Creative Director & Founder
Geneviève Nedder is the Founder and Director of Body Fundamentals, Inc.,
which originated in Denver, CO. in 1996. She is a University of Arizona
graduate and a Chopra Center Perfect Health/Ayurvedic Educator.
She was introduced to Pilates in 1995 after two serious car accidents left her
with severe neck, back, and jaw injuries. Pilates rehabilitation ultimately
relieved much of the pain and prevented the need for several surgeries.
Her intensive Pilates education and teacher trainings includes an in depth,
decade long study with First Generation Teacher Ron Fletcher who certified her
directly. Additionally, she is certified through Master Teacher Barbara Huttner
and has studied with Master Teachers Pat Guyton and John White. She is a
PMA® CPT and a graduate of the Essential Motion Inc. Post-Rehabilitation
Training Program which also qualifies her to teach post rehabilitation Pilates.
She trained and studied at Pepperdine University, The National Theatre
Conservatory and The Oxford School of Drama. She directed professionally
and performed on stage, in television, film and video in London and Oxford,
England; Edinburgh, Scotland; Los Angeles, California; Denver, Colorado and
Phoenix, Arizona, among other U.S. cities.
Executive Assistant/Pilates Instructor
Stevie certified in Classical Pilates through Master Teacher John White
and The John White Movement Program. In addition, she completed a three year
apprenticeship with Geneviève Nedder at Body Fundamentals. During her
apprenticeship she studied Pre-Pilates and Post-Rehabilitation techniques as
well as Restorative Foam Roller exercises.
Stevie has a B.S. in Family Studies and Human Development from the University of
Arizona. A lifetime passion of Dance and a strong background in cheerleading,
coaching and choreography influenced her to study Pilates. It was an instant
and perfect fit!
Chris Durnan has worked with Body Fundamentals since the Tucson studio
opened in 2001. Bringing the message of Pilates and "Changing Through Movement"
as well as watching the studio grow has been an inspiration to her. She enjoys
helping spread the message of health and movement on the web and in print.
Chris began her media career in a local Tucson print shop. After 8 years of
management, she realized she wanted to focus on clients with a message, and
in 2000 started her own firm. Visual Design Services quickly expanded beyond
print services to include web design, marketing, and social media management.
She enjoys every aspect of the marketing industry.