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.
I have personally selected two other Core Rhythm Pilates instructors who 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.
Nancy McCarthy, a certified exercise instructor for sixteen 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.
Christine (“Chris”) Hayes is a certified instructor who teaches Cardio Fusion and Burn at the Barre at Core Rhythm Pilates. She lives an active lifestyle and enjoys bike riding, swimming, Pilates Reformer, cross country skiing and snow shoeing. Chris has a fulltime career with a vaccine manufacturer and is responsible for the majority of its NYS Public Health Immunization accounts. She lives in Shortsville with her husband George and their furry four-legged “children.”