Our Pilates Instructors

Our experienced highly Certified Pilates instructors will put together a plan to meet your fitness goals. Would you trust your body to anyone less than the best?

Suncoast Pilates is North Pinellas county’s first Pilates studio and one of the Tampa Bay area’s first Pilates studio, with the area’s most experienced, highly trained and Certified Pilates instructors. The studio, opened in 1997 is now celebrating our twentieth year, serving clients in the Palm Harbor, Clearwater, Dunedin, Countryside, Tarpon Springs, Ozona, Oldsmar, Trinity, Holiday, Safety Harbor, North Pinellas, South Pasco and Tampa Bay area. Our fully equipped Pilates studio specializes in Pilates equipment training in private, one-on-one sessions, tailored to each individual, scheduled at a time of your convenience. The studio also offers on select days and times weekly Pilates group equipment, CoreAlign, Bodhi Suspension and Barre classes. Suncoast also offers private sessions in GYROTONIC® exercise.

Pre-pay for Pilates Private and Group Sessions online 24-7 using MINDBODY Scheduler™. It’s that easy! Then call to book your introductory session or appointment today at (727) 772-6772. Calls are answered seven days a week from noon to 9p.m. Private appointments are available from 6am to 8pm.

Patricia Welter, Co-Owner (with husband Robert) / Director of Pilates Instruction at Suncoast Pilates, 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. Suncoast Pilates is an approved Balanced Body Pilates Instructor Training Facility and Balanced Body Host site, Patricia teaches monthly Pilates instructor training and CoreAlign instructor training modules and workshops. Patricia is one of the area’s most experienced and highly Certified Pilates instructors. She was a presenter at the International Pilates Day Memorial & Convention in Moenchengladbach, Germany, the birthplace of Joseph Pilates, held May 6 – 9, 2011.

Patricia offers client private, duet and group sessions in both Pilates and the Balanced Body CoreAlign®. She works with clientele ranging from individuals new to Pilates to teenagers to post-rehab to professional athletes. She has worked with National League Pro Baseball Players, PGA Pro Golfers, Triathletes, Pro Skaters, runners and tennis players. Patricia has been teaching Pilates to clients for 27 years. Clients wishing to work with Master Pilates Teacher Patricia, please call to book your session at (727) 772-6772.

Patricia offers to all potential clients a consultation to ensure that each has the perfect instructor – whether it be her or one of the other Certified, experienced and talented teachers at Suncoast Pilates.

Patricia, Pilates Master Instructor, who has been a trainer in the area for twenty seven years, and has owned an area studio for over twenty two years, brings a wealth of training and experience in Pilates as well as other exercise disciplines and holds numerous certifications in Pilates, GYROTONIC® Level 1 instructor, personal training, fitness, post-rehab fitness and aquatics. Her many certifications, qualifications and trainings are listed below. When looking for the right Pilates instructor, remember to consider experience, certifications, qualifications and expertise.

AllieAllie, Balanced Body Comprehensively Trained Pilates Instructor and Balanced Body Barre Master Instructor, completed her comprehensive training in the Balanced Body Pilates Instructor Training Program several years ago here at Suncoast Pilates. Originally from Long Island, New York, Allie graduated from New York University with a degree in French literature and Fine arts. As an avid equestrian, she was competing in the national horse show circuit when a friend recommended Pilates as an excellent way to improve her riding through greater strength and control. Allie instantly fell in love with the method, regularly attending classes for several years in New York and Los Angeles before deciding to pursue a career as a Pilates instructor. Allie has studied ballet, hip-hop and modern dance in New York. She looks forward to helping her clients achieve physical fitness and well being.

AdriAdri is a Comprehensively Trained Balanced Body Pilates and CoreAlign Instructor both through Suncoast. She started as a client at Suncoast Pilates, looking for continued strength and overall wellbeing from injuries sustained being a long time competitive and collegiate athlete. She has been dedicated to practicing Pilates ever since. Adri graduated from Eckerd College with a B.A. in Human Development, and Florida State University with a M.S. in Visual Disabilities Education. She works as a certified Teacher for the Visually Impaired and Orientation and Mobility Specialist.

AndreaAndrea is a Balanced Body Pilates Comprehensively Trained Instructor through Suncoast Pilates and Certified GYROTONIC® Level 1 Instructor.. She obtained her B.S. in Exercise Science at Florida State University. Growing up dancing, Pilates always intrigued her. Andrea regularly took Pilates classes for many years at Suncoast before pursuing Pilates instructor training. Recently, she was introduced to the GYROTONIC® method and saw the benefits it had to offer, ultimately seeking to become an instructor in this method as well. She is eager to teach you a session today!

ElizabethElizabeth completed professional training with Body Arts Science International, (BASI), Costa Mesa, CA.; under Rael Isacowitz. Elizabeth is also a Balanced Body Comprehensively Trained Pilates Instructor through Suncoast Pilates under Patricia Massey Welter. She learned about Pilates through her own spinal injuries. Pilates renewed her and gave her strength and balance that allowed her to maintain daily activities and do the things she loves. She practiced Pilates in private sessions for ten years before enrolling in the academic study of Pilates. Elizabeth is a compassionate, encouraging, and detailed oriented Pilates instructor. After a successful professional career in banking and as a recruiter for private and government organizations Elizabeth changed her focus to Pilates.

KellyKelley is a Balanced Body Comprehensively Training Pilates Instructor, trained here at Suncoast Pilates. Originally from Indiana where she owned a day care/preschool after obtaining a degree in early childhood education and a BA degree in human services. After moving to Florida, Kelley began working as a children and family counselor. During that time, Nursing began to make sense to her to further assist people in achieving their goals. Kelley has over ten years’ experience in nursing, the last four years she have traveled around the country filling in where hospitals were in need of nurses. During her travels she became very interested in Pilates, seeing the benefits not only for herself but for others as well.

NancyNancy,  Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher (NCPT), Balanced Body Master Instructor, Certified Level 1 GYROTONIC® Instructor. She relocated to the Florida west coast from Northern Virginia. She is also certified through Harmony Pilates Studio/Core Dynamics in Pennsylvania and Balanced Body. Nancy additionally holds a certification in personal training and nutrition from the National Personal Training Institute. 

SonjaSonja is a Balanced Body Comprehensively Trained Pilates Instructor through Suncoast Pilates, available for private Pilates sessions.. A long time Suncoast Pilates client, she was previously a RDMS (Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonography) and RT(R) (Radiologic Technologist Radiographer). As a breast cancer survivor, Sonja has a unique perspective on the power of Pilates both pre-operative and as part of her post-operative recovery, and is an inspiration for all of us at Suncoast Pilates.

VeronicaVeronica is a Balanced Body Comprehensively Trained Pilates Instructor trained here at Suncoast under Patricia Massey Welter. She has always had a passion for helping people, which began with becoming a Firefighter / EMT. Veronica subsequently became Certified in teaching LesMills BodyPump, as an AFAA Group Fitness Instructor, and finally turned to Pilates. In total, Veronica has 14 years’ experience as a Fitness and Pilates instructor.

CathyCathy is a Balanced Body Comprehensively Trained Pilates instructor through Dragonfly Pilates, Pittsburgh PA. She has been teaching Pilates for over a decade, and relocated to the west coast of Florida from Western Pennsylvania. Additionally she has been trained through Core Dynamics and PHI Pilates in Pittsburgh. She has a BA in Mass Communications and Marketing, and chose teaching Pilates as her second career. Her philosophy is that people live, learn and move in different ways and their Pilates session should be personally challenging, invigorating and enjoyable

Bob WelterRobert Welter, Co-Owner with wife Patricia of Suncoast Pilates, is a Balanced Body Comprehensively Trained Pilates Instructor, CoreAlign Level 1 Instructor and Certified GYROTONIC® Level 1 Instructor. He works full time in the IT industry as an Analyst, and works evenings and weekends in studio operations and studio support.