Meet Our Staff

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Renee Jablonski

ReneeRenee Jablonski, co-owner of Evolve Pilates, holds an advanced certification from Stott Pilates, which includes certification for all levels of pilates mat, pilates apparatus, and modifications for special populations.  She is a certified Gyrotonic® instructor and trained with its founder, Juliu Horovath.  During her 15 years as a fitness professional Renee has logged over 900 hours of training and continuing education in both Pilates and Gyrotonic®

Body movement is her passion and she finds it truly exciting to watch her students discover movement and the way it can change their lives. Her many years of experience have allowed her to observe countless bodies and their movement patterns. From these observations, she has realized that many physical limitations are due to faulty posture. Using Pilates and Gyrotonic® training techniques, Renee specializes in teaching clients how to improve their lives by improving their posture.

Her fascination with how the human body is affected by posture has led her to pursue additional training with Neurosomatic Educators with the goal of becoming an INT(Integrative Neurosomatic Therapist). In addition, Renee received her diploma in holistic health in December 2009 from the American College of Healthcare Science.  She specializes in holistic nutrition. In her spare time Renee loves to travel with her husband.

Renee's newest certifications : Pilates Method Alliance Certified and Level 2 Gyrotonic® Methodology.

Kelli Sanders

Kelli Kelli Sanders, co-owner of Evolve Pilates & Fitness, has been teaching Pilates since 2001. She holds Pilates certifications from Polestar Pilates, The Physical Mind Institute and holds a national certification through the Pilates Method Alliance. Kelli is also a licensed and experienced massage therapist. She is a graduate of the Florida School of Massage and The Center for Neurosomatic Studies in St Petersburg.

After extensive training and apprenticeship with the schools founders, Kelli now combines her knowledge of manual therapy techniques, corrective exercise and structural alignment (posture) to help her clients discover defective postural and movement patterns that may be the source of chronic pain. She has a knack for establishing patterns that may be missed by conventional medicine.

After a detailed, head to toe postural evaluation, she will lead you through your recovery step by step.

Kelli also enjoys creating Pilates Instructors! Helping to develop the skills of new teachers is a passion of Kelli’s, and together with co-founder of Evolve, Renee, has developed a full teacher training program.

Kelli also loves to cook, create healthy and delicious recipes and spend time with her family.

Kim Christou

Kim

Kim Christou is a Pilates Method Alliance (PMA™) Certified Pilates Teacher with over 12 years of experience teaching Pilates and self-myofascial release (SMR). She teaches challenging group classes and workshops for all fitness levels and enjoys using all the equipment and props available to add fun and variety to her classes. What she loves most about teaching Pilates is the positive changes she sees in her clients. She has witnessed firsthand how Pilates can truly change lives for the better.

Kim received her initial training from Polestar Pilates and PhysicalMind Institute and has also completed over 100 hours of continuing education. In addition, she completed 66 hours of teacher training in Yamuna Body Rolling (YBR™), a technique of SMR. She also partnered with Grace Lopez to create PostureWorks, a simple program that takes Pilates out of the studio setting. The PostureWorks program teaches Pilates fundamentals and adapted exercises for anytime anywhere practice.

In her free time Kim enjoys a varied routine that includes swimming with a US Masters group, dancing, Pilates, yoga, and Gyrotonic™. She also loves to travel, cook, and spend time with friends and family.

Graciela Salazar Lopez

Grace

Grace is a PMA (Pilates Method Alliance®) Certified Pilates teacher. She received her instructor training at Evolve Pilates and has completed the Polestar Pilates ® Studio Comprehensive Training at Polestar's Miami headquarters. Grace recently became a trained Pilates for MS™ specialist. This certification prepared her to train those experiencing limited mobility, impaired balance, and other motor and sensory issues related to Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's, stroke, and other neurological conditions.

Grace is passionate about movement as a healing tool for the body and mind. In her classes, she challenges both to promote awareness, strength, fluidity, and pain-free movement. Her students learn to listen to their bodies and work out according to their individual abilities and needs. She incorporates into her teaching some of the latest research in fascial mobility training, neuro-plasticity, and primal movement.

Over the years, she has seen amazing improvements in her students' posture, performance, confidence, and overall wellbeing. She wants more people to learn about Pilates and to be able to apply its principles to their daily activities. To do this, she partnered with Kim Christou to create PostureWorks. Their goal is to take Pilates to the workplace and the community at large. They have designed a 3-step program that introduces Pilates-based movement and exercises that can be done anytime, anywhere.

Robyn Gibbons

Robyn Robyn Gibbons moved up to Gainesville from Anna Maria Island in November of 2013. She has been interested in health and nutrition since the 1970's. Her specialty is helping people find the specific nutritional supplements and products that will help them in their journey toward strength and wellness.

Robyn also holds Pilates certifications from the Physical Mind Institute and from the training program here at Evolve. Robyn teaches Pilates foundation and private sessions. She's a great teacher who builds a solid base for your training.

PS... Robyn is also Renee's mom!

Kaleigh Bush

Kaleigh

A Gainesville native teaching private and group pilates for all levels of fitness, Kaleigh received her Pilates training at Evolve in 2014 and graduated from the Florida School of Massage in 2015. She is a licensed massage therapist (LMT) and offers massage therapy at Evolve, as well as private sessions that combine bodywork with Pilates. She is passionate about the amazing benefits of using bodywork with Pilates to help people relieve chronic tension and improve overall fitness.

Kaliegh has participated in many types of athletics and has a passion for teaching Pilates fundamentals to athletes to improve their performance and prevent injuries. After a sports massage internship with the University of Florida athletes, she continues to work part-time with the teams, traveling with them when the opportunity arises.

In her free time she enjoys yoga, rock climbing, and travel.

Alana Christou

Alana Alana is a PMA® Certified Pilates Teacher who has been teaching private and group Pilates classes at Evolve since 2006. She received her initial training in The Method Pilates from PhysicalMind Institute and her advanced training at Evolve.

Alana has a background in competitive dance and fell in love with Pilates after moving to Florida in 2001. She believes everyone can benefit from the focus on proper alignment, quality of movement, strengthening, and flexibility that Pilates workouts offer. Her classes are challenging and designed to give her students a great workout. She loves showing that Pilates is anything but easy!

In addition to teaching at Evolve, Alana holds a Master's Degree in Public Health and works as an Academic Program Coordinator in the College of Medicine at the University of Florida.

Nicole Alexandra Koch

Nicole Koch

A Peak-Pilates-certified instructor teaching private and group classes since 2014, Nicole received her Comprehensive Level I & II Certification at Pilates Connection in Dallas, TX. She discovered the benefits of pilates ten years ago while training as a dancer, and was later inspired to pursue a professional pilates certification as a means of syncing her career with her passion for movement and exercise. She has been dancing ballet, jazz, contemporary, modern, hip-hop and musical theatre techniques for 21 years, and has additional teaching experience in dance and choreography.

Along with Pilates, Nicole will apply her expertise to barre and dance cardio classes at Evolve. Her classical background makes her classes unique, and she makes it fun for students to learn how to dance and perform. She believes exercise has uplifting benefits that go beyond physical results, and she wants your workout to be enjoyable. She believes you should always feel better leaving than when you walked in.

Outside of Pilates and dance, Nicole enjoys healthy cooking, weightlifting, kickboxing, and long hikes. When she’s relaxing, you’ll find this Texas native at the beach!

 

Carollana Stalder

Carollana Carollana danced ballet and has used pilates and yoga to remain strong! She is a student of Melissa Lowe, Bob Liekens and Integral Yoga. Carollana is certified by AFPTA for group fitness, pilates and yoga and Ken Cohen for Qigong. Carollana’s classes shape your body, mind, and spirit for health.