pilates is a body conditioning routine that seeks to build flexibility, strength, endurance, and coordination without adding muscle bulk. in addition, pilates increases circulation and helps to sculpt the body and strengthen the body’s “core” or “powerhouse” (torso).
people who do pilates regularly feel they have better posture, are less prone to injury, and experience better overall health. while using controlled movements in the form of mat exercises or equipment (called the reformer) you can tone and strengthen the body.
unlike other pilates studios in asheville, we provide a personalized pilates experience that is not one size fits all! for decades, it’s been the exercise of choice for dancers and gymnasts (and now hollywood actors), but is a wonderful way to get into shape for anyone. it was originally created by joseph pilates during world war I and was used to rehabilitate bedridden or immobile soldiers.
I have been taking Megan's pilates classes on and off for years now, but most recently have been taking private one hour sessions on the reformer machine. All I can say about the reformer and Megan is WOW!!, what a difference it has made. I knew pilates has been advertised to change your body but not like this.
As an active 6o+ year old woman, its very important for me to participate fully in all aspects of my life. In the past I have dealt with low back disc issues that forced me from the ski slopes and the jogging track. You are a terrific and talented instructor who devotes individual attention to everyone in your class. You motivate us to challenge ourselves, keep us safe from injury, and make class fun.
I lost more in 10 privates with Meg than I lost in 17 classes at another excellent studio. I cannot recommend her instruction enough. She is consistent and thorough, engaging and caring. She is an expert in her field, yet she is still affordable. You owe it to yourself to check out Precision Pilates, but only if you want to work hard to see results and are prepared to hear lots of complements about how great your body looks.
My experience with Meg Stokes's Teacher Training Program was truly life changing for me (and my body!). Meg has an incredible gift to read bodies, and she passed on her extensive knowledge with incredible detail, passion, and understanding. She was flexible with my schedule, and really cared about making sure I understood the material and that I received every bit of information about Pilates and the human body.
Meg has made me aware of the muscles in my body and that I can look good again. I have not felt this confident since my early twenties and honestly I think I look better now as I approach my forties. The quick benefits that Iʼve had I owe it to her and Iʼm just getting started. I consider Pilates a gift to myself and I owe it to my body and health, my posture has improved, my neck and back are stronger, Iʼm more flexible, I stand taller and my obliques are visible, I canʼt wait to get into a bathing suit and feel great about it!
A session with Meg is a perfect balance of rejuvenation and toning. Her polished sense of form and ability distinguishes her from all the rest. She has a way of making you feel completely comfortable while learning about incredible abilities within your own body! I could not imagine experiencing pilates without her guidance!
The atmosphere was relaxing and refreshing.