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Pilates of Charleston

Ahoy, mateys! Today’s we’ll be delving into the world of scurvy dogs and swashbuckling adventurers, of buried treasure and nautical terror. There’ll be…wait, what? This post isn’t about pirates? Dang.

Okay, I’m going to turn this over to Wendy now.


Our take on health and fitness can be summed up in three words: wellness for life. [Ed note: For me other candidates include “nachos with queso” and “binge-watching Netflix”.] For that reason, we enjoy connecting with people who have a vision for healthy routines that anyone can maintain.  Of course, we also know that many a bride and groom are looking for ways to start their journey to get in shape before the wedding day.  Whatever your motivation, there’s no time like the present to begin!

The instructors at Pilates of Charleston

Today we’ll be taking a fitness tour with the lovely Katie from Pilates of Charleston.  Katie contacted us recently about some on-location photographs at her studio in Mt. Pleasant, SC, and we were thrilled to capture the grace and energy that flows from her, her fellow instructors, and her clients.


Katie helping a student at Pilates of Charleston

Everything about Pilates of Charleston is inviting, from the clean colors of the décor, to the soft glow of sunlight seeping in through the windows and the charming staff and students.  Everyone made us feel right at home, and if I hadn’t been wielding a camera, I would have jumped right in with them for an energizing experience on the reformers. Katie, her instructors, and her clients seemed completely in their element as they demonstrated their skills for the camera.

Class at Pilates of Charleston

A little about Katie: When we first met Katie, we understood right away why people love coming to Pilates of Charleston.  Her sweet spirit and love for her craft shine through in her smile, her efficient and caring instruction, and even her posture.  Katie believes that Pilates is for everyone, not matter the age, ability level or gender, and she therefore believes that her studio is for everyone.  Though Katie is sweet, don’t mistake her soothing aura for a lack of grit – the rigor of her instruction will let you know that you are doing your body a favor by coming in for your session.

Katie hangs upside-down on the Cadillac

Katie teaching class

We enjoyed the great sense of community at the studio as we chatted with the staff and students and watched them interact with each other.  The beauties below are Ashley and Julie.  Ashley and Julie are also instructors at the studio, and they, like Katie, wowed us with their skills!  We had a chance to see each instructor teach and were fortunate enough to watch one of Ashley’s private Pilates sessions.  Her student moved gracefully and fluidly, surprising me with a smile even when I knew the workout was challenging.

Ashley - Headshot


Ashley stretches

Working out at Pilates of Charleston

Ashley works with a client

If you’re in the Charleston, Mt. Pleasant, or neighboring areas, stop by Pilates of Charleston to sign up for class!  They are located at 716 S. Shelmore Blvd. (Suite 100) in Mt. Pleasant.  You will have a great experience, and your body will thank you!

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