PMA® CPT, Ace CPT
Ryan was first introduced to Pilates by his sister Heidi, a licensed Physical Therapist and certified Pilates Instructor, to help him with ruptured disks he suffered as a result of numerous abdominal surgeries.
Recognizing the benefits that Pilates provides towards overall health and physical fitness, he completed his 750 hour comprehensive Pilates Machine and Apparatus.
Certification in 2008 and has been teaching Pilates full-time ever since. In addition to teaching Pilates, Ryan is a Certified Personal Trainer, TRX Instructor and has 23+ years practicing and teaching martial arts. Ryan draws from all aspects of his training and years of experience to create tailored programs for individual client's needs.
Kate is a PMA® Certified Pilates Teacher who just recently moved back to the DC area. She taught for many years in Houston, DC, and her hometown of Milwaukee. She remembers being introduced to the “100” for the first time in a mat class at the YMCA and thinking, “This is fun and challenging. I have to tell other people about it!” Her enthusiasm for practicing Pilates quickly grew into a love for teaching. She has worked to build a knowledge base specifically to help her clients free themselves from chronic pain, and build the strength and flexibility necessary to prevent future injuries. It is her goal to help others find the confidence and joy that comes with a body that moves effortlessly through space.
Twist Pilates and Fitness offers personalized private and duet Pilates sessions designed to meet each of our client’s individual needs and goals. Our highly experienced Certified Pilates Instructors work with our clients to identify range of motion limitations and muscular imbalances that pull the body out of alignment then apply specific exercises to improve posture and mobility while progressively challenging their flexibility and full-body strength. Twist Pilates is equipped with a complete array of Balanced Body Pilates machines including Reformers, Chairs, Ladder Barrel and Cadillac as well as TRX Suspension Trainers.
Offering Pilates Classes to clients across Dupont Circle, Georgetown, Columbia Heights, Capitol Hill, Cleveland Park, Woodley Park, Washington DC, McLean and the surrounding areas.