Patty McNichols

Studio Owner, Pilates Instructor

For over 25 years, Patty has been helping people of any age adopt a healthier lifestyle  through coaching, workouts, motivation and her positive attitude.

From aerobics instructor to personal trainer and more, Patty has performed numerous roles within the fitness industry in a wide variety of settings – spas, private clubs, large public fitness centers and medical facilities, including the Center for Sports Medicine in San Diego.

“I’ve been in a fitness setting or health club most of my adult life – teaching what I thought was the best I could give to my clients. It wasn’t until 2001 when I fully committed my body and mind to Pilates that I found its transformational benefits. I had lived with pain due to training and racing marathons and triathlons (including the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii) showing horses and teaching too many exercise classes. My flexibility and strength have improved every year since beginning Pilates and so can yours.

Pilates is the best and most complete system of exercise I have found. It works on every body.”

Patty moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1999 and has one daughter in middle school.


  • The Pilates Center, Boulder, CO, Teacher Training 2001, 985 Hours
  • The Pilates Center, Boulder, CO, Masters Program 2010, 96 Hours
  • The Pilates Method Alliance, Gold Certificate, 2005
  • BOSU, Balance Master Trainer Certification, 2003
  • IDEA, Group Exercise Instructor, Gold Certificate 1986
  • American College of Sports Medicine, Fitness Instructor 1985

Jenny Dale

Pilates Instructor

Bio coming soon

Nikki Felix Pilates Intstructor at the Lift Pilates Studio in Fox Point

Nikki Felix

Pilates Instructor

Bio coming soon

Lauren Schwabb front desk receptionist at the Lift Pilates studio

Lauren Schwab

Front Desk Receptionist

Lauren has worked at The Lift for over two years. She met Patty McNichols, by luck, through her high school’s internship and shadowing program. Lauren  expressed an interest in Physical Therapy during her mock internship interview. She began an internship that led to a paid position.

Lauren recently graduated from University School Milwaukee, a Covid-19 2020 graduate!

At the studio, she did a great job to creating a clean and happy environment for all the clients. We are very proud of Lauren’s acceptance into Saint Louis University’s respected Physical Therapy program. Lauren will continue to work at The Lift Pilates during college breaks as well as summers. Good luck, Lauren!!