Meet the Whole Pilates Instructors
Jennifer Lawrence DPT PT, PMA-CPT
Jennifer began her career path in rehabilitation practices in 2001 with her Bachelors in Athletic Training from the University of Delaware. For four years, she worked with high school and college level athletes in the prevention and treatment of athletic injuries. Shortly after, Jennifer pursued her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Duke University and from there began working as a physical therapist in various settings from in-patient rehab to home health services and out-patient orthopedics. After moving to Kansas City and enduring a sudden back injury, Jennifer was introduced to Polestar Pilates, a rehabilitative form of Pilates. Through the practice of Pilates, Jennifer was able to make a full recovery and continue her passions in dance and athletics. She has since graduated from the Polestar Pilates Education Program and is now a certified instructor through the Pilates Method Alliance. Jennifer believes that healing comes from the “inside-out” and requires an intentional partnership with how we were originally created to eat, breathe and move. Originally native to Hilo, Hawaii, Jennifer now resides in Kansas City with her husband Vaughn, Naturopath and owner of Spirit of Health and their growing family.
Lorna Jarrett has a passion for teaching and motivating others to discover their purpose and fulfill it while living in their best bodies. Her philosophy is the Interconnection™ of total body movement with total body health to bring about alignment and vitality. Sharing her joy of sharing dance and movement has led her down a path of fitness, wellness and physical therapy. As co-founder of Whole Pilates she believes Pilates can be used to bring alignment, strength and improved function to the body.
As a fitness professional, she created many grant funded health and fitness programs for the Kansas and MO metropolitan areas. Her background as a nationally certified personal trainer NSCA (National Strengthening and Conditioning Association) and dancer helps her to develop effective exercise programs for groups and individuals, from the equestrian to the geriatric population. As an instructor she has taught NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) curriculum to personal trainer candidates at Wellspring School of Allied Health in Lawrence Kansas. As a mentor she has guided many to pass their NASM and Pilates certifications. she has been on staff at Kansas City Ballet, Dramatic Truth, Culture House and the Lawrence Art center for Pilates instruction.
Lorna is licensed by the Kansas Board of Healing Arts and practices as a PTA in short term rehabilitative and outpatient facilities. She utilizes standard physical therapy interventions to restore functional mobility, reduce pain, maximize function and reduce the chance of re-injury. She is a member of the Orthopaedics and the Performing Arts Special Interest Group of the American Physical Therapy Association, she is dedicated to evidence based practices.
Lorna is a PMA (Pilates Method Alliance) certified graduate of Polestar Pilates for Rehabilitation and licensed to teach Fletcher Towelwork®, Fletcher Floorwork® and Fletcher Barrework™ . She is trained in Therapilates Bone Building for Osteoporosis. Lorna is a student at A.T. Still University —College of Graduate Health Studies, completing her Masters in Kinesiology specializing in Orthopedic Rehabilitation.
Her hobbies are painting, writing and choreographing. Her husband is an IT professional and author. Her daughter is in the fashion industry in New York and Masters Student at Parsons Design School and her son is a psychology major and international pro basketball player. Developing a satisfying career after making the choice over 20 years ago, to stay home and home school her children, she is now thankful to have experienced a satisfying career and watch her family flourish.
Sarah Roberts DPT, PT
Sarah Roberts earned her BS in Biology from Avila University in 2006 and her DPT from Rockhurst University in 2010. A Kansas City native, Sarah is a board certified physical therapist licensed in both Kansas and Missouri. Sarah’s first exposure to Pilates was during her dance training as a teenager. As her interest in studying the human body grew, so did her desire to combine her experiences in physical therapy, Pilates, and dance to maximize the movement experience. Sarah has brought this vision to clients in outpatient orthopedics, acute care, and inpatient rehab settings and is now thrilled to be expanding her clientele to the Pilates based practice at Whole Pilates. Through more than ten years of teaching experience in modern and ballet, she has developed a practiced eye and a love for healthy movement practices that renew the body and rejuvenate the mind and spirit. Sarah has completed introductory courses in the Polestar Pilates method and is pursuing Pilates certification in order to enhance her skill set and benefit her clients. Sarah resides in South Kansas City with her husband and children.
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