Cisco Pilates Asheville stays true to Joseph Pilates's original intentions • Specializing in private classes • Call us Now at 828.407.0133 

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Classical Asheville Pilates in a Private Studio

Cisco Pilates teaches you to integrate Pilates into your daily life to support a healthy, happy, and pain-free body.
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Mat Classes – Asheville Pilates

Your first mat class is FREE! Intermediate/Advanced Pilates Asheville Pilates Mat Class: Mondays 5:30-6:25pm Beginner Pilates Mat Class: Mondays 6:30-7:25pm

Asheville Pilates Mat Classes

Buy all 5 March classes for $12.50 each. Monday nights 5:30 Intermediate/Advanced, 6:30 Beginner. See mat classes for more info.


Equipment/Reformer Private Lessons

Private lessons are the best way to start your Pilates practice. Cisco Pilates has the highest quality Gratz Pilates equipment, where you use spring resistance to gain strength and control. To start your high repetition, low impact training, see our New Client Specials for the right package for you.

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"Alexis has an extensive knowledge of anatomy and applies this to providing helpful corrections and effective sequences. I have noticed a massive increase, not just in my core strength, but in total body power and stability." A.B., Asheville, NC

Private Pilates Asheville Instruction

We offer a variety of Pilates Asheville Mat Classes for you to choose fromThank you for visiting and for supporting a woman-owned, local business in Asheville! Cisco Pilates is one of the only Classical Pilates studios in Asheville, North Carolina. Pilates has been changed over many years and combined with other forms of exercise and ab workouts, but Classical Pilates stays true to Joseph Pilates’s original sequences and intentions.

Cisco Pilates is a small, cozy studio located in a private residence just North of Downtown Asheville, North Carolina, in the Five Points Neighborhood. If you’re looking for an intimate, relaxing, and non-competitive environment with birds chirping outside the window, Cisco Pilates Asheville is the place for you! Gyms and large studios aren’t for everyone. Cisco Pilates Asheville specializes in private classes on the reformer and other equipment, as well as mat classes in another private residence a block away.

What is Pilates?

Pilates is a form of exercise for everybody and every body-type. Using equipment with spring resistance, Pilates tones your body safely and effectively, focusing on mobilizing tight areas and stabilizing and strengthening weak areas. Mat work and mat classes are also a part of the practice. There are six Principles of Pilates: control, concentration, centering, breathing, precision, and rhythm/flow. The goal of Pilates is to have a completely balanced body of strength, flexibility, and control.

No gender, age or physical restrictions apply. Some people start at age 70, some at age 10 or younger. Try a private lesson to get the most out of your workout with one-on-one attention and complete privacy. Try a mat class for the fun and flow of it! Cisco Pilates Asheville also serves locally made organic CHOCOLATE at every mat class.

Who invented Pilates?

Joe Pilates Poses for a Pic During an Interview.Joe Pilates was the genius behind the creation of what he called “Contrology” and is now called “Pilates.” Born in 1883 in Germany, Pilates was a boxer, gymnast, diver, and yogi, who trained injured soldiers as well as the German police force. He emigrated to the United States in 1926 and opened a Contrology studio in New York City with his wife Clara. After Pilates died in 1967, his work was carried on by his wife, as well as several of his students; the most well-known of whom was Romana Kryzanowska. Alexis Miller of Cisco Pilates is a third-generation teacher, certified by Master Teacher Dorothee VandeWalle, who trained with Romana.
Joe Pilates at age 82
Joe Pilates at age 82

Private Pilates Lessons

Rowing on the reformer - Photo by Melissa BarnesPrivate Pilates lessons are the best way to start your Pilates practice because you’ll get the one-on-one attention necessary when learning something new. Pilates is exercise. Just like learning a new instrument or language, it will take time for your body to acclimate to this new way of moving, and to learn how to use the equipment. Some people are sore after their first session and some are not. It all depends on your body. It is best to start with one to three private lessons per week in the beginning so that you can develop a strong foundation for the practice.

Get a Free Mat Class

Call 828.407.0133 Now to Get Your first mat class FREE.  We offer a Beginner Pilates Mat Class on Mondays from 6:30pm to 7:25pm. You can also make plans to attend the Intermediate/Advanced Asheville Pilates Mat Class on Mondays from 5:30pm-6:25pm.

Pilates Mat Classes

We offer a variety of Pilates Asheville Mat Classes for you to choose from:

Beginner Mat Classes teach the fundamentals of the Classical mat, incorporating a variety of exercise weights and magic circles. These beginner classes are a perfect place for any beginner to start Asheville Pilates, or for someone to deepen their practice.

Classical Mat with Props targets the Powerhouse (abs, upper legs, hips, and bottom), using magic circles and exercise weights deepen your core and access different muscles groups. Exercises will be broken down so that they will suit your body, for a workout to challenge your flexibility, strength, and control.

Magic Circle Special Classes teach the real in-depth benefits of the Magic Circle using the original “thigh-master” invented by Joseph Pilates. The Magic Circle can be used through out the entire class to strengthen inner thighs, outer thighs, arms, upper back, and bottom so that you can get the most out of your Pilates workout.Pilates Mat Classes Taught by Alexis Miller

Reformer on the Mat is a mat class that mimics the quintessential piece of Pilates Asheville equipment that has four springs and a carriage that moves beneath you. This mat class will focus on reformer exercises that become extra challenging when done on the mat. Come see what it’s all about!

Mat on the Wall is a classical Pilates Asheville class using the wall as your prop! The wall supports you and gives you great feedback for some exercises, and further challenges you in others! This Asheville Pilates class is a great way to learn how to make use of your mat workout at home, and when traveling.

Cisco Pilates is a small private studio. There won’t be other people working out in the space at the same time as you. A session is just you and the instructor. The only time you’ll be working out with other people is if you are in a mat class.

The Best Pilates Equipment

We carry the best Pilates equipment from Gratz. Gratz produces the highest quality Pilates equipment available, including the reformer, wall unit, and Wunda chair. Gratz is the original company to produce Joe Pilates’s equipment, based on his unique dimensions and designs that were created specifically for his Pilates exercises.

Call 828-407-0133 For Private Pilates Instruction

Just call us at 828-407-0133 to get started. We’d love to help you get into a private Pilates instruction that will produce greater levels of fitness, tone, shape, and improve your overall health.  One of the best ways to get started is by trying out a few Pilates exercises on the equipment and mat. Depending on your needs, we’ll develop an exercise routine designed especially for you. We recommend that you do Pilates with us 1-3 times/week. You can mix and match mat classes with private instruction as well.

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