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Hilary Opheim- Owner/Director   PMI-CPT/PMA-CPT

Favorite Pilates Exercise: Pull Ups on the Wunda Chair                                             What I love most about teaching: Seeing those lightbulb moments with clients and the smile that it brings.                                        What I like to hear most from my clients: I feel so much better                                            If I wasn't a Pilates instructor I would: Be a writer or artist                                                What I enjoy most about the journey of learning as a Pilates instructor:  Continuing to delve deeper into the work and the mind/body connection.                                     Pilates and WAP mean to me: Happy and focused.                

Hilary trained with John Gossett here in Houston. She opened up WAP in January of 2005 and has continued her journey of learning and practicing Pilates as a teacher and as a student. She is the founder and director of the WAPilates Teacher Training School and enjoys sharing the passion of teaching with those that want to become instructors.  She has studied with John Gossett, Jennifer Kries, Lolita San Miguel, Blossom Crawford and Benjamin Degenhardt and his 360 Pilates Program as well as reconnecting, learning and sharing with Pilates community at the PMA Convention every year. She enjoys the continuing journey of the Traditional Method and the work that Joseph Pilates created.

In 2017 She was one of the Top Ten Finalist for the Next Pilates Anytime Teacher Competition

"I enjoy continuing to learn and grow as a teacher and a student. Pilates is such a journey and I have enjoyed every moment of it"

 

Kim Humrichouse- PMI-CPT/PMA-CPT/                       Ce Program Teacher  

Favorite Pilates Exercise: Reformer Leg Circles What I love most about teaching: Seeing the good results on my clients.                          What I like to hear most from my clients: That they feel better after their session and stronger from their continued practice.             If I wasn't a Pilates instructor I would: An elementary school teacher.                                  What I enjoy most about the journey of learning as a Pilates instructor:  Learning more and more ways to help people move.    Pilates and WAP mean to me: a clear mind body connection                                                                           

Kim trained with John Gossett here in Houston. Kim has been at WAP since 2008. She attended the Houston High School for the Performing & Visual Arts with a major in Dance. She then danced professionally with the Louisville Ballet, Tulsa Ballet, & Nevada Dance Theatre.  Kim has been at WAP since 2008. and became a CE Program Teacher for the WAP Teacher Training Program in 2016.

"One of the best things about teaching Pilates is that I get to see how much better people feel after their Pilates session. "

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Meghann Perez- WAP-TT

Meghann Perez- WAP-TT

 

 

Scott Mindard-WAPTT/PMA-CPT                 CE Program Teacher       

Favorite Pilates Exercise: I love the Walkover on the Cadillac. Makes me feel like I'm in the circus.                                                         What I love most about teaching: Watching clients "get" the movements and share the feeling of accomplishment.                             What I like to hear most from my clients I love it when they say the feel 2 inches taller when they finish their workout.                        If I wasn't a Pilates instructor I would: Astronaut or race car driver                                What I enjoy most about the journey of learning as a Pilates instructor:  Learning about the human body, what makes it work and how to make it work better.                                Pilates and WAP mean to me: A place where mind and physical self coverge into happy people and a healthy lifestyle.

Scott is a USA Cycling Level 2 certified coach. Training Peaks Level 2 coach and WKO user. He came to WAP as a client and found that Pilates helped in his competitive racing.  As a coach and training athletes in most forms of two-wheeled competition Scott realized how Pilates could also help his clients with their racing and decided to do the WAP Teacher Training. He brought his expertise in body alignment and awareness from racing and found that he enjoyed Pilates and seeing how he could again help others. He now teaches full time at WAP along with his Coaching and pursuing his Masters degree in Sports and Human performance. Scott has studied with Hilary Opheim.

 

Amanda Knox- WAPTT

Favorite Pilates Exercise: Pike on Wunda Chair                                                               What I love most about teaching: Working with different people, given different strengths.                                                     What I like to hear most from my clients: I feel stronger                                                       If I wasn't a Pilates instructor I would: A mountaineer                                                   What I enjoy most about the journey of learning as a Pilates instructor:  Constantly evolving                                                      Pilates and WAP mean to me: Fun!                                                                             

Amanda came to WAP as a client.  She loved how she felt after her sessions and decided to delve deeper into Pilates and went through the WAP Teacher Training Program. She had a full time job, got engaged, was planning a destination wedding but, enjoyed the Teacher Training. She started teaching at WAP part time realizing she wanted to share Pilates and help clients feel the mind/body connection. After the birth of her daughter Georgia, Amanda decided to teach full time. She has studied with Hilary Opheim.

 

 

Sheri Winklemann-WAPTT-/PMA-CPT          

Favorite Pilates Exercise: High Swan                What I love most about teaching: I love that every body is different                               What I like to hear most from my clients: It is rewarding to hear when a client is making progress, and becoming more body aware.                                                                 If I wasn't a Pilates instructor I would: A chef

What I enjoy most about the journey of learning as a Pilates instructor:  There is always more to learn                                 Pilates and WAP mean to me: Balanced mind and body                                                                            Sheri came to WAP as a client with her husband Scott to improve strength and flexibility. She holds a BS in Rehabilitation and Gerontology, which drove her to become certified as an instructor. While holding a full time job as an Executive Director of a non profit business organization, Sheri started going through the Stott Pilates certification program in 2010. Her dedication and drive to learn soon lead her to the WAP Teacher Training Program.  There she could follow her passion to grow as an instructor and continue her pilates education. Sheri is currently a full time Pilates instructor at WAP. Sheri has studied with BASI founder Rael Isacowitz and Hilary Opheim.  Recently, Sheri has explored how Pilates can be an effective wellness intervention during her own pregnancy experience.

 

 


 

 

Amber Krueger- WAPTT

 

Favorite Pilates Exercise: Legstraps on the Reformer                                                       What I love most about teaching:  I love that Pilates is a personal journey for each client and the relationships that are created.                        What I like to hear most from my clients Is that they feel better after their session and that they apply what they learn to their daily routines.                                                             If I wasn't a Pilates instructor I would: A full time Mommy.                                            What I enjoy most about the journey of learning as a Pilates instructor:  The journey of Pilates is constant. There is always more to learn and it is fun!                                              Pilates and WAP mean to me: Happy Place for everyone. It's where you know you'll feel better when you leave, mentally and physically

Amber was working full time in sales when she started to search for a mind-body career. She happened to work with WAP Director and Owner Hilary Opheim's husband who led her to WAP's Teacher Training Program. Amber soon found that Pilates was what she was meant to do. After the birth of her daughter she then moved from sales to Pilates full time at WAP and is enjoying the journey with her clients. She has studied with Hilary Opheim.

 

 

 

Astrid Celis-WAPTT

Favorite Pilates Exercise: Rollups and Cat        What I love most about teaching: Giving people confidence.                                       What I like to hear most from my clients: I feel great.                                                          If I wasn't a Pilates instructor I would:  Yoga Teacher                                                 

What I enjoy most about the journey of learning as a Pilates instructor:  Being the student.                                                              Pilates and WAP mean to me: Happiness                                                                              Astrid experienced Pilates as a student for more than 3 years and after she discovered how the Pilates method gave her confidence and a better understanding of her body, she decided to pursue her passion for Pilates and become a Pilates Instructor to help others achieve the same. Astrid went through the WAP Teacher Training Program while working full time and stayed on at WAP teaching part time. She has studied with Hilary Opheim. Astrid has a Bachelors Degree in Production Engineering which has given her a better understanding on the mechanics of the human body and how that translates to the Pilates method. She is fluent in both English and Spanish.

 

 

Christy Sanantonio WAPTT

Favorite Pilates Exercise: Gorilla                      What I love most about teaching:  Helping clients reach beyond their limits and succeed more than they could have ever imagined.          What I like to hear most from my clients: “Pilates has changed my life.”
If I wasn't a Pilates instructor I would be: A triathlete.                                     
What I enjoy most about the journey of learning as a Pilates instructor:  Your body is constantly changing so it is important to always be willing to listen to your body and grow daily.
Pilates and WAP mean to me: It’s a safe haven full of fun, laughter, strength, and unity with some of the most incredible women I know!


Christy was working full time as a school teacher when she started to search for a mind-body career. She happened across WAP director and owner Hilary Opheim and enrolled in WAP's Teacher Training Program and the rest is history. Christy enjoys challenging each of her clients to enable them to reach their fullest potential in the Pilates studio at WAP and in life.

 

Meghann Perez- WAP-TT

Favorite Pilates Exercise: Elephant                    What I love most about teaching:  Seeing clients working hard to reach their goals and finally reaching them.                                  What I like to hear most from my clients: “Let's try one more time.”
If I wasn't a Pilates instructor I would be: A full time physical therapist.                                 What I enjoy most about the journey of learning as a Pilates instructor: There’s always something new to learn about the human body and how each one is different and reacts to Pilates differently. As an instructor it’s up to me to figure out what works best for my clients so that they can have the best movement experience when they’re with me.
Pilates and WAP mean to me: Family


Meghann moved to Houston from Miami and was in the middle of studying for her Physical Therapist exam, planning her wedding and jumped into the Teacher Training Program at WAP to become a Pilates instructor. Meghann has since become a Physical Therapist, gotten married and is now a Pilates Teacher. She brings her focus to each client as she gets them to reach their goals.