Instructor Spotlight – Maria Dummermuth

FullSizeRender (2)Metamorphosis Pilates Center is pleased to feature Maria Dummermuth in our Instructor Spotlight. Maria teaches Vinyasa Yoga and Aerial Yoga group classes.  She also teaches private sessions on the Pilates equipment as well as private sessions in Yoga and Aerial Yoga.    To register for her classes go to the Class Schedule tab on the website.  To schedule a private session contact Maria directly by using the Contact Us form on our website or call Maria at (319) 270-4397.  

Maria has a beautiful outlook, as she shares her love of what she does below:

Movement has always been my medicine.  My journey is one of an athlete, to group fitness instructor, to Pilates and Yoga instructor, and now Tibetan Singing bowl sound therapy.  I have been so blessed with the opportunity to do what I love for a career.  Teaching classes is one of my favorite things to do,  but I also enjoy personal one-on-one or small group training sessions in any of the services we  have offered at Metamorphosis Pilates.  I also offer Tibetan Singing bowl sound therapy and hope to offer some sound healing workshops this spring – stay tuned!

IMG_3785The path of mind body connection is so much more than simply movement.  It is a study of self exploration, growth, and inner work. I am so excited to share this journey with clients.

Outside of work, well you will find me outside! I love the outdoors. If it would snow more – I would be in heaven, as my dog Fletch and I love to snowshoe! However; when not snowshoeing, you will find my husband, 2 children, and I skiing, snowmobiling, 4-wheeling – basically tearing it up – outside!

Pilates – More than physical exercise


I initially started practicing Pilates to help me overcome some low back pain. After doing Pilates for awhile, I discovered some unexpected benefits. Pilates changed me. Yes, I suppose there were some physical changes, but my spiritual and mental clarity was where the real change occurred.   Through my personal practice, focusing on how things felt, and learning to trust, light bulbs started turning on for me.  As I began to appreciate success in the studio, I learned to appreciate success and movement forward in other aspects of my life. I came to understand this was not just about movement, but about how we live.   I recently found a great article that expresses the great unexpected benefits of Pilates and wish to share it with you.  Enjoy!  
12 Scientifically Proven Benefits of Pilates for your Peace of Mind.  Hope to see you at Metamorphosis Pilates Center, the catalyst to being you!

Updated Class Schedule

IMG_1644Our Latest Class Additions and Changes

Metamorphosis is evolving.  We have added an Essential Mat class to our evening schedule.  Our evening Aerial class is now at 5:30 pm. We have added four Reformer classes to the online schedule.  Click on CLASS SCHEDULE on our website, or use the MindBody app on your smart phone to register for any of these great classes.  It is especially important to sign up for the reformer and aerial classes, as class size is limited.   Come and enjoy movement and realize the potential that lies within.  
Below is a list of our recent additions and changes.  View our full schedule under the CLASS SCHEDULE tab on our website. 

Monday 6:00 am Reformer class (starts February 8)
Monday 5:30 pm Reformer Class
Wednesday 5:30 pm Reformer Class
Wednesday 5:30 pm Essential Mat Class (Starts February 3)
Thursday 5:30 pm Reformer Class
Thursday 5:30 pm Aerial Yoga

New Classes, New Instructors

Metamorphosis Pilates Center is so excited to announce new class offerings with two new instructors, Amber Dawn and Ann Menner.  

bio picAmber has joined our team and will be teaching Aerial Yoga on Thursday evenings at 5:30 pm.   Amber has 4 years of experience teaching yoga.  She is a licensed massage therapist.    Enjoy a new way to workout in this fun and challenging class.  

IMG_3926Ann is a STOTT Pilates instructor.   For all you early birds, Ann will be teaching a 6:00 am reformer class on Monday starting February 8th.   For those of you looking for an evening class, Ann will begin teaching a Pilates mat class at 5:30 pm on Wednesday starting February 3rd.  Ann is also available to teach private and semi-private sessions late afternoon and evenings on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.   To contact Ann for a private or semi-private appointment use the Contact Us tab on the website.

Click here to see a full listing of our Class Schedule.

Instructor Spotlight – Courtney Jasper

Metamorphosis Pilates Center is happy to feature Courtney Jasper in our Instructor Spotlight. Courtney teaches Intermediate Pilates on Fridays at 12:05 pm.   Her class is sure to strengthen and tone.  To register for her class, go to the Class Schedule tab on the website.

Courtney shares her experience and passion for Pilates:

“Pilates is designed to give you suppleness, natural grace, and skill that will be unmistakably reflected in the way you walk, in the way you play, and in the way you work” ~Joseph Pilates

IMG_1556My Pilates journey began in 2008. I have always loved exercising. After having two baby boys 17 months apart, I needed a new physical and mental challenge to help me get back to my pre-baby years and create a new healthy life with babies! I was hooked after my first session. I hired a sitter to watch my boys so that I could practice twice a week. After moving to Cedar Rapids I happened upon Donna and Risë who were both able to take me to a higher level of practice and understanding. I will forever recall the “ah-ha” moment when I realized and felt easy movement comes from your powerhouse. I reflect on it a lot in my practice and while teaching others.

I am also an avid runner, biker and a lover of sports and movement. My love of running has grown into completing many half marathons. Seeing improvement and staying physically healthy during training I attest to my Pilates practice. In my classes I like to focus on functional training, which could include athletic training, walking up stairs, or carrying a child in one arm and groceries in the other! 

Happy New Year!

It has been quite a crazy year, as we occupied three different locations.  Now settling in to our new home there is time to reflect on the many gifts we have been given. We are so fortunate to have the opportunity to work with wonderful clients.  We thank each of you for your continued support and patronage.  We are blessed to have excellent teachers teaching at the studio. Our teachers are qualified, compassionate and caring people who strive to deliver quality to every class and appointment they teach.  We have a bright future.   The desire of Metamorphosis Pilates Center for 2016  is to be a catalyst that allows each individual to accept where they are are on their individual journey, and unleash the potential that lies within, physically, mentally and spiritually.  Bring on the New Year!