PILATES TEACHERS

Amber Butler

I am the owner and principal teacher at Precision Pilates, Spokane’s oldest and best Pilates Studio. We are devoted solely to teaching the discipline of Pilates. My staff and I at Precision are committed to teaching all levels of Pilates work to all levels of clients. I am deeply devoted to structuring the work for the benefit of each client and working with them in a positive, professional environment that allows the individual client to increase the potential of their body and the benefits of the work.

Our Studio, Precision Pilates, is located in a beautiful light-filled studio and includes a 2,000-sq. ft. mat room, a large reformer room and a state of the art cardio room that includes an elliptical machine, recumbent and spin bikes, along with private changing rooms and shower facilities. We also feature a full retail area where you can buy fitness apparel suitable for Pilates and boutique items that you can enjoy outside of the Studio.

I have owned and operated Precision Pilates in Spokane since 2004. During that time, I have conducted thousands and thousands of private, semi-private and group classes for a wide variety of students. I have been told that because of our passion, our professionalism and out results, Precision has come to mean Pilates in Spokane.

I am certified as a Pilates Master, Second Generation Pilates Teacher. I earned that honor after completing a 24-month course in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida with Lolita San Miguel, a First-Generation Pilates Master. I earned my original Pilates Teaching Certification in 2004 from Elizabeth Jones-Boswell B.S. M.Ed. after completing her 18-month mat and reformer intensive teacher training program followed by 18 months of auxiliary equipment training. I am a member of the Pilates Member Alliance and certified to teach Lolita San Miguel’s Teacher Training Program, Lolita’s Legacy™, and while offering the program here at Precision Pilates annually, I often travel to teach and support the program at Lolita’s Studio in Florida and around the country.

My background includes over 10 years as a premiere athlete. I competed nationally and internationally representing the United States in my sport, Synchronized Swimming. I have had a lifelong commitment to fitness and wellness.

I am deeply committed to the work of Pilates and I pursue additional training and professional enrichment whenever the opportunity arises. My intention is to grow not only our studio but the experience of Pilates throughout my community, country and world. 

  • Pilates Master

  • Second Generation Pilates Teacher

  • Lolita’s Legacy Educator

Alexis Butler

Alexis grew up in Pilates studios.

First in the home-studio of Elizabeth Jones-Boswell as Amber earned her first certification. Then in Precision Pilates as it’s grown through 3 locations and later in Lolita San Miguel’s base studio as she worked and trained with colleagues from around the world.

While Pilates may have seemed a natural or obvious path for her, she resisted the idea by trying everything else Spokane could offer her. She considered everything from TRX, yoga and personal training certifications to nursing, occupational and physical therapy degrees.

As she explored the movement modalities listed before she continued to take classes at Precision until she came to realize that Pilates helped her accomplish everything else, but that nothing else helped her Pilates. She noticed that the ideas and principles of Pilates were consistently utilized to rehabilitate bodies within Physical and Occupational therapy tactics.

She first observed Precision Pilates’ first teacher training group, later took Lolita’s Legacy Teacher Training herself, then graduated from Lolita San Miguel’s Pilates Master Mentor Program (Group FF) and completed Lolita’s Educator Intensive to become certified to educate teacher’s for Lolita’s program – the very program she took herself.

Alexis has observed and assisted with Precision’s training groups and helped run the studio alongside Amber as they both continue to pursue excellence in their field. She believes that when Pilates is done consistently with a specific nod to Precision it can change lives.

As Precision grows she’s eager to show Spokane and beyond that Precision Pilates is a place for movement, education and community for anyone ready to join in on the fun.

She has two young children, a partner, and a golden retriever in their home in Cheney – so to say life is a juggle is putting it lightly. She is fueled by the community at Precision that raised her and is excited to bring her family up in the same environment as it continues to thrive.

  • Lolita’s Legacy Certified

  • Pilates Master

  • Second Generation Pilates Teacher

  • Lolita’s Legacy Educator

Junna Ige

Junna Ige is a professional ballerina of 16 years and performed as a principal dancer at Ballet San Jose and Orlando Ballet in the United States; and most recently Ballet de Monterrey in Mexico.

At age 5, Junna began her training at Ecole Yokohama and later joined Japan Junior Ballet and Asami Maki School in Japan. In 2004, she received a national scholarship to train abroad at the Hamburg Ballet School in Germany. Later in 2007, she graduated from Staatliche Hochschule für Musik, and performed as a trainee with Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe. Junna was also a world finalist in the 2010 International Ballet Competition hosted in Jackson, Mississippi.

Currently she is residing in the Spokane area, working as a Ballet Instructor at Company Ballet School and Ballet Arts Academy. She also enjoys performing as a guest artist across the United States and internationally.

Junna has certified Pilates Mat through Power Pilates, Gyrotonic Foundation 1, and most recently the Lolita’s Legacy Program with Precision Pilates under Amber Butler.

  • Lolita’s Legacy Certified

Lisa Shaffer

Lisa’s passion for movement and fitness started at a young age taking dance lessons at age 3. In her mid teens she moved away from classical ballet and more into contemporary, modern, and jazz classes. She was first introduced to Pilates during a summer dance camp in the early 80’s and fell in love. 

In 2006, Lisa moved to Spokane, WA and started Pilates with Amber; she started teaching and working with Amber at Precision Pilates after earning her certification in 2008. She earned her Lolita Legacy certification in 2015. She has continued to learn by taking many courses, including the Polestar Transition-Bridge program–an advanced program designed for comprehensive trained Pilates instructors.

Currently, she focuses her continuing Pilates education on functional movement and aging. Lisa loves being a Pilates instructor and movement professional!

  • Lolita’s Legacy Certified

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