lift pilates owner & founder, pma®certified pilates instructor, polestar®pilates practitioner, stott pilates®certified instructor, classical pilates instructor in training!
Laura’s mission is to help her students learn to move their bodies and to do things they never believed possible!
Laura Cotler is the founder and owner of Lift Pilates & Post Rehab. Laura discovered her passion for Pilates as a form of mind-body exercise after her mother died in 1999. She opened Lift Pilates and Post Rehab in 2002, envisioning a space where women and men, Pilates teachers and their students alike, can develop a feeling of strength and acceptance of their own bodies that goes with them from the Pilates studio into the wider world.
Laura has trained with nationally renowned instructors, including Elizabeth Larkham, John Garey, Sherri Betz, and Ron Fletcher, a Pilates elder who worked directly under Joseph Pilates. In addition to her Pilates training and certification from the PMA®, Polestar Pilates and Stott Pilates, Laura is also an Oov practitioner and a MELT Certified Hand and Foot Instructor. Wanting to learn and teach the Classical method, she is currently studying to assess for the Pilates graduate program The Work with first generation master instructor Jay Grimes. She continues to participate in Pilates training workshops each year to keep her at the top of her field.
Through Pilates, Laura teaches her clients how to develop a balanced body, as flexible as it is strong. This approach leads to better posture, a graceful, flowing gait, and a body that moves with ease and in harmony with itself.
Laura firmly believes that "change happens through movement and movement heals." Joseph Pilates