Classical Pilates for Every Body
About Our Studio
What if there were a way to build strength and flexibility at the same time? To experience a workout that leaves you energized rather than exhausted? To learn movement patterns that will improve your every day activities?
Experience the Zenergy Difference:
Focused on YOU - your goals, your body, your success
Attention to detail - from the spotless studio to fine-tuned movements
Lifelong practice that delivers long term results
We guarantee you will leave feeling better than when you arrived!
Located in the Trails @ 620, our facility serves the areas of Steiner Ranch, River Place, Grandview Hills, Canyon Creek, Twin Creeks, Volente, West Cedar Park and points in between. We are a fully equipped Pilates studio with Peak Pilates Certified Trainers. Combined, our trainers have over 10,000 hours of teaching experience.
"A few well designed movements, properly performed in a balanced sequence, are worth hours of doing sloppy calisthenics or forced contortion." - Joseph Hubertus Pilates
Pilates is an integrated movement system designed to stretch, strengthen, and balance the body. There are numerous benefits to a regular Pilates practice including:
Strength & flexibility, particularly of abdominal and back muscles
Improved posture, balance, alignment, and coordination
Positive body awareness
Increased lung capacity and circulation
Who We Are
Experts in Efficient Movement
Our talented, intuitive, and passionate team of instructors have all completed rigorous and well-respected certification programs for Pilates and other movement systems. We are passionate about movement and well-being for ourselves and our Clients.
Dena discovered Pilates after years of pounding her knees, ankles, and back on soccer fields in & around Austin. She has practiced Pilates for 20 years, been teaching 8 years, and joined Tessa as co-owner of Zenergy Pilates in 2014. In October of 2017, she became the sole owner of Zenergy. Recently retired from her corporate career, Dena is excited about spending more time helping all types of clients realize the many benefits of Pilates.
In addition to being a Comprehensively Certified Peak Pilates Instructor, she also holds an IM=X Pilates certification, and a Personal Trainer certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She recently completed the Discover*Move*Inspire Masters in Pilates program which included modules on working with special populations such as clients with back injuries, pregnancy,and scoliosis. She is also certified in Pilates for Neurological Conditions and Buff Bones.
When she’s not teaching or practicing Pilates, Dena enjoys reading, playing golf, hanging out with family, friends & dogs, and exploring any and all types of mindful movement.
Cindy is a comprehensively certified Peak Pilates Instructor. In addition she has recently completed the Discover*Move*Inspire Masters in Pilates program which included training for working with special populations with disc issues, osteoporosis, scoliosis, and pregnancy.
Cindy started Pilates in an effort to reshape her abdominals which had been thoroughly stretched from a twin pregnancy when all other forms of abdominal work seemed to only make them worse. What she discovered was a complete and total workout system for mind and body unlike anything she had ever experienced before. She marvels at how years later she is still finding ways to work deeper and to improve her practice.
She made the decision to turn her passion into a profession and feels that Pilates has something for every “body” regardless of their fitness background. She loves helping her clients find better movement in the studio but especially loves when they see the benefits of their Pilates practice in their everyday activities. She is thrilled when her clients or classes have “Aha” moments when they discover a new connection to an exercise or accomplish an exercise that once seemed impossible. She tries to keep her sessions light hearted and always wants her clients to feel better when they leave than when they arrived.
When not in the studio Cindy loves spending time with her husband traveling in their motorhome and by plane. She always enjoys any opportunity to spend time with her adult and college aged kids. She loves to cook and is especially fond of her two mini schnauzers Kirby and Kooper.
Pilates & Suspension Instructor
Lyndsey grew up in the Austin area and spent all of her waking hours in dance classes and on the stage. She continued dancing and performing throughout her childhood and into her college years. Lyndsey graduated from Texas State University with a degree in Nutrition and Food Science in 1999.
Lyndsey has always enjoyed movement and considers her health and exercise a top priority. After a fall and injury to her spine Lyndsey found herself in constant pain and unable to exercise how she was use to. At the suggestion of her Yoga teacher she tried Pilates. Pilates brought her out of a place of chronic pain and taught her how to move with more awareness. The increased strength and stability in her body as a result of Pilates has kept her off the operating table and active once again. She has religiously practiced Pilates for the last 8 years and has seen the life changing effects of Pilates first hand.
Lyndsey’s love of movement and desire to share the gift of Pilates with others lead her to complete her Comprehensive Peak Pilates Certification and Booty Barre Certification. Lyndsey has been teaching Pilates in the Austin area since February of 2015 and is excited to be joining the Zenergy team.
A lifelong fitness enthusiast and advocate of healthy living, Andrea discovered Pilates shortly after moving to Austin in 2010. She was immediately drawn to the unique balance of development and conditioning through movement and, after several years of experiencing the benefits of Pilates to both her body and mind (not to mention her tennis game), she knew that she wanted to share her newfound passion with others. Having made the decision to become an instructor, Andrea earned her initial certification from Peak Pilates in 2015 and her Comprehensive Certification in 2016.
Andrea believes that optimal Pilates training is achieved by aligning your body, breath and thoughts with your highest intentions and she strives to bring that philosophy to her students in every session.
When she is not teaching or training, Andrea enjoys playing tennis, skiing, reading, traveling and spending time with her husband and two dogs.
Info on Angie coming soon....
Cardio Pilates & Suspension Instructor
Chelsea Hanson is a RYT-200 yoga instructor, certified Barre instructor, RRCA certified running coach and also a NASM certified personal trainer. She specializes in corrective exercise and performance enhancement. With over 10 years of experience in the fitness industry, Chelsea has worked extensively with people correcting muscle imbalances, building strength and flexibility and creating balanced, happy bodies. Chelsea believes that cultivating body awareness is essential for living in balance and harmony with ourselves and others (and also for staying injury free!)
An Austin native, Jenny found Pilates while working for Equinox in Southern California. She moved to Los Angeles at 19 to work in the entertainment industry but quickly fell in love with movement, fitness and all things health. Jenny's Pilates training came through the classical system from the school of Romana Kryzanowzka. She has been teaching Pilates since 2012. After returning to Austin she continued her education with a 200hr alignment based Vinyasa yoga certification. Her knowledge of both modalities allows her an in depth perspective of healthy movement and it's value for all areas of our lives. In her quest for more knowledge about the body in a more holistic lens, Jenny completed her education to be a certified raw food chef out of Mathew Kenny Culinary school as well as a Health Coach! Her intention behind teaching is to create space for clients to discover new possibilities, empower strength and allow for the rediscovery of joyful movement!
Having been a half and full marathon runner and completing yoga teacher certification in 2012, Zoë has always been into health, fitness, and challenging her mind and body. She stumbled upon Pilates by chance following a concussion she received during a bad fall in 2015. Her balance and coordination were both affected, and her doctor recommended Pilates to help. It helped tremendously! She loved how inherently restorative Pilates felt on her marathon running body, but also the feeling of leaving the room knowing she got a great workout. She began seeing muscles she never knew were there and even measured an inch taller at the doctor! After several years in Project Management in the IT Industry, she was ready for a change and pursued her teacher certification through Peak Pilates in 2017. Through her comprehensive training, she grew more passionate about the practice and more enthusiastic about sharing her love and appreciation for Pilates with others. Zoë loves working with a wide array of clients, both privately and in group. She enjoys long walks at Town Lake, reading, kayaking on the lake, snow cones, running around with her dog, spending time with her husband Dave and baby boy Miles!
Brooke Williams Howard was first introduced to mat Pilates for strength and conditioning as a young ballet dancer. In 2003, she began regularly practicing Pilates on all equipment in a local gym, and that is where her love of the connection of mind, body, and spirit through movement began. The Pilates studio feels like a home-away-from home, so she fulfilled her dream in completing the Peak Pilates Comprehensive certification to begin teaching. Brooke will continue her education in the fall of 2019 through the 18-month Discover*Move*Inspire post-comprehensive teacher program.
Sharing the many benefits of the classical Pilates repertoire for clients’ bodies in all ages and stages of life excites Brooke. She loves that clients almost always leave a session feeling better than when they came. Her personal favorite workout is mat work, but the Wunda Chair holds a special piece of her heart. Brooke’s greatest joys in life are her two daughters, Ruth and Rebecca, and she is grateful to be able to follow her two passions, being their Mom and a Pilates trainer.
Client Relationship Manager
Debbie Bandera recently joined the staff of Zenergy Pilates as the new office manager. Debbie retired at the end of December from a 37 year career with IBM and after 3 weeks of retirement she decided she needed a new job! She has lived in Austin since 1991 and is the mother of two grown daughters. Debbie has been a Zenergy client since 2014. In addition to Pilates, Debbie enjoys walking and hiking, cooking, needlepoint and photography.