Our Instructors  
           
Tracie Kedzierski: Tracie is Power Pilates© Certified and received her training in New York City and Boston. Inspired by her personal Pilates training with Jean Lilly, founder of Newport Pilates, she received her certifications, and joined the studio in 2008. A dynamic team approach quickly developed. And after five+ years of teaching for Jean, it was a natural move when Tracie took over the management of the studio in 2013. “I am so fortunate to have the highest quality of Pilates instructors teaching at Newport Pilates… and an amazing group of long time clients !” She has been practicing Pilates for 18 years, receiving instruction in both the Power Pilates© and Stott Pilates© methods, and is dedicated to sharing the benefits she's gained from her practice with her clients. A fun, classically based, invigorating and fitness focused Pilates workout guaranteed. Tracie holds a B.S. Degree in Health Care Management and prior to teaching Pilates, has 20+ years of a successful business career in health care, personnel recruiting and real estate.
           

Jean Lilly: Jean founded Newport Pilates in 2007. She received her certifications from Power Pilates© in New York City. Jean is trained to teach all levels of Pilates from the beginner to the super advanced, and her training also includes Prenatal and Postnatal Pilates instruction. Jean has been in the fitness industry in New York and Newport for more than 25 years, and also has a classical ballet background. After six years of owning Newport Pilates she stepped back from its operations in 2013, to focus on teaching and providing Pilates consultation for the studio. Jean continues to challenge her clients with the intricacies of the classical Pilates workout.
           

Julie Warburg: Julie is  a Power Pilates  NYC certified instructor, has been teaching  for fifteen+ years, and  has previously owned and operated a Pilates Studio in Wilton CT.  She has recently returned home to Rhode Island. One of her Pilates specialties is training teen athletes and youth sports teams …so she brings Teen training to Newport Pilates.   She is a graduate of Brown University , was a competitive figure skater, is trained in Ballet and Ballroom Dancing, and certified through the New York City Ballet to teach the New York City Ballet Workout. In addition to teaching Pilates  Julie serves on the Board of the Island Moving Company, a classically trained contemporary ballet company in Newport, and is a Realtor.
           
Mary Grace Harlow: Mary Grace is a classically certified Instructor through the Equinox Pilates Institute. She completed her training in 2011  under the instruction of Sue Spinelli and Carrie Macy Samper. This comprehensive program certified her in all levels, and is the basis for her classical teaching style. She has  continued her education with the Pilates Method Alliance and Power Pilates.  These programs enhanced her knowledge and allowed her to adapt her teaching style to work with clients of all skill levels, and limitations.  Prior to her Pilates career, Mary Grace graduated from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy NYC.  While working professionally in Theater and Dance, she developed a love of Pilates, and brings her passion for it into her teaching. A native of Shelter Island NY, she’s back to the northeast from Key West.   
         
       
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