Strong Body Pilates is a locally-owned boutique space specializing in classical Pilates. Providing private Pilates sessions, duets and small group classes since 2006, we offer a distinct, authentic experience, helping you uncover the benefits of Pilates through expert instruction and results-driven dedication to the classical system.
Strong Body Pilates welcomes those from all walks of life, whether you're looking to prevent injury, improve athletic performance or simply move through life without pain. Our studio is led by highly-respected teachers within the Pilates community and also serves as a hub for aspiring instructors, along with certified teachers looking to fine-tune their skills. All are welcome!
I have been working with Nicole for 10 years and has saved my life. I had back problems for many years and tried physical therapy, walking, riding my bike and walking a dog twice a day. I was having more pain doing less physically. When I met Nicole I could barely sit up on the Reformer and had no strength. I felt an immediate response and I got better as time went on. I had back surgery in 2016 and work with Nicole 2x/week. She is the best! She understands the body, how to modify and fit to the individual, for maximum results. She is professional, focuses on each person that she teaches, and gives a complete workout. Pilates has sustained my interest, enthusiasm and is very therapeutic after all of these years, even at the ripe age of 84.
I have been a regular student at Strong Body Pilates since June 2015. My experience with Nicole and my current instructor Roderick has been fabulous. I have noticed wonderful changes, both physical and mental. Nicole was my initial instructor and motivated me to push forward with three weekly sessions with Roderick, who showed me what my body is capable of. The studio is pristine, the staff professional, and I have been injury-free the entire year. I am committed to continuing the practice of Pilates as the basis of my overall health regimen!
Nicole focuses on balancing the body to be aligned, strong, and flexible. She uses the amazing apparatus Joseph Pilates developed to give what the body in front of her needs. Nicole is a graduate of THE WORK™, a world renowned Masters program, led by Jay Grimes at Vintage Pilates in Los Angeles. Jay, who brings more than 50 years of experience, is considered a 1st generation teacher because he was trained by Joe Pilates himself. Nicole worked at Vintage Pilates from 2015 - 2018. Nicole still trains as a student, to further her knowledge of the method, to bring the best to her clients. Read more on Nicole's qualifications and history.
Keion embodies inspiration, levelheadedness, knowledge—and perhaps even a bit of levity—to share the Pilates method with others. She discovered Pilates in 2004, as a long-distance runner looking to prevent injury and in 2010 started training to become a teacher.
She is a graduate of THE WORK™, a rigorous and highly exclusive continuing education program for seasoned Pilates teachers, led by program director and first generation teacher Jay Grimes, and Sandy Shimoda, owner of world-renown Vintage Pilates. In 2017, Keion also joined the illustrious teaching staff at Vintage Pilates and continues her own practice and teacher education under the guidance of both Jay and Sandy. Read more on Keion's qualifications and history.
Jay began his studies with Joe Pilates in the mid-sixties, and after Joe’s death continued with Joe’s wife, Clara, for another 10 years until her death. Jay began teaching in the original 8th Avenue studio in New York and has since taught all over the world. Jay danced professionally, ballet and Broadway for 18 years, and never had an injury. This he attributes entirely to Pilates.
Jay is valued in the Pilates community for his experience, humility and integrity in maintaining the work of Joe Pilates. Over the years Jay’s clients have ranged from stars of Broadway and Hollywood, music and opera, to politicians, businessmen and housewives, and Olympic athletes. He currently provides ongoing training to instructors, conducting workshops and master classes around the world. To see where Jay is teaching workshops and classes away from the studio, click here: www.vintagepilates.com
Teresa walked into her first Pilates studio 7 years ago and was thrilled by the many positive changes Pilates made in her life. She never felt stronger, more centered, and knew she wanted to share this with others. Teresa thinks making your body stronger is serious work but that it should be fun as well. When you work with Teresa, she promises some sweating, maybe laughing, but most importantly that you will leave feeling great. She loves working with the very beginner, those who have fallen off the fitness wagon, and athletes as well.
Teresa received her first Pilates certification...Read more on Teresa's qualifications and history.