Jody Stern is BASI (Body Arts and Science International) certified and The Pilates Body, in Central Phoenix is proud to be the BASI host studio in Phoenix, AZ.
Jody is honored to have earned her BASI Faculty credential, becoming a part of a worldwide group of the highly esteemed Pilates teachers.
Jody has been teaching Pilates for nearly 20 years, opening The Pilates Body in 2000.
Jody has been a fitness professional for over 30 years. She earned her degree in Adapted Physical Education from California State University, Northridge. Jody taught aerobics, stretch and body conditioning in Los Angeles before moving to Israel in 1986 where she was the group exercise coordinator and instructor trainer at the Tel Aviv Healthclub. Upon returning to L.A. in 1990, Jody worked as the stretching coach to the L.A. Clippers and managed her own personal training business. Jody and her family moved to Phoenix in 1994.
In 2009, Jody sold her original studio Arcadia location, to close friend and colleague, Lisa Bettini Moro and successfully opened the Central Phoenix location. In 2012, Jody and Lisa trained in the BASI method. They were honored to be in the inaugural Pro Bridge Comprehensive course with BASI founder and world-renowned educator, Rael Isacowitz. Jody is a BASI graduate since February 2014, took the Injuries and Pathologies course in October 2015, as well as many BASI workshops and Learn from the Leaders conferences. She has completed the Mentor, Master l, Master 2 and Honors programs, in the distinguished BASI Legacy Program with Rael Isacowitz. Jody is a proud Legacy Program Graduate, currently one of only 30 BASI teachers in the world! She was in the first graduating class to have completed the Honors Progam.
Jody also became BASI Faculty in January 2019, and is currently teaching the BASI Comprehensive Course.
Jody is also STOTT PILATES certified through the advanced level in Matwork, and Reformer and fully trained on Cadillac, Chair, & Barrels and in “Injuries and Special Populations.” Jody is a certified Spinning teacher.
Pilates is a driving force in Jody’s life, and she continues to grow as a teacher and studio owner. Nothing gives her more pleasure than being able to make a difference and help people of all ages and stages feel better with Pilates!
Jody is an avid swimmer and cyclist, and competed since 1982 in running 10k, half-marathon, marathon distances, and sprint and Olympic triathlons. No longer able to run, without Pilates, Jody feels that she would not have the physical or mental strength to keep moving forward!
Jody is married to Itamar and is the proud mother of Ellie and Ari.