About Us

OUR STUDIO

We love Pilates. And movement, and stretching, and the community that builds on people improving their health, together. Established in 2010, and growing steadily since, we are committed to maintaining a safe, knowledgeable and friendly environment for our clients to practice the Pilates method. We welcome beginners, and the more advanced practitioners too, and everyone in between. Our clients range in age from teenagers to 80 year olds! Everyone can benefit from Pilates.

The Pilates Studio is fully furnished with traditional equipment from the most distinguished manufacturers in the field, including Gratz Industries, Pilates Designs by Basil and Balanced Body.

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Everyone Is the Architect of Their Own Happiness.
-Joseph Pilates
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Meet Our Team

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Shannon Schroeder

Owner/Instructor

Shannon Schroeder

Shannon Schroeder is a PMA certified Pilates instructor and Stretch Therapy teacher. She trained under second generation master teacher, Risa Sheppard, and continues to sharpen her knowledge and understanding of movement with regular continuing education. Shannon opened The Pilates Studio in 2010, and has since enjoyed the journey of creating an unpretentious atmosphere at the studio, one where everyone is welcomed and supported. “I find joy in watching our clients set and achieve goals. People make real progress within our walls.” Shannon is a Glendale native, raising her 3 children in our community with her firefighter husband. pma-logo
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Cameron Jappe

Instructor

Cameron Jappe

Having taught for more than a decade, Cameron’s approach to Pilates training is enriched by a diverse movement background that includes knowledge and skills from the Gyrotonic Expansion System, the Feldenkrais Method, Iyengar Yoga, and Hanna Somatics. He appreciates the opportunity to continue to learn and grow along with his clients. Cameron holds a B.A. from Pepperdine University and an M.F.A. from The Theatre School at DePaul University, Chicago. In the Fall of 2018, he will fulfill another passion of his—film—by attending UCLA to earn a Masters in Library Information & Science with a media archival specialization.
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Debbie John

Instructor

Debbie John

Debbie John is a certified Pilates instructor and dance teacher. She studied Pilates at The Pilates Body and received her Pilates Certification from Pilates Sport Center in Studio City. She received a Dance Scholarship at Joe Tremaine's Dance Studio, and discovered Pilates while training to become a professional dancer. Debbie appreciates how much Pilates helps with core strength, dance technique, toning, stretching, strengthening, balance, posture, and the mind- body connection. It has helped her heal injuries and ease her back pain. Debbie loves teaching Pilates and helping others!
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Sarah Heck

Instructor

Sarah Heck

Sarah Heck is a certified Pilates instructor who earned her certificate under second generation Master Instructor, Risa Sheppard. Sarah has discovered the value of Pilates in easing her own back and knee pain, and in getting in shape after having her four children. She continues to dive deeper into the practice of Pilates and enjoys seeing how it translates to others to help them reach their goals and enjoy a fuller life.
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Kristen Thames

Instructor

Kristen Thames

Kristen completed her Pilates certification with master instructor Risa Sheppard of Sheppard Method Pilates. Kristen has a joy of movement stemming from a background in dance and collegiate cheerleading. After her first Pilates session, she was hooked, and appreciates the mind body connection, precision and flow of Pilates. Kristen enjoys helping her clients realize how strong and powerful they are as they reach their fitness goals.
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Cara Newman Ruyle

Instructor

Cara Newman Ruyle

Cara Newman Ruyle completed her Pilates certification with 2nd generation, master instructor Risa Sheppard. A dancer and athlete growing up, and marathoner in her 30's, Cara found Pilates a bit later in life. As her love of the work grew so did her desire to share it. She is excited to help others reach their own health goals. Cara holds a BA from the College of William and Mary, and an M.F.A. from the Theatre School of DePaul University. She is currently preparing for the PMA exam and can personally attest to the healing powers of movement. Let's Move Our Bodies!
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