About Pilates Place
The stylized pillar in the Pilates Place logo depicts the pillar of strength and amazing architectural design of the human body. The peaceful atmosphere in the studio creates a sense of empowerment for restoring and strengthening the core power of the body and mind. Pilates Place is dedicated to a professional standard of Pilates instruction. As a host site for STOTT™ instructor training, our customers benefit from the most current techniques for purposeful, effective exercise.
The fully-equipped Studio opened in 2004 and features state-of-the-art STOTT PILATES™ equipment including professional Reformers, Cadillac, ladder barrel, stability chairs, and other Pilates accessories. Workout on the STOTT PILATES V2 Max Plus Reformers. These unparalleled machines offer unlimited exercise possibilities!
The Retail Center
Our Retail Center includes PRANA™ and AVANI brand clothing that moves naturally with your breath and body. Perfect for a Pilates workout! We also love their commitment to sustainability and the use of recycled materials and organic cottons!
Gift certificates are available. Come in and pick up the perfect gift!
About the Instructors
The distinction at Pilates Place is that all instructors are health professionals with training in the STOTT PILATES™ method.
RuthAnn is the owner of Pilates Place, a registered nurse and an ACSM certified health instructor. She is committed to offering high integrity Pilates programs and services. Her mission is to help others reach their potential by exercising holistic mind-body control.
Melissa graduated from UK in 2003 with a B.S. degree in Kinesiology and Health Promotion. She is a certified NSCA Strength and Conditioning Specialist, USA weight lifting coach and specializes in athletic conditioning. Her passion is to promote lifelong healthy habits of exercise and nutrition.
Judy holds bachelor degrees in psychology and occupational therapy. Her pilates certification is through Professional Health and Fitness Institute. She specializes in providing rehabilitative exercise to clients.
Robert Turner is a former Sergeant of the United States Marine Corps who has always been interested in the spiritual, physical and mental aspects of the human body. Robert studied Exercise Science at the University of Kentucky after serving in the Marines and discovered Pilates in 2005 while working in Sports Physical Therapy.
While working at the University of Kentucky Sports Medicine Clinic Robert assisted in the Therapeutic Rehabilitation of professional, collegiate, high school and recreational athletes and often used the Universal Reformer and other Pilates apparatuses.
Robert is a graduate of the two-year Lolita San Miguel Pilates Master Mentor Program and teaches Pilates full-time at Pilates Place in Lexington, Ky. He will be a presenter at the International Pilates Day 2013 in Germany.
About Joseph PilatesBorn in Germany, Joseph Pilates (1880 – 1967) was an avid exercise enthusiast, nurse and physical trainer. His conditioning method helped rehabilitate patients in an English hospital during WWI. By taking the springs from under a hospital bed and using them for resistance work, bed-bound patients regained strength with remarkable results.
In 1926 he moved to New York City and introduced his conditioning method to dancers, prizefighters and Rockefellers. To serve as many people as he could, he developed a series of mat exercises that could be performed without any machines and still accomplish the same benefits of improved body mechanics, strength and suppleness. Now Hollywood celebrities and professional athletes are doing Pilates and so can you.
About STOTT PILATES™ Instructor Training Programs and Education
All STOTT PILATES™ courses and workshops are taught by highly qualified STOTT ™ Instructor Trainers. STOTT™ Education designs programs that empower instructors to motivate, challenge and retain clients long-term. Courses carefully detail the logic behind each exercise and routine then reinforce it through observation, practice teaching, and instructor feedback. The STOTT PILATES™ system is an anatomically-based approach to the original exercise method pioneered by Joseph Pilates. It incorporates modern exercise science and rehabilitation principles, eliminating contraindicated movements while emphasizing neutral alignment, core stability, and peripheral mobility.
At the conclusion of each course participants receive a “letter of completion” and relevant continuing education credits. STOTT™ certification is awarded upon successful completion of each course and a written and practical exam.
Please call for information on scheduled training courses and workshops.