Lisa is a true believer in the power of movement! After a back injury in college, Lisa found a path to recovery and pain-free movement in Pilates exercises. She also discovered that guiding other people to recovery was incredibly rewarding and pursued a career in health and fitness. Xtend Barre replaced the cardio she got dance rehearsals and TRX replaced any desire for gym equipment. Since 2007 Lisa has been a full-time instructor in Los Angeles and New Orleans, and opened the doors to FPB in 2012. She is also a Pilates Master Trainer through Balanced Body and teaches all Pilates Teacher Trainings throughout the year. She is proud that FPB specializes in injury prevention and rehabilitation, pre/post natal workouts, pelvic floor awareness and safe fitness for clients living with Multiple Sclerosis.
KATIE KIRK M.S. Good Health and a sound physique has been the center of her professional career, since inspired by a physical therapy session in High School in the late 90’s. After pursuing both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Kinesiology, Katie has worked in several areas of exercise physiology, including: Cardiac Rehabilitation; Personal Training; Geriatrics; Wellness Programming; and her greatest love, Pilates. Katie is a Balanced Body Trained Instructor in Reformer and Mat. She is able to incorporate the elements of traditional personal training & physiology and combine it with the sound biomechanics of what pilates provides. She quotes, “if you have a body, then you should do pilates!” You can find her teaching: TRX, Pilates Mat & Reformer, Xtend Barre. She is available for personal training and is also a certified Heath Coach.
Courtney Hays is a fitness enthusiast who loves sharing her passion of fitness with others. Courtney holds an AAS Degree as an Exercise Specialist and is a Certified Personal Trainer through NSCA. She started her career in 2010 as a personal trainer working with a variety of clientele, with a focus on strength and conditioning. Courtney started studying Pilates in 2011 and underwent training through AFPA for Pilates Mat and Balanced Body for Pilates Reformer. Through her studies, Courtney has discovered the many great benefits of Pilates; including increased mobility, flexibility, and improved function of everyday life. Courtney is certified in Xtend Barre, TRX and in Pilates for MS and other Neurological Conditions. Courtney stays busy keeping up to date with continuing education and research to stay current in her field. She wants to continue to expand her knowledge so she can help her clients the best she can.
JERI ANN has been teaching Pilates and Xtend Barre full time for 3 years, and spent two years teaching Pilates part time while living in Texas. She moved to Fayetteville after meeting two of her colleagues at the Reformer teacher training in Dallas. Jeri Ann has completed all 500 hours of the Balanced Body program with internationally recognized Pilates Teacher Trainer and Physical Therapist Karen Sanzo. She is trained to teach all levels of Pilates Mat, Reformer, and Apparatus. Jeri Ann is also certified to work with clients with Multiple Sclerosis or other neurological disorders. Before becoming a Pilates Instructor, Jeri Ann extensively studied Flute Performance since an early age. Because of the rigorous practice required to be a professional classical musician, she suffers from minor ailments. Pilates has helped her rehabilitate in a way that no other exercise program could, which initiated her love of Pilates. It’s through the tiny subtleties of the Pilates principles and fundamentals that she has found better balance, strength, and flexibility. Jeri Ann loves guiding others in finding the same balanced movement in their own bodies. Because Jeri Ann has a strong understanding of Pilates fundamentals and she is able to work with all body types and capabilities.
Holistic health has always been important to Susanne – body, mind, and spirit. Her education is in business (BSBA and MBA), but her passion is all about being a whole healthy person and helping others find that. Exercise has been important to Susanne since she was a teen, when she jumped on the high impact aerobics train in the 80’s and munched on celery, watching Richard Simmons on TV (not really!). Raising 4 kids with her husband, Matt, has kept Susanne very active over the past 20 years. She has learned it’s easy to get focused on those around and their needs, and forget that personal wellness is critical to enable yourself to help others! Susanne loves that Pilates transfers to everyday life and enhances strength, balance and flexibility so we can live fuller, healthier, more satisfying lives. Pilates is for everybody, whether strong or weak, super fit athletes to those recuperating from illness or injury, even recovering from childbirth and losing those extra pounds. She discovered Pilates about 10 years ago and realized that THIS is the type of movement that she need to be doing.
Kara first tried Pilates in 2007 while working as a travel nurse in Denver. As an avid runner, Kara quickly recognized that Pilates was exactly what she needed to develop core strength and aid in flexibility. Upon relocating back to her native Arkansas, Kara incorporated Pilates reformer into her fitness routine and was instantly hooked! As a client of Fayetteville Pilates and Barre, Kara found that in addition to Pilates, Xtend Barre and TRX were wonderful stress relievers to counterbalance her Medical Sales career. Kara believes that the studio has something to offer every person regardless of fitness level and that every client can benefit from Pilates. After giving birth to her daughter, Annabelle, in May of 2016 Kara saw it as the perfect opportunity to make a career change and invest more time into studying Pilates and excited to be helping clients achieve their fitness goals.
POLICIES24-Hour Cancellation Policy
Any cancellations for a group class reservation or private session must be made at least 24hrs in advance to avoid a “Late Cancel”. Reservations that are not cancelled before the 24hr deadline (Late Cancel) will cause the class to still be deducted from your account.
You are free to manage your class schedule through our online scheduling system, which includes the ability to cancel your spot in a class. You can also give us a call or send us an email if you need to cancel or change your reservation.
This policy also ensures that we won’t late cancel on you!
Anything that you can move freely in is acceptable, but baggy clothing makes it harder for instructors to see if your alignment is correct. We recommend yoga style pants and close-fitting tops for women; men can wear gym shorts or pants and a t-shirt. (Of course, if your shiny green unitard is screaming to be brought back out of the closet, you are welcome to wear that, too.)
Socks with grips required. For sanitary reasons, we ask all of our clients to wear socks. For safety reasons, we need socks to have rubber grips on the bottoms (our floor can be very slick with regular socks). We have socks for sale at the studio, but you are free to bring in any kind of clean socks with grips.
No heavy perfumes or colognes, out of respect to those with chemical sensitivites.
If you must bring your phone with you into the studio, please make sure that it is set to silent.Inclement Weather Policy
We will be closed for classes if the Fayetteville Public Schools are closed. We will do our best to inform all of our clients of any cancellations via e-mail or phone calls, but please be sure to check the online schedule before class during bad weather.