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, TRX certified trainer 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: Susan teaches Pilates Mat and Pilates Reformer at H2L. Her comprehensive certifications are through PhysicalMind Institute (Mat) and PHI Pilates (Reformer 1 and 2). Susan focuses on an energetic, creative, and athletic style of Pilates to not only strengthen your core but challenge your entire body and build strength.
Her History: Susan graduated from Colorado State University with a B.S. in Horticulture Business Management. While she has a passion for plants and organic gardening, her true passion for fitness was discovered after taking her first Hot Yoga class in Fort Collins, Co. After living in Iowa for a year in 2003 and teaching Power Yoga at Pat Miletich’s MMA gym, Susan returned to Central PA and obtained her Mat Pilates cert through PhysicalMind Institute. She began teaching both Power Yoga and Mat Pilates and soon after became certified through PHI Pilates in Reformer 1 & 2. Susan has worked with women and men of all ages and fitness levels for the last ten years on the Reformer, Tower, Pilates Chair and teaching Mat Pilates.
What to Expect: During Susan’s class you can expect to challenge and work your entire body. While the core is the primary focus Susan will give you a full body workout, incorporate mobility, and use various props & music to make each workout fun, effective and creative.
Favorite Quote: “Tell me what it is you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” -Mary Oliver
The Facts: Steph is a Pilates personal trainer with years of experience. She teaches private pilates training sessions, mat pilates, yoga and barre at H2L Studio. Steph is also a childbirth educator who works to educate women on all their available options to create a positive birth memory as they start their family.
Her History: York College – BS in Biology and a minor in Chemistry, 2009 Lamaze certified childbirth educator, 2010 certified in LesMills BodyFlow, 2011 AFFA practical pilates and practical yoga certificates, 2012 DONA certified birth doula, 2013 Breastfeeding Essentials 20 hour training, 2014 PHI Pilates, Pittsburgh PA: mat pilates and reformer certificates, 2016 PHI Pilates, Pittsburgh PA: wunda/combo chair certificate, 2019 Core Connector’s Academy: Diastasis Recti Resolution through Pilates and Everyday Movement Training, 2021 ICEA – Pelvic Girdle Pain training
What to Expect: Steph focuses on proper alignment and detailed instruction in every area of her teaching. She has a positive disposition, loves to encourage people and empower them with tools to be a good advocate for their own health and well-being.
Favorite Quote: Proverbs 16:3 Commit to the Lord whatever you do and your plans will succeed.