HER STORY

Emily Condensa - Owner, Master Pilates Instructor

Emily has over 18 years experience and has been running her own Pilates Studio for over 10 years. She is trained and certified from Physical Mind which is a more contemporary therapy style. She has been instructing group fitness for 20 plus years. Pre and Post Natal certified. Special trained in scoliosis and also trained in Pilates for Neurological conditions. She focuses on individuals and their goals. She has worked and trained in Atlanta, Chicago, San Diego, Florida, Wisconsin to name a few. She has instructed at many locations including local gyms Lifetime, LA Fitness, YMCA, Ravina Club and Physical Therapy offices. She's worked with many clients from severe back pains, knee pains, arthritic pains, and shoulder pains. Multiple sclerosis, Neurological clients, athletes, doctors, chiropractors, professionals in many fields, and those that are pain-free. Happily married for 23 years with 5 wonderful children. She and her family reside in Alpharetta, Georgia.


About Performance Pilates

We offer a full spectrum of Pilates Equipment Classes and Group Exercise Classes. Private Pilates sessions available to meet your needs. There is a FREE evaluation for your first visit to make sure everything is a good fit... Group exercise classes consist of Barre, Tight Butts No Guts, Pilates Cardio, Springboard, TRX Combo, Pilates Chair, Pilates Boot Camp, Piyo, Foam Roller, and Cardio Kickboxing... With 5 Cadillac / Reformers machines, 6 Springboards and Pilates Chairs, TRX, Arcs, Exercise balls, Foam Rollers, Rings, Pilates Balls, Kickboxing bags and much more... With easy scheduling, you can schedule a Pilates Group class and then jump right into Tight Butts No Guts class for the well rounded workout you deserve.

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Meet the Instructors

Justina Condensa

Justina is a certified Pilates Instructor as well as our General Manager at Performance Pilates and we've got her on the schedule! She is also trained in Kickboxing and TRX. She teaches group fitness and reformer classes as well as private instruction. She grew up around health and fitness and loves to share her passion. She is very excited to be teaching and will fire you up with her excitement and enthusiasm! She will push you to your limits of sweat and fatigue while also helping you maintan correct form/connection. So, if you're looking to get an outstanding workout and be pushed to your limit grab your toe socks and kick some butt! 

Lucia Condensa

Lucia is the Studio Manager and childcare specialist as well as a certified Pilates Mat and Apparatus Instructor.  She is the youngest of 5 kids and has grown up around Pilates her entire life, even the womb. 

She has always loved taking Pilates and wants others to see the benefit too, which is why she began teaching. Her love for Pilates shows in every class she teaches and she will encourage you to challenge yourself and always makes sure to stretch you out! Her smiling face will greet you at the studio and she is always willing to help or assist you in any way!


Claudette Foster

Claudette has recently joined Performance Pilates as an instructor, although has practiced Pilates under Emily since 2010. She also works in the automotive/motorsports industry, but when she's not at the race track, she's at the studio.
She has competed in 3 sprint triathlons. After sustaining a back injury, she now focuses her daily training in pilates practice and loves sharing her workout with others.
Her curriculum will comprise of creative flow while challenging you to explore the mind-body connection. She teaches group fitness and reformer classes as well as private instruction.

Evette Walter

Evette is a fitness and Pilates instructor. She is the mother of two teenage daughters that love Pilates who take her classes frequently. After a back injury, she came to Pilates and fell in love with the way it made her feel and heal her. 

She is certified in both Pilates Equipment and Mat as well as Corealign. She has now been teaching since 2018 and loves working with people. Her passion is helping people in their Pilates practice and to share how Pilates has helped her. 

Stephanie Harrington 

Stephanie was first a client at Performance Pilates for many years, but was always active and has been exercising for over 20 years. She loved every class she took at Performance Pilates and wanted to become an instructor to make people feel the same way she did. In 2019, she got certified in Pilates Mat, Corealign and is in the process of becoming a certified Pilates Apparatus instructor to share her love for fitness. 

She enjoys exercising, as well as teaching others to love and enjoy this passion. 

Heather Thomas 

Heather is certified in Pilates Mat and in the process of becoming a certified Pilates Apparatus instructor.

In 2016, Heather decided she need to make a big change in her lifestyle but she knew with her previous back injury she wouldn't be able to anything high impact.  At the urge of neighbor, she tried a Pilates class and fell in love and has been a client ever since.

Two years later when the opportunity of becoming an instructor and helping others with their fitness journey arose, Heather jumped on it! Ever since then, she loves teaching group and private instruction and continues to learn and practice any new Pilates techniques.  

Summer Morf 

Summer has always been an active person her entire life, but recently came to Pilates due to previous sport injuries. After each class she loved how she felt and fell in love with Pilates. She now wants to share her passion with other through teaching.

She is a certified Pilates Mat Instructor and is in the process of becoming certified in Pilates Apparatus. Her classes will always give you a full body workout and she will make sure you have a fun time doing so! 

Niki Karr 

Niki has 20+ years of experience in the fitness industry but fully started focusing on Pilates in 2018 due to health conditions. Pilates has made her feel so much stronger and healthier now more than ever! 

She wants to share her knowledge of what Pilates can do and help people feel and move their best. She is certified in Pilates Mat and is currently becoming a certified Pilates Apparatus Instructor. Her classes are full of positivity and she will cheer you on to reach your fitness goals! 

Chris Carter

Chris is certified in personal training in NSCA-CPT, USAW, and USAPL. As well as Opex lvl 1 (continuing). He has a passion for helping others live healthy lives which led him to personal training. He believes fitness should make you move, look, and feel good! Most of his training style focuses on strength and conditioning with a blend in functional movements. He is determined to help people reach their fitness related goals and adopt a healthy active lifestyle! 

Ryan Mashburn

Motivating. Challenging. Encouraging. 

Ryan has an extensive background in both fitness and rehabilitation thanks to a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science from the University of Alabama where he interned at the well respected Champions Sports Medicine physical therapy clinic in Birmingham, Alabama. He is also a certified Corrective Exercise Specialist through NASM. Additionally, he has a Club Coach Level Certification with the USAPL, and is a RKC Level 1 Kettlebell Instructor. 

With a background in sports medicine, he also excels in the areas of stretching and mobility work that targets affected areas to increase range of motion and promote swift recovery. This coupled with his clients phenomenal success. Ryan's passion is to change people's lives through fitness. 

As perfectionist, Ryan gives attention to detail and streamlines his training style to fit each client's unique needs. Encouragement and motivation are the cornerstones of the foundation of Ryan's training and he takes immense pride in living out the lifestyle he wants his clients to pursue.  

Sophia Condensa

Sophia hasn't always been into fitness, but after she began, she has been known to call the gym her second home! When she first started in the gym she felt awkward/uncomfortable since everything was so new to her. However, after making the commitment to herself  to get strong and learn all she could, she fell in love with working out! She now knows that working out in a gym isn't only good for losing weight, but also helps clear your mind!

She became NASAM certified because she wanted to share her passion about working out with everyone. She loves to help other start their fitness journey and reach their goals. She sees the benefits that the gym has had for her and she knows that you will see them too in both her classes and 1-on-1 sessions!