The Movement Specialists of Taylor Pilates And Fitness

At Taylor Pilates and Fitness, we provide movement experiences appropriate to each client. Your exercises are tailored to your body, your activities, and your goals. All of our instructors maintain current certification in their respective movement fields and stay engaged in their teaching through frequent continuing education.

Ashley Taylor

Ashley is passionate about helping people move well. She believes moving well leads to feeling well which ultimately translates to living well. She is committed to moving people out of chronic pain and back to the activities they enjoy most. Ashley enjoys teaching all ages and abilities and has experience working with low back pain, joint replacements, shoulder injuries, pregnancy, cancer recovery, and gait training.

When Ashley is not at the studio you will find her hiking, running, skiing, spending time with family, and spoiling her Great Dane, Jayda.

  • OOV Fundamentals & OOV Pilates Apparatus Educator

  • Polestar Advanced Teacher Training Program

  • Polestar Comprehensive Teacher Training Program

  • Pilates Method Alliance Instructor Certification

  • Balanced Body CoreAlign Instructor I & II

  • Balanced Body MOTR Instructor

  • American Council Exercise Group Fitness Instructor

  • University of Colorado at Boulder, BA in Communication

Hannah McElwaney

Hannah McElwaney received her Comprehensive Teacher Training Certificate from Body Arts and Science International (BASI Pilates) in 2010, and is a Member of the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA). Hannah’s practice focuses on rehabilitative Pilates for clients with various injuries/conditions as well as fitness and strengthening for all experience and capability levels. She worked as a Physical Therapy aide at the Orthopaedic Hospital in Los Angeles, CA, where she taught Pilates to admitted and discharged patients. Hannah set up her practice in Denver in 2011 and she continues to educate her clients in all aspects of fitness - from the proper execution and purpose of each exercise to the importance of rest and rehabilitation.

  • The Center for Women’s Fitness - Pre/Post Natal Pilates Specialist Program (pre/post natal exercise and pelvic floor recovery)

  • Pilates for Injuries and Pathologies (cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine, shoulder, hip, knee, ankle, and foot)

  • Shoulder Injuries and Pilates Exercise Prescription

  • Pilates for Fibromyalgia

  • Ageless Beauty: Pilates for the Mature Client

  • Anatomy in Clay Learning Centers - Eight Hour Human Anatomy Workshop, Ankle and Knee

  • The Art of Cueing - Pilates Communication

  • University of California Los Angeles, BA in Art History & Design

Rachel Algra

Rachel was first introduced to Pilates after experiencing years of chronic pain and undergoing multiple surgeries. Her success with Pilates soon turned to a passion and she became a Polestar Pilates Practitioner in 2007. Since then she has obtained extensive training in multiple areas of the Pilates industry including women’s health, neurological rehabilitation, joint replacement, disc pathologies, scoliosis, and chronic pain. She is also certified through RockTape in Fascial Movement Taping as well as Rock Blades Fascial Movement Techniques.

Originally from Minnesota, Rachel made Colorado her home in 2005 where she and her husband spend every free minute hiking, camping, and photographing their many outdoor adventures!

  • Polestar Comprehensive Teacher Training Program

  • Polestar Pilates Mentorship Program

  • OOV Instructor

  • Neurological Rehabilitation Education (multiple sclerosis, Lou Gehrig’s disease, stroke recovery, Parkinson’s disease)

  • Women’s Health Education (pregnancy, postpartum, pelvic floor dysfunction)

  • Lower Extremity Joint Replacement (hip/knee)

  • Rock Tape Fascial Movement Taping Education I & II (Kinesiology taping)

  • Rock Blades Fascial Movement Techniques Advanced Education

Larissa Jones

Larissa grew up playing many sports and equestrian activities. After having a spinal injury from a fall during an equestrian event, she had years of chronic pain. She attributes her daily Pilates practice to her healthy and pain-free life today. Larissa grew up on the West Coast and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology in 1997. As a lifelong learner, she went on to get a massage therapy certification in 1999, her first of many Yoga certifications in 2002, comprehensive Stott Pilates teacher training including injury and special populations in 2007, Stott Barre training in 2012, Sound Therapist training in 2019 and CoreAlign I & II certification in 2020.

When Larissa is not at the studio, you will find her enjoying time outdoors.

  • Stott Comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training Program

  • Stott Injury Prevention and Special Populations Certification

  • Balanced Body Core Align Instructor I & II

  • Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Baptiste, and Ayurvedic Yoga Instructor

  • Licensed Massage Therapist

  • Sound Bath and Sound Therapy Certification

  • University of Oregon, BA in Anthropology