WHO I AM
Katie Donnelly, MS, NCPT
I have been drawn to movement since I was born. I came to Pilates in 2005 to find relief from some chronic dance injuries and to combat the hours of sitting I did while working towards my physics degree. After 7 years, 2000+ hours of practice, and “strong nudging” from my teachers, I finally entered The Fletcher Pilates® Comprehensive Program in November of 2012. I completed the program in September of 2013 and am recognized as a Qualified Fletcher Pilates® Teacher. I am also a member of the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) and recognized as a Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher (NCPT).
I am passionate about giving women a renewed sense of confidence throughout the motherhood transition. The Pilates method helped me avoid the common physical ailments that can accompany pregnancy and recovery, and I'm enthusiastic about sharing my knowledge with moms new and old. I am also a Pre & Postnatal Pilates specialized teacher and am a certified practitioner of The Center Method for Diastasis Recti Recovery, both through Carolyne Anthony and The Center for Women’s Fitness. I am proud to be the Lehigh Valley's only Body Ready Method Certified provider - I will literally train you for labor & delivery!
It is important to me that I continually expand my knowledge and understanding of movement through participation at conferences and workshops, and continued lessons of the work. I believe we must continue to grow and have an understanding of movement in ourselves in order to become the most effective teacher of others. My education beyond certification has included over 400 hours of both classroom and intense physical training. In May 2019, I completed my Masters degree in Kinesiology with a focus in Corrective Exercise and Orthopedic Rehabilitation. I passionate about improving the quality of your movement throughout your everyday life.