Inspira's Pilates Instructors
Hannah Kearney, BFA
Pilates Program Manager, Pilates Instructor
Hannah is an alumna of the George Mason University School of Dance, where she earned her BFA in Dance and a minor in Arts Management. After completing her studies, she returned to her hometown of Philadelphia, PA driven by her passion for Pilates. Determined to expand her skill set, she diligently pursued and achieved her classical mat and reformer certifications from Body Precision in Radnor, PA.
In late 2017, Hannah embarked on her teaching journey at AFC Fitness in the vibrant Bala Cynwyd, PA. Her dedication to sharing the transformative power of Pilates led her to venture to the bustling city of Brooklyn, NY in the summer of 2018. Since then, she has been fervently instructing in the captivating realm of south Brooklyn.
In 2019, Hannah further enhanced her expertise by attaining certifications in Cadillac, Spine Corrector, Ladder Barrel, and Chair from the esteemed Club Pilates. This comprehensive range of qualifications showcases her commitment to mastery and providing a holistic Pilates experience.
Lynne Balliette, MFA
Lynne is nationally certified as an NCPT® (Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher), boasting an impressive track record of over two decades. Throughout her career, she has skillfully catered to clients of diverse age groups and varying abilities, making a positive impact on their lives.
Her journey commenced in the esteemed Dance department of Goucher College, where she honed her expertise. Building on her early successes, Lynne further expanded her knowledge and experience by devoting several years to serving clients in the outpatient department of the renowned Hospital for Special Surgery. Her focus primarily revolved around assisting individuals in post-rehabilitation and the elderly population.
In 2009, Lynne attained a master’s degree in Movement Science from the esteemed Teachers College, Columbia University, complementing her earlier achievement of an MFA in Dance from the prestigious University of Michigan. These academic accomplishments have equipped her with a profound understanding of movement and the intricacies of the human body.
Residing in Park Slope for numerous years, Lynne is delighted to contribute her expertise to the esteemed team at Inspira PT, further enhancing her connection with her beloved neighborhood.
Julia Kubec, B.S.
Julia, an alumna of the University of Cincinnati, holds a B.S. degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Beyond her academic achievements, she possesses exceptional talent as a classically trained ballet dancer, having dedicated herself to the art form since the tender age of four.
In the summer of 2021, Julia embarked on an inspiring journey to New York, rekindling her fervor for dance. However, fate had a different plan in store for her. Soon after her relocation, she encountered the challenge of bilateral knee pain, which temporarily put her dancing career on hold.
Throughout this setback, Julia collaborated closely with her esteemed physical therapist for over a year. This experience not only sparked her deep interest in the field but also imparted a profound realization about the paramount significance of mindfulness and attunement to one’s own body.
Driven by her newfound passion, Julia recently achieved both mat and equipment certifications from the renowned Gramercy Pilates institute in Manhattan. Her arduous years of ballet training have infused her with enthusiasm as she embarks on an exciting new path as a Pilates instructor, specifically within the realm of rehabilitation. Julia is thrilled to channel her expertise and help others through this remarkable form of exercise.