Aeree discovered Btone through Instagram back in 2014 and has been addicted since her first class. She loves her some squats and tries to incorporate them into every routine. When she is not busting it out on the Megaformer, she is often found on Spotify searching for some fun, upbeat music to add to her playlists to get people pumped for their workout. When not dreaming about ways to make you shake and sweat, she is busy taking pictures of her puppy and putting her in ridiculous outfits!
Alexa moved to Boston from New York for school and immediately fell in love with the studio. As a lifetime health and fitness fanatic, the benefits of working out on a Megaformer exceeded other strength training programs and provided promising results. After practicing for 2 years, it only seemed appropriate to become a BTone trainer. Her classes are filled with satisfying routines that will make your muscles burn, and upbeat music that will motivate you through each and every move.
Ali has a true passion for fitness and loves teaching people of all levels to feel their best. Ali began teaching in 2003 and has done everything from spin, to barre and now Btone! Ali teachers row and soon to be tone and loves the enthusiastic motivating students she teaches that inspire her to be better. Of course the cool instructors she works with, high energy classes and beautiful studios are the reasons she loves Btone.Her motto is perfect for our community, "Always do your best. Don't compare"
Alison loved the megaformer workout at BTone after a friend convinced her to try just one class - she loves that the variety makes the class fly by but that you can feel the intensity and really see the results! She enjoys sharing the workout with others with a low key but motivating teaching style. When not at BTone, Alison loves cooking and is always trying to create new, healthy recipes!
Alissa's ongoing studies and passion of physique training and healthy lifestyle inspired her to teach and work with others. In addition to teaching SPX, she is also certified in Barsculpt and TRX. Alissa first came across the Lagree Fitness method while spending a summer in London with her family. She immediately got hooked on the workout and the results . When she returned to Boston, she discovered BPP and knew she had to be a part of the team. She has a super sweet way of delivering a big shake and punch. With her background in fitness she often brings a little twist to her routines which our clients LOVE.
Allyson went to her first btone class on Valentines Day 2015 (<3 #selflove) and it completely changed her life. After spending most of her life preferring books and studying to fitness, Allyson is now the one who drags her friends to workout classes. When not at btone, she’s doing experiments in a research laboratory at Harvard, finishing her Ph.D. in nutritional biochemistry — and being thankful to love fitness AND learning now. During her classes, she will try to keep science jokes to a minimum, but expect to hear a lot of “y’all”s, since this girl is from the South!
Amanda, a recent transplant from the sunshine state, took her first Lagree class about two and a half years ago. She instantly fell in love (that's putting it lightly!) and knew it was something she wanted to get behind 100% and teach! Having done various different styles of training and exercise, she loved that it is so unlike anything else she's ever done, and you get a killer sweat, shake and burn every time. She started working the front desk at her local Lagree studio, Core Evolution, in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, and started making her own routines to practice! As soon as the next Instructor Certification came around, Amanda studied, trained, and became certified in July 2015. She likes to have an upbeat and motivating energy in class, and is definitely going to challenge you to push yourself! Her routines are all about the flow and transitions to make sure there is little to no time to rest in between each exercise. She's a bungee-loving, pulse-doing, carriage-kick-obsessed, plank-favoring type of girl and absolutely loves being able to guide you through this workout!
Amy has been teaching group exercise classes for over 12 years now. She is passionate about health and fitness
and loves seeing her students improve their strength and endurance from week to week. In addition to btone Amy
loves teaching cycling, muscle conditioning, and kickboxing. Her classes are high intensity and you're guaranteed
to get your sweat on! When she's not teaching exercise classes, she is teaching high school students about health
and wellness at Waltham High School. Besides fitness, Amy enjoys shopping, reading, and spending time with her
family and friends.
Ana grew up in Mexico and after working in NYC in marketing, she moved to Boston where she discovered her love of fitness. That's when she decided to begin her blog, where she shares her passion for fitness, health and vegan lifestyle. After a while, she knew teaching group fitness classes was the next step. After her first class at btone she knew this was right place for her, and the rest is history. Ana can't wait to share her love of all things btone and fitness with the Boston community. Check her out at our Boston locations!
Ashley moved from New York to Boston in 2009 to pursue her career in Fashion. Working as a Technical Designer for New Balance Apparel, she was surrounded by athletes and quickly became inspired by Boston's fitness community. Her teaching background includes kickboxing as well as cardio driven strength training classes. Soon after Ashley started teaching Megaformer classes in 2013, her passion for Lagree fitness became her focus.
As a former dancer, Ashley is driven by rhythm and the relationship of music to movement. You can expect high impact, high energy classes with Ashley. She will push not only your limits but your expectations.
Bob has been a sought out fitness instructor in Boston for years and we are psyched to add him to the roster for our ROW classes. He is a super positive, motivating coach that will be sure to become one of your favorite instructors to Row with!
Brooke started her journey into fitness as a dancer. Although she continued her passion for dance throughout her time at Boston College, she quickly realized that there were many other forms of fitness that grabbed her attention. In 2012 she completed her 200 Hour RY Teacher Training, and subsequently finished her barre certification in 2013. Although she loves teaching yoga and barre, her first "Tone" class at btone excited her in a way no other type of group fitness class ever has. Instantly hooked on the fluidity and challenge of the classes, Brooke strives to motivate her clients to become stronger versions of themselves!
Claudia Crain played varsity sports throughout her high school and college career. After college, she began to run and train for road races, but after a knee injury left her on the sidelines, she turned to other forms of exercise to keep in shape. After trying and enjoying Yoga and Pilates, she found the Jody Merrill and BTone's SPX Megaformer class. She was an instant devotee. The combination of strength, flexibility and cardio fit perfectly with her style....and all easy on the joints! Claudia is continually amazed by the undeniable physical benefits and equally challenged by the mental focus and determination each class brings. Claudia trained with Jody in late 2011 and started teach at BTone in January 2012. She creates a class that is welcoming, fun and challenging. She is often heard saying that BTone's philosophy of mind-body fitness makes her stronger physically and mentally which transfers to a more rewarding daily life. Along with raising her twins, she is honored to be part of the BTone team!
Colleen's classes will both challenge and soothe you at the same time. She has an extensive knowledge of the body (yes she is a true yogi) and will not only guide you through a seamless class, but you will leave you with a better understanding of how your body works. At least you'll know the next day why you're so sore! Don't be mistaken by her sweet nature and soft tone of voice, she will rock you down!
Dahne Yaitanes is originally from St. Petersburg, Florida and made the move up to Beantown to attend the Boston Conservatory where she graduated with a B.F.A. in contemporary dance. As a part of her conservatory curriculum alongside ballet and modern dance, she has studied Classic and Stott mat Pilates and other somatic techniques like Gyrokinesis, but found that after her first class at Btone it was love at first plank. The increased muscular awareness and strength gained by the stategic and expertly structured classes was something she was immediately hooked on. In addition to instructing at Btone, Dahne is going in to her third season with Urbanity Dance, a contemporary dance company based in the South End, where she actively performs around the Boston community and beyond. As an instructor at Btone Fitness, Dahne is very excited to bring her love and knowledge of movement to her classes and help spread the benefits she has received herself.
Dana has always been passionate about health and fitness. After graduating from Union College, Dana joined the corporate world and found it hard to incorporate exercise into her daily routine. Always on the lookout for the best classes around Boston, she found the solution at Btone fitness. Dana brings a unique flair to class – don’t be fooled by her positive energy and smile, she will challenge you throughout every move. Her favorite part of teaching is seeing her client’s sense of achievement after class. She is devoted to spread her cheerfulness and love for exercise onto others. Be ready to feel the burn and have fun!
Daniella rowed competitively at Brown University and is excited to share her passion for rowing at Btone. The indoor rowing classes that she teaches are high energy with a focus on proper form in order to increase your power on the WaterRower. Come join her for a great full body cardio workout that will leave you feeling strong, inspired and ready to take on the day!
Upon recent graduation from UMASS Amherst, Demi adopted a very holistic and fitness oriented lifestyle. Growing up a dancer and an ice hockey player, Demi was in search of a special kind of workout. One that incorporated fluidity, high intensity training and a positive environment. Her search for the ultimate class and the fact that her mother is in fact Denise (goddess of "supah sets") led her to btone Fitness. Safe to say the btone blood runs deep in that household!
Currently a dance teacher, Demi describes herself as a walking explanation point with a yearn to shake; both on the dance floor and megaformer! Demi hopes to add an empowering and uplifting workout to your daily routine filled with soul-pumping jams, a dash of intensity and a blast of sweat that'll leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
Clients describe Denise as "innovative, motivating & CRAZY!!" Add any other adjective that describes a truly passionate instructor that no matter what, will always push you WAY past your comfort level, and there you have Denise. Get ready to change you bodies with Denise's never dull class routines. She will amaze you with her strength and her ability to use our Megaformers like noone else. Just when you thought you have seen all our moves she keeps coming up with more! If you are ready to give it your all, so is Denise. Be sure to check out her 4 week bootcamp series, where she has our members up BEFORE the crack of dawn and breaking a sweat before it even hits 6am. Newbies beware (you may want a few classes under your belt before you take on one of Denise's "supah sets"!!!
Diana has been a fitness fanatic for as long as anyone can remember. Whether it be going for long runs,
playing field hockey all throughout high school, taking barre classes, yoga classes, and Btone classes
galore, Diana’s passion for fitness has always been evident. Diana fell in love with btone immediately:
she loved how the workout was different every time, and no matter how long a client has been coming for,
they can always reach that point of shake. One of Diana’s personal Btone moto’s, in which she tells herself
and clients, is: “CRAVE THAT SHAKE!” Diana strives to push clients to their utmost limit, encouraging
clients to get out of their comfort zone; with the hopes that clients leave class feeling proud and
accomplished from their forty-five minute workout. Although always at Btone, Diana is an avid runner,
and includes: “completing the Boston Marathon by the time she is twenty” on her Runner’s Bucket List.
Not only does Diana have a passion for fitness and health, she is always concocting new smoothie and
juice recipes; so be sure to ask her about her favorites!
Emily is by far the BIGGEST fan of BPP that there ever was, so it was only fitting that she become an instructor. She is so passionate about this workout and about life in general and after two seconds of meeting her you will agree. Her classes are FUN, always changing, and brutal. She lies awake at night thinking of different ways to cue a move that people can struggle with and she WILL make sure that you get it. Do not be confused by the southern accent, she BELONGS in Boston. Get ready to get some extra ab work in her classes, because if you listen closely you cannot help but laugh at what passes through her mind and into the mic during classes!
Erin has been a client since way back when, and is a teacher in the Boston Public Schools. This Texas bred btoner is a natural teacher that you don't want to miss! Erin is regularly on the Lexington schedule teaching on Sundays at 430 and 530.
Genevieve has been involved with sports and fitness for all of her life. Starting off as a soccer player and gymnast
she moved her way into coaching throughout high school and college. She knew she always wanted to continue coaching in
some capacity. After an injury from running lead her to Btone, she instantly fell in love with the way each class
challenged her. She hopes to bring to that same challenge she gains in class to clients each time they walk through the door.
Heidi has been teaching at BPP since day 1. There is no need for a mic in her class, cause she will surely let you know what you need to do. Her classes are so smooth moving and whether you are a first timer or a seasoned vet, you will be well taken care of by this half pint. Heidi has an extensive history in the fitness field. A certified personal trainer with over 15 years of experience as well as a professional fitness competitor. She has helped our clients to change their bodies while having FUN!
Jackie has been involved in the fitness industry in various capacities for ten years. She holds a Master’s Degree in Exercise Science & Health Promotion and professional certifications in group exercise, personal training, and personal wellness coaching. Her certifications include NASM CPT and PES, AFAA group exercise instructor, Punk Rope, BarreAmped, Sandbell, TRX, Precision Nutrition Level 1 and CPR/AED. Specialties include working with special populations, teaching, and exploring different exercise styles to create the most effective and time-efficient workout while still maintaining fun.
Jamie started taking classes at Boston Pilates Plus several years ago and quickly became a regular there. Because she looked forward to the fun, high energy classes, the 45 minutes flew by, and her strength grew exponentially within a few months time. It was also a safe way to exercise while recovering from hip and knee injuries, when other favorite activities no longer worked for her. SPX classes were even a part of her pregnancy, and helped her recover from childbirth after her daughter was born. Her classes are challenging but safe and accessible for all fitness levels, and leave you feeling strong and empowered. Jamie is also an avid yogi and teaches yoga at several area studios. She absolutely loves what she does, believes in what SPX offers, and wants to pass that passion on to her students.
When Jenn is not busy answering your emails or returning your phone calls she is at BPP firming up your b-hinds. Jenn discovered this workout while living in LA, and we are so fortunate that she moved back to the East Coast to teach for us. Her routines are unique, fun, and keep people coming back again and again. She is our night owl and leads some of the hardest classes to get into each week. If you are not a night person, no worries she also teaches on Sundays for our weekend warriors! Be sure to try out one of her blast classes, you won't be sorry!
Jenny is someone who has truly done it all when it comes to fitness. As a collegiate lacrosse player, she continues to find ways to challenge herself off of the turf. You often see her posting picture of her running marathons, climbing rock walls, and rocking headstands in yoga. She brings all of her knowledge into the room with her and once class starts is "all business." In 45 minutes you will get your moneys worth for sure, and another thing is for sure when Jenny is teaching...you will hear some country songs!
Jody is responsible for bringing this workout with her from Sunny San Diego. After being plagued by injuries while triathlon training she was coaxed to a class by a teammate and was humbled by the workout. She knew this was the missing piece and started to incorporate it into her workout routine. It has been a love hate relationship ever since. After starting this workout it helped her to get through a season injury free, which was quite a feat. She knew she had to bring this workout back with her to the East Coast and the rest is history. Her classes are direct, but fun. Jody loves using music to motivate and will find the right beat to get you to that burn and will likely say more than a few things to try to get you to laugh.
Juliette is originally from Vermont and moved to Boston in 2010. She has always been focused on fitness and competed as a 1m and 3m springboard diver throughout college. Juliette knows the importance of variety in order to keep working out fresh and exciting. Her favorite workouts include boxing, swimming, spinning and training for marathons. Juliette started taking rowing classes in 2015 and fell in love with the supportive team atmosphere at btone. She believes that working out can be a source of transformation and confidence. Her classes focus on personal growth, variation, and positive energy.
Kailee became passionate about teaching health and fitness in her late teens. After landing a full time position at one of the major hospitals in Boston she knew it was time to pursue this passion, and Btone became that place for her. After trying both mega reformer, and rowing she was hooked on the high energy from the instructors, and the sweat that came from the workouts. Instantly, she knew she wanted to be a part of this energy and give back to those she will teach. Btone workouts have helped her hit a personal record in her half marathons, and she has hopes of running the Boston marathon one day. She is also passionate about seeing people transform and hit their personal fitness goals, by doing so she brings an energetic bubbly vibe to your workout!
Kalie has been a Btone devotee since her first class. As a former D1 college soccer player, she has always had a passion for fitness. Having been sidelined after several concussions, she shifted her fitness focus to finding low impact workouts that still gave her that same high intensity feel (insert Btone Fitness here!). After discovering Btone, she was instantly hooked on the challenge of slow, controlled movements on the megaformer. Her classes will bring the heat so get ready to shake!
Karen has always been one for group exercise. From team sports, to group classes, or just running with a friend. She always seem to enjoy being active with a group. Karen considers everyone a friend while working out and all going through it together. Karen loves to make clients in her class feel like their amazing self by encouraging them or telling them how good they're doing. Coming from the beauty industry, she believes fitness and beauty give you the energy and confidence you need to feel the best you can! Karen enjoys those classes that push you to that limit you're not sure you could reach, and when you do, you feel stronger than ever. When you leave a class you should feel empowered and accomplished.
In Karen's classes she feels that you can sprint longer, have a heavier hill, pulse a few more times, or add that extra spring load. You may think you couldn't pulse/sprint/hold/jump any longer, but she will push you through it in a safe way. You leave feeling amazing, sweaty, and satisfied. Getting to class is half the battle, let her take it over from there! She loves to make classes personal and play a wide range of music, so if there is a song you want to hear to get you through a long hill sequence on the bike, let her know!
Kathleen moved to Boston 2 years ago and took her first btone class that very same month. She was instantly hooked so when the opportunity presented itself to teach she could not resist. Kathleen loves the challenge of the Megaformer and how the workout is different with each class you take. She enjoys bringing that same challenge when she teaches and can’t wait to get you hooked.
Kathy initially explored the complexities of movement as a professional dancer with Boston Ballet. A student of Bo Forbes and Embodied Awareness, she has taught yoga since 2007. With a degree in Physical Therapy Assisting, she currently works at Boston Sports Medicine, specializing in Dance Medicine. Kathy values the Btone methodology for the intelligence it's grounded in and the ongoing benefits it offers. Students can expect to feel both challenged and supported in her Btone classes. Also a teacher of the self-bodywork soma system®, Kathy offers seasonal ROLL OUT sessions at Btone.
Growing up as the youngest in a competitive family Laura is always looking for the next challenge which led her to her first BTone class – she was hooked at first shake. Laura loves to inspire clients to be their strongest selves in her classes and brings her competitive spirit to challenge them to push just a little bit further than they think they can each class.
Lisa Cole first discovered her love of fitness through her training and career as a classical dancer.She attended The Boston Conservatory where she received education in anatomy, physiology,nutrition, Pilates and the Alexander Technique. Because of her background in dance, Lisa possesses a unique understanding of the human body, alignment, strength and flexibility. Lisa isa NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Beginner Mat certified through Power Pilates®. Looking to broaden her knowledge of holistic health and wellness, Lisa is currently studying to become a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. Lisa continues to pursue her career in dance, and is currently dancing with Urbanity Dance Project. Lisa also works withSpine and Sports Injury Center in Boston, where she provides Foundation Training, a body weight exercise method designed to correct structural imbalance.
Margaret is an avid group fitness enthusiast who is always up for trying a new type of workout.
Her first Tone class was love at first lunge and 200+ classes later she’s thrilled to be on the
other side of the mic, helping clients build strength and find their love of Lagree. You can also
catch her in the row room for a fun and effective cardio class!
Melissa found btone when she moved to Boston from Chicago and immediately fell in love! A devoted runner and general fitness junkie, Melissa has always been a fitness enthusiast looking for ways to challenge and transform the body. She found that all of that at btone. She fell in love with the method, the challenge of the equipment, and the way it made her core feel strong again after having two kids. When the option of training to become an instructor came about, she knew she had to go for it and help others experience this amazing workout!
Michele is a fitness enthusiast that enjoys taking all types of classes from spinning to metabolic conditioning. She teaches both tone and barre blast classes at Btone and loves seeing clients change both mentally and physically as a result of these amazing workouts. Michele also works full time in Corporate Finance, and in her free time enjoys playing with her Maltese and going out with friends.
Living a healthy lifestyle has always been a high priority to Molley. She has a love of group exercise and has done everything from various forms of Yoga, Pilates, circuit and strength training. She took her first Megaformer class at Btone in 2012 and has been hooked ever since. Molley was amazed at how much stronger she became after a short amount of time attending classes regularly and jumped at the chance to become an instructor. She loves encouraging and motivating clients to see that they are capable of more than they realize.
Nicole grew up on Martha’s Vineyard, and after heading down south to attend college at UNC: Chapel Hill, returned to New England—opting for the mainland this time around. Having always been into health and fitness, Nicole eventually decided to ditch the nine-to-five and turn her passion into a career. She is a NASM certified personal trainer and writes a healthy lifestyle blog, Pumps & Iron, where she shares workout tutorials, healthy recipes and more. A longtime Btone devotee, instructing was the only logical next step.
Rachel fell in love with btone 2 years ago and has been addicted since. Rachel has always been a self proclaimed tomboy playing every sport under the sun. When a serious hip injury sidelined her from running her fitness routine was lost until she found btone! She loves teaching and making people feel good about themselves, and stronger!
Savannah has been hooked on this method since her first Lagree Fitness class left her shaking, humbled, and wanting more. A former dancer and fan of barre classes, she finds that nothing gets you as strong and toned as btone! Regular classes have brought her formerly pitiful running skills up to acceptable levels. In her classes you will find a stickler for correct form as well as a mix of EDM and throwback hip-hop music. After growing up in the area, Savannah loves living in Boston and is excited to bring her passion for this method and its results to clients.
Serena believes that exercise is a crucial part of a healthy life, but it's only going to be effective
if it's enjoyable! After many boring years of treadmills and weights at the gym, Serena tried btone in
2014 and fell in love. Actually liking the class got her to come back every week and helped her get toned
in much less time! She hopes to recreate the same enjoyable but challenging experience for her clients so
that they can see the results of their hard work.
Stacy, like many instructors, started her journey as a btone client. She quickly became addicted to the workouts and would be seen on the daily, and boy did it show! She has made an amazing transformation in the studio and it was only right for this natural boss lady to take the floor, and help others to experience the same kind of transformation she has. Stacy can be found at both the Sudbury and Wellesley locations
Stacy's journey to group fitness was a little unorthodox. She originally got a BS in Biology and moved to Hawaii to fulfill her career. While there, she took up the hobbies of surfing, scuba diving and free diving and realized the impact physical fitness has on your life style. Stacy moved back to Massachusetts and went back to school to become a Physical Therapy Assistant, and has been a licensed PTA since 2009 and continues to practice full time. Her passion and knowledge for fitness and injury prevention grew with each athlete she treated. Stacy stumbled upon Btone and it instantly grabbed her attention. This is one of the first forms of full body workouts she has ever agreed with from a standpoint of a health care professional. Its effectiveness and low risk of injury drew her in and she was hooked. Stacy aspires to share this passion and knowledge with others so they can enjoy physical fitness as much as she does. When not at work or the studio she can be found hiking, snowboarding and playing recreational sports.