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Location​​​​​​: 2773 100th Street      Urbandale, Iowa  50322

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About Us

Spark is a friendly and welcoming place.  Highly trained, motivated, intuitive and encouraging teachers will empower you toward physical and mental well-being.  Small classes mean you don't get lost in the crowd.  We adapt your practice to your needs.  We also hold you accountable if you need it!  We love our students and are thankful for every one of them - when you join us, you become a part of a lively community of people who care deeply about sparking your success.

Mary Scarcello

Owner|Pilates Instructor

 

A lifelong learner who has always enjoyed movement, Mary was drawn to Pilates because of its unique ability to identify and strengthen muscular imbalances. 

Her certifications include a full STOTT PILATES certification, 200 RYT,  barre, and numerous specialty trainings including breast cancer rehabilitation and Pilates for Neurological Conditions.   

Kathryn Mandsager

Pilates Instructor

 

A comprehensively trained, certified STOTT Pilates Instructor, Kathryn brings years of experience to each and every session.  Her thorough, holistic approach  challenges, strengthens, and builds confidence in every session. 

Jill Andrews

Barre & Pilates Instructor

 

Jill fell in love with fitness and movement as a child.  She trained at the School of Russian Ballet in Bermuda, where she performed for six seasons.  Today, she remains passionate about promoting movement for children as the Director of the Young Children's Division of Capital City Dance Center.  Jill has completed STOTT PILATES mat, barre and equipment training as well as Injuries and Special Populations training.

Cynthia Richard

Instructor Pilates & Yoga

 

A comprehensively trained STOTT Pilates Instructor and an RYT 200 with 15 years of teaching experience, Cynthia loves to share Pilates and yoga. She hold specialty certifications including Breast cancer rehabilitation and  Barre.

Rachel Jensen

Yoga Instructor

Rachel discovered yoga at age 14 and has incorporated it into her life - and her work - ever since.  A spirited and energetic personality, Rachel brings playfulness to every class.  She delights in her student's breakthroughs and enjoys giving personalized instruction.  She cultivates a sense of community among her students and offers support through the learning process.

Lynette Wagner

Pilates Instructor

Lynette loves to help people meet their fitness goals.  she will help you increase your strength, improve your balance and posture. Whether working with athletes or with people who simply want to move and feel better in their bodies, Lynette promises to meet you where you are today and support you on your fitness journey. 

Michelle Herbst

Yoga Instructor

Michelle is a physical therapist and a certified yoga instructor.  She  has 13 years of clinical experience, and for nearly a decade Michelle specialized in  women’s health physical therapy. She brings a deep seated passion for helping others live to their fullest potential, and is sure to keep you safe, yet challenged on the mat. 

Noelle Rothfus

Barre Instructor

A love for dance and musical movement have always been a part of Noelle's life.  Noelle has completed Stott Pilates essential and intermediate mat training, and she is excited to share her love of health and fitness through Pilates Barre and mat classes.  When not in dance class or teaching, Noelle enjoys hot yoga, relaxing with a book and music or pursuing her love of Starbucks!

Toni Jacobson

Yoga Instructor

A lover of making healing movement accessible to everyone, Toni brings her passion to her teaching practice.  She is an ERYT with a specialty in yoga for chronic pain 

Innah Kuznetsova

Dance Instructor

 

Innah is a multi- award dancer and leader and artistic director of award- winning troupe: Innah's Middle Eastern Dance Troupe of Des Moines, Iowa.  Innah's primary style is Oriental which she gracefully combines with moves from Russian ballet.

A professional teacher of academics as well as movement, Innah teaches multiple movement classes in the Des Moines area.

Jon Royal

Unlimited Breath

Jon Royal is a Teacher and Master Practitioner of Unlimited Body and Unlimited Breath since 1997. He has an insatiable drive to better understand people and how to help them achieve their potential, and has spent the last twenty plus years traveling extensively nationally and internationally as a teacher, practitioner, presenter and entrepreneur.

 

Jon has studied numerous systems of healing, personal development and spirituality; working with healers and teachers from Australia, Bali, Canada, Denmark, England, France, Italy, Ireland, Spain, Sweden, Tibet and the United States.