The Team

Meet The ALIGN Pilates Studios Team

Location: ALIGN

  • Brooke

    Balanced Body Pilates Principal Educator

    Meet Brooke, a highly experienced Pilates instructor with over 20 years of teaching under her belt. She founded her first Pilates studio in Austin in 2004 and is now the proud owner of our two ALIGN studio locations. Brooke offers private sessions and group Pilates classes at both studios. Brooke specializes in teaching mixed-level classes that are appropriately challenging for everyone. Her classes are known for their flow and challenge, tailored to meet each person's needs and abilities. She works hard to ensure that the entire ALIGN instructor team follows this same approach. Above all, Brooke understands that your time is valuable and works hard to help you make the most of every minute you spend with us. Whether connecting with the community before class, learning the details during class, or discussing your specific needs after class, her focus is on every person and helping them get the most out of their hour with us. Along with offering private sessions and classes, she is one of the leading Balanced Body Educators in the world who trains and mentors future Pilates instructors throughout the year.

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    Amanda D

    Instructor in Training

  • Charlene, certified Pilates instructor for ALIGN Pilates Studios

    Charlene

    Certified Pilates Instructor

    Meet Charlene.  We welcomed Charlene to our teacher training program at ALIGN East in 2020, and she successfully obtained her Balanced Body Comprehensive Certification in 2023. 

    As a long-time Pilates enthusiast, Charlene's expertise and dedication to Pilates is evident in every Pilates class she teaches.  

    Currently, she is a part of both our ALIGN East and West teams and offers exceptional Pilates classes and private sessions to our community

  • Diane, certified Pilates instructor for ALIGN Pilates Studios

    Diane

    Certified Pilates Instructor

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    Erin

    Certified Pilates Instructor

    Meet Erin, one of our highly regarded Pilates instructors. She began teaching at our ALIGN East studio in 2021 while undergoing training with the Balanced Body Pilates program. In the spring of 2023 after completing her Balanced Body Comprehensive Pilates Certification, she joined our ALIGN West team and has become an exceptional instructor. 

    Her classes are both challenging and engaging, and her positive attitude and welcoming demeanor make her a valuable asset to our team. Erin is an avid fan of Pilates because it complements and enhances every workout or exercise you can do. She believes that regularly incorporating Pilates into your life can increase endurance in cardiovascular exercises, improve strength training, and reduce stress on the body. 

    As a teacher, Erin loves giving people their "me time" by guiding them through much-needed movement in today’s hectic world. Erin's classes are renowned for being challenging yet enjoyable. She adds her personality to her classes, encouraging her clients to grow their Pilates vocabulary and step outside their comfort zones. After taking Erin's classes, you'll leave feeling great, and your body will feel sore and better in the days to come. 

    For new students, Erin recommends attending classes with a friend. She loves trying new classes with her friends and finds that it helps keep her stay accountable, even when she wants to hit snooze.

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    Jaci

    Certified Pilates Instructor

  • Kathleen, client care at ALIGN Pilates Studios

    Kathleen

    Client Care

  • Lauren - Operations Manager - Align East

    Lauren

    Operations Manager

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    Mairéad

    Instructor in Training

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    Mallory

    Pilates Instructor

  • Marianna, Pilates instructor for ALIGN Pilates Studios

    Marianna

    Instructor in Training

  • Megan S

    Certified Pilates Instructor

    Meet Megan, an experienced movement teacher who offers both Pilates classes and private sessions at our ALIGN studio locations. She has over 17 years of experience in teaching movement. Megan obtained her certification as a Pilates Instructor in 2013 through the Kane School in NYC. She loves the accessibility of Pilates, which only requires a mat. She believes that once you understand the fundamental principles of Pilates, you can apply them to different aspects of your daily routine, such as playing tennis or walking your dog. For those new to Pilates, Megan suggests finding a teacher who resonates with you and invests in your progress. The Pilates equipment can help you learn and embody these principles, resulting in a stronger body and mind. Megan's teaching approach emphasizes mindfulness, curiosity, playfulness, and the quality of movement in every exercise. She encourages students to discover new neural pathways through each "a-ha!" moment. Megan aims to help students feel connected to their bodies beyond just class time, ultimately leading to better overall well-being. This approach tends to create a positive ripple effect in other areas of their lives.

  • Megan W - Studio & Marketing Manager

    Megan W

    Studio & Marketing Manager

  • Quincy - Social Media Specialist & Client Care - Align East

    Quincy

    Social Media Specialist & Client Care

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    Tara H

    Teacher in Training & Lead Instructor

  • ALIGN Pilates Studios Instructor in training

    Ty

    Instructor in Training

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    Veniese

    Certified Pilates Instructor

  • Brooke

    Balanced Body Pilates Principal Educator

    Meet Brooke, a highly experienced Pilates instructor with over 20 years of teaching under her belt. She founded her first Pilates studio in Austin in 2004 and is now the proud owner of our two ALIGN studio locations. Brooke offers private sessions and group Pilates classes at both studios. Brooke specializes in teaching mixed-level classes that are appropriately challenging for everyone. Her classes are known for their flow and challenge, tailored to meet each person's needs and abilities. She works hard to ensure that the entire ALIGN instructor team follows this same approach. Above all, Brooke understands that your time is valuable and works hard to help you make the most of every minute you spend with us. Whether connecting with the community before class, learning the details during class, or discussing your specific needs after class, her focus is on every person and helping them get the most out of their hour with us. Along with offering private sessions and classes, she is one of the leading Balanced Body Educators in the world who trains and mentors future Pilates instructors throughout the year.

  • Charlene, certified Pilates instructor for ALIGN Pilates Studios

    Charlene

    Certified Pilates Instructor

    Meet Charlene.  We welcomed Charlene to our teacher training program at ALIGN East in 2020, and she successfully obtained her Balanced Body Comprehensive Certification in 2023. 

    As a long-time Pilates enthusiast, Charlene's expertise and dedication to Pilates is evident in every Pilates class she teaches.  

    Currently, she is a part of both our ALIGN East and West teams and offers exceptional Pilates classes and private sessions to our community

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    Christina

    Certified Pilates Instructor & Konnector Educator

    Meet Christina. She has been practicing both classical and contemporary Pilates since 2013 and is comprehensively certified through Balanced Body. Christina believes Pilates is not just a physical workout but also a mental exercise that helps her to concentrate on herself and tune out everything else. 

    As an instructor, Christina uses anatomical and fun cues to help clients become more aware of their bodies and confidently execute the exercises. 

    She advises newbies to try different instructors to learn new techniques and cues that can enhance their Pilates experience. 

    Expect to leave Christina's classes feeling sore, challenged, empowered, and strong. To her, strength is not just about appearance but also about the accomplishments achieved through Pilates or any other exercise. 

    Christina wants her clients to feel proud of their progress and think "Damn, that was intense, but I killed it!”.

  • Cheray

    Certified Pilates Instructor

    Meet Cheray, a skilled Pilates teacher who began offering private sessions and Bodhi classes at our original ALIGN location on Lake Austin Blvd in October 2019. After the establishment of ALIGN East Pilates Teacher Training Center in 2020, she moved there to continue teaching and complete her Pilates certification. In 2022, she shifted solely to ALIGN West after receiving her comprehensive certification. Cheray finds Pilates to be a challenging and fascinating form of exercise that always has room for progress and something new to learn. In her Pilates classes, she combines traditional Pilates moves with innovative variations to keep her clients engaged and challenged. She takes a playful approach to teaching and focuses on correcting and adjusting her students' form during class. She aims to push her students to their limits and provide them with a full-body workout. For those new to Pilates, Cheray advises finding an instructor dedicated to their growth and willing to adjust exercises based on their fitness level. She firmly believes Pilates is for everyone and encourages beginners to embrace the experience.

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    Erin

    Certified Pilates Instructor

    Meet Erin, one of our highly regarded Pilates instructors. She began teaching at our ALIGN East studio in 2021 while undergoing training with the Balanced Body Pilates program. In the spring of 2023 after completing her Balanced Body Comprehensive Pilates Certification, she joined our ALIGN West team and has become an exceptional instructor. 

    Her classes are both challenging and engaging, and her positive attitude and welcoming demeanor make her a valuable asset to our team. Erin is an avid fan of Pilates because it complements and enhances every workout or exercise you can do. She believes that regularly incorporating Pilates into your life can increase endurance in cardiovascular exercises, improve strength training, and reduce stress on the body. 

    As a teacher, Erin loves giving people their "me time" by guiding them through much-needed movement in today’s hectic world. Erin's classes are renowned for being challenging yet enjoyable. She adds her personality to her classes, encouraging her clients to grow their Pilates vocabulary and step outside their comfort zones. After taking Erin's classes, you'll leave feeling great, and your body will feel sore and better in the days to come. 

    For new students, Erin recommends attending classes with a friend. She loves trying new classes with her friends and finds that it helps keep her stay accountable, even when she wants to hit snooze.

  • Kathleen, client care at ALIGN Pilates Studios

    Kathleen

    Client Care

  • Lauren - Operations Manager - Align East

    Lauren

    Operations Manager

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    Leah

    Certified Pilates Instructor & Client Care Specialist

    Meet Leah. She's been a Pilates instructor since 2019 and started with private sessions at our West Austin location during her certification. When our East location opened in Fall of 2020, Leah began teaching both Pilates classes and private sessions there. She completed her Balanced Body Comprehensive Pilates Certification in 2022. 

    Leah thinks that Pilates can enhance body awareness which is useful in daily activities, whether inside or outside the studio. Pilates can strengthen the body, prevent or heal injuries, and maintain efficient body movement for a long time. 

    She enjoys the challenge of practicing Pilates, as there's always room for improvement in how the body moves. 

    If you're a beginner in Pilates, Leah suggests not feeling intimidated by the equipment or techniques. She advises taking your time to become familiar with the equipment and starting with classes that focus on the fundamental principles of Pilates. Pilates is a workout that suits all fitness levels, and good instructors can modify the exercises to ensure your comfort and safety. The key is to appreciate the way your body moves.

    Leah has an energetic and athletic teaching style that keeps the class moving at a faster pace. She maintains a positive tempo while emphasizing technique, alignment, and safety for her clients' movements.

    Her goal is to leave clients feeling energized, challenged, and excited to return to class. She loves it when clients tell her that class was tough but went by fast!

  • Maggie

    Lead Instructor

    Meet Maggie, a highly experienced Pilates instructor with over 8 years of teaching under her belt. With a passion for dance since the young age of 6, Maggie continued her journey at UCSC and later went on to perform professionally in Los Angeles. 

    In 2017, she joined the ALIGN team in Austin and played a vital role in the growth of the studio by serving as the Studio Manager at ALIGN West and later taking on the ALIGN East Manager role. 

    ALIGN's long-term clients hold Maggie in high regard for her exceptional attention to detail, hands-on guidance, and clear verbal cues during classes. She prioritizes traditional Pilates techniques that promote full-body wellness. Maggie's deep interest in Joseph Pilates' stories and the origins of his exercises further enhances her instruction.

    After taking time off for the birth of her baby girl last year, we are delighted to welcome Maggie back to teaching in the studio

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    Mallory

    Pilates Instructor

  • Marianna, Pilates instructor for ALIGN Pilates Studios

    Marianna

    Pilates Instructor

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    Megan G

    Client Care Specialist

  • Megan S

    Certified Pilates Instructor

    Meet Megan, an experienced movement teacher who offers both Pilates classes and private sessions at our ALIGN studio locations. She has over 17 years of experience in teaching movement. Megan obtained her certification as a Pilates Instructor in 2013 through the Kane School in NYC. She loves the accessibility of Pilates, which only requires a mat. She believes that once you understand the fundamental principles of Pilates, you can apply them to different aspects of your daily routine, such as playing tennis or walking your dog. For those new to Pilates, Megan suggests finding a teacher who resonates with you and invests in your progress. The Pilates equipment can help you learn and embody these principles, resulting in a stronger body and mind. Megan's teaching approach emphasizes mindfulness, curiosity, playfulness, and the quality of movement in every exercise. She encourages students to discover new neural pathways through each "a-ha!" moment. Megan aims to help students feel connected to their bodies beyond just class time, ultimately leading to better overall well-being. This approach tends to create a positive ripple effect in other areas of their lives.

  • Megan W - Studio & Marketing Manager

    Megan W

    Marketing Manager

  • Quincy - Social Media Specialist & Client Care - Align East

    Quincy

    Social Media Specialist & Client Care

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    Tyler

    Certified Pilates Instructor

  • Tara, client care specialist for ALIGN Pilates Studios

    Tara O

    Client Care

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    Veniese

    Certified Pilates Instructor

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