Pilates & Barre

With over 25 years in the movement arts industry and 12 years in the fields of fitness and mind-body wellness, Janelle is an experienced dance, Barre fitness and Pilates instructor. She taught Barre at Physique 57 in New York City and at Exhale Spa in Boston, and is a Power Pilates certified Pilates Mat instructor.

Janelle's lifelong love of movement and a career in dance has led her to many forms of mind-body wellness and conditioning. She first trained in Pilates while pursuing her BFA in Ballet at the University of Utah, and quickly discovered how the practice changed her body, core strength, and muscle awareness. She continued training in New York City and eventually received her Beginner Mat certification from Power Pilates. Shortly after, Janelle was invited to train with Tanya Becker, the founder of the Physique 57 Barre method, and joined their elite team of instructors in 2008. Utilizing the principles of Pilates along with ballet- and yoga-inspired strengthening and flexibility exercises, Janelle found Barre fitness to be a challenging and amazingly effective marriage of her favorite tools. As a senior instructor, she taught wait-listed classes and celebrity clientele at Physique 57's flagship Manhattan studios for over three years, and was featured in their first series of workout DVDs and videos. 


Upon moving to New England, Janelle followed her passion to Boston, where she became certified in Exhale Spa's Barre and Cardio Barre, and taught weekly classes at their Back Bay studio. Janelle also co-wrote the Fuel Barre Method manual for Fuel Training Studio in Newburyport, MA.


Janelle's love for classical Pilates was rekindled while cross-training for a dance company tour in 2017, when she began to train privately again in the classical mat repertoire and apparatus. She completed the Intermediate 

level of her Power Pilates Mat certification in January 2019 and received her Advanced Mat certification in July 2020. She has received additional training in mat-work with props and for specialized populations at the Power Pilates headquarters in NYC. 


Janelle continues to be fascinated and inspired by the many benefits of regular Pilates practice and loves to share this life-changing system with her clients. As a mom of two in her 40s, she attributes much of her continued 

success in dance and injury prevention to its powers. 

Janelle currently teaches regular dance, barre, mat Pilates group classes and private sessions at Evolve Mindful Movement in Portsmouth, NH, and at the Dance Annex Studio in Kittery, ME. 

For Booking Information, contact Janelle here.



Power Pilates Advanced Mat Certification

Physique 57 Barre Method

Exhale Barre

Exhale Cardio Barre



@ Evolve Mindful Movement



10am Pilates Mat



10am Mat Fusion


12:00pm Pilates Mat

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