Emily Condensa - Owner, Master Pilates Instructor

Emily has over 20 years experience and has been running her own Pilates Studio for over 12 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 25 years with 5 wonderful children. She and her family reside in Alpharetta, Georgia.

About Performance Pilates & Training

We are a family owned and operated studio, offering both Pilates and Personal Training. From one on one sessions to a variety of group classes, all of our instructors and trainers will meet you where you are and help you get where you want to go. We have built a strong community who will encourage you every step of the way, motivate you to challenge yourself, and enjoy the process along the way! With a positive atmosphere, we make it fun to workout! 

We have 9 Reformers/Cadillac machines, 6 CoreAligns, 6 Pilates Chairs, 4 Springboards, and much more, as well as a fully equipped gym! Whether you are beginner or expert, we have options for everyone! Your first visit is FREE so come try out a class or schedule a one on one session/evaluation and start your fitness journey today! 

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Meet the Instructors

Lucia Condensa

Lucia is the Studio Manager 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 in 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 joined Performance Pilates as an instructor for a few years now, 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 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. 

Heather Thomas 

Heather is certified in Pilates Mat and 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.  

Lorenzo Condensa

Lorenzo just recently joined the Performance Pilates team as an instructor but has been around Pilates his whole life. Whether he was playing baseball, weight lifting, or doing Pilates he grew up learning the importance of staying active. He is a certified Pilates Mat instructor and is working on getting his certification in Pilates Apparatus. 

He wants to help people stay active and  achieve their fitness goals. He adds a fun and unique spin to Pilates and his classes will give you a great workout! With his positive attitude he makes sure to encourage you every step of the way!


Cheryl August 

Cheryl has been doing Pilates for over 10 years. In search of relieving her lower back pain she found Pilates, when done correctly, relieved her pain by strengthening the core and mind-body connection. As an instructor, Cheryl focuses on form, connection, modification and challenge to find the right balance for each individual or class. Cheryl's family enjoy competitive dirt bike racing, camping, traveling, and are big foodies. She is a certified Pilates Mat and Apparatus instructor and finds joy in coming to teach every day. 

Hannah Supik

Hannah was born and raised in Georgia. She graduated from Auburn University (War Eagle). She is currently a pediatric speech therapist finishing her masters degree in the field. Her passion for moving her body began with competitive sports and translated to more intentional slower movement with Pilates and Yoga. She was first introduced to Pilates from a physical therapist and immediately loved it. 

She is a certified Pilates Mat instructor and is the process of becoming certified in Pilates Apparatus. Her style of teaching is focused on combined movements for mobility, coordination and balance. She loves finding new ways to utilize the reformer so it always feels challenging! 

Jenny Lazansky 

Jenny has been a pediatric physical therapist for over 20 years and recently became certified in Pilates Mat and Apparatus. She started taking Pilates in August 2021 to help her teenage daughter manage her pain from scoliosis. She noticed the immediate improvement with her daughter's posture and decreased pain. 

She enjoys teaching classes and individual sessions to help people achieve health and fitness goals with variety of flows and movements. Jenny loves when people notice improvements in their flexibility, strength and endurance. When not teaching Pilates, you are likely to find her running, walking her dogs, or playing pickleball! 

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