Hello! I am Tracy Janczak, a certified Pilates instructor and the owner of Core Rhythm Pilates. I am also a former professional dancer.
In 1994, I discovered Pilates after a dance injury and loved it immediately! After feeling the therapeutic impact on my level of fitness and health and seeing the positive changes to my physique, I was sold. Soon after experiencing Pilates as a client, I made the substantial 400 hour commitment to train with Stott Pilates to become a certified instructor. The Stott Pilates method is a contemporary approach to the original exercise method pioneered by the late Joseph Pilates.
I have studied at highly acclaimed Pilates training centers in Philadelphia, Toronto and in West Bloomfield, Michigan where I eventually opened my own Pilates and Movement Studio after retiring from professional dance and theatre career–which included a five year stint as a Radio City Rockette!
I moved to Farmington in 2012 with my husband, originally from Canandaigua, and our daughter, operating a small Core Rhythm Pilates studio in Canandaigua before moving to our new, beautiful studio space in Victor in 2014. I feel passionate about providing the highest quality instruction in a non-intimidating, relaxed environment, helping clients to reach new levels of strength and flexibility. By continuing to study Pilates and attending specialized workshops in rehabilitative Pilates and specific programs for athletes, dancers, seniors and many special populations, I am confident that I can modify the Pilates experience for a wide range of clientele.
My philosophy is: Fitness should be fun! My mission is to empower people to lead a healthier, happier lifestyle through Pilates.
We will open a second CRP studio in Canandaigua in 2015 and I look forward to re-connecting with my previous Canandaigua clients and making new friends, too!
I have personally selected all the Core Rhythm Pilates instructors on staff. They share my passion for fitness, fun and safety. Together, we are able to offer our clients a range of Pilates and other complementary fitness classes.
Meredith Ferraro’s spinning passion brought her back to the “instructor bike” after a teaching hiatus. After refreshing her teaching certification, Ferraro, an occupational therapist, happily squeezes in early morning cycling classes at CRP Victor. Ferraro teaches to all levels. Her strategy: to have so much fun in class that despite the exertion, clients feel revitalized and rejuvenated after each session. Ferraro lives in Victor with her husband and three sons.
Penny Greco began her Pilates journey many years ago after searching for a way to rehabilitate an injury and alleviate back pain. Greco started teaching in 2011 and is a Balanced Body trained Pilates Reformer instructor, Pilates mat instructor and is currently working on a Cadillac Chair and Barrel certification with the goal to be a comprehensively trained Pilates instructor. Greco, also a graphic designer, married and mother of three, lives in Newark.
Christine (“Chris”) Hayes is a certified instructor who teaches Weight Train and Spin classesat Core Rhythm Pilates. She strives to live an active lifestyle and enjoys bike riding, swimming, Pilates Reformer, CrossFit, cross country skiing and snow shoeing. Chris has a fulltime career with an immunization manufacturer and is responsible for the majority of NYS Public Health accounts. She lives in Shortsville with her husband George and their furry four-legged “children.”
Rick Lynch, a registered experienced yoga teacher and owner of the Finger Lakes Yoga Center in Canandaigua, explored the complementary, therapeutic discipline of Pilates exercise at Core Rhythm Pilates after hip surgery—a result of motorcycle racing and a life spent backpacking and white water canoeing! He is now pursuing a Pilates Reformer certification and teaches Reformer Fundamentals classes at Core Rhythm Pilates while continuing to instruct yoga at his own studio. Lynch, who lives in Middlesex, is playing a key role in the new CRP Canandaigua studio.
Nancy McCarthy, a certified Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) exercise instructor for seventeen years, teaches Pilates Mat, Burn at the Barre and Core Interval at Core Rhythm Pilates. She creates a welcoming and non-competitive atmosphere in her classes, teaching to all fitness levels, while emphasizing fun, safety and functional fitness. Nancy, also a professional writer and community volunteer, lives in Canandaigua with her family.
LESLEE SCHENK TRZCINSKI
Leslee Trzcinski, a former pro cyclist on the U.S. national team, an accomplished swimmer, equestrian, certified yoga instructor and champion triathlete, coaches athletes at all levels integrating elements of yoga, nutrition and recovery techniques in her training sessions. Trzcinski teaches spinning classes here at CRP, yoga at Finger Lakes Yoga Center and is the co-founder of Finger Lakes Yogascapes, a seasonal mind and body adventure company for women. She lives with her family in Canandaigua.
Stephen Wheeler is an Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) certified personal trainer and a Pilates instructor for a decade. An avid martial arts student and Qi Gong practitioner, he integrates some of these elements into his classes to create a safe, compassionate and healing exercise environment. Stephen has seen and felt the therapeutic benefits of exercise and meditation and holds the firm belief that we can take control of our own health by using preventative methods to promote wellness. He lives in Victor with his family.