Cherie Boschma, B.F.A Merrithew Instructor Trainer specializing in STOTT PILATES® GYROTONIC® Instructor Cherie is originally from Michigan and attended the University of North Carolina, School for the Arts where she received a B.F.A in Modern Dance, and was first introduced to Pilates. Cherie moved to Toronto to pursue a career in Dance where she performed with several companies and independent artists. She began her Pilates teaching career with STOTT PILATES® in Toronto Canada and trained with Moira Merrithew. She has been fully certified since 1994 as a STOTT PILATES® Instructor, and has been certified since 1998 as a Merrithew® Instructor Trainer. Cherie has worked in the following licensed training centers Equilibrium Mind-Body Fitness, Bloomfield Hills Michigan; Bodycenter Studios, Seattle Washington and Full Circle Studio in Vancouver B.C. Cherie has traveled to facilities in the U.S and abroad to train and certify new pilates teachers.
Certified in Gyrotonic®, ViPR®, CORE®, Total Barre® and Zenga®, with a life long passion for health, Cherie has numerous health and wellness courses and certifications including Macrobiotics, Raw Foods Culinary Program, Paleo Lifestyle and Ayurvedic Courses. Her passion is to bring quality movement opportunities to her clients and create a lifestyle where joy, health and motion allow you to continue to do all that you love.
In my 25 years of teaching, I have worked with people of vastly varying abilities and brought each one of them to a place of ease in their movement, coordination, enhanced function and performance. I have worked with individuals with the following conditions, degenerative disc, osteoporosis, osteopenia, scoliosis, hyper-mobility, stiffness and pre and post natal, hip replacements, shoulder dysfunction & hip, knee, ankle issues as an example. I have taught 8 year old gymnasts, 14 year olds pre-professional skaters, an 83 year old who wanted to ski until he was 100 and a grandmother who just wanted to be able to play on the floor with her grandchildren. I have had the privilege of working alongside top Physical Therapists and in physical therapy clinics as a pilates instructor. I have been honored to instruct Hollywood celebrities, TV personalities, musical artists, professional athletes as well as famous dancers.
The joy comes in the experience of the holistic relationship I build with each client as we work together. There is a personal connection easily established when working with an individual’s body and movement patterns. Your body houses your soul and when you take time to connect with your movement, you strengthen your deepest sense of self and all your relationships. Movement is necessary for everyone and together you and I can improve your experience with your body, mind and spirit.