Our Team

Meet the Trap Pilates Home Tribe! Our team is passionate and devoted to develop, teach, and train people worldwide by bringing a party to your mat in Trap Pilates.  This group of people inspire, motivate and encourage positive body image through rap music. Learn more about these incredible individuals!

 
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Sonya Simpson/Kendall J

CEO/Founder of Trap Pilates LLC®

Sonya, or better known as Kendall J, is a sought after Pilates Instructor in the Atlanta area. She opened her first Studio in 2011 in Suwanee GA, where she offers Pilates, Barre, Yoga and some cardio classes. Kendall J not only actively teaches at Rainbow Pilates, (her studio) but also travels all over North America, offering her one-of-a kind Trap Pilates® classes and events. She specializes in an alternative pilates experience taught to Rap Music , which is FUN, Motivating and Inspiring. One thing Kendall J is best known for is her FUN personality in class…She can be holding a plank to her favorite 2 Chains song and smiling and laughing at the same time…all while you are wondering if this song will ever end.  People from all over say they have never experienced a LIT Pilates class like this before. Kendall J will leave you hating your favorite rap song, yet loving it and Trap Pilates®  at the same time. She is energetic and really passionate about what she does.  Currently, Trap Pilates® is the hottest new Pilates inspired format that is full of Cardio and guaranteed to make you SWEAT like Crazy. Trap Pilates® is for everyone!!  It’s easy to follow, yet challenging and has super high-intensity. So come meet us at the Pilates Trap House….so you too can experience just why Trap Pilates ® is a PARTY ON THE MAT!!!!

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Gina Davis (G-Love)

National Trainer/Instructor Compliance

G-Love is a lover of all things fitness and has embraced many formats over the years. One of her favorite formats is mat Pilates.  Nothing can beat it for its core and powerhouse (area between the chest and thighs) conditioning.  As a recent transplant to the Atlanta area, it was imperative to find a new mat Pilates home.  Rainbow Pilates (Kendall J's spot), quickly became her favorite studio.  Music is motivating...providing the beat to get the heart pumping, booty swaying and the head bopping.  Music can also help you power through moves that you may not otherwise accomplish.  Nothing does this more than rap music.  When you add Pilates to the mix, it brings it all to a new level.  G-Love has held on to some sage advice from a fellow fitness lover over the years.... Schedule your workout like you would a doctor's appointment, a commitment to your total well-being.  You'll find G-Love at most Trap Pilates events encouraging all to do what you can and to have a good time doing it.  G-Love is National Trainer for Trap Pilates.

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Chrissy Zavlanos (Red)

National Trainer/ Graphic Designer

Red, as you have probably guessed, gets her name from her vibrant, fiery hair. Although originally from Connecticut, she is a true ATLien at heart and has lived in the dirty south since 1996. She has been a member of Kendall J’s studio for over two years now where she has fallen in love with Pilates and the fun atmosphere that Kendall J brings to all her classes. She is a graphic designer by trade and is responsible for the fresh design work that goes into the Trap Pilates brand.  Working on everything from flyers to apparel and everything in between she brings her artistic flair to the Trap Pilates Team. When she isn’t designing or getting lit at Trap Pilates you can find her chillin at home with her fiancé, Nick, and her two dogs, Gin and Whiskey, sippin on a big glass of Moscato! Red is a National Trainer for Trap Pilates.

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Mecca Dube’

Assistant to Kendall J/ Customer Service

Hello! My name is Mecca Dube'. If you think my name is unique, take a look at my personality!! I'm a pretty quirky individual, who loves to express herself through crazy hair colors and body art. There's never a dull moment with me, which is why I LOVE representing the Trap Pilates movement. With Trap Pilates, you get all types of people from all over the place wanting the same thing...a party on the mat! Trap is fun, EXCITING, enticing, and relaxing at the same time. You get to open up your mind, discover new music, GET FIT, and go somewhere where you won't get judged. You can be yourself with trap, which is why I'm grateful to be apart of it.

 

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Benjamin Ryan (Breezy B)

Marketing/ Customer Service

Though his chief ambition is to one day control the entire Internet, Ben busies himself in the meantime working for Horizon Software, marketing Trap Pilates, and eats lots of Mexican food. Originally from Suwanee, he relocated to Seattle in 2013 because he thought it would be nicer to look at trees while stuck in traffic.

Ben joined the Rainbow Pilates Team in 2017 after graduating with his B.A. in Communication Studies from Western Washington University. In addition to holding a B.A. in communication, Ben has been teaching group fitness for the past four years. In Ben’s spare time he likes to twerk on table tops, drink on patios, eat his momma’s home cooked meals, and enjoy shopping for various things he doesn’t need on Amazon.

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Casi J 

Official Videographer/Photographer

Casi J. is speech therapist by day and a budding travel vlogger for her blog, T.H.O.T. Journal. She founded T.H.O.T. Journal to implore her readers actively paying off student debt to live life to the fullest in spite of Sallie Mae's demands. Casi meet Kendall J at one of her Events when she was writing a piece of her experience with TrapPilates...Casi immediately developed a LOVE/HATE relationship with it yet she craved more. She ended up coming back to the next event the following month and it was there when Kendall J ask her to join her team because she loved the VLOG so much. It was funny, informative and it gave her Virgin followers a true and real documentary of the class. Now Casi J. is the official Videographer for Trap Pilates. She also enjoys traveling, finding local good eats, and watching her student debt dwindle down each month. 

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MEET THE DJ - Tony Cutlass:

Official Trap Pilates DJ

Born and raised in the Carolinas. DJ Tony Cutlass love for music started at an early age. His passion for music shows through his arts when he mix. Country, R&B, Blues, House, Rap or Hip-Hop it doesn't matter. What makes you move when he's in his groove is what gets him in the mode. His energy reaches all ages. It flows naturally. Music is not just art, but it's an experience for everyone. Live, Laugh, Love, Peace and Happiness is what he stands for. These are all the emotions you feel on the Mat or Dance floor. When DJ Cutlass is on the 1's & 2's..... It's not only a Party but it's an Experience!!!

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Amanda (BarreBae) Shelley

Web Design/ Support

Amanda is a fitness enthusiast with a passion for being outdoors. As a former avid runner, Amanda was drawn to Pilates and Barre after constant injury. She found she was able to mend her injuries and stay strong and lean. She began teaching group fitness after receiving an instructor Barre certification with a focus in Booty Barre at Rainbow Pilates Studio.

Amanda works in Marketing for a software company as a Director of Marketing and Sales Operations. She has a MA degree and an MBA along with her recent Booty Barre Certification.  In her free time, she enjoys working on small projects, cross-training, running half marathons, drinking wine and most importantly being with her husband and two boys! She loves a good challenge and putting together routines that inspire you to push your limits. Amanda is excited to join the Trap Pilates team! BarreBae Shelley is a National Trainer for Trap Pilates.

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A.D. Shepherd

Legal Department


Atlanta In-House Instructors

  Tamoleka Woolen - Trap Pilates/ Zumba

Tamoleka Woolen - Trap Pilates/ Zumba

  Ramiro Stackhouse - Trap Pilates/ Zumba/Trap Fitness

Ramiro Stackhouse - Trap Pilates/ Zumba/Trap Fitness

  JoShay Simmons - Buti Yoga

JoShay Simmons - Buti Yoga

  Jenny Storey - Trap Pilates

Jenny Storey - Trap Pilates