Certified instructor and Wave Pilates co-owner, Katie Zell, has been practicing
and teaching Pilates for over four years. Having graduated from Stephen F. Austin
State University in Nacogdoches, Texas with a degree in Education in 2004, Katie
always knew that teaching was her passion! In 2005, Katie moved from Texas to Florida,
married Danny and realized that Pilates is where her heart is. She has been blessed
with the opportunity to work in a field where she can help others live a healthy
lifestyle…something she has always firmly believed is the key to a happy mind! Challenging
her clients each time they walk in the door with a method that includes thinking
out-of-the-box, Katie loves to take each individual to a level that they never imagined
they would experience in a Pilates studio!
Raised in Cheyenne, Wyoming, Summer didn’t move to the Sunshine State until she
was in her early twenties. She attended USF and earned a degree in Marketing and
Advertising. Summer worked for a few different companies, but it wasn’t until she
injured her back (lifting weights, no less) that led her to realize where her true
passion really was….PILATES! Summer quickly felt that she could make a difference
in this field and felt it was right to venture out on her own. Summer is a certified
Pilates instructor and co-owner of Wave Pilates.
Catherine Bedard has worked in the dance and fitness industries for twenty-nine years. She has performed in various NYC venues, taught fitness in clubs and in people’s homes, written dance critiques, taught dance in NYC public schools and worked in dance administration. She is certified through the American Council on Exercise as a Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor and holds a BFA in Dance from City College of New York.
Catherine first began her Pilates studies while in attendance at Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, and in 1997 she became instructor certified by the PhysicalMind Institute. Catherine’s dance background enables her to practice what traditional group fitness and strength-training classes often lack -- attention to correct body alignment, balance, flexibility, working through a full range of motion, mind-body connections and stress reduction.
Catherine is delighted to share the transforming gift of Pilates with Wave clientele. Catherine currently resides in south Tampa with her devoted husband of twenty-two years, Tony, and her seventeen-year old son, Tommy.
Jennifer grew up just outside of New York City before heading south to attend the
University of South Florida, where she graduated in 2005 with her bachelor's degrees
in Public Relations and Dance. Over the past few years, Jennifer has spent time
working in marketing and as an event planner, all while training towards her dream
of becoming a certified Pilates instructor. Jennifer was drawn to Pilates through
her love of dance and passion for helping others realize their fitness potential.
For each client, her goal is to develop a customized workout that is both challenging
Kim is from Tallahassee, FL and attended Florida State University where she earned a bachelor’s
degree in accounting and became a Certified Public Accountant. She moved to Tampa, where her
husband is from, in 2007 and has been working as a tax CPA. She found Pilates after finding out
she had 3 bulging disks and was told to take a break from running. She was thrilled to find out
she could stay in shape while taking care of her body at the same time. Kim wanted to help others
with her same running, high intensity workout mentality learn that Pilates is a great exercise
to work into your schedule. Her goals are to give her clients a challenging work out while
showing them how to properly take care of their body.
After living and teaching Pilates in Los Angeles for 13 + years, Jennifer is excited to bring her "West Coast"
style of Pilates to Tampa. Originally from Ohio, she earned her BFA from the University of Cincinnati's College
Conservatory of Music. After college, Jennifer moved to Los Angeles and worked for several years in many
different facets of the TV and film industry. Her growing passion for wellness and health led to a full-time
career switch. Jennifer studied under Power Pilates, Physical Mind Institute and Master Trainer, Ivan Dahl.
Jennifer maintains her certification with the Pilates Method Alliance. Realizing what an amazing effect
Pilates had on her own injuries (herniated disc), she began focusing on the therapeutic side of fitness.
She studied Fitness Therapy with the International Sports Science Association and International Fitness
Professional Association and credits all of this knowledge and work with helping her body get strong enough
to run countless marathons and teach Spin classes. Jennifer utilizes her knowledge, dance background and
years of experience in her goal of teaching clients how proper alignment and movement technique leads to
strength, flexibility and ease of movement, all while delivering a challenging and diverse workout.
Clint Khoury is fitness professional with a passion for helping achieve extended quality of
life through corrective, rigorous exercise and a healthy lifestyle. As a Doctor of
Physical Therapy (DPT) candidate at Nova Southeastern University, Clint is heavily
invested in the merits of rehabilitative and prehabilitative physical medicine as a means
of pain mitigation, increased physical fitness and overall well-being. Having begun his
career in fitness working with a heavily Pilates-based sports orthopedics physical therapy
practice, he is ideally fit to bring his unique skill set to Wave Pilates. Whether a
client is looking to prepare for or recover from a procedure, or looks to increase their
physical fitness and overall health, Clint looks forward to the challenge of providing
personal attention and the best program to each client, utilizing his educational and
When not at Wave, you will most likely see Clint playing some extreme beach doubles volleyball!