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Kyle has a strong passion for teaching and is motivated to share the love of movement with others. She has been teaching dance and movement to people of all ages for over 15 years.
Originally from Newman Grove, Nebraska, Kyle discovered Pilates as an undergraduate at the College of Saint Benedict and regularly took Pilates classes while getting her degree in Education. After graduation, she moved to the Twin Cities to pursue her love of movement education by teaching dance, but couldn’t stop taking Pilates classes. Her love of Pilates grew into a desire to teach Pilates to others and she completed her Balanced Body teacher training at Paragon in 2014.
Kyle believes that Pilates can help everyone be a better version of themselves. As a dancer, dance instructor, and Pilates teacher, Kyle has seen vast improvements in alignment, flexibility, endurance and overall strength in her students and herself by using Pilates.
For Leslie, Pilates is a way to gain strength and flexibility. She appreciates the depth of the work and its ability to identify and strengthen the imbalances in the body. While practicing, she notices that the key elements of Pilates — strength, flexibility and improved posture — apply to everyday life.
Leslie received her Pilates training through Balanced Body Education at Paragon. She designs classes suitable for all ages and body types. Her nurturing approach, sense of humor and passion for the work is very motivating for her students. Leslie’s goal as a teacher is to inspire self-confidence via positive body image.
Jess Orum, MPT
Physical Therapist / Pilates Teacher
Jess is happiest when helping people. She graduated with her Masters degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Wisconsin Madison in 2002. While Jess has treated people of all ages, backgrounds, and physical abilities, her favorite experiences involve helping people return to healthy, active lives.
Jess loves learning about how the body works and sharing her knowledge with others. She was introduced to Pilates by a friend and immediately recognized that it was the perfect accompaniment to traditional physical therapy, and a powerful tool to help people reach their functional goals. She especially appreciates the way Pilates integrates the whole body, allowing for more comprehensive treatment and faster recoveries.
Clare Riordan is a Balanced Body trained Pilates Instructor and has a passion for discovering and sharing the complexities of the body with people. Clare helps clients unlock their potential for increased flexibility, toning and core strength through safe, challenging individual or group workouts.
Clare has completed her Master’s Degree in Human Development with an emphasis on Wellness Management. She is also a Board Certified Holistic Health Coach (AADP) through the world-renowned Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Clare is the founder and owner of The Definery, LLC, a personalized coaching program that empowers women to achieve their health and wellness goals to create their ideal lifestyle.
Clare enjoys incorporating her two passions, health and Pilates, to assist people in their journey towards living balanced lives.