“Our goal is to help you achieve your fitness aspirations, whatever they may be, to make everything you do outside of our studio easier.”


Kathy Le Mieux-Rodman
Founder, Certified Instructor

As founder of Pilates the First Step, Kathy brings decades of experience to her studio. She has a Masters Degree in Dance, Anatomy and Kinesiology, taught dance in a university setting, and started practicing pilates in the late 1970’s. Kathy previously owned two wellness companies in Washington DC, eventually opening her studio in Aspen on moving here.

Kathy is committed to making a difference in her clients lives whether they are preparing for an Olympic event or simply looking to find ease in every day movement. She has dedicated most of her professional life to teaching the therapeutic application of pilates and to helping clients with rehabilitation issues. Kathy has the following certifications:

Stott Certified Advanced Pilates Instructor
Stott Certified Injury and Special Populations Instructor with specialty training in hip and knee replacement, shoulder rehabilitation, scoliosis, and spine rehabilitation, Red Cord Master Trainer (suspension training), CoreAlign Master Trainer Candidate, Z Health Certified Instructor (neuroplasticity of movement) and Pink Ribbon Certified working with breast cancer patients. Other experience includes Zenga Certified Instructor (yoga on the reformer), Total Barre Certified Instructor and a Martial Arts Black Belt.


Michelle Faurer
Certified Instructor

Michelle is passionate about teaching and is inspired by the transformative power of Pilates. Whatever Pilates goals you desire to achieve, Michelle’s training and enthusiasm will facilitate accomplishing those objectives.

Michelle is Stott Pilates trained as well as a certified yoga, TRX and spin teacher.