About The Studio
About The Owner
Movement Source is an intimate Pilates studio located along East Passyunk Avenue in South Philadelphia, that focuses on the individual experience. When joining the studio, expect personal attention in private lessons and small group training.
Movement Source is an Anti-Racist and Anti-Discrimination organization and provides Pilates and movement for every single body. Since opening its doors in 2016, Movement Source Pilates Studio has been committed to providing a space where everyone is welcome.
The studio's mission is to teach each person with acceptance, care and understanding while sharing the benefits of Pilates and movement with the Philadelphia community.
Growing up as a dancer, Kelly always had a love of exploring movement. While attending Temple University, she was introduced to Pilates and knew immediately that she had to share this incredible method with others. Since completing Body Precision Inc.’s comprehensive Teacher Program in 2012, Ms. Adorno has enjoyed working with a multitude of people and witnessing the amount of healing the Pilates Method can provide.
Kelly's teaching technique combines moving, learning, sweating, and laughing. Constant curiosity keeps her striving for new approaches to traditional exercises in order to mold each session for the individual. In between working with clients, Kelly can be found at the local coffee shops along Passyunk Ave.
Meet The Team
Donna first started practicing Pilates at age 15 after a doctor had recommended it as a way of managing her scoliosis. Little did she know then that it would become a lifelong passion.
She practiced classical Pilates throughout most of her life, but turned to more contemporary approaches when it came to her certification. In 2014 she completed her mat certification through the Kane School of Core Integration, a progressive training program with a focus on biomechanics and anatomy. In 2019 she completed her equipment training through the Drexel Pilates Training Program, under the direction of Jennifer Morley, who studied under both Romana Kryzanowska and Karen Carlson.
Donna’s favorite thing about teaching Pilates is how personal it is. She loves helping her clients learn more about their bodies so that they can make mindful movement choices that make them feel stronger, taller and more energized throughout their day!
Outside of Pilates, Donna comes from a family of fishmongers and enjoys learning and teaching others about sustainable seafood. She enjoys cooking, traveling and playing with her hound dog, Bob.
Kate Seethaler came to Pilates in search of a movement modality to support her dancing and dance teaching. As an unabashed nerd, she became hooked on the specificity and infinite possibilities that Pilates offers to all bodies. Kate received her full mat and equipment certification through InBalance Pilates at Aldrich Pilates in New Haven, CT.
In addition to teaching at Aldrich Pilates, she has taught this method at The Taft School, City Fitness, The Sporting Club at the Bellevue, as well as to City of New Haven employees and public school teachers. Kate also currently works as a dance teaching artist, choreographer, performer, and arts administrator. She is extremely excited and honored to join the staff and clients at Movement Source as it feels like home in a great many ways!
Laura Baehr is a community movement teacher, performance artist, physical therapist and rehabilitation research scientist. She completed her comprehensive mat and equipment Pilates training through Drexel Pilates 450-hour comprehensive program in 2015. Laura teaches private, group, and workshop classes to facilitate confidence and quality of life. She also facilitates movement sessions for individuals with chronic health conditions.
Laura is dedicated to creating adaptable, inclusive movement opportunities that ignite joy and promotes nervous system adaptability. She loves to teach anyone who is interested in learning more about their brains and bodies and encourages the most novice of beginners.