• Studio U’s licensed physical therapists and instructors will provide you with one of the most sustainable methods of achieving your goals

Kristin Procopio, MPT

Physical Therapist and Senior Pilates Instructor

To book with Kristin, contact her at 612-396-9780 or kristin@studiouonline.com

Prior to founding Studio U in 2006, Kristin graduated with a masters degree in physical therapy and spent ten years as a licensed physical therapist in the Park Nicollet system. Her early career was divided between orthopaedic and cardiac rehabilitation with the last six years concentrated on sports medicine and integrating Pilates and personal training techniques into her practice. Her client base includes individuals from all health and fitness levels with a focus on athletes, from beginner to elite. Kristin has conducted over 15,000 individual sessions with a wide variety of patients and clients. In addition to being a licensed physical therapist, Kristin is certified in Mat Pilates from Physicalmind, Pilates equipment from Pilates SantaFe and APPI, and CoreAlign from Balanced Body. She is also certified as an NSCA personal trainer.

Sarah Petrich, DPT, PRC, PMA®-CPT

Physical Therapist and Senior Pilates Instructor

To book with Sarah, book online or contact her at 952-797-3141 or sarah@sarahpetrich.com

Dr. Sarah Petrich’s interest in movement and the human body began at a young age with her love of dance. This interest propelled her to obtain her Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science in 2003 and her Masters and Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2005 & 2006 from St. Catherine’s University in Minnesota. Dr. Petrich continued her education with the Postural Restoration Institute gaining her certification (PRC) in 2011. Since 2014 she has been a Polestar Rehabilitation trained Pilates Practitioner certified through the National Certification Pilates Program (NCPT).

Dr. Petrich has proudly worked for over 10 years at Studio U as a physical therapist and Pilates instructor where she combines her dancer eye for posture and technique and her knowledge of the musculoskeletal system to help her clients. She primarily focuses on correcting breathing, posture and movement pattern imbalances through the use of Pilates and Postural Restoration.
She also has experience working in sports medicine clinics, chronic pain facilities, aquatic therapy, and home care. She helped found the dance medicine program at Tria Orthopedics and was a founding member of the Minnesota Dance Medicine Foundation where she managed their free dance clinic for under-insured dancers for over 5 years.

Dr. Sarah Petrich is also the co-founder of Re-Balance Pilates, a Pilates education program that teaches Pilates instructors, physical therapists and other movement professionals around the nation how to combine Pilates and Postural Restoration® (PRI) concepts to re-balance & re-train the human body. Prior to Re-Balance Pilates, she was privileged to co-create & instruct an internationally taught PRI integration for Pilates Course between 2016-2020. For almost 10 years, Sarah has also been a national physical therapy continuing education educator with Summit Education.

Visit her website at www.sarahpetrich.com.

Loryn Follrath, MPT

Physical Therapist and Pilates Instructor

To book with Loryn, contact her at 612-968-9261 or loryn@follrath.com

Loryn brings more than twenty years experience in Physical Therapy to Studio U. She began her practice in sub- acute clinical care, home care and then private in-home rehab/wellness training. She has experience with a variety of orthopaedic and neurological diagnosis, which developed into a special interest in functional strength and balance. Her expertise lies in a hands on approach to individualized care that promotes a balanced body. She skillfully combines physical therapy and Pilates to help clients enhance their health and lifestyle. As an avid workout enthusiast, Loryn learned first hand how Pilates improved the quality of her workouts and saw the tremendous impact Pilates could provide for her patients during their rehabilitation experience, which they could take with them, out of the clinic, and into real life movement. Loryn is certified in CoreAlign from Balanced Body, and Polstar Pilates trained. A graduate of St Catherine University with a Bachelors Degree in Health Science, followed by a Masters of Physical Therapy.

Amy Kristin Jones

Pilates Instructor

To book with Amy, contact her at 718-928-8107 or amykristinjones@gmail.com

Amy holds degrees in dance and management from Luther College and is certified in Pilates through the Kane School in New York. She holds additional certificates in Aerialates, Balanced Body CoreAlign and Zumba. Her teaching style incorporates anatomical and postural awareness, injury prevention, breath and knowledge of special conditions. She has worked with clients ages 11 to 90 whose goals range from weight loss to increased athletic performance to relief from pain. Amy has also danced professionally in Minneapolis and New York for groups including Saint Paul Ballet, Mystic Lake, and Heidi Klum for New Balance and has worked in events marketing for a family of dance and pilates magazines. She enjoys cross training with running, skiing, aerial silks and gymnastics.

Amy Mckeen Toth, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist and Pilates Instructor

To book with Amy, contact her at 651-246-6255 or almckeentoth@gmail.com

Amy is a skilled clinician with over 20 years of experience as a physical therapist. Having obtained her Masters and post-professional Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Washington University in St. Louis, her treatment approach focuses on diagnosing and treating Movement System Impairment Syndromes, as developed by world-renowned physical therapist Shirley Sahrmann. This approach involves observing a client’s movement, identifying and then correcting any faulty alignment, movement patterns, or muscle imbalances that are present. Amy also has advanced training in a variety of manual techniques, including The Jones Institute Fascial Strain Counterstrain Method.

Amy’s focus on proper alignment and precise movement led to her interest in clinical Pilates. In 2015, she became one of the 1st clinicians in the United States to become fully certified in the APPI Method of Pilates Mat & Large Equipment. Since then, she has received additional training in the specialty populations of pre/post-natal, osteoporosis, scoliosis, and hypermobility.

Amy has an active interest in pain science, and has extensive experience working with individuals with chronic conditions, including neck and back pain, fibromyalgia, Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome, and Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. She is known for her abilities to meet her clients where they are at in their wellness journey and collaboratively develop an individualized treatment plan to support them in achieving their goals.

Using her eclectic mix of skills, Amy strives to provide comprehensive, evidence-influenced, personalized treatment in a fun, compassionate yet professional manner.