MEET THE TEAM

Meet our talented team of certified instructors!

Michelle Copland

Owner/Founder

Pilates Mat/Reformer | AntiGravity Restorative

In 2000 Michelle became certified in Pilates by The PhysicalMind Institute in Mat and Equipment. She decided that Pilates needed to be shared with Bergen County and opened up a small studio in Cresskill. After six years, she moved to a slightly larger location in Tenafly. Appreciating the complementary benefits of yoga/hot yoga and Pilates, she combined the two disciplines in her studio. After doing so, an even larger space was necessary to accommodate the demand for the classes. Finding the perfect space for the new "coolhotyoga", she returned to Cresskill. Michelle is certified in Pilates Mat/Reformer, Piloxing, Yamuna Body Rolling, Booty Barre, and AntiGravity Fitness/Restorative.

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Shari Brooks

Vinyasa Yoga

Shari is a RTY-200 certified yoga instructor. She received her training from Ben Wisch, Power Yoga in 2016. In 2017, she became certified in Trauma Sensitive Yoga under the guidance of Hayley O'Brien. Drawn to yoga as a healing modality, Shari fell in love with both the medicinal and spiritual benefits of this ancient practice. Shari's classes include both meditation and breath work as tools to help her students find balance and well being, while offering an invigorating Vinyasa Flow. She is honored to share her knowledge of yoga in a class full of creativity, self discovery, strength, healing, and inner peace. Shari's passion for yoga has spanned 10 years, but her deepest commitment is to her family and raising her 4 amazing kids. Shari's past career was as a lawyer in New York and New Jersey. 

Montana Cibischino

AntiGravity Fitness | Kids

Montana Cibischino was honored with her first National Award in 2005 for dedication to excellence and achievement. Nominated by her cheerleading coach, Montana has since continued advancing in the field of exercise and fitness. With extensive studies in Peru, Thailand, and Bonaire, Montana is recognized by the Yoga Alliance and Anti-Gravity fitness. As a cheerleader, it allows Montana to bring a motivational and enthusiastic, yet challenging experience to your class. Combined with her understanding of yoga, Montana is committed to leaving you inspired with skills inside and outside of the classroom to lead you to your goals.

Shira Kraft

SK Fit

Shira Kraft has been in and out of the exercise industry for over 28 years. She began her journey in high school and college as a way to make money. In the last 10 years she decided to go back to fitness and has made it her passion. She is AFAA certified in group fitness and mat Pilates. Shira also has a Mad Dogg certified in spin, jumping frog certified in all Pilates and an SLT instructor. She loves what she does and the people she does it with!