Jody Stern and The Pilates Body, Central Phoenix are proud to be the BASI host studio in Phoenix, AZ! Jody has been teaching Pilates for nearly 20 years, opening The Pilates Body in 2000. Jody has been a fitness professional for over 30 years and holds a degree in Adapted Physical Education from California State University, Northridge. Living in Israel in 1986, she was the group exercise coordinator at the Tel Aviv Health Club. Upon returning to L.A. in 1990, Jody worked as the stretching coach to the L.A. Clippers basketball team. In 1994 Jody and her family moved to Phoenix. Shortly after that she began her Pilates career. Jody is certified through the advanced level in Matwork,and Reformer and fully trained on Cadillac, Chair, Barrels and in “Injuries and Special Populations.” Jody is also a certified Spinning teacher. In 2009, she sold her original studio location to close friend and colleague, Lisa Bettini Moro and successfully opened the Central Phoenix location. In 2012, Jody and Lisa were honored to train in the BASI method in the inaugural Pro Bridge course with founder and world-renowned educator, Rael Isacowitz,. Jody became a graduate in February 2014!
Pilates is a driving force in Jody’s life, and she continues to grow as a teacher and studio owner. Nothing gives her more pleasure than being able to make a difference and help people of all ages and stages feel better with Pilates! Jody is an avid swimmer and cyclist, and competed since 1982 in running 10k, half-marathon, marathon distances, and sprint and Olympic triathlons. No longer able to run, without Pilates, Jody feels that she would not have the physical or mental strength to keep moving forward!