Legacy Pilates, Yoga & More - Find your Core at our Center
Some of our staff bios:
Cindy Cook: 
Cindy has been in fitness all her life. As an athlete, track, softball, soccer and basketball were the main sports she played but, was always on the go looking for activities to do.  She has a BSBA with a specialization in Exercise Science from UNO.  After a car accident in which she hit the windshield, she was introduced to the Mind-Body and Healing worlds to try to reduce chronic pain and other issues.  Respecting the body, focusing the mind and enhancing one’s well being as opposed to beating the body up and feeling the burn has been an integral part of recovery.  Yoga, Reiki (energy work), Tai Chi, Pilates and Belly Dance, along with other healing modalities, have all been helpful in finding “Center”, reducing pain and improving quality of life.  Credentials include American College of Sports Medicine HFI (Health/Fitness Instructor), ACE Personal Trainer, ACE Group Fitness Instructor, Pilates Coach Mat and Reformer, Pilates Unlimited LLC Mat and Full Equipment, David Dorian’s Flow Motion (24 movement yang style Tai Chi) and YogaFit. Hatha Yoga, Kickboxing, Piloxing, Aerial yoga, Aerialates, STOTT PILATES Workshops, Natural Health Care options and other Group Fitness Specialty Trainings are among the many trainings through the years that Cindy has studied.  Many years and hours of training have lead to an eclectic style of teaching.  Owner and Director of Vital Lifestyles, Inc. Cindy has been involved with Corporate Fitness, area Fitness Centers, Personal Training and health programs since 1988.  She started Pilates Lakeside (Alegent Health Lakeside Wellness Center's equipment Pilates program).  Legacy Pilates, Yoga & More is one more step in the direction of helping people take care of oneself and being responsible for their own health.  Teaching more than just fitness and exercise, it is important to teach clients about other wellness and natural health care options that can enhance your lifestyle!  I love to incorporate east and west philosophies and help one understand how they compliment each other and can help one understand the Self better!  

Aileen has been involved with Group Exercise for over 25 years.  She started her career on her college campus and progressed to corporate health promotion.  She graduated Magna Cum Laude in Business from College of Saint Mary in 1997 and holds a Worksite Health Promotion Specialist Certificate from Methodist College. Aileen left her corporate job in 2006 and has dedicated her full time career and passion to Pilates while balancing her energetic family life. She is certified for American College of Sports Medicine-Health Fitness Instructor, AFAA Group Fitness Instructor, and Pilates Mat with Pilates Unlimited LLC and Reformer with Pilates Coach.  Aileen has extensive training on Reformer and Tower with Karen Sanzo, Tom McCook and Elizabeth Larkham. She has participated in many specialty STOTT PILATES  including Pilates for Golf and Pilates Circuit. She has completed BBU (Balanced Body University) Reformer I and II Training and Chair Training and Pilates with Props training. Aileen has also completed YogaFit Levels I, II & III and specialties including senior population and Pregnancy.  She has been teaching Pilates since 2003 in both group and private levels. Aileen has overcome a back herniation injury with Pilates principles and loves to help people of all levels discover the benefits of Pilates and Yoga. She thrives on motivating clients to understand the balance of strength, grace, and flexibility to feel better, overcome and prevent injury, while ultimately reaching their mind-body goals.

Amy has practiced yoga for 30 years.  She taught fitness in some form (yoga, Pilates, aerobics, water aerobics and military) for the past 25 years.  She is retired Army after 24 years of service.  She is very grateful every day for her husband, sons and daughters-in-law.  Amy tries to use breathing techniques and mindfulness daily and finds they are key to finding calm in the ups and down of life. Mindfulness practice studies show improvements in treating PTSD, Anxiety and stress reduction.  And according to a new University of Miami study, a brief mindfulness meditation exercise aimed at staying focused on the present moment can help soldiers, improve performance and cognitive resilience. Doing yoga, Pilates, breathing exercises or just taking a walk are all ways I incorporate mindfulness into my daily life.

Meg has a bachelor degree in exercise science.  She is certified in Mat Pilates and reformer Pilates. She has been teaching Pilates reformer for over 16 years.  She has had extensive training in Pilates equipment, including tower, chair and arc trainer. 

Nicole participated in a pilates mat training at age 16 and has been involved in the world of exercise for some time.  She has a Bachelor's in Nursing.  Nicole will then pursue more education to become a Mid-Wife hoping to enhance women's birthing experiences.  She has three children and two step-children.

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