Kinesis Pilates Staff

Our team is comprised of some of the most highly trained teachers in the fitness industry—averaging 1000 hours of training and building upon that with post-graduate studies and workshops. We are compelled by the power of Pilates and committed to the success of our clients.

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Sophia Briegleb, owner and Nationally Certified Pilates teacher

Sophia fell in love with Pilates after using it to heal eight years of chronic hip and SI joint pain, when nothing else had helped.  She has a B.S. in Sports Medicine, a M.S. in Neuroscience, was certified as a Strength and Conditioning Coach in 2003, and taught Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology at the Community College of Denver and Metropolitan State University of Denver.  In 2016, she graduated from the 950-hour Advanced Teacher Training Program at The Pilates Center in Boulder and became a Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) Certified Pilates Teacher.  She initially opened Kinesis Pilates in her home and in June of 2017, moved the studio to The Stanley Marketplace. Sophia is a Host Advisor for The Pilates Center, and welcomes students to complete internship hours for their training program. 

In 2018, she completed the Kathy Grant Heritage Training, which equips her with tools to help all clients better understand the movement skills necessary to execute Pilates well.  Sophia loves learning and seeks out a variety of continuing education experiences, including Masters Week and The Lost Treasures archival exercises workshop at The Pilates Center and Irene Dowd workshops on joints like the shoulders, hips and knees. She is also currently working through all the Movement Science Made Simple courses, and has completed the leg, breathing and core, and head/neck/shoulders courses. Sophia specializes in not just teaching the Pilates repertoire of exercises, but rather using them to teach you how to move better.  She helps you learn how to efficiently and effectively move your whole body in your sessions, as well as how to transfer that into your daily life.  

Sophia teaches Mondays through Saturdays, and can be reached at sophia@kinesispilatesdenver.com.


Kim Zachar, Nationally certified pilates Teacher

Kim has always been active with outdoor activities like skiing and cycling, as well as visiting the gym.  She started doing Pilates in 2006 to help with imbalances and weakness in the shoulder and back during swimming.  Pilates corrected this initial issue, and created improvements in strength and flexibility throughout her body.  She realized Pilates is unique.  It is gentler on the body and builds strength in all muscle groups – large and small!   A few years ago, Kim broke her hip in a bicycle accident, and Pilates was instrumental in her recovery. She uses Pilates to manage osteoarthritis and pain in the hip, as well as to maintain joint mobility and strength.  

Kim wrapped up a career in software technology sales in January 2016 and began pursing Pilates full time.  She graduated from the 950-hour Advanced Teacher Training Program at The Pilates Center in Boulder in 2017 and became certified through the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA).  In 2019, she completed the post-graduate Kathy Grant Heritage Training. She continues her education with regular workshops—including ones on anatomy, postnatal Pilates, specific joints like the shoulders and hips, and Movement Science Made Simple courses. Kim believes Pilates is a powerful lifelong fitness method and is excited to share it with others.  

Kim teaches on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.  She can be reached at kim@kinesispilatesdenver.com.


Jennifer Clayton, Teacher

Jennifer is a Colorado native and a mom.  She started her Pilates practice after her ballet teacher suggested she give it a try, and has been practicing for over 18 years.  She completed a comprehensive pre-certification in classical Pilates at Pilates Aligned before pursuing her Advanced Certificate at The Pilates Center in Boulder in 2016. She continues her education with workshops in back pain and post-natal Pilates.

Jennifer likes to teach Pilates exercises in a doable, all-inclusive manner.  She wants you to leave feeling lifted and grounded at the same time so that you can take on anything.

Jennifer teaches on Sundays, and is available to teach in Spanish. She can be reached at jennifer@kinesispilatesdenver.com.


Katie Medved, Teacher

Katie fell in love with movement through studying acting and dance from a young age. She discovered Pilates in 2012 while pursuing acting in New York City. She wanted to gain a deeper understanding of how her body worked in order to drop into her characters on stage, but Pilates was so much more than that! While Pilates helped her on stage, it also allowed her freedom of movement and strength in her daily life - making her skiing, backpacking, and biking adventures much more enjoyable. In 2017, she moved home to Colorado and began the Intermediate Plus training program at The Pilates Center in Boulder. She graduated from the 600-hour training program in 2018. Since then, she has completed an anatomy workshop with Pilates applications. Katie feels her understanding and knowledge of Pilates will never end and is thrilled she can teach others the joy that comes with "returning to life."

Katie teaches on Mondays through Fridays, and the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month. She can be reached at katie@kinesispilatesdenver.com.


Chris Campbell, teacher

Chris discovered Pilates in 2015; she is forever changed.  Before finding Pilates, Chris’s workout routine involved blood-pumping group weight training and cardio classes.  Despite “being in shape,” she continued to be plagued with consistent aches and pains, endured a broken foot, torn wrist-ligament, a bulging disc and had an undiagnosed 8-year old diastasis.  In 2015, she had the opportunity to become one of Sophia’s first students. Practicing Pilates regularly, Chris learned to move better and understand her body’s nuances. In only a few short months, she was able to heal her body, correct movements and is now pain free. Chris even converted her husband, and they bought a reformer and other Pilates equipment for their home gym. 

After dreaming about Pilates day and night, Chris began the 950-hour Advanced Teacher Training Program in Boulder and graduated in the summer of 2019.  She has also completed an anatomy workshop with Pilates applications. Through her teaching and love of Pilates, Chris is inspired to help others improve their strength and movement, prevent injuries, and rehabilitate ailments. 

Chris teaches Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. She can be reached at chris@kinesispilatesdenver.com.


Interested in working at Kinesis Pilates?  Email sophia@kinesispilatesdenver.com.