Announcing The Balanced Life Pilates Instructor Team

I have some exciting news to share and I want you to be the first to know! Check out this quick video below for the exciting announcement + exclusive details!

I’m so excited to announce that three expert Pilates instructors are officially joining us at The Balanced Life! ๐ŸŽ‰

I’m not going anywhere – I love teaching and creating workouts for you. You’ll continue to see new workouts and more from me, along with more new workouts from Sheri, Becca, and Kaita inside The Balanced Life Sisterhood!

This means members of The Balanced Life Sisterhood will now get access to even MORE workouts, including a variety of lengths, styles, and focuses – all with our signature approach of grace over guilt, clear instruction, and encouragement to focus on progress, not perfection.

Get to know your newest Pilates instructors

Sheriโ€™s love for the way Pilates makes her feel inspired her to become a certified Pilates instructor nearly ten years ago. Her calm voice and intentional approach to movement will lead you to uncover your strength, connect to your core, and learn to trust yourself, both on and off the mat.

As a Birth Doula she also specializes in prenatal & postpartum Pilates. She has a passion to educate and empower women to feel good in their bodies and celebrate the seasons of change in their lives.

Sheri lives in San Diego and loves spending her weekends exploring with her family.

Beccaโ€™s journey to take better care of her body moved her to become a certified Pilates instructor more than ten years ago. Her realistic approach to Pilates helps you gain more confidence and mindfulness in your everyday life.

She specializes in making Pilates accessible to everyone. Becca believes Pilates is for ANYbody and because it didnโ€™t always come naturally to her, she has the words and tools to help others discover its joy.

Becca and her family live just north of Santa Barbara in Los Olivos, CA.

Kaita began her career in dance, which eventually led her to the world of Pilates and becoming a certified instructor almost 15 years ago. She was interested in how Pilates emphasized alignment and helped women feel good without trying to be perfect.

She specializes in an โ€œembodied approach,โ€ using the body as a tool for healing. Kaita will help you become more curious and playful with your Pilates practice to relieve tension, ease pain, and cultivate a deeper mind-body connection. 

After living in Santa Barbara for years, Kaita and her family now call Austin, TX home.

We can’t wait for all that’s ahead! If you’re not yet a member, we’d love to have you join us! Click here to learn more about The Sisterhood and we’ll see you on your mat soon!


PS – I also had these three women on the podcast recently where we talked about all things Pilates, including their inspiring journeys and more! Click here to listen and get to know Sheri, Becca, and Kaita even more!

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83 thoughts on “Announcing The Balanced Life Pilates Instructor Team”

  1. Welcome ladies!! I am so excited for all that you will bring to our Sisterhood and canโ€™t wait to learn and grow with you. โค๏ธโค๏ธ

  2. Sherry Karstens

    This is wonderful news! It’s clear that The Balanced Life is evolving in a positive way, adding these wonderful new instructors, along with great new workouts!

  3. This is great news. Always good to change it up and have a variety of Pilates instructors and work out styles. Congratulations on the new additions,

  4. This is very exciting news! Congratulations to TBL on growing the business and welcome to the new instructors!

  5. I resonated so much with Kaita as a former dancer as well! I’m also just curious– was Robin a dancer once, too? She has some of the best feet! ๐Ÿ™ˆ

    1. How wonderful that you’re a former dancer, Lauren, and resonate with Kaita! Robin is a former dancer, how fun that you could tell, Lauren! We’re cheering you on!๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ‘

  6. Hooray! TBL blesses its members with fun, positive, talented instructors. Thankful for the growth of this fine organization!

    1. Yes! It’s definitely one of life’s blessings and I feel so honored to be a part of TBL Sisterhood.

  7. Michelle Virzi

    I absolutely love Robinโ€™s workouts, but itโ€™s great
    to get a variety of different styles from these awesome teachers! I so enjoyed the last TBL podcast with them. Wonderful additions!

    1. Thank you for your encouragement and support, Michelle! We couldn’t agree more about learning to connect with our body in new ways. We’re cheering you on!

  8. This is indeed exciting news! Robin – thanks for your generosity in share the sand with other instructors. The variety…with you as a constant… will be so much fun! Never a dull workout to be found. Once again, I am so happy to be part of TBL Family!

    1. I love how you expressed this. We all love Robin and want her to stay with us as our main instructor and familiar presence, but I welcome the new lades for variety and their different perspectives.

  9. Catharine Sharman

    Thatโ€™s a really exciting development and I (we, because my husband joins me on his mat too) are looking forward to pushing out of our comfort zones even further with the four of you guiding us on. Bring it in, weโ€™re ready for this. ๐Ÿคธ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคธ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

    1. Yes, we love to hear that! We’re here for you and your husband and we’re cheering you on!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’ช

  10. Iโ€™m so excited to have all of you joining as instructors!
    Each one of you have a different style and a different approach to bring about the technique more enriching to us. Welcome to the community!!!

  11. Very excited to learn from all of you. Iโ€™m very glad Robin isnโ€™t going anywhere too! I love that the Sisterhood is always evolving and bringing more to the membership. I plan to be a lifetime member!

    1. Thank you for sharing, Jenny!๐Ÿ’• It means so much to us that you value your membership. We’re here for you and so grateful that you’re a part of The Sisterhood!

  12. Theresa DiLallo

    This is fantastic news! I canโ€™t wait for the calendar to have more instructors itโ€™s exciting

  13. Maryellen DeTurck

    YAY YAY YAY! Can’t wait to see more workouts from these wonderful instructors! I listened to the podcast the other night while rebounding and their love and joy for teaching Pilates came through loud and clear in your conversation.

    1. Thank you for sharing, Maryellen! Becca, Sheri and Kaiti are all so passionate about Pilates and it is reflected in their work!๐Ÿ’•

  14. Welcome! Love the โ€œgrace over guiltโ€ idea. I joined this community about a year and half ago when my baby was 3 months old, referred by my sister-in-law, and Iโ€™ve gradually gained lots of strength in my ab and Iโ€™ve been feeling more energy during the day. No pressure at all if I end up not having time on a specific day to do my exercise and I simply just pick up the next day. I also lost 20 pounds since then without limiting my food intake. My husband and I are trying for number 2. Iโ€™m excited for the prenatal Pilates from the instructors! Yah!!!!

    1. Congratulations on all the wins you’re experiencing, Shuang, that is fantastic and a testament to the work that you have put in! Good luck with baby number 2, we’re cheering you on to a healthy pregnancy!

  15. Martha Walters

    Congratulations, Robin, on expanding the instructor team! And, yay, for the Sisterhood!! I have so enjoyed working out with you along with the occasional bonus workout from Kaita, Becca and Sherri. I believe I’ve done at least one with each. Looking forward to broadening my Pilates experience going forward. Best to all!

    1. Thank you, Martha! We’re cheering you on in your Pilates journey with Robin, Sheri, Becca and Kaita!๐Ÿ‘

  16. Amanda Abbott

    Wonderful news! I love The Balanced Life – you all have kept me rolling out my mat consistently for well over a year now!

    1. We’re so glad you’re sharing in our excitement, Deborah! We can’t wait for you to discover all of the new workouts in your Workout Library for months to come, and we’re cheering you on in your Pilates journey! ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽ‰

    1. We can’t wait for you to discover all of the new workouts in your Workout Library in the months to come, Jody! ๐Ÿฅฐ

  17. Sally Luebben

    Welcome to the Sisterhood, ladies! I can’t wait to workout with you and learn from you. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m sure we’re going to love you as much as we love our sweet, wonderful Robin!

    1. Thank you for sharing in our excitement, Sally! We’re so glad you are on this journey with us, and can’t wait for you to discover all of the new workouts in your Workout Library in the months to come! We’re cheering you on in your Pilates journey with Robin, Sheri, Becca and Kaita!๐Ÿ‘

  18. Krista Corbray

    This is such great news!! I was actually wondering if there were going to be more instructors. I’m so happy it’s instructors we’ve already ‘met!’
    Looking forward to learning from you all. See you on the mat soon!
    Welcome!!! ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

    1. Jen McManaman

      Yay, that’s so great to hear, Krista! We’re here for you and look forward to “seeing” you on your mat soon!๐Ÿ™‚๐ŸŽ‰

  19. This is great news for TBL and members of the Sisterhood. I’m looking forward to returning to my mat but at just a month post-op after a total hip replacement I’m taking it steady and resisting the urge to see what the new joint is capable of!

    1. Jen McManaman

      We’re so glad you’re listening to your body and waiting until the right time for you to return to your mat! We’re sending you thoughts of continued healing and look forward to your cheering you on again soon!๐ŸŒป

  20. Mariana Pinto Amaro

    I seriously can’t wait to learn the seal pup, it looks so much fun!! I am so excited to learn from these amazing women and for them to be a part of this community and our journey to find our own balanced life!

    Welcome to the team <3

    1. Jen McManaman

      We’re cheering you on and excited for you to learn the seal pup and so much more, Mariana!๐Ÿ‘ย ๐Ÿ’ช

  21. Wonderful to “meet” y’all and so glad to get to exercise with and learn from y’all on a regular basis now!

  22. It was great to meet each of you through the short videos :). I look forward to all that you have to teach and certainly am glad that Robin isn’t going anywhere. I love Robin’s voice and how she encourages us. Sometimes I feel like she is sitting in the same room with me with her reminders to not hold your breath, and to drop your shoulders! Best of luck as you join together and positively impact the sisterhood.

    1. Thank you for your kind words and encouragement for the team and the community! It often does feel if Robin is in the room with us, as her cues are so spot on! We’re here for you and cheering you on, Sandra!

  23. I enjoyed watching the interviews and i am exited to have these instracters guide us in practising pilaties.

    1. Thank you for sharing in our excitement, Monika! We canโ€™t wait for you to discover all of the new workouts in your Workout Library in the months to come! Weโ€™re cheering you on in your Pilates journey with Robin, Sheri, Becca and Kaita! ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ’•

  24. Exciting!! I’m 31 weeks pregnant and SOOOOO look forward to some of Sheri’s postpartum specific workouts to begin building strength back up in the near future!!

    1. Congratulations on your pregnancy, Kerry, what a gift! We’re so excited too for you to enjoy Sheri’s postpartum workouts and care for yourself! We’re cheering you on both on and off your mat!

  25. Welcome Becca, Sheri and Kaita! Loved getting a glimpse into each of your personalities through the interviews. We are exited to discover, explore and experience grace over guilt and building strength through the process with you!

    1. Thank you so much, Beth! We canโ€™t wait for you to discover all of the new workouts in your Workout Library in the months to come, and weโ€™re cheering you on! ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ’•

  26. Anna Ruth Souza

    I am fairly new to The Sisterhood, but am really enjoying all the classes so far. I took some time off from pilates and getting back into it a little slower than I expected, but having the different classes to choose from makes it very easy to get a good workout any day. I like that I can do just a 10 to 15 min workout and still feel like I accomplished something for the day and feeling no guilt. Looking forward to the new instructors and their individual styles.

    1. Welcome to The Sisterhood, Anna, we’re so glad you’re here! We LOVE that you’re giving yourself grace with returning to Pilates and feeling accomplished with time on your mat. We’re here for you and cheering you on! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’ช

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