Owner of Studio Allongé
Alison is the proud owner of Studio Allongé, and an energetic and sought after trainer. From Athletes, extensively MLB and NFL players, golfers, to professional and ballet dancers in training, professional models and clients well over 80 years old, Alison tailors sessions to the individual needs of each person, focusing on creating an enjoyable and motivating experience. Whatever your fitness level, she will help you create results that will change your body, mind and spirit, build a healthy lifestyle and inspire you to reach your own personal fitness goals.
Originally from Southern California, Alison moved to Arizona as a dancer with Ballet Arizona. She has also trained with American Ballet Theater, Boston Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Houston Ballet, The HARID Conservatory, and Chautauqua Dance Center. Alison graduated from Indiana University with a B.S. in Ballet, a double major in Business and Nonprofit Management.
Alison’s lifelong passion for ballet, fitness and health inspired her to become a Pilates, Yoga and Barre instructor. She is Certified in the classical Joseph Pilates method of physical conditioning from Lotus Pilates Center L.L.C., (recognized as an Educational Organization Member of the Pilates Method Alliance). She received her Yoga certification through YogaWorks Teacher Training Program.
Heidi- Pilates Instructor & Holistic Nutrition Practitioner
Heidi grew up in Oregon, and moved to Scottsdale after college. She pursued her lifelong passion of health and wellness at the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts for Holistic Nutrition. Heidi had always been very workout savvy and considered herself strong. It wasn’t until she started taking Pilates that she really understood that true strength starts with a strong core - and how it changes your body! Heidi decided to get certified to teach Pilates because she found what a wonderful adjunct it is for a healthy lifestyle.
Heidi loves that Pilates can be done by almost anyone regardless of age or health conditions and how the practice creates strong mind-body connections. Not to mention it’s fun and there are so many exercises that can be done! As an instructor Heidi describes herself as high-energy, fun, with a passion for creating stronger, healthier bodies.
McKenzie - Pilates & Barre Instructor
McKenzie, born in Phoenix, Arizona, grew up a competitive dancer, gymnast, and cheerleader. After suffering a neck injury from Cheerleading and experiencing chronic neck and back pain, she began exploring the discipline and science of Pilates.
McKenzie completed a 500 hour Classical PMA Balanced Body Reformer certification and is also a certified barre instructor. McKenzie continued to teach Pilates while attending Arizona State University where she graduated with a Bachelors in Business Communications and a minor in Fashion Merchandise Marketing. McKenzie is currently attending school to earn her BSN.
Her style of teaching is upbeat and high energy, yet encourages mindfulness through proper alignment and breath. McKenzie credits Pilates for her health, motivation, and positive energy.