Jane is a Certified Balanced Body Pilates Reformer, Mat, and Cadillac Instructor, 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher and a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant. She is extremely passionate about Pilates because of the difference it has made in her own life. With her background in physical therapy, she understands the benefits of Pilates on a deeper level and her classes reflect this by targeting specific muscle groups and balancing with counter stretches.
Jane’s focus is to provide a safe, welcoming and fun environment where people love to come and learn and challenge themselves. Her mission is to offer the gift of a new internal awareness of grace and strength while performing daily functional movement and for people to love and appreciate their bodies. Jane has always believed in cross-training and continues to participate in multiple forms of exercise and especially enjoys outdoor recreation. If she had to choose one discipline above the rest, it would be the Pilates Reformer, which she believes is a beautifully engineered piece of equipment.
Tina became interested in Pilates over five years ago when, as a group fitness
instructor, she took her first Pilates Reformer session. The focus, control and strong yet
graceful movements instantly reminded her of her love of ballet. Before long, she
enrolled in Stott Pilatesʼ Teacher Training and earned her Pilates Reformer Certification.
Tina is also certified to teach mat and barre classes and is currently expanding her
education with the Club Pilates Teacher Training Program. A teacher at heart, youʼll find Tinaʼs style to be attentive, patient and encouraging. Her classes follow a contemporary flow and incorporate fun variations, while challenging both the body and mind. When not in the studio, Tina also teaches knitting and crochet classes, loves to cook and try new recipes, and enjoys time with her family.
Maria Witt of Berea, Ohio, began movement training 16 years ago, with her dance education at Cleveland Dance Academy where she studied jazz, lyrical, ballet and Pointe. She continued her movement education at The College of Wooster where she learned modern dance and choreographic techniques under the direction of Kim Tritt. Maria graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Dance at The College of Wooster. During her time at Wooster, she performed, choreographed and designed lighting for many dance concerts. An internship in June 2015 introduced Maria to the world of Pilates. She soon earned her mat and machine certification from Sunday Homitz, LPT at Body Technic Systems, Inc. in Solon, Ohio. Maria attends Walsh University’s Doctorate of Physical Therapy program. Throughout her movement training, Maria recognized how Pilates bridges the gap between her two passions of dance and physical therapy. She is thrilled to share her love of analytical movement and power of Pilates with the community of Club Pilates in Broadview Heights!
Renata is a Brazilian Physiotherapist and Licensed Massage Therapist in Ohio. She received her Pilates instructor certification by Polestar Education in 2005, with a focus on Pilates for rehabilitation. Renata is also a certified Gyrotonic Instructor and Yoga Vinyasa Instructor. She is the founder of Studio Pilates Renata Brandao and Flow Pilates Studio, both in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She has been practicing for more than 20 years. As a movement educator, she loves to share her knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology. As part of her specialty of treating individuals and her never-ending thirst to improve, Renata has traveled to India several times to train as an Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist. Renata believes in healing through touch and movement. Her attentive presence is known to all clients that come to be treated or taught by her. “If you want to be a good teacher, never stop learning!”
Clare Vesecky is a PMA® Certified Pilates Teacher with a friendly, functional and personalized teaching style. She strives to teach each class in a way that leaves you feeling strengthened, stretched and invigorated! Clare began teaching mat Pilates in 2009 and later completed a comprehensive 450 hour training program through Pilates Academy International when she was living in Chicago. She initially was attracted to Pilates after discovering what an effective cross-training method it was for her running. Years later, she found her way back to Pilates after sitting all day at an office job left her feeling sluggish and tight in her back. Pilates revitalized her body and mind and she loves being able to share the benefits of the practice with others through teaching. Clare has completed continuing education in Pilates for scoliosis as well as pre and post natal Pilates, which she put to good use through her own pregnancy and postpartum journey. Clare holds a bachelor’s degree in Community Health from Ohio University. She has also taught Cardiolates®, Zumba®, spinning, cardio kickboxing and suspension training.
Jeanette became interested in Pilates after retiring from a long career in teaching for North Royalton City Schools. Physical Fitness was always a passion for her, so needing to find a new career, one teaching fitness was a match made in heaven. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in Education from The University of Akron. She also earned her life-time teaching certification in the state of Ohio in 1997. Jeanette earned her certification for Pilates Mat instruction in 2016 and Machine instruction in 2017 from Sunday Homitz, LPT at Body Technic Systems, Solon, OH. She is also certified in Pre- & Post Natal Pilates. Jeanette makes her home in Hinckley after growing up in North Royalton, OH. What she loves most about the Pilates method of fitness is the strong mind/body connection, focus on proper breathing & posture, finding and building a strong core and conditioning the body to help prevent future injuries or rehabilitate old injuries. When not in the studio, Jeanette works as a part-time Nanny for her Brecksville Teacher friend and two adorable boys.
Molly is the studio General Manager and Instructor. She has been a fitness fanatic since she was an exercise science major as an undergrad at University of Dayton and also holds her Masters in Public Health with a focus in Nutrition. She received her Pilates training from Club Pilates in Costa Mesa, California – in Mat, Reformer, Exo-Chair, Springboard, Ladder Barrel, Spine Corrector, and Cadillac. Not only is she certified in Pilates, but she holds a number of other certifications, including, Spinning Instructor, 200-hour Yoga Instructor, TRX Fitness Instructor, Precision Nutritionist, Kinesio Tape Technician, and a Personal Trainer. She loves working with people of all ages to improve physical fitness, quality of life, injury prevention, and nutrition. She loves healthy living almost as much as she loves dogs and her niece and nephew.
Colleen is a group fitness class enthusiast and became interested in Pilates in college. She completed her training through Club Pilates and is certified in Mat, Reformer, Springboard, EXO Chair, Ladder Barrel, Spine Corrector, Cadillac, TRX, Functional Standing Movement and TriggerPoint. She believes Pilates is great for all ages and fitness levels. In her fun and challenging classes, she focuses on core strength, spine alignment, and breath. She looks to see improvement in each student through safe practices. Colleen is looking forward to continuing her Pilates practice and education. In her free time, she enjoys traveling to visit family and friends and cheering on Cleveland sports teams.
Jackie is one of our Sales Reps and now Instructors! I'm sure many of you see her at the front desk - she practically lives here 🙂 As a lifetime athlete Jackie danced and played basketball and soccer growing up, eventually focusing solely on soccer. She went off to play D1 soccer at Northwestern, graduating with a Communication Sciences and Disorders degree with a focus in Speech Therapy. Through her athletic life Jackie acquired some back issues which sidelined her ability to run or workout without pain. When our GM Molly introduced Pilates to her she was instantly in love. A work out she could do comfortably AND help her build her back up so she can run again. She received her training in our studio - in Mat, Reformer, EXO-Chair, Springboard, Ladder Barrel, Spine Corrector, And Cadillac. In her training Jackie has learned how to share her passion for Pilates and how to help others live a more pain free and functional life! Jackie loves to read, share your favorite books with her 🙂
Dawn is a licensed Pediatric Physical Therapist Assistant. It is her rehabilitation background that attracted her to Pilates. Dawn feels that Pilates is a safe and effective form of exercise for all levels. She has completed her training through Club Pilates and is certified in Mat, Reformer, Springboard, EXO chair, Ladder Barrel, Spine Corrector, Cadillac, TRX, Functional Standing Movement, and Trigger Point. She loves the core strength and improved posture that she has gained from Pilates in her own life and is eager to share improved function with all of her clients. Her favorite Joseph Pilates quote is, “You are only as young as your spine is flexible”. Join Dawn in her classes to keep your spine and the rest of your body mobile and healthy.
Gloria found Pilates almost 20 years ago on the heels of studying dance at The Ohio State University. While raising her girls, Gloria certified and taught all over cleveland and continued to study and certify in many different movement exercises such as Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis, Dance for PD, and finished a two year study of Exercise Physiology which prepared her to pass the ACSM exam. Gloria is very passionate about this method and will make sure you leave class feeling lengthened, strengthened with a strong awareness of breath, body posture and alignment.
Sarah Holmes Villanueva has been teaching Pilates for the past twelve years and is a Pilates Method Alliance Certified Instructor. She received her certification on all Pilates apparatus as well as mat, from Half Moon Pilates (currently The Lab) in Brooklyn, NY. She also did continuing education with Teri Steele in NYC and Lizbeth Garcia in San Diego. Sarah received her MFA in Dance from New York University where she had the opportunity to study pedagogy in various somatic therapies such as Body-Mind Centering, Feldenkrais, Alexander Technique, and Yoga. She also did a 50 hr Yoga Teacher Training program with Abhaya Yoga, Brooklyn. Her years of dancing professionally and teaching has given her an in depth knowledge of anatomy and proper movement patterns. She ran the NYC Marathon in 2015 and used her Pilates training to prevent injury and gain optimum timing. Sarah works with each client and classes' needs to balance an invigorating workout with proper alignment, as well as, release of pain and tension. She loves working with students of all levels and has expertise in helping them recover from various injuries. She worked for over 10 years at one of New York City's most reputable physical therapy centers, Physio Logic as a Senior Instructor. Sarah is also passionate about helping Moms maintain their strength with Pre and Post Natal workouts that are safe and empowering. Recently, she became a Master Trainer for Club Pilates and is leading Teacher Trainings for the region.
Meet Julie! Julie is an ACE AEA Certified Instructor and Personal Trainer, The Arthritis Foundation and Johnny G MadDog Spinning Certified, and Club Pilates trained in Mat, Reformer, Exochair, Springboard, Triggerpoint, Spine Corrector, Cadillac RTC, and Ladder Barrel. Julie's been practicing Pilates for ten years in the Cleveland area. She loves that Pilates brings the mind-body connection, the feeling of being lengthened, and having a tall and neutral spine. She believes Pilates is a huge part of a healthy mind, body, and soul . Pilates came into Julie's life with a two year battle with a devastating cancer diagnosis. "Some days, all I could do was focus on a long spine and engage my abs, and that alone changed how my mind worked. Today, I get great joy when a student tells me, 'I felt muscles I never knew I had!'." Julie grew up in Colorado, where she hiked, fished, and climbed with her dad. She enjoys biking, swimming, gardening, and eating great food! Her life revolves around her family with Sunday dinners and traveling to watch her sons wrestle.
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