Achieve your personalized fitness goals

Be more fit, more flexible, more athletic, more resilient. With our personalized STOTT PILATES®  fitness programs you can achieve more out of your workouts. A Pilates fitness program can:

  • Increase muscular tone, endurance and flexibility
  • Develop balance, coordination and body awareness
  • Improve posture and alignment
  • Boost core strength and stability
  • Refine athletic performance
  • Relieve stress and back pain
  • Prevent injury

We offer group mat and equipment classes for all levels as well as Total Barre™, Active for Life, bodyART™  and Total Body Conditioning, as well as specialty clinics throughout the year. Additionally, we offer private and semi-private training that meets your schedule.

Mat Classes

Pilates Mat Classes are the floor work version of the Pilates method. These classes take place in a group setting using your body weight as the primary source of resistance. Focus is placed on precise movements originating from the center or core of your body. Working from the deepest layers of muscles, which stabilize and support your spine and pelvis, resulting in a strong, flexible spine with ideal posture and alignment. Classes emphasize the foundational principals of Pilates while offering modifications and variations to suit each student’s individual needs.

Various pieces of small equipment including weighted toning balls, different size stability balls, flex-bands, and fitness circles are utilized in the mat classes to challenge balance, coordination, and strength. 

Basic Pilates: An Introductory Class

Interested in Pilates but not sure what it is or what it can do for you? Come to an introductory class and experience the benefits of Pilates for both daily life and athletic performance.

Basic Pilates is offered the second Saturday of each month at 12:30p at our Kirby studios, and the third Saturday of each month at 12:45p at our Midtown studios. Cost is $15.00, free to current students when accompanied by a friend new to the Pilates Centre. Pre-registration is required.

Basic Pilates: An Introductory Class Schedule

Time Instructor Location

saturdays

12:30 pm-1:30 pm Various (2nd Sat. of every month)) Kirby
12:45 pm-1:45 pm Various (3rd Sat. of every month) Midtown

Essential Mat

Beginning level mat class for those new to Pilates or who have been taking a short time. All fitness levels welcome. You will learn the basic Pilates Principles and how to apply them to each exercise and in movements of daily living.

Essential Mat Schedule

Time Instructor Location

mondays

9:45 am-10:45 am Nanci Hargrove Kirby

tuesdays

5:45 pm-6:45 pm Pam VanGilder Kirby

wednesdays

5:30 pm-6:30 pm Julie Niekrasz Midtown

fridays

8:00 am-9:00 am Christina McKinney Midtown

saturdays

9:00 am-10:00 am Elizabeth Mensah Midtown
9:30 am-10:30 am Nanci Hargrove/Tamara Hoffmann Kirby

Intermediate Mat

For those who have been practicing Pilates, have an understanding of the basic principles, and are familiar with the essential level exercises and are ready to move on to a more challenging program.

Intermediate Mat Schedule

Time Instructor Location

tuesdays

5:45 pm-6:45 pm Pam VanGilder Kirby

wednesdays

9:45 am-10:45 am Tamara Hoffmann Kirby
5:30 pm-6:30 pm Julie Niekrasz Midtown

fridays

8:30 am-9:30 am Nanci Hargrove Kirby
4:00 pm-5:00 pm Christina McKinney Midtown

saturdays

9:00 am-10:00 am Pam VanGilder Kirby
10:00 am-11:00 am Crystal Brothers Midtown

Advanced Mat

A challenging work-out for fitness enthusiasts and athletes, the advanced level challenges the endurance of core muscles through exercises involving balance, neuromuscular sequencing and coordination.

Rise & Shine Mat

Rise & Shine Mat Schedule

Time Instructor Location

tuesdays

7:30 am-8:30 am Tamara Hoffmann Midtown

Mixed Mat

A mat class that will challenge all levels, from the essential to the advanced client.  A understanding of the basic principles of the STOTT Pilates Principles and experience in Pilates Mat classes is required. 

Mixed Mat Schedule

Time Instructor Location

mondays

8:00 am-9:00 am Stephanie Hom Midtown

wednesdays

8:00 am-9:00 am Stephanie Hom Midtown

saturdays

10:00 am-11:00 am Crystal Brothers Kirby

Youth Mat

Both athletic and non-athletic teens can benefit from a well designed Pilates program for youth. The development of body awareness, concentration, injury prevention, strength, and flexibility will carry over into their habits of daily living both on the field and off.

Youth Mat Schedule

Time Instructor Location

mondays

4:30 pm-5:30 pm Rachel Hewer Kirby

bodyART™

bodyART® is a functional training system and total body workout that is focused on creating strength, flexibility, and stamina. The class consists of exercises inspired by martial arts, yoga, physical therapy, dance, and classical conditioning. All classes are performed barefoot, on a mat, with your body as your only equipment, and using breathing techniques to enhance your performance. Based on the traditional Chinese medicine principles of yin and yang, which can be understood as passive and dynamic energy, bodyART® challenges you to equalize your powerful, dynamic energy with passive relaxation. This holistic, intense and purposeful experience creates a powerful and lasting effect in your daily life.

bodyART™ Schedule

Time Instructor Location

mondays

12:00 pm-1:00 pm Jocelyn Bronette Midtown

thursdays

5:30 pm-6:30 pm Jocelyn Bronette Midtown

Cardio Dance Fusion

A 60 minute, non-stop, dance-based cardio and toning class that is fun for all ages and levels. The class will alternate between easy-to-learn choreographed dance combinations, toning exercises, and flexibility sections. This hour is built for people who are craving to dance and want a full-body workout! Expect explosive sounds, a lot of sweat, and to leave feeling energized for days! This class is performed with sneakers.

Cardio Dance Fusion Schedule

Time Instructor Location

thursdays

4:30 pm-5:30 pm Jocelyn Bronette Midtown

Total Barre

Fully integrating the elements of Pilates, dance, cardio & strength training, this class will bring your workout to a new level. Taught by experienced STOTT-trained instructors, this class will offer challenging exercises to lengthen, sculpt and shape your body.

Total Barre Schedule

Time Instructor Location

mondays

12:00 pm-1:00 pm Rachel Hewer Kirby

Active for Life

A safe and effective class for older adults who have been less active due to lifestyle or illness and are in need of building strength, mobility and balance.

Active for Life Schedule

Time Instructor Location

mondays

11:00 am-12:00 pm Nanci Hargrove Kirby

thursdays

10:00 am-11:00 am Nanci Hargrove Midtown

Total Body Conditioning

Total Body Conditioning maintains the alignment principles of Pilates and Yoga while introducing new variations and challenging movement.  This workout will improve balance, coordination, and mechanical awareness while increasing athletic performance.

Total Body Conditioning Schedule

Time Instructor Location

mondays

5:45 pm-6:45 pm Jonathan Dummar Kirby

wednesdays

5:45 pm-6:45 pm Jonathan Dummar Kirby

saturdays

10:30 am-11:30 am Jonathan Dummar Kirby

Group Equipment Classes

Equipment classes are offered in a private, semiprivate or group setting with STOTT V2 Max Plus  Reformers, Chairs, Cadillac/Wall Units, Jump Boards and Cardio Tramps. Instructors design each equipment class to meet the goals of the clients in the class.

We currently offer private classes on the STOTT V2 Max Reformer at our Kirby location in East Memphis and will have group classes of up to 6 on the this piece equipment at our Midtown studio.

Essential Equipment

Essential Equipment Schedule

Time Instructor Location

mondays

11:00 am-12:00 pm Stephanie Hom Midtown
3:00 pm-4:00 pm Rachel Hewer Kirby
5:30 pm-6:30 pm Rachel Hewer Kirby

tuesdays

8:30 am-9:30 am Martha Heard Kirby
10:30 am-11:30 am Katie Monaghan Midtown
5:30 pm-6:30 pm Stephanie Hom Kirby

wednesdays

9:30 am-10:30 am Stephanie Hom Midtown
12:30 pm-1:30 pm Stephanie Hom Kirby

thursdays

10:00 am-11:00 am Katie Monaghan Midtown
4:30 pm-5:30 pm Stephanie Hom Kirby

saturdays

10:00 am-11:00 am Elizabeth Mensah Midtown
10:30 am-11:30 am Nanci Hargrove Kirby

Essential/Intermediate Equipment

Essential/Intermediate Equipment Schedule

Time Instructor Location

mondays

7:30 am-8:30 am Julie Niekrasz Kirby
8:30 am-9:30 am Pam VanGilder Kirby
9:45 am-10:45 am Pam VanGilder Kirby

tuesdays

8:30 am-9:30 am Stephanie Hom Kirby
8:30 am-9:30 am Katie Monaghan Midtown

wednesdays

8:30 am-9:30 am Tamara Hoffmann Kirby
9:45 am-10:45 am Katie Monaghan Kirby
3:00 pm-4:00 pm Rachel Hewer Kirby

thursdays

9:00 am-10:00 am Katie Monaghan Midtown

fridays

9:45 am-10:45 am Nanci Hargrove Kirby
10:00 am-11:00 am Pam VanGilder Kirby

saturdays

9:00 am-10:00 am Crystal Brothers Midtown

Intermediate Equipment

Intermediate Equipment Schedule

Time Instructor Location

mondays

6:00 am-7:00 am Rachel Hewer Kirby
8:30 am-9:30 am Katie Monaghan Kirby

tuesdays

9:30 am-10:30 am Katie Monaghan Midtown
4:30 pm-5:30 pm Pam VanGilder Kirby

wednesdays

8:30 am-9:30 am Katie Monaghan Kirby
5:30 pm-6:30 pm Crystal Brothers Midtown

thursdays

9:00 am-10:00 am Stephanie Hom Kirby
11:30 am-12:30 pm Pam VanGilder Kirby

fridays

8:30 am-9:30 am Pam VanGilder Kirby
8:30 am-9:30 am Stephanie Hom Kirby

saturdays

9:00 am-10:00 am Pam VanGilder Kirby

Intermediate/Advanced Equipment

Intermediate/Advanced Equipment Schedule

Time Instructor Location

wednesdays

5:45 pm-6:45 pm Stephanie Hom Kirby

Cardio Jumpboard

Cardio Jumpboard Schedule

Time Instructor Location

tuesdays

9:45 am-10:45 am Rachel Hewer Kirby
2:00 pm-3:00 pm Rachel Hewer Kirby

thursdays

10:15 am-11:15 am Stephanie Hom Kirby

Advanced Equipment

Advanced Equipment Schedule

Time Instructor Location

tuesdays

11:00 am-12:00 pm Rachel Hewer Kirby

thursdays

7:45 am-8:45 am Pam VanGilder Kirby
7:45 am-8:45 am Rachel Hewer Kirby

fridays

11:00 am-12:00 pm Rachel Hewer Kirby

Private Equipment Classes

We offer private equipment classes for those recovering from an injury or who those who would prefer individual classes at their own convenient schedule. We also offer Semi-private equipment classes. Call the Pilates Centre to schedule an appointment. 

Private and Semi-Private Equipment

Pilates

Instructors

All the instructors at the Pilates Centre have been trained in the STOTT PILATES Method, a safe and effective program for developing core strength, flexibility, mobility and balance. They are trained to work with different body types and provide movement cues for body awareness and the practice of proper form.

Pam VanGilder

Studio Manager, STOTT Pilates Instructor Trainer, Dance Education Consultant

Pam VanGilder

Rachel Hewer

Rachel Hewer

Nanci Hargrove

Nanci Hargrove

Julie Niekrasz

Julie Niekrasz

Stephanie Mei Hom

Stephanie Mei Hom

Katie Monaghan

Katie Monaghan

Jocelyn Bronette

Jocelyn Bronette

Tamara Hoffmann

Tamara Hoffmann

Elizabeth Mensah

Elizabeth Mensah

Crystal Brothers

Crystal Brothers

Jonathan Dummar

Jonathan Dummar

Christina McKinney

Christina McKinney

Martha Heard

Martha Heard

Rosemary Martinez

Rosemary Martinez

Policies & Information

How do Class Passes work?

Class cards can be purchased for group Mat and Total Barre classes in packages of 5, 10 and 20 classes.  To gain full benefit of the program we encourage you to attend regularly, therefore the passes expire after 16 weeks.  The classes are one hour and are limited to an enrollment of 12.  An intro class is offered the second Saturday of each month for those interested in finding out more about our mat programs and to give you the foundational information you will need to begin taking a class.

Group Equipment Classes

Equipment classes are ongoing and can be purchased one at a time or more economically in packages of 6 or 10. The packages expire after one year of purchase.  A private session is required before attending an equipment class. This will include a postural analysis and allow the instructor to evaluate your fitness needs and goals in order to prepare a program for you. After your initial session the instructor will inform you which class would be most beneficial for you.  Group equipment class enrollment is limited to four at the Kirby location and six at the midtown location. Classes are one hour.

Equipment Class Cancellation

If you must cancel please do so 24 hours in advance or you will be charged for the class. Please call, text or email your instructor if you must cancel and the time of cancellation will be noted. Illness and other emergencies may be excused at the discretion of the Management.

Private and Semi-Private Classes

All pre-paid private and semi-private sessions are fully transferable within the 24 hour notice. If canceling with less than 24 hours notice you will be charged 50% of the private/semi-private fee. If one party in a scheduled semi-private cancels the other party may upgrade to a private session for an an additional $20.00.

Refund Policy

The Pilates Centre of Ballet Memphis issues refunds only to clients presenting a doctor’s note stating their injury or illness and recommendation to abstain from activity. A $25.00 fee will be applied to any returned checks.

Instructor Certifications

STOTT Pilates certification is a very comprehensive program that requires yearly continuing education courses. All of the instructors at the Pilates Centre are STOTT certified and highly qualified to teach all of the classes offered. Clients are encouraged to attend classes from different instructors to benefit from the variety of teaching styles and areas of interest and expertise. At times there may be a substitute instructor for a class. Please be assured that all instructors will provide you with a class that will benefit your health and fitness needs.

Preparing for Your First Class (Attire & Mats)

Wear comfortable exercise clothes, however not too loose so the instructors can observe your posture and alignment.  Bare feet or non-slip socks, no shoes.

Mats are available for use during class, however you may bring your own if you so choose.

Studio Policies

Cell phones should be turned off in the studio. Please refrain from using scented perfumes and lotions before coming to the studio as many people are sensitive to fragrances. The studio is an open space with several classes going on at the same time, please use a quiet voice before, during, and after your class.

Inclement Weather

In the case of inclement weather check the recorded message at the studio and/or the website regarding Mat class cancellations.  Those scheduled for group or private equipment classes will be contacted via phone, text or email from their instructor.

Workshops, Continuing Education Courses & Certification Courses

The Pilates Centre of Ballet Memphis is a LICENSED TRAINING CENTER for STOTT PILATES® with over 15 of years training instructors. The STOTT PILATES® education method is unparalleled in the industry for its thoroughness and quality. With over 150 workshops to choose from, our introductory and continuing education workshops can supplement your current training and programming.

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Pilates Studio

Locations

Midtown Studios

Come experience our beautiful state-of-the-art studios in the heart of Overton Square.

Pilates Centre of Ballet Memphis

Our East Memphis studio is a light-filled space, ideal for supporting mind/body balance.