Owner | Instructor | Trainer
Madison's premiere studio
dedicated to developing customized programming
to accommodate every individual's fitness needs and goals.
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.
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.
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.
Please Note: Pre-Registration Required for Private & Semi-Private Sessions.
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.
Pre-Registration Required for Equipment Classes
Drop-Ins Welcome for Mat Classes!
1 E. Main Street, Suite 5
Madison, WI 53703