Pilates is the art of controlled movements. If practiced with consistency, Pilates improves flexibility, builds strength, and develops control and endurance in the entire body.

Through private or group Pilates training at OttFit Pilates & Beyond you will:

  • Maximize strength and Mobility
  • Increase Personal Awareness and Proprioception
  • Enhance performance
  • Stimulate the nervous system, joints, and tissues
  • Injury prevention and pain elimination
  • Healing and joy through movement
  • Alleviate stress and build confidence
  • Embody your Body
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Pilates puts emphasis on alignment, breathing, developing a strong core, and improving coordination and balance. It allows for different exercises to be modified in range of difficulty from beginner to advanced, or to any other level, and also in terms of the instructor and practitioner’s specific goals and/or limitations. Intensity can be increased over time as the body adapts itself to the exercises.

How to Start with Pilates

Private and Semi-Private Training

Whether you have prior Pilates experience, or are new to the method, we encourage you  to begin with the private Pilates training. We offer new client Private session packages to make it easy for you to get started.

Group Classes

If you prefer a group setting, we offer several different classes to accommodate your needs. We keep our class sizes to a maximum of 5 students to ensure that you are receiving personal attention with proper corrections and modifications for your individual needs. During a Pilates group class you will work on the Reformer and use small auxiliary equipment to keep sessions challenging and fun.

For the optimal experience in the small group training sessions, attending at least one private is required for any new clients prior to joining a group class.


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At OttFit Pilates and Beyond in Williamsville NY we teach the contemporary approach to the original Pilates Method based on modern principles of exercise science and rehabilitation www.merrithew.com

Pilates and Beyond

OttFit offers additional services beyond Pilates. OttFit integrates several modalities to accommodate for personal needs and to increase mobility and help clients find JOY through movement. You can expect to experience several different modalities including GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® Method, GYROKENISIS® Method and the Roll Model® Method