Our Approach

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.

Our Story

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!


Heather Daye-NPCT

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!

Alex Dyer

Pilates and Barre86

Originally from Florida Alex found Pilates in 2019 while dancing professionally in Columbus, OH. Alex has been teaching Pilates since 2020 and she completed her Comprehensive Pilates certification and Barre86 certification with Studio86 Fitness in 2023. She is passionate about creating a fun and safe environment for clients in their Pilates journeys.

Bridgett Allsbrooks

Apprentice Instructor- Pilates and Barre86

Pilates Apprentice. Bridgett has been personally practicing Pilates over the course of 20 years. She is a certified Yoga instructor and enjoys empowering her students with whole-body connection. Bridgett completed her Barre86 certification in 2023.

Cynthia Hengeli


Cynthia has been practicing Pilates for nearly two decades. She became certified in Reformer and began teaching in 2020. Cynthia is Comprehensive certified through Studio86 and began teaching with us in January 2024. She has extensive knowledge in health and wellness and recently finished her certification in Health Coaching. She strives to provide a challenging and educational Pilates experience for all levels.

Christina Graham – NPCT


Christina received her Balanced Body Comprehensive Pilates certification in 2021 and the National Pilates Certification in 2023. She is a certified Yoga Alliance RYT 200 yoga teacher and recently completed her AiReal Yoga certification. She fell in love with Pilates 20+ years ago. She loves that Pilates has so many diverse options for everyone, providing overall fitness and improved function in everyday movements for every person and every age!  Her goal in teaching is that her students leave classes feeling challenged, and revitalized – both physically and mentally. As an avid tennis player and golfer she also loves to explore how Pilates can improve balance, strength, and function in sports. Chris has been teaching with Studio86 since 2021.

Samiyah Brown

Apprentice Instructor- Pilates

Pilates Apprentice. Sam began her Pilates practice in 2022 with Studio86 before deciding to pursue a professional career to help others in the same way Pilates has helped her find strength and balance. She is set to complete her Comprehensive certification in 2024.