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About

The Gather Pilates Approach

“Be the Change You Wish To See In Yourself”

- Jean Keese, The Pilates Hotty Mantra

We are passionate about sharing Pilates and holistic self-care rituals so you reach your wellness potential.

We know that coming into a Pilates studio for the first time can be intimidating.

It’s not your fault — learning something new is always hard and a little scary.
That’s why we’ve made it a priority to create a supportive and welcoming space, with classes designed just for you. You do not need to be a flexible ballerina, athlete or marathon runner to do pilates!

We don’t fit your body to the movements, we fit the movements to your body.

After all, Pilates is for everyBODY. And, so is self-care.

You so deserve it.

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Our Mission

Like Joseph Pilates, we believe mindful movement combined with balanced living is the foundation for a healthy, and happy, life.

We empower you with tools to deepen your connection to self and explore how you can find balance, and increase your strength – inside and out.
It’s your practice! But, we are here to support you every step of the way on your wellness journey.

We can’t wait to see you in class!

Meet The Team

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Jean Keese
Owner & Studio Founder

As an Aruyvedic practitioner, Jean brings a personalized and unique approach to Pilates and mindful movement.

Jean is dedicated to empowering her clients to enhance their health and enrich their lives through mindful movement and balancing self-care rituals. She has been changing lives by sharing mindful movement and Ayurveda for nearly 20 years. Jean's journey began as a means of healing from a cycling injury and managing stress in her previous career in political marketing and public affairs. What started as a personal pursuit blossomed into a deep passion, leading her to carve out a new path in the holistic health field.

Jean founded and directed a large Pilates, Yoga and Ayurvedic Wellness studio for nearly 10 years. During this time, working with hundreds of women, she was inspired to write the Pilates Hotty Mantra. This mantra is a call to action, reminding women to be peaceful with themselves and to find their inner and outer strength and power through Pilates movement.

This mantra is the inspiration behind her clothing line, Pilates Hotty. And, this message is her priority as she continues to share mindful movement and self-care ritual with others.

Having sold her previous Pilates, Barre and Yoga studio of ten years, Jean moved to McCall because of the amazing recreational quality of life we enjoy here. Since moving here a decade ago, Jean has been creating mindful movement and wellness experiences for clients in a small private training studio on her property.

Jean holds two comprehensive Pilates certifications, including Polestar Pilates, renowned for its rehabilitative approach. Like Joseph Pilates, Jean believes movement heals. She incorporates that belief into all of her teachings and believes Pilates is so much more than a great workout.

A graduate of the California College of Ayurveda and the American Institute of Vedic Studies, Jean holds certifications as a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist and Pancha Karma Specialist. Jean first studied Yoga with the Ananda Ashram in Grass Valley and has continued her studies with Integrative Yoga Therapy. Her dedication to education is evident in the multiple Yoga Alliance Approved Teacher Training programs she has developed and directed, alongside Pilates Teacher Training programs.

Jean finds joy in spending time exploring all the wild spaces in our region with her family and friends. She loves cooking, gardening, hiking, cycling and paddleboarding.

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Keliann Ivey
Pilates Instructor

Kelliann Ivey’s journey with Pilates began in an unexpected place – a remote resort near the Arctic Circle, 60 miles from civilization. Introduced to Mat Pilates by a retired instructor, Kelliann fell in love with its invigorating movements and the sense of connection it brought. Upon relocating to Idaho, her passion for Pilates only deepened, leading her to pursue it as both a student and an instructor.

Driven by a profound belief in the transformative power of movement, Kelliann is dedicated to guiding others toward restoration, grace, and self-acceptance through Pilates.

Embracing Joseph Pilates’ philosophy that “change happens through movement, and movement heals,” she finds purpose in helping individuals achieve holistic well-being through mindful exercise.
With a certification in health and life coaching from the Health Coach Institute, Kelliann brings a comprehensive approach to her practice, emphasizing self-improvement and holistic wellness. Whether guiding her students through reformer workouts or incorporating breath-work techniques like Carola’s Breathing, she is committed to fostering a supportive environment for personal growth.

Beyond the studio, Kelliann is a fervent advocate for exploring new modalities and taking movement outdoors onto the trails, always seeking to expand her knowledge and enrich her practice. Through her unwavering dedication to Pilates and holistic well-being, Kelliann Ivey continues to inspire and empower others on their wellness journeys.

Scarlett Keese
Studio Assistant & Youth Outreach Coordinator

Scarlett can be found helping out at the front desk, in our retail boutique and supporting studio outreach. Scarlett has grown up around Pilates, and has learned to appreciate how it helps her in her equestrian endeavors.

Now, she looks forward to sharing pilates with her peers, and is helping to develop Youth Programming at Gather Pilates.

She also hopes to become a Pilates instructor herself, before going to college.

When Scarlett isn’t at the studio or school, she can be found riding her horse Vegas, reading, or playing with the family dogs and goats. Scarlett also loves art and is a member of the PLMS art club.

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Gather Boutique

Peek into our boutique before or after class! We have stocked it with our favorite things to support your self-care rituals and active lifestyle.

The Gather Pilates boutique offers Grip Socks by Tavi and Toesox, Pilates Hotty clothing, and a variety of other local vendors including ReWild Apothecary, Even Keel, and Sunshine Rollers. We also carry some of our favorite things by Banyan Botanicals.

Do you have a local brand or unique wellness product you’d like to share? Let us know! We are always interested in supporting other local businesses.

Join The Gather Pilates Posse!

We love to build community.

Are you a local artist or creator with a product that would fit into our retail boutique?

Do you have a wellness topic, or other interesting subject you’d like to share?

Do you have a good idea that would help bring members of our community together?

Are you a local movement or wellness professional looking for a place to build a practice?

Please reach out! We’d love to collaborate with you!

Studio Policies

At our studio, we aim to create a welcoming and supportive environment for all our clients. Please take note of the following policies to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience for everyone.

All Sales Are Final. Sorry, No Refunds.

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Class Packages and Sharing

Class packages may be shared among family members living in the same household, fostering a sense of wellness and togetherness within your family.

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Class Package Expirations

Our class packages are designed to help you maintain a consistent practice. They expire 3 months after purchase, although promotions may have different expiration dates. We encourage you to make the most of your classes within the designated time frame.

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Attire

We want you to feel comfortable and at ease during your sessions. Please wear exercise clothing that allows for easy movement. If you're joining an equipment class or session, kindly bring a clean pair of socks to use during your session.

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Food & Drinks

For the safety and cleanliness of our studio, please refrain from bringing glass or uncapped drinks. Capped water bottles are allowed and encouraged to keep you hydrated throughout your practice.

Cancellation Policy

Your time is valuable, and so is ours. We kindly request that you provide us with at least 24 hours notice if you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment—this includes private lessons and classes. Late cancellations will result in a full charge for the scheduled session.

These policies also apply to Gift Certificate appointments. For standing appointments, consistent attendance is essential; repeated cancellations may lead to the loss of your time slot, regardless of 24-hour notice.

For Semi-Private sessions, we understand that life happens. If one participant needs to cancel within the 24-hour window, the other participant can choose to keep the appointment at the cost of a private session.

When canceling or no-showing after the 24-hour mark, you will be charged for the session in full. However, we understand that unexpected illnesses can occur. Therefore, we permit 2 sick day cancellations per year without any charges. Beyond this, you will be charged a $30 cancellation fee.

By scheduling a class or session, you are acknowledging and accepting these policies, which help us maintain the high standards of our studio community.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.