Teaching is Ellene’s passion and has been a part of her life for over 32 years. An accomplished Equestrian Trainer and Dressage Instructor, Ellene Kloepfer has earned United States Dressage Federation’s Bronze, Silver and Gold medals and successfully competed at Grand Prix. She was introduced to Pilates over 35 years ago by her riding instructor and quickly realized the power of Pilates.
Integrating Pilates with equestrians has always been a key strategy to realize body awareness. Her years of teaching and observing the movements of horses and riders has given her a keen eye to recognize how we carry ourselves. Ellene can easily demonstrate how the benefits of Pilates can be applied to all fitness activities.
Ellene has studied Pilates with Raoul Rossiter, Richard Rossiter, 2nd Generation Master Instructor, and Bonnie Grebe, also 2nd Generation Master Instructor. She has studied dressage extensively with Jan Ebeling, US Olympic Team member. She is eager to share the tremendous benefits of Pilates with you!
Kerry has been practicing and studying Pilates for the past four years. Although passionate about many types of exercise, Pilates has given her the all body strength, flexibility, and agility that she was missing.
She was first introduced to Pilates by Claire Frechette, a Stott Certified instructor. She has studied with Ellene Kloepfer, her current partner at Pilates 4 Bodies, as well as 2nd Generation Master teachers, Richard Rossiter and Bonnie Grebe of the Pilates Institute in Lafayette, Colorado. Kerry continues her advanced classical training with her master teachers. She is passionate about deepening her knowledge of the work and sharing this exercise method. She holds a BA in Liberal Studies and Biological Sciences from California State University, Hayward.
Kerry believes that Pilates can truly change your life. Originally named Contrology by Joseph Pilates, it’s a form of exercise that not only works your body but also works your mind. It is a perfect balance of body, mind, and spirit. Pilates is an exercise method for all ages and all stages of life. Dedication to the work will allow one to remain flexible and strong throughout life.
Kerry is passionate about the Pilates method. She is caring and teaches with intellect. Kerry is excited to help you reach your fitness goals, transform your body, and strengthen your mind.
When not practicing or teaching, Kerry enjoys hiking, cooking, live music, traveling, and spending time with her husband, son, daughter, and Viszla named Leo.
Kerry has completed the following additional workshops:
Comprehensive Mat Workshop, completed February 2018, Pure Pilates, Billings, Montana.
Springboard Workshop, completed April 2018, Pure Pilates, Billings, Montana.