Tower/Reformer Class

This class is taught by:

Jenn Cybulski

Jennifer began her Pilates experience in college while studying dance in 1998. A former gymnast with old injuries, she found Pilates to be the only form of movement to strengthen her deep muscles and relieve her of any pain resulting from those old injuries. She knew right away that she wanted to share her knowledge of Pilates with everyone and began her Pilates training in Philadelphia and New York, while still attending college. Jennifer was awarded a scholarship and certified by The New York Pilates Studio in 2002. Since then, she has participated in numerous continuing education workshops and taken many lessons with Romana Kryzanowska, Brooke Siler, Brett Howard, Kathi Ross-Nash and many other well-known teachers. Jennifer was a professional dancer in Philadelphia for 10 years and has also performed circus arts for the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. She also was part of the adjunct faculty at Montgomery County Community College, teaching Pilates for the past five years. In 2010, Jennifer opened the only Pilates studio in Manayunk (a section of Philadelphia), 6 Keys Pilates. Since 2010, her studio has been in the top 3 Best Pilates studio’s in Philadelphia, winning number one in 2012. She has been featured on the ION network, written about on many websites and blogs and sought after because of her attention to the body’s needs.

In Januaury 2014, Jennifer became a Teacher of Teachers with the United States Pilates Association (USPA) working closely with Brett Howard of the Pilates Haus in Jersey City New Jersey. Since becoming a Teacher of Teachers, she has guided many apprentices through the rigorous Pilates training sharing her knowledge and passion of the work. Jennifer still takes lessons and workshops to better her own practice and knowledge of Pilates.

Jennifer is thankful the universe brought her to Uprise and looks forward to teaching anyone who wants to learn.


Jewelyn Tamsing

Born and raised in Hawaii Jewelyn left the Hawaiian islands in 2009 to follow her dreams in dance and fitness.

Jewelyn's Pilates journey started in 2015 in Las Vegas doing mat pilates and group reformer classes and fell in love. In 2017 she dedicated her life to classically train in the original method of Joseph Pilates with Pilates Certification Program under the direction of Jill Cassidy. Jewelyn is honored to have studied with Jill Cassidy who is one step away from Joseph Pilates and has worked and train in Romana's studio for many years prior to opening up her school over 20 years ago. Jewelyn enjoys teaching one on one private sessions on all apparatuses as well as group mat and reformer classes.

Jewelyn is also a professional traveling dancer with over 30 years of dance experience and holds a residency in Las Vegas belly dancing since 2011. She is trained in over 10 styles of dance, specializing in belly dancing and certified with Suhaila Salimpour School of Belly Dance based in Albany, California.

Jewelyn resides in Santa Monica with her yorkie and spends part of her life in Las Vegas where she dances and works in the restaurant industry with her family. She enjoys solo world travel, collecting plants and creating content on the internet.

Sheena Jongeneel

Sheena Jongeneel, UpRise Founder and President, has been involved in the health industry since 1993. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Dance from California State University Fullerton, and she began studying Pilates due to a knee injury. After college Sheena moved to NY to become certified in the Pilates Method of Body Conditioning. She had the opportunity to study under, and get certified by Master Teacher Romana Kyrzanoska, sole heir to the authentic Pilates Method. Sheena has now been teaching Classical Pilates for the past 13 years. Prior to founding UpRise in Santa Monica, she owned a Pilates studio in Newport Beach in 1998, which she sold in 2006 to move to Los Angeles. Looking to integrate a complimentary alternative method of rehabilitation to Pilates, Sheena discovered the Healing Arts of Oriental Medicine. She studied at Emperor’s College in Santa Monica and is also a California State licensed Acupuncturist. UpRise was born out of a passion and desire to continue the true work of Joseph Pilates. Sheena wanted to create a studio where the integrity of his work would remain pure and authentic. She also wanted to integrate her Acupuncture practice to offer a holistic health and wellness program at a single location.
This Tower/Reformer Class, consists of springs and the Pilates mat work, a combination that promotes core strength, muscle toning and overall mind/body coordination. During this 55-minute session, you will work your entire body through a variety of Classical Pilates movements that can be performed on the Tower and Reformer. **Note** - Pilates experience is recommended. Space is limited to 6 and reservations are recommended. Please call (310) 899-9591 or sign in and book online to reserve your spot in advance.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sun Aug 19 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Emily Fernandez
  • Sun Aug 19 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Emily Fernandez
  • Tue Aug 21 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Jenn Cybulski
  • Tue Aug 21 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Jewelyn Tamsing
  • Tue Aug 21 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Jewelyn Tamsing
  • Wed Aug 22 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Jenn Cybulski
  • Wed Aug 22 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Sheena Jongeneel
  • Wed Aug 22 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Jewelyn Tamsing