The original Essence Pilates studio privately owned and operated since 2004
At Essence Pilates, our Pilates teaching is rooted in the traditions of Joseph Pilates but with an added emphasis on the individuality of each client. No one will be given a generic Pilates ‘routine’. Each person’s strengths and goals will be taken into consideration so that the instructor can truly aid all clients to perform each exercise properly and to reach individual goals. Our personalized attention allows one to become in tune with their body, to progress more quickly, and to maximize time exercising.
Classes we offer
Bodhi brings the precision and movement principles of Pilates to suspension training with the Bodhi Suspension System™. Leaning into the ropes takes the body out of alignment with gravity causing the core stability muscles to fire and developing integrated, whole body strength and flexibility. Bodhi’s four points of suspension maximize strength training and enhance proprioception while providing endless opportunities for creativity.
Pilates equipment classes are performed on a variety of Pilates apparatus including: Reformers, Towers, Cadillac, Ladder Barrel, and Chairs. Students will enjoy the endless variety of body sculpting exercises that can be performed on this specialized equipment. Our certified instructors ensure that each student enjoys a fresh, invigorating workout every time. Because the classes are small, the instructors are able to customize and modify the movements to suit each person’s fitness and capability level. If you are new to Pilates Equipment we strongly suggest that you take a few privates to learn the basic principles of Pilates in order to get the most out of your practice.
Pilates & Weights
This class is meant to be a little more challenging by adding free weights to the mix. This is a pilates reformer class with spice! No more than 6 people in class which helps the instructor teach the proper weight training posture as well as pilates. This class will leave you feeling strong and balanced. Join us for a more than core experience.
"Happiness, not in another place but this place, not for another hour but this hour"
What our clients Say
Professional, sterile, warm and inviting 5 Stars. Marilee Papale Absolutely, Positively a professional in her field. I feel like I am in the hands of pure positive energy. After being off track with my fitness program and weight gain and so hard to get started again, Merilee was the positive force to put me back on track. Thank you, Marilee