Our instructors are hand-picked for their amazing experience, knowledge and enthusiasm for the Pilates method. We take great pride in bringing the very best trainers to our clients who not only have the highest qualifications in the industry but who are constantly learning. No matter who you work with, you’ll know that they are passionate, knowledgeable, committed and eager to help you!
Tod attended Ball State University receiving his Bachelors degree in Dance performance. He started his Pilates training in 1993 while at Ball State. He went on to dance and perform professionally for 15 years.
He received his certifications from the Pilates Institute of Australia and Body Arts and Science International and is comprehensively certified. “I truly believe in the power of Pilates, it can change your life.” Tod has been with Reforming Indy from the beginning and has proven himself to be an amazing instructor, mentor to other instructors and is truly loved by his clients and our community!
Senior Certified Instructor
Having taken Pilates as a student since 1994, Lisa decided in 2008 that she needed to turn this passion into a career and has vigorously pursued all the knowledge she can find to make herself a great instructor. Lisa is comprehensively certified through Balanced Body University.Lisa’s personality and amazing energy make her a special instructor which is evident by her large client following. Also certified as a Zumba® and meditation instructor, Lisa is a valued member of our team and a very talented trainer. When our second location opened, Lisa was the ideal choice to manage our studio and mentor the team in Fishers.
Certified Pilates Instructor
Molly graduated in 2003 from Indiana University with a Bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications but in 2005 discovered her true calling in Pilates. Molly has since completed her comprehensive certification with Balance Body, in hopes that she can help other people find or achieve their personal fitness goals.
She continues her education through courses and conferences throughout the Midwest. With her knowledge, she plans to help people become stronger and to develop an awareness of their own bodies. “I truly believe in the power of Pilates because I’ve seen it transform people’s body completely!”
Lisa graduated from Purdue University in 2004 with a major in Communications. After graduation, she moved to Los Angeles, California where she first discovered Pilates. Lisa instantly fell in love with Pilates and decided to pursue her certification through Balanced Body University which she obtained. She truly enjoys helping clients achieve their goals and teaching them about the principles behind Pilates. Lisa has first-hand experience with how Pilates can improve your body, mind and soul. “Pilates can be transforming and powerful, i love helping people feel and become stronger”
Kaity is an Indiana University alumni with a Masters in Social Work who is passionate about helping people. As a fitness lover herself, she enjoys empowering people to be more confident, healthy, and aligned with their inner self.
Kaity joined us to lead our fitness program but has become an extremely good Pilates instructor as well after completing her comprehensive certification. Not only does Kaity have a very loyal following in her classes but she also has dozens of empowered men and women who have completed one of her Bootcamps at Reforming Indy.
After graduating college with a BS in Psychology Jessica moved around before settling in Indy, she began Pilates for herself in 2007 as she prepped for her wedding day, she quickly became obsessed and the seed was planted for a career change right then and there. After having two kids she wanted to make a significant change in her life, leaving the corporate world to share and teach Pilates as much as she could, making overall fitness, health, and well-being her daily priority.
Jen graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Psychology and Business Management. She had taken Pilates in various group classes over the years, but fell in love with Pilates after she began working on the Reformer and combining the Reformer and other apparatus with her running workouts. She loves the challenging workout it provides, yet finds her Pilates practice to be a relaxing time that leaves her more energetic and ready to take care of her two young boys and three dogs at home. Jen is certified in Mat Pilates through the Physical Mind Institute and completed her Reformer certification through Balanced Body University. She is eager to share her enthusiasm for Pilates with others to help them reach their fitness goals.
Cat is our Client Relations and Communications Manager, she graduated from Indiana University Bloomington in May of 2012 with a Bachelor’s of Arts and Science degree in Art History. After a stint in the corporate world, Cat decided to pursue her passion of health, wellness, and Yoga. She completed her RYT-200 Yoga Teacher Training under Christine Yovanovich at Peace Through Yoga in 2014. She is a creative mind with an attention to detail and a love for photography. A talented writer, she enjoys working on our blog and newsletter. She loves the opportunities that working at Reforming Indy have given her to serve and give back to the community. She plans to get her Balanced Body Certification over the next year and eventually wants to teach full time. When she’s not with her Reforming Indy family you can find her working on her photography.
Annie, a local in Carmel, was a client before she was a member of our team. She always credits Reforming Indy for her love of Pilates. Annie received her degree in Business Administration and is a member of the Client Relations Team and our Social Media Marketing Coordinator. She can be found at the Carmel studio on Mondays and is frequently working on projects behind the scene. Annie loves her Reforming Indy family and the community that surrounds them. Working with the clients is her favorite part of the job.
Mandy is a recent graduate of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where she received a BFA in Ballet. She received her Balanced Body certification from Pendleton Pilates in Cincinnati during her time in college. While at Pendleton she taught Reformer, Mat, and Barre before moving to Indianapolis in July. Mandy is currently working as a company apprentice at Dance Kaleidoscope as well as instructing ballet and conditioning classes at the Tap Academy in Anderson, Indiana. She is very excited to be part of the Reforming Indy team and looks forward to learning and growing in Indianapolis as an artist and Pilates instructor.
Upon graduating from Aveda Fredric’s Institute in 2011, Malerie began her career in the beauty industry. Helping people look good and feel good about themselves is what she does best. Malerie has ran the Mini-Marathon every year since 2008. While running is her primary workout, she has always enjoyed trying new things. She has recently started doing CrossFit, and has now found a new love for Pilates. She whole-heartedly loves helping people achieve their health and fitness goals, and being a part of the Reforming Indy Client Relations Team allows her to achieve that goal.
Katie went to the University of Toledo on a golf scholarship and graduated in 2001 with a Sports Marketing degree. Throughout her career she has remained in the golf industry and is currently the Advertising Sales Manager for a Golf Publication. Katie fell in love with the Reformer in the midst of a large weight loss journey in 2011 while living in Chicago. She is an all-around fitness junkie but loves the mind, body, and spiritual balance in addition to overall core strength that Pilates provides. She loves being part of the Client Relations Team and welcoming members and guests while encouraging everyone to achieve their own unique fitness/wellness journey within this community!
Natalie, a member of the Client Relations Team, is currently a senior at Carmel High School. She plans to study athletic training in college and eventually physical therapy in graduate school. She has a love for community service that extends to Riley Children’s Hospital and “Champions Together”, a collaborative partnership between the Indiana High School Athletic Association and Special Olympics Indiana. Her recent love of Pilates allows her to keep fit and compliments her other workout routines.
As a wife and working mother of two teenagers, Karen turned to Pilates after three years of 60-hour workweeks at a private law firm and quickly became a regular client. Beginning a regular exercise regimen in her mid-life, Karen sought a full body workout without a lot of jarring impact that would be sustainable throughout the rest of her life. Pilates was the perfect answer and her results have changed her outlook for her future retirement. Karen started her Balanced Body Pilates instructor certification training under Reforming Indy founder Kristen Abbott early in 2014 and plans to teach Pilates part-time until and after retirement.
Susan received her B.S. degree in Elementary Education and taught for 12 years before starting her family and eventually resigning from the teaching world to be home with her two boys. While home, she quickly fell in love with group fitness as a way to become more fit and have a chance to chat and build new friendships.
Susan became a certified instructor in several of her favorite formats – Turbo Kick, Insanity, and PiYo and began teaching classes at several local business to help broaden their services. She is excited to join the Reforming Indy team to continue her passion for helping others and share her love of fitness through this dynamic, stretch and strength class.
Lora is a Lifestyle Coach and holds certifications for TurboKick® , Insanity®, S.T.R.I.D.E.™, and her most recent favorite, PiYo Strength®, which she is excited to bring to Reforming Indy. As the owner of Live BIG Fitness and a Star Diamond Team Beachbody Coach Lora helps others raise the bar on their fitness and nutrition and in turn improves other areas of their lives. She believes that when you reach your full health and fitness potential EVERYTHING gets better….confidence, productive, mental clarity, even relationships and finances. She says it’s her “passion and privilege to help others reach their full potential.”
Jennifer is very excited to bring her high energy and enthusiasm for fitness to the Reforming Indy team! She truly believes that fitness can be fun and is meant for every body. Jen graduated from the University of Florida with a Masters degree in English. After teaching high school for several years she decided to stay home and focus on raising her three boys. While a stay-at-home mom, Jen found her outlet in group exercise classes-loving the social, mental, and physical benefits that group classes provided. After being encouraged by classmates and friends to seek certification, Jen developed a passion for all things fitness and helping people make healthier lifestyle changes. She is currently TurboKick and PiYo certified and holds an AFAA certification in Group Exercise.
Ainsley JamesAinsley James graduated from Purdue University and Herron School of Art and Design and worked as an Elementary Art Teacher for 7 years in Indianapolis. With a background in dance and yoga, she started taking Pilates classes after the birth of her first child and loved the strength and tone that it gave her body. After her third child was born, Ainsley was looking for something new and discovered PiYO, a high-energy Pilates/yoga fusion class that is choreographed to music. She was certified as a PiYO instructor in September 2014. She recently completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training. Ainsley is so excited to share her passion for PiYO with Reforming Indy!