Welcome to
Blue Sky Pilates + Wellness

Our mission is to provide a safe and cost-effective transition from rehabilitation to wellness by offering one-on-one instruction, group Pilates, Yoga, and private exercise sessions taught by physical therapists in a fun and professional environment.

“Pilates is designed to give you suppleness, natural grace, and skill that will be unmistakably reflected in the way you walk, in the way you play and in the way you work.”
– Joseph H. Pilates

Classes & Packages

At Blue Sky Pilates + Wellness we have a state-of-the-art Pilates studio, which includes 6 Reformer/Tower combination units, a Cadillac, 6 MVE Chairs, and a ladder barrel. In addition, many props such as rings, small hand weights, bosu balls, and bands will be utilized.

“Developing minor muscles naturally helps to strengthen major muscles.”
– Joseph H. Pilates

Meet Your Instructors

Hillary L Joseph PT, MPT, COMT
Pilates Instructor

Hillary was first introduced to the world of Physical Therapy after receiving treatment for a back injury she sustained in high school. She pursued her newfound passion and completed a Masters of Science from Northeastern University in 2005. Originally from Wisconsin, she fell in love with Colorado while completing a clinical rotation in Vail. Hillary brings conscientiousness, kindness and great skill to her Physical Therapy practice and Pilates & Wellness instruction. When not working, she enjoys her love of all things outdoors with her husband, Bryon, and 2 children, Sierra and Declan.

Professional Experience and Education

Hillary earned her Masters Degree in Physical Therapy from Northeastern University in Boston, MA. She gained clinical experience while working at Vail Sports Medicine Physical Therapy (Vail, CO), Methodist Children’s Hospital (San Antonio, TX), and Lakeview Neuro-Rehabilitation Center (Waterford, WI). She started her career at Cherry Creek Physical Therapy (Denver) in 2005, where she treated a wide spectrum of patients. Now with over 10 years of clinical experience, Hillary continues to use her ever-growing skill set to help her patients recover from injury and transition into a wellness program.

Certifications

Hillary has dedicated a great deal of time and energy to completing the following certifications:

  • Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT) through the Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars
  • Certificate of Completion for Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Pro Health and Fitness Pilates Mat Certification
  • Pro Health and Fitness Pilates Reformer Equipment Certification
  • Certification in Chair through Peak Pilates

Continuing Education

Hillary has been consistent in her pursuit of continuing education and professional certifications. She dedicates time each year to finding courses that will enhance and expand her current knowledge base, and she utilizes these newly acquired skills in the daily treatment for her patients and clients. Hillary has completed the following courses:

  • Maitland-Australian MT-1 Essential Peripheral
  • Maitland-Australian MT-2 Essential Spinal
  • Maitland-Australian MT-3 Intermediate Spinal
  • Maitland-Australian MT-ST Stabilization Training & Functional Rehabilitation
  • Maitland-Australian MT-O Evidence-Based Orthopedic Diagnostic Evaluation
  • Maitland-Australian MT-4 Differential Assessment and Clinical Reasoning
  • Maitland-Australian MT-R Review
  • Maitland-Australian MT-G: Geriatric Manual Therapy Seminar
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling Level 1
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling Level 2
  • MET of the Lumbar-Pelvis-Sacrum
  • MET of the Cervical Spine and TOS
  • MET of the Thoracic Spine and Ribs
  • Align Conference: Nerve Pain
  • Web PT – Ascend Conference 2016, 2017, 2018
  • The Integrated ‘Inner Core’ Cylinder for Lumbo-Pelvic Stability
  • Recent Advances in the Treatment of the Shoulder
  • Geriatric Strengthening and Movement Re-education for Mobility
  • Classical Pilates Mat, Chair, Tower and Reformer Review

Karen L Lewis PT, MPT
Pilates Instructor

Karen combines over 30 years of fitness and healthcare experience to offer her patients a complete, well-balanced therapy program. She began teaching exercise in 1987 and always followed the latest fitness trends. Her current passion is teaching Pilates. She started practicing physical therapy in New Orleans in 2003, and then continued in her home town of Denver in 2005. Karen emphasizes a holistic approach to her physical therapy and wellness programs, and ensures patient understanding through her educational and supportive style. In her spare time, Karen enjoys spending time with family and friends, travelling, hiking, biking and gardening.

Professional Experience and Education

Karen earned her Masters Degree in Physical Therapy from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center with academic honors. She earned the Physical Therapy Award for Academic Excellence and the Physical Therapy Department Dean’s Award Nomination. Her clinical experience includes Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital (Denver), Cherry Creek Physical Therapy (Denver), University Hospital (New Orleans), and Veteran’s Administration Hospital (New Orleans). Karen’s work experience includes Children’s Hospital (New Orleans), Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (New Orleans), Ochsner Foundation Hospital (New Orleans), and Cherry Creek Physical Therapy (Denver). Karen has also taught a variety of fitness classes at a state-of-the-art facility in New Orleans and worked as a personal trainer since 2004 for clients on all types of Pilates equipment.

Certifications

Karen has dedicated a great deal of time and effort to completing the following certifications:

  • ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) Certified Health Fitness Specialist
  • Powerhouse Pilates Certified Pilates Instructor (Mat & Equipment)
  • AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America) Personal
    Trainer/Fitness Counselor Certification
  • AFAA Professional Group Exercise Instructor Certification
  • Certified Johnny G Spinning Instructor

Continuing Education

Karen recognizes the importance of continuing education in order to ensure her patients receive the best available treatment. Her dedication to her patients and delivery of the best available therapy drives Karen to not only meet continuing education standards, but exceed them. Karen has completed the following courses:

Hermann & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute:

  • Pelvic Floor Function, Dysfunction and Treatment Level 1
  • Pelvic Floor Function, Dysfunction and Treatment Level 2B
  • Differential Diagnostics of Chronic Pelvic Pain

Maitland-Australian Physiotherapy Seminars:

  • Maitland-Australian MT-1 Essential Peripheral
  • Maitland-Australian MT-2 Essential Spinal
  • Maitland-Australian MT-3 Intermediate Spinal
  • Maitland-Australian MT-ST Stabilization Training and Functional Rehabilitation
  • Maitland-Australian MT-4 Differential Assessment and Clinical Reasoning
  • Maitland-Australian MT-O Evidence-Based Orthopedic Diagnostic Evaluation
  • Maitland-Australian MT-G: Geriatric Manual Therapy Seminar

Exercise Etc, Inc:

  • Strength & conditioning for Seniors
  • Functional Mobility Drills
  • Core Training for Seniors
  • A Dozen Practical Exercises for Seniors

PowerHouse Pilates:

  • Group Foundations I – Pilates Reformer
  • Group Foundations II – Cadillac
  • Mat Certification
  • Pilates Personal Training

Web PT – Ascend Conference 2015, 2017, 2018 Pilates Method Alliance 10th International Educational Conference:

  • The Role of the Body in Working with the Tower
  • Hip Connection Advanced Concepts: Stability, Support, Power Scoliosis
  • Joe’s “Extra Muscles”: Accessing the Internal Shower Through the Equipment

Peak Pilates:

  • MVe Instructor Preparation Workshop

American College of Sports Medicine:

  • ACSM Behavior Change Strategies for Optimal Client Outcomes
  • ACSM Health Fitness Specialist Workshop
  • Minimizing Legal Liability in Health/Fitness Programs

Cross Country Education:

  • Running Kinematics and Gait Analysis: An Evidence Based Approach

Kinetic Control:

  • Diagnosis, Classification and Neuro-Musculo-Skeletal Managementof Shoulder Impingements and Instabilities
  • Diagnosis and Neuro-Musculo-Skeletal Management of Hip Pain and Dysfunction
  • Recent Advances in the Treatment of the Shoulder
  • Diagnosis of Mechanical Neck Pain & Functional Stability Retraining
  • Diagnosis of Mechanical Dysfunction & Stability Retraining of the Shoulder Girdle
  • The Integrated “Inner Core” Cylinder for Lumbo-Pelvic Stability

Health One:

  • Current Concepts in Orthopaedics

Manual Therapy Seminars of Colorado:

  • MET of the Lumbar Pelvis Sacrum
  • MET of the Thoracic spine Ribs
  • MET of the Cervical Spine TOS (Thoracic Outlet Syndrome)
  • Advanced Evaluation and Treatment of the Lumbar Pelvis Sacrum

Sports and Orthopaedic Seminars:

  • Contemporary Approaches to Common Sports and Orthopaedic Conditions

Body Works WELL:

  • Classical Pilates Mat, Chair, Tower and Reformer Review

Louisiana Physical Therapy Association:

  • Clinical and Scientific Rationale for Modern Manual Therapy – TheShoulder/Upper Quarter

Johnny G Spinning:

  • Spinning Certification
  • Spinning and the application of Interval Training
  • Phase Three: Strength Energy Zone

Deep South Fitness Convention:

  • Yoga 2K
  • Total Ballet Workout
  • Balance and Stability

Deep South Alliance for Fitness Professionals:

  • Mind-Body Yoga Certification

Reebok International Ltd:

  • Power Step Reebok
  • Flexible Strength

Aerobics and Fitness Association of America:

  • Personal Trainer/Fitness Counselor Certification
  • Mat Science
  • Fitness Triage Seminar
  • Master M.O.V.E.S.
  • Nutrition Fundamentals
  • Primary Certification Review
  • Boot Camp Maneuvers

Barre Elevate – Level I Teacher Training Workshop

Samantha Harmon PT, DPT
Pilates Instructor

Sammi grew up in Aurora, Colorado. Her interest in physical therapy began with her personal experience having many injuries as a ballet dancer. She received a BFA in Ballet from the University of Utah, and went on to perform professionally with Colorado Ballet and Ballet Ariel in Denver. She then went on to receive her Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in 2017. She continues to dance and perform with Ballet 5280 in Denver, and teaches ballet at various studios in the Denver metro area. Sammi enjoys using her years of dance and teaching experience to help dancers and non-dancers recover from orthopedic injuries, particularly of the foot and ankle.

Professional Experience & Education

Sammi earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Colorado. During her education, she completed clinical rotations in inpatient rehabilitation at Infinity Rehab in Brighton, and outpatient therapy at The University of Utah Orthopaedic Center in Salt Lake City and Northern Colorado Rehabilitation Hospital in Johnstown.

Continuing Education

Sammi is committed to lifelong learning and to further develop her skills and knowledge as a physical therapist. She plans to pursue a variety of continuing education courses, particularly through the Maitland-Australian Physiotherapy Seminars program.

Sammi has completed the following courses:

  • Balanced Body Pilates Instructor Training: Reformer 1 and Reformer 2
  • Maitland-Australian MT-ST Stabilization Training and Functional Rehabilitation
  • Maitland-Australian MT-G: Geriatric Manual Therapy

Jonathan Hebert LCMT
Corrective Exercise Instructor

Jonathan is a licensed certified massage therapist who trained at the Boulder College of Massage Therapy. He has received training in a variety of styles including: Swedish, Neuromuscular, Orthopedic, Sports, Craniosacral, Shiatsu and Thai style massage. Jonathan worked in a private practice setting prior to joining the Blue Sky team. He utilizes a thorough knowledge of anatomy and physiology to educate and empower clients to support their long-term health.

Danielle Hoguet PT, DPT
Yoga Instructor

Danielle was born and raised in South Jersey. She spent much of high school in and out of physical therapy with ballet injuries that led to ankle surgeries. She went on to complete her Bachelor’s and Doctorate degrees at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. She loves the opportunity to treat dancers and athletes. She enjoys practicing and teaching yoga in her spare time.

Professional Experience & Education

Danielle earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. She has gained experience in orthopedics through her clinical rotations at Achieve Physical Therapy (Vineland, NJ), Woodstown Physical Therapy and Sports Rehabilitation (Woodstown, NJ) and Novacare clinics in Philadelphia and at Neumann University. She also gained experience with neurological conditions at Marlton Rehabilitation Hospital (Marlton, NJ). Danielle enjoyed working with young dancers and athletes at Loudoun Sports Therapy Center in Sterling, VA.

Certifications

Danielle became a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200) after completing the Yoga Teacher Training at the Yandara Yoga Institute in Baja, Mexico.

Continuing Education

Danielle loves to learn and is committed to expanding her knowledge and skills as a physical therapist. She plans to expand her manual therapy skill set by taking Maitland-Australian Orthopedic Manual Therapy courses.

Danielle has completed the following courses:

  • Maitland-Australian MT-ST Stabilization Training and Functional Rehabilitation

Abby DeBlois PT, DPT, CSCS
Personal Trainer

Abby grew up in Narragansett, Rhode Island. Her interest in physical therapy began in high school while experiencing her own injuries and watching the benefits physical therapy would also have on her siblings’ sports-related injuries. Abby graduated from The University of Miami with a Bachelors of Science in Health Science. Abby continued to play sports throughout her college career, playing on the Connecticut College Women’s Lacrosse Team her freshman year, and on the club lacrosse team at the University of Miami.

Professional Experience and Education

Abby went on to pursue her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at New York University. She gained experience through her clinical rotations and master clinician observations working with patients of all ages with orthopedics and musculoskeletal, neurologic, wound and vestibular related conditions. While completing her Doctorate, Abby became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Abby feels it is especially beneficial to use her added exercise background with her patients. Additionally, Abby has taught group fitness classes at Manic Training- Rhode Island from 2014-2018. Abby believes in treating her patients as a whole, focusing on the body’s connections rather than treating an injury in isolation. Abby focuses on exercise as a mechanism to treat her patients, and believes in tailoring a unique exercise program to each of her patients’ individual needs with the hopes of promoting an active, healthy lifestyle for every individual. Abby has a particular interest in treating the hip as well as patients for post-surgical rehabilitation.

Continuing Education and Certifications

Abby is committed to enhancing her skills as a Physical Therapist through lifelong learning. She plans to take a variety of continuing education courses, specifically the Maitland-Australian Physiotherapy Seminars program and Pilates Instructor Training: Reformer 1.

Abby has completed the following Certifications and courses:

  • National Strength and Conditioning Association- Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • RockTape Functional Movement Techniques‐ Basic Certified
  • RockTape Functional Movement Techniques- Advanced Certified

All of our instructors are extremely qualified and knowledgeable of how to adapt exercise for each client to maximize effectiveness and prevent injury. Additionally, all of our Pilates and Yoga instructors are also physical therapists, holding a Master’s or Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy. All Pilates and Yoga instructors have completed nationally certified programs so that each client will feel safe and confident to exercise under the watchful instruction of our physical therapists.

“Change happens through movement and movement heals.”
– Joseph H. Pilates