Laura Hicks Foutz, Owner

STOTT PILATES® Lead Instructor Trainer

STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor

ZEN•GA® Qualified Equipment Instructor

PMA certified Instructor

Laura found the STOTT PILATES method while dancing professionally with the California Ballet in San Diego, CA. Later, while working at Inspire Health in Atlanta, Laura worked closely with physical therapists using the STOTT PILATES method in rehab and post-rehab settings. This broad experience lends her the ability to work with people at any end of the spectrum, whether recovering from injury, managing pain, athletic training or anything in between.

As an in-demand and sought-after STOTT PILATES Certified Lead Instructor Trainer, she teaches certification courses for Injuries and Special Populations, Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, and Barrels throughout the southeast. When not at the studio, she enjoys making new vegetarian recipes and outdoor adventures with her husband and sons.

Karen Garfield, RN
STOTT PILATES® Mat & Reformer Level 1 Certified Instructor
ZEN•GA® Qualified Equipment Instructor


Following 25 years in the healthcare industry, with leadership positions with General Electric Healthcare, Medtronic, Hill Rom, and SunCrest Home Health, Karen saw the clinical value of using Pilates to improve muscle strength without the same risk of injury of other exercise regimes. A Wisconsin native, Karen holds a B.S. in Nursing from The University of Texas - Arlington. Outside the studio, Karen enjoys spending time outdoors with her dogs, horses, and family.

Jyl Ferguson
STOTT PILATES® Comprehensive Level 1 Certified Instructor
ZEN•GA® Qualified Equipment Instructor

Jyl's breadth of movement experience includes strength training and other somatic practices. Her passion for health and fitness inspired her to begin her Pilates training in 2019 as an Apprentice Instructor. Jyl's dedication for whole body strength shows in her focus to guide clients towards reaching their goals. Jyl holds a B.S. in Home Economics/Fashion Merchandising from Mississippi State University. When she's not training at the studio, you can find her hanging out with her two daughters, visiting family in her home state of Mississippi, or out for a power walk.

Gina Pelffrey
STOTT PILATES® Comprehensive Level 1 Certified Instructor
ZEN•GA® Qualified Equipment Instructor

Gina found STOTT PILATES as a client at Pilates Franklin. Her interest in the health and well-being of others has been central to her career in healthcare and continues to be an integral part of her pilates journey. A Kentucky native, Gina holds a B.S. in Biology and a Master's in Health Administration from the University of Kentucky. She loves hiking at local parks and traveling with her husband. In 2019 she started her STOTT PILATES training and is now Level 1 certified in Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels and ISP

Bertie Lindenfelser
STOTT PILATES® Comprehensive Level 1 Certified Instructor
ZEN•GA® Qualified Equipment Instructor

Bertie's personal Pilates practice added many years to her sonographic career by addressing the imbalances and injuries created by repetitive motion. She is excited to offer a positive environment and exercise modifications that allow each client, including those with inflammatory disease, to achieve and maintain their fitness goals in a safe and effective way. Bertie holds a B.S. in Vascular Imaging from Oregon Institute of Technology. A West Coast native, Bertie travels cross-country bi-annually to spend time with family and enjoys the outdoors.

Dawn Murry
STOTT PILATES® Mat & Reformer Level 1 Certified Instructor
STOTT PILATES® Level 1 Comprehensive Training
ACE Group Fitness Instructor

Dawn holds additional certifications in TRX, Spinning, and Kickboxing and has extensive experience training athletes and individuals with injuries or chronic conditions. She focuses on movement and pattern analysis for her clients to improve body awareness and establish alignment. Dawn holds a B.S. in Engineering from Northeastern University. A New England native and avid hockey fan, she explores the outdoors with her 3 adult children and husband.

Amanda McGee,
PT, DPT, CMTPT, CPI


Amanda received her Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from Tennessee State University and her BFA in Dance from Florida State University. She is a certified STOTT Pilates® instructor and certified in dry needling for myofascial trigger points via Myopain Seminars as well. She has clinical and work experience in the areas of outpatient orthopedics, acute and outpatient pediatrics, and skilled nursing rehabilitation.