ABOUT

Rocky Mountain Pilates Studio was founded with the vision of providing a profound system of exercises using special apparatus designed to improve physical strength, flexibility, and posture, and enhance mental awareness, for all ages. It is our goal to aim our clients’ focus on the real beauty and strength they hold within themselves. 

At Rocky Mountain Pilates we provide a safe and encouraging atmosphere where people can train for the strength, stability, and confidence that will carry them through a long healthy life.

Teachers

Taylor Howe Fahlstrom

Teacher and Co-Owner with Marty Scripps

Taylor grew up playing soccer, doing gymnastics and water-skiing. She attended college where she studied psychology and played soccer, leaving college after her freshman year to pursue her dream of becoming a massage therapist and help people heal through bodywork. While in massage school she fell in love with Pilates after experiencing firsthand the physical, emotional and spiritual benefits of controlled movement. After completing massage school she traveled to Thailand where she continued her bodywork training. 

When she returned from her travels she completed comprehensive Pilates training through Power Pilates and graduated in 2005, and she has been a full time teacher ever since. Taylor treats everyone as an individual and works with a wide range of ages and abilities. Over the years she has fallen even more in love with Pilates after witnessing so many clients heal and transform their bodies—and their lives—through Pilates. When Taylor isn’t teaching she loves spending time with her husband Jason, daughter Lily, dog Koa and her mom and dad.

Jodi Riley

Teacher

Jodi received her comprehensive Pilates certification from Peak Pilates and has been teaching since 2012. She enjoys working with all clients, whether it’s to get a great workout or to help clients meet their specific goals. In her free time, Jodi enjoys spending time with her husband, two sons, and dog.

Kristen Baker

Teacher

Kristen started Pilates training in 2005 with Richard Rossiter at Pilates of Boulder in order to keep in shape through graduate school. She has received certification through Richard for all Pilates equipment and mat. As well as being a full-time kindergarten teacher, Kristen has been teaching privates and classes at Rocky Mountain Pilates since it opened in 2005!

Shana Symko

Teacher

Shana discovered Pilates around 10 years ago and instantly feel in love with how it brought together mind, body and spirt for her. After she discovered she had Diastis Recti after her second child she really understood the importance of Pilates and how important it was to move our bodies the correct way. She loves how Pilates can heal, strengthen and challenge the body and mind.

Courtney Hepner

Teacher

Fitness has been a passion for Courtney her entire life.  She grew up doing gymnastics and continued her gymnastics career at college, where she got her degree in Health & Physical Education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  As a certified Personal Trainer Courtney trains individuals of all levels and abilities.  She also holds certifications in Corrective Exercise, Group Fitness, & Yoga and is a Cheerleading coach and a Holistic Mental Wellness coach. After playing competitive rugby for 15 years, Courtney now runs ultra marathons in the beautiful mountains of Colorado. Courtney credits Pilates for transforming her body awareness and posture and for allowing her to breathe on a much deeper level. Pilates is now an essential part of her training program. She loves empowering people to live happier and healthier lives, and her new found love for Pilates has helped her do that!

Kristin Hapke

Teacher

Kristin teaches movement awareness, connectivity, alignment, and efficient
movement patterns for greater ease, range of motion, stability and core strength.
She has been teaching Pilates for over 18 years at studios, community centers and
universities in such places as Columbus, OH, Seattle WA, New York, NY and
successfully owned a Pilates studio in Brooklyn, NY. Most recently has been teaching
Pilates and dance at Coker University in South Carolina. She was introduced to
Pilates in her rigorous dance training and the system continued to support her as a
professional dancer for over 20 years.

Her Pilates certification is from the PhysicalMind Institute in NY by master teachers,
Lesley Powell and Doris Pastuer Hall. Kristin is a Laban Movement Analyst and her
certification from Integrated Movement Studies in Seattle, WA. She has been a
trainer and consultant for the PhysicalMind Institute and co-developed the
continuing education courses, Circular Pilates and Tye 4. Additionally her
demonstrations of reformer exercises can be found on PMI, Deconstructing the
Reformer, PMI’s 2008 DVD.

Kristin loves to study movement therapy, somatics and continues to enrich her

Pilates practice. Recently, she has taken workshops on fascia for greater support
with Elizabeth Larkam and presented at the Somatics Dance Conference in Geneva,
NY this past July.

Nancy Macri

Teacher

Nancy Macri began her long and extensive career as a fitness instructor in 1985 at a small dance studio in New York.

Nancy moved to Boulder in 1990 where she continued to learn and teach every new fitness program that was introduced into the market and has worked at numerous health clubs including RallySport, The Pulse, Lakeshore, Valley Lab, Lifetime and Colorado Athletic Club.

Her vast experience as an instructor has included teaching Aerobics, Step, Spinning, Body Pump, Kettlebells, Aqua, Senior Fitness, Fitball, Barre and Pilates. She is certified as a personal trainer with AFAA, Les Mills Body Pump, Pilates at Rocky Mountain Pilates with Taylor, CPR, along with countless CEC’s and workshops.

Nancy is thrilled to be teaching at Rocky Mountain Pilates and sharing her lifetime of expertise, knowledge and passion for health and fitness with her cousin Taylor.

Jennie Fay

Teacher

Jennie was born and raised in Arizona. Although she was a very active child, a healthy lifestyle wasn’t modeled in her home. While pregnant with her first child she was diagnosed with gestational diabetes. This diagnosis forever changed her life, moving her to seek out a deeper understanding of health and wellness.

After she gave birth, she enrolled in a mat pilates class at a local gym. It was love at first breath. After many years of throwing around the idea of furthering her own practice and sharing what she loves with others, she graduated from the Rocky Mountain Pilates teacher training program. In her spare time, Jennie loves to workout, shop, work on creating a comfortable and aesthetic interior for her home, hang with her three kids and husband, and soak up as much of the outdoors as possible.

Lisa Barberis

Teacher

Lisa recently completed her 500 hour comprehensive teacher training here at Rocky Mountain Pilates after 10+ years of practicing at the studio.  She discovered the benefits of Pilates after childbirth and has enjoyed furthering her knowledge of the exercise.  She is dedicated to fostering wellness in other’s lives and strives to help clients achieve their goals of improved performance, pain relief, and an increased sense of well-being. 

A native of Dallas, Lisa moved to Colorado in 1997 to attend CU and received a BA in Communications and minor in Business.  She now lives in Broomfield and stays busy with her husband Dave, daughter Sammie, sons Joey & Dominic, and labradoodles Ginger and Steuben.