Our Team

Tifani O’Rourke

After working as a trader for a large Wall Street Bank for 12 years, Tifani left the industry to raise her young family.  In 2011, she moved back to the Hinsdale area and began working for then, Demi-Bar Pilates, as a way to have a small amount of “adult” time while also incorporating her love of exercise.  In 2013, Tifani became certified in Pilates and has been teaching ever since to clients at what is now Energie Pilates.  In early 2018, Tifani became part-owner of Energie and in 2020 the sole owner and loves that she can further the vision of bringing contemporary Pilates to the suburbs of Chicago.  She hopes that more and more people of all ages, sizes and gender will continue to discover the amazing benefits of Pilates. Tifani and her husband Tim manage a household of three kids, and their goofy dog Louie. Outside of the studio, Tifani loves to travel, hang out with her friends and family and a good adult beverage.

Jeni Zeno


Jen first began Pilates as a way to improve her tennis game and immediately fell in love with the way it changed her body and enriched her life.  She found that Pilates dramatically transforms the way your body looks, feels and performs. She also experienced the Pilates benefit of building strength without adding excess bulk, and its ability to create a sleek, toned body with slender thighs and a flat abdomen.

Understanding that Fitness is only part of the equation to lead a healthy life, Jen created the Lean Lifestyle Program.  Lean Lifestyle Program gives clients the tools to lose weight finally and for good.

Jen is a WITS (World Instructor Training Schools) Certified Personal Fitness Trainer, Master Level Precision Nutrition Certified Weightloss Coach and Pilates trained through Balanced Body University.

Sheila Grace-Mitchell


Sheila is a co-founder and former owner of Energie Spa and Demi-Bar Pilates. She has been involved in the Wellness Industry for over 20 years as a Pilates Instructor, Personal Trainer, Weight Loss and Wellness Coach. Sheila is a firm believer that quality of life is based on a balance of both body and mind. Exercise, good nutrition and mindfulness are the keys to feeling better physically and mentally at any age.

Sheila is certified by National Association of Sports Medicine and Balanced Body Pilates. She is also trained by Precision Nutrition and NICABM.


Beth is a certified ACE personal trainer, Pilates instructor, Reformer instructor, TRX enthusiast and certified Les Mills Body Combat instructor. Her experience as an avid marathoner and Ironman finisher has increased her understanding of what it takes to stay balanced, strong and most importantly happy with the journey. Beth’s goal is to help clients smile while increasing their love of the fitness journey, the joy of accomplishment and the challenge to grow stronger from within. She holds a BE in Biomedical and Electrical Engineering from Vanderbilt University. In her free time, Beth enjoys being active with her four children.


Maura started her passion in the fitness/health arena after working for an orthopedic surgeon and working rehab/athletic training in the high school setting during which time she obtained her Masters in Exercise Physiology and Cardiac Rehabilitation. Since then, she has been doing personal training with an emphasis in Pilates and Neuro-Muscular Activation. She loves Pilates because she gets to witness the clients continuous increase in strength and flexibility! Her activation helps her clients determine which muscles are firing appropriately due to the neuromuscular compensations. The results have been life changing for many!


Pam has been a fitness enthusiast her whole life always up for a new challenge!
After graduating from Penn State University Pam pursued a career in sales and marketing for a financial services firm but always continued to enjoy working out and fitness.
After the birth of her children Pam decided to switch gears and focus on being a mom. Knowing how much she loved to workout she decided to become certified as a personal trainer through the International Fitness Professionals Association. After discovering Demi Bar Pilates over 10 years ago she more recently become certified through Balanced Body in Mat Pilates. Today you can find Pam teaching DBP and DBP Express classes as well as some of our Workshops.
When Pam isn’t teaching she enjoys spending time with her husband Steve and her children David(20) and Molly(18). She is also a passionate college football fan!


DeeDee started her fitness journey in college where she worked at fitness USA as a fitness and aerobics instructor. It was the 80s- what can she say!
She started out in Pilates as a teacher for Dailey Method and during her barre training learned about anatomy and how Pilates can benefit everyone.
Using this knowledge as an instructor at Energie today, she strives to get clients aligned properly and engaged with every muscle before moving. She has been a part of the Energie team for two years and in addition to barre, has expanded her teaching horizons as she teaches reformer and loves how creative she can get with reformer exercises.
> DeeDee feels blessed to be teaching something she feels so passionate about. She likes to create a fun-loving environment through both her personality and playlists, while pushing her clients to take their practice further with each class. She encourages you to take her class and share her passion for Pilates!


Sandra became a personal trainer because of her love of fitness. Her goal as a personal trainer and group exercise instructor is to motivate, inspire and educate others about the benefits of exercising and living a healthy lifestyle. With patience and persistence, anyone can achieve realistic goals including high self-esteem, confidence and the body you desire. She strives to create a personal relationship with all her clients. She provides encouragement, confidence, motivation, and strength to help you reach your fitness goals.