Annie, owner and founder of Evolve Pilates, received her training from The Pilates Center in Boulder, Colorado after completing over 1,500 hours in Classical Pilates instruction. Prior to her certification, Annie practiced Pilates for 18 years to build strength and core stability. After suffering a low back injury riding horses, she underwent surgery in 2007 and fully committed herself to Pilates as a form of physical therapy. Annie believes Pilates not only strengthens and heals the body but also calms the mind and elevates the spirit. She enjoys teaching all bodies and all ages, with a goal to build confidence and strength in life outside the studio.
With a background in dance and sports, Emily has always been active and interested in exercise. She found Pilates while looking for an alternative to the gym and an occasional yoga class, and quickly discovered its many benefits. "After sitting in my office in front of a computer 40 hours a week, I was really lacking in fitness and my muscles were tight and stressed. I found that Pilates was able to open up my chest and decompress my spine making me feel like I was functioning at my full potential, it was a real awakening!"
Emily is a graduate from the University of Colorado in Boulder with a degree in Sociology and minor in History. She underwent rigorous training at The Pilates Center in Boulder Colorado, learning the fundamentals, the disciplines, and the philosophies of Joseph H. Pilates. Emily is classically trained on all apparatus and passionate about helping her clients achieve their goals both mentally and physically.
Emily is a dynamic, enthusiastic, and high-energy teacher. She continues to study Pilates and train with her mentors.
Jonathan Oldham, MSPT, PMA-CPT, began his career in Pilates after a four-year skating tour with Ice Capades. He was certified at the Pilates Center of Boulder in 1992. Jonathan attained his physical therapy degree at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in 1999. Since then, he has been integrating Pilates methodology with his physical therapy practice. Jonathan studied extensively with master teacher Ron Fletcher and completed the Ron Fletcher program of study in 2005. Jonathan is thrilled to continue practicing the craft of Pilates Contrology at Evolve. He is profoundly grateful for the ability to move, and is thankful to share his knowledge and joy of movement with his clients.
Leah Fisher was dragged to her first Pilates class while in college and was immediately hooked. She was a heavy weightlifter at the time and was sure that doing exercises on a mat with no weights would be a cinch. But when she couldn't even roll up to a seated position due to weak core muscles (despite being able to bench press her own body weight) she ditched the weights and began her journey into functional movement.
Leah graduated from The Pilates Center in Boulder in 2001 and has been teaching ever since in Los Angeles, New York City, and Colorado. She trained and appeared with Kathy Smith in her line of Pilates videos and taught several performers in NYC to prep them for Broadway, Cirque du Soleil, or Shape Magazine cover shoots.
Over her years of teaching, Leah has taught bodies of all ages and abilities, from a young contortionist to a 92 year old. She has worked with pregnant women, cancer survivors, and has done gentle rehab work with people recovering from injury or surgery. Despite her previous life as a gym rat, Leah is known for her gentle teaching style that focuses on proper technique and alignment, as well as the delicious stretches she incorporates into class.
Mary studied anatomy and physiology at CU Health and Science Center, earning her masters in Physical Therapy while becoming a movement specialist in Pilates. With 20 years of experience, Mary strongly believes that no one body is the same and must be treated as so. Her focus on functional movement instills a feel good upbeat sessions regardless of your age, fitness level or gender. Her goals as a Pilates instructor is to teach posture and strength; while instructing students about body awareness and anatomy. Come visit Mary to sculpt, repair, build, tone, strengthen and lengthen.
Lynn is proud to be a graduate of the highly regarded Teacher Training Program at The Pilates Center in Boulder, Colorado. She has completed over fifteen hundred hours of teacher training. Lynn has always been an active skiier, swimmer and outdoor enthusiast. She was introduced to the classical method of Pilates seven years ago by Ann Strazza, the owner and founder of Evolve Pilates of Denver. Lynn has found that the consistent practice of Pilates has increased her core strength, flexibility and energy level. She is convinced that the benefits of Pilates will allow her to stay active and keep up with her athletic family for many years. Lynn is excited to share her passion for pilates with people of all ages and levels of fitness. She wants to spread the word that Pilates is not just for women!
Lynn's twenty seven year career as a teacher of young children, has given her an understanding of different learning styles that enriches her teaching of adults. She is known to have a calm presence and patient teaching style. Lynn's strength as a teacher of Pilates, is her ability to adjust her classes to meet each person's unique level of experience, fitness, flexibility and strength.
Lynn is excited to be a member of the talented team of teachers at Evolve. Lynn firmly believes in the ability of Pilates to improve posture and awaken feelings of youth and vitality. She looks forward to the opportunity to empower others through Pilates on their path towards overall health and well being.