The services we provide require our staff to have skills that require significant time and training to master. Beyond the formal education in their field and constant education to keep pace with new information, every staff member has spent years in the field gaining experience to hone their skills and develop the judgement that makes them exceptional at providing you with the best services for your specific needs.

Knowledge and experience focused on what you need – it’s what we do.


 
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John Macy, Owner
Registered Physical Therapist, Alexander Technique Practitioner
 

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Connie Murtaugh
Pilates Instructor

 

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Stephanie Bell
Pilates Instructor

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Rita Correll
Massage Therapist

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Ann Ealy
Office Administrator
Massage Therapist & Yamuna Body Rolling Instructor

 

 

John Macy

John Macy PT, PRC has been studying techniques for improving human function and movement control since 1978 when he began learning yoga. He earned a degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 1984 and has since studied a variety of techniques that focus on alignment, soft tissue dysfunction and neurological control of movement. The Alexander Technique, Muscle Energy, CranioSacral Therapy, NDT, Strain Counterstrain, Postural Restoration, pilates, and Tai Chi are a few of the techniques he has studied in depth. Complementing this is a broad experience in patient care, with experience in hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, home healthcare, and outpatient clinics across the country treating people with orthopedic, neurological and developmental difficulties. He has taught workshops on manual therapy across the United States and on the Alexander Technique in the US, Europe and the Middle East. In his current practice as owner of Great Plains Pilates and Physical Therapy he specializes in working with clients who have recovered from acute injuries or dysfunction and who seek to maximize their ability to move and perform in activity. When not at the clinic or teaching, John pursues his interests in the arts, gardening, astronomy, and a variety of outdoor activities.

 
 

connie Murtaugh

Connie has combined a lifetime of fitness with the joy of teaching for over 25 years and has focused on helping others in the areas of healthcare and fitness. She draws from her knowledge of anatomy, movement, and fitness skills to provide Pilates and fitness programs to suit any level of ability. Her clientele is diverse, ranging from a variety of athletes (runners, skiers, golfers, skydivers, kayakers, etc.) to clients in their 80’s. Connie is dedicated to personalizing exercise programs to help each client reach their full potential in the studio and carry those skills over to everyday activities and sports. Connie applies a variety of Pilates training techniques including Balanced Body, in which she holds a Comprehensive Balanced Body Pilates certification. These approaches combine traditional Pilates with modern principles of exercise science. She stays current with new developments in the field through workshops and also holds a personal trainer certification with the American Council of Exercise Science. Connie’s caring, encouraging teaching style, keen eye for movement, and attention to detail helps clients improve their body awareness and alignment. She enjoys creating unique exercise modifications to promote greater ease of movement and healthy biomechanics.

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Stephanie Bell

A family history of cancer and cardiovascular disease, along with her own health awakening, fuels Stephanie’s passion to help others embrace their bodies through food, an active lifestyle, and a compassionate mindset.

Stephanie has her Master’s degree in Exercise Science, and is currently pursuing a dietetics degree to become a Registered Dietitian. She is certified as an IM=X Pilates Instructor, Corrective Holistic Exercise Kineseologist (CHEK) Practitioner and Holistic Lifestyle Coach, Laser Life Coach, Precision Nutrition Coach, TRX Suspension Training Instructor, NSCA certified personal trainer, and an IKFF Kettlebell Instructor.

 

 
 

Rita Corell

Rita Corell is a licensed massage therapist with over 30 years in holistic health care and health education. She maintains a private massage practice, is an Adjunct Professor in the College of Health, Physical Education and Recreation at the University Of Nebraska at Omaha, does contract/craft work in a small welding business, and is an avid gardener and solar enthusiast. She has traveled extensively throughout the United States studying various massage modalities and working with the American Massage Therapy Association. Rita has taught stress management courses as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha since 1999. She served an eight year term as the State Education Coordinator for the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) and served for a term on the National Board of the AMTA as a Central District Representative. In addition to her work with the AMTA, Rita has taught CEU courses for other massage therapists and gives presentations on stress management to local groups and businesses in the Greater Omaha area. Rita is a certified practitioner of NeuroMuscular Therapy (NMT), St. John Method, and is currently studying for her certification in Ortho-Bionomy as well as beginning her studies in the Anatomy Trains method of Myofascial Release Technique. Her current work consists of working with the NMT training, Ortho-Bionomy principles, Cranio-Sacral Therapy, and an eclectic mix of acupressure and energetic unwinding modalities. There may be a strong emphasis on self care and self treatment for those who desire to work on their own with massage modalities and ergonomic awareness. The benefits of the work can range from relaxation with a Swedish massage to addressing longer held patterns and body alignment issues with the neuromuscular therapy work and myofascial release techniques.

 

 
 

Ann Ealy

After graduating from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, in 1986 Ann Ealy, B.Sc, LMT, explored a variety of careers. While living in Florida, she worked with such companies as Anheuser Busch (secretary, dispatch officer), was involved in AT&T’s Universal Card startup (credit analyst) and United States Gypsum Company (customer service rep, credit analyst, transportation analyst). In 1991 she transferred with USG to Chicago and in 1996, while being groomed for continued advancement, she chose to leave the corporate field to train at the Chicago School of Massage Therapy, and in 1997 became a licensed massage therapist. In 2001 she spent 4 months at Kripalu in Lenox MA to become a Kripalu Certified Yoga instructor. She now teaches at the Pony Creek Yoga Lodge just outside Glenwood, IA, in the tradition of Margaret Hahn. After suffering for years with chronic shoulder pain she discovered the amazing restructuring power of Yamuna Body Rolling and in 2011 she trained and became certified at the NY flagship studio to become the first to offer private YBR sessions as well as group classes and workshops here in the Omaha area. Ann also volunteers for Hike to Help Refugees, Omaha. When she can't be outside in the country enjoying the beauty of nature with her partner Scott, you'll probably find her snuggling with her cat or knitting. She is a lover of diversity and is passionate about helping people, just one of the reasons she’s thrilled to be with Great Plains Pilates and Physical Therapy.