"Cate is an amazing Pilates instructor. She takes time to evaluate the individual and create a holistic plan to optimize results. Her energy and enthusiasm fuels each class making it fun and exciting to do even the hardest class!!" 
Jennie P

"Even when class is full, I still feel like I'm getting a private lesson."


Evolution Pilates Instructors

Cate is a fully STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor and Instructor Trainer, as well as a personal trainer, certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Movement Education from Boston University in May 2000. Coursework included life sciences, kinesiology, education theory, athletic training, sports psychology, nutrition, exercise physiology, and movement. Cate has been in private practice as a personal trainer since September 2000. In addition to her formal education, she has been doing therapeutic exercise in a clinical setting since 1998, while working in chiropractic offices in Cambridge, MA and Hartford, CT.

Kelly is a STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor. She has been teaching Pilates since 2006, and dance since 2000. Kelly holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Dance and Theatre from Manhattanville College, 2006. Kelly has a deep kinesthetic understanding of the body and the ways it can move because of her many years of Modern Dance training. Kelly is a challenging and energetic instructor who prides herself in helping clients to reach their individual potential, while understanding their personal needs and goals.

Paul is a STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor and Personal Trainer qualified through NASM. He has also been a practicing AIS therapist for over 3 years, having studied directly with the creator of AIS Aaron Mattes. He has treated clients with a whole range of physical dysfunctions from general stiffness to Parkinson's disease, Back pain, Sports Injuries, Sports preparation and many other postural problems caused by incorrect length tension relationship of muscles due to lack of or poor stretching techniques.

Angela DeMichele-Solak has been certified as a fitness instructor through nationally accredited AFAA for the past 10 years and has worked for various gyms and community recreation departments in the area teaching step, aerobics, cardio kickboxing, Zumba, Power Flex and yoga. Angela has also taken her "show on the road", teaching Pilates and yoga in various destinations such as Cancun, Bermuda and Aruba as a visiting instructor. Angela began her studies in Pilates in 2005 and gained her first certification in June of 2006. In addition to working at Evolution, she has had the opportunity to teach Pilates at MCC and East Windsor Adult Education. Angela’s view of Pilates is that it is a life-long skill for well being that can be acquired by anyone at any age.

Chlake has been working in fitness for over 20 years, with various specialties such as Core Stability, cardio kickboxing, and aquatic fitness. In addition to her STOTT PILATES training in Mat, Reformer, and Injury & Special Populations, she is an injury and rehab specialist, Connecticut State Certified Strength Coach, and has a Certificate in Health Fitness. Her expertise includes fitness assessments and functional strength training. She specializes in fitness classes for specific populations. She teaches a wide variety of mat, apparatus, aerobic and water classes throughout the state.

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