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2010 Chapel Plaza Court Suite A
Columbia, MO 65203
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About Us

Beth Abernathie, R.N. B.S.N.
Pilates Instructor and Owner

I started doing Pilates on the Reformer over 8 years ago. I've never been one to love exercise but I love the Reformer. After completing a marathon and developing foot problems I needed some form of exercise besides walking. Wanting to improve my form and increase the benefits I decided to pursue education towards becoming a certified Pilates instructor through Balanced Body University.

After graduating from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing I worked in the Emergency Department eventually becoming Head Nurse. I then progressed to my second career raising our son. My third career was opening and having a retail business, Meow for 15 years. After much thought and realization that the store locale was perfect for a Pilates and Yoga Studio Chapel Hill Pilates and Yoga came into being and launching my fourth career change. I love it!

Jeanne Schmitt
Pilates Instructor
My interest in dance, movement and individual sports led me to the Department of Physical Education at the University of Massachusetts.  While there I was recruited by Marilyn Patton, the founder of the University’s Modern Dance Company.  It was exciting to be part of the brand new program and a performing dance company.   I received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education with a concentration in Dance.  I taught Dance at the MacDuffie School for girls in Massachusetts and PhysicalEducation at the Derryfield School in New Hampshire.   At Derryfield, I was able to incorporate dance into the PE program and start a performing Dance Group.  I also coached Field Hockey and Gymnastics.When I moved to Columbia I began coaching at the Columbia Gymnastic Club.  I later became Head Coach and then Team Manager.  After my children were born I became the head instructor of Tiger Tot Gymanstics at the University of MissouriAfter 25 years of teaching and coaching I retired, but continued to take fitness class at local gyms.Six years ago I started Pilates and found it to be a perfect fit for me.  I trained in St Louis in Balanced Body Reformer and apprenticed at Chapel Hill Pilates and Yoga.  I am thrilled to be a part of the Chapel Hill Team

Kelly Gunter R.N.,B.S.N. Instructor 
Karen Grundy  Missouri Contemporary Ballet. Instructor
Michelle King Yoga Instructor 


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