Firehaus Pilates Instructors
Polestar Pilates Practitioner
JoAnna Cefaratti first discovered Pilates while living in Steamboat Springs, CO. JoAnna was suffering from a whiplash injury and at that time in her life finding movement that felt good was a struggle, until she found Pilates. Pilates helped her body start to heal and it allowed JoAnna to truly feel that mind, body and spirit harmony.
JoAnna completed her 500 hour comprehensive Pilates education through Polestar Pilates International. She continues to deepen her knowledge of the body by attending workshops and seminars. JoAnna loves working with all fitness levels and strives to bring energy, education, and mindfulness to her students. She hopes to share Pilates with this amazing community and educate clients about the ability Pilates has to adapt to whatever may be going on in their bodies at the present moment. JoAnna focuses on proper body alignment and will always be cueing you through your movements, get ready to feel great after your workouts and take what you learned about proper alignment into your daily life. JoAnna is certified in Functional Range Conditioning through Dr. Andreo Spina & is certified in Postnatal recovery and healing Diastasis Recti through Jessica Valant Pilates. JoAnna suffered from Diastasis and has real-life experience treating and healing it. JoAnna works with many clients individually who suffer from low back pain, hip pain, neck and shoulder pain. JoAnna would like all of her clients to reach a place in their practice where the movements become mindful and they feel renewed, energized and empowered.
“Contrology is designed to give you suppleness, natural grace, and skill that will be unmistakably reflected in the way you walk, in the way you play and in the way you work” – Joseph Pilates
Polestar Pilates Practitioner
Emily found Pilates after searching endlessly for ways to address her chronic back pain after having back surgery in 2017. Her PT directed her here and she was hooked from the start! As her practice progressed, she decided to take up teaching with the goal of helping others correct poor movement patterns before they turn into more serious injuries. Emily comes from a career in the local tech scene here in Denver and is especially focused on incorporating movement into her client’s daily life to help prevent or rehabilitate injuries. A healthy balance between work and fun is at the core of Emily’s life even outside of Pilates. Outside of the studio you might run into her walking her dog Scarlet on Tennyson, golfing, fly-fishing, or any other activity that gets her outside!
Her classes are fun, inviting, and will keep you improving from week to week! Her laugh fills the studio and is bound to keep you smiling through class.
Balanced Body Comprehensive Pilates Practioner
Taylor is a Balanced Body Comprehensively Certified Pilates Instructor who has spent the last two years in Jackson Hole working full-time with a variety of clients from physical therapy clients to professional athletes and everything in between. Prior to that Taylor was living on the Big Island of Hawaii where she specialized in teaching Mat Pilates for various island resorts and created a specialized program for Hawaii Preparatory Academy. Taylor is very passionate and dedicated to helping guide her clients to improve and maintain the functionality of their bodies as it pertains to their life’s demands and goals. She is very excited to pour her energy, passion, and skill into the wonderful community at Firehaus Pilates.
Taylor specializes in core strengthening, injury prevention, improving full range of motion and length, teaching proper alignment in functional movement, and rehabbing athletic injuries. In her free time you can find Taylor playing volleyball, taking a meditation class, or hanging out with her shepherd, Bleu.
IMX and Power Pilates Practioner
Julie found Pilates early on in life and has never looked back. At just 15 years old she began taking classes and her hobby quickly turned into her passion, giving her a new outlook on her future. After 3 years of taking classes and seeing what things were like as a student, she realized she wanted to share her craft and wisdom with others and began to look into devoting her life to teaching. Shortly after she became certified through not only IMX Pilates, but power Pilates as well, located in Manhattan, NY.
Nicole began her Pilates journey in 2004, and immediately loved the strength and mobility it provided her to more fully enjoy an active lifestyle. Since then, she has used the gift of Pilates to facilitate quick recovery and rehab from several sports injuries. She earned her Pilates certification in 2012 in order to share this gift with her students. Nicole believes Pilates is for everyone and has trained a broad range of clients, including those with physical and mental disabilities.
Her classes are creative, fun and challenging while staying true to the core Pilates principles of proper alignment and control.
Balanced Body Pilates Practitioner
Amanda has been involved in personal fitness and athletics her entire life, from competitive gymnastics for 10 years to Division 1 track and field at Michigan State University. She started practicing Pilates after moving to Washington, DC in 2012 and saw noticeable improvement in her strength and flexibility with her old aches and pains completely disappearing.
Amanda is a Balanced Body trained instructor and began teaching Pilates in 2019. She likes her classes to be an upbeat full-body workout that leaves you feeling stronger and restored. One of the main reasons Amanda loves Pilates is because of its ability to be tailored to each individual’s personal physical journey.
When she isn’t teaching, Amanda enjoys spending time with her two dogs (Bane & Boomer) and husband, exploring fun new breweries and restaurants in Denver, and traveling back home to Michigan and abroad.
PT, DPT, OCS
Jen has been practicing as a physical therapist for 10 years and specializes in orthopedics and pelvic health. She completed her yoga teacher training in 2018 after practicing yoga on and off for years before dedicating herself to Buti Yoga in 2017.
Buti Yoga is a practice that combines yoga, plyometrics, and tribal dance to improve flexibility, strength, and cardiovascular endurance. Her goal is to bring Buti Yoga to people to allow them to explore movement, have fun, and improve fitness while building a community that supports one another.
While not practicing yoga or physical therapy you can find Jen running, biking, or skiing with her husband, Jordan, or taking a hike with her two Labrador retrievers, Riley and Denver.
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