INSTRUCTORS

Angela Pawlicki
Studio Founder,
PSC Master Teacher Trainer

DIRECTOR

Angela’s movement background began at a young age as a nationally ranked rhythmic gymnast. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Education, Choreography, and Performance from Ohio University. After college, Angie pursued her love of Pilates by completing a 600 hour comprehensive certification through Power Pilates and has been teaching since 2004. She is Pilates Method of Alliance certified, CoreAlign 1, 2 &3 certified, Redcord certified and Fusion Pre and Post Natal certified. Angie’s extensive background in movement and teaching movement helps her clients get the workout they want and need! She was a Pilates Manager at Equinox Fitness Club for 7 years as well as a Teacher Trainer for the Equinox Pilates Certification Program.  She is  a Master Teacher Trainer for Pilates Sports Center, who runs the Pilates teacher training program at Amplified.

IMG_7889Angela opened Amplified Pilates Center  in pursuit of creating an energized and inviting studio that customizes individual sessions in order to help clients amplify their body, mind and life. She believes that because we only get one body in our lifetime, we must challenge our bodies, continuously pushing our limits to achieve goals.  She also believes in adhering to the foundation that Joseph Pilates created in the classical teaching, but also believes that if Joe where alive today his method and teaching would continue to evolve and grow. Therefore, she continues to take continue education yearly and educate herself so that she can offer a classical and an amplified Pilates approach to her clients.


Mandie Evans, PSC Master Teacher Trainer

TIER 2 

Originally from Portland, Oregon, Mandie grew up dancing.  Beginning at a very young age, Mandie found her passion in dance and trained competitively in the Northwest area for seven years. She continued this training throughout college, where she graduated with a BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography from the University of Nevada Las Vegas in 2017. It was there, that Mandie discovered a new passion and love for Pilates, and she began her training to attain her certification. Mandie received her Pilates Certification under the direction of Dolly Kelepecz, who is the founder and owner of DK Body Balance.  Teaching has also been a big part of Mandie’s life, as she taught at her local dance studio throughout high school, and continued to teach at local studios in the Las Vegas area for the last four years. Through her love of dance, Mandie saw the true benefit and impact Pilates had not only on herself, but also on her dance companions. This realization caused her to want to make a career of Pilates and share its values with as many people as she can. Mandie just recently made the big move to the Windy City, and is beyond excited to get to share her love and passion of Pilates with everyone at Amplified.


Shantala Campoverde, Trainer

TIER 2

Shantala discovered Pilates in 2011 when she was offered a free class to try it out.  Immediately she became hooked.  Active her whole life, this was the first time she felt a form of exercise that actually helped her body feel better.  After practicing dance and competing in gymnastics for most of her childhood and teenage years, Shantala began suffering from severe back pain.  Not only did Pilates strengthen her body, it completely relieved her body of the back pain she had suffered for so many years.

In 2014 Shantala completed her Pilates reformer certification and started her career teaching.  In the fall of 2015 she completed Pilates Mat training.  She has just recently completed Amplified’s Pilates Sports Center Cadillac and Chair, making her a comprehensive Pilates instructor.

Shantala is very passionate about teaching and hopes that her passion for Pilates resonates to her clients.  Her teaching style is a mixture between classical and contemporary.  And she loves to give you that extra push.  She wants to teach people to love their bodies by taking care of it and really find their strength inside and out.


April McKamey, Trainer

TIER 1

She completed her comprehensive training program at Amplified Pilates Center completing over 450 hours   in Mat, Cadillac, Wunda Chair, and Reformer to become PSC Certified in February 2017. Wanting to be a part of the Amplified team, April joined the Instructor in Training Program.  She brings enthusiasm, patience and commitment to share the Pilates lifestyle with everyone.

She looks forward to meeting each client and creating a program that will guide them towards a sense of ease, strength, and awareness with their body. April has a particular interest in rehabilitative Pilates and will continue her Pilates training to assist individuals with conditions like osteoporosis, MS, injury rehab and neurological issues.


Suzy Bondoc, Trainer

Tier 2

Suzy is a 2nd generation Master Pilates Certification under the mentorship of Lolita San Miguel.  She is also White House Pilates certified and Rockit Body Pilates Certified.  Suzy is TRX Qualified, CPR certified.  Suzy received her BA from Otterbein University in Dance. She also attended Ohio State University and Point Park University.

Suzy is a Former NBA Cheerleader.  She has been to all 7 continents.  Her pups Tucker and Mocha run her life. 🙂


Trish Forcier,Trainer

Tier 1 


Cassie Chronis, Trainer

Tier 1

Cassie Chronis is a Michigan native. She graduated from Wayne State University in Detroit back in 2018 with a Bachelor’s in Fine Performing Arts Degree in Dance. During her time as a dance major, Cassie studied pilates every day. Along with dancing, choreographing, and teaching dance, after college she went on to train in Stott Pilates and has became a group fitness instructor at Equinox. Cassie moved to Chicago in October 2021 and has been teaching at Equinox and All About Dance. She joined the PSC training program and is now a Certified PSC Reformer instructor. Cassie is continuing her training and will soon become a fully Certified PSC Instructor.


Taylor Donlon, Trainer

Tier 1


Jennifer Rutili, Trainer

Tier 1

Always active in sports, Jennifer began teaching Tae Kwon Do and Hap Ki Do throughout high school and college.  Unfortunately, all that wear and tear on her body led to the development of scoliosis.  Preferring to avoid surgery and improve her scoliosis through exercise, she began researching and found Pilates mentioned as one of the best options, time and time again.

Determined to find her Pilates home, Jennifer took over 500 classes on ClassPass, and realized Amplified was the one Pilates studio she kept returning to.  Impressed with the challenge, variation, and accessibility of every class, and the impressive knowledge of the instructors, Jennifer decided to enroll in Amplified’s Teacher Training Program.  She graduated from Amplified’s comprehensive Pilates training program in February of 2017, completing 450 hours in Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, and Chair. 

Jennifer believes Pilates should be an integral part of everyone’s health and fitness journey, whether they are just beginning or have a couple of marathons under their belt, and fully complements any cross-training program.  What other form of exercise helps to improve your posture, protects your back and joints, and helps correct muscular and skeletal imbalances?  Whether you are looking to strengthen your core, gain flexibility, or increase muscle tone, Pilates can do it all! 

Kat Weirsum, Trainer

Tier 2

A native of Chicagoland, Kat started dancing at the age of two and pursued dance through college, training at the Joffrey Ballet School in New York City and graduating with a BA in Dance from Columbia College Chicago. While studying at Columbia, Kat discovered her true passion for fitness and overall health. Conditioning classes with Matthew Hollis and Mat Pilates with Kym Costa created the building blocks for exploring these new movement vocabularies. After a semester of Mat Pilates, a work/study program at One Hundred Fitness under Kyle Seguin introduced Kat to Pilates Equipment and showed that Pilates was the key to bridging her dancer past with her fitness future.

Upon taking her very first group equipment class at Amplified, Kat knew that she had found the studio where she belonged and immediately connected with Amplified’s mindset and approach to Pilates. Kat decided she wanted to further her practice and teach others to find the joy she had found through Pilates and completed her 450-hour Pilates Instructor Certification in Mat, Cadillac, Wunda Chair, and Reformer through Amplified Pilates Center. She then was offered a position at Amplified in our exclusive Instructor in Training Program.  Having graduated from this program, Kat is officially part of the Amplified team and is excited to share her love of Pilates with others.