Who We Are

Body Dynamics is a contemporary Pilates studio in Cumberland RI which has been teaching women and men of all ages for 16 years. Our highly trained instructors will help you meet your fitness goals. See our class schedule and class descriptions for more information. Learn more about bone strength with pilates for Osteoporosis called Buff Bones.

Peggy G. Normandin

Peggy is the owner of the Body Dynamics RI Pilates studio in Cumberland. A contemporary Pilates Studio. Body Dynamics offers group classes, small group training and private reformer training.

Peggy has an extensive background in anatomy and physiology with a keen insight into how the body works in motion. She spent 10 years studying Modern Dance and Ballet. She was a student at the famed Margaret Jenkins Dance Co. in San Francisco. Other Modern Dance teachers included the internationally known Bill Evans in Seattle and New York-based Clay Tagliaferro of the Jose Limon Dance Co. Upon her arrival to the east coast, she danced with the Rhode Island Dance Repertory Company. She also taught movement and dance to children and adults as well as choreographed numerous dance pieces.

Peggy was a licensed Muscular Therapist for 25 years. She graduated from The Muscular Therapy Institute in Cambridge, MA.

Her love of movement and interest in health and physical vitality led her to Pilates. Peggy studied Stott Pilates in Boston, MA and became certified in 2002. Body Dynamics RI was the first established Pilates Studio in northern Rhode Island.

Teaching Pilates for over 16 years has given Peggy the chance to combine her interest in fitness, well-being, continued health and movement. Peggy believes that we are all meant to move and that Pilates offers the perfect form of functional fitness, strength, and balance. Pilates enables us to move youthfully and engage in life activities with vigor!

Peggy continues to pursue her interests and expand her knowledge in Pilates, Yoga, Anatomy, Fascia and Movement, Pilates for Osteoporosis, and Corrective Exercise.

Amy Aleksiewicz

Amy fell in love with Pilates over 15 years ago, while earning her MA in Elementary Education. After teaching in the classroom and becoming a mother, she decided to pursue her passion, completing her STOTT Intensive Matwork, Reformer and Barre training in the Spring of 2013. Amy has been a central part of Body Dynamics RI Pilates Studio, Cumberland, since she began teaching Pilates. Amy loves using her experience in education to encourage each client to expand the boundaries of his or her potential in a fun, challenging environment. Amy’s group classes are always fresh. She guides her students toward their goals, encouraging them to experience Pilates and mind-body exercise.

Lisa Benoit

Lisa Benoit, began exercising as a teenager when she was diagnosed with scoliosis and put in a back brace. She discovered spinning and Pilates as the perfect combination for her back pain. Once she became certified in both she needed a way to work more resistance training and fell in love with TRX. TRX is total body resistance training that simultaneously develops strength, balance, flexibility and core stability. TRX is suitable for people all of ages and fitness levels, you simply adjust your body position to add or decrease resistance. TRX is a great compliment to your Pilates practice. Lisa has been teaching TRX at Body Dynamics RI Pilates Studio in Cumberland for over 4 years. She taught at RI Pilates Studio previously.

Sheramy Turcotte

Sheramy Keegan-Turcotte began her Pilates training in a quest to strengthen her dancing body. After falling in love with Pilates and the way it had changed her body, she decided to pursue Pilates teaching certification. Sheramy was certified in Pilates Mat through the Kelly Kane School of Core Integration in New York City and was Equipment trained through Half Moon Pilates in Brooklyn. Sheramy has taught Pilates mat and equipment classes throughout New York, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and London, UK.

In addition to teaching Pilates, Sheramy is also a dancer. She holds a Master of Science in Dance Science from the Laban Centre for Dance in London, UK, as well as a BFA in Dance Performance from Shenandoah Conservatory and an AA in Dance from Dean College. She has performed nationally and internationally with companies such as Jana Hicks and Dancers, Noemie LaFrance’s SENS Production, Isabel Gotskowsky and Friends, and Jane Franklin Dance among others. She was also a member of Fusionworks Dance Company in RI. Sheramy is currently a Dance Faculty member at Dean College in Franklin, MA. She has been teaching Pilates Mat Class and Privates at Body dynamics for 4 years.

When she is not teaching or dancing, Sheramy enjoys playground dates, museum trips and camping with her husband Neil and their four boys, Simon, Keegan, Ezra and Baylen.