Joseph’s passion for dance and movement started at a young age watching ballroom dance competitions on public television. Their elegance and grace and led him to pursue studies in numerous social dances including Swing, Blues, Tango, and Salsa. His search for freedom of movement through technique lead him to expand his exploration to ballet, West African, yoga, GYROTONIC® method and Franklin Method. Finding both Franklin Method and GYROTONIC® method transformational in his social dancing, he ultimately became certified in both modalities.
Joseph enjoys teaching movement from a technical level with an eye towards pragmatism. Drawing from his breadth of knowledge, he is able to connect with his students by demonstrating the direct application of exercises toward their individual goals in movement.
Gail Bolte creates customized private and group GYROTONIC® training sessions to improve her clients overall health and well being.
A native of New York, Gail Bolte’s enthusiasm for fitness began in childhood trying a myriad of sports but her passion landed with gymnastics and high school team dance. In 2003, Gail relocated to Portland and embraced Pilates to treat the chronic lower back pain she experienced after having children. Gail’s success with Pilates drove her passion for practicing therapeutic movement and led her to become a certified Pilates instructor.
In 2007, Gail relocated to Hong Kong and continued her work as a Pilates instructor at One Pilates Studio. At this studio Gail was introduced to GYROTONIC® and quickly realized the benefits of working your body in both linear and circular movements. Gail experienced the benefits GYROTONIC® provided first-hand, including increased strength, fluidity, and balance. This exposure, and realization of the power GYROTONIC® has on transforming your body, drove Gail to begin her GYROTONIC® certification. Upon her return to Portland in 2009, she completed her GYROTONIC® training at Center GYROTONIC® with Master Trainer Emma Kingston.
Gail is also a graduate of Northwest Center for Structural Integration. She added this next dimension to her practice to offer her clients a way of releasing the adhesions that might prevent them from moving to their full capacity. She offers 75 minute SI sessions. She encourages her clients to continue moving thoughtfully between sessions to encourage new movement patterns in their bodies.
Gail believes that movement is the link to health, happiness and inner peace. Her motivation comes from sharing her passion for GYROTONIC® System with others and providing her clients with the inspiration and support they need to achieve their fitness goals.
Heather trained on scholarship at Rock School of Pennsylvania Ballet and at 14 became a Ballet Major at the University of Utah where she earned her BFA. Heather has danced with Utah Ballet and Ballet West performing classic ballets as well as works by George Balanchine and Paul Taylor. Before leaving Salt Lake, Heather was an administrator and instructor at the School of Ballet West. While currently a dancer with BodyVox Heather has also enjoyed working with skinner|kirk DANCE ENSEMBLE, The Portland Opera, and other choreographic projects. After dancing with BodyVox for 10 years Heather has graciously left the stage but continues to direct BodyVox’s Junior Artist Generator and is expanding her business in certified <span class=”TM”>GYROTONIC®</span> instruction.