Elizabeth Larkam – Authorized GYROTONIC® Trainer
2000-2010 she developed the internationally acclaimed Mind & Body Center within The San Francisco Bay Club and taught client sessions in the fully equipped Gyrotonic studio. Following completion of the course 'Gyrotonic for Dancers' developed by Master Trainer Adrianna Thompson Marin Gyrotonic Director Alicia Rypma invited Elizabeth to teach this new class in her studio.
Since 1985 Balanced Body master teacher and mentor Elizabeth Larkam has developed new Pilates applications as a Dancemedicine Specialist at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital, as co-founder of Polestar Education and as Director of Pilates & Beyond for Western Athletic Clubs.
In 2008 she co-founded the Wounded Warrior Pilates Project and began working with wounded soldiers at rehabilitation centers in San Diego, Copenhagen and Tel Aviv, teaching movement techniques to physical therapists who work with polytrauma patients.
In 2010 she received the Medal of The Danish Society of Military Medicine in recognition of efforts to improve the rehabilitation of wounded soldiers. Her podcasts, DVDs and international teaching schedule are on Pilates.com.