Voted Top 3 Best Pilates Studio in Austin
The system of Pilates improves overall stamina, corrects muscular imbalances, and slows the process of aging by bringing flexibility to the spine. Our instructors have helped the young and old, healthy and sick, novice and expert to find their strength and movement from the core.
Master Pilates Trainers
Deborah is a Master Pilates teacher and founding staff member who loves training athletes and beginners with a strong commitment to Pilates. She enjoys teaching her clients how to integrate the Pilates principles into many everyday activities like gardening, yoga, strength training, cycling, boxing - even jump roping!
In her classes you can expect a challenging classical repertoire focused on body awareness and re-balancing the entire body through the method.
Certifications: Peak Pilates
Joined the CHF Team in: 2002
Desi Koome is a Master Pilates instructor with years of experience in the dance world as both a professional performer and teacher. Over 15 years ago, Desi transitioned into teaching Pilates to continue her love of movement and she is a founding member of Castle Hill. Her combined experience in dance and Pilates gives her a natural insight into proper body alignment and how best to convey her knowledge to clients of all ages. She loves to be a part of the process of creating stronger and healthier bodies and is excited to work with anyone ready to engage in this process.
Certifications: Peak Pilates; Balanced Body CoreAlign
Joined the CHF Team in: 2002
Master Pilates Trainer
Mandie is a Master Pilates teacher and certified yoga instructor who utilizes both modalities to make everyday people feel like champions in their bodies. As a dancer and choreographer, Mandie has spent years using Pilates to improve her performance and rehabilitate her body. Her ultimate goal for her clients and classes is to help her students reach their potential regardless of age, athletic background, or body type. She is your personal cheerleader!
Certifications: Wendy Leblanc Arbuckle, Second generation master Pilates teacher, "Core Connections" teacher training program.
Joined the CHF team in: 2011
Stephanie is a former dancer turned STOTT certified Pilates instructor that loves being able to make Pilates more accessible. To her, it's a privilege to pull a group of people in a room and have them move together. Her classes and training sessions are creative and delivered with a sense of humor.
Certifications: Full Certification from STOTT Pilates International
Joined the CHF Team in: 2006
Pilates Department Manager
Since 2008 Lindsay has been designing programs to help her clients become the best mover they can be. In her sessions you can expect a challenging, empowering, and fun way to do Pilates. She has experience working with a variety of special populations including pre/post natal, injuries, and athletes.
In her classes you will explore your movement potential through positive cues and focused feedback!
Certifications: Full Certification from Balanced Body
500 hour Bridge Program with Lesley Powell
Joined the CHF Team in: 2015
Sara has practice Pilates for over 15 years and has returned to it over and over again throughout her life when she's needed a sense of centering. She has extensive training in fascia, body alignment, and using Pilates as an effective rehab tool. As a life long learner, Sara's passion for Pilates really blossomed when she began to apply the principles in her yoga, weight training, and daily life practices.
In her classes you will gain a deeper understanding of how your body moves, and with Sara's guidance will move better throughout your daily life!
Certifications: The Pilates Studio of Los Angeles under Melinda Bryan, Yoga Tune Up, CPR-AED Certified
Joined the CHF Team in: 2013