Martine Kalbhenn, Owner
Martine began Pilates at the age of 12 after being diagnosed with "significant scoliosis". She was lucky enough to have Elizabeth Larkam at St Francis Memorial Hospital's Dance Medicine Center in San Francisco as one of her first teachers. Pilates has kept her out of surgery and virtually pain-free. As a dancer, Pilates improved her strength, technique and flexibility. After graduating from Chapman University with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance, Martine completed her Pilates Teacher Certification at Long Beach Dance Conditioning under Marie-José Blom in June 2007. After teaching in California for 13 years, she and her family made the cross country move to Maine in 2020 and have settled in beautiful Kennebunk. She has been enjoying the Maine lifestyle and hopes to help others incorporate the benefits of Pilates into their lives! Martine specializes in Scoliosis work, athletic training, Pilates for pregnancy, pre and post rehab and everything in between. She believes Pilates is for everyone and looks forward to helping others find their place in Pilates.
Nickie Wentworth, Teacher
Nickie has a passionate commitment to growth in her personal Pilates practice and in her teaching. As a child and young adult, Nickie found that dancing, swimming, and surfing filled her existence with magic! She continued to chase this magic into adulthood as she naturally transitioned to the role of swim coach and movement teacher. While living and studying on the island of Oahu, Nickie first fell in love with Ashtanga Yoga and quickly thereafter tried her first Pilates class. She quickly became enamored by the classical Pilates system as she watched her body transform and heal before her very eyes. To this day, Nickie feels that her Pilates practice truly allows her to live her most authentic and best life. Nickie has found great joy, strength, and health in her Pilates practice and in the wonderful community she has found through Pilates. She feels truly blessed to be able to share all of this with her clients! Nickie’s passion for movement arts led her to seek certification in Mat Pilates with Balanced Body over 10 years ago. Her love of teaching movement to children and adults alike later inspired her to obtain her Master’s in Education with a focus on Creative Arts in Learning through Lesley University, a Barre certification, and most recently a Comprehensive Certification in Classical Apparatus through Power Pilates.