and teaching children and teens. She began the Stott Pilates training program shortly thereafter, and is excited to finally make her dream a reality by teaching our new Pilates for Kids classes.
Nikki Naab-Levy has been in the fitness industry for 8 years and has had the opportunity to work with a diverse clientele and study several fitness-related modalities. She discovered Pilates through group classes in 2003 and immediately wanted to know more about the body and the method. In 2009, after completing her B.S. in exercise physiology from Ohio University, she moved to Washington and completed her comprehensive Pilates teacher training through the Balance Within Pilates Studio in Kirkland, Wa. In addition to Pilates, Nikki is also certified in the MELT Method, a self-treatment technique that helps prevent pain, heal injury, and erase the negative effects of aging and active living.
Aimee Meisgeier began practicing Pilates in 2008 and quickly fell in love with how it made her feel physically and mentally. An avid runner for many years, Pilates helped to increase her endurance through core strengthening and flexibility. Getting certified to teach Pilates was always a goal for Aimee. She experienced firsthand the dramatic body shaping and various health benefits that the Pilates method offers, and wanted to work with others to improve their overall health. Aimee's greatest inspiration as a teacher is witnessing her clients reshape their bodies as well as positive changes in their attitudes and mental outlook. Outside of Pilates, Aimee is an Interior Designer who specializes in both residential and commercial design projects and loves the creative outlet that this offers.