OUR PILATES INSTRUCTORS
Jackie Weiner, MS, PMA®-CPT
Owner & Principal Instructor
Jackie Weiner, PMA® Certified Pilates Teacher, has been practicing Pilates since 1995 and is a partner in The Pilates Place Studios that currently has two locations in Florida, one in Miami and the other in the heart of South Beach, Miami Beach. She fell in love with the Pilates style of movement while working at the University of Hartford in Connecticut. She began her Pilates’ journey teaching mat Pilates classes for the summer in the exclusive resort area of the Hamptons. Following that summer she completed her Pilates certification from Michele Larsson’s Core Dynamics Pilates Program.
In 2006, Jackie partnered with friend and fellow Core Dynamics graduate Louis Gonzales to bring The Pilates Place to South Beach. Jackie is a PMA Certified Pilates Teacher and has continued to expand her knowledge with ongoing education, including Pilates for scoliosis, pre & post-natal Pilates, and Pilates for athletes. Did you know that many professional sports have Pilates trainers on staff?
Jackie utilizes her expertise and enthusiasm to customize each client’s routine. She is meticulous about getting a detailed history from each client to be sure to address any special needs. Jackie takes her clients through custom programs to reach their goals built on the integrity of the Pilates method. Jackie keeps her students moving with the proper form to maximize the benefits from each session. The studio also offers classes in that incorporate the equipment for all levels. Jackie is always available to offer advice on what are the best classes for a student’s individual needs.
Louis Gonzales, BS, PMA®-CPT
Owner & Principal Instructor
Louis Gonzales, PMA® Certified Pilates Teacher, discovered his passion for Pilates at an unusual location; his boxing gym. Louis has been practicing since 2005. He received his Pilates teacher certification from Kevin Bowen of Core Dynamics. He has taught at the Sports Club LA, Pilates Miami, and Riviera Country Club.
He took his passion for the practice to the next level when he opened The Pilates Place Studios South Beach with Jackie Weiner who he met during his certification. Louis has a unique understanding of athletes and has developed a strong reputation among athletes for increasing their mobility that has resulted in enhancing their game. He has a knack for creating mobility programs that also incorporate his Skanda Yoga training. In addition he has created routines for all levels of clients; teens to baby boomers. Louis emphasizes easy practices that can translate into office and day to day routines for better posture. You will leave the studio with a program tailored to your lifestyle beyond your private sessions.
He is also exuberant in his classes that will take you from beginner to intermediate utilizing equipment. Louis is always updating his practice and is a valuable resource for all his students on the recent trends in the Pilates world. He is always available for a consultation.
A practitioner of Pilates since 2007, health and fitness has always played a significant role in Jacqueline’s everyday routine. Growing up in Connecticut, she played field hockey for 10 years around the Northeast before attending college at Drexel University in Philadelphia. It was there that she first fell in love with Pilates and the incredible way it shapes your body and mind. She was hooked after just two classes seeing immediate results as well as improvement in posture and overall lengthening and strengthening of the body.
After moving to Miami, she took her passion for Pilates to the next level where she met co-owners Jackie Weiner and Louis Gonzalez and enlisted in their teaching training program, receiving the hands-on training directly from them. Jacqueline teaches Pilates at all different levels from the beginner to the advanced student and truly believes that everyone of any age or physique will positively benefit from it.
Bettina Osterwind, PMA®-CPT
A fan of running, yoga and adventures, Bettina Osterwind, PMA® Certified Pilates Teacher, attended her first Pilates class out of curiosity 11 years ago. She immediately fell in love with how Pilates changed her body, posture and overall well-being by lengthening, strengthening, stretching and toning the entire body. For a long time she was content just reaping the physical benefits of taking Pilates classes, but eventually became interested in getting a deeper understanding of how Pilates can benefit anyone with any body type, fitness level and/or injuries. She wanted to be able to help others recognize the same benefits for fitness as well as rehabilitation, so she decided to become a Pilates instructor. She has earned her comprehensive Pilates teacher certification through the Beyond the Basic Pilates teacher certification program.
Born and raised in Brazil, Adriana studied Physical Education at the Universidade de Franca before moving to the United States. Her passion for Pilates began in 2003 while attending University. Upon moving to the United States, Adriana continued to pursue her passion for physical fitness by at first obtaining a Personal Training Certification from ISSA, the International Sport Science Association. Adriana’s move to Miami Beach led her to The Pilates Place Studios, where she trained with Jackie Weiner and Louis Gonzalez and went through their Beyond The Basics comprehensive Pilates teacher certificate program. The benefits of Pilates are many, with programs to increase the user’s core strength, posture, balance, coordination, concentration, flexibility and prevention and treatment of back pain. She teaches Pilates from beginner to advanced levels, in both group and private sessions.
Adriana LOVES being a Pilates teacher because this enables her to not only connect with people, but motivate individuals of all ages to find or regain their strength, vigor and their physical and emotional health. She looks forward to helping YOU be in the best physical condition you can be!