About Twist Pilates

Washington DC Certified Pilates Instructor | TRX Instructor


Ryan Hodgkinson

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 Kern

Kate Kern

​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.

Pilates Exercise Sessions Washington DC by Twist Pilates

Manifestany S.

Manifestany received his Pilates Mat and Equipment certifications from The Kane School of Core Integration in 2010, under the guidance of Pilates and anatomy guru, Kelly Kane. He believes that Pilates is one of the smartest ways one can build functional strength, which in turn, will only make your body easier to live in. Therefore his classes and sessions tend toward an athletic approach while helping one understand how to efficiently move and connect with your own anatomical structure. He believes helping one understand their own anatomy is key to helping them also understand their weaknesses, which he will focus on and make you work! His clients have ranged from healthy 22 year old athletes to 62 year young grandparents in recovery from multiple surgeries. He has helped clients with conditions such as disc herniations, frozen shoulder, osteoporosis, pelvic floor issues, hyper mobility, arthritis, nerve impingement, bursitis, various injuries and healthy people who come to Pilates for fitness. He holds B.F.A. in dance and choreography from Virginia Commonwealth University, and most recently Manifestany earned his Thai Yoga Massage certification from The Lotus Palm Institute in Montreal, Canada. He enjoys traveling in his spare time and is an Aries with Gemini rising.

Halle Espinoza

Halle Espinoza

Halle completed the extensive teacher training program through STOTT Pilates in Portland, Oregon, and joined Twist Pilates in 2022. Halle grew up around Pilates and has been practicing since she was young. She discovered her love of Pilates from her brother Ryan, who owns Twist Pilates, and her sister Heidi, a licensed physical therapist and certified Pilates Instructor.

In her own practice, Halle loves the combination of stretching, strengthening, and coordination along with the fact that you can make exercises more challenging or restorative, depending on how your body is feeling each day. Halle believes that every body is a Pilates body and wants each of her clients to feel comfortable and confident as they discover the Pilates method.

Mariana Diehl

Mariana Diehl

Mariana is a former dancer with a master’s degree in biodynamics of movement and sports and a bachelor’s degree in Dance, Arts and Sport. She is passionate about the Pilates’s Method, body awareness and anatomy.

With a comprehensive approach, She focuses her work on injury prevention and rehabilitation guiding her clients to body awareness development and well-being improvement.

Mariana's main goal as a Pilates instructor is to make my clients confident of their own body and capacities and help them to be independent in life.

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.

Twist Pilates offers Pilates Classes to clients across Dupont Circle, Georgetown, Columbia Heights, Capitol Hill, Cleveland Park, Woodley Park, Washington DC, McLean and the surrounding areas.

Services offered by Twist Pilates include: Private Pilates Sessions | Pilates Duet Sessions

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