Asheville Pilates is a movement studio where individuals of all ages, body types and fitness levels can increase strength, flexibility, motion and tone, all while reducing stress and improving mental focus and clarity. Our nurturing instructors foster mind-body awareness through individual and group sessions, including Pilates classes using mats or equipment, GYROTONIC classes, GYROKINESIS classes and reflexology treatment. Many exercise programs and classes -including those using free weights and traditional gym equipment -encourage participants to push through workouts, placing great strain on muscles, joints and the rest of the body. This often leads to pain, stiffness and other negative side effects. But at Asheville Pilates, the focus is on smooth, controlled movement and breathing. The result is a workout that's less stressful on - but highly beneficial to - both body and mind.