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Geneviève Nedder

Owner & Founder

Geneviève Nedder is the Founder and Director of Tucson's Body Fundamentals, Inc., which originated in Denver, CO in 1996. She is a University of Arizona graduate, a Movement coach, and a Chopra Center Certified Perfect Health Educator.

She was introduced to Pilates in 1995 after two serious car accidents left her with severe neck, back, jaw and shoulder injuries. Pilates rehabilitation ultimately relieved much of the pain and prevented the need for several surgeries. Read more about her journey here.

Her extensive and intensive Pilates education and teacher training includes an in-depth, decade long study with First Generation Elder Ron Fletcher, whom she was introduced to in 1995 and who certified her directly. Additionally, since 1995 she has worked privately and in yearly workshops with Pat Guyton, Diana Landin, John White, Michelle Larson, and received comprehensive teacher training through Master Teacher Barbara Huttner in Denver, Colorado.

She is an NCPT and a graduate of the Essential Motion Inc. Post-Rehabilitation Training Program which uniquely qualifies her to teach post-rehabilitation Pilates.

Her Tucson studio celebrated its eighteenth year anniversary this past January. In addition to offering full-time Pilates, it's a place for Pilates Teachers in Training to receive their observation hours as well as attend Teacher Workshops and weekly Master level classes.

Prior to Pilates, Genevieve trained and studied at Pepperdine University, The National Theatre Conservatory, The University of Arizona and The Oxford School of Drama. She has a BFA in Drama production with minors in Dance and Art History. She started performing professionally at the age of fifteen. For over two decades, she directed professionally and performed on stage, in television, film, and video in London and Oxford, England; Edinburgh, Scotland; Los Angeles, California, and Denver, Colorado, among other U.S. cities.

She is an active member of the Pilates Method Alliance since 2002, the Chopra Center for Wellbeing, and SAG/AFTRA since 1997.


Stevie Caldwell

Executive Assistant/ Senior Pilates Teacher

Stevie certified in Classical Pilates through Master Teacher John White and The John White Movement Program. In addition, she completed a three year apprenticeship with Geneviève Nedder at Body Fundamentals. During her apprenticeship she studied Pre-Pilates and Post-Rehabilitation techniques as well as Restorative Foam Roller exercises.

Stevie has a B.S. in Family Studies and Human Development from the University of Arizona. A lifetime passion of Dance and a strong background in cheerleading, coaching and choreography influenced her to study Pilates. It was an instant and perfect fit!

Chris Durnan

Media Management
Chris Durnan has worked with Body Fundamentals since the Tucson studio opened in 2001. Bringing the message of Pilates and "Changing Through Movement" as well as watching the studio grow has been an inspiration to her. She enjoys helping spread the message of health and movement on the web and in print.
Chris began her media career in a local Tucson print shop. After 8 years of management, she realized she wanted to focus on clients with a message, and in 2000 started her own firm. Visual Design Services quickly expanded beyond print services to include web design, marketing, and social media management. She enjoys every aspect of the marketing industry.

Guest Writers


Body Fundamentals studio clients best know Sarkice Nedder as the leader of Tai Chi sessions and Eastern philosophy seminars, as well as Geneviève’s father. However, Sarkice’s deep martial arts background is not common knowledge. A master of martial arts, he has more than 51 years as a lifelong student of Eastern philosophies and religions and applies his knowledge to day-to-day life.


Sarkice began his martial arts training during his service in the United States Marine Corps from 1964-1970. After learning Shaolin Kung Fu, including the Chin-Na graveling system, he went on to seven years training in Kempo, a Chinese Karate system. From there, Sarkice continued to seek out leaders in the martial arts community. He continued his martial arts studies under James DeMille, famously known for being Bruce Lee’s partner and teacher, learning Wing Chung. He self-trained in aspects of a number of internal Kung Fu systems including Hsing-I and Pa Kua. Next, he learned the Japanese Jiu Jitsu system known as Shio Kharano.

Yet Sarkice probably most treasures the decade he spent studying Wu Tai Chi Chuan under the late master and doctor, Wen Zee, who was an indoor student of the famous Grand Master, Ma Yueh-Liang. During his long career he actively put his training to the test by participating with successful outcomes in over 1000 full contact matches against opponents from all styles and at all levels of training.

Sarkice has combined these decades of training and studies into his own personal physical, spiritual, meditation and mind training techniques, naming it Tao of Duun Sao, “the Way of the Moving Beast.” In fact, at one time he maintained three martial arts schools with hundreds of students learning this unique martial arts system.

Although a highly successful international merchant banking expert by trade, Sarkice remains an active seminar leader and writer in spiritual and mind training techniques. In addition to regular energy and Tai Chi sessions, his seminars have included such topics as:

  • Use of energy in day to day life
  • Development of Chi power
  • Metaphysical aspects of use of power
  • Road to enlightenment
  • Meditation and use of the mind
  • Secrets of Masterhood
  • Mind techniques and hypnosis in day to day life
  • We choose to love
  • We must seek silence
  • Be still in the storm
  • Yield to prevail
bailey_200x200Diana Bailey
Guest Writer, Neuromuscular Therapist
Diana Bailey is a neuromuscular therapist with over 20 years of experience specializing in chronic pain relief and postural correction. She has been practicing, teaching, and sharing Pilates as well as other movement disciplines with her clients and in workshops for over 16 years.
Diana combines her talents in Pilates and manual therapy —which “unlocks” the potential of muscles and joints by using gentle, hands-on techniques that restore proper alignment—with an intuitive understanding of the moment at hand for each person she sees. Diana is deeply grateful both to be a part of this work and to be asked to contribute her ideas.She lives in Pine, Colorado and is the Owner of Essential Motion, a Pilates studio.

Janic Gorayeb


As the founder of Ripple Effect Leadership Consulting & Events, I am passionate about working with teams live their core organizational values internally while building and maintaining processes to create a desired and consistent culture. I want to transform the way we cultivate personal leadership one person at a time.

Leadership is changing. Leadership does not mean altitude. Leadership is about collaboration, partnership and healthy communication habits. These character traits help influence others and create a positive ripple effect among an entire organization. My approach is to create fun and creative settings in which people feel valued and trusted.

Specialties: Accomplished facilitator, designer of workshops and retreats, conference presenter, project and event management and action-based researcher.

Paul-Headshot-128x128Paul Rohrer
Guest Writer
Paul is an acting coach and radio program host, living in Castle Rock, Colorado. He has studied acting for the camera since 1982 with some of the most recognized and successful leaders of the film and television industry. Students attend his weekly workshops in a studio setting. Students learn all aspects of working as professionals on camera as well as off.  Mr. Rohrer is able to draw on his many years of experience and materials, as well as the many industry related professionals who also share their expertise as guests.
He has written and published an actor’s workbook LISTEN, FEEL, RESPOND. His radio program, The Roaring Success Radio Hour has attracted over 160,000 listeners.