Studio Owner/Director

Loralee Stephens PMA-CPT

Voted “Best Trainer”
*2010 *2013 *2014

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!

Pilates Certifications

PMA, Certified Pilates Trainer 2009
Integrated Balance, LLC – Comprehensive Studio Certification 2006
PHI Mat & Reformer
SSW Mat

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

Additional Certifications

CPR
Personal Trainer & Aerobic Instructor, AFAA
Spinning Instructor, Maddog
TRX Group Trainer

Pilates & TRX Instructors

Loryn Stanley

Studio Manager, Certified Pilates 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.

Laurie Conley

Certified 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.

Meredith Klapheke

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”

Nancy Ware

Certified Pilates Instructor

Certified TRX Instructor

Nancy has been a fitness fan for most of her life. When Align added TRX, she was hooked! Nancy began teaching TRX at Align in 2011 and has successfully completed all the requirements for her full Studio Certification through Integrated Balance, LLC. After many years of working in finance, she decided to pursue her dream of helping others achieve their health and fitness goals. Nancy’s fitness philosophy is, “You are never too old or too out of shape to start changing your life. So start today!” Nancy is a graduate of Western Kentucky University and lives in Smiths Grove with her husband and two dogs.

Yoga Instructors

Katherine Holmes

Yoga Program Director

Yoga Alliance Certified Power Vinyasa Yoga Teacher 200 E-RYT

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

Nancy Ware

Certified Pilates Instructor, TRX, & Yoga 200 RYT

Nancy Ware first earned her Pilates certification through Integrated Balance. After many years of home practice and deep love for yoga, Nancy earned her RYT-200 from Mindful Motion Yoga Center in Goodlettsville ,Tennessee and is registered with Yoga Alliance. She also holds a B.A. In Psychology & Sociology from Western Kentucky University.

“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)

Rebbecca Brown

Rebbecca Brown began a daily yoga practice when she moved to NYC in 2007. Since then, she has realized how a regular physical practice can deeply and positively affect the mind. After completing her teacher training in 2010 under the guidance of Raghunath and Sondra Loring at Sadhana Yoga in Hudson, Rebbecca began teaching hot vinyasa classes that incorporate an inclusive and challenging style accessible to all levels of practitioners. Emphasizing core-building and athleticism through an energetic flow, her classes are designed to be dynamic and accessible. Her students are very often inspired by her non-judgmental manner and warm strength. In the Spring of 2013, she was awarded a Fulbright-Nehru Visiting Lectureship, and taught at Kannur University in Kerala, India. While in India, she also studied Buddhism at Tushita Institute. A teacher at heart, and an avid lover of learning, she was a professor at Hunter College for seven years before moving to Bowling Green to teach at Western Kentucky University. She is also a writer and musician, and believes in the enduring power of creative transformations. Rebbecca has her 200 Hour Teacher Training Certification from Sadhana Yoga in Hudson, NY in 2010.

Spin Instructors

Charlotte Napier

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

Michelle Darnell