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Robin Warden Blum

Owner Robin Warden Blum began taking Pilates to strengthen her posture and technique as a professional dancer. Robin received her dance training from North Carolina School of the Arts and East Carolina University. She has performed with Atlanta Ballet, Southern Ballet Theatre, Columbia City Ballet, and has appeared as a guest artist throughout Europe and the Eastern United States.

While dancing with Atlanta Ballet, Robin began her apprenticeship with Master Teacher Romana Kryzanowska. Under her leadership and teacher trainers Sari Pace and Juanita Lopez, Robin was certified and began teaching in 1997. She was the first person to be certified in the state of Georgia.

In 2005 Romana asked Robin to assist in the training of instructors and she was awarded the Level 4 status with Romana's Pilates®. She has helped trained many of the instructors teaching Pilates in Atlanta today.

Robin has a true passion for Pilates and is inspired by her clients and the remarkable changes it has made in their lives, and her own.

Megan Rumpel

Megan Rumpel attended Palm Beach Atlantic University where she received a dance major specializing in modern and contemporary dance. She was also a member of the school's dance company for two years. In 2005 she moved to Atlanta where she was selected to be part of a dance agency through which she has appeared in several commercials and local dance shows around Atlanta. She became interested in Pilates after several reoccurring dance injuries was looking to find a way to strengthen and stretch her body while learning injury prevention and having fun. Within less than a month of taking Pilates she knew this was the career for her. She began her Romana's Pilates training in January of 2006 at Body Central and finished in November of that same year. She has worked with the top Romana's Pilates® trainers since the beginning of her training, including Juanita Lopez, Michael Rooks, and Jerome Weinberg. She continues to further her education each year through workshops and private training.

Meg enjoys challenging her clients while keeping it new and fun each session. "I always make sure to emphasize that you will get as much out of Pilates as you give to it. I love that there is no injury too great or fitness level too small, Pilates is for everyone."

Lorraine Fields

Lorraine had two choices for a career; become a physical therapist or professional dancer. Lorraine chose the latter after graduating from New York City's High School of Performing Arts. She enjoyed an illustrious thirty plus year career as a professional actor/singer/dancer, assistant choreographer, choreographer and dialogue coach. Lorraine has worked nationally and internationally in film, television, video and stage productions with such artists and legends as Sammy Davis, Jr., Juliette Prowse, George Chakiris, Jamie Foxx and Michael Jackson to name but a few.

Lorraine's interest in Pilates was inspired by her friend Mari Winsor. She began studying Romana's Pilates with Mari and master trainers -  Sari Majia Santo, Juanita Lopez, Cynthia Shipley, Dorothee Vandewalle, Trish Garland, Ton Voogt, Michael Frizke, Jerome Weinberg, Robin Blum, and of course, Romana herself.

Lorraine has been certified in Romana's Pilates since 2009.

"Pilates continues to empower me. It's an elixir for grace, power, balance and posture - a sure way to stay young and fit in body and mind". Lorraine wants to empower her clients so they too can enjoy these qualities of life!

Dawn Mullins

In 1997, Dawn met Romana Kryzanowska at the Atlanta Ballet where she was training the first group of certified instructors in the Southeast. The first impression was life changing because Romana exhibited a freedom of movement and grace uncommon in a woman of her age. Dawn realized that the practice could be beneficial for a lifetime and would improve the quality of her life. She became a dedicated student of Pilates for the next 12 years, first at the Pilates Studio of the Atlanta Ballet and then Body Central, under the tutorage of Robin Warden Blum.

Dawn reflects about being taught the Hundred by George Balanchine in the early 1960's while she was a member of the Atlanta Civic Ballet, the predecessor of the Atlanta Ballet. Having enjoyed a successful 30 year career in real estate in Atlanta, she entered the intensive certification program of Romana's Pilates® in January of 2009, completing the program with Sari Mejia Santo (Romana's daughter) in New York in June, 2010. Dawn is enthusiastic about helping others reshape their body, move gracefully, increase flexibility and strength and "stand up tall".

Caroline Cloninger

Caroline received her Romana's Pilates® Certification in 2010. Encountering Pilates in 1990, she has continuously practiced the system growing stronger with each year. Along the way, Caroline discovered and became a believer in the precision of Joseph Pilate's original system. In 2009 Caroline decided to take time off from her design career to become certified as an instructor so that she can share the knowledge she has gained and help others discover the benefits of the Pilates system in it's purest form.

Caroline has studied with, Sari Majia Santo, Juanita Lopez, Daria Pace, Cynthia Shipley, Jerome Weinberg, Robin Blum and Laney Abernathy. Caroline earned her degree in interior design from the University of Tennessee, graduating cum laude. During her design career, Caroline has been responsible for the design of over 10,000,000 square feet of corporate space. Caroline continues to balance her passion for improving the work environment and for strengthening the mind and body through Pilates.

Martha Dunlevie

Martha completed her certification with True Pilates of New York in 2011 but has been a dedicated Pilates student for 11 years. She has been an athlete all her life; starting as a tennis player in her teens, becoming very involved in both tennis and running as a young adult, and most recently has embraced the game of golf. She is very involved in the Atlanta Women’s Golf Association and participates in tournaments across the state.

A bad knee and back problems brought Martha to Pilates on the advice of a friend. She has never looked back; it was a perfect match from the beginning. Her feeling is that Pilates is the most effective way to improve strength, flexibility, and balance which are the cornerstones of athletic endeavors at any age.

Her passion is working with athletes and would-be athletes at any age as well as those with physical maladies to explore how Pilates can enable them to maximize their goals. She also believes strongly in the overall sense of well-being and energy that Pilates engenders.Martha has an undergraduate degree in education and Master’s degree in Communication Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has worked for both AT&T, Georgia Pacific, and as an independent consultant in the telecommunications arena.

Sandra Benson

Sandra Benson, a former consulting firm Vice President and a Pilates instructor/teacher trainer, understands first-hand the challenges and rewards of finding the time and energy for fitness in a busy, professional life.  Sandra was initially certified and began teaching in 2001.  In 2003, Sandra started her apprenticeship with Master Trainers Romana Kryzanowska, Sari Pace, and Juanita Lopez.

She fell in love with the classical method and technique and became a Romana's Pilates certified instructor in 2005.  She advanced her education by attending seminars and continuing education workshops nationwide.  In 2008, Sandra was asked to assist in the training of instructors and she was awarded the level 4 status with Romana's Pilates. Sandra is also certified in Barre Above and is an aerial silk and trapeze enthusiast.  A former gymnast, she finds the studio a natural environment, but continues to balance the corporate world with the physical.  This is reflected in her teaching style, which is informed by her business training and her passion for the classical Pilates method. Sandra holds an MBA from Georgia State University.

Jenny Dale

In 1998 Jenny started practicing Pilates at the Atlanta Ballet. She was fortunate enough to meet Romana Kryzanowska and observe her teaching there. Jenny is dedicated to the method and loves that anyone can practice Pilates no matter what age or shape they are in. A full workout can be given even when injured because the classical Pilates method focuses on the individual and correct form.

Jenny has a Masters Degree in Bioinformatics from Georgia Tech. She was a researcher in gene expression and disease at the Georgia Tech/Emory Department of Biomedical Engineering. Hours in front of a computer took a toll on her health. Jenny decided to get out from behind the desk and become a certified Romana’s Pilates instructor. She had worked with Robin Warden Blum from the beginning of her practice and naturally chose to apprentice under Robin along with trainer Emily Bradley. Jenny has studied with several Romana’s Pilates top teacher-trainers and tested at Joseph Pilates’ original NY studio with Sari Mejia Santo, Jerome Weinberg and Jamie Trout. Certified in 2012, she looks forward to sharing and expanding her knowledge and will be a lifelong student of Pilates.