Sydney Soschin
Sydney SoschinOwner, Instructor
Sydney Soschin is the founder and owner of The Pilates Krewe.
Sydney is comprehensively trained and certified by Balanced Body, is a member of the Pilates Method Alliance, has completed more than 500 hours of Pilates training, and has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Arizona. She has also completed the TRX suspension training certification.
Sydney-At-A-Glance:
Certification:
Balanced Body Comprehensive
Originally From:
Saratoga, CA
Favorite Food:
Chinese Food from San Francisco or Peking Inn Gourmet in Virginia
Fun Fact:
I have child-sized feet.
Dream Trip:
African Safari
Greatest Feat:
Teaching 100 mat Pilates classes during COVID… I’m pretty proud of starting The Pilates Krewe and making two really great little humans.
Spirit Animal:
Narwhal
Hobbies:
Button collecting, fashion, travel, and over-the-top cooking
Dream Lunch With:
Joan Rivers
Best Day Ever: Paris: insane cappuccino and croissant, then going to Les Puces (Paris Flea Market), followed by a lovely dinner… maybe Jules Verne at the Eiffel Tower.
Favorite part about being an instructor: Being able to help guide clients to the best version of themselves.
What three things would you want if marooned on an island: A great swimsuit, awesome food, and my phone (with awesome cell service & my Kindle app).
When not working in the Krewe, I’m… Baking, cooking, painting, planning travel, and being a momma
More about our founder:
Sydney started her career in the world of fashion and special events in San Francisco, and after about a decade of special events, decided to become a mom and stay at home to raise her son. From 2010-2016, Sydney suffered numerous shoulder dislocations which resulted in two painful shoulder surgeries. It was during the most recent course of physical therapy that she was introduced to Pilates. Like most moms, Sydney struggled with staying fit and being healthy. Through Pilates, Sydney was able to bounce back, become full of life, and was inspired to reboot her outlook. Pilates was the answer – helping build core strength, improving mobility to reduce injury, and paving the way for a clearer, more focused mind.
Sydney enjoys spending time with her wonderful son, adorable baby girl, and witty husband, biking around South Tampa, collecting antique buttons, and theme park sessions throughout Florida as a family. Sydney was born and raised in Northern California. Sydney is passionate about Pilates fitness and helping men and women from all walks of life, improve the quality of their lives, one day at a time.
Bella Sumner
Bella SumnerRegional Manager, Instructor
Bella would love to have a chance to have lunch with Winston Churchill. She might bring up topics like dolphins, growing up in Denver, or just different dog breeds. I’m sure Churchill would enjoy her company! Our Balanced-Body-Certified Bella also dreams of scuba-diving in the Great Barrier Reef when she’s not munching on tacos and margaritas with her beau and mom. Take a class from Bella and say hi!
Bella-At-A-Glance:
Certification:
Balanced Body, Cycle, 200 RYT
Originally From:
Denver, Colorado
Favorite Food:
Tacos & Margaritas
Fun Fact:
Walked on fire 9 times
Dream Trip:
Australia / Great Barrier Reef
Greatest Feat:
Solo traveled Europe for 3 months
Spirit Animal:
Dolphin
Best Day Ever:
On the beach or a boat with friends, family, and good food.
Dream Lunch:
Winston Churchill
Favorite part about being an instructor:
Being able to support people with their movement and bodies. I found Pilates because I needed support with some injuries, as did my mom; and it was the best way to move. Having those nicely toned arms was a nice plus.
What three things would you want if marooned on an island?
Brush, Nook e-reader, and…
When not working in the Krewe, I’m…
Riding bikes, hanging with my boyfriend or mom, out on a boat, chasing after dolphins, walking my pup, escaping to the mountains, and finding new food spots.
Samantha Barker
Samantha BarkerInstructor
Bio coming soon!
Christal Beattie
Christal BeattieInstructor
Bio coming soon!
Becca Borstmayer
Becca BorstmayerInstructor
Originally trained as a nurse, Becca poured her passion for helping others into a new career focused on fitness after obtaining her nursing degree. Now, as a certified Pilates instructor, this Texas-born doggo mom will get you fit while sharing stories of her bad beats in the card room.
Becca-At-A-Glance:
Certification:
Certified Pilates Instructor through the International Teacher Training Accredited School of the PMA; BSN, RN
Originally From:
Texas
Favorite Food:
French Fries
Fun Fact:
I have a degree in nursing but decided to pursue Pilates instead. I played Collegiate Softball for part of college too.
Dream Trip:
Greece / Italy / Spain
Greatest Feat:
Deciding to change careers and move halfway across the country to pursue what I wanted!
Spirit Animal:
Golden Doodle
Hobbies:
Poker
Dream Lunch With:
Jennifer Aniston
Best Day Ever:
Taking a pilates class, eating some good french fries, being by the beach, or traveling somewhere [I’m a simple gal]
Favorite part about being an instructor:
Pushing people and seeing how much they can accomplish because I know they can handle more than they think they can.
What three things would you want if marooned on an island:
Snacks (lots), swiss army knife, survival book
When not working in the Krewe, I’m…
Hanging with my puppy and boyfriend, playing poker, or at the beach
Meredith Danford
Meredith DanfordInstructor
Meredith is a Tampa-born mother of two humans and two quadrupeds. This coffee-loving fitness fanatic gets inspired by training young athletes and helping folks reach their fitness goals they previously thought were unattainable.
Meredith-At-A-Glance:
Certification:
NCEP Holistic nutritionist, NCEP personal trainer, Schwinn certified, TRIBE trainer
Originally From:
Tampa, FL
Favorite Food:
Chocolate
Fun Fact:
I gained 100 lbs. with not one but BOTH my babies. (And then lost the weight thanks to Pilates!)
Dream Trip:
Mykonos, Greece
Greatest Feat:
Surviving more than one near-death moment.
Spirit Animal:
Dogs
Best Day Ever:
My best day would start out with really great coffee, include a long walk or jog by the water, some family time (doing anything), and then some time for me and my girlfriends.
Hobbies:
It’s fitness (please don’t hate me!) Also, I love helping young (tween/teen) athletes train!
Dream Lunch With:
My Mom
Favorite part about being an instructor:
Helping people who have given up; working with athletes and watching them progress.
What three things would you want if marooned on an island:
Computer, reformer, my family.
When not working in the Krewe, I’m…
At dance or hockey practices with the kiddos.
Rachel DeLany
Rachel DeLanyInstructor
Rachel is a South Tampa native who channels her love of fitness into each class she leads. By day, you’ll find Rachel talking tech, living an active life around the Bay Area, or just monkeying around.
Rachel-At-A-Glance:
Originally From:
Tampa
Favorite Food:
Seafood or Cajun Food
Fun Fact:
I have an identical twin sister, Lauren, who lives in Atlanta.
Dream Trip:
I’d love to see the Northern Lights!
Greatest Feat:
Buying my first house!
Spirit Animal:
A Monkey! I’m silly, playful, and love being in a group 🙂
Best Day Ever:
Take the dogs for a walk, do a Pilates class, spend the day at the beach with my friends/loved ones and end it with a great meal somewhere.
Hobbies:
Pilates, Traveling, Concerts, Anything outdoors or active honestly.
Dream Lunch With:
Ruth Bader Ginsberg
Favorite part about being an instructor:
I love connecting with clients and watching them progress in their practice. It’s very rewarding to watch clients get stronger and more in tune with their bodies.
What three things would you want if marooned on an island:
A fully loaded Kindle, deodorant LOL, and a picture of my family.
When not working in the Krewe, I’m…
I work in sales for a tech company!
Alison Dillon
Alison DillonInstructor
Bio coming soon!
Kayla Eckstein
Kayla EcksteinInstructor
Kayla is a Boca-born (and thus Florida native) who discovered pilates after injuring her lower back. With her mother’s career in fitness as her muse, Kayla trained with Balanced Body for her certification. She’s a fur-momma to a lovely French bulldog named Luna. Come say hi to Kayla for your next class!
Kayla-At-A-Glance:
Certification:
Balanced Body, 200 RYT
Originally From:
Boca Raton, Florida
Favorite Food:
Tacos
Fun Fact:
Skydiver
Dream Trip:
New Zealand
Greatest Feat:
Performing at the Straz Center
Spirit Animal:
Dolphin
Best Day Ever:
Start with a sunrise walk on the beach, a good iced matcha or coffee, Pilates class, shopping with my best friends (mom included), ending the day with a sunset boat ride with my boyfriend and pup.
Dream Lunch
Gabby Bernstein
Favorite part about being an instructor:
Helping people post-injury return to themselves.
What three things would you want if marooned on an island?
Journal, Hammock, and my Frenchie Luna.
When not working in the Krewe, I’m…
I am with playing with my Frenchie, exploring new food spots, walking by the water, face timing my family, cooking, working at Lululemon, and chasing sunsets.
Gina Feeney
Gina FeeneyInstructor
As soon as she could, Gina migrated south and east to Florida in an effort to escape Indiana winters. That was 21 years ago! While her family all lives up north and in the Midwest, she is surrounded by friends and beloved cats, Luna & Soleil, here in Tampa.
Gina-At-A-Glance:
Certification:
Balanced Body Comprehensive
Originally From:
Hammond, Indiana
Favorite Food:
Nachos, Mac & Chees
Fun Fact:
Played in the Little League World Series of Softball in 1993
Dream Trip:
Maldives
Greatest Feat:
The best is yet to come!
Spirit Animal:
Small but might, the animal spirit for someone born December 30th is the elephant shrew. The elephant shrew is hardworking and thrives in any environment. I have some big feet to fill! Traits are successful, responsible, self-discipline, hard-working, family-oriented, and practical.
Hobbies:
I really enjoy movement/exercise
Dream Lunch With:
Joe Pilates (We can skip lunch and have a session instead!)
Best Day Ever:
Biking, paddle boarding, a beach day that starts a dawn and ends dusk; with a big, delicious meal to follow.
Favorite part about being an instructor:
My favorite part of being a Pilates Instructor is when a client realizes that they are gaining real life skills by consistently practicing Pilates. And in return, I am inspired to do better for myself and my clients to be successful with the advanced exercises.
What three things would you want if marooned on an island:
Endless supply of ice, paddle board, and sunscreen.
When not working in the Krewe, I’m…
Working as an MRI Technologist at a special Tampa hospital.
Nicole Garcia
Nicole GarciaInstructor
Bio coming soon!
Jennette Maxwell
Jennette MaxwellInstructor
Jennette is a Florida native and proud owner of a Super Bowl XXXVII ring and mother of two very active young boys. She loves the performing arts and reminisces about her amazing Hawaii honeymoon with her husband.
Jennette-At-A-Glance:
Certification:
500-Hours of Pilates Teacher Training
Originally From:
Lakeland, FL
Favorite Food:
Cuban
Fun Fact:
I spent four seasons with the NFL as a Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleader to include Super Bowl XXXVII. Yes, I have a Super Bowl ring.
Dream Trip:
Back to Hawaii
Greatest Feat:
I was a University of South Florida Sundoll and an accomplished musician.
Spirit Animal:
Wolf
Best Day Ever:
Spa day with my mom and best friends.
Hobbies:
Reading historical fiction and biographies, baking cupcakes, decorating, snow skiing, family time on the boat and at the beach.
Dream Lunch With:
Dolly Parton
Favorite part about being an instructor:
Being a part of a client’s mind and body transformation. It’s exciting to be a part of their journey.
What three things would you want if marooned on an island:
Sunscreen, glasses, iPad (with WIFI).
When not working in the Krewe, I’m…
A wife and a mama to two very active young boys. You’ll find me scootering around town on my micro scooter trying to catch up to my kids!
Jessica McDaniel
Jessica McDanielInstructor
Originally from Brooklyn, NY, she fuhgoddaboudit and headed south to Tampa, FL where during one fateful Gasparilla she met her husband and the rest was history. A few years later, Jess is a proud mom of three who dreams of sleeping in, loves family time, and always makes time for her friends and hubby.
Jess-At-A-Glance:
Certification:
Peak Pilates Comprehensive
Originally From:
Brooklyn, NY
Favorite Food:
Pizza & Bagels
Fun Fact:
Met husband at Gasparilla
Dream Trip:
Australia
Greatest Feat:
Being a mom of 3!
Spirit Animal:
Manatee
Favorite part about being an instructor:
Watching clients move in unison during classes and seeing clients fall in love with Pilates.
What three things would you want if marooned on an island?
Mascara, pizza, book
When not working in the Krewe, I’m…
Working as a program coordinator GiGi’s Playhouse, running around with my three kiddos, and avoiding housework.
Veronica Pulido
Veronica PulidoInstructor
Born and raised in Tampa, Florida, this true Bay Area native credits her devotion to family as her greatest passion and crowning achievement. After more than 26 years of marriage, Veronica is proud of her two children (18 and 20 years old) and the healing power of Pilates that she delivers daily to her clients.
Veronica-At-A-Glance:
Certification:
Balanced-Body
Originally From:
Tampa, FL
Favorite Food:
Peanut Butter
Dream Trip:
Hawaii
Greatest Feat:
Mom of two!
Spirit Animal:
Giraffe
Best Day Ever:
Anything involving my super handsome husband and my beautiful daughters!
Favorite part about being an instructor:
Healing people, and helping them see the beauty that they possess.
What three things would you want if marooned on an island?
Family, a bible, good bourbon.
When not working in the Krewe, I’m…
Taking care of my family.
Robin Trieschmann
Robin TrieschmannInstructor
Robin was born in our nation’s capital and is squarely devoted to all-things Pilates. In fact, as an opera and dance major in college, Robin wrote a thesis on how Pilates mat work would help improve vocal qualities and stamina, among other benefits. When not honing her craft, she’s focused on her two children (ages 2 and 4) and two dogs (pug and mix).
Robin-At-A-Glance:
Certification:
Peak, Barre, BASI, PMA
Originally From:
Washington, D.C.
Favorite Food:
Grilled Salmon
Fun Fact:
Opera & Dance Major in College
Dream Trip:
Wine Country
Greatest Feat:
I have taught Pilates at five major colleges and eight established studios in the last 12 years. I’m also proud of raising two beautiful children.
Spirit Animal:
Busy Bee
Best Day Ever:
I would start my day with a big cup of coffee. Get in a solid exercise class, such as a Pilates class or barre class. And then go wine tasting in Sonoma, California!
Hobbies:
Gardening, Antique/Thrift Shopping, Running
Dream Lunch With:
Joseph Pilates
Favorite part about being an instructor:
For me, pilates is an ever-evolving, lifelong journey. I love seeing the process of people falling in love with the method. I also enjoy the “aha moments” a client has when they feel the difference a small adjustment makes, or are finally able to master a very complicated movement. So satisfying!
What three things would you want if marooned on an island:
Wine, a fully crewed ship, and a Pilates mat.
When not working in the Krewe, I’m…
Taking care of my littles!
Jirod Web
Jirod WebInstructor
Bio coming soon!
Laura Bridges-Pereira
Laura Bridges-PereiraInstructor
Laura’s travels have produced many wonderful memories over the years. Perhaps the best souvenir from her adventures though has been a Portuguese husband! Laura is a mother of two boys (11 and 15), as well as a beautiful white miniature schnauzer, five hens, and two lizards (a gecko and a bearded dragon).
Laura-At-A-Glance:
Certification:
500 Hours of Pilates Certification (Reformer, Chair, Barrel, Mat, Cadillac, TRX)
Originally From:
Eastern Shore of Virginia
Favorite Food:
Salted cod with potatoes and greens
Fun Fact:
I helped deliver a baby (in Spanish)!
Dream Trip:
Roadtrip through South America
Greatest Feat:
Speaking four languages
Spirit Animal:
I’ve been told that I am like a honey badger, but I think my spirit animal is something more playful like a dolphin.
Best Day Ever:
Start with amazing café con leche and pastries, followed by a walk on a forested trail with my dog, a bike ride with my husband, lunch with the family, work in the garden with my family, Pilates sesh, dinner with friends, finish the night out dancing and roaming the streets (harmless shenanigans only).
Favorite part about being an instructor:
Those damn machines: creativity à gogo.
What three things would you want if marooned on an island:
Raspberries, potato chips, and sunscreen.
When not working in the Krewe, I’m…
Teaching French and Spanish to middle schoolers at Tampa Prep.
Kathy Skonieczny
Kathy SkoniecznyInstructor
An Illinois native, Kathy is a mom of three (plus two fur babies) and a wife to a lucky guy named Ben. Oh, and her babies have babies, making her a very young, active grandmom. But watch out, as this yogi-loving, marathon-running, tennis-playing Pilates instructor will give you a run for your money. Her weakness? Fajitas and massages.
Kathy-At-A-Glance:
Certification:
Pilates, Spin
Originally From:
Elmhurt, Illinois
Favorite Food:
Fajitas
Fun Fact:
Training for 1st Marathon>
Dream Trip:
Yoga retreat
Greatest Feat:
Mom of three and seeing these “kids” become great adults and parents.
Spirit Animal:
Tiger
Dream Lunch:
Fajitas with Tom Cruise
Best Day Ever:
It would start with a tennis match then a massage. Lunch with a good friend. Followed by playing with the grandkids at the beach. Would end with playing pickleball.
Favorite part about being an instructor:
Watching people who have tried other forms of workouts but have injuries and have never been able to stick to a workout. Being able to help them manage their injuries and give them a safe workout. Those are my favorite clients, who say to me they finally found something they love and can stick to.
What three things would you want if marooned on an island?
My two fur babies and a tennis racket.
When not working in the Krewe, I’m…
Playing tennis, pickleball, training for my 1st marathon.
Daniel Alexander
Daniel AlexanderGeneral Manager
Bio coming soon!
Mindy Socher
Mindy SocherMember Relations Coordinator
Bio coming soon!
Patricia Welter
Patricia Welter Pilates Education Consultant
Patricia Welter works with the owner and instructors at The Pilates Krewe to ensure that the studio takes advantage of the most current training methods according to Balanced Body. Patricia also provides our team with tips from the experts that translate into making each of their classes the best possible experience for our members – impactful, safe, and relevant.
Patricia also works with the leadership team, advising them on best practices in the Pilates industry. Patricia directly mentors Sydney, who trained under Pat. The two work together to ensure instruction is of the highest quality possible at The Pilates Krewe.
More about Patricia Welter:
Patricia, Balanced Body Master Instructor, Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher (NCPT), Certified GYROTONIC® Level 1 Instructor, Patricia is a “Second Generation Pilates Teacher” and “Lolita San Miguel Pilates Master™”. Patricia completed the Pilates Master Mentor Program with Pilates Elder Lolita San Miguel, the only living “First Generation” Pilates teacher who worked with and was certified to teach Pilates by Joseph Pilates himself. She is both a Balanced Body Pilates Master Instructor and CoreAlign Master Instructor. Patricia (along with her husband Bob) originally founded Suncoast and after 24 years has handed the reins to studio long-time instructor Allie. She continues to teach select clients and her signature group equipment class twice weekly, twice-monthly Pilates instructor training, and CoreAlign instructor training modules and workshops at Suncoast Pilates, and is an Ambassador with the American Diabetes Association. As a long-time insulin-dependent diabetic, Patricia created and teaches the specialty Pilates instructor training course Diatrology™, which discusses both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, the physiological effects, and complications of diabetes, how exercise helps to improve and control blood sugar, and teaches instructors how to train clients with diabetes.
Bob Welter
Bob WelterAdvisor, Equipment & Operations
Robert Welter is a Balanced Body Comprehensively Trained Pilates Instructor, and Certified GYROTONIC® Level 1 Instructor. At The Pilates Krewe, Bob focuses on equipment maintenance. The highly specialized Balanced Body Allegro 1 Reformer / Towers require regular maintenance to ensure a safe and proper workout. Each apparatus contains dozens of parts including springs, ropes, screens, and wheels that all must be inspected and serviced regularly. Doing so reduces the risk of injury, prolongs the life of the equipment, and ensures a safe and optimal workout. Bob oversees all equipment maintenance and advises the studio on all related matters. 
Your Name Here
Your Name HereFuture Instructor
The Pilates Krewe is always looking to add amazing instructors to our team. Do you have an awesome personality, a positive vibe, good karma, a focus on wellness and fitness, and an interest in pursuing a career in Pilates instruction? If so, let’s chat. Contact us to learn more about our instructor development program in partnership with the leading training and certification program in Florida.