Loralee Stephens PMA-CPT
Voted “Best Trainer”
*2010 *2013 *2014 *2017
PMA®-CPT Loralee is a Certified Pilates Trainer and in good standing with the Pilates Method Alliance, the only international organization that defines the parameter of Pilates teaching and expertise. The PMA is dedicated to protecting the quality of the profession and protecting the public by establishing certification standards for Pilates professionals. She has been committed to the fitness industry since 1993. Over the past 18 years she has been involved with all facets of the industry from group aerobics instructor, personal trainer, fitness director & club manager. In 2000 she found and feel in love with the Pilates method and has been a full time studio owner since 2006. She is dedicated to furthering her knowledge of Pilates by continuing to study under different teachers with a variety of approaches. The Spot is based on the belief that our clients’ needs are of the utmost importance. Loralee along with her instructors are dedicated to meeting those needs.
Loralee & Laurie (Pilates Instructor) joined forces to bring a Pilates Teacher Training Program to The Spot. They work as a team and both oversee the program as Co-Directors launching the first Teacher Training Program August of 2015!
PMA, Certified Pilates Trainer 2009
Integrated Balance, LLC – Comprehensive Studio Certification 2006
PHI Mat & Reformer
Specialty Pilates/Movement Training
Mat w/ Props, Pilates for Scoliosis, Pilates for Athletes, Pilates for Men, Pilates Jumpboarding, Stretch Out Strap, Posture/Movement Analysis, Pilates for the Shoulder, Ron Fletcher: Towel, Floorwork, Spine Corrector & Reformer, Advanced Chair, Advanced Cadillac, Bosu, Flexibility, EXO Chair, Anatomy in Clay
Personal Trainer & Aerobic Instructor, AFAA
Spinning Instructor, Maddog
TRX Group Trainer
Studio Manager, Certified Pilates Instructor
TRX & Aerial Instructor
Loryn has been practicing Pilates almost 5 years now after seeking out a routine that would allow mindful movements to strengthen and balance her body. After just a few classes, she was hooked, noticing some major changes in her body, even some pain release out of her lower back, stronger core, posture improvements. She went on to get her Mat I certification at Willow Studio in Nashville, TN. She continued her training here at The Spot completing Mat I & II certification followed by a current training in Reformer I & II, Chair, Tower, Cadillac and Barrel. Loryn is excited to continue teaching, learning and growing along the way to help her clients improve posture, strengthen and balance their body to live a happy and healthy life.
Certified & Senior Pilates Instructor
Born and raised in Ft. Thomas Ky, my husband, Joe and I moved to Bowling Green from Lexington 20 years ago and this is where we call home. We have three wonderful boys, Patrick (23), Will (21) and Brian (18). I have been blessed to be a stay-at-home mom for many years and as the kids got older and less needy I was looking for something to fill the void but still allow me to do what I love doing most, being a Mom. Pilates has been that outlet for me. I began taking Pilates ten years ago and each time I visited the studio I was more committed to pursuing Pilates certification which would enable me to teach and share with others the great benefits of this wonderful form of exercise. Having been an avid exerciser my entire life, I was drawn to Pilates because it truly is the most challenging yet rewarding form of exercise I’ve ever experienced. Pilates challenges not only your body’s mobility, stability and strength, it challenges your mind and spirit to connect with your body in order to achieve a higher level of fitness. I have completed my full studio certification through Integrated Balance,LLC and teach mat as well as all equipment classes at The Spot.
Certified Pilates Instructor
Meredith has been passionate about fitness, movement and dance for as long as she can remember. After taking 15 years of ballet and dance, she fell in love with Pilates and barre as a way to stay connected with dance while also staying toned and lean. After having a baby recently she decided to pursue her interest as a career by embarking on the Integrated Balance, LLC Pilates teacher training program. Meredith has successfully completed all the requirements for her full Studio Certification. “Pilates can transform your body and mind in a way no other form of exercise can…it is truly amazing and is perfect for all shapes, sizes and ages. I love that anyone can do it and everyone can see and feel results”
Certified Pilates & TRX Instructor
Registered Yoga Teacher 500 & E-RYT 200
“Physically, I have never felt as strong as when yoga accompanies my Pilates practice. A healthy combination of the two makes me feel so alive and connected to my mind and body in my everyday existence.”
It was her love of movement and desire to help others in reaching their goals that inspired her to teach. Using compassion, a sense of humor, and with respect for what each individual can accomplish, Nancy empowers students to simultaneously love who they are, and strive for who they wish to become.
Nancy’s Teaching Style: Vinyasa, Breath-to-Movement, Alignment Based, Sense of Humor, Challenging but accessible for all (props & modifications)
Certified Pilates Instructor
MacKenzie started practicing Pilates in 2011 when her modeling agent recommended Pilates as the best way to lengthen and tone her body. She loved the practice so much she pursued her Pilates teacher certification here at The Spot completing her Mat I & II certifications in 2016. Mackenzie lives in Bowling Green with her husband Andrew and five month of daughter, Zella.
Yoga Program Director & Senior Instructor
Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher 500 & E-RYT 200
Katherine unrolled her mat for the first time in 2012. Before she even finished her first Vinyasa class, she fell in love with the connection and fluidity of breath to movement flow. Having been a dancer her whole life, yoga felt intuitive in her body and filled her with a peace she had yet to know. She knew right away that becoming a yoga instructor was her next step.
She received her 200 Hour Power Vinyasa Yoga certification in 2014 in Denver, Colorado where she also managed a locally owned, boutique studio. Her yoga teacher lineage stems from Baptiste Power Yoga and devotional Bhakti yoga. In Katherine’s yoga classes you can expect to move, sweat, and flow through a creatively sequenced Vinyasa (breath-to-movement) style. Though Katherine typically offers a Power Vinyasa class, she also enjoys teaching Yin yoga -a perfect balance of water for a firey vinyasa practice.
For Katherine, yoga is more than a physical practice -it is a life practice. One that we embody on our mat and bring with us into the world. She believes that as we discover our strength through asana, we build courage in the world around us. She has recently returned to her hometown, Bowling Green, Kentucky to instruct and manage the Spot. While settling in her roots, she continues to grow and develop her personal yoga practice while also exploring other styles of fitness.
Katherine’s Teaching Style: Grounding, Intuitive, Challenging, Inspiring, Breath-Focused
Nicole’s Teaching Style: Alignment-Focused, Explorative, Mindful, Strong, Philosophical
Children’s Yoga Teacher
Certified Yoga Teacher RYT 200
Lisa Bale had her first yoga experience in 2001. She was 22-years-old when she had a conversation with a friend about yoga. That was when Lisa decided that she wanted to give it a try. One VHS tape and 60 minutes later, she was hooked!
“I just loved the way I felt at the end of the yoga video. Even after years of aerobic exercising, I had never made that breath-to-movement connection! I knew, at that moment, that I wanted I learn more about yoga,” says Lisa. For 16 years, she practiced at home or enjoyed taking classes. Lisa started practicing yoga out of curiosity, but her love for the exercise evolved over the years. What began as an appreciation for the breath-to-movement method has expanded to gratitude for the teachings of yoga – and how yoga impacts her life off of the mat.
As Lisa continues her yoga journey and embarks on her teaching path, she hopes make yoga inclusive and approachable to people of all ages and skill levels. She believes that yoga has a place in everyone’s life. If Lisa could give her yoga teaching style a logo, it would be, “Yoga with a heart. Yoga with consciousness. Yoga for everyone.”
Lisa’s Teaching Style: Playful, Thoughtful, Approachable, Inclusive, Joyful
Certified Yoga Teacher RYT 200
Erica’s philosophy teaches with attention to alignment, guiding her students with compassion and humor so that they can gain knowledge, awareness and understanding of themselves through their practice.
For Erica, yoga is not just about being flexible…Yoga is about uncovering who you really are. It’s about being kind to yourself so that you can be kind to others. It’s about slowing down to get strong. It’s about breathing, moving and remembering to smile.
Erica completed her 220 RYT in September of 2017 and is Yoga Alliance registered. Erica is dedicated to growing and learning in her practice as well as her teaching to better help others with posture, breathing, and balance…on and off the mat.
Erica’s Teaching Style: Mindful, Intentional, Inclusive, Growing, Student-Focused
Certified Yoga Teacher RYT 200
For Liz Stevenson the practice of yoga offers a space to quiet the mind, strengthen the body, and heal from stress and trauma. She was first introduced to yoga while living in Ann Arbor, Michigan through a DVD during her first pregnancy in 2011, but her primary form of fitness was Crossfit and Olympic Weight Lifting. After pregnancy Liz returned to yoga for post-partum support and discovered Pilates.
When her family moved to Bowling Green in 2013 one of the first things Liz did was begin practicing Pilates with Loralee Stephens, the founder and owner of The Spot. It wasn’t until 2016 while she was working on a project in Maryland that Liz reconnected with yoga and made it her goal to become a certified yoga instructor. The opportunity to achieve that goal came through The Spot in the spring of 2017 with E-RYT Cortni Saunders of Mindful Motion Yoga in Goodlettsville, TN.
Liz teaches yoga with a highly focused emphasis on alignment and functional movement. In her teaching she integrates the rich spiritual teachings of yoga through mantra, affirmation, and meditation. Liz sees yoga as a healing practice and as an invitation to improve the body, mind and spirit.
Liz’s teaching style: Gentle and Deep, Functional, Adaptive, Vinyasa, Inward Focused.
Spin Program Director
Certified Spin Director Madd Dog Athletics
Continued Education in Kickboxing, Pilates, & Indorow Certified.
As a wife, mother of three, and real estate professional Charlotte realized a long time ago that fitness gave her the energy and focus in her day to day life to be happy, healthy, and productive. She began as a reluctant runner and then added workouts in the gym. Within a year her entire life had changed as a result. She ran my first marathon that year, was certified to teach spinning, kickboxing, and Pilates. Every aspect of her life was touched and she realized what a passion she had for helping others realize what was inside them as well. Charlotte has been guiding spin classes for over 15 years and loves to see people of all ages and physical abilities see positive results as they challenge themselves on the spin bikes. Her goal as a fitness instructor is to inspire and encourage others to reach their physical goals to enrich every part of life.
Charlotte’s Teaching Style: Training with purpose, passion, and intensity
Certified Spin Instructor
Certified Yoga Teacher RYT 200
Michelle attended WKU and received a BS and MS in Exercise Science and Exercise Physiology. Over the years she has taught almost everything but always comes back to spinning, yoga and body pump as they are her favorites. Michelle has taught spinning on and off for years; spinning is even where she met her husband.
Certified TRX & Kick-Boxing Instructor