THE NICHE Team

 

OWNER

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JACLYN FORRESTER

TRAINING: Exercise Science BS, Balanced Body Master Instructor, STOTT Pilates, Registered Yoga Teacher 200hr

Jaclyn started Niche in 2017 with an extensive fitness background. She grew up in Radford, VA, and used to practice balance by walking the fences of her parents’ property. She came upon Pilates and immediately loved it for its focus on integrity, intention, and presence. Teaching Pilates gives her a sense of purpose, and owning Niche allows her to manifest her own community of people who lift each other up. Her classes are sneaky hard, and very focused on form and alignment.

Take a Class with Jaclyn | Read Jaclyn’s Blog Posts

INSTRUCTORS

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AMANDA PRINCE

TRAINING: Certified Balanced Body Instructor in Mat and Reformer Pilates, Registered Yoga Teacher 200hr

Amanda is from Rochester, NY, and loves Niche because the support and inspiration she gets from clients (and Jaclyn!) make her excited to go into work every day. Her teaching style is calm, strong, and intentional, and her focused approach to challenging and intense movements helps her clients feel strong physically and mentally.

Take a Class with Amanda

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ASHLEY HALEY

TRAINING: Reformer, 200hr, ACE personal trainer

Ashley is from Ashland, VA , and loves Niche for the homey feeling you get when you walk into a class. Her teaching style is creative and accessible, and she offers as many variations as she can to each exercise so everybody who comes into her classes feels like they are getting the most out of it.

Take a Class with Ashley

APPRENTICE INSTRUCTORS

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ANITA MORGAN RIGO

TRAINING: Licensed Massage Therapist, Mat Pilates 1, Reformer Pilates 1-3

Anita is from Cincinnati, OH! She loves Niche because of how talented and supportive the team is; she absolutely loves everyone that she works with and learns from every day at Niche. She really enjoys a slow build up to something hard when she’s teaching her classes.

Take a Class with Anita | Read Anita’s Blog Posts

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CAYLA JABLONSKI

TRAINING: Registered Dietician, Barre Certification, Sculpt + Core Pilates Certification

Cayla is from Morganton, NC and thinks Niche is the chicest studio around! She loves that all of the instructors care a lot about form so you don’t have to worry about hurting yourself. As for her teaching style, she loves a low key sweat sesh that’s guaranteed to make you feel like you worked every single muscle (without the pounding on your joints).

Take a Class with Cayla

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KATELYN TEMPLE

TRAINING: Balanced Body Reformer Pilates 1 - 3

Katelyn is from right here - Richmond, VA! She loves Niche because there is such a focus on empowerment and helping others reach their personal goals. Her teaching style is challenging, but fun; she wants people to leave her classes feeling accomplished and proud!

Take a Class with Katelyn | Read Katelyn’s Blog Posts

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SYDNEY Dale

TRAINING: ACE Certified Personal Trainer, Group Exercise Instructor, and Health Coach. Yoga Fit, Level One. Peak Pilates, Mat Pilates, Balanced Body Reformer 1-3

Sydney is from Kennewick, WA, and loves Niche because it's a beautiful space, filled with even more beautiful people who are focused and dedicated to bettering themselves through movement. Her teaching style includes intentional and functional movement that might feel slow and controlled, but secretly makes you work super hard! 

Take a Class with Sydney | Read Sydney’s Blog Posts

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beth kirchner

TRAINING: Balanced Body Reformer Pilates 1-3

Beth is from Lancaster, PA and she loves Niche for the community. Getting to know the clients, their needs and goals really helps her build a meaningful and challenging class each week!

Take A Class with Beth

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CHARIS NORDBERG

TRAINING: Mat Pilates 1-3 and Reformer Pilates 1-3

Charis is from Moseley, VA, and loves Niche because the small class setting and utmost attention to proper form and detail made her swoon from the very first class she attended. Her teaching style is thoughtful and energetic: she always wants it to be new, challenging, and not predictable. She has a ball teaching and hopes that vibe is contagious to her students!

Take a Class with Charis

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OLIVIA THORNDIKE

TRAINING: Movement Principles, Reformer Pilates 1 & 2

Olivia is from West Point, VA! We all have that “place” where we like to go when we need to reset, relax and tune the rest of the world out for just a moment - Niche is that special spot for her! She always likes to try new, fun movements in her classes that are sure to incorporate a good bit of lengthening and stretching.

Take a Class with Olivia

ADMINISTRATION

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mariah najdawi

FRONT DESK MANAGER & APPRENTICE INSTRUCTOR

TRAINING: Sculpt + Core Mat Pilates Certification

Mariah was born in Tucson, AZ, and she loves Niche because of the community you automatically become a part of when you're here. She hopes her teaching style reflects her personality - upbeat and lighthearted!

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virginia fields

MARKETING COORDINATOR

Virginia is from Earlysville, VA, and loves Niche because of the inspirational community of instructors and clients. She has a background in sales and marketing, and in acting; you can catch her in films and on TV from time to time!