LindaFit Teachers

Elizabeth Jones
Elizabeth Jones is a dancer, choreographer, Pilates instructor, and fitness enthusiast. She received her mat training under LindaFit Pilates and continues to study with Linda to this day. Her current Pilates employments in the city include: PPW New York, Ludlow Fitness, and guest faculty at Broadway Dance Center. She has
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Morgana Rose Mellett
Morgana Rose Mellett grew up in the green mountains of Vermont, before moving to NYC in 2010. Upon moving to New York, Morgana completed the LindaFit Pilates Mat certification. Morgana teaches Pilates classes in private residential buildings as well as at Equinox, Broadway Dance Center, West End Health and Fitness,
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Jenn Seracuse
Jenn Seracuse attended the November 2008 training and was officially certified in May of 2009 and is now the Director of Pilates at FLEX Studios. In addition to Linda’s training- including her mini ball and stretch band workshops- Jenn is also certified in Pilates Apparatus through Pilates Academy International, as well as
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Lauren Valentine
Lauren Valentine started Pilates while achieving her BFA at the Ohio State University. Incorporating Pilates in her training added longevity to her dance career and ultimately her daily life. While dancing in New York City, she attended Jeanette Palmer’s mat class and was introduced to Linda Farrell and the LindaFit
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Jenna Muller
Jenna Muller has been dancing since the age of 3 and hasn’t stopped since! She’s studied all forms of dance- ballet, jazz, tap and modern, which ignited a lifelong love of dance and fitness. She discovered pilates while performing in the Long Island Ballet Theatre, to help strengthen her body
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Stephanie Petruccio
My love for Pilates started when I took a few classes in college (The University of the Arts) as a modern dance major, but grew even more once I started taking Linda’s classes at Broadway Dance Center. I did my best to make her class at least once a week
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Sherri Norige
Sherri Norige has 7 years of experience in the fitness industry as a barre instructor for Phsyique 57 and as a certified LindaFit Pilates mat instructor. She is also a NASM certified personal trainer. As a dancer from the time she was 3 years old, she realizes the importance of
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Rita Thompson
After I got certified through Linda’s AMAZING LindaFit training program, I quickly became a very busy Pilates instructor! I love that Pilates can be for any BODY. I work to help my clients find their edge so they are stronger tomorrow than they were today. And, since I also perform
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Sydney Duncheon
Sydney Duncheon is a born and bred Northern California girl with an unyielding love for the outdoors and being active. She is grateful to have been raised in a loving, athletic, and outdoorsy family, and thanks her father for imparting a zeal for all things active, especially hiking, skiing, and
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Jeanette Palmer
Jeanette Palmer has over thirty years of teaching experience in the field of movement, dance and fitness.  Ballet trained at Walnut Hill School of the Performing Arts and the Boston Conservatory of Music, Jeanette has had a distinguished performing career, including the Broadway theatre, New York City Opera at Lincoln Center,
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Kirsten Ho
Kirsten Ho attended the August-2008 Training with the Lindafit Pilates Cerification Program and was certified in March 2009. Kirsten currently does privates and works at Chen Dance Center in New York City. She has previous work experience at The Loft Dance and Fitness, Broadway Dance Center, Boom Fitness, The Brittany
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Anna Morejon
Anna Morejon attended the LindaFit Pilates Mat Certification, Nov-Dec 2009, and mini-ball workshop, March 2010. She completed her certification in Feb. 2010. She currently teaches at Ballet Arts, Hot Yoga Yonkers and Equalize Fitness. Anna teaches private sessions, as well as private, closed classes, for Art of Control. (classes not open
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Jen Taylor
Jen Taylor attended Linda’s Summer 2007 training and was certified in January of 2009. She currently teaches group classes at Pilates Reforming NY, The Loft Dance and Fitness, Bread and Yoga, and New York Health and Racquet Club. In addition, Jen offers private and semi private trainings in home. Her
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Michelle N. Leach
Michelle N. Leach attended the February 2009 TRG was certified in October of 2009. She is currently working at: Namaste Yoga, Easton Yoga, Viva Pilates, and Villas at Whithall. Email Michelle now! There are not enough words to express how grateful I am to Linda Farrell. Because of Linda and
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Holly Hilt
Holly Hilt has been a student of pilates for over ten years. She was first introduced to the practice while in college at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts. Holly came to find the true benefit of pilates while rehabilitating a major rotator cuff injury. Unable to dance or play tennis,
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Gisele Assi
Gisele Assi was born in Sao Paulo Brazil has studied Ballet, Modern and Flamenco dance for 20 years. In 1993 in Sao Paulo studied Basic Anatomy, stretching and gymnastics. Gisele worked as a personal trainer and had her own Dance and workout studio in Sao Paulo for five years before
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Stephanie Meade
Stephanie Meade has been a professional dancer for over 13 years. She started practicing pilates very early in her career, at the advice of physical therapists, in order to heal from dance injuries and to prevent further ones. Over the years she has come to see the many benefits that
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Shannon O’Sullivan
Shannon O’Sullivan attended the January – February 2010 training session and was officially certified in May of 2010. She currently teaches group mat classes at in Chelsea and subs at Body Strength Fitness and at other studios around the city. Following LindaFit, Shannon continued with Pilates equipment training for the
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Paola Terribilini
Born in Italy and living now in Switzerland, Paola Terribilini has been involved in fitness for over 20 years. She has taught many disciplines including, Powerstrike Kickboxing and Impact, and Body Conditioning and has owned a fitness and dance studio, An encounter with Linda Farrell during a trip to New
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Andrea Lanzetti
Andrea Lanzetti has been dancing since the early age of six. She went on to study dance at DeSales University and earned her degree in 2010. Dancing professionally has made Andrea extremely aware of the body and all that goes into treating it with care. After discovering her passion for
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Stephanie Brooks
Stephanie Brooks is a professional dancer, fitness enthusiast, and advocate for the American Heart Association. She is passionate about helping people live a healthy lifestyle and has taught fitness and dance for over 10 years. Stephanie holds a BFA in Dance and a minor in Family Studies and Human Development.
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Mary Sherwin
Mary Sherwin received her BA degrees in Communications and Dance from the University of Washington and continued on to receive her MA in Choreography from Middlesex University in London, UK. She initially fell in love with Pilates during her rehabilitation from a dance injury and enjoyed how the discipline affected
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Kat Piola
Fashionista turned fitness guru, Kat Piola is a LindaFit certified Pilates mat instructor and a Schwinn Certified Indoor Cycling instructor. After almost 5 years as an account executive, she found her personality just could not be contained behind a desk any longer! She completed the NYC Marathon in 2011 and
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Elna Maria Dahlsjo
Elna Maria Dahlsjo was born in Sweden. She fell in love with movement at the age of 11 when she took her first dance class and has been dancing ever since. She studied jazz and ballet in Sweden, Ireland and New York. Elna attended the May-June LindaFit Pilates Mat Certification
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Jen Pagoto
Jen Pagoto has been an occupational therapist for twenty years. She works with many clients who exhibit poor core strength and various attention deficits. She has found that the tools she has learned from becoming a certified Pilates mat instructor are often utilized in her daily therapy sessions with her
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Tara Shea
Tara Shea has a BA in Communications and Theater Design from Hunter College. She had a successful career in the Fashion Industry and in past few years decided to pursue an alternate career path. After years of high impact workouts she moved on to Yoga as a form of exercise
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Amani Hafez
Amani Hafez took Linda Farrell’s, LindaFit Pilates Mat Certification in 2013. Amani was so impressed with the program that she continued to study with Linda, and has become Linda Farrell’s official, authorized representative for teaching her pilates mat certification course in Egypt. Amani Hafez has also been certified by AFFA
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Meghan Bowen
Originally from Texas Meghan Bowen grew up studying and teaching dance in her hometown of Burnet. After receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Dance and Theater from the University of Texas she bravely packed her bags and headed for the big apple. It was there that her already existing love
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Jana Sanford
After practicing Pilates for over 10 years and doing resistance and cardio training for over 20, I left my Corporate career to pursue my passion for health and fitness and helping others achieve their goals. As a business woman and former consultant who lived on the road 4-5 days a
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Felicia Terlecki
Felicia Terlecki is new to teaching pilates but has been taking pilates classes for over twenty years. She has danced with New York Theatre Ballet, Eglevsky Ballet, Princeton Ballet and Hamilton Ballet Theatre and now has a not for profit called Live Dance Live. These years of dancing have given
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Kate Zak
I started to train Pilates before coming to Broadway Dance Center but it wasn’t till I met Linda that I developed a deeper understanding of Pilates. I have taken her classes on a regular basis since 2010 while being a student at Broadway Dance Center. I got my LindaFit Pilates
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Sarah Lehman
Sarah Lehman has been interested in movement since she can remember. In 2008, she graduated from the Ohio State University where she studied modern dance and pre-physical therapy. She moved to New York City to dance professionally with a number of independent choreographers and soon after was introduced to Linda
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Hollis Fuller Morris
Hollis Fuller Morris started her career teaching group fitness in high school. After teaching all through college she entered the corporate world and remained a fitness enthusiast despite no longer teaching. When Hollis took her first class with Linda in 2007 she fell instantly in love with mat Pilates and
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Michelle Pucci-Orosz
Michelle Pucci-Orosz is a trained dancer, Pilates Instructor and certified personal trainer. She has always been passionate about the biomechanics of movement and the way one moves through space. Whether it is in class or private sessions, instilling proper form is a primary focus. She is a NASM certified personal
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Natalia Duke
Natalia Duke has been traveling and studying different healing modalities since she studied and received her Pilates Mat certification with Linda Farrell in 2009. As a certified Yoga & Pilates instructor, Health Coach and Thai Yoga Bodyworker, Natalia’s classes offer you a unique opportunity to tap into your inner &
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Nicole Roberts
Nicole Roberts, M.Ed. is a co-owner of The Center Space, LLC providing private, in-home Yoga and Pilates instruction. She is a former professional dancer with 20-yrs of training in ballet, jazz, and modern dance. In 2005 she began a one-year period of training and apprenticeship and went on to receive
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Yvette Lenhart
As a formally-trained ballet and tap dancer, Yvette Lenhart was drawn to the dual effectiveness of Pilates as a way to strengthen core muscles yet leave the body feeling centered and relaxed. Receiving her mat certification from LindaFit Pilates, she has quickly become a sought-after instructor teaching at major gyms
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Lauren Chiarello
NYC-based Lauren Chiarello is a 2x Hodgkin’s Lymphoma cancer thriver. Lauren is the founder of Chi Chi Life which brings together her passions: fitness, events + fundraising + cancer advocacy. Lauren has completed multiple marathons while fundraising $55,000+ for cancer charities. Lauren graduated from Villanova University with a degree in
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Julia Schell
Julia Schell is a ballet and fitness instructor in South Jersey who found Linda and her certification at a major crossroad in life. Linda’s training changed my life and career path! My dance classes absolutely love when I incorporate Pilates mat exercises into our class, and I have worked with
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Franziska Reske
Franziska Reske started dancing at an early age. She attended a modern dance education program in Berlin, Germany and continued her dance studies at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance in New York City. In 2014 Franziska received her Bachelor for Dance Education, a program by the Royal Academy
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Catherine Matthews
Catherine (Kit) Matthews has been teaching Pilates for over ten years. Growing up in the professional ballet world, she has always had a love of biomechanics and movement. Since certification, Kit has appeared in a GAIAM Pilates DVD (Total Body Challenge: Pilates with Linda Farrell) and Pilates Style Magazine (March
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Eleonora Aldegheri
Eleonora Aldegheri (Ellie) was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and began her training in Ballet at the age of six. In New York City, Eleonora studied and trained extensively in Broadway Dance Centre among many accomplished teachers and choreographers, and had the honour of performing at Carnegie Hall. In the
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Ashley Payne
Ashley Payne hails from Buffalo, NY where her love of dance began. After obtaining a B.A. in Dance from Point Park University, she moved to NYC where she performed in theatre, film, television, commercials and with concert dance companies. Now living in Chicago, as a choreographer and dance teacher, Ashley
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