Founders

The InnerSpace was founded by the Mother-Daughter team of Zoey Trap and Kathryn Coyle. Both are Peak Pilates Instructor Trainers and Presenters who travel world-wide sharing their passion for Pilates with instructors and enthusiasts alike.  Zoey and Kathryn have since moved respectively to South Carolina and Virginia, bringing their talents to new audiences. We are excited to continue the tradition of excellence that they established.

Kathryn Coyle, BA, RYT

The InnerSpace Studio: Former Director/Owner
Peak Pilates Master Instructor & Teacher Trainer
International Presenter
Jivamukti Yoga Certified Instructor
Certified Nutritionist
Holistic Health Coach

Kathryn started her career as an indoor cycling instructor and personal trainer she quickly recognizing the trans-formative power of Pilates. Now, with over 10 years experience, she has been featured in Pilates Style Magazine, nationally on NBC, Fox News and in DVDs. Kathryn is a respected and well known Peak Pilates® Instructor Trainer and international presenter. She has completed two classical comprehensive Pilates certifications with PilateSystems and Peak Pilates® totaling over 1000 hours of training. Kathryn not only teaches students but also trains instructors in the Peak Pilates® method and shares her knowledge at educational conferences and is known for her approachability.

Learning never ends and Kathryn is committed to making the classical work accessible for everybody and has worked closely with physical therapists, gaining insight into how to use Pilates for pre-hab and re-hab. Additionally, Kathryn has also studied with Pilates elder Mary Bowen and master teachers Kathy Corey, Zoey Trap, Clare Dunphy, Coleen Glen, Michael Fritzke, Ton Voogt and others.

Kathryn believes nutrition plays an important role in fostering holistic (physical, mental and spiritual) wellness. In addition to being a certified nutritionist Kathryn has graduated from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and is a certified holistic health coach. Utilizing her nutritional knowledge and coaching skills she created a Clean and Healthy Living Program which has taken Avon by storm drawing media attention. She has successfully lead over a hundred people through this one month detox program. In addition to leading group programs she also works with individuals to help them identify which food best serve their unique needs.

Kathryn is now the Pilates coordinator for Life Time Fitness in Reston, Virginia.

“You already posses everything necessary to become great” – Crow Proverb

Zoey Trap, MSc, RYT

The InnerSpace Program Director/Owner
Peak Pilates Master Trainer and Senior Program Director
International Presenter, Author, Teacher Trainer
Jivamukti Yoga Certified Instructor

Zoey Trap, RYT is a lifelong student of mindbody practices. Her journey has encompassed yoga, Pilates, qigong, as well as lesser known movement practices such as somatics, dance therapy, Feldenkrais, and Alexander. Zoey was first introduced to yoga and Pilates during her career as a professional dancer; today she is an internationally renowned mindbody presenter, known as a pioneer in bringing Pilates and Yoga to the fitness field over 15 years ago. She has been published in 7 languages, taught instructors on 4 continents, and been featured in 8 DVD’s, as well as having been quoted in numerous articles and featured on national television.

With an MS in Exercise Science and a research focus on alternative therapy and the spine, Zoey has a passion for combining the art and science of teaching movement to maximize human potential.

As a Peak Pilates Master Trainer she has been instrumental in developing the instructor educational and certification programs, as well as designing the coaching system used by Peak Trainers. Zoey is the Peak Pilates Team Manager and is responsible for training and mentoring instructor trainers all over the world. Zoey has been nominated for Shape Up Presenter of the Year, and written programs for Nautilus, Keiser, and LifeTime Fitness. She was featured in Pilates Style Magazine in March, 2009. Zoey recently completed an intensive study under Pilates elder, Mary Bowen.

Zoey works to inspire others to reach for the stars, and believes that real power comes from the inside out. She currently practices and teaches in South Carolina.

“You do not become good by trying to be good, but by finding the goodness that is already within you, and allowing that goodness to emerge.- Eckhart Tolle