Pure Deal - $10 Mat/Tower Class

This class is taught by:

Ashley Coon

Born and raised on the Gulf coast of Florida, Ashley moved to Fort Lauderdale to get a taste of travel by trying a career in yachting. Long before making this decision, she had considered going back to college to become a schoolteacher. Being only 24, Ashley decided she could always go back to school later in life. Over 6 years later, she has “tried” the yachting career long enough. Though Ashley love's the industry and it will always have a place in her life, she's realized it isn’t the career for her.
Ashley was always body conscious and dabbled in different ways of working out. Cross Fit, some yoga, running, at home workouts…none of these really struck her interest enough to continue. Then, she discovered Pilates while visiting a friend in Pleasantville, NY in 2010. When Ashley came back to Fort Lauderdale she immediately found the closest Pilates studio. She was hooked. her urge and itch to teach suddenly came creeping back. Ashley expressed this interest to the owner of a studio where she often practiced. She was very supportive and gave plenty of direction and advice without hesitation.
After attending a workshop at Pure Pilates with Karen Winselmann and Alycea Ungaro, Ashley knew she had to do whatever it would take to participate in the Real Pilates Program. Giving a lot of thought about her current job, she decided it was time to move on. And so she did! In January 2016, Ashley's ambitions came to fruition -- becoming certified through the Real Pilates Training Program at Pure Pilates!

Avél Juliette HM

Avél Juliette was born and raised in South Florida, although was blessed to call New York City home for almost 6 years. An actor and hospitality specialist, Avél experienced an enriching variety of endeavors while in NYC, including a position as Studio Coordinator for a boutique Pilates studio, Park East Pilates, on Madison Ave. Being introduced to Classical Pilates methodologies made her a true believer. Its ability to lengthen, strengthen and empower your body and mind is unlike anything else she has ever experienced. Gaining the opportunity to be Studio Coordinator at Pure Pilates is exactly where she wants to be in her life. Avél has since undergone a huge transformation by joining the Real Pilates Teacher Training Program here at Pure Pilates -- graduating in January, 2017. She is excited for the future and is looking forward to a successful partnership with Karen and her beautiful studio!

Lynn Torrent

Lynn Torrent is originally from NY but has called South Florida home for 25 years. Married for 3 decades and a devoted mother to two happy kitties (15 and 16 years young), Lynn has always believed in hard work. Her love affair with Pilates started about 10 years ago, deciding to finally take the relationship to the next level by joining the Real Pilates Teacher Training (RPTT) Program. "Believe me, I did my research. I have taken sessions all over South Florida and this is exactly what I'm looking for in a comprehensive certification program. I fully believe in 'One Body, One Mind' so we better be good to them!" Lynn graduated from the RPTT program in January, 2017 and is excited to share what she has learned with her clients at Pure Pilates.

Kate Berman

Kate Berman is a Maryland native now living in Fort Lauderdale. Her two dogs, Maggie and Bear, are her babies. She has always had a zest for traveling and learning new things which is what landed her in the yachting industry! While Kate started doing Pilates regularly a few years back, it was the absence of her practice (due to a boating accident) that made her realize how valuable Pilates is to the mind, body and spirit. "I love Pilates and what it does for me. It has helped me gain so much out of myself and my body that I never knew was possible."

Teresa Trunzo


Teresa Trunzo was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois an at age fourteen she moved to South Florida. As a result of being in the sunshine state with beautiful beaches, warm weather and endless sunny skies, outdoor activities like bike riding and roller skating were a common past time. She became interested in nutrition and fitness shortly after completing high school.

Teresa’s first teaching experience started in 1984 with Richard Simmons Anatomy Asylum in Deerfield Beach, FL. There she helped choreograph high impact aerobics to music. The emphasis was on a total body workout in addition to nutrition counseling for all body types and fitness levels. Teresa continued her fitness career with weight training, nautilus equipment training, power walking and more.

Teresa was introduced to authentic Pilates in 2009. At that time she became aware of the benefits of this form of exercise and how it can enhance your body and everyday living. Teresa successfully completed the Romana’s Pilates® Instructor Training Program in 2013. Teresa is always learning and continues to share her passion of Pilates and the benefits to the mind, body and spirit with the community.

Nicole Federic-Lindo

Nicole Frederic-Lindo was born and raised in Washington, D.C., where she received a B.A. in Psychology from University of the District of Columbia. Nicole began her journey in Pilates in 2001. In pursuit of her new found passion, she completed her first Pilates Comprehensive Certification in the summer of 2011 and went on to complete her second comprehensive teacher training program with Polestar Pilates in 2014.

In July of 2015, Nicole completed The Heritage Training™, a graduate course for Pilates instructors which passes on the work and lineage of Kathy Stanford Grant through the lens of her long time protégé and dear friend, Cara Reeser. In this extensive body of work, instructors learn exercises, language, imagery and concepts created by Kathy Grant specifically to strengthen and organize the body in order to facilitate proper movement for Classical Pilates.

Having studied contemporary Pilates and completed her graduate work, Nicole was compelled to immerse herself in the Classical work to learn the Method as Joseph Pilates envisioned. In January 2017 she began her classical training with Alycea Ungaro's Real Pilates Teacher Training (RPTT) Program as a previously certified Bridge student and looks forward to this new journey in her career. She feels blessed to be part of such an amazing community of healers and teachers, and hopes to start a life-long journey of health, happiness and well-being with you.


Dylan Thomas

Dylan Thomas is a former bookworm who discovered the joy of Pilates and never looked back. Although he is still working to build his elusive Powerhouse, he can now sit up straight, roll like a ball, hang like a squirrel, and perform a great variety of movements that make him feel strong, alive, grounded, and present. Also a licensed massage therapist, Dylan meets lots of people who experience daily aches as well as chronic pain and stress. He knows Pilates can help, and that's why he became a teacher. Dylan was originally certified in 2012 in Miami, Florida, by his mentor, Anna Alvarez, who introduced him to the breadth of the method and its ability to change bodies and lives. In 2015, he recertified with his second mentor, Dorothee VandeWalle, who helped him deepen his understanding of classical Pilates and to more keenly appreciate its grace, rigor, and athleticism. Now, Dylan continues to study under the eagle eyes of Karen Winselmann at Pure Pilates. He is honored to have been invited to teach at her studio, where he can put the method to work to help clients experience the happiness that comes from moving Pilates-style with strength, flexibility, and control.

Tracy Belcher


Tracy Belcher is a Miami-based instructor who first found Pilates while working as a busy marketing and communications professional. She held corporate positions in strategic communications, PR and marketing for more than 12 years. During this time, she maintained a healthy body and sound mind through her dedicated Pilates practice, and began training to become a Pilates teacher in 2012 through Polestar Pilates. She fell in love with teaching and sharing the benefits of the practice, and began working part-time as a teacher. Tracy went on to obtain certification through Pilates Method Alliance® and Franklin Method®, turning her passion for Pilates into her primary focus and commitment. 

Tracy's teaching style is based on Joseph Pilates' original principles and “Whole Body Health” philosophy, but combined with today's scientific understanding of anatomy, physiology, biomechanics and motor control, and scientific research findings in the areas of orthopedics, sports medicine and movement science.

In January, 2017, Tracy decided to deepen her understanding of the Classical Method by joining the 3rd cycle of the Real Pilates Teacher Training Program at Pure Pilates. She is excited to take what she learns through this program and weave it into her already thoughtful and individualized approach; helping her clients achieve long-term goals, integrating the mind, body and spirit with an overall enhanced quality of life.

Pure Deal $10 Mat/Tower Class! Meet our teacher-in-training as they perfect their teaching practice in group Mat/Tower classes.  These sessions are a learning opportunity for students and teachers alike so bring an open mind and the desire to learn to each workout.

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