SmartCore Fitness Method

Welcome to SMARTCore Fitness Method

FITNESS. EVOLVED.

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The SMARTCore® Fitness Method was developed by Kaylee Cahoon, BCSI, CKMI, LMT, CPI.

Kaylee is a nationally recognized Movement Educator, Structural Integration Practitioner, former internationally touring professional modern dancer, former television and theater choreographer, and a teacher of teachers. Kaylee’s thirty plus years of exposure and training in various somatic movement methods such as the Pilates Method, Feldenkrais Method®, Ideokinesis, Eric Franklin, Alexander Technique, Bartenieff Fundamentals, as well as her own movement explorations combined with anatomy, physics, and neuroscience, provide the infrastructure for her perceptive and integrative teachings. Kaylee approaches movement and fitness through the nervous system instead of the muscular system because ‘muscles don’t move themselves.’ Through methods like Pilates, bodywork, and somatic fitness techniques, this approach is different from standard fitness and invites lasting change to occur in posture and movement patterns thus providing needed support for aging bodies to maintain mobility and strength.

Kaylee teaches workshops to manual and movement therapists on the science of the brain and body in movement as well as tactics for integrating movement into bodywork practices. She works with corporations and business professionals to form strategies for maintaining physical fitness and health by providing tools for postural awareness, developing ergonomic strategies, and implementing movement interventions to positively impact the negative effects of long-term sitting, standing, and repetitive movements the workplace requires. She is often referred to by the medical community for injury prevention, developing core stability, and biomechanical problem solving.

Kaylee founded the Franklin School of Performing Arts (1991-present), Pilates of Cool Springs (2004-2015), and developed the SMARTCore® Method (2014-present). She is grateful for the opportunity to bring her lifelong passion of movement and structural balance to the world of health and fitness.


SMARTCore® Fitness Practitioners

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Suzanne Cahill LMT, CPMT


Suzanne’s interest in holistic wellness literally came about by accident.

After sustaining a cervical spine injury in a rear-end auto collision, her orthopedic physician prescribed lap swimming for physical therapy. That exercise prescription unexpectedly lead to a 15-year career designing and instructing prenatal, postnatal, senior and mainstream aquatic fitness classes under the aegis of the New Canaan YMCA in Connecticut. She also designed and instructed aquatic fitness classes for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Western Connecticut. Her professional credentials included certification by the Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA) as well as a personal trainer certification through the YMCA-USA.

After moving to the Mid-Hudson Valley of New York in 2007, Suzanne became an administrative partner with Health Care is a Human Right. A non-profit organization, HCHR sponsors free community-based holistic healthcare clinics throughout the Mid-Hudson region. Seeing the positive results of caring, compassionate healthcare at the clinics inspired her to return to school and study massage therapy.

A graduate of the Cumberland Institute of Holistic Therapies in Brentwood, TN, Suzanne is a certified prenatal massage therapist. Her prenatal and integrative massage sessions utilize Acupressure,Myofascial Release, Lymphatic Drainage Massage (LDM) inspired by the Vodder Technique,Craniosacral Therapy inspired by the the technique of John Upledger, M.D., Swedish Massage, and when appropriate, aromatherapy.

Suzanne’s intention for her practice is to offer a comfortable, compassionate, and encouraging environment for her clients to find their own paths to wellness.
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Jana Christensen, CPI


Jana has been teaching Pilates since 2004. Her lengthy Pilates education began with a 14 day intensive workshop at The Pilates Center in Boulder, CO. She continued her training with both Power Pilates and Core Dynamics Pilates, taking their full certification comprehensive courses. Jana’s certification and preferred style of teaching is through Core Dynamics Pilates in Santa Fe, NM.

With a long history in movement education, Jana grew up in the dance world. She is presently a dance instructor for the Franklin School of Performing Arts, teaching Jazz, Ballet and Creative Movement to children and teens. Jana has special affection for classical jazz dance, having had the opportunity to study with many of the pioneers of jazz dance in America.

Jana’s goals for her clients are to have a better understanding of their own bodies and to apply Pilates principals into their everyday life! When Jana is not teaching Pilates and dance, she is spending time with her family and friends.
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Maggie Parker


Maggie Parker is a teacher and practitioner of Pilates with more than twenty years experience. The primary purpose of the Pilates Method is to help people move better, feel better, and live their family lives with more energy and ability to do the things they love. Maggie recognizes this, and wants her clients to find joy in movement and discover possibilities in movement that they didn’t know they had. She keeps each client’s personal goals in mind while teaching with compassion and a sense of humor.

Maggie began her Pilates training in the mid- eighties training with one of Joseph Pilates’ students, Ron Fletcher. Later, she graduated the prestigious Pilates Center of Boulder’s advanced teacher training. Maggie has had her own Pilates studio in Boulder, CO, and then in Austin, TX before moving back to her hometown of Nashville to begin teaching at Pilates of Cool Springs/ SMARTCore Method.

Besides teaching Pilates, Maggie is also an artist, and was commissioned by St. Aton Foundation to create a sculpture of Ron Fletcher for his birthday in 1998. A former dancer, sidelined by an injury, many of her sculptures are of dancers expressing movement. A long time equestrian, Maggie is passionate about horses and is also a certified Equine Structural Integration Practitioner.

Suzanne Cahill

Integrative Bodywork, Prenatal Massage 

Jana Christensen

SMARTCore®, Pilates

Maggie Parker

Pilates, Teacher Training

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Anne Putnam LMT


Anne Putnam, a TN licensed massage therapist (LMT) and registered and certified reflexologist (RCR), blends therapeutic and relaxation massage techniques with specialization in reflexology, aromatherapy, and manual lymphatic drainage. Her holistic approach seeks to relieve tension in the whole myofascial network in order to provide a massage experience that calms the body, mind, and spirit. In addition, her background in Communication Studies at Vanderbilt University and her previous professional experience as a team-building facilitator and environmental educator provide her with sound listening and observational skills. Her interest in the Arts and in Human Psychology lend her a curious heart to which she intends to discover balance and beauty in the complete human experience. It is her aim to assist clients in developing and implementing their own inner essence of pure relaxation.
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Angie Rile


Angie Rile comes to us from the Physical therapy and Athletic training world. She has 23 years of professional experience in clinical, collegiate and private settings.

Early in her career, Angie noticed that treating an injury or chronic pain as isolated problems was often ineffective and a temporary fix at best. Although her patients got better, many times the same patients returned to the clinic six months or a year later with another related injury. In 2000 Angie left the traditional therapy setting in search of a more holistic approach to not only treating injuries but addressing the postural changes and muscle the imbalances that lead to them.

Today Angie uses an integrative approach to assess and identify functional strength and postural imbalances that often times are the root cause of chronic pain, weakness, and repetitive injuries. Through corrective exercises, she is able to help those whose quality of life can be enhanced by making postural changes as well as help the seasoned athlete who suffers from chronic injuries due to muscle imbalances, weakness and and faulty movement patterns.

Angie is an accomplished Marathoner, Ultrarunner and 5 time Ironman athlete including 2 Hawaiian Ironman World Championship races. Her greatest athletic challenge of all time is keeping up with her amazingly energetic son.

Angie is Pilates certified through The Physical Mind Institute and PHI Pilates. She completed extensive training with Juliu Horvath and is Certified in the Gyrotonic Method and the Gyrokenesis Method of movement. Angie is also a CHECK Practitioner L1 and Check Holistic Lifestyle Coach L1.
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Robbin Robertson, CPI


Robbin is an enthusiastic Pilates advocate. Her passion for Pilates is reflected in her teaching as she has personally realized substantial physical and emotional benefits from her Pilates practice. Robbin is excited to have the opportunity to partake in sharing these benefits with each of her clients. Exercise has always been a huge part of Robbin’s life. Until she found Pilates, she wasn’t able to achieve her goal of having long and lean muscles.

As a wife, mother, and now grandmother, Robbin is blessed with a full life. Her Pilates practice aides her in keeping active to play with both the children and adults in her life as she is also an elementary school teacher and author. Family, Friends, and Faith are what Robbin holds most dear.

Robbin is certified by the Pilates Education Group and Core Dynamics Pilates. She has studied with Pilates icons such as Michele Larsson and Kevin Bowen and continues her Pilates education abroad.

Anne Putnam

Reflexology, Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Angie Rile

SMARTCore®, Pilates

Robbin Robertson

SMARTCore®, Pilates

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Lloyd Robison


As a self described anatomy nerd and movement junkie, Lloyd has immersed himself in the studies of Yoga, Pilates, Movement and Bodywork since 2010. He completed his 200 hour Yoga training with Tom and Daphne Larkin and Prana Flow training with Roberto Lim along with many workshop trips to New York with Katonah Yoga and Thailand with Master Pichest Boonthumme. Lloyd's passion for continued education is aimed at enhancing his teaching, bodywork and movement practices. He continues to study movement locally as well including the Pilates Method with Maggie Parker at SMARTCore. Lloyd completed his Massage Certification with Mind Body Institute in 2014 and met SMARTCore Method founder Kaylee Cahoon in 2015 while attending a Tom Myers 'Anatomy Trains' workshop for manual and movement therapists that she was assisting. Kaylee worked with Lloyd to help him achieve structural balance, movement efficiency, and to relieve some back pain that had plagued him for years. He was inspired to bring SMARTCore concepts into to his Yoga classes in Nashville and had amazing response from his students. Lloyd's Yoga classes now regularly incorporate Somatic movement ideas and awareness aimed at calming the central nervous system and bringing forth healthy structural balance. Lloyd's bodywork sessions are a blend of Thai massage, somatic movement and structural myofascial work which he calls 'Integrative Thai Bodywork.'

Early in her career, Angie noticed that treating an injury or chronic pain as isolated problems was often ineffective and a temporary fix at best. Although her patients got better, many times the same patients returned to the clinic six months or a year later with another related injury. In 2000 Angie left the traditional therapy setting in search of a more holistic approach to not only treating injuries but addressing the postural changes and muscle the imbalances that lead to them.

Today Angie uses an integrative approach to assess and identify functional strength and postural imbalances that often times are the root cause of chronic pain, weakness, and repetitive injuries. Through corrective exercises, she is able to help those whose quality of life can be enhanced by making postural changes as well as help the seasoned athlete who suffers from chronic injuries due to muscle imbalances, weakness and and faulty movement patterns.

Angie is an accomplished Marathoner, Ultrarunner and 5 time Ironman athlete including 2 Hawaiian Ironman World Championship races. Her greatest athletic challenge of all time is keeping up with her amazingly energetic son.

Angie is Pilates certified through The Physical Mind Institute and PHI Pilates. She completed extensive training with Juliu Horvath and is Certified in the Gyrotonic Method and the Gyrokenesis Method of movement. Angie is also a CHECK Practitioner L1 and Check Holistic Lifestyle Coach L1.

Lloyd Robison

SMARTCore®, Yoga, Thai Integrative Bodywork, Integrative Bodywork

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