“Pilates has tremendous benefits for athletes. On the topic of Pilates for cyclists, I asked my client, Lindsay O’Connor, to write this special blog. Lindsay is a long time Pilates student as well as a certified Pilates mat instructor. She is an avid cyclist and competes in long distance races. Having a background in both ... Read More
Every day, more and more people are discovering the power of Pilates. With its countless benefits and ability to adapt to the needs of each individual student, it is no wonder that Pilates continues to grow in popularity. There are more Pilates studios popping up and more Pilates classes making their way into other fitness ... Read More
I am not a fan of cold weather. Sure, it has its time. Like in December when there is all the holiday fun and fashionable boots and knit beanies and family and raging fires and wine and pie and Christmas lights. It is all so cozy and just works when it’s cold. When January arrives ... Read More
As a Pilates teacher, clients look to me to help them with their health. Since Pilates is all about movement, that specifically means that people work with me to help improve their physical health. They may want to get stronger, more flexible, overcome an injury, alleviate pain or experience any number of the benefits that ... Read More
My decision to open a Pilates studio in Leesburg, VA, earlier this year was simple: I am passionate about Pilates. I love teaching Pilates as well as watching my students’ excitement as they progress. The benefits of Pilates are endless, and it is accessible to everyone. As a Virginia native, it is important to me ... Read More
We are kicking off a special Teacher Spotlight Series to let you get to know our teachers here at Loudoun Pilates. Each month will feature a different teacher, and we are getting things started with Val. HOW DID YOU BECOME A PILATES TEACHER? I had been teaching ballet and taking Pilates classes ... Read More
I have been practicing yoga for over seven years. I hike, I do a little weight training, I run a little, and I like to stay pretty active. I consider myself to be a fairly athletic person. I have been teaching yoga for a few years and I truly love sharing it with clients. Yoga ... Read More
Amy Hershey is the owner of Loudoun Pilates. She brings years of experience, as well as enthusiasm and passion to properly educate, guide, and encourage each of our clients on their health and wellness journey through Pilates. Through her years of training and study, Amy has developed a profound appreciation for the transformational healing capabilities of the Pilates Method. She specializes in teaching the refined, subtle movements of the human body and how a mastery of those skills translates to stronger and healthier movements. Amy graduated from The Pilates Centers’ 950-hour Advanced Teacher Training Program and studied extensively under the teachings and mentorship of Cara Reeser. She currently serves as a Host Advisor for The Pilates Center Teacher Training Program, for which she mentors aspiring teachers as they complete their training program.