Marcie Callan began her movement career in 2001. After her very first Pilates class, she knew it was time to hang up her high heels, leave the cubicle behind, and pursue a life of learning and teaching mind/body exercise. She began her Pilates training in Philadelphia and upon moving back to Pittsburgh was first certified through Michele Larsson’s Core Dynamics program. (Michele is a protege of Eve Gentry, one of the “elders” of our community who learned from Joseph Pilates himself.)
After opening Pilates Sol in 2010, Marcie was accepted into first generation elder Lolita San Miguel’s Master Pilates Program. She is thus one of only a few Pilates instructors in Pittsburgh who are considered Second Generation teachers.
Marcie is also a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, and is certified through the National Association of Speed and Explosion.
Diann Unruh was raised in Houston, Texas and finished high school studying at the Houston Ballet Academy. She enjoyed performing in regional dance companies, regional theatre and an international tour until an injury sidelined her performance career. She found Pilates during the rehabilitation process and immediately fell in love with the movement and it's restorative and strengthening principles.
Diann is a natural teacher and has been teaching and coaching for over 30 years. Her students have established careers in the dance industry and performance arts. After experiencing the benefits of Pilates first hand, Diann decided to pursue her first comprehensive certification with Peak Pilates in 2006. In 2016, Diann decided to expand her Pilates training to include not only the Classical Method of Peak, and went through the more Contemporary Pilates Method with Balanced Body.
Diann is thrilled to be at Pilates Sol, under the direction of Marcie Callan. She loves the clientele and is passionate to give each student personalized lessons that meet and exceed their goals.
Anita’s love of movement began as a young girl- dancing, riding horses, biking, and ice skating. She graduated from Allegheny College where she was very involved in acting, singing, and was the student director of the modern dance company. She has her own photography business, Buzzy Photography, and has been shooting artistic portraits and weddings since 1996. She is a mother of two young girls, an avid equestrian and a Tai Chi and yoga enthusiast.
She is certified through Peak Pilates, has been teaching at Pilates Sol in downtown Pittsburgh since 2010, and recently started her own home studio in Squirrel Hill. “Pilates gives me strength, flexibility, control, grace, and overall energy and stamina in order to be able to enjoy my life more and do all the things I need to do. I love helping people feel their best through Pilates!”
Kim started her Pilates training at Pilates Sol early 2010 to increase flexibility and tone. She fell in love with the Pilates method and continued to advance in the Pilates Sol teacher training program. After being certified Kim continued to help other clients at Pilates Sol.
She is a traveler of the world and now attends conferences to enhance her understanding of the work while enjoying different cultures. She has a positive, laid back personality with an enthusiasm that will keep you moving without you even realizing you’re doing work. She is in tune with what the client is projecting and can help focus the client to get the most out of their session.
Professionally working in a Personal Care Home and as a contract bookkeeper, she knows how hard and stressful a work day can be. She believes and uses Pilates as therapy; you are there to focus on your mind and body. Everything else can wait.
Andrea Haney has been in the fitness industry since 1984. She has taught fitness classes at Oxford Athletic Club, Club One and The City Club (now Bally's) in downtown Pittsburgh.
She went back to school as an adult studying Health and Fitness at the University of Pittsburgh.
Andrea received two certifications in Pilates thru Peak Pilates and Harmony. She has taken Pilates seminars, classes and certifications in Colorado, New York, Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania. She is also a Level 1 Gyrotonic instructor.
Born and raised in Pittsburgh, she has 2 daughters and owned The Pilates Centre in Allison Park, PA. Andrea is an avid golfer, tennis player and loves to teach Pilates.
Pilates Sol offers private Pilates instruction at two beautiful downtown Pittsburgh studios. Clients love our top of the line equipment and world class teachers.
Pilates Sol, 900 Penn Avenue and 306 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 412-592-2375 email@example.com