Testimonials | The Pilates Studio, Hadley, MA
profile-pic

Cathy is fun, very supportive, and always attentive to those who need extra help. Most importantly, my body feels great after a class with her. Thank you, Cathy!

Denise R.
profile-pic

I'm addicted to all the classes and teachers here. I started Pilates while recovering from a serious back injury. Katrina took the time to get to know my body and my goals, and came up with a routine that was safe and more effective than any PT I'd tried. I improved so quickly, and was able to move on to more challenging things to build and maintain my strength, flexibility, and balance. There are options available for lots of different price points, schedules, and learning personalities (focused solo attention or more social group interactions). I've now had sessions and classes with almost all the instructors, and would enthusiastically recommend them to anyone."

Sarah H.
profile-pic

I took a bad fall two years ago. During my recovery I started Pilates reformer classes. I have been working on my strength, balance and core. I am able to step up on to the platform without panicking, perform planks and for the very first time stand on one leg and extend the other behind while holding the springs! I feel so happy and proud! Special shout out to Cathy and Kay!

Patricia L.
profile-pic

I recently took a reformer class with Nancy. She was fantastic at explaining exactly what to do, and providing help and encouragement. Importantly, she made us laugh during the class. I would definitely take her class again. The next day I could feel the work that I did in her class, and overall I felt looser in my hips. If you have any question about taking her class...don't! She's wonderful!

Marla L.
profile-pic

I started Pilates not long after I found out I was pregnant- I had been planning on it before but could never seem to find the time. I'm so glad I did! Pilates is by far my most favorite type of exercise. I actually look forward to going (rather than looking forward to be done). The instructors at The Pilates Studio adapted and challenged me appropriatly has my belly grew and body changed. I was doing session up until 3 days before I went into labor! My OBGYN even allowed me to return to Pilates before 6weeks postpartum because she knows and trusts these instructors. I safely got working on strengthening my pelvic floor. More than anything- Pilates postnatal is helping with my upper back which is so sore from breast feeding.

Ashely K.
profile-pic

I have been doing Pilates regularly, on a weekly basis, for about 12 years, and I found it very helpful with a pain management. It's not only cheaper than co-pay at physical therapy, it is more fun and social. For my physical issues, it definitely works better than yoga did, I like the focus on mobility and toning and general tips for daily functioning. So yes, that's why I usually go for 2x a week at the Hadley Pilates Studio. The knowledgeable & friendly staff helps, too!

Peter H.
profile-pic

Suzanne is insightful, friendly, encouraging and knowledgeable.

Who could ask for more?

Danielle L.
profile-pic

The Pilates Studio rocks! The instructors are very skilled and the variety of class offerings is excellent. This is a very welcoming place for students of all levels. I absolutely love it there!

Susan H.
profile-pic

The folks at the Pilates Studio are skilled, caring, and passionate about what they do. We're lucky to have them in our community!

Katherine G.
profile-pic

I am fairly certain that Pilates has saved my life. One day, while working in the 2nd story loft of my barn, I was standing at the edge holding open the large side door where we would drop hay. A strong wind swung the door open, and because I was hanging on to the door, I started to fall out. As my life flashed before my eyes, I quickly let go of the door, but I was already falling out of the loft. I tightened every muscle in my core, back, and legs to pull myself back from over the edge and securely back on to the loft floor. It was terrifying, and I know Pilates made all the difference that day.

Gina B.
profile-pic

I started taking pilates in an effort to increase my balance and strength. Working with Kristy has helped with both. On last Friday I was able to complete several balance exercises that would have been difficult prior to practicing pilates. Kristy commented that I was able to perform the most advanced balance exercises she had administered all week.

Cindy M.
profile-pic

I loved the "more than just the core" reformer class. It is very similar to Kristy's standard reformer classes but she gives very detailed cue-ing around the extra core moves she introduces to the class. As with all of Kristy's classes, you are super clear about how to do each part of each move. Yes, it's intense, but let's get real: that's what you are signing up for!! A strong core!! When it's over, you feel tight as a drum and very proud. I'd recommend this class to anyone who enjoys Kristy's reformer classes, or if you are new to the studio, know that we had two new students the day I took the class and they did great!

The next day I felt great, like a car after a tuneup. That surprised me, because I've lifted weights with a trainer before where I couldn't lift my hands to wash my hair in the shower for the whole week following my workout. This isn't that.

Can't wait for next week!

Susan D.
profile-pic

Took my first classic Pilates class and it was real instructive! Kristy was a great teacher, gave helpful instruction and I really felt like I got to different areas. If you are thinking about this class, I recommend it!

Marla L.
profile-pic

We are so fortunate to have a top rate Pilates Studio right here in our little Valley. I love mat classes but the apparatus classes are also very professionally conducted. Mat or apparatus, you feel like they have their eyes on every aspect of your body form, which is critical to avoiding and healing injuries. I’m a physician who has accumulated my share of joint injuries from several types of exercise over the years. At this point, it’s hard to trust anyone with my body. But here, I know these fine teachers have my health in mind every moment of my workout.

Deirdre C.
profile-pic

Increasing my core strength through Pilates has stabilized me and improved my balance.

Julie A.
profile-pic

I know Pilates can be a bit pricey but the monetary investment is well worth it. As a 72 year old, I experience osteoarthritis in my knees; sciatica, stenosis and other “getting older” issues. As a result of Pilates I’ve been able to avoid some surgeries, and my quality of life has definitely improved. I would rather spend money investing in my health and my ability to move around than on doctors and drugs. What good is having a bit more money if you are unable to move around to enjoy! PLUS, the instructors are some of the best I’ve ever worked with. I am truly grateful.

Ann H.
profile-pic

The Pilates Studio is a fun supportive environment. Everyone who works there does whatever they can to make sure I have the best pilates experience. The equipment is top notch. The instructors are knowledgable, thoughtful and tailor routines to exactly what I need.

Sandy W.
profile-pic

My improved balance is noticed most when doing my daily 2 mile hike in the woods each day. I was stumbling and falling way to much to totally enjoy myself out there plus I’d never look up because I knew I’d probably stumble again. What I noticed is that I’m looking up as I walk and don’t stumble! If I do catch a root and trip, I immediately am able to catch my balance before I hit the ground... but it just doesn’t happen anymore.... I love Pilates! It has improved my quality of life.

Lee O.
profile-pic

Nothing like starting a snowy Monday with Pilates and Nancy! Great class....I feel ready to hit the slopes!

Marla L.
profile-pic

Pilates has improved my balance so much that now I can stand on one foot and tie my shoe!

Jennifer M.
profile-pic

Nothing like starting a snowy Monday with Pilates and Nancy! Great class....I feel ready to hit the slopes!

Marla L.
profile-pic

Lauren was absolutely fabulous as our fill-in Monday AM instructor for two weeks. She was full of energy, passion and great ideas for us to try in our class.
I especially loved her attention to detail to ensure we were all in the correct positions in order to obtain the intended outcome of the movement.
What a gem for us and for The Pilates Studio.

Barbara B.
profile-pic

Holly rocks! She is incredibly knowledgeable and designs excellent workouts that are creative and that provide exercises you can work on outside of the studio. She is patient, thoughtful, and funny and has made a significant and continuing impact on our overall wellness!

Ellen H.
profile-pic

I can tie my shoe, one foot at a time, standing in one leg.

It’s true!

Deidre C.
profile-pic

I tried the Pilates Studio as an experiment, I’m sticking around because of the good vibes. The instructors are all very knowledgeable, as well as being cheerful, positive, encouraging and nurturing in their roles. If you have pain issues, asymmetries, and other bodily weirdness, they’re all great at accommodating your limitations and helping you find movements you can do instead of forcing yourself into poses that hurt. The cost is higher than a standard gym membership, but I’m getting such good instruction and encouragement that it’s worth it.

Elaine C.
profile-pic

Suzanne is a fantastic teacher! Her classes are always challenging and different. She loves to try new things, is kind when correcting our posture, and she always keeps us entertained.

My body is always happy after working with her.

Faye O.
profile-pic

After 20 years of yoga I decided I needed core strengthening. I was apprehensive because childhood onset scoliosis caused me to be overly protective of my upper body. And then I heard about Katrina. She has made such a difference in my life. The extent of her knowledge and teaching skill is incredibly impressive. Katrina, Laurie and every one on the staff have created such a wonderful, welcoming atmosphere at the studio. I’ve been going there over three years now, private classes, then small groups and now that I know my exercises I’m doing independent sessions. I absolutely love the Pilates Studio!

Sheilah S.
profile-pic

I'm addicted to all the classes and teachers here. I started Pilates while recovering from a serious back injury. Katrina took the time to get to know my body and my goals, and came up with a routine that was safe and more effective than any PT I'd tried. I improved so quickly, and was able to move on to more challenging things to build and maintain my strength, flexibility, and balance. There are options available for lots of different price points, schedules, and learning personalities (focused solo attention or more social group interactions). I've now had sessions and classes with almost all the instructors, and would enthusiastically recommend them to anyone.

Sarah H.
profile-pic

Nancy’s Barre Class is a blast! She is a great instructor who is highly skilled and has helped me get fit. I highly recommend this class!

Jim H.
profile-pic

My small group lesson is great. Each person has their individual program to work on, and every week our instructor sets a unique challenge for each of us. I find I can now do things I never thought I'd be able to do!

MJ
profile-pic

10 20 30 was such a great program for me and it came at a perfect time, when I thought I'd be way too busy to do it. I now realize that we always think we're way too busy and I now know how many classes are offered. I just love these incentive-based, game like programs you are coming up with! Keep on keepin' on!

Marla L.
profile-pic

Bone density class is so empowering! I am constantly amazed at my progress. My balance, strength and confidence has grown so much due to these classes! Thank you to all the excellent staff!

Patricia L.
profile-pic

I really didn't know what to expect when I met with Katrina last year for her to evaluate my legs and hips after both of my hips had been replaced two years ago. She knew exactly what exercises I needed to rebuild my strength and balance. The pilate exercise equipment has given my back support so that I have been pain free during all of the training. In the small group I attend, there is a mixture of ages and abilities, and each of us works on our own set of exercises under Katrina's direction. She couldn't be kinder. Even though there are pilates studies closer to me in Westfield, it is worth it to drive to Hadley for the excellent training I experience there.

Marilyn S.
profile-pic

Nancy is fantastic at explaining exactly what to do, and providing help and encouragement. She's wonderful!

Marla L.
profile-pic

I can attend 3 classes in a 24 hour period and each one will be different and great! Say, Monday evening with Tristan who has a background in yoga, Tuesday noon with Kristy and her Classical Pilates, and then end it with Katrina (one of the co-owners) who has a wide knowledge of the apparatus Pilates and regularly teaches series for beginners, among other things. And then I can still go for the 5 pm class with Nancy where one never knows what's gonna happen - she likes to take out the Oov, for instance!! OK, so that's actually 4 different Pilates classes in 24 hours in one studio...well I'm sure you get my point; 5 stars, the best.

Peter H.
profile-pic

I have done many different types of exercise over the years, but always felt as though something was missing from my practice. Finding pilates and The Pilates Studio in Hadley changed that in many ways. I have become obsessed with pilates and am proof that it can get you stronger, leaner, and more balanced.
All of the instructors here are knowledgeable and make you feel welcome and comfortable. This is a wonderful place to start if you've never tried pilates before, or the best studio to try if you've done pilates in the past. You'll be happy you did!

Susan H.
profile-pic

I am new to pilates and have recently begun taking small group reformer classes after my 3 helpful introductory classes with Nate. I can't believe I waited so long! I love the studio, and the relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Cathy and Kristy have both helped me feel comfortable as a new student and I honestly feel better in my body already! Happy new customer!

Robin D.
profile-pic

5 Stars for Cathy!! My daughter and I did introductory semi-private lessons with Cathy. We both have different issues and she has been very attentive and helpful to us both. After the Christmas holidays are over, we will discuss where to go next-continue with semi-private lessons or enroll in some classes.Cathy is knowledgeable, skillful, patient, and personable. I'm hoping to continue with her!

Kristine W.
profile-pic

Since doing Pilates I've definitely noticed that in the winter, when there's ice, or anytime that I am walking down a dewy-wet grassy hill (can you tell that I own dogs?) I've been much more secure. I can slip slightly and then more or less immediately regain my balance and stay upright.

Sean R
profile-pic

started Pilates last year in recovery from a herniated disc and sciatica, upon recommendation from a number of people including my sports medicine doc. Wow, what a life changing event--and I don't mean the back injury. I've had low-grade back pain for ~30 years since starting martial arts practice in my 20's, and my back is now better than it's been since before then! Katrina has helped me really understand how my body works and moves, and I quickly got back to my routines in dance, rock climbing, splitting wood, etc.--and general embracing of my physical life--even better than in the past. My regular workouts on the Pilates apparatus at the Hadley studio are a fixture in my life, and occasional series of independent sessions with Katrina help me on my path toward continued improvement in feeling good and moving strong and free.

And one more thing: the studio is so wonderfully laid out and managed, with such attention to detail, that it's a pleasure just be there. I feel very taken care of!

Bobby D.
profile-pic

Pilates has helped me stay injury free and has improved my running form so that I can be a more efficient and stronger runner. Nate has given me so many tools that I can take with me when I do independent sessions. His ability to analyze my running form and make small changes to my form has made a huge impact.

Melissa H.
profile-pic

Since I have been visiting the Pilates Studio on a regular basis (love those reformer classes) I have much improved balance, strength and stability while hiking up/down the Holyoke Range. It makes me happy!

Wendy C.
profile-pic

I have been going to The Pilates Studio for several years now and they never disappoint! I have done classes or sessions with every teacher and find them all to be incredibly knowledgeable, nice and helpful. No matter which teacher you see, you will get something out of it that leads towards more strength, confidence and positivity towards your body. Lately I have been working on core work and have found that work to really help my back, my stability, and my posture. I highly recommend TPS!!

Marla L.
profile-pic

Hip alignment and muscle response has improved my balance and makes landing harder figure skating jumps with more ease on that 1/8” blade!

Lexi B.
profile-pic

The Pilates Studio rocks! The instructors are very skilled and the variety of class offerings is excellent. This is a very welcoming place for students of all levels. I absolutely love it there!

Susan H.
profile-pic

I have been coming to the Pilates Studio for a relatively short time, but from my first 1:1 class with Katrina and now attending small group sessions, I am so impressed with how knowledgeable she is about addressing issues with the body in such a kind and caring way. It's very obvious that the staff at the studio care deeply, not only about the health of people, but also about the environment. Thank you!

Laura V.
profile-pic

One of my favorite instructors is Cathy. She is super knowledgeable and caring and her reformer classes really push you to get strong fast. Being in a class led by Cathy feels like you're with a team of perfectly choreographed athletes... quiet, focused and moving fluidly from one exercise to the next. It is both meditative and active and I leave feeling strong, balanced and confident. Thank you, Cathy!!

Susan D.
profile-pic

Laurie and Katrina: Great job, ladies! You are both a source of inspiration.

Denise R.
profile-pic

As I walked the ancient Inca trail in Machu Picchu to the Sun GatePass this October I kept saying to my walking mates “Thank God for my Pilates Bone Density classes”. What a difference in my strength and agility.

Thanks much!

Barbara B.C.
profile-pic

I really didn't know what to expect when I met with Katrina last year for her to evaluate my legs and hips after both of my hips had been replaced two years ago. She knew exactly what exercises I needed to rebuild my strength and balance. The pilate exercise equipment has given my back support so that I have been pain free during all of the training. In the small group I attend, there is a mixture of ages and abilities, and each of us works on our own set of exercises under Katrina's direction. She couldn't be kinder. Even though there are pilates studies closer to me in Westfield, it is worth it to drive to Hadley for the excellent training I experience there.

Marilyn S.
profile-pic

Katrina, Laurie and every one on the staff have created such a wonderful, welcoming atmosphere at the studio. I’ve been going there over three years now, private classes, then small groups and now that I know my exercises I’m doing independent sessions. I absolutely love the Pilates Studio!

Sheilah S.
profile-pic

I cannot say enough in how impressed I am with the Pilates studio and its instructors. I ;have been going to classes with Katrina and feel they have truly helped my back pain. Most importantly they have taught me proper breathing techniques and made me aware of how important balance and core strength are. The groups are very friendly and the advice from the instructors most helpful. Marilyn L.

Marilyn L.
profile-pic

I moved from NYC and was sad to leave my pilates instructors there, but I'm so happy I found such a good new pilates home here. I've done private sessions, small groups, and classes with almost all of the instructors, who all have uniquely effective ways to help me improve my posture, strength, flexibility, and stability. I've never seen or used such a diverse collection of equipment and props, or a group of teachers so eager to invent new ways to benefit from them all. There's a great sense of friendly community spanning all ages and fitness levels, and I'm always excited to walk in the door.

Sarah H.
profile-pic

I took the Beginner Reformer series with Katrina and it is 5 Stars! The class was full - 8 beginners - but she did not have a slightest problem running around and paying attention to every one of us. A super neat thing about these series is that if you miss a class then there is make up/bonus class, which, if you signed up for the series you can also purchase as a bonus for a discount. That came handy to me given that I could not attend one Tuesday - but I loved this series so much that I would buy the 7nd class anyway 🙂 Katrina is very knowledgeable and experienced in all things Pilates, and I'll definitely try to take another series at this Studio - and they usually fill up fast so if you are thinking about some of the series then don't overthink it, they're a great idea and you will love it!

Peter H.
profile-pic

Of the many benefits to being a regular at The Pilates Studio, the most surprising is that after a couple of years, my spine unfurled to the point that my height now measures an inch taller in my fifties! Polestar Pilates is the best method I have found for getting rid of aches and pains and feeling strong and balanced. All of the instructors here are very gifted and helpful.

Holly F.
profile-pic

I know my balance has improved since doing Pilates because....I can put on my underweat better! I can stand on one foot without wavering.

Judy D.
profile-pic

Not only has my standing balance improved but my dynamic balance has improved since I've been doing Pilates. I can feel that this is one of the many results from having a strong core!!!

Annie S.
profile-pic

My core strength and balance has improved immensely since I started PIlates two years ago.

I can stand on one leg at at time and balance myself with confidence. Yeah! Could not have done that two years ago.

Having taken up golf again and I noticed I have more stability in my swing and power.

Too bad I didn’t know about lowering my shoulders years ago. That would have saved me from a lot of pain across my neck and shoulders over the years.

Such a little thing but what a difference.

THANKS to THE Pilates Studio I have more energy and more awareness about my body.

Barb C.
profile-pic

I started at the Pilates Studio 3.5 years ago after a series of injuries. In that time, in combination with other activities, my strength has grown tremendously! I can complete exercises now that I only could have dreamed about previously! Most importantly, I can feel the difference in core and leg strength in many of my daily activities including hiking! I have enjoyed every instructor I have worked with in that time!

Laurel C.
profile-pic

I have been taking reformer (small group) with a number of wonderful instructors for a number of years. I started with Katrina and Jenny, and now work mainly with Suzanne. I love the fact that there’s nothing routine about what we do during these sessions. The exercises are tailored to your particular issues, and if you suddenly injure yourself while gardening, or playing a sport or instrument, you are given new exercises on the spot that target the problem and help you heal. It is like doing physical therapy and resistance training rolled into one. Actually, I much prefer going to the Pilates Studio than to a regular PT, because instructors at the studio know me well and can gage what I can already do, and what needs improvement. The other very important aspect is the easy-going, friendly, and supportive atmosphere : instructors are highly trained and very professional, but they have a real rapport with clients. People don’t go to the studio to show off. They go there to learn how to overcome physical limitations, seek release from pain, feel stronger and more energetic, regardless of age and ability. In the bargain, we often share stories, jokes, get a good laugh (mainly about ourselves). What’s not to love about this studio?

Denise R.
profile-pic

Nancy's sunny attitude (even at 7AM) makes even the most difficult Pilates move seem easy. She ensures everyone is working at his or her own pace, and she's always ready to offer any modifications or suggestions to individualize your experience.

Rosemarie S.
profile-pic

I know doing Pilates has improved my balance because nine months ago I was rubbish at bird dogs (being on hands and knees and reaching opposite arm and leg long). I could hold them for about 5 seconds and wobbled all over. Now I can hold them for 30 seconds and my form is good!

M.J. M
profile-pic

It's amazing how different the Pilates method is from straight plane strengthening. You get strengthening and lengthening of muscles in ways that translate more completely to real world motions. That's the science. The art of Pilates at The Pilates Studio comes from the skilled, curious, fun teachers who help and guide you every step of the way whether you're taking group classes or doing private work. Worth the time and money? Absolutely! It IS life changing.

Anna V.
profile-pic

I just started a Pilates Challenge #2! I did it and finished it, in the summer but wasn't able to take advantage of the deep discount you can get if you finish all 3 and then just keep going. This time I plan not only keep on doing Pilates but also to mix it with the Apparatus classes, which are still kinda new to me but I love the fact that I can take 2 classes in the same day and they both gonna be totally different. It's also a great way to meet all the instructors working at the Hadley Pilates studio, they are all great & knowledgeable. Well, join me if you also love Pilates and challenges 🙂 I highly recommend it..

Peter H>
profile-pic

I am so grateful that my dr. referred me to Katrina and the Pilates Studio. I have had 2 back surgeries and Katrina has been amazing at helping me to work through some fear and apprehension to gain strength again. I totally respect her expertise as she works with so many of us who have our own story working on our individual programs. I take her small group class and have met some great people who are part of the group as well! I have also taken classes with Nate and Kathy - both super! And Kay, another staff person, has been so supportive in understanding both the physical and emotional part of this recovery journey. Everyone is behind you and I'm feeling stronger every day! Thanks, Katrina (and all!)

Carmela P.
profile-pic

Just coming back from a week of vacation in the sun. My body was aching to get back on my Pilates Reformer machine more than walking in the sand! Now that’s saying something! I love Pilates!

Patricia L.
profile-pic

At four-months post hip replacement surgery, Tristan’s restorative class is helping me to ease back into Pilates classes. The class is a perfect mix of stretch and strength.

Alison S.
profile-pic

Because I've been doing Pilates I know I will have more stability and be less vulnerable to injury from falls in the winter.

Sarah T.
profile-pic

I have been fortunate to have taken a number of classes with Tristan over the past few months. She is an extremely skilled instructor with a compassionate, warm personality. Her classes are very relaxing, yet you work your core and increase flexibility through her very thoughtful flow of exercises. I highly recommend taking a class with Tristan. You'll be very happy that you did!

Susan H.
profile-pic

Copy

Kristy has over 15 years of Pilates teaching experience. After completing a rigorous two-year classical Pilates certification, rich in anatomy and bio-mechanical mindfulness she has facilitated multiple full-apparatus and Mat instructor certification programs, educating classical Pilates instructors who now teach both regionally around the northeast and internationally.

Kristy has also pursued various opportunities for continuing education to deepen her specialization in pelvic-floor rehabilitation and the post-partum body.

Kristy Powell Classical Pilates Instructor, Pre/Postnatal Specialist
profile-pic

Working with Kay during bone density reformer class is so good for me! My balance and strength continue to improve as does my body image. So empowering!

Patricia L.
profile-pic

Of the many benefits to being a regular at The Pilates Studio, the most surprising is that after a couple of years, my spine unfurled to the point that my height now measures an inch taller in my fifties! Polestar Pilates is the best method I have found for getting rid of aches and pains and feeling strong and balanced. All of the instructors here are very gifted and helpful.

Holly F.
profile-pic

Since I started my Pilates practice three years ago, I have improved posture, strengthened my spine and have developed balance and overall strength.

I now have a greater sense of overall stability and can perform activities that require a lot more balance and coordination than I used to. I used to wobble all over the place and now I am steady and strong. I can walk around more confidently and feel like all four corners of my feet are securely planted on the ground. I know that my strong core will provide me with the strength and stability to remain balanced as I grow older.

Susan H.
profile-pic

Kristy is a great addition to the studio. Though she's a new face here, she's clearly very experienced at practicing and teaching Pilates. She brings a great amount of knowledge and different perspective to her classes and private sessions. She's very friendly, enthusiastic, and supportive. Her classes and private sessions have given me lots of wonderful tips to take into every time I practice, highlighting the specifics of the breath, rhythm, and target area for every exercise. She always manages to fit a lot of movement of all different types into each session, and leave me feeling like I've had a wonderful workout.

Sarah H.
profile-pic

I work with Katrina Hawley at The Pilates Studio and I am always impressed with her knowledge, skill, and expertise. No matter the issue, she can address it! The workouts are fun and I know I'm working intelligently and efficiently with her guidance. In addition, The Pilates Studio is a warm and welcoming environment with a wonderful sense of community. I highly recommend The Pilates Studio!

Fritha P.
profile-pic

Nancy-Thank you for always pushing your 7am team to be better each week. You change up the routines and bring new challenges weekly for us to grow and become better. You make getting up at 5:30 easy!

Stephanie A.
profile-pic

My weekly Reformer class work has inspired me to devote an hour daily to core and balance exercises. The results are obvious!

Nancy L.
profile-pic

The Pilates Studio is a wonderfully accepting environment for people of all fitness levels. The instructors are so good at working with you and helping you figure out the best approach for your goals!

Susan H.
profile-pic

I take Cathy’s bone density class on Friday mornings, and I just love it! Her course is well structured and moves at a good clip. She is extremely knowledgeable, and like all the other instructors at the Pilates Studio, she knows how to challenge us while giving clear instructions that emphasize safety. She is fun, very supportive, and always attentive to those who need extra help. Most importantly, my body feels great after a class with Cathy. Thank you, Cathy!

Denise R.
profile-pic

This year I started going to the The Pilates Studio on a regular basis using the 10-20-30 package, focusing on the reformer and it has really been a fantastic experience on many levels. First - my body: after every session I feel more connected to my body, more control over my muscles, and overall just better. Second - the company: all of the teachers are fantastic. Not only are they super knowledgeable and dedicated to helping each individual, but they are fun to be around. I look forward to every session! Third - the people: I didn't come here to make friends, but I have found connection with several individuals that attend the classes with me, and that helps me stay motivated and gives me even more reason to look forward to coming. TPS is a great studio. I recommend it hands-down.

Marla L.
profile-pic

i give thanks every day that The Pilates Studio and all its instructors are such caring , competent and gifted people. They keep me strong and help me get stronger get as I TRY to age with grace!!

Lauren K.
profile-pic

Pilates has changed my life. Training with Kristy for 7 months has been great. She is extremely dedicated and I love “classical” Pilates. My balance has improved so much when walking and my body feels much stronger. Everyone should sign up for a session with Kristy. Thank, Kristy

Denise Tourangeau
profile-pic

Pilates has changed my life. Training with Kristy for 7 months has been great. She is extremely dedicated and I love “classical” Pilates. My balance has improved so much when walking and my body feels much stronger. Everyone should sign up for a session with Kristy. Thanks, Kristy

Denise T.
profile-pic

Nate has great energy. He always incorporates participants requests and keeps class fresh by showing us new things and utilizing different props.

Jennifer U.
profile-pic

Wow, these 9 weeks flew by! I had a blast and it was a great time of year to do this- getting through the winter months. It introduced me to more reformer classes which is what I am doing more of..a total switch from just mat classes since my membership began in 2015

Jennifer U.
profile-pic

This is the best place I can imagine to exercise. Everyone is welcoming and there is lots of pleasant chatter to distract you. All the teachers are spectacularly trained by Katrina Hawley and are able to adjust what you do according to your needs. I’ve been through a knee replacement with them and I’m about to have a hip replacement and feel very well prepared. And there are lots of old folks like me (I’m 72), all having a great time together anytime I’m there. Also, of course, young marathon runners and those sorts but you don’t feel out of place at all if you are old and feeble! You are welcomed and met just where you are.

Sally P.
profile-pic

My balance has improved tremendously since taking pilates lessons with Katrina. I am more sure footed and I don't trip as often. My posture has improved which in turn has improved my balance. Strengthening my legs and engaging my core has really helped my balance.

Jill R.
profile-pic

I have been working with Katrina who I call a miracle worker. Katrina is very knowledgeable and skilled and has worked with me to help with my back issues. She modifies the workout as necessary and teaches me how to do each exercise correctly.

I always leave my session either small group or private feeling better and stronger. Thanks Katrina.

Elaine C.
profile-pic

I’ve been coming to the Pilates Studio for over two years. Suzanne has been my one-on-one instructor; I’ve been to Kay’s reformer class and participated in group classes with Katrina. All have been extraordinarily beneficial. I recently had knee replacement surgery and because of my work there, both prior to and after the surgery, my recovery time was less than expected and my ability to re-enter my life was aided by Pilates. I am unable to truly express my gratitude, especially to Suzanne, for her expertise, good humor and commitment to her craft. The Pilates Studio is the BEST. Ann H.

Ann H.
profile-pic

I am an older client who comes to the Pilates Studio in Hadley to work with an individual trainer twice a week. Generally I do not really feel like going to exercise what with past injuries and arthritis. However, after the first step inside this uniquely friendly Pilates studio I find the warmth and and good cheer of all the trainers, along with the upbeat laughter throughout the studio, begins to make me feel better immediately. By the end of each session I am always so glad I made myself come because I my body feels more capable and I feel thoroughly cheered up. The program my trainer guides me through is tailored to my individual needs and the philosophy of the whole studio is to meet the clients where they are and build from there, no matter what their capabilities. And that includes challenging the already super fit as well as the disabled. I have made more gains in my personal fitness and general feeling of well-being following the Pilates program than any other fitness program I have enrolled in. I enthusiastically encourage anyone to come and learn on their own how the Pilates Studio of Hadley program can enhance their life.

Katie G.
profile-pic

I have been coming to the Pilates Studio for over 5 years, when my son started working with Katrina at the age of 8. He had a congenital spinal defect that was being treated by Shriner’s Hospital with a brace, which he could not tolerate. Katrina worked with him to strengthen his core, and now he is an athletic 14 y.o. who uses his Pilates sessions to condition his body in service of his dream to become a professional soccer goalkeeper.
In the meantime, I attended Pilates with him, strenthening my core to allow me to keep my back in good condition for my career as a dentist, which is notoriously hard on the back and neck.
Recently, we have had the pleasure to also work with Nate, who has worked with me to condition me for my new sport of rowing with the Northampton Community Rowing Center. I had a lot of trouble bending down enough to lower myself into the boat, but through carefully chosen exercises, and supervision of good form, I am now able to lower myself into the boat with control
and ease, and enjoying injury-free rowing.
Thanks to Katrina, and Nate, and the Pilates studio, my son and I are both reaching our goals for fitness and having fun!

Sue K.
profile-pic

Since I started doing Pilates I can balance on one leg to reach for something in a tight spot using my abs to stabilize me and other leg to help balance me!

Erin M.
profile-pic

After a back injury I started Pilates as a way to continue to heal when PT had ended. Cathy made me a Pilates convert. I still rely on her a year and a half later. She proved to be someone I could always trust to know what I could do--or shouldn't do. My sessions, from the start, have been enormously helpful and (to my surprise) enjoyable!

Heidi H.
profile-pic

My husband and I had a semi-private session today with Kristy. Kristy recently joined the staff at The Pilates Studio and is a great addition to a group of very talented instructors. Kristy was quickly able to determine areas that we both needed to work on and taught us exercises that would help us improve on those areas. She encouraged me to push myself and, I have to say, I haven't sweat like that in a long time! She helped my husband with engaging his abs throughout our session, which is challenging for him. Kristy was patient, warm, and caring. She made us feel comfortable with her from the moment we met.
We are both extremely happy that we were able to work with Kristy and look forward to more pilates with her in the near future!

Susan H.
profile-pic

Evening reformer classes with Tristan are a must! Jump class on Monday nights and reformer class on Tuesday nights. She is an amazing instructor. She always comes prepared with new exercises to try. A full body work out. I always feel challenged and extremely satisfied with what I have accomplished. Thank you Tristan!

Jennifer U.
profile-pic

My balance improved dramatically

by taking classes and working

individually with instructors at

Pilates Studio. My ankles, in

particular are stronger and with

small, simple movements, Katrina

taught me to bend my ankles

without straining them. After several

bad sprains and always feeling

vulnerable to another, me and

my ankles have forgotten that

feeling and move without worry.

Early on, I was surprised to realize

how difficult it was for me to do simple

balance exercises like standing on

one foot and closing my eyes.

Pilates made me stronger by showing

me my physical weaknesses in

a way that did not stress me out and,

to the contrary, gave me the strength

I needed to keep working and gain

bodily confidence.

Thank you so much!!

Barbara C.
profile-pic

I have been going to The Pilates Studio for several years now and can only say great things. I wish I was more consistent with going, but when I do return I find that the mat and reformer classes all help with my low back and hip tightness. I especially love the atmosphere - I find that those sneaky instructors make my core work double just by making me laugh in nearly every class! The instructors are super knowledgable, and every class seems to have something new or different to keep it interesting. I recommend TPS to nearly every person I talk to who wants a good, balanced workout with fun and creativity. 5 Stars!!

Marla L.
profile-pic

Took my first classic Pilates class and it was reall instructive! Kristy was a great teacher, gave helpful instruction and I really felt like I got to different areas. If you are thinking about this class, I recommend it!

Marla L.
profile-pic

Suzanne: I love your new bone density class. You are the best!

Denise R.
profile-pic

I took a bad fall two years ago. During my recovery I started Pilates reformer classes. I have been working on my strength, balance and core. I am able to step up on to the platform without panicking, perform planks and for the very first time stand on one leg and extend the other behind while holding the springs! I feel so happy and proud! Special shout out to Cathy and Kay!

Patricia L.
>