Studio Lotus: Good pilates changes your body. Great pilates changes everything.™

Our Team

Studio Lotus instructors are a remarkable group of smart, dedicated and passionate teachers who strive to bring out the very best in themselves and their clients. They boast an impressive and diverse set of credentials, both in and out of the studio, that highlight their individual personalities and customized teaching styles.  However, all of our instructors are united by their deep commitment to furthering their education and their contagious enthusiasm for teaching and inspiring others.  Because of this, they are extremely capable of addressing the individual needs of every Studio Lotus client working within the four fitness modalities that we offer: Pilates, Kettlebells, Suspension Training and Barre.

The Studio Lotus administrative team strives to provide the highest level of client service. They will work within clients’ fluctuating schedules to find the most convenient times available for workouts. Each member is knowledgeable of the different fitness modalities available at Studio Lotus, as well as the multiple forms of payment, to maximize the value of workouts.  Reaching out to clients and responding quickly to their concerns help them to maintain an individual relationship with every Studio Lotus client.

Meet our entire team right here.

Meredith Bricker

Meredith Bricker

Certified Teacher

After Meredith’s father, a pilot in the Air Force, moved her family eight times in her first 17 years, she has officially put down roots and now happily calls Atlanta home. Meredith graduated from Berry College in 2004 with a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies (concentrating in Vocal Performance, Graphic Design, and Photography) and a minor in Marketing. Her transition into her Pilates career involved flying to Washington, D.C. to take Beginner Mat so that she could begin her apprenticeship at Studio Lotus only ten days later. She says of this experience, “Those ten days changed my life. It was such a whirlwind, but I had never been so sure or so committed to anything in my whole life; I had finally found what I was searching for! I truly consider myself lucky to have found a profession that I love and that truly makes me happy.”

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Cheryl Cole, Studio Lotus

Cheryl Cole

Certified Teacher

Originally from Boston, Cheryl moved to Atlanta in 2009 when her husband was promoted and transferred. Classically trained as a professional ballerina, she was a senior soloist for the Cincinnati Ballet Company. A stress fracture in her fibula while dancing required physical therapy, which included Pilates. She fell in love with the technique—so much that she wanted others to experience the same joy and wonder of Pilates.

 

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Blake Dalton

Blake Dalton

Certified Teacher

Blake is a professional dancer, choreographer, martial artist and espresso drinker who finally found his way to Studio Lotus.  Trust me – you have seen him and his odd hair at some performance, vaulting through the air on a pole on a street corner, or in a café drinking lots of espresso.

 

 

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Ingrid Harris, Studio Lotus

Ingrid Harris

Certified Teacher

Ingrid was personally drawn to Pilates when dealing with high stress and back pain. When Pilates was the only thing that helped her, she was hooked. She says, “Pilates helped me get through a tough time. I truly believe in it.” Ingrid has been in Atlanta since 1994 when she relocated here for a modeling job, and has remained ever since. She loves working closely with clients to help them achieve their personal goals.

 

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Natalie Jordan, Studio Lotus

Natalie Jordan

Certified Teacher

Natalie considers it a compliment when clients tell her she’s “evil” during their workout. (“In the right tone, of course” she clarifies). Natalie was drawn to Pilates personally as a solution to her back pain. “It worked, and I’ve been sold ever since,” she says. As an instructor, she loves watching clients getting stronger and achieving more—this is what inspired her to become a teacher.

 

 

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Nancy Nesbitt, Studio Lotus

Nancy Nesbitt

Certified Senior Teacher

Nancy has always valued her own fitness and helping others get fit. An extremely educated and well-rounded fitness instructor, Nancy has completed certifications in personal training (AFAA), yoga (John Deminico and AFAA), spin (Mad Dogg), cardio kickboxing, step aerobics (AFAA), group fitness (AFAA), Physical Culture Kettlebells, Redcord, ActivCore, TRX and BioCored. One day a fellow student in her yoga class suggested she try “that Pilates stuff” because it seemed up her alley. Sure enough, they were right.

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Skylar Thompson

Skylar Thompson

Certified Teacher

Moving to Atlanta was a long-awaited homecoming for Skylar, after the Virginia Highlands native moved to Waynesville, NC at the age of seven. While pursuing a BA in Dance Studies at Appalachian State University, she was introduced to Pilates. As someone who had always been interested in dance, body control and overall movement, Pilates seemed to be exactly what she was looking for all along, and soon enough, she was hooked.

 

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Deanna Companion

Deanna Companion

Certified Teacher

We are excited to introduce you to the newest addition to our team, Deanna Companion, who recently relocated from Tampa.  A Brooklyn gal at heart, she arrives at Studio Lotus a veteran instructor with eight years of experience. She earned a BFA in Acting and Performing Arts from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, and received her Comprehensive Pilates certification from The Lab in Brooklyn, New York.  She’s also certified in TRX, Xtend Barre, and Thai Yoga Massage.

 

 

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