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.  Online sessions currently remain available but on a limited basis.

Location

In September of 2019 we moved from our NoDa location to a newly renovated studio space located in the Myers Park neighborhood of Charlotte. Parking is quick and easy directly in front of the Tribe Salon building at 600 Queens Rd.

Quality

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.

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 your movement practice.

Expertise

Our studio is the home studio for Alissa Getz Waller, a GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Master Trainer and a Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher with more than 23 years of teaching experience. Alissa was granted the designation of Master Trainer after extensive study with the creator of the Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis methods. This designation qualifies her to train other teachers. 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. Alissa Waller is also a Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher, a designation which demonstrates professional compentency in the Pilates field.

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

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Sessions
  • All of our sessions are booked by appointment.  Sessions can be scheduled by phone, email, in person, or online on our Schedule Online page.

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

  • Sessions are approximately 70 minutes. A 5 minute transition period between clients is built in during busy times of the day. 

  • 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 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. 

  • Sticky socks are requires studio attire for hygiene 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 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 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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