About Us


to Reichert Pilates

This one of a kind studio is filled with light and positive energy and caters to a broad range of clientele. You’ll be filled with pure gratitude and relaxation while elevating your physical, mental, and emotional well being. We provide everything your mind and body could possibly need. Welcome home to Reichert Pilates in Summerville- we look forward seeing you soon.

Meet our team

Daniela Reichert

Certified Pilates Instructor

Daniela Reichert was born and raised in Germany, later worked in Marbella, Spain before moving to Charleston. She is fluent in German, Spanish and English. Daniela discovered Pilates after suffering years from chronic back and neck pain caused by a severe Scoliosis. Experiencing the amazing benefits of Pilates on her own body she wanted to learn more.

Daniela has worked and helped clients for over 10 years. Her knowledge, patience, expertise and positive energy are felt in every one of her classes. Her main goal is to provide a custom tailored class especially prepared for each individual client. She has always loved the versatility of Pilates: from working with athletes or children conducting a powerful, challenging and fun workout, to all kind of clients and seniors, knowing exactly how to adapt a class for people with various injuries or other physical limitations.

She loves helping people suffering or recovering from injuries or operations and works closely with established physiotherapist, rolfers, acupuncturists, chiropractors and massage therapists in the local area. Daniela has completed two comprehensive Pilates courses (Mat, Apparatus, Props and Specialties) with over 1000 credit hours as well as a Personal Trainer Course with specialties in rehabilitation and nutrition.

She has worked in Europe and USA, as a Personal Trainer, Master Pilates Instructor, in several hospitals and various Pilates Studios before opening her own studio. She is now happy to offer a variety of services including Reformer classes, Mat Pilates, Pilates Barre and more, to help all of our clients achieve healthier bodies and minds.

Pam O'Briant

Certified Pilates Instructor

Pamela O’Briant is a native of Rhode Island. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Ballet with a teaching certificate from Virginia Intermont College. After dancing with a ballet company in Michigan, she moved to Charleston to dance with Charleston Ballet Theater. In 1992, she left the ballet company and was searching for a way to stay in shape and tried Pilates. Pam was hooked.

In 1994, she trained to teach with Bodyworks in Durham, NC. Pamela joined the team at Earthling Day Spa and started working in a Pilates Studio in Mt. Pleasant, SC since 1996.

Wanting to further her knowledge, she completed a comprehensive certification with Polestar Pilates in Miami, Florida in 2001. Her certification is in Pilates for post rehabilitation.

Dedicated to continually learning, Pam has attended many workshops and conferences with well known teachers, such as: Elizabeth Larkam, Karen Sanzo, Michele Larsson, Karen Clippinger, Raymond Kurshals, Brent Anderson, Julian Littleford, Rael Isacowitz and Sherri Betz.

In addition to teaching Pilates, she is an adjunct professor at the College of Charleston in the Theater and Dance Department where she teaches Ballet and Modern Dance. Pamela was also certified in Gyrotonic® Expansion System in 2004. She believes “Movement is Medicine”.

Kelley Johnson

Certified Pilates Instructor

Kelley has been a Pilates enthusiast for over 15 years.  She began taking classes as a way to complement her tennis playing and alleviate the pain that comes from playing a high-impact sport.  She soon learned that strengthening your core could reduce the pain in muscles that we use too much, and that Pilates can help you avoid injury.  

Upon moving to Belgium in 2007, Kelley obtained her Certification in Classic Pilates MAT Levels 1,2, and 3.  She enjoyed teaching both private and group mat classes while in Belgium, and continued to train on the Pilates machines at her local studio. She is also Balanced Body certified to work with Reformer, Cadillac and Chair. 

Kelley loves the fact that a good Pilates routine can almost always be adapted to anyone, regardless of age, ability, or injury.   The small-class set up at Reichert Pilates is a perfect place to introduce you to Pilates.  Kelley would love to help you improve your body function with a hands-on style of instruction. She speaks English and French. 

Farrah Bauer- Gagliardi

Certified Pilates Instructor

Farrah was born and raised in Long Island NY and relocated to SC in 2017 with her 4 kids and husband for a slower pace of life.

As a child she fell in love with dance and after graduating high school she continued learning about dance history as well as fitness. Farrah received her first certification in 1999 in spin and continued with group fitness and personal training.

She was introduced to Pilates while taking dance classes in NYC and instantly knew that it was what she was meant to be doing. In 2007 she became comprehensively certified through Polestar Pilates studying and learning for a year and a half under physical therapists and 2nd generation Pilates instructors.

Before moving to the South, she owned a Pilates studio in Babylon NY. She loves working with the older population, especially clients with limited mobility and joint issues. Farrah is very excited to continue to share her love of Pilates with everyone at Reichert Pilates and learn from my fellow instructors and clients.

Iesha Simmons

Pilates Instructor in Training

Iesha Simmons raised in Florida has moved to Summerville South Carolina in 2011. She was always fond of any forms of movement, from dance, to yoga but fell in love with Pilates, when her Pilates teacher cued her core in a way that made every following movement better, stronger and so different than anything she has experienced before. She knew this was something she wanted to learn more about and share her experience with others.

She started her training with the Balanced Body’s diversity program in 2021. Learning MAT, Movement Principles, Reformer and more to come with different studios in Boston, Washington and Pittsburgh among others.

And is eager to start and keep learning from the team of Reichert Pilates and every client in front of her.  Her long-term goal is to be a comprehensively certified teacher.

Iesha was born with spina bifida which resulted in scoliosis. Having scoliosis has certainly presented challenges within certain movements and was even told certain activities would not be possible by doctors. With Pilates she has not only found strength her movement practice but pain relief from the scoliosis to keep up with her day-to-day life with work and chasing around her two high energy boys.

Iesha is very excited to keep learning and share her passion for this movement practice, Pilates. Iesha also speaks Spanish fluently

Kristyn Lewis

Pilates Instructor in Training

Kristyn Lewis was born and raised in South Carolina.  While interning at USC, Columbia she discovered a passion for human services.  Since 2019 she has worked for a non-profit and is the supervisor of programs and support services.  Kristyn helps women work on their financial, nutritional, and physical health goals.  She has been teaching Mat Pilates and group fitness classes there and at a local community center.  One of her goals is to use nutrition and fitness as a platform for diabetes prevention and awareness.

Kristyn believes Pilates is the best form of exercise to teach people at any fitness level and with different body types.  She is currently training through Balanced Body to become a Comprehensive Pilates Instructor and is part of their Community Expansion Scholarship Program.  This program was created to reach people in diverse communities and make Pilates more accessible.  Kristyn has completed Mat training with Fusion Pilates, and Reformer 1 & 2 training through Soma Pilates.  She is also an AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor and NASM Certified Nutrition

Kimberly Kreft

Certified Occupational Therapist

Kimberly graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine with a degree in Occupational Therapy in 1996. She has a vast array of experience in all rehabilitation settings and ages. She has specialized in orthopedic and hand and upper extremity rehab, including conducting worksite and ergonomic evaluations, functional capacity evaluations, and industrial rehab. Kimberly also has worked as a hand therapist, and in inpatient and outpatient settings seeing patients pre- and postoperatively for spine surgeries, shoulder and cumulative trauma injuries, as well as conditioning and specialized rehab for numerous neurological and physical dysfunction diagnoses from stroke to flexor tendon repairs, carpal tunnel, and rotator cuff surgery and rehab. Kimberly has also completed numerous continuing education courses including nutrition, pain management techniques, myofascial treatment, and numerous physical dysfunction courses and CE’s. She has been passionate about health and fitness ever since she can remember. After moving to Charleston in 2000, she completed an athletic training certification and Pilates certification in 2004. She started a Pilates program at St, Francis hospital for employee wellness teaching Pilates to nurses and staff.

Kimberly has personally experienced health issues from autoimmune disease to a traumatic brain injury (TBI) from a severe accident with resultant neck injury and dysfunction. Having dealt with severe pain, she found Pilates to personally be her primary source of exercise for pain relief, gaining muscle strength, endurance, range of motion, and postural retraining to carryover to maximize her level of function in everyday activities.

Falling in love with Pilates’ unique full-body techniques and mind body awareness, has led to her combining her occupational therapy, athletic training, and Pilates training to provide comprehensive, fully engaging, and individualized workouts! Kimberly enjoys working with people of all levels and ages to help them safely achieve their fitness goals and maximize their health.

Laura Christiansen

Physiotherapist / Orthopedic Therapist

Laura is a traditionally trained orthopedic/manual therapist, a graduate of the University of Tennessee Medical School, and a former assistant professor at the University of Central Arkansas. In total, she has practiced for over 25 years in clinical settings, most recently as Director of a Summerville ATI clinic. 

Nearly 10 years ago Laura was introduced to Pilates’ based strength training to recover from running injuries. She has applied many of these learned techniques on herself and in clinical setting with many of her patients. 

Pilates provides results for complete, systematic, and neurological strengthening that physical therapy alone couldn’t replicate. She became certified to teach Mat Pilates 5 years ago in 2013. Laura enjoys running, tennis, and traditional weight lifting.

She has discovered the basis to longevity in her training is to have core stability for outward mobility. Her goal in physical therapy and with Pilates is to improve patient fitness and improve quality of life.

Harry Green


Harry has been working as a physical therapist and performance coach for the past 15 years.  As a therapist Harry has been able to help people recover from chronic overuse injuries.  Prior to becoming a therapist Harry worked as an exercise specialist helping corporate clients to improve their cardiovascular health through exercise.  

Over the last 9 years Harry has been able to move the health care model into what is known today as functional health.  Harry’s passion for Pilates has been about merging the principles of Pilates with physical therapy to bring about symmetry between your mind and body. 

As a performance coach Harry is able to help clients to understand that it takes more than exercise to build a better version of yourself.  “Wellness is an expression of good physical and mental health working in balance with proper rest/recovery.”  “One cannot perform if they choose not to reform ~ their mind, body, and soul.” 

In his spare time Harry enjoys running 5Ks, 10Ks, and ½ marathons and catching a rugby match or two.

Our equipment

Balanced Body Reformer

Balanced Body Tower / Cadillac

Balanced Body High and Wunda Chair

Bands, Mats, and more!