Pilates Excel
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Rebecca Elizabeth Leone

Rebecca Elizabeth Leone


2001 – Present: Owner & Teacher, Pilates Powerhouse NW, Seattle Washington. A fully-equipped, full service Classical Pilates studio, employing from 2 to 10 instructors, 1 – 3 administrative staff. All accounting, payroll, marketing, advertising and business management responsibilities. Develop and manage off site teaching relationships. Public speaking includes presenting at national competitive and recreational figure skating industry conferences, local skating and rowing coaches, groups and organizations. Produced instructional sport-specific mat DVD, Pilates on Ice. Produced Transitions and Order DVD, showing transitions for intermediate reformer and mat.

2002 – present: On-site mat teacher for Lakewood Winter Club figure skaters at their home rink, Sprinker Recreation Center, in Tacoma, Washington.

August 2006: Continuing education provider for Pilates Style Summer Conference, New York City. Workshop titles: Barriers to the Work: We Shall Overcome; Matwork: How Can You Resist? Mat Class title: Basically Advanced.

2004 - 2006 – Continuing education provider at the Pilates Method Alliance international education conference. Workshop titles: 2004 in New Orleans: Following Joe’s Lead to Stellar Customer Service; 2005 in Palm Springs: Making Mat Meaningful, 2006 in Palm Springs: Making Mat Meaningful.

May 2004 – Presented at the joint international conference of Ice Skating Institute and Professional Skating Association in San Diego. I presented a similar workshop as the previous year. The PSA is the national organization of coaches, judges and other industry professionals which governs competitive skating programs and competitions.

May 2003 – Presented at Ice Skating Institute international conference in Las Vegas. My lecture was titled Pilates and Figure Skating: The Perfect Pair, and included an overview of the anatomy of Pilates as it applies to skating, injury prevention and performance enhancement. I also taught a basic mat class following the lecture. The ISI is the national organization of coaches, judges and other industry professionals which governs recreational skating programs and competitions.

1995 – 2000 – Business Manager, environmental consulting firm, Seattle, Washington. Personnel functions for staff of 8 – 10 employees, insurance administration, quarterly and annual tax functions. Cash flow and contract management with large civil and environmental engineering firms and federal, state and local government entities. All accounting functions.

1988 – 1995 – Custom Business Services, Bend, Oregon & Seattle, Washington. Freelance business services.

Featured Clients:

The largest exotic livestock auction in North America, set the record for most paid for a llama at auction ($182k). Automated accounting for the sales which occurred twice yearly. Between $1 and $4 million changed hands over a 3-day sale. Took accounting system from a hand written system to full automation using self-designed and created relational databases.

Bookkeeper and front office for doctor-owned wellness center in Bend, Oregon. All accounting, scheduling, intake of new clients.


Ron Fletcher Program of Study, 3-day Workshop with Ron Fletcher, Boulder, CO, August 2006.
Ron Fletcher Program of Study, 3-day Workshop with Ron Fletcher, Tucson, AZ, March 2006.
Bastyr University, Kirkland, Washington, Cadaver Gross Anatomy, January 2006.
University of Washington, Seattle, Sports Medicine & Human Performance Certification September 2004 – June 2005.
Michele Larsson Core Dynamics 3-day workshop on Scoliosis & the Eve Gentry work, Seattle, WA, August 2005.

Ron Fletcher Program of Study, 3-day Workshop with Ron Fletcher, Boulder, CO, August 2005.

Ron Fletcher Program of Study, 3-day Towelwork licensing course, February 2005, San Francisco, CA.

Ron Fletcher Program of Study, 3-day Workshop with Ron Fletcher, Boulder, CO, August 2004.

Pilates Miami, 1-day workshop with Kevin Bowen, Teaching Semi-Privates and Small Groups, Portland, OR, September 2003.

Ron Fletcher Program of Study, 3-day Clara Spine Corrector licensing course, February 2003, Tucson, AZ.

Michele Larsson, 1-day workshop on the Eve Gentry work, Olympia, WA, November, 2002.

Pilates Inc. Teacher Training Program, Seattle, Washington & New York, NY. September 2000 – July 2001.

Edmonds Community College, Edmonds, Washington, Legal Assistant Program, 1993 - 1994.

Central Oregon Community College, Bend, Oregon, Liberal Arts Program, 1989 – 1992.

1987 – 1988 – Perfected Nordic skiing technique at Mt. Bachelor.

1983 – 1987 – Assistant to Department Head, high tech manufacturing plant in Redmond, Oregon, small division of larger company with 22k employees. Production planning, data tracking and managing Lotus spreadsheets, administrative support to 100+ employees, personnel, travel arrangements, taught training classes in UNIX operating system.

1981 – 1983 – Legal Assistant to both a partner and an associate attorney, St. Petersburg, Florida. Experience includes Real Property, Business & Banking law, Taxation and Merger/Acquisitions. General support functions included drafting pleadings, billing, preparation of closing packages, filings with Clerk of the Circuit Court.

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