The Facts: Adrienne McCaskey teaches Pilates and Barre at H2L. She holds a comprehensive certification for Pilates mat and apparatus from Power Pilates. Adrienne teaches the Barre Body® method and as a Founder and Teacher Trainer, she travels the country to certify dance and fitness instructors.
Her History: Adrienne is a classically trained dancer who graduated Magna Cum Laude from Muhlenberg College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance and Business Administration. Adrienne worked in Washington, DC in management and healthcare consulting for 10 years, most recently with Deloitte Consulting LLP. Her dance background and love of movement attracted her to Pilates. She taught for six years at Studio Body Logic®, Northern Virginia’s first and premier Authentic Pilates studio, where she worked under the direction of Karen Garcia who is one of a handful of second generation Pilates instructors in the world. Adrienne returned to Central Pennsylvania with her husband Matt to be closer to her family and now enjoys spending much of her free time with her young son William.
The Facts: Deborah Kearns teaches Pilates, Yoga, and Cycling classes at H2L and as a Reiki Master Practitioner, also offers private Reiki sessions. She is certified through Peak Pilates (mat and equipment), a 200RYT with Yoga Fit, a Schwinn Cycling Instructor,and has received Reiki training locally with Rickie Meryl Freedman, and in New York City and Asheville, NC with Allison Hayes.
Her History: Jen graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore in 2001 with a Masters in Physical Therapy and then in 2012 obtained her Doctorate from the University of Kentucky. She has many years of experience treating a variety of diagnoses ranging from neurological conditions to general orthopedics.
Her love of anatomy and movement drove her to pursue Pilates as another tool to help her clients during rehabilitation. She has been teaching Pilates since 2008 and obtained her full Pilates certification through Integrated Balance, LLC. She has seen firsthand the many benefits of the Pilates Method and takes a holistic approach to teaching. When she is not teaching or in the clinic she is spending time with her husband and two kids.
What to Expect: During Jen’s classes, you can expect to move your body and challenge your core with a focus on alignment and the fundamentals of each movement.
Favorite Quote: “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” – Lao Tzu
Guilty Pleasure: Anything chocolate!
The Facts: Kara Nies teaches Pilates classes at H2L Studio. She’s Power Pilates trained in all equipment, PMA certified and has been teaching since 2007. She loves seeing her beginner students evolve into hardworking Pilates enthusiast.