Grace Ranson is the owner of Momentum Pilates Studio. Grace is classically trained through Power Pilates and is fully certified on all apparatus and mat work, beginner through advanced. She is trained in Contemporary Pilates on the Reformer with STOTT. She is also certified in Barre and Integral Yoga. She has over 500 hours of study in Yoga with certification in Hatha I, Hatha II (Intermediate), Prenatal, Postnatal and Integral Yoga. She has studied Yoga in both the United States and in India.Grace enjoys teaching all levels of participants, but mostly to those who are willing to learn and enjoy their own strengths and abilities. Grace has taught in conjunction with Darden Business School, Brown College and Hereford College at the University of Virginia, Dance Explosions Studio, Brushwood Dance Studio and Charlottesville City Schools.
Jennifer Spratley discovered Pilates over ten years ago while working as an assistant manager for Body Works Studio, a movement center based on the Pilates Method, The Fletcher Work and the Gyrotonic Expansion System. When she first began practicing Pilates, she was training for her second full marathon and was amazed by the difference it made. After returning to Virginia in 2006, following her time in Tucson as an Americorps volunteer and assistant manager at Body Works Studio, she has taught Pilates mat classes, Pilates apparatus sessions, barre, and yoga in the Charlottesville area. Jennifer completed the Power Pilates Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Mat Certification Programs and the Power Pilates Systems Certification Program. She is a certified Barre instructor and also completed Mosaic's 200-hour Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher Training Course in 2015. Through certification programs and her own practice, she has acquired a wealth of knowledge on the Pilates apparatus, mat work, barre method, and yoga asana. Jennifer teaches from the heart and it shines through to her students. We, at Momentum, believe her joy of movement and teaching make her classes challenging, fun, and empowering. Jennifer is a member of the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA).
Kellie Watson began her Pilates practice in 2008 after hearing numerous testimonials to its benefits and was curious to try it for herself. She fell in love with the Pilates method of exercise and how much it improved her strength, stability, flexibility and posture. She found that the practice greatly helped to relieve the low back pain she had been experiencing and helped with her alignment. Kellie was excited to take her Pilates study to the next level and jumped at the chance to pursue teacher training in 2009. She is Advanced level certified through Power Pilates on the Mat and Apparatus. She is also a member of the Pilates Method Alliance. She loves to teach, and is excited to help others discover the amazing benefits while keeping up her own study of Pilates! In 2011, Kellie became certified to teach the Barre classes.