Fitness Trainers | Staff

Katie Thornhill

The owner of Personal Pilates Plus, Katie Thornhill, has a Bachelor of Science in exercise and sports sciences, and an Associate’s Degree as a physical therapist assistant. She is a certified personal trainer with National Strength and Conditioning Association, a certified Pilates instructor, and a certified prenatal/post-partum instructor. She has worked in the fitness and health industry for 20 years. Other specialties include stability/core training, ball exercise, and free weights. Her philosophy is facilitating a balance in life with family, education, occupation, emotional, physical, social, and spiritual wellness.

Heather Lee

Heather Lee has her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1993. She obtained her Physical Therapists Assistant degree from Denver Technical College in 1999. Heather received her Pilates certification from the Donna McLean studio and has been using her knowledge in both a rehab setting and here in the studio. She has worked in the physical therapy setting since 1995 in sports medicine and manual therapy settings. Heather continues to work full time as a Physical Therapist Assistant. In her spare time, Heather enjoys the Colorado outdoors and telemark skiing and competes in triathlons.

Heather Phifer

Heather began her love and exploration of Pilates as a student at Personal Pilates Plus in 2008. She found Pilates to be such an invigorating and relaxing practice that it became crucial to include it in her life permanently and to explore the practices of Joseph Pilates in more depth. In 2009, Heather received her certification from the Donna McLean Studio and continues her education under the supervision of second generation Pilates masters and the senior staff at PPP. In her spare time Heather enjoys making modern, unique children’s rooms and home decor at her local business, Elevated Scraps.

Julia Bozik. Julia has been practicing Pilates for over 15 years and followed her passion for the practice into becoming a certified instructor. She went through Whole Body’s Certification Program under the direction of Dana Dreifus. She has been working with the active older adult population in class settings and private retirement communities. She also has worked with young athletes and seen the success of body strength awareness and how it positively impact these young athletes. She received her BFA in Graphic Design and a Minor in Art Therapy from the University of The Arts in Philadelphia. In her spare time she likes walking her dog, spending time with family and traveling.

Sheilah Troiano has been a yoga instructor since 2004. Life has changed since then more than once but yoga has always been an integral part of her life. She is an engineer by profession, and a certified wine specialist. She loves to travel! In fact, at one point in a span of 12 months she traveled to 8 countries! 150+ more countries to go!

Colleen Riordan was originally drawn to yoga in 2009 for its physical challenges, but after several years of practicing she fell in love with the additional energetic, emotional, and spiritual benefits. It was her desire to continue the exploration of yoga is what led Colleen to Costa Rica for a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training. Working full-time as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in a hospital Emergency Department, she fully understands the chaos that is everyday life. It is because of her professional experiences that she emphasizes the importance of MAKING the time to prioritize health and wellness. Colleen prefers to teach with music, dharma, laughter and a light-hearted approach, while mindfully flowing through a vinyasa. For Colleen, yoga continues to  be a constant reminder to stay present, open, and breathe through every moment that life presents. Whether professional or personal, her passion is to inspire those around her to live a more present and meaningful life. Namaste.