Our Team

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Meet Our Instructors

We are a team of committed Romana’s Pilates Instructors, ready to you to your next goals.

Christi Allen

Christi Allen

Owner, 2nd Generation Senior Instructor

Christi Allen, owner and instructor at Pilates in Paradise, is a Certified Pilates Instructor Level 5 through world renowned Romana’s Pilates. Christi has 1500+ hours of training in the Pilates Method from Master Teachers from all over the country.

Heidi Manns, LAc

Heidi Manns, LAc

Pilates Apprentice

Heide Manns is currently an apprentice studying to be a classical Pilates Instructor. You will see her around the studio practicing, teaching and observing. If you are looking to add an additional day of pilates into your routine without increasing your budget and want to contribute to the development of Heide’s teaching skills, just call the main studio line at 305-453-0801 or mention it any of your instructors. Heide’s other skills include: personal trainer and acupuncturist. Home visits available.

Kerri Bender

Kerri Bender

2nd Generation Senior Instructor, Instructor Trainer Romana's Pilates

Kerri has been a Romana’s Pilates Teacher since 2003 when she completed the Certification Program in NY, where she apprenticed with Joseph Pilates’ protege, Romana Kryzanowska. She is happy to be living in Key Largo, teaching and sharing the Joy of Movement through Nia & Pilates.

Nicole Alvarez

Nicole Alvarez

2nd Generation Senior Instructor

Nicole holds several accolades including an NAACP Image award and two certifications as a Pilates instructor. Her passion is helping others anyway she can and sharing Joseph Pilates method of Contrology.

Norma Jean Nolan

Norma Jean Nolan

2nd Generation Senior Instructor

Norma-jean Nolan began a professional dance career in 1993 and toured with dance shows all over the world. In 1999 she gained her Pilates certification by Melinda Bryant at Performing Arts Physical Therapy, Pilates Studio of Los Angeles and moved to NYC to teach and study with some of the most incredible protégé’s of Romana Krysanowksa.