Using Pilates to bring form and intention to movement, to allow you to move with ease and stay in motion through all the stages of life.
Waveforms Pilates is a movement studio of Certified Pilates Instructors specializing in one-on-one Pilates equipment training & small group Pilates training, by appointment only. Pilates is truly for any body, and Waveforms is the perfect place to go if you are looking for a fitness program tailored to your specific goals or physical considerations. Pilates equipment is spring-resistance based and helps build uniform muscle and flexibility.
Waveforms Pilates provides not just instructors, but Pilates and movement educators to support you in your personal goals and help you develop a connected body and mind. We take a contemporary approach to the Pilates Method layering in anatomy and exercise science, along with customizing the sessions to fit your specific body and needs.
We are located just off of downtown Neenah, at 210 S. Commercial Street, Neenah, WI 54956.
Are you interested in teaching at Waveforms Pilates? Reach out to Molly Jo at email@example.com to inquire about teacher openings or apprenticeship opportunities.
MOLLY JO MATHE
Pilates & Neuro-movement Teacher
Studio Owner & Director
Being a dancer for most of her life, Molly Jo originally found that Pilates was a great way to maintain balance in her body through vigorous dance rehearsals, performances, and injuries. Since then, she has been captivated by the profound work of Pilates and Neuro-movement and enthralled by its opportunity for creativity, long term change, and pain management within herself and in her students. Molly Jo believes that Pilates is for every body of every age, and that it’s never too late to take charge of your own health and movement practice.
Molly Jo graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point in 2012 where she studied anatomy, movement analysis, and movement efficiency. While finishing her degree, Molly Jo also completed her Pilates Mat I and II certifications through Balanced Body. In January 2014, she graduated from the Fletcher Pilates Comprehensive Program in Chicago, IL and has been teaching Pilates full time ever since. She also holds certifications in Exercise for Parkinson’s & Multiple Sclerosis, Senior Fitness, Pilates for Pregnancy, and Neuro-movement. Drawing experience from her extensive dance training and speciality certifications, Molly Jo works with each of her students in a unique way in order to help improve their quality of life and their relationship with their body. She loves to implement creative teaching methods to shape a fun and informative learning environment where students can achieve their goals with a sense of enthusiasm, appreciation, and joy.
Outside the studio, Molly Jo loves to spend quality time with her husband Luke by playing games and watching mystery movies. She enjoys taking long walks outside with her daughter Maeve and her dog Duke, and in her spare time she flourishes outside in her gardens and playing piano.
WHAT IS NEURO-MOVEMENT
Our brains process information from our environment through three primary sensory systems: visual, vestibular, and proprioception. When there are gaps in these systems it affects our body’s ability to move with efficiency. Evidence of these gaps can show up as – but not limited to – impaired balance, falling asleep during activities such as reading or driving, frequent falls or injuries, difficulty paying attention (i.e. ADHD), vertigo or dizziness, and alignment issues resulting in pain or discomfort in the body. Neuro-movement drills help to find and address these gaps for each individual, and when paired with Pilates it can help bridge the gap to improve their balance, coordination, reaction time, attention span, and overall quality of life.
Nalani (Nani) Andres is an island girl from Hawaii who is now living her best Pilates-inspired life in Wisconsin. With a background in sports growing up and knowledge of mechanical engineering, Nani understands and teaches Pilates in a unique way. She views movement from both a bio-mechanical and a movement standpoint.
In 2016 Nani received a degree in Mechanical Engineering at Michigan Technological University, but three years into her job as an engineer she realized she needed a stress reliever. She googled, “Pilates near me,” and this is how her Pilates journey with Waveforms Pilates started. Pilates provided Nani with the perfect combination of a mental stress relief and a physical challenge. Nani was so inspired by her hobby that she decided to quit her engineering job and dive headlong into Pilates. She completed the Balanced Body Teacher Training Program in January 2021 and is excited to share her knowledge of Pilates with others.
All her life Nani wanted to help people live better lives, and she realized Pilates was the perfect avenue for her to live out her vision. She’s excited to be part of the Waveforms Pilates team, and looks forward to helping people become the healthiest version of themselves! In her free time, Nani loves spending quality time with her husband, Zach, and pup, Rooney, playing strategy games, putting together puzzles, and building legos.
Kristin Melotte is a Certified Comprehensive Pilates Instructor who received her training through Balanced Body University in 2016. Kristin has been immersed in the world of mind-body movement for over a decade. Kristin found her passion for Pilates while completing her BA in Dance and Spanish at University of Stevens Point, Wisconsin. She fills her time teaching Pilates, Barre and almost any style of dance you can think of! Kristin has attended workshops including: Pilates on Tour, Mindful Alignment, Trent McEntire Pilates Summit, Balanced Body online courses, several Madeline Black trainings and more.
Kristin strives to teach her students the framework of Pilates with a thoughtful approach to each unique student. She concentrates on re-patterning muscles to provide strength, length and tone in pursuit of living life with more ease and energy! Kristin is thoughtful to detail and creates focused variations for clients with injury, chronic pain, specific goals or anyone who simply craves a new experience in movement.
Kristin believes that Pilates teaches the brain and body how to hold oneself fully accountable within the process of mind-body movement. This accountability creates an abundance of confidence and overall well-being.
Erin Zintek is originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she started her training under Kellie Plathe from Accent On Dance. Erin graduated from the University of Iowa with a BFA in dance. Pre-professionally and professionally Erin has danced with Charlotte Adams and Dancers, David Dorfman and Dancers, Poetic Rebound Co., and Bill Young, and Jim McGinn with Top Shake dance. During the summer of 2008, she traveled to Brazil to study capoeira and dance with the company Balé Folclórico. Besides teaching dance, Erin is a certified Pilates instructor, certified yoga instructor, and is the co-creator of The Ellové Technique®. While living in Oregon, Erin taught at studios all over the Pacific Northwest including BodyVox, Nike World Headquarters and The Portland Ballet. She was also Head Coach at Multnomah Athletic Club for the pre-professional dance company and served on the executive board for Oregon Dance Education Organization. In August 2019, Erin moved back to Wisconsin to head up the Ellové Midwest Office, and has taught Ellové workshops and masterclasses in the areas of Madison, Milwaukee, and Fox Cities. She is on the executive board for Wisconsin Dance Council, and most recently taught Ellové at the Wisconsin Dance Council 2019 conference and Dance Masters of Wisconsin in 2020.
From Chicagoland, Stephanie started her movement practice in 2014. She is a comprehensively trained Pilates teacher. In addition to her training, she participated in an apprenticeship program in Chicago where she fully immersed herself in functional movement Pilates to better help her students live pain-free. A blend of contemporary and classical pilates, she has also completed a 200 hour Hatha yoga training. Stephanie taught Pilates at a number of studios and for corporate America in private and group class settings. She is very detailed in her teaching and creates specialized sessions for her students to help reach their goals or guide them through recovery from an injury. Stephanie loves helping people become strong and mobile so they can have the ability to move freely and remain connected in their body. When Stephanie is not doing Pilates, she is spending time with her family (her new baby boy), cooking, researching continuing education with Pilates and functional movement, watching basketball, and – her latest hobby – playing golf.
As a certified Pilates trainer, Sara is passionate about coming alongside her students on their health and wellness journeys. Her own Pilates journey started years ago when she was looking to find a challenging workout regime that focused on overall body health and restoration to improve strength, flexibility, and joint mobility. She joined a local Pilates studio and couldn’t get enough.
After attending up to five classes a week for a few years, she completed the 500-hour teacher training certification program through Club Pilates and now loves working one-on-one with students to customize a specialized Pilates program that will meet their individual needs. Along with personal training, Sara has taught a variety of Pilates classes including reformer flow, cardio jump board, TRX suspension, barre fusion, and center/balance.
In addition to teaching Pilates, Sara is also a bestselling fiction author. She is an avid reader, hiker, skier, traveler, and loves living the lake life with her husband and two sons in Wisconsin.
Apprentice Pilates Teacher
Sheyrena Boswell has been a yoga and fitness instructor for more than 23 years. A nationally certified Vinyasa and Hatha yoga instructor and personal trainer (C-PT), she is also certified in teaching group exercise, step, cycling, barre, mat Pilates, kettle bells, TRX, and even fitness hooping! In addition to her many skill sets, Sheyrena leads group meditation and is certified in CPR, AED and first aid. She enjoys hiking, running, cycling and all types of dancing including ballet on pointe, tap, Middle Eastern, ballroom and more. She speaks French, and is currently a Krav Maga orange belt. Sheyrena is also an aerial artist including lyra, hammock, silks, pole sport, and, with her husband Patrick, does acro yoga. In those rare moments where she is not moving, she loves cooking and gardening, is a voracious reader, and enjoys cuddling with her 5 ½ year old Northern Inuit Husky, Mika.