Our Teachers

Jennifer Whitley, Owner/Director

 

Jennifer has over 10 years of Pilates experience and a true passion for the craft. She has completed the rigorous full equipment training and  apprenticeship at Personal Best Pilates Instructor Academy in Overland Park, KS.  With over 500 hours of PMA certified training and years of teaching experience, Jennifer brings her expertise in the Pilates method to her clients from all backgrounds.  She specializes in complete fitness, weight-loss and rehabilitation and loves to take her clients to the next level.She also holds various group fitness certifications and is the creative genious behind Barre Synthesis.

Jen Errante, Barre and Yoga Instructor

 

Jen was first introduced to yoga through her dance professor and mentor while working towards her degree in Visual and Performing Arts at Stonehill College. She began studying dance when she was just a child and was drawn to yoga as a new outlet to express her body and emotions. Jen has been teaching dance and yoga to kids and adults since the age of 16.She received her 200 hour training from Sonic Yoga (NYC) and is registered with the Yoga Alliance as a RYT. She also received her Child, Teen and ‘Mommy and Me’ Yoga certification from Open Doors Yoga Studio in 2009. She is currently enrolled in Sonic Yoga’s 300 hour Advanced Prana Flow Teacher Training working toward her 500 hour certification. She is blessed to study with Shiva Rea and her senior staff.In addition, Jen was named Lululemon ambassador in January 2013, representing the Manhasset (Long Island, NY) location. Before moving to Colorado Jen was accepted into NYU's Steinhardt program pursuing her masters in dance, teaching in the professions. Jen’s classes are strongly influenced by her dancing background. She enjoys teaching prana flow classes with emphasis on core strength and the fluidity from one pose to the next. She likes to have fun in class while testing the limits of your comfort zone.

Janet French, Pilates Instructor

 

Janet French discovered Pilates over 20 years ago and has been teaching the method for over 18 years. Janet came to Pilates with a prior movement background in the dance profession. She fell in love with the power and fluidity of the Pilates technique. Janet is certified through Physicalmind and Integrated Balance and is finishing a bridge certification with Balanced Body University. She has taught mat, apparatus and Pilates barre in studio, gym, clinical and dance studio settings. She believes that Pilates can benefit anyone and enjoys tailoring classes to the needs of the individual student. Janet is a new arrival in Colorado Springs after a year of teaching Pilates abroad in Jakarta Indonesia. She is excited to be part of the Studio J team.

Katie Howington, Yoga Instructor
 

Katie is a girl of sea and mountains. Born in Florida, she has lived in the Pikes Peak region for most of her life. She studied Health and Wellness Promotion at UCCS and received her Bachelor of Science degree in 2012. Also a personal trainer through ACSM, Katie has a love for the health and fitness world. She began her yoga journey in high school and decided to take it further in 2013, obtaining her RYT-YA 200 spring of that year. She is a student of the 8 limbs of yoga, and is always finding new ways to take her practice further. Discovering a new respect for Pilates, she began to study under Jen at Studio J to learn as much as she could through her mat Pilates certification with Personal Best Pilates. When she's not in a gym setting, Katie is usually out in nature on her bike or with her favorite running buddy, her dog, Sami. ~Namaste~