Ken Schlieman Pilates Baseball

Ken and Jackie have owned Premier since January 2013.


They both graduated from West Valley High school (2005 & 2006). Ken went on to play baseball at Shoreline and Big Bend Community Colleges and later studied Education at CWU. Jackie attended Central Christian College of Kansas, studying Kinesiology.

They married in 2012 and have three beautiful daughters together; Wesleigh, Vivienne, and Savannah.

Ken and Jackie love the Yakima Valley and couldn't imagine living anywhere else. They spend their time off attending Mariners and Seahawks games and traveling as much as possible.





Pilates, Surfset, & Cycling Instructor

Cathy Redifer moved to Yakima in the fall of 2011 with her husband Chuck. They wanted a change of scenery from Columbus, Ohio, and desperately needed some sunshine. Cathy grew up in Dublin, OH and went to Wittenberg University in Springfield, OH, where she got her teaching certificate for Integrated Social Studies. After teaching High School History for a couple years, she taught Adult Basic Education part-time at YVCC until her family opened their own business; Redifer Brewing Company


Cathy started practicing Pilates in January of 2013, shortly after the birth of her son, James. The program helped alleviate her back pain and helped her to feel better about her post-baby body. She quickly became addicted and wanted to help other people achieve similar results.


Cathy joined the staff at Premier in June 2014 and loves being part of the Premier family. Interacting with clients and sharing in their success is her favorite part of instructing.  

Cathy Redifer Pilates Spin Cycling


Front Desk Manager/Barre Instructor

Jill Klepach grew up in Yakima. She attended Eisenhower High School and was on the Dance team. Jill earned her degree in Public Relations from Central Washington University. Upon graduation, she moved to Seattle.

Six years ago, Jill discovered Barre. This fitness technique reminded her of her earlier days of dance and conditioning. Being a regular student of Barre and Pilates has improved her core strength and given her relief for scoliosis.

Jill has relocated back to her hometown to be near family and dear friends. Being around those she loves and pursuing her passion for fitness and health daily are everything to her.

Cathy Redifer Pilates Spin Cycling


Surfset & Pilates Instructor

Lindsay graduated from the University of Washington School of Business in 2004 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Marketing. During her college career, she was lucky enough to join the Seattle SuperSonics Dance Team for two seasons. It was a dream come true for her as a HUGE lover of basketball and dance.


As a dancer for over 20 years, her passions in life involve movement, fitness, and a healthy body. Pilates and teaching fitness classes were a natural progression for her. She recently began her Balanced Body Pilates certification journey. She can’t wait to learn and share it with you all!


She has been blessed with her incredible husband, Karl, and two boys, Tegan and Trace

Cathy Redifer Pilates Spin Cycling
Cathy Redifer Pilates Spin Cycling


Barre Instructor

Maddie grew up in Grants Pass, Oregon and moved to Yakima four years ago. Yakima is now her forever home.


She has three dogs who are more like children to her, and loves being a part of the Premier family because it gives her a sense of community and contributes to her overall wellness. Barre and Pilates have quickly become a part of her life and she couldn’t imagine living without!