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.
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
Certified Instructor, Lindsey Steen has been practicing Pilates for over 3 years.
Lindsey was born and raised in Tampa. After attending Tulane University and living
in Los Angeles and Manhattan, Lindsey moved back to her home town of Tampa. Lindsey
received her cosmetology license and has been styling hair for several years and
currently works at L’Bella. Lindsey has been lifting weights for many years. She
wanted to increase flexibility and elongate her muscles so Lindsey added Pilates
to her workout regime and was elated with the results. Her passion for exercise,
fitness, and wellness led her to pursue her Pilate’s certification. Lindsey’s approach
to teaching Pilates is to challenge her clients to become more aware of the bodies
while simultaneously enhancing their physiques through specific workouts designed
for each individual.
After practicing Pilates for several years, Robin’s enthusiasm and interest in Pilates
led her to become a certified trainer. In addition to Pilates, Robin is an avid runner;
she enjoys spinning, as well as weight training and TRX. As someone who is very dedicated
and familiar with a variety of exercises, Robin truly appreciates the unique cross-training
Pilates provides as well as its numerous benefits, including flexibility, strengthening
of muscles, and body awareness. She strives to be creative with her Pilate’s workouts while
remaining true to the essence of the movements. Robin grew up in Atlanta, GA and graduated
from Clemson University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Management. She has been
very happily married for over 25 years to Scott Miller, and is the mother of two boys, Will
and Matthew. When she is not exercising, Robin enjoys cooking and is also a passionate reader!
Dena grew up in St. Petersburg, FL and graduated from Florida State University with a degree
in English Literature and Communications. She has worked in pharmaceutical sales and training
for the last 9 years. Dena was first introduced to Pilates in 2009 and was immediately hooked!
Later, while doing rehabilitation for a shoulder injury, she discovered that many of her physical
therapy exercises were adapted from Pilates. Dena’s goal with each client is to help them strengthen
their bodies and improve flexibility by teaching them how to move with proper form and a focused mind.
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.
Certified instructor. Nichole turned to Pilates as an alternative to the normal gym routines
and fell in LOVE with how Pilates made noticeable changes in her body, core strength, flexibility
and posture within just weeks!! After three years of practice, Nichole decided to obtain her
certification to embrace teaching the method and take her understanding to the next level.
Nichole works in the medical nutrition field and is a graduate of University of Central Florida
with an undergraduate degree in Psychology, and also holds an MBA. Nichole has a passion for
total body health and wellness and strives for each one of her clients to experience the Pilates
method at their own individual levels while embracing their full fitness potential.
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.
Born and raised in Chicago, Ashley recently journeyed south to Tampa in the Summer of 2012. Dancing
was her first passion and profession, instructing and choreographing for Universal Dance Association.
After graduating from the University of Wisconsin, Ashley headed to Denver where she was introduced to
her second love, Pilates! With each Pilates workout, she grew more addicted to its focused and thoughtful
methodology, and subsequent physical results. She strives to teach her clients that with each controlled,
precise and artful exercise, Pilates can increase their strength and flexibility in both the body and mind.
Outside the studio, Ashley enjoys running, exploring Florida's beaches and is always looking for an
opportunity to dance :)