Meet our inspiring instructors!!
A dancer in her former life; Jen continues to love the foundations and principles at the core of classical ballet. After a dance ending injury, Jen turned to other forms of fitness and got her AFFA group fitness certification and taught aerobics for ten years. While pursuing her Master’s degree, she put teaching aside and focused on her education and career. Recently, through meeting Kelly and trying Pilates, Jen has learned to listen to her body and heal from a major surgery, all the while finding a new fitness love.
A saltwater disciple, whether sweat, ocean, or even tears, Katlin is thrilled to return to her Delaware home and Beach Pilates and Wellness. Katlin received her comprehensive Pilates training through Balanced Body and has taught barre and Pilates classes in Delaware, North Carolina, and Kuwait, working with individuals from age 9 to 93. She originally found her way to Pilates in an attempt to create balance in her body after years of playing field hockey and traditional strength training. Katlin is a firm believer in the use of Pilates as part of sport-specific training, rehabilitation, and general health programs. A recent graduate of Duke University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, Katlin has clinical interests in persistent pain conditions, pelvic health, geriatrics, and Pilates-based physical therapy for female athletes across the lifespan. She values strong foundations and precision. Expect to be nudged towards mastery as one of her eclectic soundtracks plays in the background.
Debbie and her husband Wayne recently moved from Syracuse NY to be closer to her parents and assist with their health needs. Debbie’s passion for yoga began over ten years ago when she was feeling the adverse effects of stress and not able to overcome anxiety and fatigue from her daily exercise routine of going to the gym or biking. Yoga is a powerful, beautiful practice that has far reaching benefits for the mind, body and soul!
As a healthcare professional for over 38 years, Debbie has had the privilege to be part of peoples lives, caring for them, educating and supporting them through their disease processes, and hopefully offering them the tools to lead a more healthy productive natural life! Debbie earnestly believes if we did more yoga, meditation and used essential oils regularly, we would have less need for medications! Research is showing that these are important and valuable resources for us to use daily to achieve a more holistic and natural living life!
Come join her as she shares the beautiful practice of yoga!
Laurie is a retired occupational therapist with 39 years experience in adult Neurorehabilitation and upper extremity orthopedic rehabilitation. She discovered Pilates first by attending continuing education presented by physical therapists who were also Pilates certified, and began using basic principles in her practice. Recognizing the role Pilates played in patients' recovery, she decided to try it herself. She noticed a significant reduction in low back pain and improved functional strength when performing Pilates mat exercises. She decided to pursue Pilates instructor education and training with Kelly, and has currently completed 160 hours of study towards certification.