Our Pilates studio is a body education center equipped with a complete selection of specially designed apparatus. Each piece provides hundreds of exercises ranging from basic to very advanced.
The equipment allows an individual to recruit appropriate core muscles without compromise or misalignment. By utilizing the equipment with skilled individualized instruction, one can reprogram deep postural muscles of the abdominals, hip, spine, and shoulders to facilitate improved movement, increased efficiency, and decreased injury / compensation.
In our Pilates classes, expect to learn:
- Pilates terminology
- Core strengthening fundamentals
- Mat technique
- Reformer and towel exercises
Benefits of Piliates
- Improved flexibility of the spine and joints
- Increased strength, endurance, speed, coordination and balance
- Improved body alignment
- Developed core strength in the abdominals
- Longer, leaner muscles
- Enhanced breathing capabilities
- Feeling of well-being
- Appropriate for both athletes and most levels of healthy adults
Pilates is offered in small sessions or group classes.
We have many Pilates packages available, please call to find out what works best for you!
Michelle Wiggins has been an instructor at Montana Athletic Club since 2006. She instructs group classes four times a week and is available for Private Personal Training in each of these areas as well. It is her goal to help each member of her classes to build a strong body, with a mindful connection to how our body operates most efficiently, and progressively helping people meet their fitness and wellness goals. Her greatest joy comes from seeing people make positive gains in their consistent efforts to benefit from their membership at the MAC. She enjoys participating in community events that require physical activity, such as the Spartan Races, Paddlefest, as well as snowboarding, downhill and cross-country skiing, ice skating, hiking and any other adventurous ways to explore Montana. She is the mother of 4 children and 2 grandchildren, so staying fit is important for her to engage in these activities with her family.
Paul is certified in Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair and several other Pilates’ apparatus. Paul has been teaching Pilates since early 2008 and has been practicing the art of Pilates since 2000.
Paul was trained by Mariel Filippone, Master Teacher and owner of Chakra Pilates Studios. Mariel is a second generation teacher, having been taught and mentored by Lolita San Miguel. Ms. Miguel is an internationally acclaimed Master Teacher and Pilates Elder who was taught and trained directly by Joseph and Clara Pilates.
Lesli has a 15 year history in therapeutic body work including deep tissue, Swedish, reflexology massage. She built her clientele in Austin, Texas. During this time she developed love for Pilates and Yoga. In 1999, Lesli moved to San Francisco where she attended the Iyengar Yoga Institute and instructor training.
Lesli is a Level 2 Certified Instructor and offers Mat, Reformer and Chair Classes.
Amy Is a Peak Classical Pilates Instructor. A lifelong dancer, her interest in pilates was sparked during her professional training at E.D.G.E Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles, CA. Witnessing the improvement it brought to a dancers technique; improved balance, strength, and subsequent injury prevention, the seed was planted. Today, Amy is a certified Pilates instructor though Peak Pilates®. She is also a classical ballet instructor. When she is not teaching, you can find her in the mountains, on the river or at the lake with her daughter, Rowan.