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Meet Our Pilates Instructors

Yael Davis
Pilates & Yoga Instructor
Yael Davis
Pilates & Yoga Instructor

Education & Certifications
Balanced Body Pilates Instructor 

Yoga Instructor RYT 200

What inspired you to become an instructor?
Yoga & Pilates have been an integral part of my life for the last two decades. It has helped to enhance my body and mind. 

I hope I can help other people have a similar experience.

How long have you been an instructor?
Since 2014

How do you motivate people to workout and how do you keep them engaged?
I like to vary my classes to offer a different experience every week. I enjoy using props as it typically keeps people engaged, adds to the challenge and they are just fun.

Ashli Gauthier
Pilates Instructor
Ashli Gauthier
Pilates Instructor

Education & Certifications
Certified Polestar Pilates Instructor

Doctor of Physical Therapy, Cleveland State University
BA in Dance, Connecticut College
What inspired you to become an instructor?
My love for movement and people.

How long have you been an instructor?
I have been teaching dance and Pilates for over 10 years. I utilize my Pilates education & experience as a licensed physical therapist to provide Pilates based rehabilitation programs for patients recovering from injury or illness.

What ’s your fitness philosophy?
“Whole body health, Whole body commitment.” -Joseph Pilates

What advice do you have for people new to Pilates ?
Find something you love to do! Surround yourself with people who inspire you. Do activities or sports you love. Listen to music that makes you want to move. Find a location where you feel energized and happy! And most important: listen to your body!

Christine Harmon
Pilates Instructor
Christine Harmon
Pilates Instructor

Education & Certifications
STOTT certified Pilates Instructor

MELT Method Certified Instructor
ACE Certified Personal Trainer
What inspired you to become an instructor?
I love to teach and guide people down a path to better health.
How long have you been an instructor?
I have been a group fitness instructor for 13 years and have worked at The J for 4.
How do you motivate people to workout and how do you keep them engaged?
I constantly challenge them and teach a wide variety of exercises.

What ’s your fitness philosophy?
Living healthy is living well.
What advice do you have for people new to Fitness ?
Find something you love to do!

Marla Mesnick
Pilates Instructor
Marla Mesnick
Pilates Instructor

Education & Certifications
Certifications in Pilates Mat, Pilates Reform, Yoga, Step, Spinning &

Body Sculpting.
What inspired you to become an instructor?
I used to be overweight. At age 21 I joined a gym for something social to do. I became active, strong, happy and lost weight doing it. I became an instructor so I can help others become the healthiest they can be.

How long have you been an instructor?
I’ve been a group fitness instructor since 1981 and I’ve been an instructor at The J for more than 10 years.

How do you motivate people to workout and how do you keep them engaged?
I try to make workouts fun! I ask them questions, get to know them and make them feel a part of our fitness community.

Deanna Miller
Pilates Instructor
Deanna Miller
Pilates Instructor

Education & Certifications
Physical Therapy Degree, University of Pittsburgh.

Pilates certification, Body Technics System, LLC.
What inspired you to become an instructor?
I was having lower back issues so I started doing Pilates. I noticed changes in my body right away & I felt so much better so I decided to get my Pilates certification.

How long have you been an instructor?
I have been an instructor since 2012. 

How do you motivate people to workout and how do you keep them engaged?
I try to vary the exercises every week and add new exercises to keep clients engaged.




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