Kathy became interested in Pilates after being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in 1995. She credits her return to good health and recovery to the regular practice of the Pilates Method. Absolutely Pilates opened September 6th, 2006 and quickly became Kathy's "third child".
Kathy has a B.S. in Health Sciences and Physical Education from Peabody College, and a M.A. in the same fields from University of Memphis. She taught and coached at Berea College. After a successful career in sales, Kathy returned to her passion, by teaching Pilates and yoga in 2004, and became certified in the Pilates Method thru Integrated Balance, Power Pilates, and PHI. She is a certified member of the PMA.
Pilates gave Kathy freedom and ease-in-movement, great posture, and the ability to do all the things she loves to do. She has a mission to pass on what she has discovered to everyone.
PAMELA PMA, CPT
Searching for relief from debilitating lower-back problems in 1995, Pamela discovered then embraced Pilates for it's rehabilitative results. She says, "If everyone practiced Pilates, we could eliminate many orthopedic and sports injuries." Pamela incorporates core strength in everything she does, from playing with her children, to gardening, to sitting taller at the computer. Her clients range from business people and stay-at-home mothers to college athletes, dancers, and especially seniors. She also teaches dance conditioning, Barre, Zumba, yoga, and stretch therapy. Pamela graduated with a B.A. in Journalism from the University of King's College. Her Pilates certifications are with Polestar and Power Pilates. She is a certified member of PMA.
Mary believes that all of us are born with special gifts, and it is our path to discover these gifts and share them with others. She found her gift to be teaching. Mary was a primary school teacher in the Barren County School System fror 30 years. She is fully certified in Vinyasa Yoga , and in Pilates Mat and Reformer . After retiring from school teaching in 2012, she joined Absolutely Pilates teaching staff and is continuing her classical Pilates. Mary would love to help you with and guide you in essential body awareness exercises and techniques, which will restore natural balance, improve posture, develop core strength, and increase flexibility.
Dawn discovered Pilates after suffering a back injury during 2002. Dawn was looking for an exercise regime that allowed her time to recover her muscle strength, good posture, and flexibility in a controlled environment. Pilates was an excellent fit, due to the small classes she attended and subsequent one on one attention that was available. Dawn is certified with the Physicalmind Institute and has also trained in Pilates mat and reformer with Stott Pilates in Florida. Dawn is certified in Pilates mat and standing Pilates. Dawn is currently deepening her understanding of movement working on an additional Pilates certification with Integrated Balance. Dawn loves to share what she has learned and will help you along your personal journey of success.
Molly, a life long equestrian and professional instructor and trainer, has always been interested in the body, physical fitness, and health. Molly turned to Pilates when was struggling to find straightness in her riding postilion, and she quickly traded in her traditional riding lessons for Pilates lessons. The balance, strength, and alignment she gained not just changed how she rode, but how she moved on the ground. In order to deepen her knowledge of the Pilates method and the body, she started her certification through Romana's Pilates while in Illinois, and finished in Nashville through Classical Pilates Education at Willow. She now incorporates Pilates into her riding instruction and enjoys helping other riders and non-riders find balance and strength through the Pilates work.
Kristen is a physical therapist with over 20 years of clinical experience in neuromuscular rehabilitation, sports specific performance and women’s health. Kristen was introduced to Pilates as a physical therapy intern in Boulder, CO and had the privilege of learning the discipline as she began her professional career. She saw the tremendous value in the method of teaching both healthy clients and patients with varying levels of injury/illness. Kristen has been teaching Pilates in studio and rehabilitation settings since 1998. She has served as a liaison to the Integrative Health Program for the Veteran’s Administration, as a consultant to the US Women’s Hockey Team, and several collegiate and professional athletes to help them incorporate Pilates into their training/rehab. Kristen earned a bachelor's degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of California, Davis in 1994 and her Master of Science and Physical Therapy degrees from Duke University in 1996. She received her initial Pilates certification through Polestar ® Education in 2000 and has been certified through the Pilates Method Alliance since 2005. Kristen recently moved to Bowling Green with her husband and two awesome and active sons.
“It has been an honor to help clients acquire healthy and balanced movement in their bodies - while having fun and challenging themselves - whether training for competition or restoring their health. I am excited for the opportunity to work with Kathy and the diverse group of instructors and clients at Absolutely Pilates.”