Diann

Diann Unruh is a born teacher. As a lifelong dancer, Diann is no stranger to movement. After a tour in the US Army, she performed in musicals and was a soloist for Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus. After moving to Pittsburgh, Diann opened Synergy School of Dance and brought Misty Lynne in to start the Pilates program in 2005. Diann pursued her Pilates certification through Peak Pilates and is a Level 2 trainer with 10+ years teaching. Diann is thrilled to be back with her mentor at Dragonfly Pilates.


Diann instructs the following:
  • Beginner Apparatus
  • Each apparatus class includes the use of uniquely designed apparatus in conjunction with the mat work. The apparatus use springs and supports, creating isometric resistance with the body's weight to massage, align, stretch, and strengthen muscles.

    This class is for those new to the apparatus or Pilates in general.

  • Intermediate Apparatus
  • Each apparatus class includes the use of uniquely designed apparatus in conjunction with the mat work. The apparatus use springs and supports, creating isometric resistance with the body's weight to massage, align, stretch, and strengthen muscles. This class is for those fluent in the Apparatus repertoire. Instructor approval is required.

  • Intermediate/Advanced Apparatus
  • Each apparatus class includes the use of uniquely designed apparatus in conjunction with the mat work. The apparatus use springs and supports, creating isometric resistance with the body's weight to massage, align, stretch, and strengthen muscles. This moderate-to-high intensity class is for those with a near mastery of the apparatus work. Instructor approval is required.

  • Beginner/Intermediate Mat
  • Pilates Matwork helps to re-pattern the body to its natural postural ideal, while also developing overall strength, flexibility and body awareness. This class is for both those new to Pilates and those fluent in the Method, with an understanding of the execution of each exercise. Instructor approval required.

  • Mat with Toys
  • By combining the ball, BOSU, foam roller, magic circle and towel exercises, this class challenges the core in ways you've never experienced. Instructor approval is required to attend this class.

  • Apparatus Circuit
  • Work your way around the Pilates world! This class is a strength-building journey on each apparatus... From reformer to tower to chair to Bodhi, neither your mind or body will be bored!

  • Adult Ballet
  • Adult Ballet welcomes all movement lovers.  You will learn and practice ballet barre and center exercises that will develop strength, balance and flexibility.  Whether you have always wanted to try ballet or you are just out of practice, this is the class for you.