Denver, Colorado

Physical Fitness is the first requisite of happiness.

J. Pilates

Culture

At The Pilates Studio, our goal is to make the Pilates Method accessible to all. We strive to cultivate a friendly, community-focused, and positive environment. Our Studio provides a consistent Pilates practice that fits even the busiest schedule. We offer certified and mindful instruction, quality equipment, and unique sessions at affordable prices.

Stay balanced in body, mind & spirit… always.

IMG_9317Kimberly Kolesar, PMA-CPT

owner/instructor

Kimberly is a member and certified instructor through the Pilates Method Alliance. She was classically trained and comprehensively certified at PH7 Pilates, through the lineages of Romana Kryzanowska and Kathy Grant. A true believer in the power of Pilates, Kimberly has personally felt the benefits of reduced chronic nerve, knee and back pain sustained from structural scoliosis, labral hip tears & years as a competitive dancer. She is a compassionate teacher who will push her clients to achieve their personal best. Kimberly’s teaching style integrates a classical flow with modifications and functional movement patterning. She holds Certifications and CEC’s in numerous specialties including Pilates for Scoliosis and Pre & Post-natal Pilates. She is also a licensed instructor of the medically-endorsed Pilates for Buff Bones® workout program and a 2016 graduate of Master Pilates Instructor, Cara Reeser’s, Kathy Grant Heritage Teacher Training Program. Kimberly constantly deepens her knowledge of movement by attending workshops and seminars to keep informed with the current techniques and philosophies in the industry.

When not in the studio, Kimberly takes time for morning cappuccinos, bike rides on her Schwinn cruiser, laughing with friends, family and enjoying life with her husband Mike & puppy Louise. The Pilates Studio is her labor of love, welcoming all that want to feel good, look good and enjoy the benefits of practicing Pilates for life!

photo-5Emily Sharpe, PMA-CPT

instructor

Emily is comprehensively certified through Balanced Body and is a member and certified instructor of the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA). She first experienced the power of Pilates seven years ago while living in Atlanta, GA. She was inspired by the Joseph Pilates quote, “In 10 sessions you will feel the difference, in 20 you will see the difference, and in 30 you’ll have a whole new body”. Through a dedicated practice, Emily soon discovered that the mindful movement and core strengthening of Pilates changed her body and the way she carried herself in everyday life.

She is a passionate and energetic teacher who strives to bring out the best confidence in movement for each of her clients. Emily continues her Pilates education through workshops, mentoring sessions and conferences so that she can continue to learn and grow and share this knowledge with her clients.When she’s not in the studio Emily enjoys hiking 14ers, skiing with her husband Matt, backpacking, practicing yoga and spending quality time with friends and family.

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Jennifer Davis

instructor 

Jen is a classically trained & comprehensively certified Pilates instructor through ph7 Pilates in Denver, CO. Pilates fell into Jen’s lap while waiting tables in the Denver community, working at local haunts like Devils Food in Wash Park. Inspiration in movement first struck Jen when a restaurant colleague introduced her to her first true love, Iyengar yoga. The opportunity to train with Cher Aslor soon presented itself and Jen never looked back. After 5 years of teaching, the reward still lies most in client satisfaction. Jen’s classes are popular because of her attention to detail, her gift for clear communication, and the ability to safely challenge her students. She is also trained in teaching pre and post natal Pilates and continues to assist in training teachers the Pilates method. Jen stays committed to continuing education in both Pilates and yoga.

unnamedWendy Livingston

instructor 

Wendy is a classically trained instructor through  Ph7 Pilates in Denver, CO. Wendy started practicing Pilates in 2002 to alleviate back pain and it immediately became a mainstay in her life. Aside from alleviating pain, she also loves the way that the Pilates method keeps her active mind engaged and it’s endless ability to work her core! As an instructor, Wendy is meticulous about form and is always looking for new ways to challenge the body and align the spine. Her ability to see to lines of the body can probably be attributed to her background as an artist. Wendy has a MA in Painting and a BFA in Fine Art/Graphic Design. Her work is exhibited regularly in the Denver area. She has 12 years of teaching experience and a strong interest in contemporary music.

unnamed-2Ashley Babb

instructor 

Ashley is a classically trained Pilates instructor through Peak Pilates in Denver, CO. As a former dancer and movement therapist, Ashley is passionate about all things movement. Her experience with Pilates is reflected in the Joseph Pilates quote, “Change happens through movement and movement heals.” Ashley began practicing Pilates to alleviate back pain, gain core strength and find peace of mind. She quickly experienced relief from her chronic back pain and realized that Pilates replaced her need for physical therapy exercises. She also experienced the psychological benefits that Pilates offers as well as an increased body awareness. Ashley is a compassionate teacher that strives to meet her clients where they’re at. She is committed to continuing her education in Pilates through workshops and spending time with her mentors. Ashley has a MA in Dance/Movement Therapy & Counseling and is currently enjoying spending her time outdoors while living in Colorado. She enjoys hiking, swimming, snowboarding, dancing, reading, spending time with family and friends and all things snow.

Gina Stoufer

instructor

Gina is a certified classical Pilates Instructor through PH7 Pilates in Denver, CO. She is also a certified Hatha Yoga instructor thru Omaha Yoga & Bodyworks center in Omaha, NE. An avid runner for years, Gina suffered from a running injury that encouraged her to practice Pilates seriously. She started taking classes here at The Pilates Studio and noticed it was one of the few things that made her injuries feel better. After about 6 months of taking Pilates and having just become an empty nester, she decided it was time to do something for herself and become a Pilates instructor. It has been one of the best decisions she has made. Gina enjoys her family, her dogs and the amazing People she has met in Denver’s Washington Park area. Gina feels the study of ones body is life long and it keeps you young by focusing on that mind, body, spirit connection.

unnamed-1Amy Kuo, PMA-CPT

instructor 

Amy is a certified instructor through the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) and was comprehensively trained through Club Pilates. She has been practicing Pilates for over a decade and came to love the positive way it challenged her mind and body. With both her passion to practice Pilates and her desire to help others improve their lives through health and fitness; it was an easy choice to follow the path to become a Pilates instructor. Amy loves seeing how Pilates has helped her students grow mentally and physically. She is constantly working to refine her understanding of anatomy and kinesiology with continuing education workshops and strives to bring playfulness and precision when working with her clients. When not in the studio, Amy enjoys spending time with her fiancée and two American Bulldogs. A foodie at heart, she is always looking for a new restaurant to try or a new recipe to cook.

Jessica Campbell

instructor 

Jess is a certified Pilates Instructor through Pilates Room of San Diego, CA and was mentored and trained by Classical Master Instructor Jennie Groom; a disciple of Pilates Elder, Lolita San Miguel. Jess fell in love with Pilates the moment she got onto a reformer and experienced the challenge of her mind and body working together, she hasn’t looked back since. She decided to become an instructor after a long recovery from a knee injury and quickly found that Pilates was the only form of exercise that decreased and eventually took away the pain. Her favorite thing about teaching is meeting others that are also passionate about the Pilates Method, whether it be our amazing clients or other teachers. She truly believes and lives by the quote” The day you stop learning is the day you stop living” so she is dedicated to continuing her education of the Pilates method through workshops and mentorships.

On her free time you will find her practicing Pilates, Yoga, hiking, skiing or being creative making jewelry. Most importantly, enjoying time with family and friends, especially in this beautiful city.

IMG_1159Louise

studio mascot

Miss Louise is the The Pilates Studio’s friendly furry mascot. She’s not quite old enough to handle all the fun & frolic that goes along with calmly watching Pilates bodies move in the studio :) but, you still may see Miss Louise drop by the front door from time to time. In her free time you’ll catch her taking long walks down Pearl Street, chasing tennis balls, eating peanut butter, loving humans (especially ones with treats) and of course…Pilates!