Pronounced Pi-LAH-teez, this method of physical and mental conditioning was first
developed over 80 years ago by German born Joseph H. Pilates. Sickly as a child,
Joseph began a lifelong quest to improve his health ultimately developing over 600
People of every profession, age, and fitness level are enjoying phenomenal results
from the Pilates method of training. To achieve these results, the Pilates method
employs a variety of specially engineered apparatus:
The Reformer: The Universal Reformer is the most popular piece of Pilates equipment.
It offers the greatest range of versatility in exercises with an emphasis on core
and upper body. It also gives the trainer a good vantage point for observing and
The Cadillac: Also known as the Trap Table, this device permits hanging exercises
designed to develop balance, coordination, and strength through acrobatic-type movements.
The Chair: Properly named the Wunda Chair, this apparatus is typically used in exercises
with a higher level of difficulty to highlight imbalances and weaknesses.
Pilates for Golf
The Pilates Method is the perfect compliment to any serious golfer’s training regiment.
Both Pilates and golf share a “body mind” combination of physical and mental elements.
The development of balance, stability, and control offered by Pilates is essential
in perfecting the finesse required for the sport of golf. Professional golfers increasing
turn to the Pilates Method to sharpen their skills. Ask Ardy how Pilates can improve
Meet the Staff
The certified staff at Ardy’s Pilates Studio are here for you!
Ardy Conway is the owner and Senior Certified Trainer with over 20 years experience
in the fitness industry. She is also a certified Pilates for Golf Conditioning Specialist.
Kathy Gerber is certified through Balanced Body.
Kristina Dellegratta was certified by Wendy LeBlanc Arbuckle at the Pilates Center of Austin in 2001.
Natalie Garay was certified
through Core Conditioning and Pilates Sports Center.
Sridevi Fournier was certified
through BASI Pilates.