Cheryl C. Dunn, PMA®-CPT
Co-Owner, PMA® Certified Pilates Teacher
Certified GYROTONIC® & GYROKINESIS® Instructor
GYROTONIC® Master Trainer
Cheryl graduated with a Marketing degree from LSU. After working a corporate desk job for a few years, she changed careers by completing her Pilates certification in 2002 at retroFit Pilates in Santa Monica, CA. Cheryl then completed her Level 1 GYROTONIC® certification while working with Madeline Black at Studio M in Sonoma, CA. Since moving to Austin to 2004, Cheryl has become level 2 GYROTONIC® trained as well as assisted Madeline in teaching Pilates education courses from California to New Orleans.
The year of 2009 was a busy one as she completed her GYROKINESIS® certification in Germany with Juliu Horvath, certifications on the specialized GYROTONIC® Archway, Leg Extension Unit, GYROTONER® and Jump Stretch Board, as well as becoming a Certified GYROTONIC® Pre-Trainer. Not to mention having her second little boy. Cheryl completed a Pilates mentor program in 2011 with Madeline Black offered by Balance Body University coined "Passing the Torch".
In the summer of 2011, Cheryl and Stephen launched a Pilates Teacher Training Program at CORE. Cheryl passed her PMA Exam and has studied the GYROTONIC® Therapeutic Application courses with German Physiotherapist Paul Horvath and Uwe Herbsreit. In 2014, Cheryl completed the requirments to become a GYROTONIC® Master Trainer and is now able to teach the GYROTONIC® Level 1 Foundation Courses as well as all updates for current certified GYROTONIC® trainers.
Her background as a gymnast and exercise enthusiast led her to an interest in Pilates and GYROTONIC® exercise. Cheryl and her husband, Stephen, opened CORE Therapy & Pilates in May, 2005. They are members of Westlake United Methodist Church.
Place: There's no place like home
Vacation: The beach
TV show: Anything on the cooking channel
Film: Star Wars
Singer/Group: Mumford and Sons/George Strait
Celebrity: Brad Pitt
Book: The Shack
Sports: Football, gymnastics
Hobbies: Hanging with my family