Cathy Vaccaro

Trained as a dancer, then trained to teach dance, Cathern Vaccaro's first experience with Pilates in 1990 opened a new door. She entered the Pilates certification program in 2000 which included 600 hours of apprenticeship, instructional seminars, supervised teaching and both written and practical examinations. She completes annual continuing education seminars to remain a Romanas Pilates Certified Instructor.
After 20 years of teaching dance to all ages, Cathern has Pilates clients from 8 years old to 85 years old. With this wide range of clients she also has experience helping clients recover from back surgery, hip replacement, shoulder, knee and back injuries and helps clients work through arthritis, fibromyalgia and scoliosis. By tailoring each workout for the client's needs, Pilates works for any fitness level.


Nancy Curran

Nancy Curran started doing Pilates after undergoing back surgery and was amazed at how much movement and strength she was able to gain through Pilates. She wanted to share her Pilates experience with others and was certified by RomanasPilates in 2011. Nancy teaches at Pilates 6 in Barrington, The Pilates Connection in Evanston and The Pilates Center of the Northshore in Highland Park. Nancy began her study of Pilates with Cathern Vaccaro and then with Rhonda Celenza and Juanita Lopez during her certification training. She continues her study of Pilates through weekly lessons and by attending workshops and continuing education seminars.


Patrick Coughlin

Patrick is a RomanasPilates Certified instructor who has been teaching at The Pilates Connection in Evanston and Balance Health and Wellness in Chicago. Living an active life has always been a priority for Patrick. He was first introduced to Pilates in 1999 in conjunction with his dance classes. Growing up with activities such as ballet, gymnastics and crew sparked his initial interest in protecting the body through the strong mind body connection. Searching for an exercise regimen that would support an active lifestyle brought him back to Pilates while in college. He trained extensively with Cathern Vaccaro, John Lisiecki, Rhonda Celenza and Juanita Lopez.