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Spring 2011

Get To Know Balanced Body

Ever wonder who that person is on the other end of the line when you call our 800 number? Did you know that our upholstery is hand-sewn… but who’s hand? Well, here’s your chance to find out!

Lana Solodovnik

Position:
Crew leader, sewing department.

How long have you been at Balanced Body:
10 years

What do you like about your job:
Everything! My job is very interesting. You get to be creative and the work is very detail oriented.

What do you like to do in your spare time:
I love to be with my family first. I work full time and go to college, so my spare time is very limited. Also, I enjoy reading. Camping, biking, connecting with my friends and listening to music are part of my life as well.

Pilates Experience:
I have done Pilates for several years. I just fell in love with this unique exercise system. Its precision, in my opinion, makes Pilates so successful. In other words, if you do it right and do it consistently, you will experience the transformation not only of your body but your mind as well (learned from personal experience). I’m also an instructor in training.

Anything else you’d like to add:
I’ve discovered that passion and commitment are powerful attributes that help you to thrive even in challenging times. I have a passion for kids and enjoy doing Pilates with them. I believe that our habits shape our life and destiny. That’s why it is important for me to invest my time and skills into kids to help them develop great healthy habits from early childhood. Moreover, kids are fun to be around. Who doesn’t like to have fun??? I’m also studying mechanical engineering and like to work with industrial design and make drawings for the products.

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Shirley Cooper

Position:
Customer Service Representative

How long have you been at Balanced Body:
7 years

What do you like about your job:
It's the people, co-workers and customers! I have the opportunity to assist our customers by answering questions that will aid them in choosing the equipment, prop, and accessories that will best meet their needs. I also assist with maintenance questions and problem resolution. Our customers are a pleasure to work with.

What do you like to do in your spare time:
I enjoy reading, camping with my family, visiting historical sites around our beautiful country (Missions along the California coast, immigrant fishing villages, local caves and their inhabitants, etc...). I’m also active in my church, and I volunteer at my local library.

Pilates Experience:
I have no instructor training, but enjoy taking Pilates class twice a week. I have an IQ® Reformer and various props for my home use.