Barbara Anne has always had a passion for fitness and had tried just about everything from Jazzercise to Step Aerobics including a variety of bootcamps. Nothing could compete with Pilates which became her first love and has been dedicated to pilates for the last 14 years. She was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (which explains the accent). She decided to move to the United States in her early 20s to be closer to her then boyfriend and now husband of almost 30 years. She lives in Carmel where she enjoys gardening, swimming, reading and walking the dog. She loves what pilates has done for her personally and she is excited for the opportunity to help others experience pilates.
In early 2015, after years of evaluating new business concepts, Julie and her husband decided Pilates and fitness was their passion and wanted to make it more accessible and affordable for everyone. Pilates studios were few and far between and Club Pilates seemed to be a perfect fit for Central Indiana. So, in October of 2016, the first Club Pilates in Indiana opened its doors in Carmel. Since then Julie has opened studios in the North Indianapolis area (Keystone at the Crossing) and Fishers. A healthy lifestyle has always been a priority for Julie and fitness has always been a big part of her life. Julie fell in love with Pilates and became a comprehensively certified instructor in 2016. She has completed additional training in Barre Above, TriggerPoint, TRX, Active Motion Bar, and more. She leads a team of 20+ highly trained and talented instructors who share her passion for Pilates.
Kim Eldred grew up in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and attended Dillard school of Performing Arts. She was a dance major which she continued to pursue at the University of South Florida. Kim has always been very active and involved in fitness with a passion to stay fit. Once she found Pilates she knew it was the perfect fit for her. She thought how fun it would be if she could share something she really loved doing. She received her first certification in January 2006 then obtained her Super Advanced Certification in July 2006. For over ten years she has been teaching group and private classes at a Pilates Studio, Country Club fitness center and Riverview Health. Kim truly enjoys helping her clients achieve their workout goals and enhance their full potential. She believes Pilates is a whole body workout that combines flexibility, strength training and cardio. She welcomes a challenge and enjoys sharing her knowledge and hopes her clients find more balance and harmony in their lives. She and her husband Greg will be celebrating 25 years of marriage in November. She has three sons: Dillon a junior at IU, Evan a freshman at IU and Carson a freshman at Westfield High school. Kim is active in her church and enjoys singing in the choir.
Natalie started her Pilates journey when the studio in Carmel first opened its doors in 2016. She quickly fell in love with the method and was fascinated by the changes in her body. Natalie noticed an improvement in balance, an increase in core strength and longer, more defined muscles. After a few months, Natalie decided to become an instructor and within the year, she completed the 500-hour comprehensive Club Pilates Teacher Training program. Natalie is known for balancing her cheerful encouragement with upbeat and challenging workouts. She enjoys working with people and motivating others to live healthier, happier lives. Natalie is additionally certified in Barre Above and ActivMotion Bar.
Susan has been dedicated to the fitness profession for over 25 years. She has a B.S. in Physical Education from Ohio University and began her career teaching a variety of fitness classes at world class spas in Florida. She attained one of the first in the industry personal training certifications with the Kenneth Cooper Institute and operated a personal training business in South Florida. Ten years ago she began practicing Pilates and was inspired by the healing and health benefits she gained from the method. Susan completed Power Pilates 600 hour Comprehensive in 2009 , and has been teaching clients of all ages and levels ever since. Susan also is an AFAA certified Personal Trainer and Level 2 qualified TRX instructor. Susan has worked with countless clients in the Metro Indianapolis area and looks forward to helping Club Pilates members achieve their fitness goals!
Susie Windell is a dance and fitness expert who holds a B.S. in Dance and Exercise Science from Indiana University, an M.F.A. in Dance from the University of Michigan, and an M.S. in Motor Learning and Neuroscience from Indiana University. Susie completed her AFAA certification for Personal Training and Group Exercise in 1989 and began her fitness career while dancing professionally in NYC. She completed her 600-hour Pilates certification through the Physical Mind Institute after relocating to Los Angeles in 1999, and began teaching Pilates for Mari Windsor at Windsor Pilates and Maria Leone at Body Line in Beverly Hills, California. Susie became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA in 2006 and was an instructor for the Equinox Fitness Training Institute, an in-house continuing education program for Personal Trainers. She conducted personal training and Pilates training sessions at Equinox Fitness and Crunch Fitness (where she helped to establish a Pilates program), and was the Pilates program director for L.A. Health and Fitness. After returning to Bloomington, Indiana in 2008, Susie taught Ballet, Modern dance and Pilates at Indiana University. Always an avid fitness enthusiast, she was Miss IU Bodybuilding champion in 1990 and Miss Fitness America New York in 1999. Always striving to reach her potential and encourage others to do the same, her personal motto is “You gotta have a goal!” When she’s not teaching, she enjoys spending time with her daughter Audrey and her two Labradoodles, Lucy and Oliver, taking ballet class, running, and competing in half marathons.
Taylor has worked in the health and fitness industry for nearly 20 years. She has served as the Fitness Consultant for FitCity Indy. Taylor is also a certified Group Fitness Instructor and has a taught a wide variety of fitness classes, from step, cycle, kickboxing and yoga. Taylor has a comprehensive Pilates certification from PEAK PILATES and has taught Pilates at gyms and private studios around Central Indiana for the past 10 years.
Meggan Breen graduated from IUPUI with a degree in Communication Studies and wanted to have a career that really helped people but was unsure where to start. Fitness has always been an integral part of Meggan's life, as she grew up playing in competitive sports such as volleyball, basketball and softball.
Meggan started doing Pilates in 2007 when it was introduced at a studio downtown by her house. She loved the way it made her feel afterwards as well as the way it transformed her body into having longer, leaner muscles. It wasn’t long before she realized this is what she wanted to do “when she grew up” and that she wanted to pursue certification in order to understand Joseph Pilates more and why he designed the system of exercises the way that he did. She decided to get certified through Balanced Body Pilates Reformer training and she hasn't looked back since.
Meggan was the Group Fitness and Spa Manager at Community Healthplex where she worked from 2008-2017. While there Meggan had the privilege of working with her first Parkinsons client who was a retired physician, and together they documented how Pilates Reformer helps slow down the progression of Parkinsons. Meggan continued to work with more and more clients who have Parkinsons and fell even more in love with helping others. Meggan's goals are to continue to research and help others who can benefit from adding Pilates to their exercise plan.
Vanessa is the bird of the studio. Born in Canada & graduated High School in the U.S Virgin Islands, she’s always on the go. She started her Pilates journey not too long ago and recently completed the Club Pilates 500 hour Comprehensive Teacher Training program. Coming from the Assisted Living world, she has an abundance of compassion & spunk that’s sure to show through in her teaching style.
Vanessa’s fitness experience has been primarily centered around yoga, but she fell in love with Pilates after realizing how much it was able to strengthen and improve her yoga practice. You can expect to find her playing upside down in between classes fueling her inversion addiction and thinking of new ways to challenge her students. Vanessa is also a Registered Yoga Teacher, having completed her 200 hour certification in Bali, Indonesia. In addition to her love of yoga & pilates, she also has a soft spot for HIIT workouts and dabbles in boxing.
Vanessa also manages all of our social media, marketing & events for our Carmel, North Indy & Fishers locations. So if she’s not teaching, you’ll likely see her bouncing around!
Kirsten Tracy has been practicing Pilates since 2015, while she was training for her first marathon.
Although it wasn’t planned, Kirsten dropped 10 strokes off of her golf game after taking Pilates for only 6 months. As a former triathlete, she has always been very active. She has done Cross fit, Barre Classes, Master Swimming, Spinning Classes, and Yoga, among others. She loves the body mind connection of Pilates and loves teaching people how the power of strengthening their core affects all aspects of their movement. She is also very passionate about the fact that anyone, at any age, and any body type can do Pilates.
Alexis started practicing Pilates after being diagnosed with scoliosis as a young dancer in her hometown of Miami, Florida and was lucky enough to have Pilates classes in the curriculum at her high school, New World School of the Arts. A lifetime lover of somatic movement practices, Alexis graduated from Butler University with a B.A in Dance Pedagogy, and under the the guidance of her mentor and friend, Montse Cosin, she completed her Stott Pilates training. Alexis is a PMA certified Pilates teacher, 200hr RYT Sattva Vinyasa teacher, certified Nurturing Pathways instructor and Yoga for Breast Cancer teacher. She is also in the process of obtaining her certification as a 500hr RYT & Yoga Therapist. “Let the beauty we love be what we do”- Rumi
Jenna Thormodsgaard is a Club Pilates Master Trainer as well as a PMA- Certified Pilates Teacher from Huntington Beach, California. Jenna's passion for dance and movement brought her to California State University, Long Beach where she completed her B.A. in Dance, with an option in Dance Science. While dancing at CSULB, Jenna injured her back and found Pilates. She immediately fell in love with the way it made her feel and went through the BASI Comprehensive Pilates Certification program in 2013 under the tutelage of Karen Clippinger. Jenna spent two years teaching Pilates in a Physical Therapy clinic in Huntington Beach, California where her passion for healing and helping people grew immensely. Jenna has additional certifications in Pilates with Dance Specialization (2016), TRX Suspension Trainer- L1 (2017), GRID Foundations (2017), Barre Above with Pilates emphasis (2018), and Adult First Aid/AED (2019). Jenna recently moved to Indianapolis and her favorite Club Pilates class to take is Reformer Flow!
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