Announcing The Balanced Life Pilates Instructor Team

I have some exciting news to share and I want you to be the first to know! Check out this quick video below for the exciting announcement + exclusive details!

I’m so excited to announce that three expert Pilates instructors are officially joining us at The Balanced Life! πŸŽ‰

I’m not going anywhere – I love teaching and creating workouts for you. You’ll continue to see new workouts and more from me, along with more new workouts from Sheri, Becca, and Kaita inside The Balanced Life Sisterhood!

This means members of The Balanced Life Sisterhood will now get access to even MORE workouts, including a variety of lengths, styles, and focuses – all with our signature approach of grace over guilt, clear instruction, and encouragement to focus on progress, not perfection.

Get to know your newest Pilates instructors

Sheri’s love for the way Pilates makes her feel inspired her to become a certified Pilates instructor nearly ten years ago. Her calm voice and intentional approach to movement will lead you to uncover your strength, connect to your core, and learn to trust yourself, both on and off the mat.

As a Birth Doula she also specializes in prenatal & postpartum Pilates. She has a passion to educate and empower women to feel good in their bodies and celebrate the seasons of change in their lives.

Sheri lives in San Diego and loves spending her weekends exploring with her family.


Becca’s journey to take better care of her body moved her to become a certified Pilates instructor more than ten years ago. Her realistic approach to Pilates helps you gain more confidence and mindfulness in your everyday life.

She specializes in making Pilates accessible to everyone. Becca believes Pilates is for ANYbody and because it didn’t always come naturally to her, she has the words and tools to help others discover its joy.

Becca and her family live just north of Santa Barbara in Los Olivos, CA.


Kaita began her career in dance, which eventually led her to the world of Pilates and becoming a certified instructor almost 15 years ago. She was interested in how Pilates emphasized alignment and helped women feel good without trying to be perfect.

She specializes in an β€œembodied approach,” using the body as a tool for healing. Kaita will help you become more curious and playful with your Pilates practice to relieve tension, ease pain, and cultivate a deeper mind-body connection. 

After living in Santa Barbara for years, Kaita and her family now call Austin, TX home.


We can’t wait for all that’s ahead! If you’re not yet a member, we’d love to have you join us! Click here to learn more about The Sisterhood and we’ll see you on your mat soon!

xo,

PS – I also had these three women on the podcast recently where we talked about all things Pilates, including their inspiring journeys and more! Click here to listen and get to know Sheri, Becca, and Kaita even more!

83 Comments
  1. Jill Gilmore 2 months ago

    Welcome to the team! Look forward to learning from all of you!

  2. Renee Moses 2 months ago

    Welcome ladies!! I am so excited for all that you will bring to our Sisterhood and can’t wait to learn and grow with you. ❀️❀️

  3. Sherry Karstens 2 months ago

    This is wonderful news! It’s clear that The Balanced Life is evolving in a positive way, adding these wonderful new instructors, along with great new workouts!

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      Jen McManaman 2 months ago

      Thank you for sharing, Sherry! We think you’re going to love the new workouts!πŸ’ͺ

  4. Margaret Ward 2 months ago

    This is great news. Always good to change it up and have a variety of Pilates instructors and work out styles. Congratulations on the new additions,

  5. Julia Jacobsen 2 months ago

    Wonderful! What a gift to all of us to have more wisdom and workouts from Sheri, Becca and Kaita!

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      Jen McManaman 2 months ago

      Thank you for your kind words, Jana! We’re grateful for you!πŸ’•

  6. Karen Masuga 2 months ago

    This is very exciting news! Congratulations to TBL on growing the business and welcome to the new instructors!

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      Jen McManaman 2 months ago

      We’re SO excited and grateful to add Kaita, Becca and Sheri to the team!

  7. Lauren 2 months ago

    I resonated so much with Kaita as a former dancer as well! I’m also just curious– was Robin a dancer once, too? She has some of the best feet! πŸ™ˆ

    • K Ann Guinn 2 months ago

      Yes, she has mentioned she was.

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      Jen McManaman 2 months ago

      How wonderful that you’re a former dancer, Lauren, and resonate with Kaita! Robin is a former dancer, how fun that you could tell, Lauren! We’re cheering you on!πŸ™‚πŸ‘

  8. Joyce Igel 2 months ago

    Hooray! TBL blesses its members with fun, positive, talented instructors. Thankful for the growth of this fine organization!

    • K Ann Guinn 2 months ago

      Yes! It’s definitely one of life’s blessings and I feel so honored to be a part of TBL Sisterhood.

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      Jen McManaman 2 months ago

      How kind of you to share that Joyce! We’re so grateful for everyone in this community!πŸ’•

  9. Jennifer Hebert 2 months ago

    Awesome!! So glad to have found The Balanced Life!

  10. Susan 2 months ago

    Welcome ladies, look forward to seeing y’all in the mornings on our matsπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

  11. Michelle Virzi 2 months ago

    I absolutely love Robin’s workouts, but it’s great
    to get a variety of different styles from these awesome teachers! I so enjoyed the last TBL podcast with them. Wonderful additions!

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      Jen McManaman 2 months ago

      Thank you for your encouragement and support, Michelle! We couldn’t agree more about learning to connect with our body in new ways. We’re cheering you on!

  12. Julie 2 months ago

    Welcome ladies and congratulations on expanding TBL with new instructors.

  13. Laurie Rose 2 months ago

    This is indeed exciting news! Robin – thanks for your generosity in share the sand with other instructors. The variety…with you as a constant… will be so much fun! Never a dull workout to be found. Once again, I am so happy to be part of TBL Family!

    • K Ann Guinn 2 months ago

      I love how you expressed this. We all love Robin and want her to stay with us as our main instructor and familiar presence, but I welcome the new lades for variety and their different perspectives.

  14. Catharine Sharman 2 months ago

    That’s a really exciting development and I (we, because my husband joins me on his mat too) are looking forward to pushing out of our comfort zones even further with the four of you guiding us on. Bring it in, we’re ready for this. πŸ€ΈπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ§˜πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ€ΈπŸ»β€β™€οΈ

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      Jen McManaman 2 months ago

      Yes, we love to hear that! We’re here for you and your husband and we’re cheering you on!πŸ‘πŸ’ͺ

  15. Eleanor 2 months ago

    Exciting news indeed! Looking forward to future of TBL.

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      Jen McManaman 2 months ago

      Thanks, Eleanor! We’re so excited for all the great things to come!

  16. Tatiana 2 months ago

    I’m so excited to have all of you joining as instructors!
    Each one of you have a different style and a different approach to bring about the technique more enriching to us. Welcome to the community!!!

  17. Jenny 2 months ago

    Very excited to learn from all of you. I’m very glad Robin isn’t going anywhere too! I love that the Sisterhood is always evolving and bringing more to the membership. I plan to be a lifetime member!

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      Jen McManaman 2 months ago

      Thank you for sharing, Jenny!πŸ’• It means so much to us that you value your membership. We’re here for you and so grateful that you’re a part of The Sisterhood!

  18. Jeri Ray 2 months ago

    Welcome to the family! I look forward to moving with you.

  19. Theresa DiLallo 2 months ago

    This is fantastic news! I can’t wait for the calendar to have more instructors it’s exciting

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      Jen McManaman 2 months ago

      Yay!! We think you’re going to love the new additional workouts!

  20. Maryellen DeTurck 2 months ago

    YAY YAY YAY! Can’t wait to see more workouts from these wonderful instructors! I listened to the podcast the other night while rebounding and their love and joy for teaching Pilates came through loud and clear in your conversation.

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      Jen McManaman 2 months ago

      Thank you for sharing, Maryellen! Becca, Sheri and Kaiti are all so passionate about Pilates and it is reflected in their work!πŸ’•

  21. Shuang 2 months ago

    Welcome! Love the β€œgrace over guilt” idea. I joined this community about a year and half ago when my baby was 3 months old, referred by my sister-in-law, and I’ve gradually gained lots of strength in my ab and I’ve been feeling more energy during the day. No pressure at all if I end up not having time on a specific day to do my exercise and I simply just pick up the next day. I also lost 20 pounds since then without limiting my food intake. My husband and I are trying for number 2. I’m excited for the prenatal Pilates from the instructors! Yah!!!!

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      Jen McManaman 2 months ago

      Congratulations on all the wins you’re experiencing, Shuang, that is fantastic and a testament to the work that you have put in! Good luck with baby number 2, we’re cheering you on to a healthy pregnancy!

  22. Martha Walters 2 months ago

    Congratulations, Robin, on expanding the instructor team! And, yay, for the Sisterhood!! I have so enjoyed working out with you along with the occasional bonus workout from Kaita, Becca and Sherri. I believe I’ve done at least one with each. Looking forward to broadening my Pilates experience going forward. Best to all!

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      Jen McManaman 2 months ago

      Thank you, Martha! We’re cheering you on in your Pilates journey with Robin, Sheri, Becca and Kaita!πŸ‘

  23. Amanda Abbott 2 months ago

    Wonderful news! I love The Balanced Life – you all have kept me rolling out my mat consistently for well over a year now!

    • Administrator
      Jen McManaman 2 months ago

      Congratulations on your consistency, Amanda! Keep up the great work, you’re worth it!

  24. Tanja 2 months ago

    That’s very exciting! I’m looking forward to more great Pilates workouts with Kaita, Sheri and Becca.

  25. Deborah L Opie 2 months ago

    I am so excited to meet our new sisters and too try out the new Pilates videos.

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      Julia Keller 2 months ago

      We’re so glad you’re sharing in our excitement, Deborah! We can’t wait for you to discover all of the new workouts in your Workout Library for months to come, and we’re cheering you on in your Pilates journey! πŸ‘πŸŽ‰

  26. hammygirl64 2 months ago

    We are so lucky to have these ladies helping us!!! Thank you!

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      Julia Keller 2 months ago

      We’re so glad you think so too, Heidi, and we’re cheering you on! πŸ’•πŸŽ‰

  27. Jody 2 months ago

    Wonderful! Thank you!

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      Julia Keller 2 months ago

      We can’t wait for you to discover all of the new workouts in your Workout Library in the months to come, Jody! πŸ₯°

  28. Sally Luebben 2 months ago

    Welcome to the Sisterhood, ladies! I can’t wait to workout with you and learn from you. πŸ™‚ I’m sure we’re going to love you as much as we love our sweet, wonderful Robin!

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      Julia Keller 2 months ago

      Thank you for sharing in our excitement, Sally! We’re so glad you are on this journey with us, and can’t wait for you to discover all of the new workouts in your Workout Library in the months to come! We’re cheering you on in your Pilates journey with Robin, Sheri, Becca and Kaita!πŸ‘

  29. Krista Corbray 2 months ago

    This is such great news!! I was actually wondering if there were going to be more instructors. I’m so happy it’s instructors we’ve already ‘met!’
    Looking forward to learning from you all. See you on the mat soon!
    Welcome!!! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

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      Jen McManaman 2 months ago

      Yay, that’s so great to hear, Krista! We’re here for you and look forward to “seeing” you on your mat soon!πŸ™‚πŸŽ‰

  30. Kate Lennox 2 months ago

    This is great news for TBL and members of the Sisterhood. I’m looking forward to returning to my mat but at just a month post-op after a total hip replacement I’m taking it steady and resisting the urge to see what the new joint is capable of!

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      Jen McManaman 2 months ago

      We’re so glad you’re listening to your body and waiting until the right time for you to return to your mat! We’re sending you thoughts of continued healing and look forward to your cheering you on again soon!🌻

  31. Mariana Pinto Amaro 2 months ago

    I seriously can’t wait to learn the seal pup, it looks so much fun!! I am so excited to learn from these amazing women and for them to be a part of this community and our journey to find our own balanced life!

    Welcome to the team <3

    • Administrator
      Jen McManaman 2 months ago

      We’re cheering you on and excited for you to learn the seal pup and so much more, Mariana!πŸ‘Β πŸ’ͺ

  32. Barbara Murphy 2 months ago

    Welcome ladies!! I look forward to seeing your classes more often πŸ™‚

    • Administrator
      Jen McManaman 2 months ago

      We’re here for you and cheering you on, Barbara!πŸ‘

  33. Grey Lakey 2 months ago

    Wonderful to “meet” y’all and so glad to get to exercise with and learn from y’all on a regular basis now!

    • Administrator
      Jen McManaman 2 months ago

      We look forward to seeing you on your mat soon, Grey!Β πŸ™‚

  34. Sandra Gbur 2 months ago

    It was great to meet each of you through the short videos :). I look forward to all that you have to teach and certainly am glad that Robin isn’t going anywhere. I love Robin’s voice and how she encourages us. Sometimes I feel like she is sitting in the same room with me with her reminders to not hold your breath, and to drop your shoulders! Best of luck as you join together and positively impact the sisterhood.

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      Jen McManaman 2 months ago

      Thank you for your kind words and encouragement for the team and the community! It often does feel if Robin is in the room with us, as her cues are so spot on! We’re here for you and cheering you on, Sandra!

  35. Monika Fane 2 months ago

    I enjoyed watching the interviews and i am exited to have these instracters guide us in practising pilaties.

    • Administrator
      Julia Keller 2 months ago

      Thank you for sharing in our excitement, Monika! We can’t wait for you to discover all of the new workouts in your Workout Library in the months to come! We’re cheering you on in your Pilates journey with Robin, Sheri, Becca and Kaita! πŸŽ‰πŸ’•

  36. lori Moriarty 2 months ago

    Welcome Kaita, Becca and Sheri!

    • Administrator
      Julia Keller 2 months ago

      Thank you so much, Lori! We’re cheering you on! πŸ’•πŸŽ‰

  37. Kerry Mullett 1 month ago

    Exciting!! I’m 31 weeks pregnant and SOOOOO look forward to some of Sheri’s postpartum specific workouts to begin building strength back up in the near future!!

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      Jen McManaman 1 month ago

      Congratulations on your pregnancy, Kerry, what a gift! We’re so excited too for you to enjoy Sheri’s postpartum workouts and care for yourself! We’re cheering you on both on and off your mat!

  38. Beth Busboom 1 month ago

    Welcome Becca, Sheri and Kaita! Loved getting a glimpse into each of your personalities through the interviews. We are exited to discover, explore and experience grace over guilt and building strength through the process with you!

    • Administrator
      Julia Keller 1 month ago

      Thank you so much, Beth! We can’t wait for you to discover all of the new workouts in your Workout Library in the months to come, and we’re cheering you on! πŸŽ‰πŸ’•

  39. Nata Etherton 1 month ago

    Again, I want to discontinue membership. Do not debit my bank account.

    Nata Etherton

  40. Anna Ruth Souza 1 month ago

    I am fairly new to The Sisterhood, but am really enjoying all the classes so far. I took some time off from pilates and getting back into it a little slower than I expected, but having the different classes to choose from makes it very easy to get a good workout any day. I like that I can do just a 10 to 15 min workout and still feel like I accomplished something for the day and feeling no guilt. Looking forward to the new instructors and their individual styles.

    • Administrator
      Jen McManaman 4 weeks ago

      Welcome to The Sisterhood, Anna, we’re so glad you’re here! We LOVE that you’re giving yourself grace with returning to Pilates and feeling accomplished with time on your mat. We’re here for you and cheering you on! πŸ‘πŸ’ͺ

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