Our team is the fabric of P + C and we can't wait for you to meet them.
Co-founder + Teacher
A St. Louis native, Jacquelyn received a BS in Kinesiology at the University of Illinois and continued to pursue her passion in fitness by becoming a NASM and NSCA-CSCS certified trainer. In 2009, she became a Fletcher Pilates teacher and has assisted in teacher training as an adjunct Fletcher faculty member all while building a large, devoted clientele base. According to Jacquelyn, the most rewarding aspect of teaching Pilates is allowing people to move better in the body they have – to eliminate pain, strengthen weaknesses and improve performance.
Co-founder + Business Manager
Jacquelyn's better half, Ryan moved to the Windy City from Buffalo (God's Country) in 2006 after receiving a BA in Marketing and Finance from Fredonia University. The move launched his professional marketing career holding positions with Marketing Werks, Ogilvy and Mather, the Chicago Blackhawks, Boston Bruins and most recently rEvolution Marketing. After multiple hip surgeries, Ryan discovered the health benefits of Pilates to maintain strength and balance. Over the years, his love for coffee has grown from a hobby to becoming a trained barista and self-taught coffee roaster.
Karin is a PMA-CPT Pilates Instructor and Thai Bodywork Specialist. She was first introduced to Pilates in 2008 while working as the manager for a local studio and quickly began to see her body transform through the regular practice of Pilates. She then became inspired to further her knowledge by participating in the Ron Fletcher Program of Study which she completed in May 2010. After teaching pilates for a number of years, Karin decided to study the traditional work of Thai Massage and completed a 200 hr training program at Blue Lotus Healing Studies in October 2016. It is Karin's intention to use both Pilates and Thai Bodywork to transform the body and spirit of her clients.
Catie is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point and has a B.A. degree in dance with a minor in Spanish. While studying at the university, she began her Pilates education with Balanced Body in 2014. Additionally, Catie furthered her education through training courses with McEntire Pilates. She currently teaches dance in the Chicagoland area and uses her understanding of dance to inform her Pilates practice. Always seeking to continue her education in both techniques, she believes one is never done learning and growing.
Kristina received her comprehensive Pilates certification from Body Arts and Sciences International (BASI) in 2009 after being introduced to Pilates in her twenties and falling in love with how the practice made her look and feel. Throughout her journey, she’s remained in tune with her body after experiencing child birth, injuries and all the other challenges that can be encountered with age. She credits Pilates as helping her maintain a sense of balance, flexibility and strength both physically and mentally. As an teacher, her goal is to help P+C clients achieve their individual goals and build upon them as they excel in their own practice.
Hailing from beautiful Munster, Indiana - Tania is a graduate of Indiana University and has been serving coffee (tea, etc.) for many years. When she’s not at P+C, Tania also works with our friends at Lululemon Southport and is studying improv. You can catch her performing at iO Chicago, The Second City and The Playground Theatre. She also has a passion for fitness (reason 64 why we love her) that inspires her to discover new ways to sweat weekly.
Olivia completed her Balanced Body Certification while also finishing her BS in Marketing at Providence College. She was drawn to Pilates after years of dance, sports and the injuries that resulted with both and loves the intricacies of the practice and how it makes her feel. After teaching in on the East Coast in Boston for a few years, she recently relocated to Chicago and is excited to start her Pilates career in the Midwest. Her goal is to empower clients through mindful movement.
Originally from the east coast, Melissa graduated from Georgetown University where she received a BA in Psychology and was a member of the Division I rowing team. During her college rowing experience, Melissa developed reoccurring injuries and was introduced to various forms of non-impactful movement that provided mental clarity and body awareness, which ignited a passion for exploring the mind-body connection . After teaching health and nutrition in a New Jersey High School for two years, Melissa moved to Chicago to get her Masters in Social Work at the University of Chicago. Shortly following graduation, Melissa began training to become a Pilates instructor and is certified in the Flex Method and is currently pursuing her comprehensive training at Pilates + Coffee. She aims to make movement fun and attainable for all of her clients!
Ana was raised in Miami, FL where she attended Florida International University (FIU). Her journey began at a young age as a dancer in her native Colombia, where she performed with many academies around the country. Ana then discovered Pilates when she was an undergraduate pre-law student and it soon became a physical and mental outlet for her. Ana enjoys working with clientele of all ages, body types, physical backgrounds and needs. She is certified through Classical Pilates Education and the Lagree Fitness method. In her spare time, Ana enjoys spending time at the beach, rollerblading, working out, attending concerts and staying up-to-date with the latest nutritional advances. She has an appreciation for wellness and healthy lifestyle to increase longevity and quality of life. Her goal is to challenge and nurture her clients bodies and needs.