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Porsche Brooks

CO-OWNER / INSTRUCTOR

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Porsche is one of the co-owners/instructors at Shine Pilates. She has a huge passion for all things health and wellness.  After college she decided to become certified through Precision Nutrition for the nutrition side, and then after taking Pilates for the first time in 2018, fell in love with it so much so that she got her teacher certification and has been teaching at Shine since that time. Outside of the studio she is an accountant, and loves spending her spare time with her husband, two dogs, Mac and Mia, going on hikes, spending time at the lake, playing rec sports or anything outside. Acai bowls and Vinaigrette salads are high on her list of obsessions and she also dabbles in a little baking; protein cookies are on a regular rotation. She wants to meet you and looks forward to sharing her love for Pilates with every person that steps into the studio.

 
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Hannah Merideth

CO-OWNER / INSTRUCTOR

Hannah Merideth is one of the co-owners and instructors here at Shine Pilates Lex. She’s absolutely thrilled to be a part of your Pilates journey and is looking forward to getting to know you. She’s loved health and fitness for a long while and is passionate about helping others through Pilates. She found out about Pilates through her friend, Porsche, and was hooked the moment she laid on the reformer. When she realized the difference it made in her life mentally and physically, Hannah decided to pursue Pilates as a career and went through teacher training to become a certified instructor. She loves the MIND, BODY, and SOUL aspect of the workout and she knows you will too! Hannah is a wife of almost 3 years to her husband, Taylor, and a dog mom to Talia and Phoebe. She’s local to Lexington now, but grew up in the countryside of Versailles and absolutely loves both the city and country. In her free time outside of the studio, she enjoys coffee dates with friends, spending time with her husband and dogs in any capacity, doing some sort of home project, finding the next best dinner spot, and thrifting. She loves making a difference and impacting others and cannot wait to continue sharing her love of Pilates for years to come. She knew becoming a Pilates instructor was the next step in her life and she cannot wait to continue growing and learning more. She hopes to have you in class soon! 

 
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Tamara Schneider

CO-OWNER / INSTRUCTOR

Tamara Schneider is one of the co-owners/instructors of Shine Pilates.  She came to Pilates by way of a friend.  After her first class on the reformer she was hooked! She thought to herself, “This is the best exercise ever because you spend a lot of time lying down!”  Health and wellness have always been important to her.  She has always belonged to a gym, but after trying various forms of fitness including the boot camp style of workout, she felt like she was punishing her body. With Pilates, she feels like she is doing something good for her body. The mind-body connection is an idea that really speaks to her.  The past two years at Shine have brought her into a better physical and mental state. When asked if she wanted to help continue the Shine tradition, she jumped at the chance!  On the personal side of things, she is a native of Lexington, graduate of UK, and she has two college-aged sons and an adorable dog named Spencer.  She started a blog a few years ago with her best friend Leigh called Kentucky Taste Buds where they promote in-state tourism and all things “good” in KY, especially food! Together, they turned their podcast into a radio show, and you can listen to them on Saturday mornings from 7-10am on KISS 96.9 FM. Tamara is looking forward to having you in class and meeting you in person!