Meet Our Instructors

Annie Kay

Annie, the owner and an instructor at Pilates Downtown, began operating and working at the studio in June of 2015. As a Denver native, Annie grew up competitively dancing and dreamed of owning her own dance studio one day. This drive led her to pursue Dance and Business Administration at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA. Pilates became a part of her everyday dance training and even helped her recover from a serious ankle injury. Annie soon fell in love with the mind-body concept of Pilates and how it elevated her dance education to a higher level. Upon graduating college, she decided to get certified in Pilates. Annie completed the Comprehensive Teacher Training through Body Arts and Science International (BASI Pilates) in 2013. This training allowed her to use her knowledge and passion for dance and put it towards interacting and helping people achieve their physical health goals. Annie has taught Pilates in Denver and Los Angeles throughout the past few years, and is now happy to call Pilates Downtown home. Annie looks forward to her future as an instructor and business owner at Pilates Downtown!

LauraLouu Scannapieco

LauraLouu is a firm believer in Pilates and yoga. She believes a consistent yoga practice is not only for the physical benefits, but a positive shift in mental health. Using various forms of movement combined with the awareness of breath helps to create a wonderful form of mediation that helps release stress and anxiety that resides within.

Over the course of years, a consistent yoga practice brought a lot of wear and tear on Laura’s body with the actions of repetitive movements, which is normal in many sports. Laura discovered the Pilates method in 2015 and knew immediately that this method was and still is very beneficial for her everyday life. LauraLouu believes highly that Pilates can build for a stronger and more advanced yoga practice. “The way I compare the two is that yoga expands, when Pilates is bringing everything together. It’s a perfect match.”

“My Mission is to use these tools of Yoga, Thai Bodywork, and Pilates to create a therapeutic session while challenging your body and mind. Movement is the key to success mentally, emotionally and physically.”

Liz Keating

Liz’s passion for Pilates began in 2006, when looking for a way to be fit and active that wouldn’t aggravate her hip, which she had surgery on four years previously. Through the Pilates method, she found strength, flexibility and an overall balance that she never had. After seeing the incredible results in her own body, Liz decided to enter the certification program at The Pilates Center in Boulder, Colorado and share her passion for the method by becoming an instructor. She completed the extensive program at the world renowned studio in June 2009. Liz believes Pilates is for everyone and enjoys teaching the fittest students as well as those who are rehabilitating from injuries or dealing with chronic pain. Her goal is for her clients to feel strong, confident and integrated in both body and mind, not only when working in the studio, but also in their daily lives.

Tia

Tia is a Certified Pilates Instructor from the nationally renowned Pilates Center in Boulder. After graduating from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a BA in Marketing in 1998, she spent two years working for a local technology company. After many years of playing sports and long distance running, Tia discovered Pilates through her efforts to find a gentler way to gain strength and flexibility. She quickly became hooked on the discipline and left the corporate world to pursue a new career in Pilates. Tia has served as an instructor at Pilates Downtown for almost twelve years. After giving birth to her first child in 2003, Tia has seen the incredible benefits of Pilates during and after pregnancy. She is passionate about teaching Pilates and strives to inspire her clients to work hard in order to achieve their fitness goals.

Pilates Downtown

1325 Glenarm Place, Denver, CO 80204 | 720.931.6743

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