Trey Fry (Co-Owner, Pilates, GYROTONIC®, GYROKINESIS® teacher, Franklin Method® Educator, Peak Pilates® Master Instructor)
Trey began studying Pilates and yoga as a teenager in the late nineties, and was exposed to those methods through modern dance and ballet. Trey was certified by Colleen Glenn and has been teaching since 2003. Colleen is a protege of Romana Kryzanowska (heir to Mr. Pilates method), co-founder of The Pilates Method Alliance and was heralded as one of America's top 55 trainers in Vogue magazine. He studied with Michael Miller from 2002-2009. Early on in his teaching career Trey became intrigued with how Wendy LeBlanc-Arbuckle was teaching the Pilates method after she helped him rehabilitate a back injury, and audited her 600 hour 3-Core Connections® teacher training program at the Pilates Center of Austin and has mentored by her since 2005. While in Austin, he had the opportunity to study with Mary Bowen, a direct student of Mr. Pilates on her yearly visits to The Pilates Center of Austin.
Since relocating to Milwaukee in 2009 Trey has studied with and been mentored by Debby Orlando, a licensed teacher trainer for The Pilates Center of Boulder and level III Franklin Method Educator. During this time, he completed The Pilates Center's Advanced Teacher Training, the most comprehensive, intensive, and respected program of it's kind in the world, referred to as the "Harvard" of Pilates schools comprised of 950 formal hours of study. He is also extremely grateful for being able to teach alongside Debby for 9 years in her studio, working closely with apprentices in TPC’s teacher training program on a daily basis for all that time.
Trey is a Level II Franklin Method Educator, and trained directly with Eric Franklin, Morten Dithmer, Damian McCann, and other senior FM faculty. He begins the level III (the final year of the FM education program) early this summer in NYC.
Trey discovered GYROTONIC® in 2014, and in 2015 became a certified GYROTONIC® teacher, and is a GYROKINESIS® apprentice teacher working towards certification. He was trained by Master Trainers Davi Edelbeck, and Jeanie Rasmussen, and has also studied with Master Trainer Cori Doetzer. He is also certified on the GYROTONIC® Jumping Stretching Board, and has taken the specialized courses of GYROTONIC® Application for Golf, GYROTONIC® Applications for the Pelvis, GYROTONIC Psoas Principles®, & the GYROTONIC® Wingmaster Course. He is currently pursuing his GYROTONIC® Level II certification.
He completed his RYT-200 hour Yoga teacher training through Core Essence Yoga in 2012.
Trey is a Reiki Master in the Usui lineage, and brings this energetic component into his teaching.
Meg Hopkins (Co-Owner)
Meg comes to the studio with deep business and management experience. She has held many executive positions in the retail industry, most recently as the head of sales for Allen Edmonds.
She met Trey over seven years ago as a Pilates client. As a runner with a strong Type A personality and the tight hip flexors that came along for the ride, Meg saw enormous physical transformation under Trey's guidance. The combination of a diligent Pilates practice and the recent introduction of the Gyrotonic Method have opened Meg's body and mind to movement and flexibility she did not think possible.
Meg is beyond thrilled to partner with Trey in sharing with others her discovery of both Pilates and the GYROTONIC® Method. She's completed the GYROTONIC® pre-training with master trainer Jeanie Rasmussen.
Meg recently opened another passion project, Elements East in Milwaukee's historic Third Ward.
Joy Letourneau (Pilates, GYROTONIC®, & GYROKINESIS® teacher)
Passionate and committed to helping her clients live better in their bodies, Joy leads dynamic group classes and teaches intuitive private lessons designed to align and balance the body. Always enamored with movement for both its physical and mental benefits, she sought out and practiced various mind/body modalities over the years, including yoga, and martial arts. Upon taking her first classical Pilates class, she immediately recognized its life-changing benefits, and knew that she had found a life-long endeavor. Embracing the discipline it demanded and its focus on full-body, functional movement, Joy pursued training for her Advanced Teaching Degree through The Pilates Center, one of the most rigorous and widely respected teacher training programs in the world. She graduated in 2014, under the tutelage of Master Teacher Debra Orlando. She continues to further her understanding of Pilates and body mechanics by studying and practicing extensively, attending workshops and exchanging knowledge with others.
In 2016 she discovered the work of Juliu Horvath and fell in love with the method’s organic, spiraling nature; a perfect complement to Pilates. In 2016 she became a certified GYROTONIC® teacher under the tutelage of Davi Edlebeck and Jeanne Rassmussen, and will complete her GYROKINESIS® certification in 2017. She continues to study the Franklin Method® and often incorporates this method of bodywork into her teaching. Joy strives to make every lesson both fun and challenging. She endeavors to tailor each session to the specific needs and abilities of her students with the goals of maximizing potential, improvement over time, and enjoyment of the great mind body benefits of movement.
Paula Trusky (Studio Coordinator, Pilates)
Paula has a great curiosity for movement mechanics and the art of moving. She has pursued this interest on many levels. A childhood of dancing, swimming and competitive power tumbling led to lifelong curiosity and love for movement. Paula earned a BA in Dance with a minor in Holistic Health from Prescott College in Arizona, an MFA in Dance from UW-Milwaukee and went on to dance professionally in Milwaukee and NYC. Her interest continued as she became a certified yoga teacher and then a certified Pilates teacher. She has spent many years teaching dance, yoga and pilates at the studio, community and university level.
Her interest in anatomy, kinesiology and movement mechanics led her to pursue a degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant. She has worked extensively in outpatient orthopedics and honed strong manual therapy skills.
Through her teaching she hopes to help others to have a better human experience through movement. She is especially interested in efficient movement mechanics to reduce pain and increase the longevity that we have in our daily lives, activities and sports.
Lahna Vanderbush (Pilates, GYROTONIC®)
Lahna Vanderbush is a certified Power Pilates instructor, completing her certification in the Bay Area in 2016. She is also in the process of becoming certified in the GYROTONIC® Expansion System and is now an apprentice. Lahna is also a ballet dancer with over a decade of professional experience and has danced internationally with several companies. Currently she is with The Milwaukee Ballet and has utilized the benefits of both Pilates and the GYROTONIC® Method to condition her body, overcome injuries and pain, and improve her performance as a dancer. As a teacher, Lahna would like her clients to experience the joy of movement and feel empowered by what their bodies are capable of. She hopes that they leave the studio feeling both grounded and uplifted, in the body and the spirit.
Erica Vinson (Pilates)
Erica began her bodywork journey in 2006 at the recommendation of her mother who believed she was "gifted with strong hands". After graduating from Lakeside School of Massage Therapy Erica knew she was embarking on the career of a lifetime by helping others. After working at various clinics in the Milwaukee area, she opened her own private practice, Anointed Hands, in July 2009 where she provides both therapeutic and relaxation massage. In 2016, She began studying Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques (MAT) by Dr. Erik Dalton in hopes of becoming one of the first therapists in Wisconsin to be fully certified in this method of bodywork. Myoskeletal Alignment Therapy is a combination of methodical deep-tissue massage and joint flexibility that together improve muscular balance and alignment for optimal body performance. MAT enables me to better assist clients with pain prevention.
Erica found after years of being a bodywork practitioner, she needed something to ease the aches and pains from giving daily massages, increase her longevity in the field, and keep her strong. Upon taking her first Pilates lesson, she instantly felt relief in her body! Pilates alleviated stress, provided a sense of calm, and strength she didn’t know was possible - it was the perfect self-care movement/fitness practice.
She graduated in 2018 from the prestigious advanced teacher training (950 hours of study) from The Pilates Center in Boulder, Co under the mentorship of Debby Orlando & is also PMA certified. Becoming a Pilates teacher allows me help clients recover from pain, build strength, flexibility and body awareness. Erica honestly believes herjourney is "in divine order" and will continue to flourish as she serves her clients.