Jen Montgomery is a certified Pilates instructor and specialist with over 13 years experience teaching Pilates classes, privates and semi-private sessions. Her passion is in sharing and tailoring the Pilates repertoire to create effective and safe instruction for all ages, groups and fitness levels. She holds certifications with STOTT and BASI Pilates.
Jen specializes in group reformer classes, Pilates for corrective exercise, physical therapy and rehabilitation, Pilates for older adults, Pilates for athletes, Pilates for tweens and teens, Pilates for figure skaters and Pilates for dancers.
Jen believes that Pilates is for everybody, and is passionate about sharing the love, whether it be assisting in a physical therapy patient’s recovery, modifying or intensifying exercises for clients in our group classes, or tailoring exercises for elite athletes.
Outside the studio her 2 kids, husband and golden retriever keep her very busy and active. When she’s not in the studio she loves activity outdoors, including hiking & golf. She and her family love to adventure and travel whenever they get the chance.
Kristy was born and raised in Mission Viejo, CA and attended Chapman University where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She has always been an athlete; participating in skiing, volleyball, softball, tennis, and hiking. After having back surgery in 2013, Kristy discovered Pilates, which gave her back her active lifestyle. After experiencing the profound benefits of Pilates Kristy decided she had to share this passion with others and completed her training at BASI in Newport Beach, CA. Kristy is also a certified Bodhi and Cycling Instructor.
When not teaching Pilates, Kristy is working on her M.A. in clinical mental health, or spending time outdoors with her two goofy big dogs Rufus and Daisy.
Brianne is a native southern California resident who growing up was active in competitive sports which cultivated an esteemed value for fitness early on. Brianne took up Pilates as her hobby 11 years ago and decided to turn her passion into her profession through instruction. It was then that she began her pursuit to certification through the Balance Body curriculum. Helping others is her true passion and she believes this can be done by meeting her clients where they are in life and strength, by guiding them through a physical journey at their comfort level. Her goal is to change lives through fitness, movement, music, community, and physical well-being.
When she’s not at the studio, Brianne loves traveling, water sports, country music, hiking and spending time with her family.
At The Pilates Shoppe our experienced instructors specialize in tailoring the Pilates method to help each of our clients achieve their fitness and wellness goals. Our small class sizes (7 or less), exclusive private studio and top of the line Balanced Body equipment allow our certified instructors to offer a superior level of personalized service.
From the client seeking to look and feel their best, to the client rehabilitating an injury or dealing with a chronic condition, to the athlete looking to gain a competitive edge on their sport and stay injury-free, we’re experts at helping everyone achieve their goals with the power of Pilates.
The Pilates Shoppe is located within Aliso Viejo Physical Therapy. We have a spacious reformer classroom with 7 Balanced Body reformers and an exclusive separate private studio (used for private and semi-private sessions) equipped with Balanced Body equipment: 2 reformers, a Pilates cadillac, wunda chair, ladder barrel, step barrel and other small equipment. Along with onsite mens and womens restrooms we have a changing room with lockers.