We are thrilled to announce that we have moved to a newly renovated studio space located in the Myers Park neighborhood of Charlotte. Parking is quick and easy directly in front our our building.
Our studio is for those clients who prefer to work with a seasoned instructor, one-on-one. We are serious about performing the exercises with the right intention and under the watchful eye of a skilled instructor. This allows our clients to reap the greatest possible benefit from their work.
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 your movement practice.
Our studio is the home studio for Alissa Getz Waller, a GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Master Trainer and a PMA® Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher with more than 20 years of teaching experience. Alissa was granted the designation of Master Trainer after extensive study over many years with the creator of the Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis methods. This designation qualifies her to train other teachers. More about Alissa's experience here
Charlotte Movement Arts is a licensed Gyrotonic studio. We serve the North Carolina community by providing continuing education opportunities to other Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis teachers in our area.
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 peaceful, focused, and private one-on-one exercise environment
to provide access to the highest quality and most effective exercise programs and equipment currently available
to share knowledge about movement, health, self-care, and healing - and to continue learning ourselves
to improve the quality of life for each of our clients by stimulating the body's own natural healing mechanisms
to celebrate the joy of movement inherent in each individual
All of our sessions are booked by appointment. Sessions can be scheduled by phone, email or online on our Schedule Online page.
Sessions are approximately 70 minutes. A 5 minute transition period between clients is built in during busy times of the day.
The majority of our sessions are private lessons.
Sometimes we will accommodate a shared session in the GYROKINESIS method as long as both parties have equal levels of experience and have met our prerequisites. If one party has specific movement needs to be addressed, private sessions will be recommended.
We cater to all fitness levels from absolute beginners to seasoned professionals.
The studio has a waiting area, large bathroom for changing clothes, water and tea. We recommend planning to arrive 5-10 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.
We offer the newest model of the Gyrotonic Tower Unit - the Cobra Elite as well as a Gyrotonic Jumping Stretching Board, Gyrotonic Leg Extension Unit, the Gyrotoner and the Ladder.
Each piece offers a multitude of exercises which are chosen for you based on your level of experience and 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.
You will work out on professional Pilates Equipment manufactured by Stott Pilates. We offer the Professional Reformer, Cadillac Table/Tower, Ladder Barrel and Split Pedal Pilates Chair - each of which is an integral part of the full 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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