Pauline Lockard is a certified Pilates Instructor, personal trainer and licensed massage therapist. She started her career in fitness with an undergraduate degree from Rutgers University, and then taught group exercise classes while serving a full career in the military. She worked as a Specialist and Examiner for the Aerobic and Fitness Association of America […]
Pilates Connection formulates an integration of functional fitness merging a sound body and mind.
Rely on us for your functional fitness goals through the practice of Pilates.
Personalized Instruction • Small Classes • Private and Semi-Private Sessions Available.
By creating a sanctuary of healing, the Pilates Connection begins with the movement of the body benefiting strength, flexibility, and balanced structure. Attention to individual issues allows our instructors to utilize an integrated approach to achieve a client’s goal(s).
Crossfit. Running. Spinning. Oh my.
With Pilates, we don't intend to replace the sport you love. We intend to IMPROVE it.
Our studio instructors work with people from all sports and fitness levels to help them effectively cross-train and prevent injury.
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If you find yourself unfamiliar with the above terms, then we invite you to come to a FULL Pilates studio that will offer you top-of-the-mark instruction and equipment mastery.
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Meet Our Trainers
After many years of searching for a sustainable exercise practice, Shannon Houck discovered Pilates. Initially, it was a great way to rebuild strength after breaking her wrist, and then it quickly evolved to the best hour of her day! She realized that Pilates provided a mental and physical challenge which other types of exercise are […]
Libby is thrilled to be joining Michelle and her excellent team of teachers at Pilates Connection. Libby’s fitness journey began many years ago after the birth of her second daughter when she decided to improve her health. That desire soon led to an interest in helping other people improve their own health, and she enrolled […]
As a former ballet dancer, and someone who swam competitively in college, Betsy Young felt that something was missing from her fitness routine. Having never really enjoyed traditional classes or weight rooms, she was searching for something more meaningful, something that respected the mind-body connection. Betsy was looking for a workout that was deep and […]
My Pilates journey began with finding a way to alleviate back pain caused by scoliosis. I have always loved movement and sports but after years of impact on a misaligned spine, I struggling with pain through my first pregnancy. Pilates was the remedy. With practice, I was soon pain free.
Susan Lowery is an aerialist & instructor who recently moved to the area, purchasing a mountainside home in Shenandoah Farms. Susan started her professional life in the science world. As a published biologist, she has worked for Battelle, NASA, New Mexico State University, Corning and Juniata College. In one facet or another, Susan has always […]
I became certified in Mat Pilates through The Fitness Studio in 2014 and begun teaching with Michelle as my mentor. I also have a background in art and dance; when preforming and instructing Pilates I use them to elicit the beauty and flow of each movement. I am currently working toward completing my Pilates Teachers Training.
Classes are using the aerial hammock rigging which is looped fabric and two point rigging system. Experience the benefits of anti-gravity Pilates! Deepen stretches, find support and strength in exercise progressions, decompress the spine, and relieve hip tension. Classes are all levels. Beginners welcome no prior experience or pre-class assessment required!
Aerial Silks consist on looped fabric with a single rigging point. In this class, students will begin to build their aerial silks/split fabric/tissue foundational skills. This level curriculum includes over 100 different skills. Students will learn beginner climbs, descents, wraps, hip keys, footlocks, belays, crossback entries, inversions, double and single fabric poses, hitch skills, rolls […]
Hit the barre for our signature full body workout designed to give you chiseled abs, toned legs, cut arms, and a high, lifted butt. This ballet inspired, core-centric class focuses on isolated exercises, alignment, flexibility and posture as you work through targeted mindful muscle movements. Push yourself to the limit — and then find balance […]
Cardio Combo Challenge incorporates higher resistance and cardio based intervals for the purpose of tapping into your metabolic system, burning fat while building muscle. All levels are welcome but a well-established knowledge of the Pilates Reformer is REQUIRED.
Reformer classes are conducted on the reformer in a group setting with up to six clients, starting and ending together in a flowing pattern of the most challenging reformer exercises. Previous experience required to join existing classes. Please confirm with the instructor your skill level before attending.
Private birthday party, bachlorette party, team building events or any other fun reason to book your private aerial party. Bring your employees or friends to reduce stress, get fit, and team build! This custom class is tailored to your groups fitness level. Contact us today to learn more and schedule a session!