Welcome to Pilates Central!

Welcome to Pilates Central!

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  • Our Bi-Polar Ionization for superior air quality continues to serve us well. Learn More
  • We strictly adhere to recommended CDC guidelines to protect our students and ourselves.
  • Masks are required at all times in the studio and common areas of the building.
  • Equipment and/or props will be spaced accordingly and sanitized after each use.
  • Our new Studio re-design is complete.
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  • We're now offering in-person, small-group classes.
  • Private in-person and virtual sessions will continue.
  • Virtual group classes will also continue.
  • We’re delighted to welcome Katie back to the Studio for in-person instruction!
  • Meet Katie
  • You can book private and semi-private sessions with Katie.
  • We're planning to post a series of recorded video classes.
  • A four-week Barre Series will be first up. Details to follow.
  • As we continue to grow, we anticipate the need for additional instructors. If you are a highly-trained and experienced professional, please contact us.

About Pilates Central

Providing expert, classical Pilates instruction in our fully equipped studio,
conveniently located on the Capitol Square since 2014.

The Studio

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Ladder Barrel

Ladder Barrel
Exercises on the Ladder Barrel focus on stretching and spinal extension and flexion. The design of the barrel and the horizontal rungs allow for gentle backbends and stretches to reduce hip and hamstring tightness.

Reformer

Reformer
The Reformer is an adjustable apparatus consisting of a combination of springs, pulleys, straps and a sliding carriage. Reformer exercises are designed to promote the uniform development of the entire body by utilizing the spring loaded carriage to lengthen and strengthen from the inside out.

Ped-O-Pul

Ped-O-Pul
The Ped-O-Pul apparatus is freestanding and encourages centering to improve balance and to promote proper posture. Most exercises consist of standing with the length of your spine against the pole, requiring you to stabilize the apparatus by utilizing your abdominal muscles.

Cadillac

Cadillac
The Cadillac consists of an upper metal canopy, steel poles, wooden bars and varying springs and straps. Exercises on the Cadillac are designed to correct imbalances, build lower and upper body strength and to improve spinal mobility and stability.

Low Chair

Low Chair
Exercises on the Low Chair consist of multiple variations with the practitioner sitting, kneeling, lying down, standing on, and standing next to the chair while moving the adjustable spring loaded bar.

High Chair

High Chair
The High Chair includes the addition of a back piece and handles to the low chair. This apparatus provides more feedback and guidance for the body; supporting your back while seated and promoting proper alignment for standing exercises.

Instructors

Vanessa Washicheck

Vanessa Washicheck

Owner & 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.

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Katie Gleason

Pilates Instructor

Katie started practicing Pilates while rehabilitating from her second ACL reconstructive surgery and found the movements complimented her physical therapy well. As a collegiate soccer player, she was familiar with constant training and strengthening, but as she continued developing her own Pilates practice, she was surprised that the movements provided her with a strength and body awareness that she had never experienced before.

As a Pilates instructor, Katie loves to incorporate her knowledge of anatomy, physiology, rehabilitation, and movement in both an educated and enjoyable way. Her sessions focus on enhancing the client’s proprioception (body awareness) while coordinating breath and movements together. Her goal is that you leave each session feeling enlightened, empowered and resilient to take on the rest of your day.

Currently, Katie teaches Pilates Mat classes at UW Health Research Park. She received her B. S. in Exercise Science in 2014 at the University of St. Thomas and then completed her Physical Therapist Assistant Licensure in 2017. She completed her Intensive STOTT Pilates Certification in 2016 and has been teaching ever since.

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 instructor to focus solely and directly on your form and technique, assessing your individual needs in order to create a program designed to help you progress quickly to achieve increased strength, flexibility, and improve overall health. Personal sessions include exercises performed on the Pilates reformer, tower, chairs, barrel, and various props and apparatus. Practitioners benefit from the utilization of straps, springs, and pulleys for optimal precision and proper execution of every exercise.

Private
Training Sessions

$80 /per session
$750 /package of 10 sessions
  • A personal training session allows your instructor to focus solely and directly on your form and technique, assessing your individual needs in order to create a program designed to help you progress quickly to achieve increased strength, flexibility, and improve overall health. Personal sessions include exercises performed on the Pilates reformer, tower, chairs, barrel, and various props and apparatus. Practitioners benefit from the utilization of straps, springs, and pulleys for optimal precision and proper execution of every exercise.

Semi-Private
Training Sessions

$50 /per person
$450 /package of 10 sessions
  • A semi-private session is similar to the private session format and includes work with a partner on the Pilates Reformer, tower and chair apparatus. Your instructor will guide you in proper instruction using straps, springs, pulleys and various props to offer varying resistance and help you maintain proper form and position as you execute the exercises.

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. This will assist you in finding 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.

Pilates Mat Classes

$20 /per drop-in class
$180 /package of 10 classes
  • Strengthen your core, improve back stability, posture, balance and flexibility through the Pilates mat work. Class moves through a system of classical exercises that are designed to strengthen your abdominals and initiate each movement from your energizing center. Modifications and variations are offered to meet your individual needs.

    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!

Class Schedule 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

Contact Vanessa

    Pilates Central Madison