Grainne Sharp, CPT PMI
Originally from Ireland, Grainne is the owner and founder of Black Dog Pilates, LLC she is a 2nd generation teacher and has been fully certified and teaching the Pilates Method for 16 years. A sought after instructor with a flexible and demanding style she loves nothing more then help those she teaches to reach and surpass their goals. With substantial experience with people of all ages, skill and fitness level she is known for her ability to see, anticipate, access and design on the spot a personalized program for each client.
Certified in Mat, Equipment and Standing Pilates through the Physical Mind Institute, with numerous additional certifications including Pre and Post-natal Pilates and Pilates for Golf, she is also an ACE personal trainer and an AIS and Strength training specialist from the Wharton Institute. Grainne believes that it is vital that we never stop learning, and completed, 1st Generation and Pilates Elder Lolita San Miguel's Master Mentor Program graduating in 2016. Memberships include the Pilates Method Alliance and IDEA Health and Fitness Association.
Eddie Augustyn is a fully-certified Pilates instructor through Stott Pilates. He has taught for the past 10 years in both the studio setting and in academia. In addition to training clients privately at Black Dog Pilates, Eddie has instructed for-credit mat and equipment classes as a faculty member at the University of Wyoming and Muhlenberg College, and adjunct at Drexel University. He holds the BA, MFA (Dance) and BSN degrees, is a registered nurse and was also an accomplished professional classical ballet dancer for ten years. Incorporating his keen understanding of bodily alignment, he seeks to help his clients meet and exceed their fitness goals!