Our Instructors

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Rachel Williams

Studio Owner and Master Pilates Instructor
Rachel Williams

Studio Owner and Master Pilates Instructor

Studio Owner and 2nd Generation Master Pilates Instructor
BASI Comprehensive Master-Certified Pilates Instructor
Neurokinetic Therapy® (NKT®) Level 2 Certified Practitioner
Proprioceptive Deep Tendon Reflex® (P-DTR®) Trained Practitioner
Practitioner of The VOILÀ Method of Structural Joint Balancing
Amino Neuro Frequency (ANF) Therapist
TRX® Instructor
Gold Certified PiYo™ Instructor
Certified Zumba® Instructor (Multiple)

Always active and outgoing, Rachel has been involved in fitness and sports since she was in high school. While training for a mini-marathon, Rachel suffered a debilitating back injury. After a major spinal fusion operation, she was confined to a bed or wheelchair for 80% of her waking hours.

After two separate rounds of traditional physical therapy, heavy medication, and overwhelming frustration with mainstream rehabilitation, Rachel committed to private Pilates equipment sessions. This was her last effort to regain strength, endurance, flexibility, and mobility.

Within a few sessions, the results were amazing and inspiring. Her pain subsides was able to participate in her day-to-day activities stronger than ever before.

A sense of joy and duty has fueled Rachel's desire to share the life-changing benefits of the Pilates method. She completed 2 separate Pilates Master certifications, along with several other fitness certifications.

Rachel completed the comprehensive Pilates certification from the world-renowned Body Arts and Sciences International (BASI) and eventually completed another series of training to complete BASI's Master-Mentor certification.

Rachel was selected among only a few individuals in the world to take part in the Pilates Master Mentor Program. This program was led by Lolita San Miguel - one of only two people to have received official certification from Joseph Pilates himself. This intensive, two-year, by-invitation only program, described as "The Spirit of The Method", was received by Ms. San Miguel directly from Joseph and Clara Pilates.

After completing this second Pilates Master certification, Rachel wishes to share the tradition of quality with other Pilates instructors. Rachel is one of the very few in the world to hold this honored distinction. She the only Pilates instructor in Indiana to have completed this program.

Rachel considered her Pilates Master certifications as the beginning of helping others with pain and physical dysfunction. She then also completed training in four separate types of therapeutic modalities - Neurokinetic Therapy® (NKT®), Proprioceptive Deep Tendon Reflex® (P-DTR®)The VOILÀ Method of Structural Joint Balancing, and Amino Neuro Frequency Therapy.

The results have been nothing short of miraculous for the many clients who have benefited from these techniques.

Rachel's personal experiences and love for the Pilates method continues to drive her toward sharing its benefits with as many people as she can. She credits Pilates for balancing her body and providing her the ability to return to life. Rachel hopes that you will allow her an opportunity to share some of the amazing benefits of the Pilates method with you.

"Pilates changed my life forever... Allow me to show you how it can change yours!"

Jessie Inabnitt

Client Experience Manager and Pilates Instructor
Jessie Inabnitt

Client Experience Manager and Pilates Instructor

Client Experience Manager
Pilates Instructor
STRONG by Zumba® Instructor

Jessie's spent many years dancing prior to going off to college to complete a degree in Chemistry, when fitness fell by the wayside. Shortly after completing her degree, Jessie began attending classes at Indy House of Pilates where she rediscovered her love for fitness.

Since joining the studio, Jessie also began her journey toward completing her Pilates Instructor Certification from Indy School of Pilates. She has also completed STRONG by Zumba Instructor training and plans to complete other trainings so she can enjoy teaching the broad variety of classes offered at IHP. You can find Jessie teaching several classes and sessions throughout each week.

As the studio's Client Experience Manager, Jessie can be seen at the studio throughout each day (and in your inbox!) providing answers to your questions and making sure we do our best to help you achieve your fitness and wellness goals!

If you have any questions about our studio or your personal fitness journey, Jessie will do her best to provide answers and guidance. Schedule an appointment with her today to start your journey at Indy House of Pilates.

Outside of the studio, Jessie enjoys drinking coffee on her patio while watching her fur babies, Tank and Brodie, as they play in the yard!

Caitlin Negron

Pilates Instructor
Caitlin Negron

Pilates Instructor

Pilates Instructor

Caitlin completed her comprehensive BASI Pilates teacher certification in 2012 - passing her teacher training with BASI Pilates founder Rael Isacowitz. She is certified to instruct on all major Pilates equipment and in Pilates Mat work as well.

Caitlin is also a professional dancer and began her dance training at Fort Wayne Ballet in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She then went on to study at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas where she earned a B.F.A. in Dance Performance and a B.A. in Anthropology. While at SMU, Caitlin choreographed for the student-run Brown Bag Dance Series and led choreographic workshops. Caitlin has also studied at the American Dance Festival and at The Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance, American Ballet Theater, Richmond Ballet and Thodos Dance Chicago.

She has performed in works by Martha Graham, George Balanchine, Alvin Ailey, Sabrina Madison-Cannon, Larry White, David Hochoy, Cynithia Pratt and Winifred Haun. She has attended workshops with Nina Wolly, 360 Dance Company, Alex Ketley and Garret-Moulton Productions. Caitlin danced with Dance Kaleidoscope for four seasons and currently resides in Indianapolis, Indiana

In 2008, she co-founded and currently runs The Indy Convergence, a pop-up arts residency program for professional artists held annually in Indianapolis and Jacmel, Haiti. Most recently, Caitlin danced with Kybele Dance Theater, as well as choreographers Stefan Wenta, Robin Conrad and Madeline Butcher.

Indy House of Pilates is excited to have Caitlin as part of our team of experienced certified instructors. We know that our clients will enjoy the results that she can help them to achieve!

Kevin Brown

Pilates & Yoga Instructor
Kevin Brown

Pilates & Yoga Instructor

Pilates & Yoga Instructor

Kevin has been a fitness instructor since 2005 and has received the FiTour yoga instructor certification, as well as the Physical Mind Institute mat Pilates certification. He began instructing indoor cycling classes at the Greenwood (Indiana) Community Center where he had also been a member for 10 years. After being involved in a car accident in November 2004, Kevin added yoga to his weight-training and cycling, which facilitated his recovery - and discovered that it's an amazing workout. It's fun, challenging and easy to practice at home and even while on vacation, which is why Kevin encourages his students to fit a yoga workout into their busy schedules.

He began taking Pilates mat classes in 2007 and found this challenging method to be highly beneficial toward developing even greater strength and flexibility, not to mention very enjoyable.

Having found the benefits of the Pilates method as nothing short of amazing, Kevin believes that you will also find that it will improve your performance in other workout routines, increase overall strength, lead to a healthier lifestyle, help you to achieve your fitness goals, and bring about significant change in your physical appearance - all while helping you simply feel better.

Kevin enjoys spending time with friends, family and his wife, Amanda. He has competed in 2 marathons (26.2 miles) and several half marathons (13.1 miles). He also began competing in triathlons in 2009. Kevin looks forward to helping you along your fitness journey!

Emily Richard

Pilates Instructor
Emily Richard

Pilates Instructor

Pilates Instructor

Emily has always loved finding ways to stay active. She regularly plays tennis, cycles, practices yoga, lifts weights, and attends group fitness classes. Pilates became a pivotal part of her wellness routine after acute hip pain kept her from participating in many of the things that she used to enjoy. She found that Pilates allowed her to maintain fitness, build muscle, and find relief from constant pain.

After developing a regular practice, Emily decided she wanted to take a deeper dive. While researching training programs, Emily read Rachel William's story of how Pilates allowed her to recover from back surgery. This profoundly resonated with Emily, so she decided to attend Pilates instructor training at Indy School of Pilates. She now has the privilege of helping others to learn about the method which allowed her to heal from chronic pain and to gain strength.

Outside of the studio, Emily can usually be found volunteering for Love of Labs, a local dog rescue group, or driving all over the city in search of the perfect brunch.

Samantha Polster

Pilates Instructor
Samantha Polster

Pilates Instructor

Pilates Instructor

Throughout her youth and young adulthood, Samantha was a dedicated dancer. Later in life, she struggled to find an enjoyable exercise replacement. She decided to start taking classes at Indy House of Pilates, where she found what had been missing for several years.

Samantha's renewed love for exercise helped her to improve posture, relieve back pain, and reduce stress. She has especially enjoyed how the Pilates method has increased her physical strength and mind-body awareness.

Samantha decided to deepen her understanding and knowledge of the Pilates method and completed instructor training at Indy School of Pilates. She looks forward to sharing her love of Pilates with others so they can also develop a stronger body and mind.

Outside of the studio, Samantha works as a full-time optometrist with IU Health Physicians.  She also enjoys traveling, taking her beagle for walks, and enjoying time with family and friends.

Andrea Dudgeon

Pilates Instructor
Andrea Dudgeon

Pilates Instructor

Pilates Instructor

Andrea joined Indy House of Pilates in 2009 after attending a class with a friend. Immediately, she became interested in the Pilates method as a way to improve her physical and mental well-being. Having suffered from scoliosis her entire life, Andrea quickly discovered that Pilates provided her with more flexibility and less pain.

Having experienced such great results, she made it a goal to become a certified Pilates instructor in the hopes of helping others to experience the same. When the time was right, Andrea started her instructor training journey through Indy School of Pilates.

Outside of the studio, Andrea is an artist and can be found at various art shows and events around Indianapolis and abroad. She has completed the Indianapolis Mini-Marathon and the Indiana Spartan Sprint. Andrea enjoys traveling, sports (especially the Green Bay Packers and Indiana Pacers), movies, competing in 5ks, hosting family and friends, playing volleyball and practicing interior design.

Tammi Persinger

Zumba & Kettlebell Instructor
Tammi Persinger

Zumba & Kettlebell Instructor

Zumba & Kettlebell Instructor

Fitness is Tammi's fuel!! Having been involved with fitness since high school and as an athletic petty officer in the US Navy, Tammi began her group fitness teaching career in 2008 as a kickboxing instructor. Since then, she has included Zumba, Aqua Zumba, Kettlebell AMPD and Hardcore Abs to her teaching portfolio. Outside the studio, Tammi enjoys spending time with her two children and her sweet fur baby, as well as indulging in Harry Potter-themed events!

Amanda Brown

Registered Dietitian and Certified Personal Trainer
Amanda Brown

Registered Dietitian and Certified Personal Trainer

Registered Dietitian
Certified Personal Trainer
Professional Designations: MA RD CD CPT

Amanda attended Ball State University where she obtained a dual bachelorette in Dietetics and Exercise Science with a minor in Dance and a Masters in Dietetics. Amanda has been a Registered Dietitian since April 2012 and has worked as a dietitian for the Marion County Health Department. She is currently the Weight Management and Wellness Dietitian for Johnson Memorial Hospital in Franklin Indiana where she counsels those who are preparing for bariatric surgery, as well as for non-surgical weight loss.

Having always been fascinated about how the body transforms food into fuel and uses it for healing, Amanda now teaches a 6-week healthy lifestyle course which covers basic concepts of weight management, such as nutrition, healthy cooking, and exercise. She firmly believe in the saying, "It is best to eat food in order to live - not live to eat."

Amanda also has a passion for personal training and helping others to reach their fitness goals. She competes in amateur physique body-building competitions. In April 2013, Amanda competed in her first NPC body-building competition where she met her husband, Kevin Brown, whom she hired to do her photography in order to commemorate her hard work and preparation for the competition.