Lindsay Hanner Waits, PMA®-CPT, Owner and Trainer
Pamela (Pam) Clowdus O’Brien grew up in north Alabama but has called Auburn home for almost 30 years. She is married to Michael O’Brien and is the proud mom of Wil Clowdus, a college senior and avid golfer. Pam has done various forms of exercise over the years including long distance running,golfing, body pump, spinning and zumba. It wasn’t until Pam added Pilates to her exercise routine that she realized she had experienced a new dimension of exercise. Pilates has not only improved her mind-body awareness during it’s practice, but the control, centering and movement learned has implication in improving other types of exercise and, best of all, daily living for life. The ‘daily living for life’ benefits realized while practicing Pilates is what drew Pam to get her certification to teach. She has completed a 450-hour comprehensive certification from Barbara Bruni’s Pilates and Beyond.
Becky Anders, Trainer
Becky Anders is a 1992 Auburn University graduate and a former AU cheerleader. She and her husband Ron, have been married 20 years, and have three children.
She is an AFFA certified Group Fitness Instructor. She has spent the past five years studying Pilates through Balanced Body. She loves Pilates because of its many benefits to the body. She is also licensed to teach TRX, Zumba, Body Pump, and cycling.
Becky’s training philosophy is based on her belief that no part of the body is an island unto itself. “Try to pick up a pen off the floor using just your hand. It’s impossible. Even simple movements simultaneously engage the legs, core, shoulders, arms and neck. The body is an interconnected chain of muscles. Every movement we perform is a whole body movement,” she says.
Allie Dyleski, Ballet Trainer
Allie has been teaching in the Auburn-Opelika area for four years. She began her classical training at Community Ballet School in Huntsville, Alabama. From there she joined the Huntsville Ballet Company and Alabama Youth Ballet Theatre, both under the direction of David Herriott and Keren Gibb-Hilliard. While a member of AYBT’s Senior Company, Allie performed various principle roles such as the Lilac Fairy in Sleeping Beauty, Snow White in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker. Allie then went on to attend Auburn University where she received a bachelor of arts degree in English-literature with a minor in dance. As a member of the Auburn University Dance Ensemble, Allie performed principle roles in pieces by Adrienne Wilson, Jeri Dickey, and Karola Luttringhaus. She also choreographed an original modern piece for the annual dance showcase. While in Auburn, Allie also worked with East Alabama Community Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker where she performed the role of Snow Queen and choreographed several other roles. After graduating from Auburn, Allie moved to New York where she worked as the George Balanchine Trust and New York Choreographic Institute intern at New York City Ballet. Upon completion of her internship with New York City Ballet, Allie then returned to her alma mater, Alabama Youth Ballet Theatre, to choreograph a new contemporary ballet for their spring production. She is excited to be at Core Thirty now and learning more about Pilates!