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Certified Pilates Instructor

I have a passion for teaching and my goal is to help you learn how to move well, so you are able to live healthier more functional lives, and continue doing the things you love! I am motivated to help you achieve your goals by working with YOUR body, as each person is unique, with their own strengths and challenges. I’m able to adapt quickly if something isn’t working, so you can leave feeling accomplished and empowered!


My Story

I have a background in dance both competitively and professionally and hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Interpersonal Communications from Cal State Long Beach. In 2009 I completed my Pilates Certification through PILATES SPORTS CENTER, a comprehensive program teaching both the classical and neutral spine approach. My 14 years of teaching Pilates has included 2 years of experience working under a physical therapist where I honed my skills and learned how to safely and confidently work with a variety of pathologies, including but not limited to low back pain, bulging/herniated disks, spinal stenosis, spondylosis, diastasis recti, shoulder surgeries, and hip replacements; specialty training in Pre/Post-natal Pilates and Pilates for osteoporosis; studying under Madeline Black which enhanced my hands on approach to teaching and cuing which aids in fine tuning movement patterns to get the proper muscles to engage. I continue to take workshops and classes to further my knowledge in the field, so I can share that knowledge with you!


NIKI ADAMS (Master Teacher)

Certified Pilates Instructor

Nikki’s been teaching Pilates for over 11 years now. She is excited to safely help clients dive deeper & further strengthen their Pilates Practice with the freedom to teach the entire Pilates repertoire as Joseph Pilates intended.   


My Story

Nikki’s been teaching Pilates for over 11 years now. A Southern California native, she recently moved to Northern California after spending 10 years living in Seattle, WA. During her time in Washington, she owned & operated (4) Pilates studios. Her original studio was a labor of love called Intimate Pilates, her other (3) were part of the Club Pilates Franchise. She was the Grand Prize Winner for the 2014 Club Pilates Franchise Giveaway and was selected over 47 other participants nationwide. After years of dipping her toes into the Pilates Franchise business model, she has decided to go back to her original roots of working with smaller group classes in a more intimate setting that Morgan Hill Pilates will provide. This will allow her to continue to share her love of teaching Pilates without being bound by the restrictions of the Corporate Pilates business model. She is excited to safely help clients dive deeper & further strengthen their Pilates Practice with the new freedom to teach the entire Pilates repertoire as Joseph Pilates intended.   

In addition to her Pilates Certifications, she has taken an extensive amount of Continuing Education Workshops to keep her Pilates & Fitness Knowledge current to industry standards & trends. including a 15-hour apprenticeship program with Shane Belau of Bodycenter Studios (LMP STOTT PILATES® Master Instructor Trainer). Covering topics not found in textbooks, she gained a more in depth understanding of injury-­‐related conditions such as hip/knee replacement, lumbar disc injuries, breast cancer rehab and more.


Certifications/Training Credentials

  • STOTT PILATES® Comprehensive Full Level

  • Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher (NCPT)/ Previously known as PMA®/Pilates Method Alliance

  • Club Pilates Master TeacherTrainer


Other qualifications/credentials include: 

  • Balanced Body MOTR Certification Training 

  • TRX Suspension Training Course Level 1

  • Barre Above Master Teacher Training

  • ZEN•GA™ Fascial Fitness: Exploring Arm Lines

  • ZENGA Equipment Foundation Course

  • STOTT PILATES Pre-Natal on the EDGE

  • ZENGA Fluid Conditioning with the Mini ball

  • ZENGA Foundation Course Mat Level 1

  • STOTT PILATES Core Stability Barre Training

  • ZEN•GA™ V2 Vinyasa on the V2 Max Plus Reformer/Level 1

  • ZEN•GA™ V2 Vinyasa on the V2 Max Plus Reformer/Level 1

  • STOTT Pilates Cross Over to Group Reformer

  • Club Pilates Master TT/Trigger Point-Foam Rolling

  • HALO Training: Building Intensive Interval Programs 

  • BOSU®: Dimensional Core Training 

  • 3-D Movement Analysis and Performance System (3DMAPS), by Gray Institute® 

  • Barre Above Amp'd by Savvier 

  • Active Motion Bar/Foundations Workshop by Derek Mikulski

  • Mamalates Birth Recovery Method/A Pilates Approach: Birth Recovery Essentials

  • Balanced Body Movement Principles Workshop/Tom Mc Cook

  • Anatomy In Three Dimensions/Balanced Body



Certified Pilates Instructor


With 20+ years of personal practice (both Mat and Reformer), Deborah decided to pursue Pilates certification.  She began student teaching in March 2022 and successfully completed the Balanced Body Comprehensive Pilates Instructor Certification in November 2023.  She loves Pilates and how it has improved her own body, movement, and strength.  Including overcoming a 2-year struggle with sciatic pain.  As a Human Resources Executive focused on coaching as well as professional and personal development, teaching Pilates allows her to combine her coaching and development expertise with commitment and belief in the benefits of Pilates.  Deborah has lived in Morgan Hill for 30+ years and enjoys hiking, cooking, and her two crazy Boston Terriers.

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