Aloha, my name is Cheryl Tamashiro, one of the owner/instructors at Power Pilates Plus. I was introduced to the Pilates method over 15 years ago as an adjunct to my dance training and realized that the focus of the method on core strength/alignment /flexibility would help to provide me with some longevity as an adult dancer/teacher. At that time I also had my initial exposure to the GYROTONIC ® Expansion System and this past year finally received my certification. The dynamic complex movement patterns of this method have added an increased level of control and coordination for me and an amazing addition to my teaching repertoire. But much more than that, are the changes to my own physicality that both methods have helped me to achieve. With the clients I work with--whatever level, whatever age--I try to give a work out experience with methods I feel passionate about so that they can better achieve their own goals and passions, maintaining longevity in activity, ease of movement, athleticism and balance.
Originally from Massachusetts, I have lived in Hawaii for 8 short years. I have always been active since I was a small child. Since the age of 7, I was involved in an intensive dance training program which lasted through my teen years.
While in college, I was able to pursue my passion for horses. My career as an equestrian in Dressage allowed me to successfully teach, compete and train horses and riders on the east coast. Simultaneously I was teaching group exercise and personal training part time at a local gym. I fell in love with pilates almost 20 years ago after having taken a pilates workshop to maintain my certifications. After having vacationed in Hawaii, I decided to make Oahu my home permanently. I now teach Pilates full time. I am a Level 2 certified STOTT Pilates instructor, a Level 2 certified GYROTONIC ® Pulley Tower instructor, and a Level 2 Pilates for Golf instructor.
I understand how important maintaining a long-term fitness lifestyle is for core stability, flexibility, and endurance. Having extensive training on all the apparatus, I enjoy teaching and working with all ranges of clients abilities and ages. My goal is to safely help improve clients quality of life through movement.