Instructors at The Pilates Loft are followers of the Ron Fletcher lineage of training. Fletcher was an American Pilates Master Teacher who has been identified as a first-generation instructor who studied directly under Joseph Pilates, the developer of the Pilates system.
Jamie Ward opened The Pilates Loft in March 2005 with the vision to create a refreshing, boutique-style Pilates studio that offers Pilates classes to the Lone Tree, Highlands Ranch, and Parker, CO, areas. Jamie believes in training her own staff which gives the studio a unique synchronicity and consistency that allows clients to have the same Pilates experience no matter which instructor they are practicing with.
Jamie began her career as a dancer and later a dance instructor. She completed a comprehensive Pilates training program with Diane Diefenderfer at Studio de Corps in Orange County, California, in 2001. After studying with Diane for more than 18 months, Jamie went on to teach at several locations in Rancho Santa Fe, California. She spent 18 months as an instructor and director of Pilates at Frogs Club One in San Diego. During this time, she completed a two-month internship with IDEA in advanced post-rehabilitation work.
In addition to holding certifications in Pilates for Golf, Jamie has worked extensively with pre- and post-natal clients, where she teaches pregnancy exercises in a safe and effective manner. Jamie finds inspiration within her own life as she continuously embraces the life-long practice and lifestyle of Pilates. Her inner balance is reflected in her ability to balance her life as a working mother. Jamie says her favorite thing about Pilates is the choreography, but as a former dancer, that's not hard to believe.