Barbara Goldsworthy was born and raised in a suburb outside of New York City. As a freshman in high school she was told she had severe scoliosis and required surgery. As a result today Barbara is fused 12 levels in her thoracic/lumbar spine. It was then that Barbara realized she wanted to become a Physical Therapist and help people recover to their full potential. Barbara attended Saint Francis University in Loretto Pennsylvania, a rural town in between Penn State and Pittsburgh. She graduated in 2012 with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. After graduating she returned home to NY where she began her career as a Physical Therapist in a wellness center that also offered Pilates, Yoga, Nutrition and Reflexology. This is where Barbara realized her passion for Pilates, helping her keep "a healthy back”. In April 2013 Barbara moved to Phoenix AZ working in a privately owned orthopedic clinic treating patients of all ages from 2 months to 98 years old. She gained experience in treating orthopedic conditions, post-op rehabilitation, and neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s and Stroke patients. Wanting to incorporate her passion and nitch for Pilates into her patient care she transitioned to a clinic which used Pilates and myotherapy as added services for rehab. Barbara went on to do her Pilates training through Balanced Body in 2016. She now uses the Pilates equipment in addition to her physical therapy skills to address pain and promote positive movement patterns. Her warm caring touch helps motivate patients to succeed. She is eager to advance her Physical Therapy knowledge and incorporating Pilates techniques into treatments in her own private practice. Barbara’s hobbies include traveling, snowboarding, scuba diving and of course Pilates. Barbara lives in Old Town Scottsdale with her husband.
Leah was a synchronized swimmer for 14 years and got the opportunity to swim in college at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio Texas. She swam all four years and received her Bachelors degree in Kinesiology and a minor in Psychology. Leah was always interested in Pilates due to how good she felt after being in class. Leah then went on to get her Pilates certification through Balanced Body. She has been teaching Pilates for over a year as well as coaching synchronized swimming for 6 year-olds.
Pilates can help find the balance between the mind and the body to create a healthy and happy life
Lily Kandaris is originally from New York, NY. From a young age, Lily began learning ballet and jazz, which later led her to dance on stage with companies such as the New Jersey Ballet and modern dance companies based in New York City. Her passion for massage therapy came out of her love for dance and a great need for massage therapy as a dancer.
Lily attended Cortiva Institute School of Massage Therapy in Scottsdale, AZ in 2011 and has been practicing massage therapy for the past 7 years. She is also certified in Cupping therapy since 2013. For 2 years, Lily had practiced manual lymphatic massage as well. Over the years she has worked with many clients including NFL, MLB, and ice hockey players. Lily has worked in chiropractic office settings with a Physical Therapist and a Naturopathic Physician. She loves the integrative approach to healing the body. In her spare time, Lily enjoys meditation, yoga, cooking as well as spending time with her husband and son. She is currently attending Acupuncture School.