Meet The Team
Meet The Team
Kaitlyn Rhoades, MS | Founder | CEO | Master Instructor
Before starting OnPointe Training, Kaitlyn was a professional ballet dancer. She worked with prestigious companies such as ABT, Joffery, Milwaukee Ballet, and Nashville ballet, but she wanted to pursue an even bigger dream: to promote health and happiness.
As Kaitlyn was dancing, she wanted to learn as much as a possible about the human body and exercise. She strives to continue her education every year, never allowing her knowledge to become stagnant. OnPointe Training is a company with one great mission and that mission is to make you happy and healthy!
MS Rehabilitation Science
BA Performing Arts
NASM CPT, CES
Certified STOTT Pilates
Wenner Exius | Pilates Instructor
Wenner’s mom said he started writing and performing shows in the living room at the age of 3; he suspects he was more like 5. With a growing flair for the narrative arts, it was no surprise he became a writer for RollingStone.comand eBay Inc. as well as a copywriter for ad agencies like Digitas Lbi, Energy BBDO, and Razorfish.
As our Communcations Manager, Wenner is responsible for client advocacy and marketing initiatives. However, his passion for storytelling isn't limited to branding the business: He began dancing in 2001, learning to tell stories through ballet and contemporary styles, but after a severe leg injury in 2011, he lost confidence in his body and found it difficult to recover physically.
After discovering Pilates, and practicing other fitness methods, Wenner began a journey to rebuild and reclaim his body. Now that he's a Pilates apprentice at OnPointe Training, he’s learning to read the human body and helprewrite its stories through proper health and wellness. Wenner is currently in training for certifications in Pilates and Wellness Coaching. He also serves on the board of the Laurel School, helping to shape the wellness of children with learning difficulties.
Wenner moved to San Francisco from Montreal, by way of Chicago, where he received a B.A. in Communications from DePaul University. And, on occasion, he can still be found performing shows in his living room.
Rachel Lewis | Pilates Instructor
Rachel found Pilates six years ago after suffering from a foot injury that prevented her from doing the high-impact activities she enjoyed. She immediately fell in love. After working for seven years in the public relations and marketing fields, Rachel decided to pursue her passion for Pilates and began her STOTT Pilates teacher training. She became fully certified in July 2016. Rachel had a son in May, and Pilates helped her stay fit during pregnancy, and regain her strength after birth. She has a particular passion for helping pregnant ladies and new moms.
When she's not at the studio, you'll find Rachel cooking (and sharing some of her Paleo recipes on scrumptiousbyrachel.com), sweating it out in spin class, visiting family in her hometown of Santa Cruz, and hanging around Hayes Valley with her husband and son.
Certified in STOTT PILATES® Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels Trained to work with injuries and special populations with an emphasis on pre/postnatal
MA, Health Communications
BA, English and Journalism
Ali Weeks | Editorial Manager
Ali grew up dancing and dreaming in the Chicago suburbs. She attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in dance and an additional major in psychology. After graduation, Ali moved to the bay area to pursue dance on a professional level. She promptly began her Pilates training, earning her BASI certification in 2012 and PMA certification in early 2013. Since then, Ali has gained experience teaching private sessions as well as small and large group classes. Her clientele ha spanned the gamut, including pre-natal clients as well as those with severe spinal injuries.
The keen body awareness garnered by a lifetime of dance informs Ali’s teaching style as well as her love for functional anatomy. She believes we are all stronger than we think, and seeks to awaken that strength in everyone who walks into the studio. In addition to teaching and dancing, Ali is a writer. She now lives in Denver, Colorado.
Gillian Ashdown | Pilates Instructor
Gillian’s fitness journey began in high school while she was captain of the cheerleading team. She quickly realized the importance of posture and strength while throwing and catching her teammates during half time. Naturally, she found her way into the octagon last summer when she won her first MMA fight.
Gillian officially entered the professional fitness world teaching cardio kickboxing while she earned her BA in Political Science at Pace University. Soon after, she took on operations and management for a boutique fitness studio in New York before moving back home to London.
While training Muay Thai kickboxing, she suffered injuries which held her back from competing. Luckily, she discovered Pilates in London and has never looked back. After healing her own body through her practice, she has dedicated her career to Pilates. She now is an active competitor in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and MMA.