Vitality’s experienced, certified staff will help you meet your goals with attention to stability and freedom through movement. Our exercise programs combine stretching, strength work, and aerobic exercise for all around performance.
Jessica Meeker, owner of Vitality Studio, has a wide range of movement experience. She earned a BFA in Dance at The Juilliard School, and was a member of the Stephen Petronio Company in NYC. As a professional dancer she has performed and taught throughout the world. She is a certified Pilates and Yoga teacher, and licensed GYROTONIC® trainer. Jessica is a thoughtful and caring teacher who is continually inspired by the positive changes she sees in her students. Jessica lives in Mt. Airy with her husband and two sons, and is very grateful to be a part of such a wonderful community.
Patty Segal became a certified Pilates instructor as a second career move. For more than 20 years, Patty’s first career was in the field of school and educational psychology. Always physically active, she became both a serious tennis player and avid folk dancer as a young adult—two hobbies she continues to pursue passionately. In 2004, she became a serious Pilates student and entered the teacher training certification program in 2006 with Phylinda Moore, former owner of Vitality Studio. Her focus is working with individuals 50 and over who want to remain strong, vigorous, and flexible. In 2008, Patty started to do GYROTONIC® ® exercise. So convinced of its physiological benefits, she entered and completed the GYROTONIC® ® teacher training which she also teaches at Vitality Studio.
Katie Jasmin is a native of Rhode Island. She began studying Pilates during her undergraduate experience at Rhode Island College, where she received a BA in both dance performance and music. In 2007, she began training at the Jen McWalters Pilates Studio in Pawtucket, RI and received a comprehensive Pilates certification in 2008. In 2009, she became a PMA certified instructor. Katie, now a graduate student in Temple University’s Masters of Dance Education program, has also been studying at The Center for Body-Mind Movement to become a Somatic Movement Educator. She enjoys incorporating elements from her training in dance & somatics, as well as yoga, to enhance her clients’ experiences. She believes that Pilates is a versatile system that can accommodate any body of most circumstances and looks forward to working with a variety of individuals who want to move!
Darcy Lyons was born and raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She received a B.F.A in dance from California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). She relocated to Philadelphia in 2010 and creates dance theater under the name QuirkWorks. Darcy has choreographed twelve dance works for the stage and several dance films. In Philadelphia, she has shown her work in several performance series in Philadelphia and New York, the Performance Garage Open House, and Group Motion’s Spiel Uhr, and she is a current company member of Sutie Madison’s Band of Artists. She feels fortunate to have been introduced to GYROTONIC® ® and GYROKINESIS® in high school by Master Trainer, Echo Gustafson. She studied extensively with Echo in New Mexico and went on to train in NYC after college. She is thrilled to be a certified GYROTONIC® ® instructor and wholeheartedly believes in the plentiful benefits of this intelligent movement system.