The Belly Team
Arlene Corcoran, MFA, CPT
Studio Owner & Master Instructor
Arlene came to Pilates and her current Myofascial practice after a lifetime of battling with chronic pain. Through her work she has been able not only to manage, but to overcome what was once a debilitating struggle. She received her Pilates education through Kelly Kane’s Pilates Studio in New York (now Kinected Pilates Center) in 2006 and opened her own studio here in Tucson in 2008. Since starting her own practice, Arlene has studied with Brent Anderson, Marie Jose Blom, Karen Clippinger, Amy Taylor Alpers, Anna Marie Vitali and many others. In addition to Classic Pilates Equipment & Mat, Arlene's primary training focused on Anatomy and Special Needs/Special Populations. This expanded knowledge allowed her to fully understand how she had rid herself of her lifetime pain patterns and achieved true fitness and health. This history informs her eclectic program at The Belly Studio to this day.
Dylan Page, BA, PMA CPT
Studio Manager & Expert Instructor
Dylan came to this work after years of suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. She credits her own training at The Belly Studio for her recovery and journey towards sustainable health and wellness. Although she has been working officially as an apprentice under Arlene since 2014, Dylan has also been influenced by the work throughout her lifetime as Arlene's daughter. Since the start of her work at The Belly Studio, she has taken workshops with Ana Maria Vitali, Brent Anderson, Matt McCullough, Kelly Kane, Christine Romani-Ruby, to name a few. Dylan received her PMA Pilates Certification in 2016.
Rachel Delozier, BA
Rachel has been training with Arlene since 2014. After almost a year of training as a client, Rachel decided to take the plunge and become an instructor. She is currently studying to receive her PMA Pilates Certification. She graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelors Degree in Art History and Classics in 2014.
Cora beckett, ba
Cora has been learning and collaborating with The Belly Studio since 2015. While filming a short documentary about the journey of one of the studio’s clients, Cora fell in love with Arlene’s post-rehabilitation methodology. Arlene’s technique has given Cora the tools to manage and correct her own health issues including hypermobility, scoliosis and physical trauma due to multiple car accidents. She is currently studying to receive her Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) Certification. She graduated from the University of Arizona with a major in Film & Television and a minor in Gender and Women’s Studies.
kara ford, bsn,rn
Kara graduated from Texas Christian University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She worked as a nurse for twelve years, mostly in labor and delivery, as well as telemetry and critical care. Kara started her journey with The Belly Studio in 2016 as a client. After a year of experiencing the benefits of the work firsthand, she decided to take the next step and begin her training as a Pilates instructor. She is excited to combine her interests in health and disease prevention with her newfound love of Pilates. She views Pilates as a functional means to achieving lifelong health!