Meet the Instructors
Through teaching, Rachel hopes to inspire others to find motivation, enthusiasm and understanding of their bodies. She aims to provide balanced, well-rounded workouts that increase energy, improve posture and encourages a healthier lifestyle.
Having spent 15 years in a corporate working environment, Rachel's passion for pilates led her to study anatomy & physiology and complete an advanced certification as a Stott Pilates instructor. Rachel is a Nationally Certified Pilates Instructor and is pre and post natal trained as a corrective exercise specialist (PCES). Rachel has completed dozens of workshops including neurological disorders, balance, back care and athletic conditioning to name a few.
Rachel began teaching in 2006 and has worked in Australia, England and finally the U.S.A, where she now calls home.
Abigail is a professional dancer who was introduced to Pilates mat and Reformer at the age of 12 as a means of cross-training, injury prevention and overall physical wellness. Pilates supported her throughout her dance career in Chicago, allowing for increased mobility within strengthening that she found to be necessary even beyond stage life. She is also an active member of community outreach programs, using her knowledge of movement to encourage healing among marginalized communities. She received her training through The Lab 500 hr comprehensive certification program and has previously taught at Equinox Lincoln Common as a private instructor. She believes in the power of Pilates to help people gain health longevity through postural awareness and alignment, enhancing breathing patterns, developing functional core strength, and reducing unnecessary tension through improved joint mobility.