Carrie Lamb, PT, DPT, OCS, NCPT
I am a mover – plain and simple. I fidget, I stretch, I sit on the floor, I make things. I cook, I teach, and I play outside as much as I can. I’m grateful every day that 20 years ago I was accepted into Physical Therapy school.
I found my calling early and have spent my entire career as a curious observer of how we move. Functional, dysfunctional, different, interesting, and outright unbelievable movement patterns spark my curiosity and my creativity. I continue to be inspired and fascinated with the ability of the human body and mind to adapt and change (for better or worse) to meet the demands being placed on it.
I’ve spent many years learning manual techniques to align, lengthen, release, and stretch different areas of the body. What I’ve learned is that they are all useful as long as they help restore MOVEMENT. We are mobile beings and interact with each other and our world through our ability to move. I am passionate about empowering people to optimize their movement and fully engage with the world around them. This passion has given me amazing opportunities to teach locally, nationally and internationally to spread my love of movement. I hope to share that with you too!
- University of Colorado, Masters of Physical Therapy 2000
- Regis University, Doctor of Physical Therapy 2012
- Board Certified in Orthopedics
- CoreAlign® Master Instructor
- Nationally Certified Pilates Trainer, PMA®
Lindy Royer, PT, NCPT
As a little girl growing up in Sydney, Australia, I was always very curious about how things were put together, and spent hours taking my dolls and toys apart trying to figure out how they worked. Eventually, I applied this curiosity to the study of physiotherapy, Pilates and human movement.
My passion for skiing and adventure brought me to the US and I moved to Steamboat Springs, CO, in the late 1970’s. Before returning to the practice of PT several years later, I experienced a variety of jobs, working as an EMT/Ski Patroller, a fitness club manager and group fitness instructor (complete with mandatory ‘80’s headband and legwarmers), a rafting guide, and doing odd manual labor and landscaping jobs. For me, movement is life, and no matter what work I was engaged in, the theme was the same—I gravitated to physical activity in the outdoors.
I was introduced to Pilates over 20 years ago and it instantly and forever changed the way I related to movement, movement teaching and Physical Therapy practice. After gaining my Comprehensive Pilates Certification, I became a Pilates Educator for Polestar Education in 2002, and had the opportunity to teach Pilates courses throughout the US. For the past 11 years I’ve represented Balanced Body Education as a Master instructor in Pilates, MOTR and Barré.
Providing our clients and patients with tools to empower them and improve the way they move throughout life continues to inspire me, and I love sharing what I’m learning along the movement journey with others. And yes, I’m still passionate about skiing!
• Physiotherapist, Sydney University/Cumberland College of Health Sciences
• Nationally Certified Pilates Instructor (NCPT) through the National Pilates Certification Program (NPCP)
• Balanced Body Master Instructor in Pilates, MOTR and Barré
• Franklin Method Educator
• Inner Matrix Systems Apprentice (Mindfulness and Meditation Training)
Larissa Jones originally hails from Seattle, Washington. She enjoys hiking, kayaking, skiing, camping and photography. She has traveled the world sharing her knowledge and joy of movement teaching Yoga, Pilates and Barre in Cambodia, India, Japan, New Zealand and Scotland. Larissa was first drawn to the Pilates Method for its full body strengthening and intense core work. But, soon discovered therapeutic benefits with the relief of chronic neck pain from a childhood spinal injury after falling from her horse during a Gymkhana competition.
Larissa began teaching Pilates in 2003. She first received her Mat and Standing Pilates certification through the PhysicalMind Institute and then comprehensive certification through Stott Pilates International. She also received specializations in Athletic Conditioning, Total Barre and Rehabilitation. In 2019, Larissa traveled to Pokhara, Nepal to study Sound Therapy at the renowned International Nada Yoga Centre. Larissa is an avid Yogi and has traveled extensively in India to study Yoga in the Krishnamacharya lineage, Ashtanga with Sri K Pattabhi Jois and David Swenson, Buddhism with the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa in Bodh Gaya and makes regular pilgrimage to the ashrams of Rishikesh to study Meditation and Hatha Yoga. Larissa initially began teaching in the Bikram tradition in 2001 yet, soon discovered her passion for Power Yoga and received advanced training in Power Yoga from Baron Baptiste and Prana Flow with Shiva Rea. Larissa continues her training with her teachers in the West and those in India delving deep into all forms yoga and Ayurveda. She specializes in energetic flow Power Yoga, Bikram and Prana Vinyasa. Her holistic approach, Yoga background and love for a strong flowing practice infuse into her athletic classes on the equipment.
Rachael Britton, PT, DPT
Rachael developed a passion for the body and how it moves long ago while growing in North Dakota. She found that she especially enjoyed anatomy and the sciences and moved to Colorado, where she played college tennis while studying for her undergraduate degree.
Upon graduating with a BS in Kinesiology/Exercise Science, she furthered her knowledge by obtaining a certification in Massage Therapy from the Colorado School of Healing Arts, as well as a Mat Pilates certification through the Physical Mind Institute. While practicing massage and teaching Pilates, she was intrigued to learn more about how the body functions and works together as a connected unit, and enrolled in the University of Colorado School of Medicine, graduating with her Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2009.
Rachael blends her unique background of physical therapy, massage therapy, and Pilates into physical therapy treatments and especially enjoys working with patients who have struggled to get better elsewhere. She enjoys teaching her patients about the correlation between anatomy, posture, and movement patterns. No two people are treated the same.
She believes highly in the value of continuing education and has done extensive studies through the Institute of Physical Art and Balanced Body Pilates, completing Reformer I and II trainings. Putting her skills to use, she has volunteered her time to help athletes perform their best, and especially cherishes her experience as a Sports Massage Therapist at the 2004 Athens Olympics. In her free time, Rachael enjoys snowboarding, tennis, hiking, biking, travel, and the incredible opportunities for adventure Colorado has to offer.
Victoria fell in love with the Pilates method the very first class she took over ten years ago! She has been a Professional Photographer for 20+ years, enjoys fitness of all types and loves spending time in the Colorado outdoors with her partner Nick and pup London. Looking to shoot a little less, and fulfill a desire within her to help people, she decided to become a Certified Pilates Instructor. She has completed the Level IV 1000+ hour Classical Pilates certification and is so enthusiastic about sharing with others how Pilates can really change your body and everyday life wellness.