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MEET THE TEAM

Fun. Playful. Warm. Welcoming. And they love a good burn.

This is our team.

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OUR INSTRUCTORS

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Emily is a graduate from U of M and a long-time Ann Arbor-ite. Having worked in both the neuro and surgical intensive care units, Emily has worked with clients with a wide array of restrictions and disabilities, and loves the feeling of helping people reach their functional goals. As a Pilates instructor, she now has the opportunity to do that every day.

An avid runner, Emily has long utilized pilates to supplement her training, and loves that it can be tailored so as to be accessible and challenging to people of all fitness levels.

Regardless of your athletic abilities, Emily will ensure you leave her classes feeling stronger, and importantly, excited to return!
Owner, Instructor
Emily
Emily
Owner, Instructor
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Lindsay began teaching Pilates in Fall 2021. Having tried other group fitness studios in the past, nothing compared to the encouraging and welcoming atmosphere at Core Collective.

Lindsay received her doctorate in audiology and works as an audiologist specializing in intraoperative cranial nerve monitoring. When not teaching or at the hospital, you will often find Lindsay taking class on the carriage next to you (we can’t keep her away)!
Lead Instructor
Lindsay
Lindsay
Lead Instructor
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Maddy came from Los Angeles looking for a Pilates studio and found a Pilates family. She had been coming to Core Collective for a few years and it’s now like a second home to her.

While Maddy is not at the studio, she is working as a home infusion nurse and busy with her husband, 2 daughters and 2 labradoodles. Her life is jam packed, but she always make time for Pilates. It gives her the energy she needs to get through the day.

Maddy's favorite class is Core Classic, especially flows that have planks, lunges, and the all-time favorite, feet in straps. She loves a challenging class and pushing herself to get the best out of each workout. 
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Maddy
Maddy
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Jennifer began her journey as part of the Core Collective family in the Fall of 2021. Having been a ballet dancer for the majority of her life, she was looking for a workout that would help her maintain core strength and flexibility. After her first pilates class, she instantly fell in love! Jennifer completed pilates instructor training in the summer of 2022 and has found that being an instructor combines her passions for teaching and health/wellness. Jennifer loves introducing new clients to reformer pilates and strives to provide a supportive environment where clients at all levels can challenge themselves and see progress. 
Outside of pilates, Jennifer recently completed her PhD from UofM in Cancer Biology and has started her first job in the medical communications industry. When not working or at the studio, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, trying new restaurants, and all things cleaning and organization.
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Jen
Jen
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After many years of searching for a workout that she truly enjoyed, Gigi (Giselle) discovered Pilates and fell in love.

The studio quickly became one of Gigi’s favorite places as it allows her escape from the busyness of the world, a place to improve upon herself, and a space to empower others.

If she’s not at the studio, you can catch her selling real estate all around southeast Michigan as a Realtor, designing creative work for local businesses as an Art Director, or munching on delicious foods as an avid foodie.

Gigi prides herself on her positive energy and inclusivity making each workout accessible and fun while also a teensy ;) bit challenging for all. Workouts with Gigi are the perfect way to start your day off right!
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Gigi
Gigi
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Rachel grew up as a multidisciplinary dancer for many years until she began pursuing her career as a Physician Assistant. Since then, she found it hard to stick with gym routines that provided the same enjoyment and results she found with dance until she tried reformer pilates.

Rachel was introduced to reformer pilates at Core Collective over a year ago when she moved back home to Michigan. Core Collective gave her the direction, strength, and flexibility she had been looking for all this time. Pilates has given her an outlet to relieve stress and replace it with strength and tranquility. 

Rachel strives to create an inclusive, engaging, and challenging environment for both new and experienced clients in her classes. Her goal is to help give clients the opportunity to be a healthier and stronger version of themselves.

When she is not at the studio, Rachel is likely traveling, spending time with her husband and animals, reading a good book, or cooking something tasty
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Rachel
Rachel
Instructor
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Tia fell in love with Pilates after taking her first class at Core Collective- she was instantly hooked! Originally from Minnesota, Tia moved to Ann Arbor in 2022 and found a welcoming home at the studio when searching for a new way to spice up her fitness routine. As a longtime runner who loves HIIT, she enjoys adding fun lunge sequences and glute work to her sessions while focusing on stability and strength. She aims to create a supportive environment that will leave you feeling strong, motivated, and empowered (and a little sweaty!!).

Outside of the studio, Tia holds doctorate in epigenomics, identifying how molecular markers on DNA influence an individuals overall health. When not in the lab, you can find her paddle boarding, drinking coffee, or browsing a bookstore- but she will most likely be on the reformer next you!

Tia creates her classes for all levels of fitness, from new to the reformer and beyond- she will have you engaged and smiling by the end of class. She can’t wait to see you at the studio!
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Tia
Tia
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I’ve always enjoyed being active and on the move! I was big into running but after giving birth to my son and having a tough recovery, running was not an option at the time. I heard great things about pilates and decided to go to a class and well ...I fell in love!

I enjoy spending time with family, trying new sushi spots with my partner, and just being open to new adventures like triathlons or learning how to ride a motorcycle!
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Jen U.
Jen U.
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Dale
Dale
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Molly
Molly
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Elise
Elise
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Lauren completed her Pilates reformer instructor training in 2018 - originally meant to be a part time job, she quickly fell in love with Pilates, and has welcomed it into her life full time. Lauren enjoys working with clients of all levels and experience. Introducing new clients to the reformer is one of her favorite parts of the job!
 
When Lauren's not at the studio, you can find her spending time outdoors with her husband, daughter, dog and horses. 
 
Lauren gears her classes towards clients who are striving to improve their overall strength, posture, flexibility, balance and mindset. She promises you'll leave the studio smiling, and a little shaky - in a good way!
Manager, Instructor
Lauren
Lauren
Manager, Instructor
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After joining Core Collective in May 2022, Brittany has found her favorite place and community in Ann Arbor. HIIT cardio, core and glute-focused workouts have been Brittany’s passion since her cheerleading days at Grand Valley State University. Reformer pilates is truly like none other; you are powerful, graceful and mentally engaged through each movement. Brittany strives to create classes where you feel proud of yourself and leave the studio glowing!

Outside of Core Collective, Brittany is an early-intervention speech language-pathologist working with families of children zero-three years old. She loves to spend her free time obsessing over her cats, drinking all of the coffee, making new vegetarian recipes and indulging in The Office or a True Crime podcast. 
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Brittany
Brittany
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Alli joined Core Collective in August 2022 and immediately felt like she had found the missing piece. After years of trial and error with group fitness classes she was eager to try something new that balanced weight training, cardio, and stretching. Reformer Pilates was a great change of pace and the environment at Core Collective was welcoming and inspiring. She immediately knew that she had found the perfect place for a challenging, fun, and engaging workout.
Alli started teaching in winter 2023 and has absolutely loved her first few months of creating workouts and meeting new clients.

Outside of the studio, Alli is a recent master’s graduate at University of Michigan and an avid cat lover. She loves to spend her time reading, doing yoga, going for walks, visiting Family, and (most importantly) relaxing with her three wonderful cats: Francine, Walter, and Ruby. Alli is beyond excited to continue teaching at Core Collective and can hardly wait to meet you in the studio!
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Alli
Alli
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Julia, born and raised in Ann Arbor, left for college and graduated in 2021 from Purdue University with degrees in Psychology and Sustainable Environments. After moving back to Ann Arbor from Indiana, Julia realized she needed a major change in her workout routine. A random internet search turned into a full-blown obsession with Reformer Pilates.

Julia began instructor training in the fall of 2022. She loves connecting with clients, turning them onto the benefits of Pilates, and helping them reach their health and fitness goals. Julia strives to make her classes a challenging and exhilarating experience. 

When she’s not teaching at the studio, you can find Julia driving around Southeast Michigan as a Realtor or on the reformer next to you! Some other interests Julia has are: Dachshund dogs, being a foodie, practicing Iyengar Yoga, ceramic art, nature, and cooking. 
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Julia
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Britney went to Wayne State University and graduated with a bachelor’s in Public Health. She now works from home as a Business Analyst for a Managed Healthcare company. After moving to Ann Arbor, she knew that she wanted to find a workout that was exciting and motivating to do everyday. When she found Core Collective, she knew this was a great place to be!

When Britney is not in the studio, she is usually glued to her computer at home, or she’s with her roommate and puppy watching a new show on Netflix. She also loves to travel and cook whenever she gets the chance!

Britney completed the winter 2022 instructor training and loves to make her classes fun and interesting for each one of her clients. She loves to include a lot of core work in her classes :)
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Britney
Britney
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Marissa is a Michigan transplant who spent the past 12 years in New Mexico where she earned her Masters degree in Geography and was into rock climbing. Without any mountains to climb in Michigan she searched for something new and decided to try reformer pilates! She was instantly hooked and has been here pretty much every day since! If she’s not on the reformer next to you she’s probably behind the desk.

Outside of the studio you’ll most likely see Marissa walking around Ann Arbor listening to Taylor Swift or drinking a latte.
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Marissa
Marissa
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Just over a year ago, Luci attended her first class at Core Collective.  The class proved to be the perfect combination of strength, core and balance work; it was exactly what she’d been looking for.  The welcoming environment and beautiful studio further motivated her to begin a membership at Core Collective.  Luci is excited to join the Core Collective team.  When taking Luci’s classes, you can look forward to challenging classes appropriate for various fitness levels.

Outside of her time at Core Collective, Luci is a personal trainer and nutrition coach.  Luci’s passion for helping people feel and look their best led her to pursue a career in the fitness industry.  She enjoys helping her clients work towards their wellness goals by incorporating movement, strength training and nutrition guidance.  

Luci is a mother of three!  When she’s not busy with her kids or work, she enjoys cooking, strength training, and spending time outdoors. 
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Luci
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Elisabeth
Elisabeth
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Audra
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Liz
Liz
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