About Osterville Pilates
Osterville Pilates is a highly specialized, friendly, and personal boutique studio centrally located in the quaint village of Osterville on Cape Cod.
What makes us unique is that we challenge our clients to achieve their best physical fitness while striving to make everyone who comes to our studio feel welcome. Our comfortable, unpretentious environment is friendly to all, regardless of fitness level or age group.
Our main focus is to enhance core strength and balance, improve posture and flexibility, and to relieve back pain and stress.
We emphasize a unique and therapeutic method of training for our clients that challenges the body and the mind, providing a high quality exercise experience that can really help to change them for life.
Meet the Instructors
Jennifer has been teaching Pilates for over 16 years. She graduated from Springfield College with a BS in Recreation/Business. After moving to Cape Cod, she became fully certified in both Pilates Mat and Machine training by West Coast Pilates (Kathy Corey) and Physical Mind.
Jen got her Ballet Barre training through Boston Barre (Zanya Gold) in 2012.
She is a former college gymnast and dancer with over 30 years of fitness experience, teaching and coaching to people of all ages. Jen has trained everyone from professional athletes to students who are just beginning to learn about Pilates. She has worked with many clients rehabilitating from surgery and injuries as well, giving special attention to the needs of older clientele.
She has a great appreciation of how Pilates and Barre can help her clients achieve their fitness goals and thoroughly enjoys sharing her knowledge and love of exercise!
Monica has been on the move for 40 years. At age seventeen she was already teaching jazz dance for beginners. At her hometown of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, she trained and worked as a dancer for over 10 years along with pursuing her B.S. in Communications – Advertising.
After moving to Southern California in 1992 she became certified by the American Council of Exercise (ACE), in both Group Exercise instruction and personal training. As a fitness instructor there she worked with a variety of clients in both corporate and regular gyms teaching step, conditioning, and stretch classes.
During her years in San Diego Monica learned and practiced yoga with instructors from the well-known Ashtanga Yoga Center in Encinitas, California.
Upon her arrival on Cape Cod, thirteen years ago, she started taking Pilates with Jen Fogarty – a natural path to follow her dance and fitness background. She eventually became certified by Stott Pilates and is trained in Mat, Reformer and the Barrels. She has been a Pilates instructor for ten years and has continually taken workshops in the area.
Two and a half years ago she became certified in the Booty Barre method and was trained by its founder, Tracey Mallet. As a barre instructor, she has continued to update her training, having added a Barre Sculpt certification and yearly taking workshops between Boston and Tracey’s base in South Pasadena.
Luanne M. Persson, B.A., E-RYT, CMT
Luanne has a Bachelor’s Degree from Curry College and delved into practicing yoga over 25 years ago, while on the West coast working in corporate sales and marketing to help manage back pain and stress. She has an East coast meets West coast approach to teaching, since she has obtained certification as an advanced yoga instructor and certified massage therapist on both coasts. She has been teaching and operating Avalon Health and Wellness Studio and teaching for over 18 years.
Luanne has developed and taught several workshops and thematic classes at yoga studios, corporate facilities and resorts such as “Back Care Yoga” and “Tune Your Immune”, as well as sports/athletic related classes for tennis and golfers. She enjoys creating a therapeutic approach to teaching - meshing the elements of anatomy, alignment, meridian work, and lifestyle assessment, to provide an opportunity where every body type can fully explore their potential for health and wellness.