Dawn, a fully certified STOTT Pilates Instructor as well as a Polestar Transitions Teacher, has been teaching Pilates since 2004. Pilates, her “first born,” stemmed from rehabbing her own personal back injury a young athlete. This created the foundation and catalyst to her career in the fitness industry. Dawn is an American Council of Exercise (ACE) Certified Personal Trainer and holds more than 10 additional certifications extending from Indoor Cycling and Kettlebell to Yoga and Gyrotonics. She has worked as a group fitness and personal trainer and has extensive experience cross-training athletes as well as rehabbing every-day bodies post surgery or injury. She shoots fitness videos for Wellbeats, Inc. specializing in Fusion Pilates and Yoga, Strength Training, and Kettlebell. Most impressive, in 2010, Dawn founded Revolution Cycle + Fitness and operated her own boutique studio specializing in indoor cycling and Pilates. Dawn moved to Nashville from Minneapolis, Minnesota in the fall of 2016 after selling her fitness studio. She recently graduated from the Academy of Make Up Arts and is active as a Makeup Artist in the tv, film, and fashion and beauty scene in Nashville. Her websites FitScene.us and DawnDoll.us are focused on expressing her fitness and beauty expertise and extends the wealth of knowledge that is Dawn Doll. Dawn has been instructing for Club Pilates since September 2017.
Shana’s background is in the arts. She took pottery classes with her mom as a young girl and has taken music lessons most of her life. She became passionate about fitness as a teenager though cycling, various sports, and resistance training. She started the music program at Belmont, but her love of most creative mediums led her to pursue art. In 2003 she earned her BFA from Austin Peay State University in Studio Art with a concentration in Ceramics. After graduating, she took her first Pilates class and was instantly hooked! She loved how it challenged her physically, the focus required to do it effectively, and the mind-body connection developed from practicing it consistently. Pilates required her to focus on every element of her body while moving it as one integrated unit. It kicked her butt and she loved it! Learning her abilities and her challenges is what keeps her a lifelong student. There is always more to learn and another difficulty level to work toward. As a wife and mother, she knew she found a perfect exercise for longevity. Pilates helped her stay strong through the birth of both of her daughters and has helped with the much harder task of keeping up with them as they grow. Shana earned her first certification to teach from STOTT Pilates in 2007 and began teaching in Hendersonville. She completed her comprehensive training in 2013 and has had the opportunity to learn from fantastic instructor trainers at licensed training centers in Chicago, Memphis, Atlanta, and Nashville. Shana continues to learn and add to her knowledge of Pilates, having had training in injuries, special populations, and pre- and post-natal Pilates. Helping clients gain strength through Pilates is what keeps Shana excited to teach. Her teaching capabilities range from post-rehab conditioning to an intense total-body workout, varying programming and surprising muscles every chance she gets! Shana has been teaching for Club Pilates since March 2017.
Bonnie is a Certified Classical Pilates Instructor from the San Francisco Bay Area. She completed her Full Classical Comprehensive Certification under the tutelage of Shelley Zosky, a member of “The Work” with Jay Grimes at Vintage Pilates, which stays true to the original method of Joseph Pilates. She also trained with Martt Lawrence in Pilates Center of San Francisco and holds a MAT Pilates Certification from Peak Pilates. She is continuing her own training with Master Instructor Sonje Mayo in Nashville, who has trained with Joseph Pilates himself. Bonnie earned a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication at Hanyang University. She went onto become a market analyst in Seoul, but inadvertently found herself suffering from chronic backpain as a result of the sedentary lifestyle, which only got worse when she sustained a severe whiplash injury. Since then, she has tried many different types of exercise and therapy, but none of them seem to help; it was not until she discovered Pilates that she began to get better. She quickly learned that, Pilates is not only a form of exercise, but a lifestyle, or a pursuit of happiness if you will, that has the ability to improve one’s overall quality of life. And it was this personal experience, combined with the amazing colleagues and mentors that she met along the way, that ultimately inspired her to become both a lifelong student and instructor of Pilates. She is passionate about providing instruction that empowers each student to get the most out of every class. Bonnie is bilingual in Korean and English, and conversant in Japanese. When she's not in the studio, you may run into her at the Frist Center or Belcourt Theatre. Bonnie has been teaching for Club Pilates since September 2017 and is excited to be part of the team. She looks forward to seeing you in the studio!
Carly first discovered her love for Pilates in 2009 while attending Loyola Marymount University. During her time as an undergraduate in the dance program, Carly regularly frequented the on-campus Pilates studio that was only available to those in her department. While doing so, she soon learned how important the modality was for her body and her dance training. With the combination of Pilates and her dance technique classes, Carly gained strength and length in her muscles and increased her flexibility, and she knew Pilates was something she could never live without. After graduating from LMU in three years, Carly got a job with a touring dance company, Tremaine Dance Conventions. While touring, Carly found time to take Pilates classes at various studios in Los Angeles, but it wasn't until her first class at Club Pilates Villa Park in October 2015, that she knew she wanted to take her passion for Pilates a step further. Soon after her awesome experience at Club Pilates, Carly quit her job on tour and enrolled in the Club Pilates 500-hour teacher training program in January 2016. Carly completed the program in just three months and began her teaching career March 2016. As the years progressed, Carly taught at three Club Pilates studios in Los Angeles and Orange County, as well as two studios in Colorado. In August 2017, Carly moved to New York City where she worked as a Pilates Manager for Equinox, where she focused her Pilates training on teaching private sessions and running the Pilates department. After a year in NYC, Carly realized that the busy city life wasn’t for her. Knowing she always wanted to live in Nashville, Carly made the life-changing decision to move to here. She is thrilled to be in Nashville and is excited to continue teaching and sharing her love for Pilates!
Krissie first came to Pilates strictly for a fitness routine. She had been active in dance and sports when she was younger, but working a desk job for several years, driving around in Los Angeles traffic, and trying to squeeze in a run now and then became routine and rough on her body. Krissie started integrating Pilates along with other fitness classes into her schedule. She found that Pilates was the only exercise she didn’t get bored with, and her body felt so much better after each class. She loved learning the reason and science behind the movements, and the idea of helping people live their lives without pain! Krissie decided to become a Pilates instructor when she moved to Nashville in June of 2018 and enrolled in Club Pilates’ 500-hour comprehensive Teacher Training program. Krissie instructs at Club Pilates Indian Lake, Belle Meade, North Gulch, and Maryland Farms and will also be teaching at our newest studio, Cool Springs (opening November 2019)!
Jocelyn first discovered Pilates during physical therapy for a spinal imbalance in 2009 while living in Boston. After working with a physical therapist on the reformer for several months, she started attending group Pilates classes and was amazed by the benefits and changes in her body. Working 40+ hours per week at a desk, Pilates was crucial in keeping her flexible and healthy. In 2015, she relocated to Nashville and decided to pursue her certification, completing the 600-hour Classical Pilates Education program under Bambi Watt. Jocelyn continues to practice both contemporary and classical Pilates and enjoys blending the two to challenge her clients. When not practicing Pilates, Jocelyn enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and listening to true crime podcasts.
Miriam started acting and dancing as a child in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Her love for dance led her to pursue it as a career. She graduated from Centro de Dança Rio where she studied Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Modern, and Brazilian Folk, and was also part of their Jazz Dance Company. In Brazil, she worked as a professional dancer with a variety of dance groups and on TV shows. While performing and studying Social Communication in college, Miriam auditioned for Feld Entertainment, envisioning an opportunity to take her career to an international level and to improve her English skills while touring the United States. She performed with Ringling Brothers from 2000 to 2003, where she met her husband and the father of their two adorable daughters. When the couple left the show, they decided to move to Nashville. He worked in the music industry, and she taught Ballroom dancing and competed in multiple styles and categories. Years of dancing and traveling started to take a toll on Miriam's body, which is when she turned to Pilates as a therapeutical method to help strengthen it. She earned her first Instructor certification from Peak Pilates in 2010 and earned her final level from Peak Pilates in 2015. As a wife and mother of two little girls, she knows what it means to maintain a high energy level and a strong mind-body connection. For Miriam, Pilates evolved from a therapeutical tool into love and a lifelong passion. Her Pilates philosophy is congruent with modern neuroscience teachings that define the connection of mind and body as essential--not only for physical health, but also for emotional and psychological health. Miriam has been teaching for Club Pilates since March 2017. She is eager to share the benefits of Pilates with all of you!
Jennifer’s background started in athletics at a young age. She grew up playing tennis and volleyball. Continuing to play in high school, she received All-State honors in both sports. She then decided to continue her volleyball career in college, accepting a Division I volleyball scholarship. Her love for sports and competition lead her to begin running half marathons and marathons after college, and in 2001 she became an ACE certified personal trainer. After many years of jumping and running, the pounding began to take its toll on her body. Jennifer decided it was time to try Pilates and yoga. She was quickly hooked and decided to become an instructor. In 2004, she received her Pilates mat certification. She loved the core strength and rehabilitative benefits from Pilates. She taught several years in Boca Raton, FL at LA Fitness before moving to Franklin, TN where she taught Pilates, yoga and bootcamp classes at Westhaven for ten years. During that time, Jennifer continued to add to her certifications and received her 200 RYT from YogaFit, a TRX certification, a PiYo certification from Beach Body, megaformer certification through Lagree fitness, a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and she became a Fitness Nutrition Specialist through ACE. Another move took her and her family back to FL, but in 2017 she returned to Nashville. Not long after, Jennifer decided to further her Pilates certification and become comprehensively certified through Club Pilates. Jennifer is excited to share her knowledge and love for Pilates. She has recently used Pilates to help with rehab after her own knee surgery, and she looks forward to helping many others through Pilates. Jennifer has two teenage children, and enjoys hiking with her husband and reading.
Susan’s passion for Pilates began in 2002 after seeing the positive effects it provided within her body. Due to scoliosis, Susan constantly battled lower back pain and weakness in her legs. After a few sessions, Susan had more energy. After a few months, symptoms in her back and legs were subsiding. At that point, she was hooked, and started a lifelong commitment to teach others how they can reform their lives through Pilates. As an accomplished Chef and certified nutrition consultant, she has created signature dishes for high-end restaurants, such as Waldorf Astoria and Tommy Bahamas. Her love for educating other and finding balance through diet and exercise is evident in her role as curriculum developer for various culinary and health & wellness programs. Susan recently relocated from Naples, Florida and is excited to be on the Club Pilates team! She welcomes everyone who is willing and wanting to transform their body by improving strength, balance, and mobility.
Joseph discovered Pilates while living in Seoul, South Korea after reading the classic "Return to Life Through Contrology" by Joseph Pilates. Strength, flexibility, and stamina are core elements to fitness. The Pilates method combines precise muscle control with spine strength and flexibility during a full-body workout. Joseph believes, like Joseph Pilates once said, "fitness is the first requisite of happiness." With a degree in game design, Joseph aims to make exercise fun while motivating you to level up your health and well-being. Joseph is thrilled to be teaching at Club Pilates. As a certified contemporary instructor from Well-Body Pilates, his vision is to teach the method in the most efficient way for the student's body. Through dedication to the classic principles, the practice will center the mind, balance the body, and strengthen the core. Joseph looks forward to seeing you in the studio!
A life-long fitness enthusiast, Kayce was drawn to Pilates after knee and back injuries from running and high-impact fitness classes. It only took her a few sessions on the reformer to realize that Pilates is the exercise that would keep her body healthy and strong, while being gentle and rehabilitative. When Kayce realized that Pilates was the exercise program accessible to everybody, she immediately wanted to pursue the practice of Pilates but also the instruction, so she could share the benefits she had experienced with others. Kayce decided on Club Pilates’ 500-hour comprehensive certification, partly due to Club Pilates’ emphasis on taking the spine in all four directions during each class. This supports her belief that a person is only as young as their spine is healthy. She also believes that a strong core and healthy spine are the keys to longevity and what Members can gain at Club Pilates. Kayce is a native of Murfreesboro and mother of six. She has been an Instructor in the fitness industry for over 30 years and holds personal training and group fitness certifications with AEA, ACE, and AFAA. She holds a 200 RYT certification with Nadi Sakti Yoga and is completing her 300 Hour RYT Yoga certification with YogaFit. Kayce completed her comprehensive Club Pilates Instructor Certification in February 2017. She also holds a 24-hour level I Core Align Certification with Balanced Body and two Barre Above certifications, the second with a Pilates emphasis. Kayce teaches at Club Pilates Maryland Farms, North Gulch, Belle Meade, and Indian Lake. She teaches group classes and offers private training. She looks forward to seeing you in the studio!
I am a wife and mother of two teenager sons. Exercise has always been a big part of my life. I was a gymnast as a child, a diver as a teenager and an aerobics enthusiast in college. In my late 20’s, with the help of my husband, I successfully completed numerous marathons. I have continued to run into my 40’s, but tennis has become my sport of choice. I started doing Pilates because I developed dyastasis after giving birth to our youngest son in 2003. Dyastasis is the separation of your abdominal muscles. Pilates helped close my dyastasis from 4 inches to 1/4 of an inch in a 6 month period. I was so impressed with the results not only how Pilates helped my dyastasis, but also it improved my strength and flexibility. I was certified by Power Pilates in 2004 to teach beginner and intermediate mat classes. I then became certified comprehensively by Peak Pilates on the highest level on all equipment in 2010. The last 14 years I have been training classically with Sonje Mayo. Sonje trained with the Joseph Pilates when she danced professionally in Martha Graham’s School, and has over 40 years of training experience. I have been teaching Pilates for almost 13 years in my home and client’s studios. I truly enjoy sharing my knowledge of Pilates with my clients. Pilates is a non-impact system of exercises that anyone can do using special apparatus designed to improve strength, flexibility, posture, and enhance mental awareness. I look forward to sharing my knowledge with you!
Throughout the ups and downs of nearly 20 years in the restaurant industry, Natasha has always been an avid group fitness participant, due to its physical and mental health benefits. Exercise has always been a huge mood booster for her, helping her feel balanced and less stressed. In 2017, Tasha was looking for a big change in her life and career. She desired surrounding herself with positive, uplifting people in a healthy environment where she could influence and help those around her feel successful in their own fitness goals. Tasha loves the energy of moving and connecting with people and the sense of community that inevitably blooms. She loves the encouragement she finds when she walks into a place of support, where she’s sometimes asked to step out of her comfort zone and discover growth. That's what she found when she joined the team at Club Pilates in 2017. Starting in sales, she quickly enrolled in Club Pilates' 500-hour comprehensive Teacher Training and completed her certification in 2018. Pilates has given her strength, a newfound love of fitness, and she wants to share the love! Originally from North Eastern Pennsylvania, Tasha has lived in Nashville since 1999. She’s married and has three beautiful daughters and three adorable dogs. She’s thrilled to be part of the team and is looking forward to getting to know you!
Instructor Sylvia Minaya was the first Pilates instructor in the state of Tennessee. Sylvia is a native of Lima, Peru. Formerly a professional ballet dancer, she holds a BFA in dance from the School of the Arts in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she received extensive training in ballet, modern dance, music, and ballet history. Sylvia was a member of the Nashville Ballet faculty for eight years. She danced with the Peruvian National Ballet, Teatro Colon of Buenos Aires, Ballet Oklahoma, and California Ballet. Sylvia received her Pilates training in 1995 from master teacher Romana Kryzanowska in the traditional method. She also is a certified Gyrotonic Teacher and holds a fitness trainer certification from the American College of Sports Medicine. Sylvia also holds certifications in TRX, Xtend Barre, and the RedCord Suspension System. She joined the Power Pilates team in 2004 and became a Teacher Trainer in 2006. She has worked with every range of physical ability, from professional dancers, ice skaters, and competitive tri-athletes to those recovering from MS, fibromyalgia, heart attack, back and knee surgery, and hip and knee replacement. Sylvia is excited to join the Club Pilates Instructor team and teaches primarily at Belle Meade, Maryland Farms, and Cool Springs (opening November 2019). She teaches group classes and is available for private training.
Tracy Ramsay was introduced to Pilates at the age of 12, while training as a classical dancer at The Center for Ballet Arts in Virginia. She pursued a Musical Theatre/Education degree, and went on to perform in numerous professional musicals. This path took Tracy to England, where she earned her Matwork and Barre certifications. She broke into the London fitness industry, training celebrities in their homes and managing a successful Barre studio. She later moved to Los Angeles, where she completed the BASI Pilates Comprehensive Program with a Dance Specialization, created by Rael Isacowitz, a 2nd generation Pilates mentor, and Karen Clippinger, kinesiologist and former dancer. Tracy was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at 13, followed by a second diagnosis of Lupus, and has found Pilates to be a saving grace in pain management. She has extensive experience working with clients of all ages and ability levels, and has worked with everyone from triathletes to clients struggling with serious injuries or illnesses. She specializes in working with competitive athletes, pre- and post-natal mothers, and clients struggling with autoimmune disease. She believes that Pilates is truly for everyBODY, and can change anyone’s life for the better. Tracy is a certified TRX coach and Barre instructor. She teaches group classes and is available for private training at Maryland Farms, Belle Meade, and Cool Springs (opening November 2019). In her spare time, she loves singing, hiking, and cheering on her New Orleans Saints!
Maranda loves to move and to challenge her mind and body. Born and raised in Muncie, Indiana, she was heavily involved in dance and gymnastics from age eight until graduating high school. In 2009, Maranda decided to continue her passion for dance at Ball State University, where she received a B.S. in Dance Performance with a Sports Medicine minor. Being active growing up, she was intrigued with how the body moved and worked. Having several injuries from gymnastics, Maranda enjoyed learning how to heal her body. In 2010, while studying at Ball State, she was introduced to Pilates. In just one semester, she noticed a difference in her strength and awareness and an improvement in her dancing. She knew she wanted to continue Pilates. In 2015, while living in Chicago, Maranda finally decided to take her love for Pilates a step further and signed up for the BASI Pilates Comprehensive Program. Maranda has been teaching dance since 2010 and Pilates since 2015. She loves to share her love for Pilates with her dance students so that they can discover the same benefits from Pilates as she did. Maranda wants to be able to help our Members find their own body awareness to reach whatever their goals may be. Understanding how our bodies move and learning how to make connections within our body can help us find balance within our mind and body to feel great! She teaches group classes and is available for private training. Maranda and her husband moved to Nashville from Chicago in January 2019, and they are enjoying the nice weather and change of scenery.
Growing up in Michigan as a track and cross country runner, Stephanie has always had a passion for health and fitness. Stephanie found Pilates in 2009 while looking to increase strength, flexibility, and injury prevention. After only a few sessions, she noticed an improvement in muscle activation, alignment, and overall flexibility. In 2016, she completed her comprehensive Pilates certification through Balanced Body and her personal training certification through ACE. Stephanie believes in challenging her clients in every session and helping them reach their health and fitness goals. She believes Pilates should be fun and functional. She aims to educate clients on the principles of movement that they can incorporate into their everyday lives. Stephanie is also a hair and makeup artist for film and television and has an 11-year-old son.
Shelbie Boardwine was born in California and grew up in Las Vegas. She began competitive gymnastics at the age of 6, learning early on that she enjoyed being physically and mentally strong. She later found dance, falling in love with its grace and expression. Shelbie has spent most of her life involved in the arts, performing across the country singing and dancing. Shelbie was first introduced to Pilates as a form of rehabilitation after an injury. Pilates helped her to begin healing her body in a safe and positive way. She now calls Pilates her happy place! After graduating from Belmont University, she decided to become a fully certified Pilates instructor through Club Pilates and Balanced Body certification courses. Shelbie has been very passionate about teaching in both Las Vegas and Orlando the past couple of years and is excited about now teaching in Nashville! Shelbie loves what Pilates has done for her body, mind and overall health. Her goal as a certified Pilates Instructor is to help people with any physical or mental health struggles. When she’s not at the studio, you can find her traveling, hanging out at Disney World, or spending time with family.
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