Science-Based Exercise Methodology:
FitLAB Pilates strives to bring science-based Pilates exercise methodology to our clients. Our instructors take current knowledge from biomechanics and spinal rehab and apply it to the foundation created by Joseph and Clara Pilates in the early 20th century. Pilates uses focused exercises to help correct muscular imbalances in the body and strengthen the core. You will learn to move with more ease, reducing unnecessary tension.
Pilates is an education in the finer workings of the body. That knowledge will help you improve your posture and move through life with more confidence. You can take your Pilates knowledge and apply it to any sport, or just bring new body awareness to the movements of your daily life. Commit to at least two sessions a week at FitLAB Pilates, and you’ll see real changes in the way your body looks and feels within just a few weeks. At FitLAB you may not leave the studio covered in sweat, but you'll leave with a better idea of how to get the most out of your workouts.
- Offer clients fun workouts, with lots of variety
- Provide attentive, high-quality instruction
- Give clients an education about the body that they can carry with them throughout life!
FitLAB Pilates was founded in 2009 by STOTT Pilates Certified Instructor Sarah Carr and her client, Dr. Pai-Ling Yin. From the beginning, Sarah's vision was to ignore fitness fads and give people what their bodies really needed, all while staying current with our evolving understanding of exercise physiology and biomechanics. As an ACSM certified personal trainer, Sarah saw many people at the gym who wanted to go harder and faster, but their bodies were falling apart because of poor form, bad execution, and unaddressed imbalances in their bodies. At FitLAB Pilates, we strive to help our clients focus on movement, instead of moving mindlessly. The difference will amaze you!
In June 2017, Diane Roseman, a longtime client of FitLAB, purchased the studio from Sarah Carr, who decided it was time to move on. Diane has been practicing Pilates since 2007, having struggled her whole adult life with lower back pain. Pilates has made it possible to function and thrive without turning to medication to manage the pain. Diane is excited to continue Sarah's path for the studio, supporting the quality instructors and welcoming environment of FitLAB. Please reach out to Diane at email@example.com with any questions or concerns.
FitLAB Pilates is an open, non-competitive environment. We welcome clients of every shape, size, and ability level. No matter what your starting point, we look forward to helping you Get Stronger, Stand Taller, Feel Better!
Meet Our Team!
Amanda learned about Pilates as a young competitive figure skater in the 90’s (a sport she started again at the age of 35). As a child athlete, Amanda gained a solid appreciation for how daily movement practice creates both a strong and resilient body, and an active yet focused mind. Post competitive skating and Simmons College in Boston, Amanda’s passion for biomechanics and training protocols led her to become a fully trained STOTT Pilates instructor, and a NASM Certified Personal Trainer. After a decade as a professional trainer, Amanda was also certified as a Holistic Health Coach, through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.
Amanda’s long experience with athletics, movement coaching, and holistic training inform her instructor style – form and function first, but her classes will push your physical limits. Out of the studio, Amanda enjoys riding her bike around the city, seeing movies at the Somerville Theatre, and sampling the culinary delights of Camberville and Boston.
Assistant Studio Director, Kate is both a NASM and AAPT certified personal trainer and STOTT certified pilates instructor, as well as a certified pre and post natal coach.
She became interested in teaching pilates after working with a population of clients with a wide variety of injuries. She discovered that working with the pilates equipment helped to rehab aches and pains while continuing to maintain a challenging full body workout.
Kate is also: a 200 hour certified yoga teacher (Down Under School of Yoga), certified kettlebell instructor (kettlebell concepts), TRX-trained, NASM certified corrective exercise specialist, NASM certified weight loss specialist, currently finishing up her nutrition training with Precision Nutrition.
Kate also enjoys bad horror movies, vegan cooking, various artistic endeavors and spending time with her tiny dog and not so tiny pet lizards.
As a child, Cilla took many types of dance classes and was a competitive equestrian. She has always been passionate about movement-- it is a part of who she is. In the mid 90’s Cilla started taking yoga and improv dance classes in Western Massachusetts. In 2001 she met Ann Marie,a Stott certified Pilates instructor and owner of Rock City Body, a studio that offered yoga and Pilates. Ann Marie encouraged Cilla to become a certified yoga instructor. During this time she was introduced to Pilates and suddenly something clicked! This was the workout she had always been looking for!
Now fully STOTT certified, she teaches classes for beginners to seasoned Pilates fanatics. She has trained a wide range of people from marathoners, people with injuries, and people of all levels of fitness. She has been blessed with the opportunity to work side by side with physical therapists.
This has given her the knowledge and experience to modify exercises so that patients/clients do not get re-injured. With an eye for detail, easy to understand cues and her own twist on the method she was taught, everyone is promised a good workout! When Cilla is not teaching she can be found following her favorite band around the country.
You’ll meet Vania sometimes behind the front desk, and training at the studio! She has been a energetic person since she was young, entertaining herself while terrifying her mother with self-taught acrobatics until she was 12. Vania completed the Professional Preparatory Program at the School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts in 2015. Her main fields of study were: acrobatic flying, tumbling, and contortion. Injuries from circus and her unique body is what brought her to commit to Pilates. When she began Pilates she found it to be frustratingly challenging, but felt enormous benefits to pain-relief, her body, and awareness to her body; additionally, it ingrained the importance of taking care of oneself as a member of a group. Vania views Pilates as being an integral part of maintaining and conditioning her body for acrobatics and other movement arts. Recently, Vania made the leap from a long career in the non-profit world to studying to become a Stott certified Pilates instructor. She brings her value of caring for well-being from the non-profit world and values for: safety, accuracy, patience and trust, and a sense of humor (when she gets to know you well) from circus.