LUCIE: INSTRUCTOR/STUDIO OWNER
Lucie fell in love with Pilates 10 years ago and knew she needed to learn more and share Pilates with others. She wasn't new to the fitness world though, as she was already a Spinning and group fitness instructor since 2000 and a former college athlete having competed in track and cross country at Centre College. In 2009 she received her Pilates Certification and began teaching in Cincinnati, Ohio before moving to Nashville, TN. Lucie owned and taught at a successful studio in Nashville, 12South Pilates for just under seven year. She currently holds certifications from the Pilates Method Alliance, Pendleton Pilates, TRX, Mad Dogg Spinning, and ACE Personal Training. In 2017, Lucie was awarded the Leo Medallion for Leadership in Pilates by McEntire Pilates. In January 2018, Lucie was interviewed for the Pilates Unfiltered Podcast, an international podcast celebrating Pilates and Pilates teachers. Lucie was also thrilled to be a presenter at the McEntire Pilates Summit this Summer.
Her Pilates philosophy – Pilates is for everybody and it’s the teacher’s responsibility to find the right movements for each student’s unique body and needs. She takes a very personalized approach and believes everyone can Shine with Pilates.
Lucie has pursed training in Prenatal and Postpartum Pilates, as well as Pilates for chronic conditions and rehab, and Pilates for low back pain and pelvic stability.
Lucie is glad to be back in Kentucky and to share her love of Pilates with new students in Lexington.
Jill Johnson: Instructor
Jill is a certified Pilates Instructor with 16 years of experience. She is also a certified Personal Trainer. Jill has a background in nursing and specializes in Safe Spine Pilates. Her background makes her the ideal instructor to work safely and effectively with a variety of conditions as well is fit healthy bodies, too. Jill also enjoys teaching the UK Volleyball team Pilates. We are excited to have Jill as part of the Shine Pilates Studio family!
Isabel Andreasen : Instructor
I’m Isabel! I am from Louisville, and here in Lexington pursuing my Doctorate of Physical Therapy at UK! I just recently moved from Washington, D.C. where I had been a full-time Pilates Instructor the past two years. A little back story on my journey to pilates. A few years ago I had a significant hip injury that prevented me from running my marathon and instead discovered Pilates. It’s true, there is something positive in all situations. I quickly fell in and love with Pilates and got my certification to start teaching. I left my desk job and transitioned into teaching Pilates full time. Both Pilates and physical therapy helped and were huge factors in my successful rehab post hip surgery and therefore I am a huge advocate of both and this has led me to where I am now :). I hope I can help you find your love for Pilates, happiness, and overall wellness. I look forward to meeting all of you!
BABY: STUDIO KITTEN
Baby has been attending Pilates classes since he was just 5 weeks old! He likes to visit the studio from time to time and you may see him on his favorite Pilates apparatus the Spine Corrector. His favorite exercise is ‘stretching’.
If you have a severe cat allergy, please feel free to let Lucie know when you are coming and she’ll make sure Baby is not observing your class.