Quotes by Joseph Pilates.....

"You are only as old as your spine is flexible. If your spine is inflexibly stiff at 30, you are old. If it is completely flexible at 60, you are young."

"Pilates is designed to give you suppleness, natural grace, and skill that will be unmistakably reflected in the way you walk, in the way you play, and in the way you work out."


Pilates is beneficial for women and men of all ages and fitness levels including beginners, athletes, persons in shape or out of shape or persons in physical therapy.  It is an exercise method that is both gentle and athletic, known for it’s “feel good” and body transforming results, which will help you in everyday life.  Pilates can be performed on a mat, or with specialized Pilates equipment. 

Regular Pilates sessions will bring you improved posture, strengthened and toned muscles without added bulk, flexibility and muscle control, alignment and coordination, increased lung capacity, improved body awareness and many other functional results.  You will look and feel better and be more energized. It is also a chance to escape from the pressures of daily life and unwind in the peaceful setting of our studio as you focus on the detailed movements of Pilates.


  • Stronger abdominals and back
  • Greater flexibility and less stiffness
  • Tones and elongates muscles
  • Improves posture
  • Improves balance, stability and agility
  • Relieves back pain and joint pain
  • Reduces the risk of injury
  • Increases energy 
  • Heightens mind/body awareness
  • Enhances concentration

If you are interested in Pilates training with Jean, fill out the contact form to schedule a 30 minute, free phone consultation or call 727-698-8800 to request an appointment.

Did you know Pilates is great for back pain and injuries?   If you have injuries, or back pain, Pilates can help.  Jean offers Pilates for persons who have completed physical therapy and are ready to transition to a fitness and wellness program after physical therapy.  Call for more information.


Jean Marie Deferrari

(727) 698-8800

​​​​​Jean​Marie Fitness & Wellness