Firehaus Pilates Instructors
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... she was hooked.
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 is an ambassador for Momentum Fest here in Denver and strives to learn something new about movement everyday. 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 would like 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
Christina first discovered Pilates while at physical therapy recovering from 2 back surgeries. Her physical therapist at the time had a small amount of Pilates equipment, and though she never experienced Pilates during her physical therapy sessions, she was introduced to the importance of core control. Always keeping Pilates in the back of her mind, Christina completed her physical therapy and then continued to use swimming as her sole source of exercise due to some residual weakness in her right leg; traditional forms of exercise seemed almost impossible due to these symptoms. 3 years later, Christina was still frustrated with her exercise restrictions and finally decided to pursue Pilates. She noticed huge improvements in her strength and function after just a short time, and the rest is history! Christina’s love for Pilates led her to complete the Polestar Pilates teacher training program in 2017 and she is now focused on helping others who think they cannot accomplish their goals due to an injury.
Christina and her husband Curtis enjoy spending time doing any outdoor activity possible with their 4 children. When outside the Pilates studio, you will likely find Christina playing “chauffeur” to her kids, going from 1 school activity to the next.
Andrea walked into her first Pilates studio in 2015 knowing nothing about the practice & has been hooked ever since. Staying true to Joseph Pilates roots she was classically trained in 2016 & is currently in the process of becoming a certified Polestar Practitioner. Andrea was a gymnast & dancer from the age of 3 & believes movement feeds the soul. Without thoughtful proper body mechanics we begin to compensate in unfavorable ways.
Pilates is a functional practice for everyone of all ages to correct these imbalances. Andrea is excited to share knowledge of her classical experience while also integrating her rehabilitative training through Polestar.
Rachel was first introduced to Pilates after experiencing years of chronic pain and undergoing multiple surgeries. The combination of Pilates and physical therapy helped her regain a normal lifestyle. She is now passionate about teaching Pilates not only in the rehabilitation industry, but to those in every walk of life! Rachel has been a Polestar© Pilates Practitioner since 2007, and has since obtained extensive training in multiple areas of the Pilates industry including women's health, neurological rehabilitation, joint replacement, disc patholgies, scoliosis and chronic pain.
She is also certified through RockTape in Fascial Movement Taping as well as Rock Blades Fascial Movement Techniques.
Katie was introduced to Pilates in 2013 when she took her first class at Firehaus. Having suffered with pain from multiple herniations and a discectomy, she had finally found something that helped alleviate her pain and strengthen her core. Having seen the benefits of Pilates firsthand, Katie is now passionate about the practice and excited to be part of the Firehaus Team.
While not in the studio Katie enjoys spending time with her 2 children, volunteering at their school, and managing their soccer teams. She also enjoys spending time at the beach and in the mountains.
Kristi was introduced to Pilates over 8 years ago and has since made the practice a constant part of her life. She has a background in gymnastics, diving, and collegiate cheerleading, allowing her to experience many different forms of exercise. What she really loves about Pilates is that you can take the movement benefits with you throughout the rest of your day and week. Trained through Polestar Pilates Education, Kristi is very excited to help others realize the benefit of proper movement.
Kristi is a Colorado native and enjoys all the outdoor activities in our beautiful state including skiing, rafting, and mountain biking. She is a commercial airline pilot by profession and loves to travel with her husband Travis.
Carla received her B.S. in Nursing from Regis University in 2013. Having driven by Firehaus Pilates countless times on her way to school, she decided to give Pilates a try; it was love at first class! Three years later Carla completed the Polestar Pilates Rehabilitation training and has been teaching at Firehaus ever since.
When not practicing Pilates, Carla enjoys exploring all Colorado has to offer with her four-legged best friend Biner Dog. When they are not adventuring together, Carla enjoys cooking, gardening and going to the theater.
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.
New Client Intro Offers
3 Pilates Classes for $45 or
3 Private Pilates Sessions for $150