Gretchen Wagoner (she/her)
BREATHE PILATES MIAMI Instructor/Educator/Studio Owner
NCPT®-Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher
Graduate of the Kathy Grant Heritage Training®
After taking her first class over 20 years ago, Gretchen instantly became hooked on the body, mind, and spirit connection of the Pilates Method. In 2008, she obtained her first certification in Mat Pilates under Teri Steele through Dance New Amsterdam in NYC. She then went on to continue her education and received her Comprehensive Certification on all Pilates Apparatus through Polestar Pilates in Miami in 2010 and eventually became an Educator with Polestar Pilates. Gretchen has taken Advanced Teacher Training courses in Osteoporosis, Scoliosis, Woman’s Health (including pre/post natal), Pilates for the Dancer, Pilates for Rotational Sports, and Pilates for Hip and Knee Replacements, as well as Pilates for MS™ & Neurological Conditions.
Most recently, Gretchen completed one of her most inspiring trainings to date, The Kathy Grant Heritage Training® led by renowned teacher and student of Kathy Grant, Cara Reeser. Kathy Grant was an original student of Joseph Pilates and continued teaching his method while adding her own style and vernacular, for years teaching dance students at NYU.
Having had the pleasure of working with a wide variety of clients, including Cirque du Soleil performers and octogenarians, Gretchen enjoys assessing her client's abilities and then helping them achieve their goals, and expectations. She finds great reward and pleasure in being able to guide them through their Pilates practice and help them get in touch with their bodies and minds through the teachings of Joseph Pilates. Having a Bachelor’s degree and background in Fine Art, Gretchen always is looking for creative ways to facilitate movement and to design fun and interesting classes.