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Barbara H. Bruni

Expert MFR Practitioner    
LMT CPI-PMA BS in Exercise Science

Barbara has been in the health, fitness and wellness field for 35 years. She started as a Licensed Massage Therapist and soon after felt as though corrective movement was a missing component in her own as well as in her clients' lives. She earned certifications in personal and group fitness training as well as a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science. Still noticing a gap between standard fitness and the benefits of bodywork she discovered Pilates movement to be the missing link. Barbara began studying Pilates in 1999.

She holds comprehensive Pilates certifications from Polestar Pilates Education, and Powerhouse Pilates. These Pilates-evolved programs apply current research and practice in biomechanics and movement science to the principles of Joseph Pilates. She has been certified through the Pilates Method Alliance since 2007.

From 2004-2014 she was Adjunct Faculty at the University of West Florida, in Pensacola, FL. She created the curriculum for the three credit elective courses, Pilates I and Pilates II. She also authored the textbook, Pilates Primer: Foundations in Movement. From 2002-2018 she created and filmed a TV show with UWF-TV Pilates Core Training. The show aired six times a week and many of the episodes can still be seen on her YouTube Channel.

She co-owned Pilates Training Institute, Inc., a Pilates Teacher School from 2005-2007, then created her own school, Barbara Bruni's Pilates and Beyond, Inc. in 2007. She created the curriculum and manuals for both Mat and Comprehensive courses. Her Pilates instructor training school, Barbara Bruni's Pilates and Beyond, is listed in the Pilates Method Alliance's Registry of Schools and is currently working on the new regulations just created. She has written two manuals: Foundation in Movement, a Pilates Primer and Barbara Bruni's and Beyond Comprehensive Training Manual.

She has furthered her education by taking continuing education courses with some of her favorite teachers including Brent Anderson, Rebecca Leone and Madeline Black. Some of these courses include:

Joint Replacement of the Lower Extremity

Pilates for Spine Surgeries and Fusions

Pilates for Rheumatology

Pilates for Chronic Pain

Philosophy of Subtle Energy and Fascia with Carol Davis

Geriatrics, Osteoporosis and Age-Related Dysfunction

Pilates for Complex Spine Pathologies

Rotational Sports

Advanced Gait

The Immune System

The Mind-Body Connection

Training the Fascial System

Barbara added the GYROTONIC Expansion System Level 1 to her repertoire of physical training in 2006, GYROKENISIS in 2008 and GYROTONIC Level 2 in 2013. She maintains her continuing education and licensure biannually.

(850) 287-5836
850-293-2424 (Alternate)
(850) 857-4779

Julie joined Pilates Core Training (PCT) as a client of Barbara Bruni's in 2014 for chronic pain and has been receiving weekly John Barnes Myofascial Release treatments with Barbara ever since. She claims JFB MFR Therapy, along with Pilates has forever changed her life. In 2015, she joined the PCT team as the office manager. After witnessing first-hand lives being transformed with JFB MFR therapy, she enrolled and completed massage therapy school earning her licensure in March 2019. She is certified in Swedish, however, her practice is almost 100% John Barnes Myofascial Release based. Julie received her Pediatric Massage certification (CPMT) through the Liddle Kidz foundation with Tina Allen and is also trained in manual cupping, which she incorporates into sessions when beneficial. To continue to facilitate healing in her clients after the release of their restrictions, she has her Pilates Mat certification and is working toward her Comprehensive certification. Julie has also attended, and assisted Barbara in her Restorative classes based on Madeline Black?s movement science. As we know; releasing, realigning, and strengthening the body go hand in hand. Working with children has always been a passion for Julie. She feels it is a special privilege to help shape young minds and bodies. Julie worked as a mentor in local elementary schools and in the community. While she is 100% dedicated to her adult clients, Julie's aspiration is to also aid the pediatric community and bring an awareness of the benefits of JFB MFR therapy. She knows unwinding newborn babies after birth gives these children a head start dealing with and ridding their bodies of trauma. Her overall objective for all of her clients is to aid them in achieving healthy alignment and give them the tools they need to maintain strong bodies with Pilates. She's excited to continue to hone her skills through JFB MFR seminars and strengthen new one's training with her mentor Barbara Bruni.

Our Locations
1308 Dunmire St.,
Pensacola, FL  32504
Office Phone: (850) 287-5836