Next Pilates Anytime Instructor Contest 2015 - Round One

Presented by Pilates Anytime and Pilates Nerd

Finalists will be selected by our panel of judges. Pilates Anytime members will vote on finalists. Contest Voting FAQs.

All Contestants

Listed in alphabetical order by first name

Voting has ended.

Adriana Vargas

PMA-CPT, Fuerza Pilates Studios

San Diego, California
13 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by reminding them that our bodies are our foundation and it doesn't matter how busy we are in our lives...

Amanda Erlank

Polestar Pilates

Sunshine Coast, Australia
6 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by providing them with the necessary foundation and understanding of the body’s design in movement so t...

Amanda Koch

PhysicalMind Institute, Pilates Sports Center

Jber, Alaska
13 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by restoring faith in their bodies' abilities, and creating a platform for hope. When clients feel the...

Amy Bloom

STOTT®; Cindy Lang: The Method (Romana lineage)

Miami Beach, Florida
10 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by showing up and keeping their workouts consistent. I help my seasonal clients connect with other wond...

Andrea Mitchell

Kane School of Core Integration

New York, New York
12 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by being an example of health and wellness as well as a constant guide to each client. I am a believer ...

Andromeda Stevens

Long Beach Dance Conditioning

United States
15 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by giving them the tools to implement the work into their daily lives and to experience how differently...

Angela Rice

Polestar Pilates

Alexandria, Virginia
13 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by listening to them and empowering their self-reliance. Listening carefully is powerful to focus solu...

Angelie Melzer

PhysicalMind Institute, Core Dynamics, Balanced Body

Spokane, Washington
16 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by empowering them to become knowledgeable about their own movement patterns and habits. I believe tha...

Annie Tusch

Alan Herdman Pilates, Body Control Pilates, Pilates Body Europe

Tunbridge Wells, Kent, United Kingdom
10 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by trying to create a relaxing environment in which they can focus on their body as well as connecting ...

Barbra Bean Abell

Studio du Corps, PMA-CPT

Orange County, California
19 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by considering the alternative! If we do not commit ourselves to taking care of our bodies, the altern...

Becky Phares

Physical Mind

Lafayette, Louisiana
8 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by having fun!! I feel that if you love what you do, you will do it well. When teaching Pilates I keep ...

Brenda Cornelius

PilateSystem®

Rockwall, Texas
14 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by empowering them to feel good about themselves. I challenge them to do things they think are beyond t...

Brigitte 'Bee' Garten

Aline Technique, BASI, PMA CPT

Dana Point, California
14 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by ...being consistent with their Pilates practice and scheduling it like they would any other appointm...

Carrie Pages

PilateSystem

Wilmington, North Carolina
15 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by finding balance with their health. I remind my students that Pilates is a process and so is their ro...

Chelsea Streifeneder

Pilates Sports Center

Red Hook, New York
6 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by setting an example and encouraging their goals whether they are big or small. I believe it is import...

Christina Pantazopoulou

Alan Herdman, BASI, University Physical Education and Sports Department

Athens, Greece
19 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by exercising or moving daily, eating healthy, sleeping well, keeping up the spirit, and enjoying life!...

Danielle Jolie Dale

Stott and Power Pilates

Boca Raton, Florida
10 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by remembering that the moment they walk into the studio it's their time. It's no longer time to think ...

Delia Buckmaster

Stott and BASI

Whitefish, Montana
13 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by showing them how Pilates and its principles teach body awareness, good posture, and athletic, gracef...

Diane Niec

Stott Pilates

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
19 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by reminding them to be mindful of the core Pilates principles on a daily basis, no matter what age, ab...

Elaine Hayes

Pilates Education Lab, Ellie Herman Pilates

San Francisco, California
5 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by creating a partnership with them whereby I am not the “expert,” but rather the facilitator of their ...

Erika Groff

The Pilates Center

San Francisco, California
14 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by teaching them to own their Pilates practice! My students change their own springs, learn the names ...

Erika Surma

The Body College, Studio Be Pilates, Equinox (Teacher Trainer Training), PMA

Burke, Virginia
6 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by giving them a detailed weekly plan that they can stick to. This plan includes their Reformer workou...

Gudbjorg Arnalds

STOTT, Equinox Pilates Institute, PMA

Brooklyn, New York
9 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by proving the Pilates method can change their quality of life. I tell clients how I have personally be...

Heather Stevens

Pilates Institute of Southern California

San Francisco, California
12 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by showing them exercises they can do at home or by giving them a specific exercise to focus on every t...

Heidi DeBrincat

Studio du Corps and Stott Pilates

Long Beach, California
18 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by setting fitness goals and putting together a regular training schedule. I always encourage them to ...

Hilary Opheim

Pilates Method Alliance

Houston, Texas
20 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by listening to their bodies. My clients joke that I always ask as they enter how they feel. I think it...

Hope Cowgill

Fletcher Pilates, BASI

San Antonio, Texas
9 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by using the mantra 'just keep moving.' I believe the key to longevity is movement, regardless of what ...

James Crader

Balanced Body, Lolita San Miguel's PMMP

Sacramento, California
7 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by educating my clients - about their body, how they move, how to again feel their bodies, and how that...

Janet Sunderland

Stott Pilates, Balanced Body

Redmond, Washington
12 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by loving themselves more and loving the body they have today. I believe that Pilates is for everybody...

Jen Raby

STOTT Pilates

Mill Valley, California
10 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by simply showing up. After each class or private I teach I find it crucial to empower clients with the...

Jennifer Whitley

Personal Best Pilates Instructor Program

United States
5 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by taking time out for themselves. We live in a time of fast and furious lives, and what I have experie...

Jessica Bartoletti

Steve Giordano Movement Science Pilates

Woodstock, New York
15 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by empowering them with information about what their specific movement patterns are, and how to alter t...

Jessica DeLong

FlowMotion Pilates

Bishop, California
8 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by inviting them to embody the cues they hear in class throughout their days. In class, I occasionally ...

Jessica Moss

Pinelands Pilates and Balanced Body

Cherry Hill, New Jersey
11 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by helping them to understand how good movement function can change their lives. By developing a strong...

Jessica Valant

Polestar

San Diego, California
13 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by believing in them. Many people don't believe in their own ability to move, to heal, and to be powerf...

Joanne Bezzina

Polestar Pilates, Ulysess Pilates

Sydney, Australia
11 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by educating them about how the body works in different movements and incorporating the benefits of Pil...

Judy Elias

Power Pilates, Peak Pilates

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
10 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by first understanding what their goals are. Once goals are understood and agreed upon, I can facilita...

Kamil Webster

PMA, Power Pilates®; Classical Pilates Education

Boca Raton, Florida
8 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by being a pure example of all the things that I believe in - Pilates, the mental and physical connecti...

Kati Latorovszki

Stott Pilates

Nova Scotia, Canada
14 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by educating them how to respect their bodies. Showing them my love and passion to become stronger and ...

Katia Pessoa

Stott/ PMA

San Diego, California
14 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by providing a fun, welcoming environment that connects with and inspires clients, helping them to beli...

Kellee Stooks

PhysicalMind, Balanced Body

Scottsdale, Arizona
9 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by giving them "homework" to do when they're doing activities outside of the studio to help t...

Kelli Altounian

Long Beach Dance Conditioning; Co-Founder of Pilates Sports Center

Encino, California
15 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by learning how to make themselves a priority. We have a tendency to get so busy in our daily life wit...

Kelly Snailum

Physical Mind and Pilates Sports Center

Scottsdale, Arizona
10 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by being true to themselves. No one can make someone treat their bodies good or plan for a life of heal...

Kristen Matthews

Power Pilates

Santa Monica, California
12 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by supporting them as they try new healthy behaviors. I offer my advice when it's asked for, and I join...

Kristi McIntosh

Balanced Body University

Santa Barbara, California
5 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by teaching them awareness first of all, of their own body - which muscles they should be engaging, how...

Kymberly Byrnes

Physicalmind, Power Pilates

Cherry Valley, New York
14 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by empowering them to set goals and encouraging them hold themselves accountable for the results. It is...

LaBriece Ochsner

S.A.F.S. Swiss Academy of Fitness®; Sports-Pilates Mat Class Expert; Balanced Body University-Pilates Comprehensive Instructor; Pilates Method Alliance-Certified Pilates Teacher

Surprise, Arizona
11 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by supporting their incorporation of Mat Pilates into daily life as well as empowering them to integrat...

Larisa Klein

PMA CPT; IM=X Pilates

Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida
12 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by paying close attention to themselves. From the way that they move and treat their body, to how they...

Lauren Maniscalco

Penelope Wyer Barrow - Romana's Pilates

Charleston, SC
6 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by showing them that creating a healthy lifestyle is within their reach. I was not a professional dance...

Laurette Ryan

Physicalmind

Halifax, Massachusetts
35 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by first, taking some time to breathe and settle down your mind. Then mentally scan through your body, ...

Lesa McLaughlin

The Pilates Studio 1995, PMA Gold Certified 2005

Washington, DC
20 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by asking them to make their health and fitness a priority in their lives. I encourage them to be prese...

Lesley Logan

Power Pilates Comprehensive and The Pilates Center Master Program

Los Angeles, California
7 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by celebrating their wins! It's important for clients to know when they've improved by acknowledging ef...

Lisa Hunsaker

Power Pilates, PMA-CPT

Columbus, Ohio
10 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by acknowledging their accomplishments, both big and small. I work with a variety of people; however t...

Liz Yacoubian

Long Beach Dance Conditioning

Long Beach, California
11 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by taking the time to care for themselves--body, mind, and spirit. Pilates is such a wonderful way to ...

Louise Johns

Turning Point Studios/Balanced Body, PMA

Lafayette California
17 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by taking a step back. When wellness is viewed with a global prospective it allows for better decision-...

Lydia Lunsford

Polestar Pilates

Paso Robles, California
9 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by being the master of their own bodies. As Pilates instructors, we are fortunate to have a bounty of m...

Mandie Pitre

Core Connections/ Wendy Leblanc Arbuckle

Austin, Texas
10 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by teaching them to tap into their own experience and answers. While I give as many "bread crumbs&...

Marcy Schafler

PhysicalMind and Balanced Body Faculty

Madison, New Jersey
10 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by showing them how to breathe and to maintain better posture. It is always the journey, not the destin...

Marianne Forti

Power Pilates, PhysicalMind Institute, and Pilates Method Alliance

Savannah, Georgia
16 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by motivating them to move! Movement and breath are key to keeping all body systems functioning proper...

Maya Pingle

The Pilates Center; Kathy Grant Heritage Training

Denver, Colorado
9 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by empowering them to own their work. We believe in each other and they find rewards every day in Pilat...

Melissa Clark

The Pilates Center

St. Louis, Missouri
15 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by always encouraging them to “Own their Pilates.” I am their guide and cheerleader, the facilitator, a...

Michele Hayes

Pilates Body Center

West Chester, Pennsylvania
6 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by encouraging them to maintain good health habits by eating right, getting enough sleep, lowering thei...

Mikko Utecht

Suomen Terveysliikuntainstituutti, Peak Pilates

Helsinki, Finland
7 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by finding what makes them tick. Having the opportunity to look at a body in front of me is a privilege...

Monique Griffioen

BASI Comprehensive Instructor 2008

Johannesburg, South Africa
5 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by making their Pilates sessions fun, functional, and relevant to their needs. I believe in encouraging...

Mor Vestler

Power Pilates

Tel Aviv, Israel
8 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by making them understand that their practice at the studio is their way to learn how to function with ...

Natasha Swanepoel

BASI

Centurion, Pretoria, South Africa
9 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by educating them on how to create change within their body through effective, balanced, and unique mov...

Nathalie Garrison

Pilates Institute of London - Geneva - Mickaël King and Nuala Coombs

Altus, Oklahoma
8 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by involving them in their learning process with the new course I recently created: The Pilates Underst...

Nicky Chronopoulos

Stott Pilates, McEntire Pilates, Mentoring w/Deborah Lessen

Chicago, Illinois
15 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by highlighting successes, big and small, in an encouraging environment. I also hold the client account...

Nikki Naab-Levy

Balance Within

Seattle, Washington
7 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by giving them tools and ideas for self-care that can be done at home. I also try to teach body awarene...

Pamela Turner

Polestar Pilates

Steamboat Springs, Colorado
16 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by inviting them to take a deeper look at an alternate approach to their movement, making it enjoyable ...

Panna Paranjpe

United States Pilates Association (U.S.P.A)

New Delhi, India
7 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by first explaining to them the “true meaning of wellness” - a healthy body and a sound mind. What help...

Patricia Medros

Romana's Pilates; Power Pilates

Rome, Italy
17 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by experiencing, understanding, and pursuing Pilates as a path to self-realization and to physical, emo...

Rebecca Yzaguirre

Power Pilates

Scottsdale, Arizona
12 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by moving every day, doing Pilates homework, and learning to breathe properly. I believe Pilates to be ...

Regan Hoerster

Body in Balance, The Pilates Center, PMA

Forest Park, Illinois
10 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by giving them the tools to become empowered, healthy, and autonomous movers. I try to be an inspirati...

Sara Colquhoun

Pilates international and National Pilates training Centre

Melbourne, Australia
12 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by encouraging my clients and the local community to participate in weekly Pilates classes and general ...

Sarah Laks

Ellie Herman Pilates, Physical Mind Institute

Beverly Hills, California
15 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by instilling in them that better health and overall balance in their lives is a practice and a commitm...

Sharon Hibbin O'Brien

STOTT®

Surrey, UK
5 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by helping them understand their bodies in ways they can relate to. I then encourage them to take this ...

Shelia Donovan

STOTT Pilates

Canton, Massachusetts
16 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by creating a Pilates practice with the exploration of incorporating the limitless potential of the pow...

Susanne Staehr

The Pilates Center: Advanced Teacher Training, Masters Program, and Licensed Teacher Trainer. PMA Certified Pilates Teacher

San Francisco, California
14 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by creating a Pilates experience that inspires curiosity, drive, confidence, and excitement. I value w...

Sylvia Bastianon

PITC

Gold Coast Australia
10 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by sharing my love of the Pilates Method! I strive to provide my clients with support and encouragement...

Tatjana Plotnikova

Polestar, Ground Control, Top Eurofit

Amsterdam
10 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by changing people's lives and making them happy. That is also why I do and teach Pilates. Some of my c...

Tina McAlpine

Stott Pilates

Shoreview, Minnesota
12 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by focusing our sessions on the way it feels to be healthy. Reminding them of the benefits of more ene...

Valerie Raby

Polestar Pilates

Montreal, Canada
8 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by leading by example and making sure I give the proper tools to achieve their personal goals. I love t...

Valerie Wiest

BASI, Rock the Reformer Training

Potomac, Maryland
8 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by empowering them to explore and to gain awareness of their body, and to act on that awareness. Rather...

Whitney Grafa Shea

The Pilates Center

Boulder, Colorado
7 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by finding time to move every day! Whether it's Pilates, yoga, or going for a walk, it's crucial for my...

Yeong Cheol Choi

Balanced Body

Seoul, South Korea
5 Years Teaching

I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by helping to improve a customer's position. I had to teach them how to move effectively and I improve ...

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