Meet our Instructors
Ruth Neil Stover
Ruth’s background in fitness spans more than 30 years and includes a wealth of education, experience and knowledge of human anatomy and the body in movement. As an AFAA-certified fitness instructor, she has extensive experience teaching a wide variety of group fitness formats including dance, yoga & Pilates. Ruth’s Pilates training has been through years of study in both contemporary (STOTT PILATES) and with classically trained teachers.
Ruth is a fully certified (advanced level) STOTT Pilates instructor. She is also certified in Yamuna Body Rolling®, a form of body sustainability that highly compliments Pilates. She has instructed at a national level as a Pilates specialist, training other teachers the essential principals of Pilates. Ruth is a Certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and utilizes her knowledge of nutrition and human physiology to provide to her students with whole body wellness guidance that includes Pilates and individualized nutritional advice. She also leads group classes and workshops on nutrition at Corestar.
After years of working one on one with students from all walks of life, Ruth recognizes the value in individualized personal sessions to help her students achieve their wellness goals. Ruth’s teaching philosophy is that no matter where you might be with your current level of fitness, every one of us can start where we are and begin to create better health. She believes that her role as a teacher is to help guide people to improve their lives by gaining awareness of their bodies, so that they can live with vibrancy and move with flexibility and strength.
Ruth uses all of her training and knowledge of the body and its energy fields to assist students in healing and improving their quality of life. She is a 2006 graduate of NW School of Healing, a 4-year program studying energy work modalities in personal healing, and is a Reiki Master.
Lisa is a fully certified (advanced Level) STOTT PILATES® Instructor with more than 10 years of teaching experience. She is also trained in other forms of fitness including: TRX Suspension Training®, willPower & grace®, Zen•ga™, Yoga, HIIT training, and personal rebounding.
Lisa graduated from the Nutritional Therapy Association and is a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. She offers personal one-on-one nutrition consultations and understands that nutrition is the foundation to optimal health, and that proper nutrition, along with exercise, will create a healthy body.
Lisa first discovered Pilates while she was working long hours and had a long commute. It was the only time in her week where she could be free from the stresses of daily life. She was able to be fully present and aware in her own body and mind. She then fell in love and decided to pursue her Pilates career. Lisa’s life has always been influenced by health and fitness. She is a lifelong athlete, involved in years of competitive sports. Lisa loves to snowboard, skateboard, hike, and to have great adventures all the time. She attributes Pilates to improving her stability and endurance in all of these sports and pastimes. Pilates has completely changed her posture, strength, health, and her life.
Lisa believes that everything complements each other, and a well-rounded exercise routine will produce the best results for a healthy you! She also believes that everyday should be filled with laughter and fun! Life is now, and it is a great day to live! Her philosophy is we must always keep learning, growing, and evolving. The more we learn, the more we realize how much we don’t know.
Erin’s journey with movement began at a young age through sports and dance. She found yoga in 2001 and began teaching in 2005. She is 200-hour certified through YogaFit®, including their Anatomy, Kids, and Pre/Post Natal programs, and recently trained with Jaya Yoga based out of Hood River, Oregon.
Yoga isn’t Erin’s only passion. She has taken STOTT PILATES® Mat & Reformer training as well as the Willpower Method® training. She will always consider herself a student and continually seeks to grow her education and knowledge in movement. Yoga and Pilates have taught her to honor the body. They meet you on your mat at whatever stage and age. Erin encourages students to let go of expectations and move at their own pace in order to feel successful. Her classes focus on mobility and help to balance strength, flexibility, and relaxation in order to feel the mind/body connection.
Angie is a STOTT PILATES® certified instructor of more than 5 years with the education and life experience to help others move beyond their struggles on the way to achieving a healthy lifestyle. Her knowledge and passion to continue to learn and grow has expanded over those 5 years to include Injuries & Special Populations, TRX, Total Barre, and Zenga.
Angie is very familiar with the struggle to maintain a healthy lifestyle. After a weight gain that put her well over 260 pounds, it took dropping out of a hiking class to realize that something needed to change. It had been a long journey of trying different exercises, personal trainers, and gym equipment when she finally came to Corestar Pilates. After signing up for a Beginning Pilates class, she was hooked. Pilates has helped Angie become stronger in her own body and she enjoys helping others achieve their own goals through Pilates.
Paige's Pilates journey began in 2006 as a recommendation from a friend. As an avid skier, both in the mountains and on the lake, Paige immediately noticed how much easier, almost effortless these activities became. Running also felt better and became more enjoyable after incorporating the Pilates principles.
Paige has been a Certified STOTT PILATES Instructor Since 2014 and is a STOTT qualified instructor in Zen*ga and CORE Athletic Conditioning and Performance Training. She later added a certification for TRX Suspension Training. She specializes in private and semi-private Pilates instruction as well as group reformer classes. Paige believes in finding balance and harmony in our bodies and life. She feels it is important to build strength and flexibility together to help create that balance and Pilates should always enhance your favorite activities and exercise methods.