I remember my first Pilates lesson.  The instructor had me lay down on a funky piece of equipment called the "reformer".  It had springs and moved in and out.  He started talking about my "powerhouse" and put me in all sort of funky positions and asked me to move.  Okay.....this is weird, this can't be doing anything for my body.... And then --The day after I went for a run and my knees felt better. My back didn’t hurt.  I was amazed at how good my body was feeling.  Now I was hooked.

The day after I went for a run.  I started thinking about my powerhouse and tried to squeeze my seat.  For the first time, my knees didn't hurt.  My back felt better.  It was unbelievable!  I started looking forward to my next Pilates lesson..... maybe there was some benefit to it, I wanted to learn more.  

That was over 15 years ago.  Pilates has saved my body. It has helped me to feel better at 44 than I did at 24.  I always come back to Pilates to not only train my body, but my spirit as well.

What is Pilates?   Pilates is a series of movements first invented by Joseph Pilates over 90 years ago.  It starts with training your core and then works out from there. It’s great for people of all ages and fitness levels.  I’ve taught people in their teens all the way up into their 80’s and even 90’s!

All lessons are held at Vibrant Core (8599 N. 32nd St.,  Richland, MI 49083).  The studio is fully equipped with all Gratz Equipment.

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Let's get you started with your 1st 50 minute session.  It doesn't matter if you've never done Pilates before, you'll be 1 on 1 with me in a private session.  Click the button to find a time that works for you.



I started Pilates years ago and have had various instructors at multiple locations.  Once I had a session with Jen, I knew I had found the person that I wanted to work with.  Jen is a truly amazing instructor and her new studio in Richland is awesome.  She is enthusiastic and very knowledgeable and has a passion for health and well being.  At the beginning of each session, Jen will ask how I am feeling and customizes my sessions accordingly.  I have degenerative disk disease and several sports related injuries.  Her individualized approach and attention to proper form and alignment have helped to strengthen my core and by the end of my session, the reduction of pain is profound.

Deb R.


Where is your studio located?

Vibrant Core is located at 8599 N. 32nd Street, Richland, MI 49083.  We're in the front of the building and the doorway is on the left.

Do you offer mat or group classes?

We only offer 1 on 1 lessons by appointment.  We also offer duet sessions with approval from the instructor.

How do I book a session?

Click the "Book Now" button above to be taken to my scheduling software.  If you can't find a time that works for you, please email Jen ([email protected]) or give her a call (269-680-1419) to set something up.

What type of Pilates do you teach?

I was certified by Romana's Pilates in 2006.  I had the privilege of being taught by Romana herself for my advanced seminar as well as taking lessons from her in New York City.

How much do lessons cost?

All lessons are 1 on 1 with Jen.  Here's the cost:

1 lesson:  $60

5 lessons:  $275

10 lessons:  $550


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