Trainings and Certifications: Reformer, 200hr, ACE personal trainer
Teaching Style: Creative and accessible. I try to incorporate at least one new pose each time I teach. It not only keeps my brain going but it keeps my students on their toes! I love how adaptable apparatus Pilates can be. I offer as many variations as I can to each exercise so everybody who comes into my class feels like they are getting the most out of our time together.
Hometown: Ashland, VA
Current Neighborhood: Tuckahoe (representing the West End folks!)
Favorite Pilates Exercise: Reformer Lunges. All the lunges.
Go To Playlist: Depends on the style of the classs. Reformer - Alabama Shakes or ODESA. Circuits - Pharrell but always love a good Britney Spears playlist to get my people through a Reformer Circuit
Fitness Idols/Inspo: Courtney Miller and Anula Maiberg
Why Niche: The homey feeling you get when you walk into a class. Niche's vibe reminds of me the old Cheers Theme song "Where everybody knows your name and they are always glad you came."
Favorite Richmond Restaurant: The Roosevelt, Edo Squid, The Stables....the list goes on and on!
Drink of Choice: I'm a beer and whiskey kind of girl
Trainings and Certifications: Certified Balanced Body Instructor in Mat and Reformer Pilates, 200-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher
Teaching Style: Calm. Strong. Intentional.
I love sequencing and finding a flow that is intentional that prepares clients for what’s next and feels good (at least after!).
I teach with a calm and focused approach to challenging and intense movements to help my clients feel strong physically and mentally.
I try to support everyone to do whatever their best is on that day, and I love making clients awkwardly laugh when things get uncomfortable!
Hometown: Rochester, NY
Current Neighborhood: Museum District
Favorite Pilates Exercise: All variations of Lunges and Planks.
Go To Playlist: I’m super into music so it really depends! It could be Odesza, Post Malone, Diplo, Drake, Sia, Bon Iver, or maybe some classical or soul.
Fitness Idols/Inspo: Heather Andersen and Jane Fonda
Why Niche: This bright and inviting space has helped me grow, learn and discover my authentic teaching style. I am beyond grateful to Jaclyn for her support, inspired by the clients, and excited to go into work every day. Plus, we have kittens.
Favorite Richmond Restaurant: Stella’s, The Roosevelt, Saison
Drink of Choice: A natural, kind of funky red wine.
Trainings and Certifications: Mat Pilates 1-3 and Reformer 1-3- working on that certification!
Teaching Style: Thoughtful and energetic: in all of my classes that I plan I put a lot of time into the sequences that I teach. I always want it to be new, challenging, and not predictable. As a student I always found that a class with unique sequences that I hadn’t done before always left me feeling inspired- and kept me on my toes! so I try to do the same when I teach now. Overall, I am a more energetic instructor, I have a ball teaching and I hope that vibe is contagious to my students!
Hometown: Moseley, VA
Current Neighborhood: The Fan
Favorite Pilates Exercise: the plank, Duh!
Go To Playlist: Girl Talk
Fitness Idols/Inspo: is it okay for me to say Jaclyn? Lol
Why Niche: The small class setting at Niche and the upmost attention to proper form and detail swooned me from my very first class I attended.
Favorite Richmond Restaurant: Stella’s
Drink of Choice: Malbec
Trainings and Certifications: Reformer 1 and 3, Movement Principles
Teaching Style: Relaxed and controlled. I want class to feel naturally-paced, that clients would be intentional in moving with their breath'
Hometown: Yorktown, VA
Current Neighborhood: The Fan
Favorite Pilates Exercise: Clamshells
Go To Playlist: Queen/U2/David Bowie - all of my favorite men from the "glam rock" era
Fitness Idols/Inspo: Taryn Toomey
Why Niche: Because the class sizes are small, I like that I have the opportunity to actually get to know clients - and to be able to sense what type of workout they need!