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The team at East River Pilates
235 South 1st Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
KIMMY KELLUM, Founder + DirectorPersonality: Playful, Enthusiastic, and EncouragingTeaching Style: Technical, Educational and AthleticSpecialities: Low Back Pain, Sciatica, Hip Injuries, Prenatal, PostnatalEducation: Comprehensive Pilates Certification: Pilates Academy International, Pilates Mat Certification: Studio Pilates, Bachelor of Fine Art in Dance (Australia),Mission:Kimmy’s mission is to help others experience joy as they achieve a healthy body and mind. She aspires to be an influential member of the community, striving to educate, empower, and encourage people to reach their optimal physique.Fun Fact: She met her husband in the cafeteria at Hong Kong Disneyland and comes from a family of 8 children!
CHLOE GREGOR, Director of EducationPersonality: Caring, Patient, EnthusiasticTeaching Style: Educational, Technical, ChallengingSpecialities: All Musculoskeletal and Neurological conditions including; Foot, Knee, Hip, and Shoulder injuries, Lumbar Disc Bulge, Scoliosis, Neck pain, MS, Parkinson’s disease, Sciatica, Pelvic Pathologies, Prenatal, PostnatalEducation: Masters of Physical Therapy (Australia), Bachelor of Health Science, Pilates Equipment Certification: APPIMission:Through specific and targeted exercises, Chloe strives to assist clients to reach their goals and become the best version of themselves. With a Masters in Physical Therapy from Australia, Chloe has discovered Pilates to be a powerful tool for injury rehabilitation that allows students to surpass their goals, and experience an improved quality life.Fun Fact: Chloe loves cheese and chocolate. Oh and red wine. And spaghetti bolognese..and...
ELLE HETHERINGTON, Australian Physiotherapist, Pilates InstructorPersonality: Fun, Meticulous, EnthusiasticTeaching Style: Rehabilitative, Athletic, TechnicalSpecialities: All Musculoskeletal and Neurological conditions including; Foot, Knee, Hip, and Shoulder injuries, Lumbar Disc Bulge, Scoliosis, Neck pain, MS, Parkinson’s disease, Sciatica, Pelvic Pathologies, Prenatal, Postnatal, Lower Limb Rehabilitation for Runners - in particular motor control of the hip/knee complexEducation: Bachelor of Physiotherapy Practice (Australia)Mission:With every class, Elle's mission is to empower her students to feel strong, fit and healthy. She aspires to prevent injuries and allow everyone the opportunity to live their life to the fullest, pain free. She believes that life should be well-balanced, even if that means doing everything to the extreme.Fun Fact: Elle has been known to have four or more coffees per day!
HELEN PHELAN, Director of ChoreographyPersonality: Patient, Meticulous, EnthusiasticTeaching Style: Educational, Athletic, TechnicalSpecialities: Prenatal, Postnatal, Scoliosis, MS, Frozen shoulder, Ankles, Gait Correction, Pilates for ElderlyEducation: Mat Certification: Kearns Yoga & Pilates, Comprehensive Equipment Certification (600+ hours): The Lab, Ongoing Instructor Training: Erika Bloom Pilates Plus, Reiki 1- 2016: Maha Rose, BFA Dance Performance & Choreography, BA Psychology: Elon UniversityMission: As a life long technical, academic and creative student of dance and Pilates, Helen has grown adept at utilizing detailed, specific imagery to help you identify and perfect your alignment. Helen loves creating innovative, intensely challenging workouts for both the beginner and the advanced Pilates practitioner to define your best body.Fun Fact: Helen is back at school learning french at Coucou Brooklyn and training to be a holistic nutritionist through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.
TINA LUO, Pilates Instructor
Personality: Enthusiastic, Fun, PatientTeaching Style: Athletic, Dynamic, EducationalSpecialities: Prenatal, Postnatal, Scoliosis, Low Back injuriesEducation: Comprehensive Pilates Certification: Pilates Academy International, TRX CertifiedMission: Tina believes Pilates should be challenging and never boring! She strives to deliver effective and efficient Pilates workouts, that are safe, intense, and energizing.Fun Fact: When Tina isn't teaching Pilates, she is perfecting her photography skills. She also loves fried chicken!
HAYLEY HILL, Pilates InstructorPersonality: Caring, Playful, EnthusiasticTeaching Style: Athletic, Dynamic, DemonstrativeSpecialities: Low Back PainEducation: Pilates Mat Certification: Power Pilates, Bachelor of Arts in Journalism: California State University of NorthridgeMission: Hayley goal is to build community in each of her classes, ensuring all students have fun, learn about their bodies and leave every class feeling strong and empowered. Fun Fact: Hayley is a professional photographer and journalist. She also sang at the Vatican when she was 18!
KATE HOLLY, Pilates InstructorPersonality: Firm, Caring, PlayfulTeaching Style: Athletic, Technical, DynamicSpecialities: Prenatal, Postnatal, Hernias, Sciatica, Low Back injuriesEducation: Comprehensive Pilates Certification: Core Pilates NYC (600 hours), Bachelor of Fine Art in Acting: University of MichiganMission: Kate uses her eye for detail and alignment to keep long term practitioners delving deeper into their practice, and teach beginners the fundamentals of pilates. In Kate’s own words, ‘your body is your friend, let’s move it every day’.Fun Fact: Kate is in a dance punk band, and also owns a kilt.
JULES BAKSHI, Director of Music + Pilates Instructor
Personality: Firm, Caring and PlayfulTeaching Style: Athletic, Dynamic and EducationalSpecialities: Prenatal, Low Back Pain, Knee InjuriesEducation: Bachelor of Arts in Dance: Barnard College of Columbia University, Certified Institute of Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Pilates Mat Certification: Ellie HermanMission: Jules' goal is to empower her clients in every way she can. The more she can teach people about their bodies, the better they'll be able to take care of them, on and off the mat. Her workouts are athletic and physically challenging, but it's equally important to her that clients feel healthy, happy, and more confident in themselves after every session.Fun Fact: Jules loves plants, reading, camping, and designing zen-palace interiors.
AMY WOLFE, Pilates InstructorPersonality: Caring, Playful, MeticulousTeaching Style: Focused, Detailed, ChallengingSpecialities: Education: Mission: Amy's goal is to create a space that helps her clients connect to the intuition and strength of their bodies. Fun Fact: Amy is from Mexico City. She's also a Law School Graduate.
MIMI FONTANA, Pilates InstructorPersonality: Quirky, Caring, EnthusiasticTeaching Style: Rehabilitative, Effective, TechnicalSpecialities: Knee and Shoulder injuries, Hip Replacements, Osteopenia/Ostoeporosis, Elderly Population, Scoliosis, Plus-size clientsEducation: Comprehensive Pilates Certification: Kane School NYC, Group Fitness Certified: AFAA, TRX CertifiedMission: Mimi's mission is to provide a fun and challenging movement experience with a focus on alignment, strengthening and stretching. She strives to create overall healthier and happier bodies.Fun Fact: Mimi has performed in nearly every U.S. State and European country as either a Bass Guitarist or a Belly Dancer!
ANNIE RODRIGUEZ, Pilates InstructorPersonality: Caring, Sweet, VibrantTeaching Style: Dynamic, Detailed, DemonstrativeSpecialities: Prenatal, Postnatal, Injury Prevention, Pelvic Floor function improvement.Education: Comprehensive Pilates Certification: Romana's Pilates Certification, Masters of Art in Dance Studies: New York University, American Council on Exercise Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist, Group Fitness Instructor, Bachelor of Art in Dance: University of ColoradoMission: Annie's mission is to share dynamic, fun, and relevant mindful movement practices with others so that they can feel awesome, look amazing, and truly enjoy their bodies.Fun Fact: Annie makes a killer pasta sauce, she's been to Africa more times than she's been anywhere else in the world, and she owns no less than five pairs of cowboy boots.
CHLOE GOOLSBY, Pilates InstructorPersonality: Fun, Sweet, MeticulousTeaching Style: Athletic, Focused, DemonstrativeSpecialities: Low Back Pain, Stretching TechniquesEducation: Comprehensive Pilates Certification: Stott Pilates, Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology: University of WashingtonMission: Chloe's goal is to give a fun challenging workout that leaves everyone feeling both sweaty and empowered!Fun Fact: Chloe is a contortionist! She performs with the dance/aerial/contortion fused company Dzul Dance. Ask her anything about flexibility!
CHRIS LAFLECHE, Pilates Instructor
Personality: Warm, Caring, PatientTeaching Style: Educational, Technical, DynamicSpecialities: Knee Injuries, Low Back Injuries, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction, Osteoporosis/Osteopenia, Crohn’s DiseaseEducation: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance: The Hartt School, Comprehensive Pilates Certification: Pilates Method Alliance, Polestar Pilates Mentor TeacherMission: Chris strives to provide clients with a pain free movement experience that exceeds expectations.Fun Fact: I'm left handed!
ABBY PRICE, Pilates Instructor
Personality: Fun, Meticulous, EnthusiasticTeaching Style: Educational, Focused, Detailed (with a side of 'kick your butt' in Abby's words)Specialities: Education: Bachelor of Fine Art in Ballet Pedagogy: The Hartt School, Comprehensive Pilates Certification (600 hours): The LabMission: Abby's hope is for people to experience living without pain and to gain a better understanding of the beautiful balance of control and freedom they can have in their bodies. She believes that Pilates done with intention and detail is life changing and her mission is to help people experience its benefits first hand.Fun Fact: Abby has visited nearly half the National Parks in the US (and she hopes to visit all of them). She was also on the cover of a book at age 7.
MADDY JONES, Studio Manager
MABEL LUNA, BUSINESS + FINANCE