Instructors - The Pilates Studio

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Laurie Johnson

Studio Owner, Marketing & Program Development

Laurie was the studio manager for over 18 years. Now she is in charge of marketing and program design at the studio as well as consulting for other Pilates Studios across the world. Laurie loves thunderstorms and “The Office”.

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Katrina Hawley, CMA, NCPT

Studio Owner & Polestar® Pilates Educator

Katrina has been teaching Pilates since 2001.  She is a well known educator for Polestar Pilates and loves traveling the country teaching others to teach. She loves cats and politics.

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Mark Firehammer

Studio Manager

Marketing Educator, agency owner, pilates lover having done the polestar teacher training he’s in the best shape of his life. When he is not managing The Pilates Studio or training business owners to be better marketers, you can find him playing with his cats!

Suzanne Mente, NCPT

Polestar® Pilates Instructor

Suzanne's direct approach to teaching and keen observation skills moves her clients towards their goals fast. She is particularly interested in hip mobility and in helping horse riders improve their balance, strength and flexibility in order to better connect with their horses.

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Cathy Lawlor, PT, NCPT

Polestar® Pilates Instructor

Cathy looks at her clients with an eye for rehab – whether to improve postural alignment, strength and flexibility, or body awareness, to relieve pain, or to prevent future injury.  She always wants her clients to walk out the door feeling more aware of their whole body – and just better in general! She loves photography and kayaking.

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Kristy Powell

Classical Pilates Instructor

Kristy especially appreciates the therapeutic aspects of Pilates. She knows first hand the ways in which Pilates meets a body where it is at, always providing room for growth, healing, and transformation.

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Nate Olson

Polestar® Pilates Instructor, Runity Coach

Nate takes great satisfaction in guiding others along the the path towards health and wellbeing. The relationship between Pilates and running has helped him better understand the biomechanics involved in running, and now he loves helping clients improve flexibility, posture and body awareness.

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Tristan Diaz, NCPT

Polestar® Pilates Instructor

Tristan is passionate about the positive, healing effects of Pilates. Classes with Tristan focus on awareness, proper alignment, flexibility, and strength and being present. Her goal is to work with clients of all levels and support them in their journey towards wellness

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Ruth Hutton

Polestar® Pilates Instructor

Ruth wholeheartedly believes that Pilates has been the only thing that has helped her chronic neck troubles. She guides her clients forward with empathy and compassion. Ruth loves when her clients share their stories during their sessions. She also loves photography and good books.

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Kay Cowperthwait

Polestar® Pilates Instructor

Kay is great at witnessing progress, and reflecting that success back to her clients. She uses her intuition and lots of questions to clarify the individual goals, to get to the “why." She is an energetic force of positivity, moving forward and helping others do likewise. Kay loves coaching ice hockey

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Nancy Moraski

Polestar® Pilates Instructor

Nancy believes she has found the secret to aging: Pilates! She inspires others “of a certain age” with her vigor and vitality. 

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Holly Keith

Polestar® Pilates Instructor

Holly's favorite part of teaching is helping clients find movement they thought they'd lost. Her favorite place is the line between play and work, art and science, or funny and serious.

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