Offering privates and small group instruction based in the Classical work of Joseph Pilates.
For many years I had been looking for a studio near my area that was offering classical pilates in Round Rock to take privates and classes. There were none. There were a few gyms that offered Mat classes, but none of them offered the complete Pilates experience of using the equipment Mr. Pilates developed. The equipment is the beginning of the pilates process and it is THROUGH the equipment in which the body learns to move and change. The equipment prepares the body for Mat work.
With my children attending school in the area, and our involvement with Metamorphosis Dance Academy where I teach ballet, I was inspired to offer this amazing method of movement to the Round Rock community. For eighteen years I have taught pilates, first at Timberline Fitness and then until recently, at Castle Hill Fitness in Austin, Texas to some incredible individuals. I have been driving the commute for about the same number of years and was ready for a change and a more balanced life. I have met so many people in the Round Rock community that love to move and exercise, but do not want to drive a lifetime into Austin to do it; so in June of 2015, I opened Center Pointe Pilates. Round Rock’s FIRST fully equipped Pilates studio.
Build flexibility and strength with support
Challenge balance, stability and strength
Open up a whole new realm of Reformer workouts
Gain full range of movement
in the whole body
Build better posture, balance and functional movement
Originally from Corpus Christi, TX, Melissa grew up studying ballet from age three through now. Her professional career in dance spans over twenty years, and she has taught ballet for the past thirty years. During her career with Tapestry Dance Company in Austin, TX, Melissa was introduced to pilates in 1997. The significant improvement and balance it brought to her body and her dancing was so gratifying, that she decided to pursue her certification. In 1999, Melissa received her pilates certification under Colleen Glenn of Glenn Studios/Goodbody’s of Dallas, TX, co-founder of the Pilates Method Alliance and Director of Education and Master Teacher for Peak Pilates. For the past seventeen years, Mel has been a certified pilates instructor training bodies of all skill levels, shapes, sizes, ages, and health at Castle Hill Fitness in Austin, TX. Melissa’s main focus is proper body awareness, alignment, and control while providing not only an intense and strengthening workout for her clients, but also tools to use while in the “real” world. Her clientele ranges from competitive athletes and dancers, to those with chronic health issues ranging from MS to herniated discs and hip replacements.
Pilates with Mel saved my life
When I first started with Mel, I had chronic problems in the upper back and lower back. I had seen a family doctor, a neurologist, an orthopedic surgeon, a physical therapist and a chiropractor. The only one who had helped me at all was the chiropractor, who gave only temporary relief to the low back and to whom I had to return occasionally for adjustments to straighten me up. Then I went to Mel. Now the chronic problems are gone. Gone. And I’m in better shape than I have been in years. Mel knows how the many parts of the body work with each other. I can’t say that about most doctors I know.”
She will keep coming up with ways to explain something, using all kinds of examples, until you get it.
“I went to Mel because I was told that she was extremely knowledgeable about the body and very smart in figuring out exactly what might be causing you any pain. And then figuring out how to fix it.
While I have found all of that to be true I would like to add that she is a very pleasant person to spend an hour with. She always has a smile on her face, she is incredibly patient – even when she has to explain the same thing to you for the 15th time – she doesn’t make you feel stupid. And she is very creative. She will keep coming up with ways to explain something, using all kinds of examples, until you get it. Mel is the best – I would recommend her to anyone.”
Mel is an extraordinary instructor.
What I appreciate most about Mel is her ability to see what muscles need work and to plan an effective and efficient program to strengthen them.
I have worked with Mel for 18 months and the results are easy to see. I am much more aware of my muscles and how I am using them. My posture has improved, the range of motion in my shoulder is much, much better, and I can do the Pilates exercises with good form and ease.
Mel is the most incredible Pilates teacher
Duets receive the same individual attention but is broader based at a more affordable rate than the private.
Privates allow the student to receive highly individualized training based solely on their needs.
Trios, too, receive a thorough training session tailored to the group, but also at a lower price.
- WHAT IS PILATES
- QUALITY VS QUANTITY
First called “Contrology” by its founder Joseph Pilates, pilates is a form of body conditioning and strength training that involves the mind, body, and breath. Over time, the 6 Foundational Principles: Centering, Control, Concentration, Precision, Breath and Flow of Movement have given pilates its uniqueness in the workout/exercise world.
Pilates provides strengthening, toning, flexibility, range of movement, postural correction, and relief for lower back pain. It has positive impacts on those with scoliosis, herniated discs, spinal stenosis, sciatica, hip pain, shoulder pain, and neck issues. Pilates improves balance, aids in injury recovery, is safe for knee and hip replacements, those diagnosed with MS, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, fatigue, stress, as well as osteopenia and osteoporosis and pregnancy.
Pilates believed in the quality of each movement. Done with precision, control and concentration, pilates exercises do not need to be done in large quantities of reps. The body does not benefit from more reps if done wrong. Therefore, most pilates movements are done in small numbers – but with intense focus on execution.
Free 30-Minute Consultation
Center Pointe Pilates offers a complimentary 30 minute session to new students interested in learning more about Plates or to assess levels for clients with Pilates experience. Please fill out the form below, and we will contact you to schedule your appointment.