Three worlds come together, but not really very different worlds. Join three passionate, highly professional, committed instructors who have come together to share our love of the Pilates Method. Our paths have crossed many times over the years and we suddenly found ourselves all studio owners and have become fast friends. We each have over 20 years teaching experience and are respected in the industry. Our educations are different, yet the same. We are all classically trained from different schools with slightly different theories and teaching styles, but we share the same passion. Picture a tree with Joseph Pilates as the trunk and our various schools as the branches. We may have different philosophies or teaching styles but, at the root, is Joe.

We decided that it would be nice to have a weekend away from the hustle and bustle of life, offering Pilates, massage, meditation and nutrition.  We believe that Pilates should be inclusive, Pilates is for EVERYONE and Pilates is exercise for a LIFETIME.  Join us for two days in Baltimore to get away, do more Pilates, treat yourself to some healthy food and meditation and enjoy the camaraderie of new friends!

Last year was so much fun that we decided to do it again and take a weekend away from the hustle and bustle of life, offering  Pilates, massage, mediation, nutrition and more.  We believe that Pilates should be inclusive, Pilates is for EVERYONE and Pilates is exercise for a LIFETIME.  Join us for two days at The Chesapeake Bay Beach Club in Stevensville, MD to get away, do more Pilates, treat yourself to some healthy food and meditation and enjoy the camaraderie of new friends!

Saturday, March 9rd

The Day’s Schedule!

8:00am – 8:45am     Check-in

9:00 – 10:00am     Group Pilates Mat Class With Alicia

10:15 – 11:30am    Transforming your Health, 5 Easy Steps with Susan Spangler
Mindfulness with Louis

11:45 – 12:45pm    TBD

1:00 – 2:00pm     Lunch

2:30 – 4:30pm     Chair class with Bonnie

Pilates Workout with John

Take advantage of the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club’s Spa - 443.249.5757 (let them know you are with the Staycation)
(Please make an appointment with the spa as early as possible to take full advantage of the services they offer).

4:30 – 5:45pm    TBD

7:30pm     Join us for pie and lattes!

Class descriptions and additional teacher bios coming soon!

Sunday, March 10th
The Day’s Schedule!

8-9:20 amRyan Moeshel

9:30-10:30am Alicia

Kim Kurtzman

10:45am Bonnie (chair)

12:00 Final Mat with Bonnie

1-2pm Lunch

Save the Date!

THIRD Annual Pilates Staycation

When: March 9 – 10, 2019

Where: The Inn at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club  – 500 Marina Club Road Stevensville, Maryland 21666

Cost: $550 for the full weekend ($50 discount through 12/25) $275 for a single day ($25 discount through 12/25)

What does the cost include? All classes and workshops, breakfast and lunch and a gift bag. Saturday evening will also include a dessert social hour.

Extra optional costs include dinner, hotel room, spa services, Staycation t-shirts, pilates mat and art class.


Check out the “What do you need to know” blog for our schedule!

Click the link below to register or email or

If you would like to stay overnight, please contact the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club directly at 410.604.5900.  We have a limited number of rooms blocked off (single king bed rooms).  Mention that you are a participant in the Pilates Staycation/Retreat when booking your room.  The cost for a room is $219 per night and IS NOT INCLUDED in the price for the weekend.

If you are unable to get a room at The Chesapeake Bay Beach Club we also have a block of rooms on hold at the Hilton Garden Inn Kent Island.  Rooms (standard 2 queen beds) are $144 per night and can be booked by calling 410.827.3877.

To register for the classes you would like to participate in please contact Kim at Kimmotion Pilates, 410.459.7312. or email

Cancellation Policy

In the event that you would need to cancel please make note of the following information.

  • Cancellations received prior to January 15th will get 50% of your registration fee returned.

  • Cancellations received between January 16th and February 14th will get 25% of your registration fee returned.

  • There will be NO REFUNDS given after February 14th.


Pilates Staycation

Meet the Instructors

Kim Kandra

Owner of Kimmotion Pilates

Originally from Westchester County, New York, Kim graduated from Hamilton College with a BA in Dance and began her career as a professional modern dancer.  She performed and choreographed for companies in New York, Chicago and Maryland.  After the birth of her five children, she discovered that the Pilates method helped to bring back the flexibility, strength and tone that she needed in her career.  Kim became certified as a Power Pilates Mat instructor in 2003 and completed PPS – II with Peak Pilate 2010.  She bridged from Peak in order to complete the 600-hour Comprehensive program through Power Pilates in 2011.  In September of 2014, Kim passed the Pilates Method Alliance Instructor Examination.  Most recently, Kim took the Pilates for MS and other Neurological Conditions certification course because she truly believes Pilates can help to maintain quality of life and well being.  Kim continues to train regularly in Pilates along with dancing because movement is the key to good health.

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Jennifer Politte

Owner of Pilates on the Bay

I never could sit down

I love to move and started my journey into movement as a dancer in college.  It was, however, after a long dreaded, but required course in anatomy and physiology that I discovered my fascination with the human body and how it works.  I suppose, in many ways, this was my first step on the road to Pilates.

And then

After college, while pursuing my dance career, I studied massage therapy.  This not only deepened my understanding of anatomy, but it began to train my eye to see the body from the inside out.  I love massage therapy, but I missed the movement.

Intro, Pilates

In my ongoing exploration of movement, I stumbled onto Pilates.  Being a dancer, I had heard of Pilates, but had not yet experienced it.  I signed up for a private session and that was IT! I was hooked! I fell in love, not just with the movement, but the mental aspect of the work. Doing Pilates, I had to be in the moment and focused.  My mind and body coordinated at all times.  I was amazed at the power the mind has over the body and how the body responds to the mind.  When the mind and body work together you become capable of doing things you never thought possible.  I would (and still do) leave my sessions with my mind focused and clear and my body worked out and energized.

My credentials

I am a third generation instructor in the lineage of Joseph Pilates.  I have been a practitioner of Pilates since 2004 and have been teaching professionally since 2005 after having completed a 700 hour comprehensive teacher training program in Classical Pilates.

I have continued my studies with The Pilates Center in Boulder, CO (considered the “Harvard” of Pilates schools).  I completed their Master’s Program in 2012 and their Bridge Program in 2013.  Additionally, I am a Host Advisor for The Pilates Center, enabling me to mentor Trainees of the The Pilates Center’s teacher training program.

I continue to participate in classes and workshops as I believe the best way to grow as a teacher is to be a student.  Besides, I LOVE THIS STUFF!!!


Debi Vincent

Owner of Active Body and Health

Debi Vincent is the owner of Active Body & Health Inc., a Personal Training, Pilates and Sports Performance facility located in Severna Park, MD. She is a recognized leader in the fitness industry and is regularly called upon to share her knowledge and expertise with other trainers across the country.

As a Comprehensively Certified Pilates Instructor through Peak Pilates, a Nationally Certified personal trainer, group exercise, zumba and spinning instructor, Debi has spent more than 20 years in the industry as a trainer, educator and competitor. She holds a degree in Fitness Management from Lock Haven University as well as several fitness certifications. As a competitor, Debi has been a national aerobics competitor, regional champion, and a highly competitive collegiate gymnast. Her specialized training and competitive experience, coupled with her energy, enthusiasm, and passion for sharing knowledge, have been the foundation of her successful business. She has numerous dedicated clients who are continuously inspired by her enthusiasm, knowledge, and constant support.

Since opening Active Body & Health Inc., in 2003, Debi and owner husband Dave have grown the business from a 1000 sq foot facility to a newly designed and upgraded 2000 sq ft facility that offers more group fitness classes, personal training, and Pilates instruction, as well as the A3 Sports Performance Program designed for athletes seeking to develop and improve their skills in their prospective sports.

Active Body and Health is proud to be an Education Center for Peak Pilates, offering only the best in quality Pilates Instructor Education. Debi is an Instructor Trainer for Peak and has an extensive background in trainer education.

This event promises to be an exciting weekend for everyone.  We hope you can join us for this wonderful weekend of Pilates, rejuvenation and fun!

551 Ritchie Highway Severna Park, MD 21146  Located inside Rockwell Fitness

551 Ritchie Highway Severna Park, MD 21146

Located inside Rockwell Fitness