Pilates (English pronunciation: /pɨˈlɑːtiːz/, German: [piˈlaːtəs]) is a physical fitness system developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates in Germany, the UK and the USA. As of 2005, there were 11 million people practicing the discipline regularly and 14,000 instructors in the United States.
Pilates called his method Contrology (from control and Greek -λογία, -logia), because he believed that his method uses the mind to control the muscles. Pilates is a body conditioning routine that helps to not only build flexibility, but also strength, endurance, and coordination in the legs, abdominals, arms and back.
Per Session Singles
- Private- $105
- Private (Senior Instructor) - $125
- Duet- $150 ($75/ person)
- Trio- $180 ($60/ person)
- Quads- $180 ($45/person)
Ten (10) Class Packages are available for a discounted rate of $5 less per session.
All rates are for a 55 minute session. 24 hour cancellation policy. Cancellations within 24 hours of scheduled session result in charge of full session rate.
Meet Our Core Team
A year-round resident of Nantucket, Courtney has been in the fitness industry for ten years. Courtney is a fully certified power pilates instructor allowing her to train clients of all levels from beginner to advanced. She has combined her interests in fitness and fashion to create CORE.
Melanie was trained at Boston Body in Belmont, MA which is a Balanced Body Pilates Method. She is also certified in the Barre Method. She lives in Wellesley, MA and has worked at Boston Body for several years. She also trains clients in their home. She has been teaching at CORE on Nantucket for the past four years.
Alena Derby de Paz
Originally from upstate New York, but with a gypsy heart, Alena has been coming to Nantucket and teaching at CORE for the past 10 summers. She uses NeuroKinetic Therapy (NKT) and Active Release Techniques (ART), and (of course Pilates as a corrective), to help resolve and reset dysfunctional movement patterns that can decrease performance or cause chronic pain.
A native of the Chesapeake Bay, has been working in the field of holistic health for over 20 years. She has taught Pilates in French in Lyon, France. Jena recently completely her training in London as a Garuda instructor which combines Pilates, Yoga, Tai Chi, and Dance. You will enjoy her dynamic and eclectic teaching style!
Ali is from Westlake Village, CA and is excited for her first summer teaching on Nantucket. She studied dance and communications at Loyola Marymount University, while receiving her Pilates certification through Stott Pilates. She then went on to dance with several professional ballet companies and continues to teach Ballet and Barre. She loves being able to help change and heal bodies of all ages and abilities through movement.
A native of the Chesapeake Bay, has been working in the field of holistic health for over 20 years. She received her Pilates comprehensive teacher training from Body Arts and Science International after years of her own practice as well as studying many other movement modalities. She has taught Pilates in French in Lyon, France. Jena recently completely her training in London as a Garuda instructor which combines Pilates, Yoga, Tai Chi, and Dance. You will enjoy her dynamic and eclectic teaching style!