Body Temple Pilates specializes in creating lasting results using a combination of proven Pilates exercises, and medical knowledge.

Every teacher at Body Temple is extensively trained in the Pilates method. They are required to hold PMA recognized certifications, and continue their studies with rigorous and accredited continuing education programs. 

THE TEACHERS

 
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JEnnifer MAPALAD, OWNER

 

Jennifer graduated from Indiana University with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing; her expertise includes critical care, Level 1 trauma, recovery, pain management, and rehabilitation.

Jen began her Pilates education in 2004 and became certified with the Physical Mind Institute and Body Arts and Science International (BASI) soon afterwards. She is a Fletcher Pilates® Qualified Teacher and Faculty member and a Pilates Method Alliance (PMA®) Certified Pilates Teacher.

Her own experience taught her Pilates was a powerful method for finding better health and wellness, and she wanted to bring it to others.

She opened the Body Temple Pilates studio in Indianapolis, Indiana in May of 2007 and has devoted her strength, compassion, and expertise to making the studio a place for clients to experience personal and physical growth, with a focus on lifelong functional movement and rehabilitation.

 

 

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CINDY MARSHALL

Cindy Marshall is a native of Rockford, IL. She is very passionate about health and fitness and continues to expand her knowledge to better serve her clients.

She has completed the Fletcher Pilates Comprehensive Program, in addition to several other Pilates certifications, and is a certified Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, and Health Coach, with a specialization in exercise nutrition.

Cindy believes Pilates is for everyone, whether you are just getting started, a professional athlete, or recovering
from an injury or surgery; everyone can benefit from Pilates.

In her free time, she enjoys running and working out on her own.

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MEL MENDOZA

Having a passion for gymnastics and dance throughout her childhood, Mel completed her BA in Modern Dance at the University of Texas at Austin. She spent 8 years in
the nonprofit world, working for a program (Believe in Me) then creating her own non-profit Firefly Project, teaching dance to at-risk children.

She was a member of the Austin-based modern dance company, StillPoint, and performed in musical theatre works presented by Austin’s Zachary Scott Theatre for 10 years.

She has been a Spa Director in both Austin and Indianapolis, and has trained with Lisa Fehrman (Peak Pilates). She recently completed the McEntire Pilates Comprehensive Teacher Training Program under Juliette Wheaton, and will sit for the PMA test this summer.