Motion Studies is a balanced center for movement, awareness, and training for the mind, body, and spirit. We synthesize many movement systems to observe, analyze and design your private sessions which are tailored to your individual needs. You will be carefully guided through each private and semi-private session on the Pilates equipment with focus on alignment, breathing, strengthening, stretching, somatic awareness and body/mind dynamics.

Group movement classes are taught in the enclosed studio space which features a sprung dance floor. Pilates mat work and a variety of yoga and movement classes are continually offered. The services of Licensed Massage Therapists are also available in our private treatment rooms.

The highly-qualified team at Motion Studies will help you achieve your health and wellness goals in an enjoyable and encouraging environment.

what our clients are saying

  1. “Pilates is a constant energy renewal for me. It not only strengthens and reshapes my body, but cleans up and clarifies my thinking. I couldn’t possibly give it up; Motion Studies is an essential part of my personal health care system.”

  2. - Cynthia McVay, retired dancer

We welcomes anyone with a desire to reach excellence, from the casual morning walker to the professional athlete.

At Motion Studies, we will help you:

  1. improve alignment, core strength & flexibility

  2. improve performance & stamina

  3. regain lost movement after injury

  4. learn to breathe & reduce stress

  5. relieve joint & back pain

  6. rediscover the joy of movement in your daily life!

We have helped:

  1. people recovering from injury

  2. athletes--skiers, golfers, runners, dancers

  3. desk jockeys and weekend warriors

  4. new mothers/mothers-to-be

  5. grandparents/seniors


Joseph H. Pilates developed a system of body conditioning in the early 1900s. His methods have long been employed by dancers and athletes to maintain proper alignment and prevent imbalances. The Pilates Method consists of exercises performed on a mat and specialized resistance-based equipment, including reformers, trapeze tables and split-pedal chairs.

Pilates improves overall fitness and is also of significant value to those recovering from injuries. The controlled, fluid movements elongate and strengthen the entire musculature and develop an evenly balanced and supple physique.

Pilates is a safe, sensible, yet challenging exercise that teaches body awareness, good posture and efficiency of movement. No matter what your age or condition, Pilates at Motion Studies will transform the way your body looks, feels and performs.


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what our clients are saying

  1. “I have trained with numerous Pilates instructors in the U.S. and Canada, and I always look forward to returning home to train at Motion Studies. Mary’s organized routines, her calm disposition and her ability to push me to my limit are all characteristics that have helped to energize and improve my body.” - Nicola Curry, dancer, American Ballet Theater