Jamie Sharpe, NCPT, RYT- 200, OWNER, Apex Pilates
Jamie Sharpe comes to Apex Pilates with over 17 years of teaching experience. Jamie, an avid runner and lover of movement, fell in love with Pilates immediately and was amazed at the way her body responded to the method.  Jamie has studied with Bob Liekens, Susan Moran-Perich, Brett Howard, Kathi Ross-Nash, Sadie Nardini, and Shana Meyerson.
Jamie’s passion for movement, energetic style, and attention to detail is reflected in her teaching style in both her Pilates and Yoga classes. Expect an athletic, fun, energetic, and motivating class with Jamie.
Jamie lives in Apex with her husband Adam and their triplet daughters, Gracie, Taylor, and Bella, and their dog Lola.  Jamie loves to run, spend time in nature with her family, and enjoys watching her girls on the lacrosse field.
Stacie Dombrowski, NCPT, RYT-500
Stacie has always had an interest in movement based activities which promote health, wellness, and quality of life. Her fascination of anatomy and body mechanics lead her to pursue a degree in Biology followed with a Master’s Degree in Exercise Science. Stacie has worked in the fitness industry since high school and throughout her career has obtained many certifications in different fitness modalities. Her detailed attention to movement helps her work brilliantly with all levels of fitness, helping achieve her client’s optimal abilities and sense of accomplishment. Stacie’s induction to Pilates and Yoga instantly sparked a mind body connection; she knew she wanted to redirect her focus to teaching the benefits of these two disciplines of movement to others. Stacie’s dedication and passion for classical Pilates in the thousands of sessions she has taught since has always been obvious to her clients and instructor protégés alike.
Stacie received her original Pilates teacher training from The Physical Mind Institute in 2000. In 2003, Stacie became a Power Pilates Teacher Trainer and in 2006 Stacie added Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) certification. Stacie is continuing her Pilates studies enrolled in Kathi Ross Nash’s Red Thread Pilates Teacher Training Program.
In 2005 she received her RTY500 from North Carolina School of Yoga and is a member of Yoga Alliance.

Melissa “Missy” Piccola,  NCPT
Missy has been teaching Classical Pilates since 2011. She received her certification through the Comprehensive Program with Power Pilates. Missy loves working with clients one on one or in classes to help them strengthen their core and align their spine. Prior to teaching Pilates, she was a Director of Human Resources for an Internet company then Sales & Marketing Manager in Residential Construction. Missy found her passion for Pilates when she relocated to Cary in 2005. The first person she met in the area was Patty Geiger and the rest is history. Missy is also a Certified Life Coach. She lives in Cary with her boyfriend, Tom, her cat Allie and whichever of Tom’s boys is living with them at the moment.

Lara Torgesen, NCPT

Lara received her 600-hr Comprehensive Apparatus training through Power Pilates and is nationally certified through the Pilates Method Alliance. She’s worked with clients who suffer from arthritis, bulging discs, degenerative disc disease, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome,fibromyalgia, joint hyper mobility syndrome, lupus, osteoporosis/osteopenia, plantar fasciitis,scoliosis, and tendinitis, among other conditions. A former avid distance runner and marathoner, Lara found her way into Pilates after a debilitating running injury that required reconstructive surgery on her foot and ankle, leaving her in chronic pain and barely able to walk. Post-surgical scar tissue, arthritis, and frequent subluxations made returning to distance running unfeasible, but she found she could fill that exercise gap with Pilates.She started her rehabilitation with mat Pilates and immediately noticed an increase in her core strength and stamina, but she initially avoided the room of Pilates equipment resembling a“torture chamber”. However, after braving her first equipment session, she was hooked! Each time she finished an equipment session, she felt stronger, taller, and more centered both mentally and physically. In fact, by incorporating regular Pilates practice into her own life, she has noted increased muscle strength, better body alignment, lessening of joint pain and instability from Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, as well as reduced scoliosis curvature. Experiencing the benefits of Pilates in her own practice has made her even more eager to share these benefits with her clients.Lara is a former technical writer, editor, and published author. She’s a westerner at heart (from Colorado, California, and Utah) who still misses the mountains—the real mountains. Lara has a B.A. in English and an M.A. in women’s studies. She lives in Cary with her family.

Janelle Fenwick, NCPT

Janelle started Pilates as a hobby and to complement her ‘day job’. She quickly fell in love with the method and decided to pursue becoming a Pilates instructor. Janelle trained under Stacie and Patty to receive her 600 hr Comprehensive Apparatus training through Power Pilates. She is nationally certified through the National Pilates Certification Program. Janelle loves the energy that comes from classes and the attention to detail that the Pilates method encourages.

Amy Murray, NCPT, RYT 300

Amy Murray, a NCPT-PMA, (Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher with the Pilates Method Alliance) and RYT-200, has 17 years of experience teaching Pilates. She is comprehensively trained through Power Pilates and certified with the Pilates Method Alliance. Her Pilates journey began in 2002 when she took her first Pilates mat class and was amazed at what a great workout it was, and how great she felt afterward. She completed the Power Pilates Mat teacher training in 2003, and continued her training with the Comprehensive Equipment Training with Power Pilates in 2004. After teaching Pilates for 10 years, Amy decided to expand her teaching horizons and completed her 200-hr Yoga Teacher Training with InnerLight Yoga school in 2014. She has since been teaching Vinyasa style yoga classes, as well as a weekly Chair Yoga class. She recently completed her 300 hr advanced Yoga teacher training at Asheville Yoga Center. In her spare time, Amy enjoys practicing Pilates and yoga, outdoor cycling, swimming, hiking, SUP (stand-up paddle boarding), volunteering with her church and spending time with friends and family.  Amy truly believes that “movement heals”, and that Pilates can bring your body back into balance and optimal functioning. She teaches with compassion and a sincere interest in making clients feel great by creating length and strength in their bodies. She looks forward to challenging you in fun and creative ways with a classical Pilates workout!!