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 proud manager of the P+C cafe.
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.
Madeline graduated from the University of Illinois (another Fighting Illini at P+C) with a Bachelor’s degree in Romance Languages. Aside from her love for expression and foreign language, Madeline has devoted much of her time since childhood to exercise and movement. She began her fitness career, not long after college, by teaching Aerial Fitness and shortly after was introduced to Pilates. In addition to her time at P+C, Madeline also teaches TRX and works with our friends at Lululemon Local. Madeline’s intention is to increase function of the body through mindful movement.
Katie first tried Pilates over 15 years ago after being introduced to it in high school. She used it at the time to complement her love for competitive cheerleading, as well as support in rehabilitation after an ACL injury. She continued to learn about Pilates by practicing at her mom’s studio in Kentucky on visits home from college. After graduation, she moved to Chicago and immersed herself further into the practice - eventually graduating from The Lab training program lead by Jacquelyn Brennan of Pilates + Coffee and Holly Swanson of Core Chicago Pilates. When Katie is not teaching Pilates, you can find her working full time with lululemon in Chicago.
Ritu received her certification from The LAB training program lead by Jacquelyn Brennan of Pilates + Coffee and Holly Swanson of Core Chicago Pilates. Ritu started her Pilates journey back in 2007 and started to take classes across a variety of studios in Chicago. She met Jacquelyn in 2016 and that is when she truly found beneficial and understood what Pilates can do for someone’s spine, shoulders and core. In addition, being an avid runner, Ritu found Pilates to be the perfect compliment. She decided to follow her passion and educate herself further on the practice by taking the training program in 2018. Ritu wants to bring to clients what Pilates has done for her- length and strength. When not doing Pilates, she is at home with her three children and husband. Ritu also holds an MBA in Organizational Behavior from Case Western Reserve University and B.S In Engineering from the University of Michigan.