Founders of Pilates by Murphys

Suzanne Murphy, Co-Owner, Certified Pilates Instructor, Personal Trainer

Suzanne Murphy, has fourteen years of experience as a certified Pilates Instructor she has had extensive training in Pilates method through Stott Conditioning, Physical Mind Institute. She has taught at numerous institutions and wellness facilities including The University of Akron, Summa Health System, Akron General Lifestyles, Jewish Community Center and YMCA before opening of Pilates by Murphys with her husband Brian Murphy. 

Suzanne is a certified Personal Trainer and specialist in stability program for older adults that emphasizes fall prevention and balance. This program debuted at Rockynol Retirement Community in 2010 and has been gaining in popularity due to the excellent results seen by the staff and physical therapist at the retirement center. Suzanne enjoys working with people to help them find the strength within themselves to bring a better body awareness.

Brian Murphy, Co-Owner, Certified Pilates Instructor, Professional Ballet Dancer

Brian Murphy is co-owner of Pilates by Murphys with his wife Suzanne Murphy. He has had fourteen years of experience as a certified Pilates instructor and received extensive training in Pilates method through Stott Conditioning, Core Dynamics and Physical Mind Institute. Brian learned Pilates to help his dancing career and fell in love in how the fluidity of movement was used to re-energized his mind as well as the body.

Brian has been dancing professionally for 20 years with a number of dance companies including Verb Ballets (current company), Ohio Ballet, GroundWorks Dancetheater, Cleveland San Jose Ballet, Nashville Ballet, Richmond Ballet, BalletMet, and New Orleans Delta Ensemble to name a few. Brian is a part-time faculty member at The University of Akron, and has worked closely with a Urologist to incorporate pelvic floor education and Pilates and conducts workshops for dancers of all ages all over the country.

Our Instructors:

Jane Barone, Certified Pilates by Murphy's Pilates Instructor, Yoga

Trained in multiple styles of yoga for approximately 7 years, including Ashtanga, Iyengar, and Power Yoga.  200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance.  Working as Physical Therapist Assistant in Skilled Nursing and Physical Rehabilitation. Pilates Reformer Certification through Murphy’s Method, Inc.

Lauren Stenroos, Certified Pilates by Murphy's Pilates Instructor, Professional Ballet Dancer,

She is originally from Bath, Ohio, began her training with the Cuyahoga Valley Youth Ballet under Nan and Mia Klinger.  In addition to dancing, she composes music and has written many original compositions for choreography.  Pilates Reformer Certification through Murphy’s Method, Inc.