Meet Our Instructors
Our instructors are professionally trained from elite and rigorous Pilates training programs and many have added professional expertise in physical therapy, dance, equestrian sports, and strength and endurance training.
Kelly is a self-proclaimed fitness addict, Pilates graduate of the New York-based PhysicalMind Institute, and owner of The Pilates Body. And eager learner, Kelly has focused her continued education on pre- and post-natal Pilates as well as recovery programs for back pain and injury. Her newest educational interest is improving neurological function through exercise. Kelly is an active community member and prior fitness ambassador for Lululemon Athletica at the Brand Americana.
Jacqueline “Jacquie” Potter has been transforming bodies-physically and mentally-for close to 25 years. After receiving her B.A. degree in liberal arts and dance from Washington University, Jacquie moved on to UCLA where she completed her Master’s degree in Social Psychology. These degrees were just the start of Jacquie’s lifelong desire to learn body-mind sciences and disciplines. She was certified in Pilates by the New-York-based Physical Mind Institute and also holds medical massage and yoga certificates. Her wide knowledge of complementary mind and movement “therapies” has lead her to work with clients of all levels of ability; from those seeking a lean and hard “Hollywood” body, to others needing rehabilitation guidance after any injuries. In fact, Jacquie has worked as a Physical Therapy aide, offering post-surgery, injury and occupational assistance. On a personal note, Jacquie just had her fist baby boy this year and will gladly share pictures!
Office manager, public relations specialist, and BarreFierce instructor, Tracy spent eleven years training in all forms of dance at The Center for Ballet Arts in Virginia. After performing the role of Clara in the “Nutcracker,” a serious knee injury waylaid her dance career, but lead her to pursue a musical theatre degree. This path took Tracy to England where she received not only her M.A. at the Guildford School of Acting, but also a keen sense of business in the fitness industry. While working at a high-end fitness studio and training clients privately in their homes, Tracy choreographed her ballet-conditioning method “BarreFierce.” Tracy holds a NESTA Pilates certification, is a certified Weight Control Counselor, and most recently completed the BASI Pilates Dance Specialization program with Karen Clippinger. Her fitness philosophy is mind over matter: she loves helping her clients build strength, endurance, and confidence through positivity and a focused mind-body connection!
Nicole has studied Pilates at Balanced Body University and at Core Conditioning. With a longtime love of movement, she has also studied ballet, modern dance, and world dance with a variety of East Indian styles, such as such as Kathak, Classical, and Indonesian. Nicole is an outdoor enthusiast who stays active by biking, running and hiking. She is currently working on her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Program and enjoys sharing her love of Pilates and movement with her clients.
Margaret Chapman is a Los Angles transplant, originally from New Jersey, who worked in the world of musical theater for years. Always playing around with the idea of going into personal training, her husband, a successful massage therapist and chiropractor, supported her in getting her pilates teacher certification. Margaret received a classical base training, with contemporary auxiliary and Fletcher influences. Margaret’s style of teaching incorporates the classical practices of Joseph Pilates with other contemporary exercises, passed down from generations of pilates instructors and fitness experts. She tailors every session to each client’s specific needs. Her goal is to make every client feel like their body gets stronger and stronger with every session, helping them look and feel their best!
Leonie was a natural mover from the start; ballet is her first love. She was first introduced to Pilates to aid in her rehabilitation after an injury and it ended up changing her life. Wanting to share the power of healing, she pursued her personal training with NASM and Pilates certification with BASI. Leonie believes the isotonic, low impact form of fitness is fantastic for any level of student, and that everyone should enjoy knowing the smartest way to work with their bodies. She loves to watch her students grow. For her, mind and body focus is a true passion she loves to share.
Amanda Charles grew up in Baltimore, MD and received her BFA from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. She began practicing Pilates shortly after moving to Los Angeles in 2007 and saw an immediate transformation in her body and was hooked. Amanda has been a certified Pilates instructor since 2009, having completed her comprehensive training through Balanced Body University. She loves Pilates and enjoys sharing her passion with others through teaching. Amanda takes pride in motivating her clients and loves seeing the physical and mental transformation that practicing Pilates brings.
Kellie is from Glendale (born and raised). She attended California State University Long Beach and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development and Family Studies. In addition, she attended Mount St. Mary’s University where she received her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology. Kellie enjoys helping children, families and loves spending time with her big Greek family. Kellie started taking Pilates classes about a year ago as corrective exercise for her scoliosis. Pilates has helped Kellie with her posture and increase her range of motion. Kellie is an avid promoter of working out and living a healthy and positive lifestyle.
West coast born and raised, Richie leads an active lifestyle. He enjoys hiking, camping, the beach, and fitness. In his spare time, he’s busy writing and performing music with his group “U4iA.”