Meet Our Team
Erin Galsterer Owner. Certified Pilates Method Instructor. Erin Galsterer graduated from Michigan State University with an undergraduate degree in Merchandising Management. Upon graduation, she returned to Saginaw and spent several years working in the financial industry. From early childhood, Erin has had a passion for riding and showing hunter/jumper horses and realized to stay safe and competitive she needed to expand her other areas of physical fitness. After taking several years off work to raise her two young boys, Erin fell in love with Pilates. She has trained and is certified under Master Teacher Trainer, Jennifer Kries. Erin continues her classical Pilates education yearly and also likes to add in workshops from various instructors and Pilates backgrounds. Erin was able to use her Pilates experience for both her pregnancy and postpartum rehabilitation with the birth of her third son. Erin has over 10 years of experience teaching Pilates and thoroughly enjoys the transformation it has brought to her clients over the years. She feels that Pilates has helped her and will help others build a sturdy, healthy body and a sound mind that provides extra energy for sports, recreation, emergency situations and every day life.
Rhoda Daniel Owner. NCPT & Yoga Instructor. Rhoda holds a Bachelors of Science in Biology Ecosystems from Eastern Michigan University, Masters in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College; and is an Iraq War Veteran. After 34 years in the Army and Army National Guard; Colonel Rhoda Daniel retired. She is passionate about her second career at Bay Area Pilates, and has over 30 years as a Fitness Professional. Rhoda has taught a variety of classes, interwoven throughout both her military & civilian careers; that matured into a focused specialty of teaching Yoga since 1997 & Pilates beginning in 2005. Before Bay Area Pilates, Rhoda taught at a number of facilities; taught Military Personnel at U.S. Army Schools, on Installations; and taught elite Soldiers & Marines during combat operations in Iraq. She has experienced for herself the benefits of Pilates related to her own fitness, and injury rehab/recovery. Rhoda is a NCPT (Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher). She completed her Comprehensive Pilates Certification thru Balanced Body, is a 300 Hour Certified Yoga Teacher; has STOTT Pilates Training, AFAA Certification, EMU Fitness Instructor, and U.S. ARMY Physical Fitness. She hopes to bring Pilates to Athletes, & fellow Veterans. Outside of teaching Rhoda enjoys gardening and trail running.
Tara Bird Certified Pilates InstructorTara graduated from Central Michigan University with a degree in Interior Design. She was a dancer for many years and after college starting doing Pilates to keep herself moving and to alleviate low back pain from scoliosis and sitting at a desk all day. Upon experiencing such positive results from Pilates, she decided to teach and help others enjoy the benefits as well. Tara underwent training by both Stott Pilates and Master Teacher Trainer, Jennifer Kries. She has taught Pilates since 2001 and currently teaches Pilates to the vibrant college students of Central Michigan University within the Physical Education and Sports Department. At CMU she has also taught Pilates for the Women’s Soccer team, as conditioning work during their off-season. Tara did Pilates throughout her two pregnancies and loves that Pilates is so accommodating to most injuries and that it can be done by “any”body, from beginning movers to accomplished athletes.Tara is certified nationally by the Pilates Method Alliance.