Meghann Koppele is a Kane School, Pilates Method Alliance (PMA®), and IM=X certified instructor as well as a Certified Strength and Condition Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. She has also completed the Functional Anatomy for Movement & Injuries Workshop at Mount Sinai Medical Center.
Meghann received her undergraduate degree in exercise science from the University of Scranton and a Master's degree in Applied Physiology from Columbia University. After completing her Master's degree, Meghann opened a Pilates studio in Hoboken, New Jersey, where she worked with clients with a variety of conditions including severe back pain, sports injuries, multiple sclerosis, and pre- and postnatal clients. She also worked with clients who simply want better fitness or to achieve their weight loss goals. After five years running a studio, Meghann decided to sell her business to refocus on her first love of teaching and helping others.
Over the past twelve years, Meghann has had the privilege of working closely with many clients with multiple sclerosis (from early stage to advanced), as well as their doctors. After compiling medical research and anecdotal evidence, she created her own Pilates-based protocol to help her MS clients. Realizing that teachers were ill-equipped to work with this population, she joined forces with Kelly Kane and Matt McCulloch at the Kinected Mentor Program to help her further develop her work into a workshop for other teachers, personal trainers, physical therapists, and other rehab specialists.
In 2014, Meghann and Mariska Breland decided to combine forces to help educate other movement professionals about Pilates for Multiple Sclerosis. They realized that their programs were entirely complementary (down to the way each teacher believes a session should begin). Meghann joined the Pilates for Neurological Conditions team and began to teach a 3-day Pilates for Neurological Conditions Course based off Mariska's book Pilates for MS and Neurological Conditions in addition to teaching her own Advanced Neuro workshop based on the Koppele Method.
Meghann has taught her method nationwide and internationally since 2014. She is also currently working with top hospitals to incorporate her method into the standard treatment plans. In 2017, Mariska and Meghann joined forces yet again to create the first online movement education tool for people with Neurological Conditions. They were both sick of Pilates being so cost prohibitive and decided to create the The NeuroRehab Movement to help bring their successful methods to everyone at a fraction of the cost.
Meghann is also the Resident Coordinator and Teacher Trainer at the acclaimed Kane School teacher training program at Kinected in NYC. For more information about getting certified through the Kane School or continuing education at Kinected please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Kinected's website.