BK Pilates
1520 S Blvd 120
CharlotteNC 28203

Our Team

BK Pilates |1520 S Blvd 120CharlotteNC28203 | (908) 399-2776
Meredith

Meredith Opsahl

Owner + Pilates Instructor

In February 2020, the Pilates instructor and former advertising sales exec opened the doors of boutique studio BK Pilates in Charlotte's South End. She'd just landed from New York City, where Meredith and Marina Kaydanova, the founder of BK Pilates NYC, met. Meredith took the BK Pilates workouts with her to the South, introducing a style that's all about alignment and slow, controlled movements for tone, endurance, and good posture. Meredith is a certified Balanced Body instructor with over 12 years of practicing experience. Catch her on the schedule every day but Sunday. She likes to catch up on some sleep and practice some self-care! You may also find her at her local favorite spots, the Waterman or Foxcroft Wine Bar.


Marina

Marina Kaydanova

Founder + Owner of BK Pilates NY locations

Marina left the corporate world to follow her passion and open her first studio in 2012 in Brooklyn after receiving her Balanced Body certification. Now she splits her time between homes in Charlotte and NYC (Manhattan and Brooklyn). She loves to travel around the world and has two incredible children, Sam (14) and Rachel (4). You'll find her on the schedule Fridays- Mondays at the studio. Her claim to fame? "Make your a$$ an asset, not a liability."


Alexis

Alexis Guillen

Pilates Instructor

Lexi has been practicing Pilates for over fifteen years. After being injured in a car accident, she turned to Pilates to build strength and increase stability, mobility, and flexibility when traditional physical therapy did not work. Combining her passion for helping others and her love of Pilates, she completed the comprehensive Balanced Body Pilates Certification. Never one to slow down, she then went on to complete her RYT 200-hour yoga teacher training certification, Reiki practitioner certification, and Pilates Method Alliance Certification (PMA) and has plans to continue her education.
Her classes and private sessions offer challenging workouts in a safe and supportive environment. They are designed to ensure you succeed at reaching your health and fitness goals regardless of your age or current fitness level, always leaving you feeling restored, energized, and accomplished.


Cooper

Cooper

Our Pilates Pup

Cooper is new to the studio and is always excited to greet you with a puppy kiss!


Allie

Allie

Pilates Instructor

A fresh transplant to Charlotte from Chicago, Allie originally began practicing Pilates because of an injury stemming from her dance days. After taking just a few classes, she fell in love with the practice and decided to pursue her 500-hour Comprehensive Pilates Instructor Certification. Her career began doing public relations in the music industry, but after five years of concerts, she hung up her backstage pass to make way for teaching Pilates. With a smile on her face and a killer playlist on the speakers, she'll make you sweat, increase your strength, and improve your Pilates form while having fun along the way! When she's not at the studio, you can find her playing with her bernedoodle, Kinzie, hunting down the perfect pizza, or baking.


Kacie

Kacie

Pilates Instructor

Kacie found Pilates after a re-injured back left her unable to continue in the high-impact exercises she was used to. After falling in love with the benefits of the method, she decided to make a career change to pursue her passion for Pilates and share those same benefits with others. Through her classes, you can expect an athletic full-body flow, and likely, a growing fondness for planks! Full disclosure: expect her to lose count every time a dog walks by (we know you don't really mind the extra reps)! You can find her on the schedule at our SouthPark location!

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