Experience the Difference
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“In 10 sessions you’ll feel the difference, in 20 you’ll see a difference and in 30 you’ll have a whole new body.” – Joe Pilates
Through 60 years of research, Pilates was developed by Joseph (Joe) and his wife, Clara, with the goal of creating transformational exercise. Pilates, now a world renowned workout method, will help create a long, lean physique. Perhaps even more beneficial, Pilates, derived from Joe’s original methodology, provides a host of corrective benefits — relieving postural imbalances, improving flexibility, easing chronic pain and more.
As revolutionary entrepreneurs, inventors, and movement therapists, Joe and Clara elevated exercise science to art. Our goal at Aero Joe is to promote the integrity of Joseph "Joe" Pilates’ work while also enhancing our client's overall health and well-being.
New Balanced Body Centerline Apparatus
Our NEW 2017 - 2018 Balanced Body CenterLine suite of apparatus was engineered using the dimensions of Joseph Pilates’ original designs to offer the original method experience. Located in historic Pepper Place, you will enjoy the inviting ambiance of our spacious studio as well as the convenience of adjacent award-winning restaurants, shops, and the Pepper Place Farmer’s Market (Saturdays 7am – 12pm). Parking is safe and plentiful! Park on the street or one of the two convenient parking lots that surround our building.
Host to Master Instructors & Industry Leaders
Welcome to the premiere Classical pilates studio in Birmingham, AL! We are honored to be the chosen host studio for Master Pilates Instructors and industry leaders like Cara Reeser and Anula Maiberg, who present renowned Pilates continuing education courses right here in our studio. Through our commitment to staff continuing education in the lineage of Joe Pilates himself we achieve the full corrective benefits of Pilates for our clients.
Classically Trained with Top Credentials
Aero Joe uniquely offers over 20 years of combined teaching experience in the Classical Pilates Method. Owner / Instructor Alison Page is a graduate of Cara Reeser's Heritage Training® Post-Graduate Studies Program in the lineage of Pilates Elder, Kathleen Stanford Grant. The staff is helmed by Page and others with education from the most prestiges Pilates training institutions in the country, namely Peak Pilates and The Pilates Center of Boulder, CO. To offer the real Classical difference, our teachers are highly vetted with comprehensive credentials from renowned Classical institutions and Master Instructors.
As a team, we are committed to maintaining the integrity of our namesake, Joe Pilates’, method, while also keeping an eye on industry trends. Contemporary movement vocabulary is infused when it may inform or enhance our client's original method experience.
Recommended for Therapeutic / Corrective Pilates
In both our small group classes and private lessons you learn more than a list of exercises; you will realign your entire body through masterful instruction tailored to you. Aero Joe's teachers are recommended amongst the Birmingham physical therapy community for rehabilitation of arthritis, joint replacements, and vertebral conditions such as fusions, herniated disks, and osteoporosis, to name only a few.
Uniquely, due to our high level of experience, we can offer "the private lesson experience" even in the context of group training. Our teachers artfully modify exercises when needed to address specific injuries or individual needs. Our total body workouts are intense, while always providing Pilates' therapeutic benefits -- chief amongst them promoting a strong, supple spine.
The Aero Joe Community
We defy demographic boxes. Actual clients range in age from 15 - 95 years (truly!), and join us from vast backgrounds. Our experience includes training professional athletes to those requiring post-surgical recovery.
Our teachers get to know clients on a personal level, understand what motivates each individual, and impart meaningful mind-body change. We know all change is difficult, but with our Aero Joe community you will feel welcome, supported, and excited about taking charge of your health!
Innovative Aerial Yoga Opportunities
We believe opportunities to participate in Aerial Yoga increase stamina, muscular balance, flexibility, kinesthetic awareness, and motivation. Plus, it's just fun!
No matter which of our services you choose, you will build a lean physique while feeling energized and restored.
Pilates is a Lifestyle
We believe Pilates benefits the whole person. We are excited that Pilates provides leaner thighs and chiseled abs, but we are even more passionate about changing your quality of life for the better! Open community workshops and in-house licensed massage therapy help us foster a whole person approach. We look forward to hearing where your Pilates practice takes you!
The complete coordination of mind, body, and spirit"...
~ Joe Pilates