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Suzanne Shepard of Eliot Street Pilates

About Suzanne

Suzanne is a classically trained Pilates teacher. She originally obtained her Pilates certification with Power Pilates in 2007. Since then, Suzanne has continued her studies of Classical Pilates, traveling to New York, Atlanta, California, and Colorado to attend workshops and work with other passionate Pilates teachers. Most recently, she completed the Advanced Teacher Training Program at the Pilates Center in Boulder, Colorado, a world renowned teacher training program. 

A competitive three sport athlete growing up, Suzanne discovered Pilates while recovering from two ACL reconstructive surgeries.  During her lengthy convalescence, she learned the many benefits -- both restorative and preventative -- of Pilates.  She credits her consistent Pilates workouts with making her feel strong, toned and athletic again.

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About Deborah

In an effort to find a sustainable fitness program, Deborah Young came to Pilates in 2007. The strength and flexibility she found there inspired her to pursue mat and comprehensive apparatus certification through Power Pilates. Deborah is classically trained and teaches individuals, small groups and mat classes. She is a challenging yet patient instructor who enjoys working with students of all levels.

Deborah has four sons, a supportive husband, a very brown cat, and a post graduate degree in economics.


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About Michelle

Michelle is a classically trained Pilates instructor and has been practicing Pilates since 1999. She received her certification in 2002 through The PhysicalMind Institute and is a Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher (NCPT) through the National Pilates Certification Program.

Michelle is confident in teaching all levels and has extensive training/teaching experience with MS/neurological conditions, pre/post natal, hip/knee replacements, scoliosis, osteoporosis, spondylosis and is able to work around any injury or condition utilizing the Pilates method. Michelle promotes a regular, consistent Pilates program that will yield longevity and high level of performance in daily exercise and activities.

Michelle is married and lives in a house of 5 “boys”: 3 sons, 1 husband and 1 crazy, lovable Golden Retriever.


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About Teresa

Teresa has been practicing Pilates since 2009. A Dental Hygienist since 1994, she was experiencing neck and back pain from her career and decided to try Pilates. It wasn’t long until she noticed a significant decrease in pain after a long day of work. Always an active runner, she noticed an increase in endurance and flexibility. She fell in love with Pilates and it’s benefits and was inspired to teach. Teresa is a Comprehensive Apparatus trained teacher through Power Pilates. She loves teaching and hopes her clients discover the Power of Pilates.

Teresa grew up in Houston, Texas and was in the Air Force stationed in California 1988-1992. She then moved to MA and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from Northeastern University. Natick, MA is her permanent home where she lives with her husband and 2 children. She is excited and honored to be joining the team at Eliot Street Pilates where she started her Pilates practice.