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Betsy Johnson

Betsy has been the director of the TOSH Pilates program since its inception in April 2015. Prior to this, she worked for Orthopedist Dr. Vernon Cooley for 11 years. After college at Idaho State, she obtained a Master's Degree from BYU in Exercise Science. She is a Certified Athlete Trainer trained in the care, prevention and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. After a back injury of her own, she learned the value of reformer Pilates in maintaining, and improving upon, the recovery she had achieved during Physical Therapy. Betsy is a certified Stott Pilates instructor. She loves reformer Pilates because of the modifications available to people with various abilities and goals. With her training in injury treatment and prevention, Stott Pilates was a natural fit.

She has always enjoyed being active! She played volleyball in college, and now enjoys Nordic skiing and cycling. Through her work with swimmers, runners, and as a competitor of LoToJa, she understands the injuries caused by chronic overuse caused by long miles of training. She recently completed the epic 196 mile Coast to Coast hike in England with some dear friends. She has 21 fabulous nieces and nephews, and a family she can't get enough of!

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Jenn Jacobs

Jenn Jacobs

Jenn Jacobs is our most recent addition to the TOSH Pilates program. We are so happy to have her! Jenn is a Fully Certified STOTT Pilates Instructor Trainer. She travels to other states educating aspiring Pilates instructors. She started Pilates as a professional dancer and choreographer to maintain her muscular length and flexibility. But after suffering a fracture in her cervical spine and enduring chronic pain in her lumbar spine, Pilates was a huge benefit in helping her heal from her injury as well as allowing her to continue dancing, running, hiking, and maintaining a very active lifestyle.

Jenn has worked with professional and Olympic athletes, individuals rehabilitating injury, and risk adverse individuals. She loves motivating people to improve their skills and functional ability. She wants all clients to love their body. She has facilitated corporate wellness programs and is a certified personal fitness trainer, and group fitness instructor. See Jenn for group Pilates classes or for private Pilates instruction.

Jenn has an adorable, 12-year-old daughter named Olivia, and a super naughty dog named Ollie. Any advice on teenage girls and/or training dogs would be greatly appreciated!

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Natalie Surut

Natalie is a fully certified STOTT Pilates Instructor. She first discovered her love for Pilates in high school where she immediately felt the benefits her practice had on all aspects of her life. Upon completing her B.S. in Sociology, Natalie pursued her STOTT Pilates education and has since enjoyed sharing her passion for mind/body movement with people of all backgrounds and ability levels. Through her teaching, Natalie has seen the incredible benefits of utilizing Pilates as a means to rehabilitate injuries and develop a strong foundation of movement for all of life's activities. She has recently returned to school in the hopes of also becoming a Physical Therapist. Natalie holds certifications in ZENGA, Total Barre, IndoRow and TRX.

When she is not in the studio, she enjoys the outdoors, rock climbing, skiing and hiking. She grew up in Salt Lake City and has a niece she adores! TOSH Pilates is so excited to have Natalie as part of our team! Her positive attitude and love of laughter are infectious!

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Sarah Poulsen

Sarah Poulsen

Sarah’s love for Pilates started in college. Being a dancer, she found Pilates to be the best way to help her muscles and joints through the physical stresses of dance. After receiving her bachelor’s degree in Health and Behavioral Sciences from the University of Utah, she began her study of Pilates. Sarah has traveled from coast to coast through her Pilates career — from instructing fellow performers in New York City, to working with clients in need of rehabilitation in Seattle.

One of Sarah’s favorite reasons for teaching is seeing her clients have those “ah-ha!” moments and helping others feel better physically and mentally. She is happy to be back in Utah to share her passions and grow the Pilates community in her home state. Sarah is a fully certified STOTT Pilates instructor and also has experience teaching barre, aerobics, aerial, and HIIT classes. 

Sarah and her husband are proud parents of a beautiful, busy baby girl, Rosalie, whom they adore. Outside of the studio, you may find Sarah in the mountains with her cute dog, Bruno, on the stage dancing and singing, or on the hunt for the best pastry in SLC (recommendations welcome)!

 

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Tracy Cash

Tracy Cash

Tracy walks with purpose, dedicated to a meaningful life. She is on a mission to guide people to create happy, healthy lives full of activity and movement. She truly believes in Intermountain Healthcare’s mission of “helping people live the healthiest lives possible.”

“I see Pilates as a great way to stay healthy, supplement training for other activities, and as a tool for overall wellness. The Pilates equipment available is fun for me and brings out my creative side. Pilates has helped me be stronger for hiking, and climbing, and helps me to avoid pain in my knee when biking. I apply the basic principles of Pilates in my daily life and all of my activities for a stronger body and increased function and confidence.” 

Tracy graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and then earned a Master of Social Work. She currently works at TOSH as a social worker. Tracy also is a certified STOTT Pilates instructor, a Registered Play Therapist, Reiki Master/Teacher, and a personal fitness trainer.
Tracy and her husband love to travel and spend time in nature. They enjoy biking, hiking, rock climbing, paddle boarding, kayaking, and running. They also have a dog who loves to run and play with them.

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Shawn Evertsen

Shawn Evertsen

Shawn Evertsen has enjoyed the health and fitness benefits of Pilates for the past decade. Like many others, she used Pilates to help recover from injury, and now relies on it to maintain strength and help prevent future injury. She loves sharing her passion for Pilates with others.

Shawn is a registered nurse by profession and has spent the last 30 years working for Intermountain Healthcare in various nursing roles. She currently manages the Trauma Services department at Intermountain Medical Center where she works with her team to provide care for those who are critically injured. Her background in nursing and her love of, and commitment to, helping people makes her an invaluable addition to TOSH Pilates. She is certified as a STOTT instructor and has taught many fitness classes, such as Barre, mat Pilates and jumpboard.

Outside of work, Shawn enjoys spending time with her husband, five children, and two grandbabies. Her favorite things in life (besides her family) include almost anything involving being active outdoors: hiking, backpacking, camping, biking, trail running, skiing, and paddle boarding. She and her husband love traveling and exploring this amazing world we live in. She also has an adorable little dog, Elvis (Maltese-Yorkie mix), who loves tagging along on mom’s adventures.

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Kirsten Mills

Kirsten Mills

Kirsten holds a bachelor’s of Exercise Science degree as well as a master’s in Business Administration. She is an Emergency Management Program Manager at Intermountain Healthcare covering Alta View, Intermountain Medical Center, TOSH, and Riverton Hospitals.  

Kirsten loves to learn, has boundless energy, and loves people. Kirsten loves seeing others meet their goals and gain greater life fulfillment by increasing their capacity to love life through activity. She joined the TOSH Pilates team after becoming STOTT Pilates certified.

“My background is in exercise science and I missed that part of my life as I left frontline caregiving for my current role. I wanted to understand the principles of Pilates and share my passion for living well. Teaching at TOSH affords me the opportunity to step away from my primary role and interact with others in a more direct way. I love helping clients achieve their goals. The culture at TOSH is positive and inspiring as everyone strives to live their best life.”

Kirsten and her husband, Christian, love spending time with family, traveling, hiking, camping, and playing sports.  

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Mary Garvin

Mary Garvin

Mary discovered Pilates after injuring her back during marathon and triathlon training. Pilates not only helped her heal but also taught her how to move correctly and pain-free. Her enthusiasm of decreased chronic pain focused her career in a new direction of studying movement and becoming STOTT PILATES® Certified. She wanted to help teach others what had helped her enjoy a pain free active lifestyle she now enjoys. 

Mary works with people from a variety of physical backgrounds, but mostly enjoys helping reduce chronic pain allowing others to move and enjoy life. Whether you're looking for pain-free movement or desiring a stronger healthier body, Mary will help you attain your goal. She focuses her Pilates practice on coaching clients through proper muscle recruitment and body awareness.

When not in the studio teaching, Mary is with her husband up in the mountains, traveling, in search of her next big adventure or with Marley, her golden retriever pup.  

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Hillary Brown

Hillary Brown

Hillary recently relocated back to Salt Lake City after living in Honolulu, Hawaii, for 17 years where she owns and directs Manoa Dance Studio (MDS). When she started MDS, many thought she was simply teaching kids the basics; however, she was, in fact, learning to dance again herself. In 2008, Hillary suffered a major stroke that left her unable to speak and rendered her right side paralyzed. After a risky brain surgery, she nurtured her recovery over several years with Pilates. Pilates enabled her to make leaps and bounds in her recovery and allowed her to return to her first passion: dancing. 

Hillary has one constant thread throughout her life—her passion for empowering people through movement. Now, Hillary names TOSH her home where she specializes in neurological recovery with movement, body mechanics for dancers, and injury recovery and prevention.  She also holds over 2,500 hours in movement science, Pilates and Yoga certifications.

Hillary and Ben met in a Pilates studio.  They enjoy spending time with their 2 rescue dogs, road tripping, cooking, and game night with friends. Hillary enjoys working on their land on which they plan to build and learning how to garden and grow delicious veggies.

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Rachel Day

Rachel Day

Rachel was first introduced to Pilates at 19 after sustaining a back and knee injury while playing high school sports. She quickly fell in love with the strength and healing that resulted from Pilates. This excitement led to her to further study and train in Pilates where she then developed a passion for teaching others the importance of Pilates movement as a way to reduce chronic pain and discomfort.

What Rachel loves most about being an instructor at TOSH is the personal connection with her clients and seeing their own change and growth in and mindfulness.  She believes knowledge is power, and the more we understand how the body is intended to move, the more successful her clients’ transformations will be. Rachel is classically trained and Pilates certified. She is also certified in Barre, and Bellicon (mini trampoline).

In her spare time Rachel is also an actor. She and her husband, Jared, have two fur babies, Bruce and Bodhi. They enjoy spending time outside, camping, paddle boarding, hiking, traveling and taking road trips. Rachel is constantly reminded how important Pilates is for quality of life and being able to enjoy life moving with power and intention instead of pain. 

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