Caitlin Kolb, Owner
Caitlin Kolb is the founder and owner of Pilates Done Differently (formerly Studio 20). She specializes in post-rehab care and is known citywide for her unique approach to Pilates and the results she can achieve. Driven by her passion to help people feel at home in their bodies and more fulfilled in their lives, her teaching is trauma-informed, comforting, and intuitive. With more patience, care, and generosity, she knows Pilates can be much more than what it is used for traditionally.
Her ability to read bodies and artfully move her clients through pain-free sequencing comes not only from her Body Arts and Sciences International Pilates certification (BASI), but also from years as a professional dancer with Robert Moses’ Kin; her mentorship with physical therapist and Stott Pilates Lead Instructor Trainer, Melissa Condron; and her education as a fitness trainer. Fifteen years of teaching as well as a lifetime obsession with learning and movement have also added to Caitlin’s expertise.
In 2016, Caitlin opened Pilates Done Differently™ to create a space where people can move, feel safe, be held, and free themselves from distractions and the pressures of performance. Now she has her sights set on increasing accessibility to the therapeutic movement industry and is building a non-profit to serve that cause.
Islay Dillon-Ogden is a STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor and holds a BA in Dance from California State University, Long Beach.
Born and raised in Northern California, Islay discovered that Pilates was one of the only forms of therapy to alleviate the pain from her chronic dance injuries. This inevitably inspired her to pursue a career as a Pilates instructor so that she could share its transformative benefits with others.
As a Pilates instructor, Islay takes a hands on approach and adapts each session to the client’s individual needs. She has a focused and educated eye that allows her to see the body as a whole and to also zoom in and separate individual movements and patterns that are preventing the client from full body movement . This holistic yet specific approach plays a guiding role in much of the structure of Islay’s teaching, leading her to find balance between the importance of building strength and finding release.
Islay is confident working with clients with a diverse range of needs and goals. Throughout her career she has made an effort to seek out continuing education that furthers her knowledge of therapeutic Pilates. Some of these studies include specialties in the neck and shoulder girdle as well as a focus on knee and hip functionality. Islay is experienced in working with women during and post pregnancy. She has helped many clients grow through injuries and chronic pain and is always willing to approach a new challenge. Islay’s first priority is and always will be the comfort and progression of her clients.
For the past 25 years Pilates has been a constant practice in Tingzin’s life, helping her to relieve anxiety and heal from 2 spinal injuries and a TBI. Her first breakthrough was understanding how to breathe correctly. Learning this skill liberated her from her patterns of pain. This is just one of the many insights that informs her work with clients, helping to empower them through discussion, collaboration, and practice. She finds joy in holding space for her clients to explore and become more present and connected to their bodies. Understanding the human body is a curiosity that drives her endless study of anatomy, biomechanics and neuromechanics.
Tingzin was certified in the Pilates Method through Balanced Body University in 2008 and completed her CoreAlign training in 2019. She has special training in the field of Foot and Gait Therapy and with working with the older adult population.
Lee’s passion for Pilates and movement-based therapy began while she was addressing a long-term foot injury. This process was so transformational, that she was inspired to share this work with others. Her injury has given Lee an understanding, empathy, and passion that she shares with her clients. Whether it’s helping to address acute or chronic pain, or guiding someone through a challenging fitness session, Lee loves helping people make the mind-body connection to feeling better and moving better.
Lee is a Certified Integrated Movement Specialist through Balanced Body Pilates, and is a certified MELT Method (myofascial release) instructor. She is also a Certified Medical Reiki Master Practitioner, specializing in women’s health. Lee has also completed advanced training and mentorship programs in Foot & Gait Therapy with Nancy Myers, Madeline Black, and Sherri Betz.
When she’s not in the studio, Lee engages her background in project management consulting by working with organizations and causes that align with her passions. She also loves hiking with her Australian Kelpie dogs, being a taste-tester for her husband’s latest recipes, traveling, and relaxing with a good book.