Lynsey’s appreciation and love for classical Pilates began after her first class. She immediately noticed how the classical exercises of Joseph Pilates challenged her in ways that were unique from any other exercise system. She states that, “because Pilates works the body holistically, the result is balanced muscle development and a decrease in injury and chronic pain due to misaligned posture and muscular imbalance.” The emphasis on posture and spinal alignment also resonated with Lynsey. A well-aligned spine is essential to a safe and effective Pilates practice making this an ideal way to improve posture. In addition to aligning the spine, the exercise series moves the spine through flexion, extension, lateral flexion and rotation, increasing the mobility of the spine.
Originally from Jackson, TN, Lynsey holds a Bachelors of Science in Communication from the University of Tennessee, an Masters of Business Administration from Bethel University and an Associates of Science in Nursing from Jackson State Community College. Lynsey began her career in the fitness industry over 12 years ago as a yoga instructor. She has a 200-hour yoga certification through YogaFit, as well as a 300-hour certification in yoga therapy by The Yoga Teachers School of Excellence. After teaching yoga for several years, she began her Pilates training through Peak Pilates under the tutelage of Master Instructor Sonje Mayo. Lynsey is comprehensively certified through Peak Pilates.
Bonnie is a Certified Classical Pilates Instructor from San Francisco Bay Area. She completed her Full Classical Comprehensive Certification under the tutelage of Shelley Zosky, a member of “The Work” with Jay Grimes at Vintage Pilates, which stays true to the original method of Joseph Pilates. She also trained with Martt Lawrence in Pilates Center of San Francisco and holds a MAT Pilates Certification from Peak Pilates. She is continuing her own training with Master Instructor Sonje Mayo in Nashville, who has trained with Joseph Pilates himself. Bonnie earned a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication at Hanyang University. She went onto become a market analyst in Seoul, but inadvertently found herself suffering from chronic back pain as a result of the sedentary lifestyle. Her back pain became worse when she sustained a severe whiplash injury. Since then, she tried many different types of exercise and therapy, but none of them seemed to help. After discovering and practicing Pilates she began to experience relief from her pain. It was this personal experience, combined with the amazing colleagues and mentors that she met along the way, that ultimately inspired her to become both a lifelong student and instructor of Pilates. She is passionate about providing instruction that empowers each student to grasp the most out of every session. Bonnie is bilingual in Korean and English, and conversant in Japanese.
Joanne is a Certified Power Pilates Instructor/ Personal Trainer and Professional Dancer. Originating from the UK she graduated with a Bachelor of Performing Arts Degree from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance. Following came an extensive professional dance career, working in musical theatre shows, contemporary dance companies and television, in the UK and abroad. It was at this time she first became introduced to Pilates. Throughout her dance career she has experienced and witnessed its many benefits.
Her love of anatomy and movement led her to become a Certified Sports Massage Therapist and Fitness Instructor in the UK.
Moving to Nashville, in 2011 she began her 600 hours of training to become a Certified Power Pilates Instructor. She became an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, trained with Aaron Mattes in Active Isolated Stretching and completed her 200 hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training in 2016.