About

A Focus on Whole Body Wellness

Privé-Swiss Fitness is an award-winning upscale, boutique fitness studio offering a wide variety of group classes taught by premier professional instructors all focused on mind-body integration. We offer luxury spa amenities not found anywhere else.

We understand that your health history, lifestyle habits, and mind-body balance are profoundly connected — a 360-degree reflection of the one and only you. We built Privé-Swiss Fitness as a community to inspire individuals to feel their best by creating balance of mind, body and spirit. This holistic approach to improve overall wellness is the foundation of everything we offer.

Unleash your body’s fullest potential in our non-competitive fitness environment. Our full range of unique fitness programs provide an integrated approach to balance and wellbeing. We can create custom fitness programs or sessions to help you achieve personal goals, feel better, and perform in a more efficient, functional manner for everyday life, or a goal you’ve been working towards. Our gorgeous, award-winning luxury studios are located in Madison and Ivoryton.


Hours

Monday–Thursday Open Studio
7:30am–1:00pm, 4:00pm–7:00pm

Friday–Sunday Open Studio
7:30am–12:30pm

Meet Our Team of World-Class Instructors

The Privé-Swiss team of certified fitness instructors is here to help you realize your fitness goals with the world’s most advanced health and wellness coaching. Our holistic approach does more than redefine your workout — it transforms how you move, feel, and recharge. Meet our team and learn how to make real results happen.

Paula Lester

Operations Director | Certifications: Peak Pilates Level III, WITS Personal Training, AFAA Group Exercise Instructor, Zumba, PIYO, AIS (Active Isolated Stretching), RIPPED

Paula is the former owner of her own Pilates Studio and has over 10 years of experience in the fitness industry. As a lifelong dancer, Paula has always had a love of movement. That love eventually led her to the fitness world where she pursued her Personal Training Certification. In 2010 she embraced the opportunity to begin her Pilates career. Studying under Peak Master Trainers Zoey Trap and Pamela Garcia, Paula completed over 800 hours of Pilates training obtaining her Level III Peak Pilates Certification. She continues to expand her knowledge of Classical Pilates with continuing education and personal practice.

Paula’s teaching style is both challenging and encouraging. She uses Pilates to empower her clients to enhance their physical and mental health. Paula is mindful to address every client individually and cater their program to their specific needs. One of her favorite parts of teaching is the ability to educate clients on how to use their bodies correctly to make them feel better and stronger. Her knowledge of anatomy and movement coupled with her patience and dedication to each and every client has made her a successful instructor.

Paula teaches a variety of fitness and Pilates classes. She is also available for Private Pilates and Training sessions.

Kristine Ciardiello

Certifications: Level 3 Peak Pilates

An avid fitness enthusiast, runner, and skier, Kristine Ciardello has been instructing fitness classes on the shoreline for 17 years. She first became interested in Pilates to enhance her running and weight training. The amazing changes she saw in her body and strength inspired her to pursue a professional Pilates certification. Today she is a level 3 certified Peak Pilates teacher and works with people of all ages, fitness levels, and special populations. Her deep conviction that perfect health comes from a healthy moving body inspires her to continue her study of bodies in motion.

Kristine strives to teach her students how to re-align their bodies, strengthen their core and create healthy movement patterns with total spinal stability. Her deep understanding of the Classical approach to Pilates enables her students to take what they learn in the studio and apply it to everyday life. She believes that learning is an ongoing process and has studied under some of the most renowned Pilates teachers alive today. She continues her studies by regularly attending seminars and workshops. Today Kristine teaches private Pilates lessons, small group classes, spinning, and strength training. She encourages her students to work hard, have fun, and to enjoy Pilates and all of its benefits.

Melissa Bonner

Certifications: NASM Certified Personal Trainer, NASM Certified Nutrition Coach, AFAA Certified Group Exercise Instructor, Total Resistance Exercises (TRX)

Melissa is dedicated to helping individuals realize their wellness potential. Her passion for fitness and living a healthy lifestyle turned into a career she loves. Those who work with Melissa achieve results, feel great about their progress and are confident in what they can accomplish next. Whether you are new to exercise or not, Melissa’s “all-level” approach to teaching her classes will meet your expectations and help you to push out of your comfort zone.

Melissa specializes in Barre and HIIT (high-intensity interval training) class formats. She is certified in TRX, a form of suspension training that uses bodyweight exercises. Melissa utilizes TRX in her personal training sessions to develop strength, balance, flexibility, and core stability.

Susan Kaempf

Instruction: Rebounder, Barre, Barefoot Bands, Cardio Yoga

Susan has had a lifelong passion for health and fitness and has been an instructor for over 25 years. A decade ago, she discovered Pilates and was immediately hooked!

Following her passion, Susan left the corporate world behind to pursue a career in fitness. Her enthusiasm for fitness and wellness is obvious and contagious! Susan’s dedication to her professional education will continue for the rest of her life and she is excited to share that knowledge with her students… inspiring them on their own fitness journeys.

Susan teaches Rebounder, Barre, Barefoot Bands as well as Cardio Yoga.

Traci Costanzo

Instruction: Yoga | Certifications: E-RYT500 registered with Yoga Alliance

Traci is devoted to yoga and continually works to deepen her practice through teaching and study. She blends these influences with a safe environment for students to connect to their inner strength. She is E-RYT500 registered with Yoga Alliance. She enjoys the physical challenges the practice offers and embraces the opportunity to quiet the mind and spirit while slowing down and releasing tension.

Traci’s yoga class provides a soothing sequence to promote health and flexibility, create calm in the mind, and restore balance and harmony in a mindful practice of breath, movement, and meditation. Yoga has helped Traci slow down a bit and she feels the freedom of breath and movement is transformational. Traci finds the opportunity to share the practice with others a true gift.

Sara Angelini

Instruction: Pilates

Sara’s Pilates journey began in 2011 by matter of serendipity — and she hasn’t looked back since. Sara is comprehensively certified through Peak Pilates. She aims to tailor each class and lesson to the body in front of her — and looks forward to sharing your Pilates journey with you.

Nancy Finke

Instruction: Pilates

Nancy began practicing Pilates with our team in 2011 and completed the Privé-Swiss Pilates Teacher Training Program in 2019. Nancy loves learning from our other instructors and being inspired by our clients. She teaches with the idea that anyone can do Pilates — and loves that her clients’ ages range from 18–80! Her personal goal is to be able to continue pilates into her 80’s since as we age balance, flexibility, and core strength are so important.


About Our Founder

Heidi E. Kunzli, MS, LADC, CADC-II brings over 30 years of counseling and coaching. She has developed specialization in achieving and sustaining lifelong recovery from substance abuse and addiction as well as stress management, self-management, creativity enhancement and transformational lifestyle management for executives, professionals, entertainers, athletes and other very successful, high functioning individuals. Heidi’s educational background, professional training, and certifications have been received from Duke University, Texas A & M University, and Harvard Medical School. Heidi serves as business management, start-up, and luxury marketing consultant to treatment programs and professionals. Over the years she has contributed to, and her unique programs have been featured on, international television and online media, as well as in publications including Time, Newsweek, Vogue, Esquire, Forbes, Condé Nast, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, Private Wealth, Robb Report, Financial Times and many others.

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