Meet our Pilates Trainers

The Pilates trainers at Lake Forest Health & Fitness Center are experienced practitioners and specialize in using the Pilates Reformer to create a sleek and toned body. Learn more about our Pilates Equipment Training or view our Pilates Group Equipment Classes schedule.

To find a trainer who best matches your abilities and needs, meet our Pilates trainers below or contact our Pilates Coordinator, Deb Valenti, at (847) 535-7117 or dvalenti@nm.org.

Lorie Brown at Lake Forest Health & Fitness Center

Lorie Brown

Pilates Equipment Instructor
Pilates Mat Instructor
(847) 535-7090
lbrown4@nm.org
Qualifications: Balanced Body University Trained and Certified Pilates Instructor
Member of the Pilates Method Alliance
Continuing
Education:
Balanced Body University: Anatomy in Clay, Ring Around the World, Mat and Toys, Twisted Reformer
Pilates on Tour: Lolita Shares: The Cadillac, Reformer Tower and Synthesis, Pilates Progression Based on Facial Lines
Pilates for Athletes: A Show Down Between Baseball Players and Ballet Dancers, Group Equipment Harmony
Specialties: Core and Flexibility Training, Integration of Pilates into Everyday Life, Posture Alignment, Sport Specific Training, Strength and Conditioning
Interests: When Lorie isn’t teaching, she’s working out or practicing Pilates, spending time with her family and friends, reading or cheering on her favorite sports teams—which include the Foresters of Lake Forest College.

Michelle Friedman at Lake Forest Health & Fitness Center

Michelle Friedman

Pilates Equipment Instructor
Pilates Mat Instructor
michelle.friedman@nm.org
Qualifications: Balanced Body University (BBU)
Trained and Certfied Pilates Instructor
Continuing
Education:
Anatomy
Balanced Body Barre
Specialties: Providing a safe, challenging and fun Pilates experience for all levels and life stages—including pregnancy, physical rehabilitation and sports-specific.
Interests: Michelle enjoys many other forms of exercise, always using the Pilates principles as a guide; and she is continually educating herself on nutrition and wellness. She also loves to travel, read, cheer on the Cubs and spend time with her family and pets.

Werner Martin at Lake Forest Health & Fitness Center

Werner Martin

Pilates Equipment Instructor
wmartin228@comcast.net
Qualifications: Physical Mind Institute
Certified Pilates Instructor since 2004
Member of the Pilates Method Alliance
Continuing
Education:
Michael Miller Pilates 250-hour Workshop
Certified trainer with Jill Miller
Founder of Tune Up Fitness since 2011
Specialties: Challenging and Intelligent Training for All Age Groups, Muscle Balance, Posture and Alignment, Somatic Awareness
Interests: When Werner is not teaching, he loves to travel, go to the ballet, play basketball, practice yoga and continue to learn new things to keep his brain young.

Deb Valenti at Lake Forest Health & Fitness Center

Deb Valenti

Pilates Coordinator
Pilates Equipment Instructor
(847) 535-7117
dvalenti@nm.org
Qualifications: Balanced Body University Trained and Certified Pilates Instructor
Bodhi Suspension Trainer
Continuing
Education:
Balanced Body University: Anatomy in Clay, Rolling for Length, Rolling for Strength
Pilates on Tour: Pilates for Men: Building Strength, Flexibility and Power, Upping the Upper Body, Using Muscle Energy Techniques with Pilates, Pilates for Everyone: Progressions and Variations on the Reformer
Specialties: Core Training, Integration of Pilates into Traditional Workout Regimens, Posture and Alignment
Interests: Deb enjoys weightlifting, reading, cooking, babysitting her granddaughter and spending time with her kids and their spouses. She also loves just hanging out with her husband, Mike.

Loralee VanVleet at Lake Forest Health & Fitness Center

Loralee VanVleet

Pilates Equipment Instructor
Pilates Mat Instructor
lvanvleet@nm.org
Qualifications: Balanced Body University Trained and Certified Pilates Instructor
Continuing
Education:
Balanced Body University: Anatomy I, Anatomy in Clay
Bodyworks, LLC with June Kahn
Pilates on the Roller, June Kahn
Pilates for the Young Athlete
Pilates for the Golfer
Pilates for Tennis
Specialties: Functional Training, Integration of Pilates as Fitness Regime Foundation, Pilates for Parkinson’s, Postural Training for Everyday Life
Interests: Loralee also teaches Spin, Body Pump, Awesome Abs, Water Aerobics and Warm Water Therapy by the Arthritis Foundation. Every class she teaches uses Pilates as its foundation. Loralee spends her off-time with her four daughters in Lake Forest.

Wendy White at Lake Forest Health & Fitness Center

Wendy White

Pilates Equipment Instructor
Pilates Mat Instructor
wendy.white@nm.org
Qualifications: Balanced Body University (BBU)
Trained Pilates Instructor
Balanced Body University Mat Instructor
Member of the Pilates Method Alliance
Continuing
Education:
Anatomy
Specialties: Working with beginners, teaching core engagement, helping you find your pelvic floor muscles.
Interests: Wendy enjoys reading, running, cooking and spending time with family and friends. She likes to fix things and travel in her RV with her husband, twin sons and their Old English Sheepdog, Hamish.

Team Training

Your Goals.
Group Energy.

OCTOBER 2 TO
NOVEMBER 10, 2017

Try this six-week, high-intensity team workout with the personal trainer of your choice! more >

ANNUAL HFC 5K

NM 5K RACE TO IMPACT 2017

THANKS FOR PARTICIPATING!

Our third 5K and 1 Mile Run was a huge success! See event results. more >

Group Exercise Substitution Schedule

Substitution list for the week of
October 16, 2017 >

Exercise of the Month

BOSU Ball Plank >

Pilates Tip of the Month

Pilates for Rehabilitation >