OUR PILATES INSTRUCTORS
Our experienced highly Certified Pilates instructors will put together a plan to meet your fitness goals.
Suncoast Pilates is North Pinellas county’s and Tampa Bay’s first Pilates studio, with the area’s most experienced, highly trained and Certified Pilates instructors. The studio serves clients in the Palm Harbor, Clearwater, Dunedin, and Tampa Bay area. Our fully equipped Pilates studio specializes in Pilates equipment training in private, one-on-one sessions, tailored to each individual.
Suncoast is the premier Central Florida Balanced Body Pilates Authorized Training Center, offering once or twice weekly Pilates and CoreAlign Instructor Training modules and workshops.
Call to book your appointment at (727) 772-6772. Private appointments are available from 7am to 8pm Mondays through Saturdays. Balanced Body Pilates Instructor Training courses typically thought Thursdays through Sundays at the studio.
Allie, part owner of Suncoast Pilates, is a Balanced Body Pilates and Barre Master Instructor. She completed her comprehensive training in the Balanced Body Pilates Instructor Training Program several years ago here at Suncoast Pilates under Patricia. Originally from Long Island, New York, Allie graduated from New York University with a degree in French literature and Fine arts. As an avid equestrian, she was competing in the national horse show circuit when a friend recommended Pilates as an excellent way to improve her riding through greater strength and control. Allie instantly fell in love with the method, regularly attending classes for several years in New York and Los Angeles before deciding to pursue a career as a Pilates instructor. Allie has studied ballet, hip-hop and modern dance in New York. She loves to train and mentor new Pilates instructors.
Victoria, part owner of Suncoast Pilates, is a Balanced Body Pilates Comprehensively Trained Instructor through Suncoast Pilates. She received her training from Allie and Patricia, making her a “3rd Generation Pilates Instructor”. Seeing how effective Pilates is on balancing the body she was eager to learn how it can be used to help people with Scoliosis. So Victoria did her continuing education learning how to utilize Pilates in that area.
Originally from Kazakhstan, she trained as a professional alpine skier and was on the Olympic reserve ski team. Once here in the US, she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Gnomon School of VFX and Animation where she focused on human anatomy. Victoria also enjoys dancing and was trained in Ballroom and Latin dance at Arete’ Dance Center.
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Cathy is a Balanced Body Comprehensively Trained Pilates instructor through Dragonfly Pilates, Pittsburgh PA. She has been teaching Pilates for over a decade and relocated to the west coast of Florida from Western Pennsylvania. Additionally, she has been trained through Core Dynamics and PHI Pilates in Pittsburgh. She has a BA in Mass Communications and Marketing and chose teaching Pilates as her second career. Her philosophy is that people live, learn and move in different ways and their Pilates session should be personally challenging, invigorating and enjoyable.
Andrea is a Balanced Body Pilates Comprehensively Trained Instructor through Suncoast Pilates and Certified GYROTONIC® Level 1 Instructor. She obtained her B.S. in Exercise Science at Florida State University. Growing up dancing, Pilates always intrigued her. Andrea regularly took Pilates classes for many years at Suncoast before pursuing Pilates instructor training. Recently, she was introduced to the GYROTONIC® method and saw the benefits it had to offer, ultimately seeking to become an instructor in this method as well. She is eager to teach you a session today!
Melanie is a Balanced Body Comprehensively trained Pilates instructor, trained under Suncoast’s own Master Instructors, Allie and Patricia. She learned about the Pilates method while earning her personal training certification through American Council on Exercise and knew that it was the direction she wanted to take her fitness career. She first came to Suncoast upon recommendation from her chiropractor, and it was love at first workout. Having felt firsthand the benefits of Pilates for pain management and functional movement, she loves to help her clients find the same freedom. Melanie and her husband have 3 daughters, and she also handles accounts payable for a private school.
Joan, Comprehensively Trained Certified PILATES Teacher for Mat and All Apparatus through Balanced Body, and always in compliance with up-to-date continuing education. Certified Personal Trainer, 200-hour RYT Yoga Teacher and member of Yoga Alliance as well as certifications in Pilates from Physical Mind Institute, Group Aerobics, TRX, Core Align, Thai Yoga, and numerous other fitness trainings and workshops, with over thirty years in the fitness/Pilates industry.
She also so enjoyed learning the Classical Pilates method during the mat and apparatus modules with United States Pilates Association, training with Brett Howard and David Freeman.
Joan’s most memorable weekend Pilates workshop was with Romana Kryzanowska, her daughter and granddaughter.
Her passion is never ending study and practicing Pilates through research, practice, and classes. She loves to observe how her clients progress and get so much out of the PILATES Practice…physically and mentally.
Joan’s signature PILATES sessions are results-driven so expect to work hard but have fun …. and as she says, “you’ll feel what you’re causing”.
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