Colby studied with Jennifer Hetzler at the Pilates Center of Cincinnati before attending the Ron Fletcher Program of Study. Her teachers included Ron Fletcher, Sabra Zimmer (Power Plus in Denver), Pat Guyton (Boulder), and Kyria Sabin (Tucson). Colby became a qualified Fletcher teacher in 2007 and PMA certified in 2008.
Colby has taught group exercise classes for 25 years. Aerobics, Step, Body Sculpting and Spin classes have given her experience working with many different age groups and fitness levels.
Colby obtained an MBA from The University of Michigan. She created the first attorney outplacement business in Washington DC. As she counseled clients, she always urged them to “start exercising!” She considers Pilates to be the perfect form of exercise for all ages!
Desha was first introduced to Pilates four years ago when she began as a student at the Pilates Center of Cincinnati. Her love for Pilates has propelled her forward as an apprentice instructor which she began in the fall of 2008. Over the past four years she has seen the value and positive impact Pilates has make not only in her body, but even more importantly in her life. She is excited to pursue the avenue in helping others experience Pilates and all the benefits it has to offer.
Desha graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business from Lee University and currently works with TriCon, Inc., a commercial construction company based out of Cincinnati. She also volunteers her time with the Restavek Freedom Foundation, traveling to Haiti often. As much as she loves to be active, she thoroughly enjoys her down time...a good book and a glass of wine.
Nicolette Conn’s first interest in Pilates came when she started working for the Pilates Center of Cincinnati in 2006. After taking a few classes, she was hooked! From there, she then went on to receive her training from the Pilates Center. Through her training she developed a great deal of respect and understanding of the significance Pilates can have in someone’s life.
Nicolette finished her major in organizational communication and her minor in German from Ohio University and then graduated from Lee University with a minor in religion. She currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband and three children. In her spare time she loves to hike, swim, and work in her garden.
Nina’s experience with exercise and wellness began early in life with ballet and running. Upon moving to Cincinnati in 2001, she became a avid cyclist both indoors and out. In 2004 Nina accepted the program manager position for The Alliance for Integrative Medicine’s High Chi Program. This revolutionary program combined spinning with yoga, mat Pilates and meditation.
At High Chi, Nina met an instructor from the Pilates Center of Cincinnati, Colby Chapman. Colby became Nina’s mentor and instructor and introduced her to the Pilates Center of Cincinnati in 2005.
Nina is also a talented artist and likes traveling and gardening.
Kelly Hull is a graduate of Mercy School of Nursing/University of Toledo. Her personal journey with Pilates started about 7 years ago. In the fall of 2004 she became a client of a Ron Fletcher Studio on the East Coast.
Kelly’s passion for Pilates blossomed and she entered the Ron Fletcher Program of Study in the Fall of 2005. Kelly currently reside in Troy, Ohio with her husband and two daughters. She has a Pilates studio in her home where she works with private clients. In her spare time Kelly loves to hike, bike, read, dance and volunteer her time to church and community needs.
Sheila fell in love with Pilates in the first hour of instruction. She loves the mind body connection, the intensity and variety that is there in the work, and that it is a continual growth and learning process. She has been practicing Pilates at the Pilates Center of Cincinnati for the past five years and decided to go deeper and train to become an instructor.
She received her BFA from Miami University in Theatre Production with an emphasis in lightning design. Her passion is lighting dance and she also volunteers at her church doing the lighting for the weekend services. She has been a producer for a Children’s Ballet Company and loves the “choreography” of pilates.
Besides Pilates, she loves hiking, photographing flowers, and having fun with her family.
Having taught nursing for over sixteen years, and practiced the art of nursing for over 25 years; Melissa has come to learn that it is not so much the catastrophic illness that changes lives but more the conditions that keep our bodies from moving. It is the chronic low back pain, the neck injury, the constant knee, hip, or foot, pain that are the real reasons why people lives changes.
As a person with a chronic joint decease, Melissa can attest to the strength of both Yamuna Body Rolling and Pilates as a way to stay moving, decreased pain and enjoy an active life once again.
She began her training in 2006 to become a certified Yamuna Body Rolling Practitioner, studying in Chicago, Louisville and ultimately in New York with Yamuna Zake. The Pilates Center of Cincinnati remains proud to be one of two studios in the State of Ohio to offer Yamuna Body Rolling classes.
Jennifer is a retired professional dancer and has been teaching the Pilates technique since 1993. She was first exposed to Pilates early in her dance career in Denver Colorado. At that time she was a member of two different Modern Dance Companies and so had a very hectic rehearsal and performance schedule.
She found Pilates to be a wonderful cross training tool to avoid injury and a wonderful way to stretch and lengthen her tired overworked muscles.
Soon after she was asked: “Would you be interested in apprenticing to become a Pilates Instructor?” Obviously Jennifer’s answer was yes and so her journey began.
She first began training and earned her Instructor Certification at Power Plus in Denver Colorado and later earned another certification through the Physical Mind Institute in Sante Fe New Mexico. Jennifer then moved to Cincinnati in 1996 and began Pilates studio out of her living room and continued to it grown into a large professional studio in Montgomery Ohio.
She has continued to study the work under Master teacher Ron Fletcher and Master teacher Patricia Guyton. From 2000 to present Jennifer has completed well over 300 hours of continuing education and continues to regard the work with the utmost seriousness.
She believes that in order to continue to grow as a teacher one must always be a student. Who better to study with than the most experienced, seasoned teacher one can find, a teacher close to the source. Her choice was Ron Fletcher who learned from Joseph Pilates. It doesn't get much closer than that!