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Who we are.

Cate Vallone  Cate Vallone
Cate opened Evolution Pilates in 2002, with the mission of creating an education center for clients and fitness professionals to train in the Pilates Method. She graduated from Boston University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Movement Education, and became an NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer later that year. Cate has been teaching Pilates and somatic education in clinical and studio settings for 15 years, specializing in post-rehabilitation and athletic conditioning. She has been an Instructor Trainer representing Merrithew Health and Fitness since 2005, practicing Total Barre, ZEN•GA mindful movement, and is a Lead IT for STOTT PILATES®.  

Cate is a self-proclaimed body nerd who is obsessed with all things that move and shake. Her favorite topics to study are fascia, scoliosis, the psoas, walking, and feet. In addition to her Pilates education, Cate has been trained in Craniosacral Therapy, Kinesiotaping, and Continuum Movement, and continues to study the work of Liz Koch (The Psoas Book) and Katy Bowman (Restorative Exercise).  Cate draws on her diverse education to create a unique teaching style, but credits her success to always being able to incorporate Star Wars or the Muppets into her lessons in a way that really resonates with her clients.

Kelly Scallion  Kelly Scallion
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.

Lindsay Castonguay  Lindsay Castonguay
Lindsay is a performer, teacher and lover of dance. Lindsay is certified in Mat Pilates through the Physical Mind Institute in New York City and is a STOTT PILATES Educated Reformer and Total Barre® instructor. For the past three years Lindsay has trained and performed in NYC with various contemporary choreographers. As a former member of Dance Connect, she performed in New York, Boston and Hartford, and is currently a company member of DancEnlight. With her dance background, Lindsay believes in strengthening the core to allow the rest of the body to flow gracefully while dancing or walking through life.

Lindsay received her Bachelor of Science degree in communications from Suffolk University, and has an MBA in Finance and Real Estate from the University of Connecticut.

Fun Facts & Tips
1. Pilates is a form of resistance training, which builds lean muscle. The benefit? Your calorie burn can last for hours, even after class has ended.

2. If you want to make it easier for your instructor to check your alignment during class, or if you want to take a peek yourself, wear clothing with visible seams.

3. We don't just talk because we like the sound of our voices. Instructors are constantly giving you feedback that you can use to stay focused in each moment and realign your body.

4. Joseph Hubertus Pilates invented and promoted the Pilates method of physical fitness.

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