Founded The Pilates Doctor in 2006 as a Pilates studio services business, with an emphasis on bolstering and maintaining the health of studio owner’s investments. Born and raised in Boulder, Colorado, he is the son of a career wood craftsman, and spent over five years working for one of the top Pilates equipment manufacturers before moving to California to pursue his music. After 10 years of struggles and successes in the music industry, he moved back to Boulder, and soon he and Ethan were dreaming up their beautiful studio. If you’ve met Jay, you know he is incredibly passionate about health and fitness, and he is excited to have created a space to empower people to be their absolute best.
Is a Boulder native with a love of music and fitness, and a commitment to healing. He spent 5 years in Los Angeles studying music and performing in numerous bands. After his years in Los Angeles he spent the following 2 years in Crestone, Colorado working on an organic farm and at Joyful Journey Hot Springs before returning to Boulder with a renewed focus and inspiration for positively affecting people’s lives. Ethan is an integral part of the downtown community, having served Boulder’s best and brightest early risers coffee for over 4 years at Amante coffee. His entrepreneurial spirit has kept him excited about growth and change through fitness, and he believes the Pilates Doctor Studio is the perfect opportunity to provide it.
Cait began her journey studying movement after being very active growing up playing lacrosse, hockey, speed skating, weight training, and running. After taking her first Pilates class at the age of 18, she instantly fell in love and knew that she had found her passion and would become a teacher of this incredible method.
In 2008, Cait began teaching after completing a 300-hour apprenticeship in Florida. With a strong desire to learn more she moved to Boulder, Colorado to attend the most comprehensive training program in the country at The Pilates Center. While she was in training she continued to teach at various places such as the Colorado Athletic Club, The University of Colorado, and small, locally owned studios in Boulder and Denver. By 2011, she completed the 1000-hour Advanced Teacher Training Program, and followed her dream to be a full-time teacher.
Cait's passion for teaching is apparent in each of her classes. She is a fun, energetic, fluid based teacher with a strong emphasis on alignment and building core strength. She loves helping her students achieve their goals and transform them selves.
Cait continues to study with Master Pilates and Yoga teachers, attends workshops, and has experience working with people who suffer from past and present injuries. In Summer 2012, Cait began studying Yoga and completed a 220-hour Yoga Teacher Training Program at OM time in Boulder. She continually deepens her own evolution as a teacher through her own personal Yoga and Pilates practices, study of movement, love for anatomy, and passion for helping people.
Elana was introduced to Pilates during her studies at Sarah Lawrence College in New York – it was quite a new experience after growing up playing team sports and frequenting the gym. During a five-month tour around Japan and Europe, she discovered her calling was to educate others about the healthy movement of and how to connect with the human body. She received her Pilates training at the well-revered Pilates Center in Boulder, CO. During her two years in Boulder, her passion and appreciation for Pilates deepened once she recognized her strength, balance and body shape were all at a height they had never been before. But more importantly her recurring low back pain, tight hips and hamstring issues were quickly becoming less noticeable every day. She has spent time teaching in Paris, Manhattan, the Hamptons, Bellevue, Los Angeles and is now back in beautiful Boulder, Colorado. She has recently begun her Master’s Pilates Program in hopes of deepening her understanding of the Pilates method and successfully passing her knowledge onto her clients. Outside of the studio, she explores other movements such as weight training, acro-yoga, rock climbing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, kettlebell training, running and dance.
Thirteen years ago Kerry began practicing Pilates as a complimentary exercise to a very active lifestyle. Although very strong and healthy, the imbalances in Kerry's body were causing chronic back pain that had become a "normal" feeling in her body. Through the Pilates method she has become more uniformly developed and in no longer in pain. Kerry's passion to share this extraordinary exercise method led her on a new path. She received her Pilates certification in 2002 after two years of intensive and extensive training at the internationally recognized Pilates Center of Boulder. Since graduating Kerry has naturally and gracefully given birth to three girls (including twins!) and continues to enjoy dancing, yoga, Pilates, hiking, biking, climbing, swimming, snowboarding and snowshoeing. The practice of Pilates not only prepared her mind and body for pregnancy and delivery but also for a most rapid recovery. Kerry continues her education through workshops with master Pilates teachers as well as personal practice, exploration and study. Most recently Kerry has expanded her skill set by studying horticulture and earning a certificate in Landscape Design. Having the knowledge and experience of how to use her body in a balanced and efficient way has proven to allow Kerry to enjoy landscaping despite the physical demands that it can have on the body. Her client base encompasses those in injury rehab, healthy and active, professional athletes, moms-pre and postpartum and gardeners. Kerry's teaching style is classically based with a flavor of depth and mindfulness. She deeply believes in Pilates as a path to a more vital and vibrant life.
Greer's passion for Pilates was sparked at the age of seventeen when, on a whim she decided to attend a private lesson at what turned out to be one of the most well respected teacher- training schools in the world- The Pilates Center of Boulder. After the first hour she knew Pilates was something she would be committed to for the rest of her life. In January of 2012 She completed the 1,000 hour advanced teacher training program at The Pilates Center and began her Journey as a teacher, leading weekly classes at Movement Climbing and Fitness and more recently, The Pilates Doctor Studio.
She is very passionate about mind-body connection, and how the health of one invariably feeds into the health of the other. In the words of Joe himself "To sacrifice the health of the body for the sake of the mind is the greatest of follies". The way that posture can play into one's state of mind, the way that we carry ourselves to protect old traumas and old injuries and in turn, the way that effects our view of ourselves, our bodies and the world are all topics Greer enjoys exploring in her teaching practice.
In support of her ever-growing curiosity of human movement, Greer has recently expanded her personal journey to include both Yoga and Rock Climbing, and hopes soon to begin dipping her toes into the exciting world of Aerial Dance.