Pilates Instructors

MEET THE PRECISION PILATES TEAM

our instructors are part of our studio family.

meg stokes

owner & instructor

meg stokes has been teaching hatha yoga since 2000 and pilates since 2001. she began taking hatha yoga classes with her mother at the age of fourteen from instructor cathy woods. she loved it and for the next three years was an avid student of yoga. by the age of eighteen she taught her teachers in high school in the library at her high school for her senior project.

 

meg graduated high school and attended brenau university to dance classical ballet. “i began dancing classical ballet when i was a little girl. i love movement and the connection between the mind and the body.” while dancing at brenau, meg took her first pilates class taught by one of her dance professors. “i fell in love with pilates, it felt so natural.” months later, meg traveled to atlanta and there was trained by a sports medicine association. continuing on this path of movement, meg has traveled to pittsburgh to train in pre/post-natal yoga and many conferences for pilates and yoga. along with her passion for movement, meg decided to pursue a masters degree in business and entrepreneurship and graduated in may 2008 with honors. meg continues to deepen her knowledge of pilates and the anatomy of movement by attending workshops and teacher trainings year round.

“Pilates has changed my life and not only do I see the pain with my students decrease, but they also find a confidence and grace that is beautiful.”

meg believes teaching enables her to create a space where her students can find more awareness and a deeper connection to their own body, which is necessary to create strength and grace within the body. “my students can use what they learn from pilates and incorporate the principles into their daily tasks, whether it is cleaning dishes or sitting at desk, their posture and breathing patterns can enhance their moment to moment existence. to be aware of your breath and body is the essence of being alive.”

meg loves her two beautiful children, pearl is five and abbott is three. pearl and abbott love playing on the aerial hammocks and all the fun pilates toys in our studio! she loves running her pilates studio in asheville, nc and is thankful for her wonderful clients and pilates instructor family! M.E.,M.B.A.,PEI-TT

linda shanock

reflexologist

 

linda is nationally board certified reflexologist who has been actively practicing foot and hand reflexology since completing a 200-hour reflexology training course in 2015 under the supervision of tacy apostolik. linda launched her reflexology practice (sol healing) in 2015 and sees clients in her home (or theirs!) and at various locations including here at precision pilates. linda also has 15 years of teaching experience as an organizational psychology professor with a focus on employee well-being. she also teaches workshops on foot care, couples’ or individuals’ foot relaxation and reflexology for self-care, use of essential oils, and more.

 

jamie knox

yoga instructor

 

 

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kelsey sanders

pilates instructor

 

kelsey is a certified pilates instructor trained in the authentic, classical style of joseph pilates. she received her certification through the comprehensive teacher-training program at appalachian state university under the direction of 2nd generation master instructors marianne adams & rebecca quin.

kelsey studied many forms of dance at the ballet conservatory of saddleback valley and focused on her study of ballet at ballet pacifica conservatory. after moving to north carolina she joined carolina youth ballet. In college she enjoyed dancing and choreographing with the appalachian dance ensemble. along with her pilates instructor certification, she holds a ba in dance studies from appalachian state university. she has a good understanding of body and movement and appreciates how pilates can help anyone achieve better strength and health. kelsey spent the last 5 years teaching with lori shipp at vive pilates in raleigh nc. recently her husband’s work relocated them both to asheville, nc.  she’s excited to start teaching in asheville, and spend time hiking with her husband, david, and golden retriever, daisy.

 

 

our mission:

precision pilates inspires all fitness levels to find greater balance, connection and vigor in mind and spirit through movement.  we believe that by teaching and practicing pilates we are empowered and empower others to be healthier, calmer, more energized and positive. we work to improve your longterm health through the practice of mindful movement to integrate the whole person. Precision Pilates is a platform to guide lifestyle and expand the commitment to ourselves of strengthening both body and mind with purpose.