studio information

Covid 19

In response to the Covid pandemic, we pivoted to an all online platform. We have now returned to our studio space at 600 Queens Rd. for in studio sessions. We continue to follow all CDC, state, and local health guidelines for personal care businesses such as ours. 

Location

We are centrally located in the Myers Park neighborhood of Charlotte. Our studio is on the second floor of the Tribe Salon building at 600 Queens Rd. Parking is available directly in front of our studio as well as on the side streets adjacent to us.

Quality

We offer personalized movement sessions designed for clients who prefer to work privately with their instructor, one on one. We are serious about performing the exercises with careful attention to proper form and intention so that our clients always obtain the greatest possible benefits from each class.

Privacy

Our private sessions are truly private. There is one instructor and one client in the studio for the duration of your lesson in order to minimize distractions and keep the focus on you.

Expertise

Our studio is the private teaching space for Alissa Waller, North Carolina's only GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Master Trainer, and a Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher with 2 comprehensive Pilates Certifications under her belt and over 25 years of teaching experience. Alissa was granted the designation of Master Trainer in 2004 after extensive study with the creator of both the Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis methods.  More about Alissa's experience here

Licensing

Charlotte Movement Arts is a licensed Gyrotonic / Gyrokinesis studio.  We serve the North Carolina community by providing continuing education opportunities to fellow Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis teachers in our area. 

Mission Statement

  • to uphold the highest possible standards of quality in the mind-body fitness industry

  • to promote a healthy mind-body connection in our clients by providing a safe, peaceful, and focused one-on-one exercise environment 

  • to provide access to the highest quality and most effective mind-body exercise programs and equipment currently available

  • to share our movement knowledge - and to continue learning ourselves

  • to improve the quality of life for each of our clients by stimulating the body's own natural healing processes

  • to empower individuals to better understand their body, it's individual needs, and it's fullest potential as an instrument of movement

  • to celebrate the joy of movement inherent within each individual

Sessions
  • All of our sessions are booked by appointment.  Sessions can be scheduled by phone or by email.

  • We cater to all fitness levels from beginners to seasoned professionals.

  • Sessions are approximately 65 minutes long. Sessions are booked every 75 minutes with a 10 minute transition period between clients.

  • All of our sessions are private lessons to ensure the absolute best movement experience for every one of our clients.

  • Our session types (Pilates or Gyrotonic exercise) are interchangeable so if you sign up for a particular type of session, and change your mind we can switch your session type without issue.

  • The studio has a waiting area, large bathroom and changing area. We recommend planning to arrive 5 minutes prior to your session.

  • There is ample parking in the gravel lot in front of the studio or along the side street, which is Baxter Street. 

  • Sticky socks are required studio attire for hygiene and safety purposes.

Equipment

GYROTONIC Equipment

We offer the newest models of the Gyrotonic Equipment Line - the Gyrotonic Cobra Ultima and Elite Tower Units as well as a Gyrotonic Archway, Gyrotonic Jumping Stretching Board, and the Gyrotoner®.

Each piece of equipment offers a multitude of exercises which are chosen for you based on your individual fitness goals. We also incorporate Gyrokinesis stool and mat work into most of our sessions so that you can have a few exercises to take home with you.

PILATES Equipment

You will work out on professional Pilates Equipment manufactured by Merrithew/Stott Pilates. We offer the Professional Reformer, Cadillac Tower, Ladder Barrel, Arc Barrel and Split Pedal Pilates Chair - each of which is an integral piece of the Pilates repertoire.

 

We also may incorporate Pilates mat exercises or small equipment (therabands, fitness balls, or magic circles) into your sessions to enhance or modify the traditional exercises. At each session, you will receive a workout tailored to your specific goals and individual needs. 

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