At Studio86 Fitness our goal is to make fitness fun, accessible to all levels of ability, and different so you never get bored. We have chosen to offer unique styles of boutique fitness classes so that you will always have a combination of styles to choose from. Our instructors bring various backgrounds in dance performance, physical therapy, and exercise science to their classes adding their additional knowledge to their teaching styles. We are all trained in exercise modification for injury prevention and/or have worked in Pilates based physical therapy clinical settings. We can help you after surgery or physical therapy sessions to continue in your fitness goals and transition back into your life.
Studio86 Fitness was originally founded by Heather Daye as an online studio to bring teachers and fitness lovers from all over the country together into a stronger community. Many cities and smaller towns around the US do not have access to the more unique fitness classes offered in major coastal cities, and it is her wish to be able to bring it to anyone interested at a reasonable cost. Everyone deserves access to fitness that is fun, exciting, and effective. In 2019 Heather returned to her hometown of Columbus, OH, and on March 1st, 2020 she opened the first studio location of Studio86 Fitness.
Studio86 Fitness is a boutique studio focusing on low-impact workouts that are appropriate for all fitness levels. We are the first studio in the Midwest to offer Jumping Fitness, a unique rebounding (mini trampoline) class originating in Prague, Czech Republic. Combining the cardio benefits of Jumping with the strengthening and stretching of Pilates, Barre, and Yoga you are sure to get a complete whole-body workout.
Our instructors are certified and have backgrounds in: Physical Therapy, Kinesiology, Biology, dance, and nutrition. We can tailor any private session to your fitness goals and specialize in post-rehabilitation Pilates programs.
Meet the Team
We love what we do and cannot wait to share it with you!
Owner, Master Trainer(Columbus, Online)
Pilates, Jumping Fitness, Barre86
Originally from Columbus, OH Heather has been a fitness instructor and professional dancer for over 10 years. She graduated from Cornish College of the Arts in 2009 with a B.F.A. in Dance Performance. After moving to Los Angeles to continue her professional dance career she became a physical therapy aide, and certified in the Pilates method through Balanced Body in 2011 with master trainers Roger Gonzalez-Hibner, Gabrielle Shrier MPT, and Allyson Cabot PT. In addition to her Balanced Body certification Heather received her National Pilates Certification (PMA- now NPCT) in 2014, and is a 3rd generation Pilates instructor with direct lineage to Joseph Pilates through Romana Kryzanowska and Roger Gonzalez-Hibner. In 2022 she created the teacher training program for Studio86 offering certifications in traditional Pilates and Barre86. With seven years of experience in a Pilates based physical therapy clinic Heather enjoys being able to help clients on their path to a full and healthy lifestyle.
To balance out her Pilates training Heather became certified in Jumping Fitness in 2015 through Master Trainer Jakub Novotny, and in Barre through the Burn at the Barre certification program in 2018. She is looking forward to sharing her love of movement to even more people through Studio86 Fitness. Heather enjoys using her past experience in physical therapy and as a professional dancer to make all her classes fun and challenging!
Vinyasa Yoga, Yin Yoga
My journey into Yoga started officially in 2005 when I began attending power yoga classes at a local gym. I added some videos to my practice and loved how I felt after a class. I began my training with YogaFit then signed up for a 200 hr teaching training with Balanced Yoga in Clintonville. Since then I have completed numerous classes/workshops with Jason Crandall, Todd Norian, Sarah Powers, Josh Summers, Shiva Rae. Urban Zen, Reiki, and another 200 hour training is how I have been continuing my education. My style is a slow flow vinyasa- building strength and working on flexibility while learning how to be curious and playful within the practice. To me yoga is the perfect practice to learn more about myself and how I exist in the world around me.