When you come to Coastal Body Studio, you can be rest assured you are only getting top-quality instruction. All of our Pilates instructors are required to complete a comprehensive Authentic Pilates Certification Program.
Weighing in at least 700 hours, this program is modeled after the rigorous teacher training program Joseph Pilates, himself, used to train his instructors.
There’s a reason Hollywood A-listers and pro athletes have sworn by Pilates for decades, and we don’t need to mess with the perfection of the Pilates System. We’re here to preserve that legacy.
Our number one priority is you seeing results -
what is pilates?
STRETCH. STRENGTH. CONTROL.
Created by Joseph Pilates in the 1920s, Pilates is a system of exercises that is uniquely defined by its use of spring-loaded equipment and mats. This is a full body and mind practice that:
increases energy and mental health
improves posture, balance, and flexibility
reduces injury risk
enhances core stability
alleviates chronic back pain
develops long, lean muscles
safely & quickly.
Lindsay Jackson Ward
OWNER/CLASSICAL PILATES & BARRE INSTRUCTOR
Lindsay is a born and raised Charlestonian and a 3rd Generation Certified Classical Pilates Instructor through Penelope Wyer-Barrow in Asheville, NC. A former professional dancer, she may have hung up her dancing shoes, but she still lives out her passion by helping her clients feel better through movement, and educating them to workout and strengthen their bodies without injury. She maintains her expertise by attending workshops and training with well-known classical instructors such as Mejo Wiggin, Brooke Siler, Kathi Ross Nash, & Blossom Leilani- Crawford. When she’s not at the studio, she’s enjoying married life with her husband and cuddling with their cat.
CLASSICAL PILATES INSTRUCTOR
Dana is a certified Pilates Instructor through The Pilates Center’s Advanced Teacher Training Program (2010) and The Pilates Method Alliance (2012). She has previously instructed and mentored at studios both in Durham, NC and San Francisco, CA, and has trained with Amy Alpers, Rachel Siegel, Cara Reeser, Blossom Leilani Crawford, Amy Lange and Pilates Elder, Lolita San Miguel. Dana loves helping people of all ages achieve their fitness or post-rehabilitation goals! And she also loves living the Charleston life with her husband and two daughters.
BARRE & PIYO INSTRUCTOR
Cindy is a certified Barre and Piyo instructor who as been in the fitness industry for many years, through personal training and instructing group classes. Cindy became certified in Barre because it transformed her body after having her 3 kids. Her high energy and passion for teaching is what keeps bringing people back to her classes week after week. When she’s not teaching, she still stays active by hitting the running trails with her three boys.
IN-HOUSE MASSAGE SPECIALIST
Atmah has 15 years of practice as a licensed massage therapist in Charleston under her belt. She is also certified in medical massage cupping and class 4 laser therapy. To learn more about Atmah and her therapeutictechniques, visit aijanaro.com