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Experienced, Knowledgeable, Expert

All of The Pilates Barn instructors are classically trained through the United States Classical Pilates Certification. The certification, the first and oldest professional Pilates training program in the world, requires over 600 hours of rigorous training.

Caleb Brundi

Caleb’s focus is on corrective exercise and strength training, and he strives to educate each of his clients on their own personal fitness needs. 

By building a strong stable foundation, Caleb will help you become functionally fit and healthy.




B.S. in Exercise Science

NASM Certified Personal Trainer



Emily Copeland

Emily is a Registered Dietitian (RD), ACE Certified Personal Trainer (ACE-CPT) and Certified Dietitian Nutrition Coach.

Emily has 11 years of coaching experience, beginning in her undergraduate days at the University of Kansas, working at the student rec center while earning her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance (2010). She’s worked with clients of all ages and walks of life including new & returning exercisers, weekend warriors, marathoners, body builders, and gymnasts. As a coach, Emily strives to understand each clients’ unique needs and provide individualized programming and health education they can trust. She encourages her clients to find joy in movement. She believes that, most often, the best physical activity is the one you enjoy the most!

She completed a Master’s of Public Health in Nutrition Science (2020) and her Dietetic Internship from the University of Michigan. Since passing her exam to become a board certified Registered Dietitian (2021), she helps her clients feel and perform at their best by working together to find practical ways to fuel the life they want to live.

Emily loves staying active herself with resistance training, running, playing tennis, and dancing (on the stage and off!). She lives with her husband and two kitty cats, Buffa and Max.




American Council on Exercise Certified

Personal Trainer

American Council on Exercise Certified Group Exercise Instructor

American Council on Exercise Fitness

Nutrition Specialist

Yoga Fit, Level 1

TRX Certified Trainer


Heather Dupuis

Heather is founder of The Pilates Barn & Wellness and a third generation classical Pilates instructor. 

Heather was first introduced to Pilates in 2006, and immediately knew she stumbled upon something special, something that wasn’t just another fitness fad.


Heather received her BA in Human Kinetics from the University of British Columbia. Originally from the east coast of Canada, Heather spent her 20’s in Vancouver British Columbia where she could run, ride, blade, and play outside 12 months of the year! She always loved being active and motivating others to do the same. Her career in fitness started as a step instructor as a means of supporting her schooling. Soon after, she immersed herself into Spinning, Barre, personal training, and finally, in 2011, she completed a rigorous classical Pilates certification under the USPA, where she was certified under Brett Howard (2nd generation master instructor). After many years of working with multiple fitness modalities and methods, Pilates became the method that made most sense for a healthy functioning and strong body. Heather is passionate and focused on training the whole body opposed to body parts- starting deep into the powerhouse (core).


Heather has two decades of experience working with all body types from young athletes, aging adults, postpartum moms, and fat loss clients. As she has grown personally and professionally, her ideal client is someone who is ready to focus on a ‘healthy you’ opposed to quick body reformation in two months. Her belief is that the body must be treated as a whole, and that a healthy body and mind includes sufficient sleep, nutrition, exercise, and laughter.


Fun facts: Heather has two kids (Oscar  and Kate, a Doberman Pinscher (Stanley), and a husband (Carsten). One of her favorite quotes is, “you’re only as young as your spine is flexible” (Joseph Pilates) And she loves to laugh. She really loves to laugh.




USPA Classical Pilates Certified

ACSM Personal Trainer Certified

Barre Intensity Certified

Spinning Certified

ViPR Certified

Group Fitness Certified


Maia Farror

Maia began her fitness career as a National Team athlete (2005-12) before turning to coach rowing and spring kayaking. 

In 2013 Maia began teaching group fitness and personal training to share her love of exercise and help people reach their fitness and competition goals. As a Lecturer at UM, former full-time athlete, and avid runner, Maia understands the need to balance training with work and life. When not working or teaching, Maia is training for multiple road races.”

Ghadi Hindi

Ghadi is a third-generation Classical Pilates instructor, certified in both Pilates mat and apparatus. She was trained by Simona Cipriani, herself a second-generation Pilates instructor, at The Art of Control in Stamford, CT. 

Ghadi loves working with clients through both private sessions and small group classes, applying her knowledge of the Pilates system to help her clients get stronger, more flexible, and overall healthier. After going through pregnancy and childbirth, Ghadi experienced the benefits of Pilates through the pregnancy and postpartum stages, which renewed her interest in working with pregnant and postpartum women.


Ghadi continues to expand her knowledge of Pilates through conferences, workshops and working with other classical Pilates instructors. She believes that in order to be a great teacher, you must be forever a student. 


Why do I love teaching Pilates?



“My job is rewarding in the sense that it allows me to witness how my clients experience the great impact that small changes and positive habits can have on the quality of every aspect of their lives.”

Patty Kersch

Patty teaches Pilates in private sessions, duets, and group classes. She believes Pilates is accessible for everybody and uses the method to help individuals strengthen deep stabilizing muscles to improve overall mobility, flexibility, and range of movement. 

Patty started doing Pilates while in Physical Therapy for a running-related hip injury and the core strength and hip flexibility she developed benefited her running and tennis as well as daily movement patterns. Patty works with all ages and levels customizing sessions based on goals of the client and aims for each person to feel great after practicing Pilates.


Patty is certified by The New York Pilates Studio under Brett Howard, Director of Education for the United States Pilates Association. Her training included over 700 hours of learning and teaching Classical Pilates and she continues her education through workshops and teacher training.




NY Pilates



Barre Intensity

Meredith Rodriguez

Kristin Schley

Melissa Walcott

Liz Woodard-Gilbert

Liz is a third generation classical Pilates instructor who joined the Vie family over 12 years ago. After many years teaching Barre Intensity, where movements are quick, reps are many, and music is loud, her interest expanded into Pilates. 

Liz was intrigued by the contrast where the movements are slower, controlled, specific, and challenging. She believes Pilates is a great compliment to any other training and beneficial in and of itself. A workout should be hard, restorative, and enjoyable. Leaving better than you came in.


Liz holds a certification in NY classical Pilates under the United States Pilates Association under Brett Howard and has practiced under many 2nd generation instructors such as Jen O’Mara, David Freeman, and others. Currently, Liz teaches Private sessions along with group classes in partnership with The Pilates Barn.


When she is not teaching, she’s working on projects in Interior Design and spending time with her husband Cory, their son Wes, and family and friends.