Pilates is an exercise method created by Joseph Pilates to strengthen muscles, increase flexibility and coordination, and improve the mind and body. The Pilates method will exercise the whole body and impact any activity or movement. Pilates is performed on a mat and on specialized equipment such as a chair, barrel, reformer, springboard, and cadillac. It engages the mind while the entire body performs exercises.  Pilates will strengthen the core, which is the powerhouse of the body and improve balance, coordination, and flexibility. Pilates is paired with breathe, creating flow, form and efficient movement patterns.  Anyone from 5 to 100 will enjoy the benefits of Pilates.  Pilates is used in many gyms, studios, rehabilitation clinics and hospitals to improve overall health and wellness for clients recovering from an injury or surgery.

Class Description


Fitness should be as enjoyable as possible and as your personal trainer, we will work together to identify measurable and attainable goals for you.  We will develop a program and exercises that will become the foundation of your fitness plan.  On our first meeting we will discuss your exercise and medical history, expectations, goals, and time commitment.  If you have any sport specific goals or recovering from an injury or surgery, we will discuss the progression of exercises to attain your goals within a measurable timeline. Available forms of movement in personal training include TRX, Pilates, Kettlebells, Weights, Barre, HITT, TABATA, Circuit Training, and more. I wholeheartedly want each client to walk out of the studio after each session feeling more confident and

stronger physically and mentally.

Madrona Studio offers a variety of fitness classes.  Classes currently offered are Barre, Bootcamp, Mat Pilates, and Reformer Pilates.  Additional classes offered depending on enrollment are Balance and Core, Reformer 2, and Functional Fitness. Unsure of which classes you would like? Come visit a few classes.

BARRE - Classes use a combination of postures inspired by ballet and other disciplines like Pilates and yoga to lengthen and strengthen muscles.  Barre classes are low impact and set to upbeat music as you progress through a warm-up, arms, legs, glutes, core and stretching. The barre is used as a prop to balance while doing exercises that focus on isometric strength training which are performed at high repetitions of small range of motion movements.  The class includes use of light hand weights, bands, or balls.

BOOTCAMP/CIRCUIT - Classes begin with dynamic stretching and simple bodyweight callisthenic exercises.  These classes vary in length of time spent lifting weights or bodyweight movements. Format of classes varies from interval training, circuit training, TABATA, or compound sets.  Bootcamp classes are excellent for increasing strength, agility and mobility, cardiovascular efficiency, and core strength.  These classes are a great fit for individuals of varying fitness levels and desires.

 MAT PILATES - Mat Pilates is a strengthening and lengthening form of exercise that focuses on integrating your core (abdominals and back) muscles while also training your arms and legs.  Mat Pilates is based on the exercises Joseph Pilates developed to strengthen his own and others' bodies. Mat Pilates can be modified for any age, body, or fitness level.  Clients will see improved posture, better coordination and balance, increased strength, mind body awareness, and concentration. 

REFORMER PILATES -  Reformer Pilates is completed on a reformer machine that enables users to add and subtract resistance to movements via the use of the springs which are the part of the machine. Reformer Pilates greatly increases the repertoire of exercises available to practice.  The exercises usually work the entire body through increased range of motion which helps for building and toning muscles as well as increasing stability in the joints. Reformer Pilates is often used as a sport specific or general fitness training tool.  The core works throughout a session of Pilates as we focus on muscles strength and endurance, lactate tolerance, peripheral joint stability, mind-body awareness, balance and coordination. Reformer Pilates is great for rehab purposes as it enables clients to exercise on their back (horizontal plane) and not be vertically loaded and weight bearing through their legs.  It is a great rehab option for clients who have had a knee or hip replacement because the horizontal plane enables clients to strengthen the muscles of the leg through a larger range of motion using various levels of resistance, which will help speed up their recovery through controlled movements. 

REFORMER LEVEL 2 - This Reformer Pilates class is designed for clients that are ready to expand on their foundations of Pilates Reformer.  The Level 2 classes move at a faster pace and assume you understand basic cueing and technique. Modifications will be made to the exercises to make them more challenging or supported. Classes may include the jumpboard.

FUNCTIONAL FITNESS - ​Functional Fitness class will strengthen individuals for real-life movements and activities.  Movements in the class will include squats, lunges, bending, pushing, pulling, and core work.  The class will train your muscles to work together and will hopefully prepare you to preform all of the daily activities and tasks at home, work, and in sports.  We will concentrate on building a body capable of doing real-life activities in real-life positions.

BALANCE AND CORE - Balance and Core class will combine some of the movements in the Functional Fitness Class with a lot of movements focusing on building balance.  The class will involve various balance exercises such as single leg stance, working on standing from a seated position unassisted either from a chair or the floor, and balance in transitional movements.  We will also spend a significant amount of time working on fundamental core work such as bridges, bird dog, cat/cow, pelvic curls, and more.