Meet The Team

Studio Blue is fortunate to have a talented and fun group of instructors with varying backgrounds, experience and specialties.  Below are biographies of each instructor to help you choose which one might best fit your specific needs.

Laura Foster

Co-owner / Pilates & GYROTONIC Instructor

Laura Foster is a fully certified Pilates and Level 1 GYROTONIC® instructor, with a love for sports and science. She pursued a BS in Health and Exercise Science from Oral Roberts University and immediately began working for an orthopedic and physical therapy clinic in Tennessee. Moving to Minneapolis in 1994, Laura was introduced to the Pilates Method by Lonna Mosow, “the Mother of Twin Cities Fitness”. After one session, she knew she had found a career that incorporated her love of sports fitness and rehab. She completed her first teacher training program and certification with Lonna at the Center for Mind Body Fitness in 1996, and then received certification through the PhysicalMind Institute of NY.

During her 20 years of teaching Pilates, Laura has run successful private practices in Minneapolis, Colorado Springs, and Tulsa. She has studied under some “greats” – Michele Larsson, Jillian Hessel, Mari Winsor – and consistently challenges herself with continuing education courses and additional certifications, such as Pilates for Golf and most recently, the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM®.

Laura is an avid tennis player (huge Roger Federer fan), loves spending time with family and friends, reading, traveling and most recently, fantasy football. Laura feels blessed to work in a field she’s passionate about. Empowering her clients to reach their goal is a great source of joy in her life.

To book an appointment with Laura:
(615) 916-0098 or ljfoster68@yahoo.com

Rates

Private Pilates and GYROTONIC®
One Session $80
Four Sessions $300
Eight Sessions $560 (must attend at least twice per week)

Semi Private Pilates (priced per person)
One Session $50
Four Sessions $190
Eight Sessions $360 (must attend at least twice per week)

Tori Chiasson

Co-owner / Pilates Instructor

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A true Cajun girl, Tori Chiasson was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She has over 20 years of dance experience highlighted with a U.S. and European tour with Impact Productions in The Toymakers Dream. She has been happily married to her husband Theron for 19 years and has three incredible boys to brag on.

Tori has always been about nutrition and exercise, but was never able to overcome injuries from a car accident that left her in chronic neck and back pain. The pain ultimately caused her to resign as owner of a thriving hair salon. After being introduced to Pilates a few years later, her life changed relative to pain as she found her new passion in health and fitness through Pilates.

Helping others became Tori’s mission and career as she became a Scott certified instructor. She has trained people in all career backgrounds and health profiles. Helping those with injuries or those who simply want to be in better shape became her life. Tori’s career began at The Institute for Healthy Living in Longview, Texas, a premier hospital owned and managed Wellness Center. Her students love her enthusiasm and passion for them and for the art of Pilates.

Favorite Food: Mediterranean
Favorite Pilates Exercise: Plank

Life Verse: Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.”

To book an appointment with Tori:
(850) 797-8366 or torichiasson@yahoo.com

Rates

Private Pilates
One Session $65
Four Sessions $250
Eight Sessions $480 (must attend at least twice per week)

Semi Private Pilates (priced per person) 
One Session $45
Four Sessions $170
Eight Sessions $320 (must attend at least twice per week)

Jennifer Crider

Pilates Instructor

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Jennifer is a Stott certified Pilates instructor, teacher and trainer who earned her primary comprehensive certification with Stott Pilates at the Charlotte, NC studio. She has studied both classical and contemporary methods, and welcomes learning opportunities whenever possible. She began teaching in the pilates studio in 2007 and has passionately pursued certifications in Pilates, prenatal wellness,  ballet barre, nutrition, and kettlebells. Jennifer develops workouts for a diverse group of students ranging from the injured to the very fit.   

"I believe Pilates should be fun and functional. I aim to educate my clients on the essence of the movement as this will stay with them long after the session ends and into their everyday life. Once a client starts to incorporate Pilates principles of proper biomechanics and functional alignment into what they do daily, they begin to move with more efficiency. This translates into more energy, less pain, improved endurance and strength, an elated mood, and an increased sense of empowerment. To be able to do what we love more often and with greater ease makes people happier, improves their quality of life and spreads positive energy! This is the essence of Pilates!” 

Originally from Atlanta, GA, Jennifer has found her bliss in Santa Rosa Beach in 2011. When not teaching Pilates you will find Jennifer on the beach, playing outside, in a Crossfit class, biking with her labradoodle Jet, and enjoying life with her daughter Isla and husband Dave.

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"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be."

— Douglas Adams

To book an appointment with Jennifer:
(850) 797-3335 or alley.jennifer@gmail.com

Rates

Private Pilates
One Session $65
Four Sessions $250
Eight Sessions $480 (must attend at least twice per week)

Semi Private Pilates (priced per person) 
One Session $45
Four Sessions $170
Eight Sessions $320 (must attend at least twice per week)