Our certified instructors design personalized wellness programs to educate, support and motivate our clients in meeting their individual fitness needs and goals.
An injury at a young age led her to become a student of Pilates. She never lost interest in the method and used it as a tool to maintain a healthy strong body for ballet. In 2000, she decided to begin her certification process in the Stott Pilates method, with the initial goal of sharing her love of Pilates with fellow dancers.
It is a personal goal for Stefani to continue her education in both methodologies and has completed training for people with injuries and special populations, pre/post natal, athletic conditioning, and specialized work for golfers.
Is a Kansas City native who returned to the Midwest after spending several years in Las Vegas attending university, dancing professionally, and teaching Pilates. Her study of Pilates began as a student while earning her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. With training in ballet, modern and jazz, Shelby’s professional dance experience spans from a contemporary dance company to the world-famous Donn Arden’s ‘Jubilee!’ on the Las Vegas Strip.
While in graduate school at UNLV completing her Masters in Kinesiology, Shelby received her Comprehensive Pilates Training through the DK Body Balance method. Her interest in Pilates became personal when it was prescribed to treat a dance-related injury. Shelby views Pilates as an important tool for injury prevention, rehabilitation, and increased function of the body. Shelby’s combined education, training, and experience allows her to individualize instruction in a variety of formats and for all levels of ability at Physiques.
A local from the Overland Park area, spent her childhood through early adult years as a ballet student and continues to work closely with performance groups, retailers, and artists in the local dance community. She ended up in the traditional ‘9-5’ lifestyle and pursued a degree in English Literature, but quickly missed motion in her life. Her passion for dance and the body in motion was reignited when she took her first Pilates reformer session after straying into a local studio. In 2013, she decided to complete her Pilates certification through UNLV’s D.K. Body Balance method. Teaching Pilates has brought much joy to her life as she incorporates coordination, joint mobility, flexibility, choreography, and a mind-body experience to her classes.
The eternal progression and practice of Pilates for every body is what Katie strives to focus on in every class, for every client. Our bodies are ever changing and there is no physical practice out there that is more accommodating to that mindset than Pilates. Katie’s own injuries, performance, and pregnancy/delivery experience has helped influence her mentality behind teaching Pilates.
Has had the privilege over the past 15 years to work with and get to know numerous clientele of all ages ranging from individuals with their own personal goals, to physical therapy patients and stroke survivors, to athletes wanting to improve their performance.
Janet is a Stott trained instructor and has taught Pilates at Physiques for the past 10 years. Prior to joining Physiques, Janet taught at Prairie Life as well as other studios in the Kansas City area.
Janet understands the challenges of working in an office all day hunched over a computer and the impact it has on your body. Sessions are designed to help restore the needed balance.
Janet’s love for Pilates is reflected in each session making the workout fun and enjoyable.
Fell in love with the controlled, mindful movements of Pilates many years ago. It quickly became a top priority in her life as she gained strength, balance, and awareness of how the body is designed to move. Karen worked in mental health for more than ten years and decided that it was time for a career change, and in 2016 began working part time in the fitness industry. With the support of dedicated mentors, instructors, family and friends, she completed her Pilates Sports Center (PSC) instructor certification in February 2019. Karen’s main goal is to motivate her clients to joy in their workouts and to support each client as they achieve their unique goals.