Meet Our Team

Wendy Helton


Wendy Helton brings to Swan Dive over 30 years of movement training including classical and contemporary dance, Pilates, Gentry Technique, continuing education in Pilates for Osteoporosis, Lumbo-Pelvic Girdle Dysfunction, Pre/Post Natal and Pilates for Athletes.

She began her Pilates training in Marblehead, MA at the Marblehead School of Ballet in 1990. Wendy then went on the University of North Carolina School of the Arts where she received her B.F.A in Contemporary Dance in 1997. While at UNC School of the Arts she continued her study of Pilates and became more familiar with the intricacies of the work as well as the challenges and variety that are offered by the different pieces of equipment.

After graduation she moved to the Chicago area. She became certified by Michele Larsson of Core Dynamics Pilates in 2002. She worked with, learned from and was influenced by many wonderful Pilates Instructors at fromthecenter of Chicago and the Deerfield Multiplex, where she was Director of a successful Pilates program in 2003. Over the years Wendy has taught Pilates to members of the Chicago Bulls. She has also developed and taught Symmetry Pilates, a 450 hour teacher training program. Symmetry Pilates is an apprenticeship based approach to developing skilled and knowledgeable Pilates instructors.


Massage Therapy, Pilates and Strength Training
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