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How to start your private Pilates lessons with Pilates &.

Elevate your Pilates practice with private lessons.   Private Pilates lessons are an investment in your wellbeing and are a good way to address specific needs. Pilates Instructors are trained to program for specific medical conditions. If your doctor has...

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About Shannon

I’m a CPA,  healthcare executive and founder of Pilates &. Pilates has been a consistent part of my life for the last 20+ years and in 2019, I started teacher training with Balanced Body. My experience with both classical and contemporary styles of Pilates has given me a really strong foundation to become a teacher now.


Balance Body Pilates Instructor Training

– Movement Principles

– Mat: Level 1

– Mat: Level 2

– Mat: Level 3

– Reformer: Level 1

– Reformer: Level 2

– Reformer: Level 3

– Refer to my professional profile for additional credentials and continuing education.


Google Review

The instructor was engaging and patient and she methodically built up my strength and flexibility over time. I was amazed at how I find my inner core so quickly! – Karl

Why Pilates?


Pilates is the one thing that I do consistently to maintain my health and to prevent injuries. As you age, it becomes even more important to maintain your strength, flexibility and balance. Pilates really helps.

Getting Started: Start at the beginning with Level 1 classes to learn the fundamental exercises and Pilates principles. Athletes have a high level of fitness but their bodies are often conditioned to a specific sport. Pilates, if done correctly, can rebalance the body and address alignment issues. The rebalancing helps prevent injuries and helps you move more efficiently in sport and life.

Frequency: Three [3] one hour classes or privates per week. It’s enough to realize the full benefits of Pilates. 

Cardio: Pilates is not a cardio workout. My best advice for cardio is to do what you love to do. If you’re recovering from an injury or have osteoarthritis, try some low impact cardio workouts to keep your heart and joints healthy.

Results: Pilates will help you develop long, lean muscle and core strength so that you move with ease. It will keep you feeling ageless. 

New to Pilates? Consider your budget, health status and goals to build a sustainable practice. Change things up as your constraints change. 


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