Barbara Newman | Owner/Lolita San Miguel Pilates Master and Second Generation Instructor, PMA-CPT®

Barbara was originally certified comprehensively in the Pilates Method through Balanced Body University.  She is an active member and certified through the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA).  Barb has had the unique honor of being accepted into First Generation Pilates Master and Pilates Elder Lolita San Miguel’s Pilates Mentor Master Program (PMMP).  In 2015, she graduated from the PMMP after completing 2 years of intensive study under the teaching and mentorship of Lolita San Miguel.  She is now considered to be a disciple of Lolita’s.  Following the completion of her Second Generation Pilates Master certification, she continued with Lolita to complete Lolita’s Legacy Education Intensive.  Barbara now has the honor and ability to teach Lolita’s Legacy, a comprehensive Pilates teacher certification for individuals that wish to deepen their practice of Pilates or to start a career in the wonderful world of Pilates.

Barb is also certified as a Grey Level instructor with TRX and has been certified through The Center for Women’s Fitness in Pre & Post Natal Pilates.  She is continually striving to keep education as part of her goal to better herself as an instructor.


Joanne Smith | Comprehensively Certified Pilates Instructor, PMA-CPT®

Joanne has always had a passion for finding a challenge. She is our very own marathon runner, having completed over 14 marathons, including the Boston Marathon.  Jo carries that passion into everything she does with a smile.  Joanne started developing her love of fitness as an ACE Personal Trainer, helping clients to meet their goals with her guidance and support.

Through a series of events, Joanne found Pilates and fell in love with the challenge, strength and beauty of its practice. She went on to become a Comprehensively Certified Pilates Instructor through Pilates Sports Center. She is an active member and certified through the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA). Jo also has teaching experience and certifications as a TRX Suspension and Rip Cord Trainer, Spin Instructor and Barre. No matter what class she's teaching, she carries all these disciplines into her sessions to provide clients with a well-rounded workout. Jo has a passion for teaching those who really want to change their bodies and deepen their understanding of movement. Continuing education is something that is very important to her, so Jo is constantly looking for opportunities to learn so she can share that knowledge with her clients.

When Joanne isn’t training at the studio or training for her next marathon, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their three beautiful children.


Shawn Newman | Comprehensively Certified Pilates Instructor, TRX Certified

Shawn first discovered Pilates when he took his first Pilates session back in 2015.  He started incorporating Reformer classes in his practice and immediately discovered the strength and challenge that the Pilates Method offered.  He found that Pilates helped with his lower back pain, helped improve posture, and the overall strength and flexibility in his body. After recently suffering a shoulder injury, Shawn has found Pilates to help significantly in his rehabilitation journey to gain both strength and mobility to his shoulder.

In 2016, Shawn began the Lolita’s Legacy Comprehensive Teacher Training Program at Be New Pilates. Shawn can boast that he is a Lolita Legacy Comprehensively Certified Third Generation Pilates Instructor and is now teaching classes here at Be New Pilates.  He is also certified as a TRX instructor and enjoys the challenge of incorporating his love of athletics into his teaching and practice.



Wendy Dobner | Comprehensively Certified Pilates Instructor, Certified TRX Instructor

Wendy has spent her adult life in corporate America as a paralegal, business analyst, mortgage broker and banker. After leaving that world behind almost seven years ago, she decided to try Pilates.

Starting with once per week and gradually increasing, she now practices Pilates, TRX and cycle on a daily basis.

Wendy credits Pilates with relieving her significant back pain from scoliosis as well as losing over 35 pounds through sculpting and toning her body. This personal testimony led her pursue Pilates Teacher Training and a certification in TRX suspension training. After completing Lolita’s Legacy Comprehensive Teacher Training Program, she now has the title of a Third Generation Comprehensively Certified Pilates Instructor.

In her time off, Wendy enjoys target shooting, motorcycles, kayaking and camping.


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We are a passionate group of experienced Pilates instructors committed to helping you find wellness, in and out of the studio. It is our promise to meet every client with open arms, positivity, and inspired determination.