Staff

Molly Flaherty, Owner

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I always find the perfect balance in fitness and wellness. It simply brings me joy. And now, I’m inviting you to my place.

I’m bringing my 27 years of fitness experience to bear on the Rochester community with the opening of my own studio. It’s been a lifelong dream—hard fought, just the way I like it. Rochester is the home to M/Body. It is my home. It’s where I met my husband and it’s the city where we raise our seven children.

Along the way, I’ve gained unique insight into what motivates people to push their personal limits. I’ve been humbled and awestruck by the power of the human spirit and that is what led me to create M/Body.

I will absolutely annoy you by playing way too much Irish music during my classes. I might yell some choice words at you along the way—telling you to get your heinie in gear and whatnot.

But, as we all know—it’s not about what I say about you. It’s about what you think of yourself, isn’t it? I’m just giving you the space to figure it out.

Come on in. I can’t wait to meet you.

Mary Aman, Yoga Team Leader

M.A., E‐RYT 500

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I believe in the transformational nature of yoga and teach with the belief that yoga is meant to be accessible to everybody—and to every body.

I began my yoga practice in 1993, and quickly became drawn to the clarity of the lineage teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar. I have completed both Advanced and Essential Teacher Trainings under the direction of Francois Raoult, internationally renowned yoga teacher and direct student of B.K.S. To keep my teaching vibrant I regularly seek opportunities to deepen my practice and have studied with Arthur Kilmurray, Elise Browning Miller (scoliosis), Judith Hanson Lasater (anatomy and restorative yoga), Timothy McCall (yoga therapy), and Brooke Myers. I’m especially grateful for my recent opportunity to study with Geeta and Prashant Iyengar at the Ramamani Memorial Yoga Institute in Pune, India.

More than anything, I’m thankful for the presence and dedication of my students who bring me joy and inspire me daily.

Shannon Cunniffe, Retail/Energy Team Leader

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A South Carolina native, my apparel career began 15 years ago on Wall Street analyzing companies and market trends in the textile, apparel, and footwear industries. I took a turn from left brain to right with a move to San Francisco where I was able to work hands on with merchandising, design, and development for Gap/Old Navy brands. There, I scoured the streets and the runways for emerging trends to translate into wearable, comfortable, everyday pieces for women leading busy, active lifestyles. I quickly found a passion for discovering and creating beautiful products while managing businesses that delighted the customer. My apparel path then took me to back to New York to help launch a new start up brand for Gap Inc. After a brief hiatus to begin our family (in Seattle), we made the move to upstate New York and have happily made Rochester our home.

Now, as a busy mom of three young children, I understand how difficult it can be to fit being active and taking care of yourself into your daily life. My goal with M/Body Retail is to help you make the most of your time and take the guesswork out of having great pieces to wear for the gym, at home, or after a busy day at work. A fierce new pair of workout pants might not give you the perfect downward dog or help you cycle faster, but I believe when when you look your best, you’ll feel even better. And if you can throw an amazing top on over your workout clothes and be ready to run errands or meet up with friends, even better.

We have searched the country to discover talented emerging brands with inspiring product. This curated collection of finds is designed to encourage our fitness warriors and yoga enthusiasts along their journey to unleash their individuality and help them work being active into their everyday lives.

Katie Gleason, MS, RDN, CDN

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A passion for food and fitness has brought me to M/Body.

Known for creating fitness plans and offering nutrition consultations that enhance the athletic performance of both casual exercisers and competitive athletes, I see M/Body as a cool place to land after 20 years in Rochester’s health and fitness field.

Always looking to share my passion for food and fitness, I also teach Consumer Nutrition at Monroe Community College and offer presentations throughout the community. I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Medicine from Radford University and a Master of Science degree in Dietetics from Eastern Michigan University. I am a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the American College of Sports Medicine.

A registered dietitian, certified fitness instructor and certified personal trainer, I live in Fairport, NY with my husband and four children.