Joseph H. Pilates, the founder of the Pilates (pronounced Pul-ah-teez) exercise method, was born in Germany. As a child, he was frail, living with asthma and other childhood conditions. To build his body and grow stronger, he took up several different sports, eventually becoming an accomplished athlete.

As a nurse in Great Britain during World War I, he designed exercise methods and equipment, for immobilized patients and soldiers.

Joseph believed that our physical and mental health are intertwined, so he designed his exercise program around key principles that supported this philosophy.



Beyond Motion testimonial from Naples Florida resident Sue
“Always changing and challenging, Pilates equipment and various classes have improved my body and spirit in spite of the years! Thank you for being part of my life. Love you, Sue.”


Pilates can help to improve your sporting performance by providing muscle balance, core strength, correct posture, muscle flexibility and muscle efficiency. By ensuring these things your body works most efficiently and you can perform at peak level.

Pilates also helps you by increasing your body awareness, which reduces the risk of injuries, as you know how to control your muscles to support your body.

Pilates is an ideal training component for golf, tennis, running, cycling and swimming because it strengthens the entire core and increases flexibility.

For sports that require movement from one side of your body – including golf, tennis, pickleball, and baseball – Pilates should be a weekly part of your athletes’ training program. In these sports, usually, muscles on one side of your body develop while the other side becomes weaker. Pilates combats this by ensuring even muscle tone, coordination, and control.




Pilates is considered to be one of the best forms of exercise to prepare your body for birth, support it while you are pregnant and help you to recover your strength, endurance, and energy after giving birth.

Benefits include increasing body control and building lung capacity, both which helps during labor; the building of abdominal strength and tone for an easier birth and faster recovery; building of strength in your core to help with your lower back during pregnancy and the building of strength in your arms, shoulders, chest and back for better posture, support and overall greater movement.






We offer one-hour private and semi-private sessions in our exclusive Pilates studio. You will begin your Pilates journey with a personal evaluation and over time be integrated into all of our Pilates apparatus as your repertoire grows. Reformer, tower, chair, Pilates arc, and more may be used in each of your custom private Pilates sessions.








Ever have a workout partner? Someone that cheers you on, makes you laugh and inspires you to work harder?  Semi-private sessions can be the perfect way to spend quality time together in a healthy, positive way.  Each person begins with their own private evaluation to make sure this is the best match for you both. Then we create custom sessions for the 2 or 3 of you based on your abilities and needs.


Love the way your body feels after a Pilates session, but want to add even more cardio to your workout? Then MOTR is for you! These fun, innovative sessions incorporate everything you LOVE about Pilates and even more. Combine Pilates Movement Principles, the power of aerobic conditioning, and the balance and release exercises you can do on a foam roller and you have MOTR! Your personal class will challenge and change your body all while using Pilates form, posture, and breath. The MOTR  is a  great cross-conditioning piece of equipment for everyone.
Bodhi is suspension training at its best! Unlike TRX, Bodhi is a four-point suspension system allowing your upper and lower body to be suspended all at once, or one part at a time. With its ergonomically designed components, you will be in the perfect alignment for your body at all times. Bodhi suspension training allows your body to be challenged in an entirely new way.


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Interested in becoming a certified Pilates instructor? Check out our new Pilates Teacher Training Program!

Pilates Teacher Training Program!

BEYOND MOTION®  offers a full comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training program with more than 450 hours of education that includes over 100 hours of self-practice, observation, and on-site apprenticeship. Having studied a myriad of Pilates styles and programs, Amy partnered with the infamous Pilates Education Institute to design BEYOND MOTION®’s comprehensive Pilates Instructor Training program using a contemporary approach to the classical method.