Lori began practicing Pilates 11 years ago when she was pregnant with her second child. She felt noticeable changes in her body and especially felt the benefit of Pilates when she gave birth to her son. Lori is an avid runner, having run several marathons. Pilates has improved her running by increasing core strength, as well as balancing strength and flexibility in her upper and lower body.
Lori completed extensive training and teaching course in 2008 through Body Arts and Science International, which is headquartered in Los Angeles. During her training, she logged over 500 hours of teaching and observation. Lori recently completed an 18-month program and received her Masters in Pilates Training through Nancy Hurd's Discover * Move * Inspire Program. Additionally, Lori has completed CEC courses on Wunda Chair Progressions, Functional Anatomy and Pilates for Men.
As an athlete, Lori likes a challenging workout, as well as the therapeutic benefits of Pilates. Lori is sensitive to the needs of each individual client and tailors each session to her clients’ goals and bodies, while still making it a fun workout.
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Though she may not be classically trained in Pilates she is trained in smiles and love!
Hilary is a Texas Tech grad and recently moved back to Texas from Los Angeles. She has a background in marketing and social media and most recently worked at YogaGlo, an online yoga, and meditation company.
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Alayna is a lover of movement. Throughout high school, her family always found her in the living room trying any workout video she could get her hands on. Kathy Smith workout videos were her first introduction to pilates, and she discovered the rehabilitative aspects of pilates when taking a mat and reformer classes in college helped her recover from a back injury she sustained while working on her B.F.A in dance at Belhaven University. Her time dancing also provided connections with the GYROTONIC world, and she was instantly hooked to the flow and challenge of the movement.
Not one to take things slowly, Alayna started her apprenticeships simultaneously in both pilates and GYROTONIC at CORE Therapy and Pilates in 2017. In her time working there she gained experience in working with a diverse clientele, helping clients progress through disc injuries and shoulder injuries, spondylolisthesis, and diastasis. In 2018 she started studying with Amanda Vernor to complete a classical Pilates certification as well, furthering her depth of understanding of pilates.
She loves to challenge her clients without letting them sacrifice technique and hopes to help them experience the joy that movement can bring. In her spare time you can find her cooling off at Barton Springs, swing dancing at the Tex Fed, or diving deeper in her own pilates and GYROTONIC practice.
PMA Certified Pilates Instructor
GYROTONIC® Certified Instructor
Christine Travis was first introduced to Pilates in 2007 when she felt the need to make a fitness change in her life. Since then and through three c-section deliveries, Christine has watched her body change with Pilates, TRX, and running.
She loves challenging her clients and makes it fun by mixing up her classes or session with each visit. Before moving to Austin in 2017, Christine owned and operated a Pilates Studio in California for 5 years.
In addition to her fitness certifications and continuing education, she holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Santa Clara University and enjoys spending time with her husband and three young daughters.
Body Arts & Science International (BASI) certified Pilates instructor Burn at the Barre and TRX certified instructor
A 23-year career as a flight attendant left Kathleen with chronic low back problems which were helped in part by therapy, treatment, and rehab, but which always returned…usually with a vengeance. She discovered the Gyrotonic Expansion System® in New York in the ’90s and found that it offered her a way to stay flexible and move freely.
After early retirement from the airlines, she studied with renowned Master Trainer Sebastian Plettenberg in New York, attaining her certification in 2009. Teaching Gyrotonic® allows Kathleen to combine her interest in fitness with her love of teaching and coaching.
She feels strongly that the practice of Gyrotonic® has changed her body and her life, and is eager to help others achieve the same.
Erin has been teaching Pilates since 2007. She has worked with clients from all walks of life including athletes, dancers, the elderly, people with injuries, and pre and post natal clients.
Before becoming a Pilates instructor, Erin faced the challenge of self-healing. At that time, she had kyphosis, which is an exaggerated forward curve of the upper spine as well as hormonal imbalances and nutritional deficiencies. As an advocate of health and fitness, Erin believes in the natural healing power of the human body and is passionate about helping others learn how to revitalize themselves through movement. She believes in the holistic approach to life and teaching where mind, body, and spirit are interconnected and balanced. She is passionate about contributing to the well being of every person she works with; in body, mind, and spirit.
Erin is calm, intuitive, and creative. She emphasizes individual attention to each client. Her philosophy is to challenge the body in new ways that build strength as well as balance, and always to have fun!
Somaspace Pilates Classical Pilates Progam, 2017
The GYROTONIC® Method Levels 1 and 2, 2013, 2015.
Core Therapy and Pilates Certification, Balanced Body, PMA accredited physical therapy and fascial anatomy based training. 2011.
DK Body Balancing Method, Pilates Certification, a dance athleticism methodology. 2007.
St. Edward’s University. B.A. Psychology.
Coursework in anatomy, fascial fitness, biomechanics, anatomy trains, myofascial release techniques, scoliosis, osteoporosis, pelvic girdle, shoulder girdle, and pregnancy
Holly has worked with many chiropractors and physical therapists over her 15 years of teaching Pilates and Yoga. She loves to help others recover from injuries and likes to bridge the gap between physical therapy and regular workout regime. Holly also co-owned and managed a Pilates and Yoga studio in St. Paul, MN before moving to Texas to start a family in 2009.
Holly is also a Certified Yoga Instructor and has taught many senior chair classes as well as prenatal and children’s classes. She brings many healing tools into her private sessions and has many years of experience teaching fun and challenging group classes.
Holly holds a business degree from the University of Minnesota and her hobbies include martial arts of all kinds. Lately, her favorite is the Brazilian art of Capoeira. She holds a black belt in Judo from the Kodokan in Japan and has her second-degree black belt in Aikido and Jyodo as well. In her free time, you can find her playing outside with her 3 kids or participating in a League at Urban Axes.
Group Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer Certification from ACE.