LINDSEY BLANCHARD is our fearless and fun leader and the owner of Lacy J Pilates & Fitness Studio! She established the Studio three years ago to bring her love and enthusiasm of Pilates to the Permian Basin. With a background in dance and a love for the art of movement, she decided to pursue a career in Pilates after graduating from Texas State University with a Bachelors of Science in Dance. Her certifications include Level 1-4 Mat & Equipment, Advanced Level 5 Mat & Equipment, Pilates for Golfers, and Pre & Postnatal from Core Dynamics, as well as a certification in Barre from Equinox. Her career began at Barton Creek Resort & Spa and has continued at several studios across Texas, eventually landing her in Midland. Lindsey brings precision and effective movements paired with laughter and authenticity to her classes and private clients. With Lindsey, what you see is what you get - which is our *favorite part* about her! Outside of running the Studio and JFit Boutique, she enjoys spending time with her three boys, her husband, and their pets. She also enjoys running Bean & Grape with her husband and caring for each and every animal she comes in contact with!
JAMIE EDWARDS is our Fitness Manager and Assistant Boutique Manager, in addition to her role as an instructor! Jamie found her way to instructing Fitness and Pilates classes through her personal Yoga practice. Her chiropractor recommended that she start practicing Yoga, which she initially hated. But after four months, she came to love it and eventually heard a voice calling her to teach. She attended training through the encouragement of another instructor, and the rest is history! Jamie is certified in AFAA Sunrise Yoga, SCW Ballet Barre, Aqua Strong, and all Lacy J Pilates & Fitness program formats. In class and in personal sessions, you will find Jamie making jokes, laughing, and dancing, all the while motivating you to push your personal limits and sneaking in clever ways to work harder. She will always welcome you with her sweet smile, loving spirit, and fun wit! Outside of teaching at Lacy J, Jamie enjoys spending time with her husband, twins, and friends. There isn't a cube of cheese or glass of wine that she will turn down! Her guilty pleasures include tuning in to Dr. Phil every day, binging Real Housewives, and all things Taylor Swift.
Desiré watches all of the children in Kids' Club while their parents enjoy our classes. She also helps in the Boutique. With her calm, sweet, and patient demeanor, it is no wonder that Desiré enjoys being around children. "I love getting to play with the children during Kids' Club. I enjoy hearing the stories they make up! They just bring so much energy and joy every time they're here." Each day in Kids’ Club, you can experience her warm welcome to each kid and her genuine excitement to spend time and listen to them. She also keeps this special area of the Studio clean and safe for the children. Our clients have truly come to trust her and value her role in their fitness journey. She has been a part of the Lacy J team since the beginning of this year, and we couldn’t imagine our Studio without her! We have pride in being able to provide childcare so parents can take time for themselves. We could not fulfill this vision without the help of Desiré. She is always willing to help in any capacity with no questions asked. “Desiré is such a blessing to have on staff. She is quiet and reserved, but is an important support for everything we do at the Studio and we most definitely appreciate her commitment to her work,” says a co-worker. She appreciates her co-workers as well, “The staff is always fun to be around and have such a positive energy. We also communicate and work together really well, which makes a difference!” Desiré holds a special place in the hearts of the staff, the clients, and each child she watches over. Next time you visit the Studio or the Boutique, we invite you to take a look at the Kids’ Club area and say hello and thank you to Desiré!
She encourages us to perform our best in class by sharing her heart, compassion, and care with every movement. “I love getting to know the clients and I want them to fall in love with taking care of themselves!” Patty currently teaches Barre30, Chair30, Pilates Equipment, and Charged. Patty found her way back to working out after a long break due to work and having her children. Her doctor recommended that she begin taking time for herself and becoming more active in order to help with health issues she was facing. In no time, she was feeling great and loved what she was doing. When she saw that Lacy J was hiring instructors, she jumped at the opportunity. “I wanted to help others spend time on themselves and have fun and work hard like I did.” Patty’s care for herself, and in turn her family, directly translates to the care she relays to her clients. “I like to see clients surprise themselves – when they’re scared or can’t think they can do it. I love seeing them grow, get stronger, and gain confidence.” One client comments, “she pushes you to be a stronger, better you, all while making it fun and not too serious.” Patty encourages clients to broaden their fitness horizons by trying different classes and committing to self-care. “I had a hard time getting back to working out after my baby. Once I tried Patty’s Barre class, I found something I liked and could commit to. Now, I take Barre, Pilates Equipment, and Chair, and am excited about taking care of myself.” Not only does Patty give her heart and support to her clients, she also shares them with the staff. “She is always the first to offer a helping hand and goes above and beyond for the studio as a whole,” says a co-worker. For the future, Patty is excited to continue to have fun and learn at any opportunity. We’re so thankful for Patty’s genuine love for each client and staff, as well as her work. Our team would not be complete without her contagious smile, devoted spirit, and commitment to getting results!
DANIELLE RUNYAN is an Instructor at Lacy J Pilates Studio. Before becoming an instructor, Danielle was a long-time, dedicated client of the Studio. As a client, she loved the atmosphere and the special bond with other clients and staff. When the Studio was looking to hire, Danielle jumped at the opportunity to share her love of working out with others by becoming an instructor. She began teaching in May of 2019 after completing training in all Lacy J programming. In class, you will enjoy Danielle's relatable and bubbly personality, along with a class format always involving something new or a fresh spin on something familiar. She brings a special perspective and experience to her classes with her transition from client to instructor. Outside of teaching, Danielle enjoys watching football with her husband (even though they cheer for different teams!, playing board games with her children, and deciding how many nights it's acceptable to have taco night!
JESSICA SMITH is an Instructor and our Marketing Manager! Classes with Jessica are as unique and wonderful as she is. If you're needing a challenging workout with a dose of kindness and laughter, she's your go-to-gal. Her passion lies in helping clients move and strengthen from the inside out, with an emphasis on correct alignment. Her background in Yoga gives her a unique teaching style that has often been described by clients as methodical, purposeful, with a focus on body awareness. Even with over 10 years of teaching experience, Jessica continues to enjoy attending training to expand her knowledge and provide the best experience for her clients. Her attention to detail is appreciated by all who attend her classes or private lessons. Jessica is a 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher, working on her 500 Hour certification, and an Ornish Lifestyle Medicine Stress Management Specialist. She holds certifications from Lacy J in all Pilates & Fitness programs, American Barre Technique, AFAA in Practical Pilates and Group Fitness, Balanced Body, TRX, and Myofascial Release, Anatomy, and Women's Health from Yoga Medicine. When she's not teaching, she enjoys traveling, art, a good meal and a good cocktail, reading, and spending time with friends and family.