Our Team

Our team strives to make empowering fitness accessible to everyone — all the while creating an environment so fun that you won’t even notice you’re working harder than you have in any other workout class. Glad to meet you!

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Kaseedee

 

Kaseedee is a NYC based Pilates instructor, personal trainer and nutrition expert who works with each of her clients on a fitness plan that is uniquely tailored to fit their personal goals whether they are to simply tone up or undergo a complete body transformation. After many years of working in the fitness industry, Kaseedee believes in a holistic approach to achieving long-term success.

As an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist, NASM Weight Loss Specialist, Lab Certified Pilates Instructor, Pre/Post Natal Specialist and Certified Health Coach, Kaseedee can combine multiple fitness and nutrition programs to help you address any area of concern. With a focus on health and wellness and not on the number on a scale, Kaseedee’s program helps you transform your habits into a life-long, maintainable routine. Kaseedee’s dynamic approach, great energy and sense of humor only add to her expertise and effectiveness that each of her clients experience.

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Sarah

 

Bio coming soon!

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Jennifer

Hailing from the Midwest and residing in Williamsburg, Jen Cook received her 200 Hour RYT certification from Y7 Studio in 2016 and has an additional 50 hours of training in hands on adjusting and assisting, which she hopes to be able to use again some day soon!  Since 2018 she has been teaching at Goodtimes Yoga in Williamsburg, and now does outdoor park classes locally, as well as corporate and private classes.  Her teaching style combines high energy flows with strengthening and stretching to deeper connect your breath with your body.  During the day, she works in the fashion industry, and is a fan of all things food and wine!

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Alex

Yoga has been a constant in Alex’s life for more than fifteen years. Throughout that time, she has turned to the practice to help her navigate the stresses of life and heal. After years of wanting to share this magic with others, Alex decided to make her a dream a reality, obtaining her 200-hour certificate from Y7 in 2019. That decision transformed her life forever. Alex then went on to complete a mentorship with Y7, gaining an additional 100 hours toward her 300-hour certification. Earlier this year, Alex took a leap of faith and left her career in public relations to pursue teaching full-time. Alex now guides donation based multilevel Vinyasa classes, both off and online, and works with private clients. Alex's goal is to create a space that is accessible to all. Where students move safely through poses in a way that allows them to show up authentically as themselves, both on and off the mat. To do this, she relies on her words, grounded in an understanding of anatomy and sequencing, as well as energetic playlists that help drive the pace of class. Alex currently lives in Greenpoint with her husband Adam and dog Kevin.

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Alexa

Alexa is a holistic health coach and yoga/pilates instructor based in Brooklyn, NY. After spending six years designing in the fashion industry, Alexa began to pursue her true passion of sharing and helping others find their own happiness and peace through yoga and movement. She completed her 200 hr. training at Yogamaya in 2018, as well as completed additional training in Yoga Nidra, Restorative/Yin Yoga, Trauma-Informed Yoga, Inferno Hot Pilates and Baptiste Power Yoga. Her teaching style is reflective of her own self-practice: challenging, accessible, invigorating, but also rejuvenating and always inspired. Whether teaching group classes or working with private clients, Alexa is passionate about sharing the gifts of yoga and mindfulness while holding space for students to have their own unique experience.

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Abby

Pilates has been in Abby's life for almost a decade. She has always found her time on the mat and reformer as a space to focus on building confidence, strength, and self-healing. After years of working on her own practice, Abby has completed her Pilates Mat Certification and is working towards her 300-hour Reformer Certification. Abby's goal is to make her classes a place where students can grow their strength and pilates practice, build confidence, and have fun! During the day, Abby works in the art industry and when she is not at the studio, she can be found picking up a funky bottle of wine at Dandelion Wine and walking around Greenpoint with her puppy, Goose. 

Tiger

Tiger is an NYC based fitness instructor who specializes in Pilates Mat, the Lagree Method, and is a NASM CPT. She is also a professional dancer, educator, and choreographer who has successfully been working in the theater and film industry for over 15 years. Her incredible knowledge of the body, alignment, breath and connection allow her to take your Pilates practice to the next level. You can always expect Tiger's classes to be heart-pumping, core-shaking, and laughter inducing. Check her out on the mat, and on Instagram @stigerb.

Auressa

Pilates has been a source of finding inner strength and testing the body’s ability for over six years for Auressa.  Particularly, in 2019, Pilates mat practice was a source of blocking out everything that was causing major stress in her life and regular classes helped her to focus on self, and became a regular practice where everything happening off the mat did not matter for the duration of the class.

 

In 2020, Auressa was sparked to continue to evolve as a Licensed Social Worker by starting with a private practice counseling group to begin to attain the 3,000 hours needed to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and also begin training to become a Pilates Instructor with the goal of opening her own wellness studio where clients can come in for therapeutic sessions and also work on mind, body, spirit on the mat in Pilates classes. This was the recipe that helped her find her strength in 2019 and because of the strain of having to bounce between several schedules and addresses for therapy and classes for herself at that time, she wants to have a space for others where it is all under one roof.

 

Auressa has recently completed her Pilates Mat Certification and is working towards her 300-hour Reformer Certification.  Auressa draws on her  background as a Licensed Social Worker to provide a class that holds space for each individual where they can tune out of all that is going on in their lives and tune in to self.  Auressa’s goal is to create an environment during classes where participants will fill up with inner strength as they build their physical muscles, creating confidence and connection to their Pilates practice. 

 

During the day, Auressa is a School Social Worker in a High School in the Bronx for the LYFE Program where she helps provide socio-emotional support for Students who are completing their High School or High School Equivalency Diplomas while balancing being young parents.  Auressa also provides counseling with Brooklyn Counseling Services Group in the evenings via zoom.  When not servicing either of these populations, Auressa can be found all over the parks of Ft. Greene and Clinton Hill with her two daughters, Anaiyah and Simone, and big fluffy Samoyed, Elsa.

Olivia

Olivia has been passionate about Pilates and fitness for over a decade. Her dream has been to share the strength and understanding of body and self she has experienced through Pilates with others. After many years of classes and self-practice, Olivia completed her Pilates Mat Certification. She aims to create classes that are fun, strengthening, energizing and allow students to deepen their knowledge of Pilates and the body. During the day, Olivia works in Human Resources in the entertainment industry and when she isn’t working or teaching, she’s probably shopping at a vintage store or hanging out in one of Greenpoint’s many parks!   

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Sarah is a Brooklyn-based British native and has been a Pilates enthusiast since arriving on this side of the pond four years ago. Her passion for teaching began during the Covid-19 pandemic, when she would coordinate friends and family in taking virtual fitness classes as a way to stay connected. Sarah became a certified mat Pilates instructor in April 2021 and prides herself in delivering challenging classes that demand total commitment to being in the moment, serving ice-cold encouragement and relentless enthusiasm in a soothing British accent. When she’s not on the mat, Sarah can be found cycling around the city or at the McGolrick Park Dog Run with her three-year-old rescue pup, Diego.

Kate - Director of Partnerships

To work with us please email Kate at partnerships@pilatesbklyn.com