About Us

Katie Zell

Katie Zell

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!

Summer Grow

Summer Grow

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 Johnson

Jennifer Johnson

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 and rewarding.

Lindsey Steen

Lindsey Steen

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.

Robin Miller

Robin Miller

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 Hilderbrand

Dena Hilderbrand

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 Katzenbach

Kim Katzenbach

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.

Nichole Swaningson

Nicole Swaningson

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.

Jennifer Tillet

Jennifer Tillet

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.

Ashley Albrecht

Ashley Albrecht

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 :)