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Heather Jacob Turkel


Heather Jacob Turkel grew up in New England where she took full advantage of playing seasonal sports year round. Whether on a soccer field or a snowy mountain, she is most happy challenging herself physically. In high school, Heather excelled in soccer, volleyball and tennis and followed her passion for soccer at the collegiate level.

While raising two daughters, Heather's lifelong commitment to fitness led her to coach girls soccer, mountain bike racing, and cross country running in and around Newburyport, Massachusetts, and skiing and snowboarding in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

In 2015, Heather became a certified Barre instructor, and taught at the Motivate: Barre, Cardio, and Nutrition studio in Newburyport, Massachusetts. In the summer of 2020, Heather eagerly embarked on the Body Arts and Science International (BASI) Pilates certification program and completed the graduate program later that year.

When not at the studio, Heather spends her time exploring the beautiful Santa Monica Mountains with her husband on a mountain bike or trying to convince her teenagers to go on a trail run with her. Sometimes they say yes!

Heather is delighted to be part of the team at Evolve Rehabilitation and Pilates and looks forward to sharing her love of fitness and Pilates with her clients. Heather hopes to impart the joy of discovering the control and balance necessary for mindful muscle movements as well as bringing better focus to the mind-body connection to her clients.