Our Mission

West Seattle Pilates helps everyday people feel great by providing Pilates-based fitness training. This contributes to helping clients improve their posture, strength and overall quality of life. We customize sessions to serve a diverse clientele. Our instructors are trained in aiding various injuries and pathologies by using Pilates as their base component. The original teachings of Joseph Pilates are incorporated with a contemporary approach.

Our History

Jenny started West Seattle Pilates in 2018. She has a 30+ year background with dance and movement. It has always been her passion and she feels privileged to make a career out of it! For the past 12 years she has lived in West Seattle and taught Pilates at various studios in the city. Jenny was ready for the next step of starting her own business and sharing her knowledge with her neighbors. WSP works with people who have varying injuries and pathologies as well as those who want to strengthen their bodies and minds. Pilates is for everyone and there are always modifications and variations that can be given to individuals.

Meet Our Instructors

Jenny, West Seattle pilates Instructor


Jenny grew up in Ohio and started dance at the age of three. Movement has always been a part of her life. She earned a BFA in Dance Choreography and an MA in Arts, Entertainment and Media Management. Jenny has been teaching Pilates for over 10 years and is also trained in TRX and a Certified Personal trainer. She has lived in the West Seattle community for the last 13 years and is honored to help make her community members feel strong and healthy. 

Teaching Style:

Jenny makes sure to give a full body workout during her classes. She enjoys using props to complement the Pilates repertoire and add a little spice to the lesson. Jenny’s focus is on form, breath and relaxing those shoulders.

Susan, West Seattle pilates Instructor


Susan was born in Louisiana and grew up in Texas. She spent the first 12 years of her career in the corporate world and then transitioned to be a full-time mom. She found Pilates to be healing for the mind and body while raising her kids. Susan then made the decision to become a certified instructor in 2017. She has spent the last 4 years teaching group and private classes at B Pilates, a small Houston area studio similar to WSP in approach, goals, and environment. She and her husband moved to the Seattle area in Summer 2022 after dropping their youngest child off at college and are thrilled to call West Seattle home.

Teaching Style:

Susan is certified in Peak Pilates using Joseph Pilates’ classical method. She likes to incorporate contemporary exercises using weights, inflatable balls, yoga blocks and the foam roller. 

Geneva, West Seattle pilates Instructor


Geneva has always had a passion for movement. Growing up dancing she was crushed when she had to take a pause to recover from a back injury. After going through PT for her back she discovered and fell in love with Pilates. She loved the focused attention on form and the fun equipment. She then studied Kinesiology at Western Washington University and received her Pilates instructor certification. She continued her movement profession by working at Tangelo Manual Therapy + Movement as an Exercise Rehab Specialist working with patients recovering from a variety of injuries. She also began to widen her scope by receiving certifications in TRX, Cross Fit, Strong First and Corrective Exercise. Having gone through a shift in careers she now focuses on coordinating and facilitating learning events at Seagen (soon to be Pfizer) as well as working towards career coaching while always maintaining a love for teaching Pilates.

Teaching Style:

Geneva likes to create a fun and encouraging atmosphere in her classes.  She uses movements that are focused on functional strength and adds some sneaky hard work. 

Becca, West Seattle pilates Instructor


Becca loves teaching with several modalities in mind to help each individual find a stronger connection to their bodies, improve functional movements, flexibility and gain strength. Pilates has been the basis of her own movement practice for several decades and has continuously reminded her of the importance of taking the time to connect to your mind, body and movement together. Being able to support people in their practice and demonstrating how movement can be fun, enjoyable and empowering is Becca’s goal.

Ellie, West Seattle pilates Instructor


Ellie found Pilates while looking for ways to alleviate the chronic pain and stiffness accompanying an autoimmune disease and endeavored to become a teacher after falling in love with the practice. She is a big believer in creating an accessible and sustainable movement for all bodies and hopes to foster a safe and encouraging environment for clients. Ellie’s teaching style is contemporary, completing her comprehensive training through Balanced Body.

Apart from Pilates, Ellie has interests in photography and design and in her free time loves cooking for friends, hiking, reading, and lounging around with her two dogs and partner.

Kira, West Seattle pilates Instructor


Movement has always been a part of Kira’s life. She began swimming at a young age and competed competitively into college. During college she discovered Ultimate Frisbee and played recreationally and competitively until sustaining a hip labral tear. She discovered her love of Pilates while rehabilitating a hip labral tear. Pilate’s precise, mind-body-focused movements became her foundation for healing, relearning movement, enhancing strength and stability, as well as imparting invaluable insights into long-term body care. As a Pilates coach, she helps people find awareness and activation of their core musculature in order to build strength, balance, and flexibility throughout their body.


Melanie discovered Pilates 14 years ago as a solution to alleviate back pain resulting from a complicated twin pregnancy and a demanding career as a photographer. This personal journey into Pilates ignited a passion for the practice, leading Melanie to pursue a career as a Pilates instructor. She is a Nationally Certified Pilates Instructor and, with over a decade of teaching experience, is dedicated to helping others experience the transformative benefits of Pilates.
Teaching Style: Melanie enjoys crafting classes that provide balance and strength to the body while promoting confidence. She focuses on creating a smooth flow in her sessions, ensuring that movements transition seamlessly to enhance the workout experience. Melanie loves witnessing the transformation of clients new to Pilates, seeing them thrive over time and experience significant quality of life improvements through the practice. Her classes are designed to be engaging and effective, while also recognizing the needs of beginners and helping them build a strong foundation in Pilates.

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