Vanessa in Studio
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Vanessa Washicheck
Owner | Instructor | Trainer
Pilates Central Madison studio interior
THE STUDIO
Fully equipped, classical Pilates studio conveniently located on The Capitol Square.
Vanessa and student in Studio
THE CLASSES
Small and Tailored Classes
Also Customized Private and
Semi-Private Sessions
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About Us

Madison's premiere studio
dedicated to developing customized programming
to accommodate every individual's fitness needs and goals.

Certified
Instructors
Customized & Seasonal
Class Options
Expert Instruction
Since 2014
Liz, Vanessa and Kelsey in Studio

What Our Students Say

Natalie, Steve & Curt

"In just a few months, Vanessa has given me a deeper cognitive, physical, and instructional understanding of the method. Her own dedication to the method is inspiring. The studio is beautiful and has a wonderful atmosphere that anyone would love to be a part of, no matter your Pilates experience. I am so excited to continue learning at Pilates Central."

Natalie, 19

"When I started Pilates I was a mess! My weight had reached just short of 270 pounds, I had arthritis in my right knee and the disks and vertebrate in my neck were being to collapse onto one another. After a year of instruction, Pilates has given me my active lifestyle back. My strength and balance have improved tremendously. Try Pilates TODAY!"

Steve, 70

"In short, Vanessa is a rock star. After back surgery, I experimented with a variety of methods to create healthy movement and Vanessa met me where I was — providing thoughtful encouragement, critical technique and tremendous insight throughout the process. I am a "true believer" in the Pilates method and how it combats the aging process... as well as the high quality, customized instruction Vanessa consistently provides in each and every session."

Curt, 46

Instructors

Highly Trained, Certified and Experienced

Liz in Studio

Liz Sexe

Pilates Instructor

Liz started practicing Pilates while performing in California and found the work invaluable for her well being as a dancer/performer. As a teacher, she loves to merge her knowledge of anatomy and movement in a scientific yet playful way. Her classes focus on efficiency and clarity of movement while flowing and breathing through the exercises.

Currently, Liz is a lecturer of Ballet, Contemporary and Pilates at UW-Madison and performs locally with Li Chiao-Ping, Marlene Skog and Jin-Wen Yu. She received her MFA in Dance from Mills College in Oakland, CA and a BA in Dance and Biology from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. She completed her Advanced Pilates Certification from Movement Insights and has been teaching Pilates in Madison since 2010.

Vanessa in Studio

Vanessa Washicheck

Owner and Instructor

Vanessa first began practicing Pilates in an attempt to quiet the stress and anxiety of everyday life. As a former dancer that suffered an injury as a teen, she had been seeking a practice reminiscent of the dynamic flow and fluidity of dancing that also incorporates an emphasis on safe, functional movement. She began Pilates unaware of how influenced she would be by the discipline and how prominent the desire would be to become strong in her own body and practice, and to share the practice with others.

Vanessa opened Pilates Central in January of 2014 and has strived to create a welcoming environment that encourages individuals of any age, fitness level, or history of injury to establish a practice to improve the functions of the body both inside and out by gaining strength, flexibility and awareness.

Kelsey in Studio

Kelsey Macomber

Yoga and Pilates Instructor

Kelsey is a certified instructor of both yoga and Pilates, and has continued to expand her reach and experience of teaching and training. She believes the work of yoga and Pilates have the power to change an individual’s experience of their body from the inside out, and offers an incredible peace of mind. Both practices can enhance any exercise or movement program, offering more balanced and functional movement overall. Kelsey approaches each method with emphasis on mindful awareness, and physical precision.

Kelsey blends the Classical Pilates Method with contemporary ideas and adaptations to help individuals find novel engagement and connection. She uses this approach to tailor each session to clients’ specific challenges and strengths. Kelsey strives to educate and enable participants through challenging sequences, but offers an accessible practice to any level of experience. Kelsey hopes to empower clients to unearth deep awareness of the strength, power, and potential of their own body and mind.

Services & Pricing

Select Single or Multi Options

Private Training Sessions
with Vanessa

$90 /per session
$850 /package of 10 sessions
  • A personal training session allows your trainer to focus solely and directly on your form and technique, assessing your individual needs and creating a program designed to help you progress more quickly to achieve increased strength, flexibility and improved overall health. Personal sessions include exercises performed on the Pilates reformer, tower and Cadillac apparatus. Practitioners benefit from the utilization of straps, springs and pulleys for optimal precision and proper execution of every exercise.
  • Please Note: Pre-Registration Is Required

Private Training Sessions
with Liz or Kelsey

$80 /per session
$750 /package of 10 sessions
  • A personal training session allows your trainer to focus solely and directly on your form and technique, assessing your individual needs and creating a program designed to help you progress more quickly to achieve increased strength, flexibility and improved overall health. Personal sessions include exercises performed on the Pilates reformer, tower and Cadillac apparatus. Practitioners benefit from the utilization of straps, springs and pulleys for optimal precision and proper execution of every exercise.
  • Please Note: Pre-Registration Is Required

Semi-Private
Training Sessions

$50 /per person
$450 /package of 10 sessions
  • A semi private session is similar to to the private session format and includes work with a partner on the Pilates reformer, tower and chair apparatus. Your trainer will guide you in proper instruction using straps, springs and pulleys to offer varying resistance and help you maintain proper form and position as you perform the Pilates exercises.
  • Please Note: Pre-Registration Is Required

Please Note:  Pre-Registration Required for Private & Semi-Private Sessions.

Pilates Equipment Classes

$40 /per drop-in class
$350 /package of 10 classes
  • A Pilates equipment class includes work on the Pilates reformer and tower and incorporates small apparatus such as balls, rollers, rings and bands to further assist you in utilizing your powerhouse to find stability and alignment and to redefine your entire body. Pilates equipment classes incorporate mat work that allows you to focus on the fundamental principles of Pilates in addition to proper mat and equipment exercise techniques.

  • Please Note: Pre-Registration Is Required

Pilates Mat Classes

$20 /per drop-in class
$180 /package of 10 classes
  • Strengthen your core, improve back stability and create a long, lean, supple look through the Pilates mat work. Class moves through a system of classical exercises performed lying face down, face up, sitting and standing.

    We strive to offer a wide variety of classes based on student’s interests and scheduling needs. Classes are structured as a series of 4-8 week sessions and are customized for each group of students. Interested in your own private small group class? Please contact us, we’d love to discuss all of your options with you personally.

  • Drop-Ins Welcome!

Pre-Registration Required for Equipment Classes

Drop-Ins Welcome for Mat Classes!

Barre Classes

$20 /per drop-in class
$180 /package of 10 classes
  • Barre is specifically designed to strengthen and lengthen the body. Class flows through each muscle group, creating endurance and stamina through strength training and increased flexibility through stretching. The movements are influenced by classical ballet barre methods, Pilates and yoga.
  • We strive to offer a wide variety of classes based on student’s interests and scheduling needs. Classes are structured as a series of 4-8 week sessions and are customized for each group of students. Interested in your own private small group class? Please contact us, we’d love to discuss all of your options with you personally.

Yoga Classes

$20 /per drop-in class
$180 /package of 10 classes
  • Our yoga class is vinyasa flow-based class. Be ready for an invigorating work out that will challenge both body and mind! Class sizes are small enabling us to ensure proper alignment which is the basis for a safe and effective practice. Join us to experience the many benefits that a regular yoga practice can bring to your life!
  • We strive to offer a wide variety of classes based on student’s interests and scheduling needs. Classes are structured as a series of 4-8 week sessions and are customized for each group of students. Interested in your own private small group class? Please contact us, we’d love to discuss all of your options with you personally.

Class Schedules and Options
Register and Book Online

Group classes at Pilates Central are customized for small groups of 3-8 people in order for us to provide a more personalized class complete with individual feedback, modifications and progressions.

We recommend every new client come in prior to their first session for a consultation. This helps us to customize their program.

Please contact us to help you find the perfect option to help you reach your goals.

Contact & Social

Contact & Social

  • 1 E. Main Street, Suite 5
    Madison, WI 53703

  • (608) 251-6975

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