Michelle LeBlanc Sedtal is a comprehensively trained Pilates instructor thru Polestar Pilates. An expert in graphic design and website creation, Michelle was inspired to add Pilates to her bag of tools after a serendipitous business meeting with a physician who had Pilates equipment in her office.
Tired of experiencing severe pain in her knee after having her knee scoped in 2007, unable to easily walk up one step – and overwhelmed at the thought of climbing a flight of stairs – she inquired if Pilates could help with her knee pain. Soon Michelle started working with a certified instructor once a week.
Not only did her knee pain subside, she gained strength throughout her body. In 2015, taking a leap of faith she signed up for the certification courses. It was a big leap having no athletic ability that did not extend past her high school and college marching band.
Because she’s never been an athlete and has dealt with severe pain, she understands how hard it is for someone, who is deconditioned, to overcome physical challenges and become stronger in their everyday lives. Clients often tell her they feel taller, breathe better, and have gained a better sense of self. All of these outcomes are possible when working thru the Pilates principles of correct alignment, breathing correctly and elongating thru the spine.
Michelle also has assisted training college and professional college football players. Many professional athletes understand that they can sustain fewer injuries on the field as a result of Pilates exercise. Tennis, golf, soccer and any other rotational sports athletes experience similar benefits of Pilates with reduced lower back pain or injury.
She has served as a volunteer to City House, Inc., a local non-profit organization that serves abused and neglected children. She serves on the board for Aging Mind Foundation, raising money to further the research in Alzheimer and dementia. She also enjoys helping young women achieve their life’s dreams of attaining a college education by serving as the Director of IT for EWL’s Board of Directors.
Michelle and her husband, Mike, live in North Plano have been happily married over 30 years. Michelle is the proud mother of two children and grandmother of two grandsons. She has many interests and talents including gardening, knitting, painting, gluten free cooking and spending quality time with friends over wine. A native of Lafayette, Louisiana, Michelle was raised in Beaumont, Texas.