Studio owner, Tobie Funte Flannery, is a Pilates Method Alliance and Power Pilates Certified Instructor. In addition to 600+ hours of comprehensive training through Power Pilates, Tobie has studied with internationally renowned Pilates educators, including several of the Pilates First-Generation Teachers. With 100+ hours of Continuing Education in such areas as kinesiology, nutrition, barre and Pilates, Tobie is passionate about making a difference in the lives of her clients, her instructors and the community.
In 2003, after several years in the financial industry, Tobie decided to focus on her true passions – health and fitness. Her bachelor’s degree in Psychology makes her the perfect teacher and motivator. With her business and Pilates experience, Tobie opened her first studio in 2008 and has been fortunate to relocate over the years and expand the studio’s offerings to include Beyond Barre, Yoga and a Pilates Youth Program.
As a Master Trainer for Beyond Barre, Tobie is part of an elite group who leads the barre industry by conducting Beyond Barre Certifications and Training courses. Tobie is dedicated to fostering new teachers in becoming Beyond Barre professionals who uphold the standards of the method and who help sculpt the bodies and transform the lives of their students and clients.
Outside of the studio, Tobie is active in the Austin community. She is on the board of the Women’s Symphony League and serves on committees with such organizations as the St. David’s Foundation and Barton Creek Country Club. Tobie began fulfilling a lifelong dream of taking English riding lessons in early 2012 and continues her equestrian pursuits with the goal of participating in local Hunter/Jumper shows. When not teaching or volunteering, Tobie enjoys a good book, a glass of wine and relaxing with her husband Bill and their “children with fun”, Molly and Winston.
Power Pilates Comprehensive Certified Instructor
Beginner through Advanced Mat Certified Instructor
Pilates Method Alliance Certified Instructor
Beyond Barre Certified Instructor and Master Teacher Trainer