Sheri Cutter Owner of Core Movement Center
Sheri has been a physical therapist since 1991, when she was introduced to Pilates exercise. She has incorporated Pilates and therapy with incredible success for her clients. Sheri’s training includes craniosacral, myofascial release, acupressure, lymph drainage, visceral manipulation as well as being certified in the Franklin Method of movement training. Sheri has done both Polestar and ITT Pilates education. Sheri combines her work in one on one and small class settings bringing a personalized, dynamic approach to her teaching. Sheri is now offering physical therapy through Sierra Spine and Fitness located next door to Core Movement Center. With access to a full gym and Pilates studio, comprehensive rehabilitation and expert hands-on care is available. Insurances accepted and billed for you. Call 530 470-8500.
Kimberly Arnett, P.T.A., is a certified Pilates practitioner with training through Polestar Pilates. She is also a licensed Physical Therapy Assistant, practicing since 1991. She is skilled in a wide range of therapies including sports and orthopedics, myofascial release, muscle-energy work, neuro-rehabilitation, strain and counter strain technique, and craniosacral therapy. Kimberly brings a variety of workshops and classes to Core Movement Center, focusing on balance, coordination, strength and agility.
Cheree Simmons’ passion for athletic training began in early childhood. Growing up as a dancer and a competitive swimmer in the Sacramento area she learned early on the importance of balancing strength and flexibility. Today she continues to be very active in a variety of outdoor athletic activities including: running, hiking, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, kayaking and sailing. Cheree discovered Pilates over 10 years ago and instantly fell in love with its mind-body principles of concentration, balance, flow, centering, control and precision. Cheree studied and was certified through the BASI Pilates® Comprehensive Teacher Training Course in Aptos, California. She is also a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant working in both the hospital and orthopedics out-patient settings in Nevada County . Cheree is experienced with teaching clients of all ages and experience levels, both in group fitness classes and private settings. With her background in therapy, she is also skilled in safely modifying the work to accommodate any number of physical limitations and she often incorporates the Pilates methods into her patient’s rehabilitation programs. She continues to practice and teach Pilates daily and strives to carry the Pilates principals out of the studio and into her everyday life.
Matty Behr has been a body worker in Nevada County for over 12 years being certified in massage therapy in 1998, specializing in sports and Swedish massage. Matty suffered a back injury in 2008 that took her down a path that led to Pilates. Using Pilates as physical therapy she made a full recovery and was inspired to become an instructor to help others down their path to recovery. Matty went to school in Aptos California through the BASI Pilates Comprehensive Teacher Training Course. She also had the opportunity to get further training shadowing Kim Arnett, P.T.A. and certified Pilates instructor. Matty teaches group mat and reformer classes as well as one on one instruction. Matty’s understanding of the body from years of hands on work translates fluidly with Pilates and her enthusiasm shows in every class from her cueing of each exercise to her individual attention to each clients needs.
Aimee loves watching people discover the practice of Nia. Aimee began her Nia practice in August 2007 and received her brown belt in August 2013. Nia has allowed her the joy of constant discovery in and outside of the classroom. She admits never smiling through an entire workout until she found Nia. Other joys in her life are her husband and three young children who like to explore the outdoors, create family meals together, and enjoy listening to all kinds of music. She volunteers for the Nevada City School District and is Co-Director of Sierra Harvest, a nonprofit whose mission is to educate, inspire and connect Nevada County families to fresh, local, seasonal food. Professionally, she consults with businesses and nonprofits to develop and implement strategic business and marketing plans.
Allison Rivers Samson
Allison is a certified Nia Black Belt instructor and has been practicing Nia enthusiastically since 2008. “I started dancing formally at age 5 and stopped at 15, when my mom and I moved across the country, and away from my dance studio. Many years later when I became a mama, it was clear that I needed to return to dancing for a more expressive physical outlet. Before Nia, exercising and sweating felt like something I had to do, rather than something I wanted to do. But now I get a fabulous physical workout and an an opportunity to play, while exploring my emotional, spiritual, and creative realms with joy, ease, and fun. In the dance, I am reminded of who I am, and my entire being is reawakened, which not only benefits me, but also means I have more “me” to give to my family. In addition to teaching Nia, Allison shares her passion for health and wellness as a vegan chef, business owner, and certified health coach.
Kristin has been practicing Pilates for years, and has her own Pilates studio in Montana.