Give your mind and body the challenge
they have yearned for...
ITM provides its clients with exceptional quality service, as well as a friendly atmosphere. Regardless of your age or prior
experience, ITM has an individualized plan for you. Inspiration to Movement, Inc. was created in 2001 and moved to Columbus, OH
We offer the highest quality Pilates, Ballet and Ballroom Dance Private lessons and Group Classes. ITM's mission is to combine
clear technique and expression of movement to create well-rounded, confident social dancers and high level, polished competitive
dancers. Our Pilates Program is designed to get people moving in a strong, healthy way. The Ballet Program combines technique
and stretching to create grace and balance.
Give your mind and body the challenge they have yearned for.
Once you have welcomed ITM into your life, you will discover a whole new
dimension of living!
Rachel Nace Maynard, President of ITM
Ms. Rachel began her study of dance in 1982. She danced for 11 years in pre-professional companies and danced professionally for one year. Rachel has
studied with many companies and teachers throughout Pennsylvania and Maryland. Rachel has taught dance to persons age 3 - adult since 1991 and has
taught dance at Harcum College. She served as Ballet Mistress for Greater York Youth Ballet and has guest taught and choreographed at regional ballet
companies. She completed master teacher John White's Teaching Program in July of 2003. Ms. Rachel is the Director of the Dance Program at Inspiration to
Movement, Inc. She teaches Intermediate and Advanced classes and the Adult Program.
Rachel began her "traditional" Pilates study in 1997 and earned her Teaching Certificate of Completion in 1999. She served as a training teacher for a
Teacher Training Program in Rosemont, PA. After injuries from two car accidents left her in pain and with decreased range of motion, Mrs. Maynard began
studying the Ron Fletcher Work in 2001. In November of 2005 she earned her National Certification from the Pilates Method Alliance, one of the first 200 in
the world to complete the test without aid of the study guide. Rachel earned her certificate from the Ron Fletcher Program of Study in January of 2006 as
the first Qualified Teacher in the state of Pennsylvania and on the East Coast. Rachel is a member of the Pilates Method Alliance, National Strength and
Conditioning Association and the Ron Fletcher Company. Mrs. Maynard has had experience working with many different types of bodies and many different
In 2000 Rachel began her study of Massage Therapy, Anatomy and Physiology, and Pathology. In 2001 Rachel Maynard studied and completed a 109 hour
program on Corrective Medical Massage. She earned her Diplomas in Professional Massage Therapy and Medical Massage Therapy from Pennsylvania
School of Muscle Therapy (now Cortiva Institute) and her National Certification in Massage and Bodywork in 2001. In 2002 Rachel completed a four-level
program on Therapeutic Touch. Mrs. Maynard is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association. She has taken courses in Cranio-sacral
Therapy, Aromatherapy, Visceral Manipulation, Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais, Kinesiology, Advanced Anatomy and Physiology, Chakra Therapy,
Advanced Sports Massage and Ligament Therapy for Common Injuries. Ms. Nace enjoys learning and continues to widen her spectrum of knowledge.
In 2006 Rachel began studying ballroom dancing. In 2009 Mrs. Maynard moved to Ohio to dance professionally, with her now husband, Adam Maynard.
Together, in a very short amount of time they have won many titles including Fred Astaire 3-time Ohio Regional Open American Smooth Champions,
Kentucky Rising Star American Smooth Champions, Yuletide Ball Rising Star Champions and Fred Astaire Ohio Regional International Standard Champions.
They have also been Showdance Finalists in the United States Dance Championship; Rising Star American Smooth Finalists at: Fred Astaire Nationals,
Cincinnati Dancesport, Volunteer State, Michigan Dance Challenge; and Open American Smooth Finalists at Philadelphia Festival; to name a few. Rachel
enjoys teaching and competing with her amateur students. If it is for social dancing, rehabilitation or competition Rachel has a passion to see all of her
students achieve new heights of accomplishment.
Adam Maynard, Professional Ballroom Teacher and Dancer and Chief Music Editer
Always having a passion for the arts and creativity, Adam Maynard began his artistic career as a musician at age twelve. That experience in the school
choir was followed by his taking up the string bass a year later and the guitar shortly after that. His high school years were spent making music and
skateboarding, the latter of which was, perhaps, his first introduction to creative movement.
Adam earned his bachelor's degree in Music Education from The Ohio State University. During the college years his passion for the performing arts
deepened as he was exposed to modern dance, Laban Movement Analysis, and conducting. He also took a year off from college to tour as a musician
playing the double bass with acoustic band, Coincidence Maybe across the southern and eastern United States.
On a break from touring Adam first stepped into a Fred Astaire Dance studio and discovered another creative outlet. From the first lesson, he was
hooked. At the urging of his teacher, he began dance teacher training and then taught dance part-time as he finished his college degree and music
teacher certification. Today Adam performs with the Central Ohio Symphony Orchestra and keeps his ties with the musical community, but his artistic
and creative energies have focused on ballroom teaching and performing. Adam now uses his music and dance background to create unique music
medlies and cuts for Showcases and Performances.
Adam has competed Professionally since 2002. He has competed in American Rhythm, International Standard and most recently American Smooth. Adam
began his professional partnership with Rachel Nace Maynard in 2009. Since then they have been winning Fred Astaire Regional Titles in American
Smooth and have been Rising Star Champions and Finalists in many competitions. Adam and Rachel have had the opportunity to work with such
coaches as David Hamilton, Olga Foraponova, Cher Rutherford, Chantel LeClerc, Bill Sparks, Jonathan Roberts, Gene LaPierre, Nancy Brown, and
Larry May as well as others.
Adam specializes in coaching, competition preparation and preparation of teachers as well as music editing. Adam enjoys getting to know his students
and making them their very best. If for a night on the town or on the competition floor, Adam gets his students comfortable with the movements and the
patterns so they can have fun and look amazing too!
Nina Mallett, Licensed Zumba Instructor
Nina has always felt the music. From the age of 5 she started dancing with her Aunt and performing for crowds of people. For many years Mrs. Mallett has
explored movement classes in Hip - Hop and Freestyle dance, Jazzercise classes and ballroom and latin dancing. Coupled with her knowledge of the
body from her daytime profession as a Licensed Nurse Practitioner, Nina has decided to share her love of movement and freedom of soul with others by
becoming a licensed Zumba Instructor. Her classes are fun, exhilirating and get your heart thumping. Nina is compassionate and caring and wants to see
you reach your fitness goals!!