Kathy Jannino, Owner
After many years struggling to fit fitness into my life as a busy career women and mother, 25 years ago I decided to become a certified fitness instructor and teach part-time. Workaholic that I am, I thought…why not get certified to teach fitness so I will have to fit it in my life !
I was the full-bodied, energetic, FUN and “real person” instructor in front of the class. I packed them in, all ages, all sizes and built a loyal following. What those loyal clients didn’t realize is how much they were giving me in return. I loved teaching so I continued adding on to my certifications.
Strong, fit and at the top of my game, I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. After my mastectomy and reconstruction, I found I was left with limited range of motion and inability to perform most exercises involving my abdominals. Someone suggested rehabilitating using the Pilates Reformer Apparatus. It changed my life and body while rehabilitating me. For the first time in my life, I fell in love with movement that resembled my childhood passion for dance. The additional benefits were unexpected but certainly welcomed….I felt younger, more flexible and oddly enough my blood pressure lowered dramatically. Then in my late forties, the hectic pace of my meeting/event planning career was becoming overwhelming so a career change was in order. I loved reformer pilates enough to make this change.
Certifications and Credentials
- Comprehensive Certification, Balanced Body University (Pilates Mat, Reformer, Ladder Barrel, Cadillac, Chair & Arc Barrel)
- STOTT Pilates - Intensive Reformer Training
- TRX Group Training
- Bar Sculpt ® and BOOTY BARRE ® Training
- Apprenticed in studios offering both methods, STOTT and Balanced Body.
- Aerobic and Fitness Association of America
- Group Resistance Training
- Primary Group Exercise
- Aqua Fitness
- Group Stability Ball
- Group Circuit Training
- Northeastern University, Business/Psychology
Today, I live in southern New Hampshire. My 27 year old son, Garrett, is a Mechanical Engineer and just took a position that will require international travel ( hopefully he will invite me to join him occasionally ! ) My 31 year old son, Dean, is a Consultant / Project Manager in the Biotech industry. My bragging rights …. both are charming with great interpersonal skills topped off with an unmatched work ethic. Both sons are UNH grads !
My passion is travel and I get on a plane every chance I get!
Our studio has tremendous retention and boast a welcoming, professional & user-friendly atmosphere. We are grateful to have the opportunity to improve people’s health and enrich their lives with our caring, embracing instruction.
Marybeth Tom, Certified Pilates Instructor
Something inside has continually whispered, "You've got to move. Move your body, move!" My body, like an idling engine waiting to be shifted into gear. And so, I've been moving for thirty years: running, bicycling, skiing, step aerobics and Pilates. As a pilates instructor I am able to combine my passion for movement, and my belief in the Pilates method with my love of teaching. I came to pilates with twenty years of chronic back pain and became addicted to the reformer when my pain disappeared after only a few short months. I find joy in teaching the pilates method and sharing my personal story of the healing benefits of pilates. I am committed to living a healthful lifestyle and wish to give encouragement and inspiration to our pilates clients.
Education: Bachelors Degree in Management, Bentley College Mat & Reformer Certified, Balanced Body University.
Christie Chartier, STOTT certified Pilates Instructor
In 2001, when her triplets were just one years old, Christie began teaching Pilates and aqua aerobics at a local fitness center. Since then, she has completed certifications in group fitness through the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), group strength, barre, spinning and yoga as well as adding two more children to her family. Pilates has been a wonderful stress relief to managing a family of seven and has remained Christie’s true passion over the years.
Christie is also STOTT certified in Mat and Reformer as well as Injury and Special Populations. Her work as a group fitness instructor and Pilates trainer is a great foundation in training all types of fitness levels from athletes to clients with injuries or chronic conditions. Christie focuses on helping her clients gain knowledge of the Five Basic Principles to promote Pilates as a progressive and lifelong form of exercise. She loves how Pilates teaches body awareness and proper alignment as a way to bring strength and symmetry to everyday movements.
Joseph Pilates encouraged his students to spend time outside in the fresh air as a complement to their Pilates practice. Christie and her husband enjoy many outdoor activities with their 17-year old triplet boys, 14-year old daughter and 8-year old son.
Anissa Arloro, Certified Pilates Instructor
Anissa was introduced to pilates in her late teens when her sister ( a ballerina) was flying to NYC for her Pilates sessions, as it was scarce in this area back then.
Her first personal commitment to Pilates over 25 years ago, was in small studio in Toronto. The experience made her a convert to this purposeful and transformative type of exercise, using the mind and body together. Returning from a year in Toronto, she continued Pilates off and on at various gyms (the experience was not the same). Finding Passport Pilates in 2015, becoming a member and committing to pilates once again, refueled her passion. She is grateful to her knowledgeable and dedicated instructors, Kathy and Marybeth.
She began Balanced Body training in January 2021. She is excited to embark on a mid life second career to compliment her life long labor of love, owning the Montessori school she attended as a child. She views Pilates as an integral part of caring for the body as it ages.
Kelli Sayre, ACE Certified Personal Trainer
Kelli Sayre is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and is currently enrolled in Balanced Body University to become a Certified Pilates Instructor. She is also a Senior Fitness Specialist, but enjoys working with people of all ages to help them find enjoyable, sustainable ways to stay fit.
"I am LOVING learning all about the Pilates method and how to teach it! I love how flexibility and strength come together in Pilates and I see how it can benefit our bodies for the long term."
Kelli enjoys spending time camping and hiking with her husband Andy, their daughter Abby, and their dog Roxy.