Founded in 1997, Alotapilates is the leading Pilates studio in the Twin Cities. The studio is owned and operated by instructors Jenny Jennings, Caryn Coopmans, and Tia Fink-Hartzell.
We offer private and duet sessions as well as reformer, tower/spring, chair, and mat classes in our fully equipped studio. All our instructors have completed rigorous and demanding classical Pilates certification programs. And we have supplemental training in a range of specialties to accommodate everyone from high-performance athletes to students with physical limitations.
At Alotapilates, we offer only classical Pilates, using apparatus built from the original design specifications of Joseph Pilates' own equipment. We are committed to teaching the original, classic Pilates Method because we believe the Method withstands the test of time and delivers lasting, life-changing results.
Our mission is to encourage and inspire you on your path to optimal health so that after each session, you feel refreshed, alert, and vital in body, mind, and spirit.
What is Pilates?
The Pilates Method, historically known as Contrology, is a unique approach to physical conditioning developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 1900s. Pilates involves the disciplined use of custom apparatus and mat work. Students learn to practice a system of exercises designed for each apparatus as well as on the mat. Each exercise is to be executed with precision, focus, and control to achieve its specific goal.
"Physical fitness can neither be achieved by wishful thinking nor outright purchase."
- Joseph Pilates