Our Team

Renee Mrzyglod is the proud owner of The Contrology Center and welcomes the opportunity to share the amazing benefits of the Classical Pilates Method with you. For nearly a decade, she danced professionally as a classical ballet dancer and learned very quickly how important it was to reduce the potential for injury, and rehabilitate injuries when they did happen. Upon retirement from the stage in 1998, she continued to share her passion for dance and movement as a classical ballet instructor while earning her BBA in Finance and Marketing from the University of Wisconsin. Renee received her pilates certification through The Pilates Center Teacher Training Program. The 950 hour Advanced Certification Program was an amazing opportunity to be trained on all the Classical Pilates apparatus. She utilizes her dance expertise to offer her clients a unique perspective and deeper understanding of the natural movements of the Pilates Method. Always eager to grow in her professional development, Renee enrolled in the Masters Program through the prestigious Pilates Center Teacher Training Program in 2016 and graduated in March of 2019 .   As a mother of three, Renee understands the importance of taking care of yourself so you can take care of others. She is committed to providing the most advanced Pilates training in a peaceful and supportive environment.

JoAnn Hicks has always been fascinated with how the body moves, and over the years has enjoyed an active lifestyle that has included cheerleading, running, weightlifting, cycling, hiking, cross-country skiing, and yoga. During her 20 year corporate sales career, she tried Pilates in an effort to eliminate the pain she was experiencing from the many hours spent driving and at the computer. She soon discovered Pilates not only took her pain away, it also gave her newfound strength and energy, and an even greater appreciation for the mind-body-spirit connection. Wanting to share these benefits with others, JoAnn studied under Master Teacher Debby Orlando, and graduated from the nationally renowned 950 hour Advanced Teacher Training Program through The Pilates Center in Boulder, Colorado. JoAnn finds deep satisfaction helping others achieve their goals, get stronger, and find balance and freedom in their movement.

Christine Stuart exudes passion and empathy for clients in all phases of their Pilates journeys. She was introduced to Pilates when the studio first opened in 2015. She was suffering from low back pain and was looking for an exercise program that would complement her regular chiropractic adjustments. Participation in privates and classes during those first few months improved the strength and flexibility in her spine – relieving the low back pain and improving her overall health. Over the years, she regularly attended classes and private lessons and ventured onto the next step in her journey – to become a classically-trained and certified instructor. Under the tutelage of Master Instructor Debby Orlando, Christine graduated from the nationally renowned 950 hour Advanced Teacher Training Program through The Pilates Center (TPC) in Boulder, Colorado. Christine loves that Pilates is not an exercise program, but a methodology designed to bring each body back to life! She equally embraces the movements that come easy to her as well as those that continue to challenge her; and she enthusiastically assists clients to find their own balance of movements that will build strength, flexibility and energize them in body, mind and spirit. Christine is the mother of four children and resides in Germantown.

Cathy Clearman started her return to life (Pilates journey) at the Contrology Center in 2015 after having trouble recovering from a surgery.  Cathy soon found out with Pilates she was not experiencing chronic pain for the first time in years and was even stronger than before her surgery through consistent Pilates practice.  She also noticed that there were intangible benefits she was gaining from the control and calmness that Pilates teaches the user that led to promotions in her job and an increased ability to handle life’s curve balls.  Recently, Pilates (with the mind-body awareness and control from this discipline) has helped Cathy through her Breast Cancer diagnosis, surgery and after effects thanks to both her doctors and her instructors.  Cathy is studied under the mentorship of Master Teacher, Debby Orlando, and completing the extensive 950 hour Advanced Teacher Training Program through The Pilates Center in Boulder, Colorado.   In addition to Pilates, Cathy enjoys painting, walking, traveling and reading. Cathy is excited to help others find that same energy and strength that she has found through Pilates.

Christine Lauer started her Pilates Journey the day she took the Free Foundations class when the Contrology Center first opened in 2015. Not knowing anything about Pilates she immediately fell in love with the method behind strengthening her mind, body and spirit. Spending years working behind a desk all day Christine soon found out doing Pilates helped her with not only her posture but all the aches and pains she was experiencing at work and in her daily life. Christine studied under the mentorship of Master Teacher Debby Orlando and completed the extensive 950 hour Advanced Teacher Training Program through The Pilates Center in Boulder Colorado. Besides Pilates, Christine enjoys traveling, biking and spending time with family and friends. Christine is looking forward to helping others feel the same happiness and well- being she has experienced. Feeling more confident and seeing your body change at the same time is so worth the journey.

Catherine Alioto began her Pilates journey at the age of 13, looking for ways to reduce injury, strengthen her body, and improve flexibility as a competitive Irish dancer. Over the last 10 years of study with Renee at The Contrology Center, she has grown tremendously in her Pilates practice and has seen a complete transformation in herself holistically (mind, body, and spirit) through practicing Pilates regularly. Catherine is studying to become a classically trained Pilates instructor under Master instructor Debby Orlando through The Pilates Center (TPC) in Boulder, Colorado.  She truly loves the way her body feels during and after her Pilates practice and has a passion to share this enriching experience with her clients. Catherine is also a full-time registered nurse and uses her anatomy background to help her clients reach their full potential.