Colleen Dachille, Studio Owner and Pilates Instructor

Colleen had been practicing pilates for almost 10 years when the opportunity came to own her own studio and she jumped at the chance. In addition to managing the studio, Colleen is a certified Level 1 Pilates Instructor through Peak Pilates of Boulder, Colorado and will continue her education to more advanced levels in the near future. She loves the many challenges her days bring, and is committed to making pilates and yoga accessible to all individuals, regardless of athletic abilities or physical limitations. She strives to provide a positive and inviting atmosphere for each and every client of The Pilates Body and enjoys seeing the remarkable changes in them, both physically and mentally. 



 
Allie Garcia, Pilates Instructor

Allison Garcia is a recent graduate from Point Park University. She earned a BA in Dance concentrating in Modern Dance specifically.  She found Pilates in high school and began studying it with the hopes that it would improve her range of motion and provide more stability in her body.  It did that and much more; soon she began to see an improvement in not only her dancing but also in her everyday life.  Allison became passionate about the work and wanted to begin the training to teach it.  She is now Comprehensively Certified under Power Pilates of New York from beginner through the advanced systems levels.  By providing Classical Pilates instruction to her clients, she hopes to bring stability and mobility through movement as well providing confidence to those she teaches.  

 
Susie Golebie, Pilates Instructor

Susie Golebie began her personal pilates training in 2006 to regain mobility from a “frozen shoulder.” The results were immediate, and she was hooked. Susie’s love of pilates and desire to help others enjoy its benefits lead her to obtain her Beginner Mat certification with Power Pilates in February 2010; and she built on that foundation with an apprenticeship at an affiliated pilates studio where she observed dozens of classes. She obtained her Intermediate Mat Certification in October 2010. When she is not working with clients or working out at the studio, Susie maintains a freelance graphic design business.


Erin Harold, Pilates Instructor

Erin Elizabeth Harold grew up in Stoneboro, PA and graduated with honors from Lakeview High School in 2006. She then attended Point Park University where she earned her degree in dance. Erin has now achieved one of her dreams by becoming a Radio City Rockette for her fourth season. Erin became interested in Pilates while receiving her dance training in college. Erin recently earned her Comprehensive Certification (encompassing beginner through advanced levels of Classical Pilates training) from Power Pilates of New York. Erin is currently teaching Pilates full-time and is planning to go back to school for Physical Therapy to coincide with the Pilates. She believes Pilates has been a major asset to her life and she enjoys teaching others how to experience that as well. Erin’s hobbies include dance, exercising, sightseeing, reading, listening to music, and spending valued time with her family and friends.



Jamie McLean, Yoga Instructor

Jamie, RYT-200, began practicing yoga in 1996. After years of moving all over the world and raising 2 boys, she and her husband are settled in Pittsburgh where she is filling her empty nest with yoga. Jamie completed her 200-hour certification at Yoga H’Om in 2010, and is delighted to discover that her passion for yoga has blossomed into pure joy by sharing it with others through teaching. She has been privileged to attend workshops with master teachers Richard Freeman, Sharon Gannon and David Life, Desiree Rumbaugh and Tim Miller. Jamie especially appreciates how the inner peace and harmony yoga creates on the mat permeates into your life off the mat, and can positively affect all those around you. Aside from yoga she enjoys hiking, boating, knitting, reading and spending time at her cabin on Priest Lake in Idaho.




Kathy Monti, Pilates Instructor

Kathy's love of Pilates came at an early age when her Mother became a Pilates instructor and studio owner in New Jersey.  She is fully comprehensively certified through Peak Pilates and also is a Certified Fitness Instructor.  With a dedication to sharing her passion of pilates exercise, she brings a fun yet challenging spin to every class and session.


Kate Olson, Yoga Instructor

Kate, RYT 200, began practicing yoga in 1998. As a college student, working professional, and now a mother of two, yoga continues to be a guiding source of support for Kate throughout these life transitions. Inspired by the effects that yoga has had on her own body, mind, and spirit she began sharing her love of yoga with others. In 2009, Kate completed the 200 hour teacher training with Donna Dyer at Yoga H’om. Studying under Judith Hanson Lasater, Kate received her Relax and Renew® Yoga Teacher certification in 2009. Kate's classes are inspired by many different yoga disciplines including Anusara, Ashtanga, Restorative and Vinyasa Flow.


Cecile Wagner, Senior Pilates Instructor and Trainer

Cecile holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Fitness and Wellness from California University. Active her whole life, Cecile has been working in the fitness field for over 7 years and is comprehensively certified through Power Pilates of New York and has also studied with PHI, Stott and Core Dynamics. Other training includes yoga, group fitness, senior fitness, special cases, prenatal fitness and personal training. “I am very passionate about the discipline of Pilates as a classical method. I most enjoy helping my students transform their bodies, whether they desire transformations in mobility or body composition. Progress in the classical method is inevitable!"


 Sue Williams,  Pilates Instructor

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egan her Pilates training as a student to strengthen her lower back after an injury. After experiencing the many benefits of Pilates including improved posture, flexibility and strength, Sue wanted to share this with others and teaching was the natural progression. Sue is a certified Pilates instructor through Power Pilates of New York and has recently completed her level 2 (intermediate) pilates certification level. As an on-going student of the discipline herself, Sue loves the new challenges that Pilates constantly presents and enjoys sharing the rewards and experiences with her students. 

 

 

Pilates (English pronunciation: /pɨˈlɑːtiːz/, German: [piˈlaːtəs]) is a physical fitness system developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates in Germany,[1] the UK and the USA. As of 2005, there were 11 million people practicing the discipline regularly and 14,000 instructors in the United States alone.[2]

Pilates called his method Contrology (from control and Greek -λογία, -logia).[1

Instructors

The instructors at The Pilates Body have all completed or are working toward advancing in the full certification of Classical Pilates and Yoga training from top-ranked educators meeting the high standards of the Pilates Method Alliance, the professional association and certifying agency for Pilates teachers, and the Yoga Alliance.

Our teachers are passionate about the classical method, are in constant pursuit of higher knowledge and truly live their practice.

For more information regarding Nationally Certified Pilates and Yoga Instruction Programs, please visit:

  • www.pilatesmethodalliance.org
  • www.powerpilates.com
  • http://www.peakpilates.com/en/
  • www.yogaalliance.org