Get to know a little bit about the awesome Raleigh Pilates instructors at Vive!

Lori Shipp

Lori is a 3rd generation Pure Classical Pilates instructor with direct training lineage to Joseph and Clara Pilates. She completed her comprehensive (mat and apparatus) studies under 2nd generation master trainers Marianne Adams and Rebecca Quin.

Additionally, she has trained with Peter Fiasca, Brooke Siler and is completing her advanced teacher training under the mentorship of Kathi Ross Nash. Along with her Pilates certification she has her BA in Recreation Management and a minor in communications. She is a licensed and certified GYROKINESIS® trainer and is a certified Yoga Instructor.

Lori started Vive because her two passions in life are people and Pilates. She enjoys working with her clients and helping them reach their goals. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with her husband and family.

Kelsey Sanders

Kelsey is a certified Pilates instructor trained in the authentic, classical style of Joseph Pilates. She received her certification through the comprehensive teacher-training program at Appalachian State University under the direction of 2nd generation master instructors Marianne Adams & Rebecca Quin.

Kelsey studied many forms of dance at the Ballet Conservatory of Saddleback Valley and focused on her study of ballet at Ballet Pacifica Conservatory. After moving to North Carolina she joined Carolina Youth Ballet (CYB) and studied under Tamara Manukovskaya. In college she enjoyed dancing and choreographing with the Appalachian Dance Ensemble. Along with her Pilates instructor certification, she holds a BA in Dance Studies with a minor in Nutrition from Appalachian State University. She has a good understanding of body and movement and appreciates how Pilates can help anyone achieve better strength and health. Kelsey has taught Pilates at the Pilates Studio of Boone and has been married to her incredibly supportive husband David since 2012. She is excited to be back in the Raleigh area sharing her passion for Pilates.