Pilates Instructors


  • Education: MBA, MACC, B.A. Business Administration
  • Certifications: AFAA Group Fitness Instructor, ACE Group Fitness Instructor, Balanced Body Barre, Comprehensive Pilates, Master BOSU Trainer
  • Health and Fitness since 1988
  • JCA since 2011
  • Fun Fitness Fact: Cheryl is a Balanced Body Master instructor who travels the US and internationally to provide education and training for others to become instructors.
  • Birthplace: Lake Charles, Louisiana
  • Family: Husband, Mack, and four children
  • Languages: English, some Spanish, some French
  • Hobbies: Reading (Business and History Non-Fiction), traveling, attending the theater
  • JCA Programs: Sit & Get Fit, Pilates, Barre Pump and Pilates




  • Education: I.D. Professional Dance Studies
  • Certifications: NASM Personal Trainer, Balanced Body Comprehensive Pilates Trainer, Registered Yoga Teacher and AFAA Group Fitness Instructor
  • Health and Fitness since 2006
  • JCA since 2007
  • Fun Fitness Fact: Gisela trained professional ballerinas for the Florida Ballet, and she was a fitness model for local companies.
  • Athletic Background: Former professional contemporary dancer, former professional modern dancer
  • Birthplace: Paredes, Portugal
  • Family: Husband, Grant, and three children
  • Languages: English, Portuguese, some Spanish
  • Hobbies: Paddle boarding, SUP yoga, rock climbing, surfing and aerial/suspension yoga
  • JCA Programs: Kickboxing, Yoga, Pilates, Barre Fitness, Baby Bear Ballet, Adult Ballet, Youth Gymnastics, Prenatal Yoga, Stroller Fit Moms and Pilates Reformer





  • Education: I.D. Administrative Management
  • Certifications: AFAA Certified Personal Trainer, AFAA Group Fitness Instructor, Balanced Body Pilates Reformer Trainer
  • Health and Fitness since 2002
  • JCA since 2008
  • Fun Fitness Fact: Shirley has exercised on six continents and taught swimming for 25 years. She also dived the second Great Barrier Reef of Roatan and Cancun, Hawaii and Thailand.
  • Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Family: Three children
  • Languages: English, some Gaelic, some Spanish
  • Hobbies: Travel, photography and brain games
  • JCA Programs: Pilates and Pilates Reformer



  • Education: B.A. Dance Science
  • Certifications: Core Dynamics Comprehensive Pilates Trainer
  • Health and Fitness since 2003
  • JCA since 2015
  • Fun Fitness Fact: Sylvia is a third generation Pilates method instructor, tracing her instructor lineage directly to the creator (Joseph Pilates>Eve Gentry>Michelle Larson>Sylvia Lassus).
  • Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Family: One child
  • Pets: One cat and two bunnies
  • Languages: English, Spanish, some French, some Italian, some Portuguese
  • Hobbies: Dancing, swimming and gardening
  • JCA Programs: Pilates, Aqua Pilates and Pilates Reformer