$5 Pilates at Gracefulfitness

Posted on February 15, 2012 by


What if you could improve your posture and alignment, build long, lean muscles, and get expert fitness advice every week for just $5? You can! At Faith Levine’s Gracefulfitness studio located on Carlton Road right here in Charlottesville.

Faith Levine holds $5 mat Pilates sessions Wednesdays from 5:30-6:15p at her studio on Carlton Road.

Faith has a BFA in modern dance and is a certified personal trainer and group exercise instructor. She’s been practicing Pilates for over a decade and is passionate about sharing her knowledge of strength, stability, and flexibility with others.

“I grew up in a modern dance studio, and by the time I was in high school I realized that it was something more than a hobby to me,” Faith says. “Dancing naturally led me to running, yoga, strength training and Pilates. I’ve always craved the endorphins of exercise, and from an early age I felt that there are few things in life as important as taking care of yourself through eating well and moving.”

Faith’s Wednesday evening $5 mat Pilates classes provide an intimate and supportive environment where students can learn how to improve their fitness and flexibility by focusing on proper form. Keeping a close eye on students’ form, Faith offers advice when she sees room for improvement.

“To do Pilates correctly you must really slow down and tune into your body, which helps reveal strengths, weaknesses and imbalances that may otherwise be ignored.”

“I love empowering students through education about how their body works. I want students to leave class with an understanding of why we did what we did, not just how to do an exercise.”

Faith’s $5 Pilates sessions are held Wednesday evenings from 5:30-6:15 p.m. at 224 Carlton Road. Also, starting on Tuesday, Feb. 14, she’ll be offering a four-week class called Introduction to Mat Pilates Fundamentals for just $30. She’ll be accepting registrations through Feb. 13 at gracefulfitness@live.com. Learn more about Faith by checking out her blog here.