Meet the Team

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Kelly Jo Taylor

Owner & PMA-CMT Certified Trainer

Kelly Jo has been practicing Pilates since 2006 and purchased Pilates Plus in 2014. She has always been a sports enthusiast, and brings years of fitness experience to Pilates PLUS Studio.Kelly is an avid runner and competes in many races and marathons. With a degree in Sports Management from Bowling Green State University, Kelly Jo spent 9 years working for the Chicago Bulls organization and 2 years at Wilson’s Sports. Kelly also owns her own dog-walking business, KJ’s K-9′s.

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Saskia Nora Bryan

Instructor

Include a short bio with an interesting fact about the person.Saskia became a Pilates enthusiast after taking her first class at Pilates PLUS back in 2002. A yoga practitioner for many years, Saskia was drawn to Pilates as a wonderful complement to her practice. As a result, after several years of being a client, Saskia made the leap to instruction by training directly with Eme through her pilot instructor training program at Pilates PLUS. Saskia relishes the opportunity to work with clients so that she can share her passion for Pilates and the ways in which it can help to improve health, posture, strength, and overall feeling. Saskia is also an attorney for a small law firm downtown, and credits Pilates for helping her maintain fitness and relieve stress in what is a mostly sedentary and stressful occupation. In addition to remaining a loyal client of Pilates PLUS, Saskia is also an avid walker and hiker.

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Liz Roche

Licensed Massage Therapist & Pilates Instructor

Liz Roche has been practicing massage and Pilates for over ten years, including four years spent teaching Pilates in Jakarta, Indonesia.  She employs a combination of deep tissue massage and relaxation methods which she bases on each client's individual needs.  Her massage expertise integrates several modalities including:  Sports Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Fascial Stretch Therapy, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Injury Rehabilitation, Cupping, and Pilates.

A few common problems that Liz works on with her clients are muscle tension, sports injuries, neck and back pain, and postural irregularities.  She also has experience working with people who suffer from limited flexibility and range of motion.  Liz feels that the combination of her continuing education and her experience in massage and Pilates has helped her achieve maximum results for her clients.

Liz is now certified in Cranial Sacral Therapy.  Cranial Sacral Therapy is a gentle bodywork approach for all ages that addresses the bones of the head, spinal column and sacrum.  Cranial Sacral Therapy will release tension and alleviate any stress and pain that you might have by restoring the natural position of your bones.