"In ten sessions you will feel the difference; in twenty, you will see the difference; in thirty, you will have a whole new body."
- Joseph Pilates

New Clients

With no membership fees required, and discounted introductory packages offered to new clients, getting started at Body & Mind Pilates is simple. Since we are a studio and not a gym each client recieves personalized attention, and exercises are carefully chosen based on the individual’s needs. With a focus on postural alignment and proper training techniques, our sessions are a safe and effective way to build strength, stability, endurance and flexibility. Through personalized instruction our highly trained instructors will empower and inspire you to reach your fullest potential and promote life-long wellness.

At Body & Mind Pilates we will change the way you train. By integrating the body and the mind your movement will begin to serve a purpose. You will experience greater results in less time and enhance all areas of your life. In just a few sessions, you will be looking forward to your workouts and leaving refreshed and energized. With a commitment to consistent practice of two to three times a week, combined with excellent instruction, you will achieve the transformational results you have been looking for:
  • Longer, leaner muscles without bulk
  • Overall toned body
  • Improved posture and flexibility
  • Better balance and coordination
  • Increased strength, stamina, and stability
  • Less susceptible to injury and chronic pain
  • Enhanced performance in sports
  • Heightened body awareness
  • Improved focus and concentration
  • Increased self-confidence
  • Reduce stress, relieve tension, and boost energy
  • Invigorated and rejuvenated body and mind

Studio Policies

Cancellation Policy
In an effort to provide the highest level of quality instruction and service, the studio keeps a select number of appointments available each day.  As a courtesy to the instructor and other clients, please provide 24 hours notice if you need to reschedule your private or semi-private session. If sufficient notice is not provided or the client does not show up for their session, the full session fee will be charged.

Emergency Cancellation Policy
To accommodate illness and other emergency situations, each client is allowed two “emergency cancellations” per calendar year in which the session fee is waived. If rescheduling or canceling becomes chronic, you may be asked to surrender your time slot to someone on the wait list and choose a time that you can commit to more consistently. In the event of inclement weather, rescheduled sessions will not be counted as an “emergency cancellation” as the highest priority is your safety.

Payment is expected at the time of service unless packages are purchased in advance. We gladly accept cash, check, and all major credit cards. There will be a $25 charge for all NSF returned checks. Session packages and Gift Certificates are non-refundable and expire within six months of the purchase date.


Q: Who can participate in Pilates?
Pilates can be beneficial for virtually all ages, fitness levels and body conditions. The method can be adapted, modified and customized for individual needs. As we go through life we settle into specific patterns of movement, the more frequently used muscles gradually get stronger while the under used muscles get weaker. This pulls the skeleton off kilter leading to an unbalanced posture that requires much more energy to achieve a given movement. Pilates helps correct these postural deviations, resulting in more efficient movement in everyday activities.

Q: How often should I do Pilates?
In order to maximize the effectiveness of Pilates, ideally 2-3 sessions a week is best. However, any consistent practice of Pilates will compliment your current fitness routine. This kind of regular, consistent practice will help you make the mind-body connection and integrate the various Pilates principles.

Q: How long will I have to do the workout before I see results?
A: Joseph Pilates is famously quoted as saying, “In ten sessions, you will feel the difference; in twenty, you will see the difference; and in thirty, you will have a whole new body.”

The average active person, doing 2-3 sessions per week should see some results within 10-12 classes. This will vary depending on each individual and things such as the number of classes a person takes each week, whether they are private or group classes, whether they participate in other physical activities, and whether they have any existing injuries.

Q: Why are the springs used for resistance instead of weights?
A: In using springs for resistance, Pilates equipment provides gradual resistance as your muscles contract, which ensures the muscles are being worked properly. There is greater resistance at the muscle's strongest point of contraction and less resistance on the initiation/completion of the contraction so there is less stress on tendons and ligaments.
Q: What is the difference between Pilates on the apparatus and Pilates on the mat?
A: While practicing Pilates on the apparatus, you will work one-on-one with a certified instructor, who has been trained extensively to design a program and modify the exercises with your specific needs in mind. Your instructor will move you from one piece of equipment to another, choosing from well over 500 exercises, after mutually assessing your specific needs and goals.
While practicing Pilates on the mat, you will be in a group of 6-10 people, performing the same exercises, at the same pace. With a mat class, the instructor may only be able to occasionally give you specific instruction, based on your movement, and will direct the group as a whole. Since there is no apparatus in a mat class, you will look to your own body, along with small props to create resistance, an amazing way to connect with and strengthen your core.
Q: Will I lose weight through Pilates exercises?
A: In essence, Pilates exercise is not a cardiovascular workout and burning calories is not its main focus. However, in conjunction with a sensible diet and some cardio work such as brisk walking, bicycling, aerobics or swimming, Pilates can factor into a weight loss program. It can give a boost to your metabolism and help one lose inches. Pilates exercises help strengthen, sculpt and tone the body while building long, lean muscles, leaving you looking and feeling better.
Q: What are the benefits of Pilates?
A: With regular committed Pilates workouts you can expect to:
· Improve strength, flexibility and balance
· Tone and build long, lean muscles without bulk
· Challenge deep abdominal muscles to support the core
· Engage the mind and enhance body awareness
· Condition efficient patterns of movement making the body less prone to injury
· Reduce stress, relieve tension, boost energy
· Restore postural alignment
· Create a stronger, more flexible spine
· Promote recovery from strain or injury
· Increase joint range of motion
· Improve circulation
· Heighten neuromuscular coordination
· Offer relief from back pain and joint stress
· Correct over-training of muscle groups which can lead to stress and injury
· Enhance mobility, agility and stamina
· Compliment sports training and develop functional fitness for daily life activity
· Improve the way your body looks and feels

Q: What can I expect during my first private session?
A: Most new clients can expect a 50-55 minute session beginning on the Mat or Reformer, and then transitioning to one or more other Pilates apparatus and finishing with standing exercises. You will be verbally guided through a series of foundational Pilates exercises, helping you become more familiar with the movement and equipment.
Q: What should I wear?
A: Dress comfortably in athletic clothing so that your movement is free, and try to avoid clothing that is too loose or baggy. It is important that the instructor be able to observe your body as you move. Pilates is performed either with socks or bare feet, so shoes are not required.

Q: Can I do Pilates if I'm pregnant?
No two women's bodies are the same, and this is especially true during pregnancy. There are workouts that are quite appropriate for some people during pregnancy and not for others. During a normal, healthy pregnancy, moderate exercise is safe for the fetus. Exercise is also said to prevent varicose veins, hemorrhoids, and low back pain - not to mention boosting self esteem. The guidelines stated by the American Council on Exercise are not as hard-and-fast as they used to be. However, research suggests that no new exercise routine should be started during your first trimester. As well, you should be careful of over-exerting the abdominal muscles. During the second trimester these muscles become stretched out, and some women experience diastasis recti (separation of the abdominal muscles). With reduced support for the back, you also run the risk of injuring the lower back. Further, because of the increased amounts of relaxin and progesterone released in the body during pregnancy, the ligaments surrounding the joints become lax, which leaves them loose and vulnerable. For this reason, you should be careful not to over-stretch. It is important, though, to continue strengthening and re-balancing the muscles around the joints - still trying to center the body as it goes through many postural changes due to pregnancy. Today many guidelines for pregnancy indicate that once you reach the second trimester you should not exercise in a supine position (lying on your back) as you may be cutting off oxygen to the fetus even if you yourself are not feeling dizzy. In general, we teach that it is better to be safe and not take any chances. In the second trimester we still do some mat work but we make sure that the upper torso is raised and supported. We then alternate the inclined position with sitting, kneeling, and standing exercises done on Mat, Reformer,Tower, and Chair. A great piece of the equipment for pregnancy is the Stability Chair, because it facilitates so many exercises in an upright position. Of course, drinking lots of water is always important, and be sure not to over-exert yourself. The beauty of this type of work is that it can be individualized for anyone's ability.