Jenny continues her education with yearly workshops at The Pilates Center in Boulder, CO, where she has studied with such Pilates luminaries as Amy Alpers, Elizabeth Larkam, Kathy Grant, and Michelle Larson.
Caryn started teaching Pilates in 1998 in Sag Harbor, NY. She briefly taught in Buenos Aires, Argentina before moving back to Minneapolis in 2002. She has been with Alotapilates ever since.
Tia has been with Alotapilates since 2003 and is a PMA Certified Instructor. She also has her Master's Certification from The Pilates Center.
Michelle began dancing at age 4 and studied ballet at the Classical Ballet Academy of Ballet Minnesota. She discovered Pilates as a high school dance student and continued her practice as an undergraduate at Texas Christian University.
Michelle has been teaching since 2000. In 2004, she obtained her certification from The Pilates Center. The Center chose her to be a Licensed Teacher Trainer in 2007. She completed therapeutic massage training in 2002 and a PMA Certified Instructor in 2005. Michelle has just moved back to the US after spending time in Paris, where she consulted on teacher training.
In college, Kelly realized her knees were no longer up to the strain of running but she missed the meditative, mind-over-matter benefits of regular exercise. After graduating and moving to the Cities, she discovered Pilates and fell in love with it. In Pilates, she found a system that attuned her body, her breath, and her mind - and improved her posture and fluidity. She became such a strong believer in the method, she chose to become an instructor. Kelly completed her certification from Six Degrees Uptown in December 2014.
While navigating life in New York as a dancer, Christy realized her body was out of alignment.
After trying yoga and chiropractic, she enrolled at The Pilates Studio, where she found the
bodywork — and the career change — she needed. Christy earned her teacher certification from
the Stott Pilates program as well as an advanced certification through The Pilates Center. She
has been teaching in the Twin Cities for the past 13 years. She is also certified as a Thai Yoga
"Physical fitness can neither be achieved by wishful thinking nor outright purchase."
- Joseph Pilates