Acton Teachers

Debbie M

Debbie M

Apprentice Teacher

Always fascinated with how functional activities and postural habits affect form and movement, Debbie is enthusiastic about sharing the benefits of Pilates. Having had a desk job as a financial controller for twenty years, she is particularly aware of how long periods of sitting can affect posture and create discomfort in the body and, after a long search, she discovered Pilates was the first exercise that effectively brought ease and realignment to her body.

Debbie’s experience as a Pilates student inspired her to learn the method so that she could encourage others to stay fit and agile. Her extensive training in various methods including Power Pilates, Balanced Body University, and Polestar Pilates have shaped her into a well-rounded instructor who enjoys working with clients who are seeking increased body awareness and physical improvement.


Kathryn D

Kathryn D

Apprentice Teacher

Kathryn first discovered Pilates as a college student. She found the quiet and concentrated movements calming and helpful with balancing the demands of college life and internship work. Empowered by the method, she sought out Pilates studios in Europe while studying abroad and ultimately followed the path of teacher training and teaching.

Two decades later, Kathryn fully appreciates the focus and measurable strength that Pilates yields as the body ages. She attributes her stamina and agility to her own dedicated Pilates practice which supported her through four pregnancies and gives her the energy to keep up with her four children.

Kathryn teaches because she loves seeing clients realize physical and aesthetic changes in their own bodies. In her experience this is especially true for seasoned athletes and devoted exercisers; they are always the most surprised by how Pilates enables them in new ways and offers continual beneficial challenges.

Kathryn is a classically trained, certified Pilates instructor and a member of the Pilates Method Alliance.


Shawn G

Shawn G

Shawn has been sharing his knowledge of the body and movement in private and group settings for over a decade.

His passion for Pilates is fueled by the countless positive transformations he has witnessed in his clients. Shawn utilizes his expertise and experience to assist each client in cultivating greater body awareness, strength, flexibility and agility.

His comprehensive approach to Pilates bridges the gap between the classical and modern traditions while staying true to its core principles. Using an innovative and unique teaching style, Shawn tailors each session to the client’s personal goals and needs. Through Pilates Shawn explores the many benefits this discipline has to offer.

Outside of teaching Shawn is an avid mountain biker and snowboarder. He has a passion for music, cars, and fixing things. He has rebuilt classic automobiles and endeavors to teach his sons how to do the perfect burn out.