Hot Pilates

This class is taught by:

Amy Frank

Born and raised in New Jersey, Amy Frank developed her love of movement and all things kinetic at an early age. She started her training in classical ballet which she continued through college and after as a hobby. A graduate of Tufts University, she studied Child Psychology and Advertising and joined the rat race in New York City sitting at a desk for long hours. Pilates, yoga and running did more than keep her healthy. Each exercise was a moving meditation in which she could process emotion, let go of every day stress and cultivate the connection between body and mind.

After moving to South Florida and having children, she discovered Hot Yoga and immediately recognized the benefits she received from her practice both on and off of the mat.

Life gave her a second opportunity to pursue the path she felt she was always meant for: a career incorporating her passion for yoga, love for anatomy and desire to help others. Since completing her 200 RYT training with Jimmy Barkan of the Barkan Method, she has been guiding others to let go of negativity and open their hearts to their own inner strength.

Amy believes that the real yoga happens when you walk outside the studio. Her goal is to connect with her students on a personal level to help them quiet their mind, focus on their alignment and stay present. Exercise is more than just staying physically fit; it is about nurturing mental health, growth, transformation and healing… all while having fun and smiling.

Kelsey Coggins

As the daughter of a dancer turned Dolphins Cheerleader Kelsey has a love of dance that runs through her veins. She trained from a young age at Heidi and Joe Melchiona's Dance Center and went to Coral Reef Senior High School to attend their prestigious Magnet Dance Program. After becoming a mother, she discovered Barre-style fitness as a client and pursued it as a career shortly after. Kelsey had the privilege and advantage of training under April Clendenin, whose classical ballet training, attention to detail, and tough-love attitude towards her clients makes her one of the best in the business. Kelsey's journey in fitness led her to a Hot Pilates Certification through Evolution Yoga. Her classes are high-energy, self-reflecting, and a full body work out.

April Pulli

April is originally from Long Island, New York and has always had a passion for fitness and staying active. She started teaching group fitness classes as a part time job while in college. After graduating, April pursued a career in fashion in New York City but her love for fitness was always there. She continued to teach part time, it was her “fun job” her release from the daily grind of New York City. As an Instructor for over 30 years,April has obtained multiple certifications such as AFAA group fitness,Spinning,Booty Barre,P90X,Bootcamp,Mat Pilates and POUND. In 1997 April moved to South Florida,she lives in Parkland with her husband and daughter. April continues to stay active and loves teaching and sharing her knowledge of fitness with others.

Maria Nazaryeva

Originally from the Russian Ural Mountains. Maria has been living in the USA (Northern Virginia) for 4 years. She has been working with the USA Aerobics Gymnastics national team. She has trained multiple international and national champions.
Maria has been doing gymnastics for over 15 years. She is in love with the active sports lifestyle.

Maria has competed at the highest levels of national and international competitions and has worked with the great professionals all around the world, Maria is excited to bring the best of fitness and body weight training standards to Evolution Yoga.

April Clendenin

April has always had a passion for dance. She started lessons at the Dance Arts Centre in Melbourne, Florida at the age of 3 years old. At 15, April moved away from her family to the The Harid Conservatory, the prestigious professional ballet training school for gifted young high school dancers in Boca Raton, Florida. For three years, she trained under Marjorie Tallchief and other notable dance instructors. She has performed roles such as Juliet from Romeo and Juliet, The Dying Swan, Dew Drop and Sugar Plum Fairy from the Nutcracker as well as Titania from A Midsummer’s Night Dream. During the summers off from high school, April studied at the Pacific Northwest Ballet in Seattle, Washington. After graduating from The Harid Conservatory and Spanish River High School in 1994 she settled in Orlando, Florida where she studied under Russell Sultzbach at the School of the Performing Arts and Valencia College. April made such an impression in the dance community that she was nominated for several awards as a teenager. She was nominated for the “Princess Grace Award” and won the Rebecca Ann Wright Classical Ballet Scholarship at the Children’s Community Theater of the Performing Arts at 14 years old. April was born in Homestead, Florida and moved back to South Florida in 2014 with her husband and two boys.

Adriana Lee

Adriana was first introduced to yoga at the age of nine, then again at 13, and again and again until finally the practice stuck with her like glue. Yoga taught her to see past the delusions and illusions of this life. It showed her the sweetness hidden beneath the gears of the daily grind. At 23, Adriana packed her bags and went to Spain for her 200 Hour RYT in Vinyasa Yoga at Frog Lotus Yoga's center Suryalila. She returned to her hometown Las Vegas, NV and studied an additional 50 hours of Forrest yoga under Heba Saab of HIBS Yoga. She continued her training with Heba by assisting and acting as a mentor to her 200 Hour trainees. Truly, she keeps learning every time she steps on to the mat. Her intention when she teaches is to share what she's learned about the magic of movement, and the bliss of being.
Balls, bands, and light weights and more are used in this high-intensity class to assist in creating proper form and to intensify certain exercises. This class uses the technique of traditional mat pilates and the intensity of cardio intervals to create a whole body workout. 95 degrees with 40% humidity.

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Aug 20 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Amy Frank
  • Mon Aug 20 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Kelsey Coggins
  • Tue Aug 21 9:00 am - 10:00 am with April Pulli
  • Tue Aug 21 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Maria Nazaryeva
  • Wed Aug 22 9:00 am - 10:00 am with April Clendenin
  • Wed Aug 22 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Maria Nazaryeva
  • Thu Aug 23 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Kelsey Coggins
  • Thu Aug 23 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Kelsey Coggins
  • Thu Aug 23 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Adriana Lee
  • Fri Aug 24 9:15 am - 10:15 am with April Pulli
  • Fri Aug 24 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm with April Clendenin
  • Sat Aug 25 9:30 am - 10:30 am with April Clendenin
  • Sat Aug 25 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Kelsey Coggins
  • Sun Aug 26 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Adriana Lee