Deriving its name from the springs used for resistance in the Pilates method, Springs Studio uses all the traditional apparatus, as designed by Joseph Pilates in the 1920’s
Located just a short walk from the center of Hillsboro Village.
Away from the hustle and bustle of traffic, restaurants, and shopping, Springs Studio provides a more peaceful and intimate atmosphere, which easily facilitates a focused and rewarding workout experience.
2021 21st Avenue South,
Nashville, TN 37212
Springs Studio offers a fitness program based in the classical Pilates method that can be tailored for anyone, regardless of age, body type, fitness level, or special needs. Whether you are seeking a robust challenge or gentle restorative conditioning, Pilates can be revitalizing, safe and effective.
Pilates is for all ages
+ As we get older, it becomes increasingly important that we stay mobile and supple through exercise that can help relieve the build-up of tension in our bodies resulting from years of misuse and poor posture.
+ Younger people benefit from beginning early with an exercise program that can help prevent common issues which often develop as one ages.
+ Springs Studio Pilates in Nashville is Baby Boomer friendly.
Springs Studio offers
- A Personalized program for any age, body type or fitness level
- A fully equipped facility with traditional Pilates apparatus
- An intimate atmosphere for effective mind-body workouts
- Privates, semi-privates classes
- Certified caring instruction
- An easily accessible location
- Ample parking
Pilates can improve:
- overall muscle strength without bulk
- core strength
- flexibility and lengthening of muscles
- posture and alignment
- balance and stability
- body awareness
About the Owner
As a dancer in New York City during the ’70’s and ’80’s, Nashville native Julie Kraft discovered Pilates as an effective way to relieve the physical strains of dancing as well as strengthen her technique. She trained with prominent master teachers such as Romana Kryzanowska, Bob Liekens, Carola Trier and Kathy Grant and received her Pilates certification from The Pilates Studio in New York in 1997. Julie opened Springs Studio in 1998, helping clients of all ages enjoy the benefits of Pilates. Now in her 60’s, Julie has continued to meet the daily demands of her active lifestyle through the regular practice of Pilates conditioning. Understanding the need to remain active and healthy, she became inspired to work with seniors and other aging baby boomers like herself, and became certified as a senior personal trainer by the American Senior Fitness Association in February 2012.
“Pilates has increased my body awareness and my knowledge of how to manage and minimize the impact of typical problems that can develop with age. In some ways I feel like I’m in better shape now than I was when I was in my 20’s.” – Julie Kraft
Mariana Hanna Tondo
Since Mariana was a child, she has always loved movement. When she was 7 years old, she started practicing artistic gymnastics and competed until she was 15. Due to frequent sports related injuries, she decided to study Physical Therapy. Feeling that Pilates would greatly compliment her education, she became a certified Pilates instructor in Brazil in December 2011. In February 2012, Mariana became a licensed physical therapist in Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil, and also received a certification in the Mckenzie Method in 2016. After 6 years working with Pilates and Physical Therapy, she moved to Nashville, TN in 2017 and began working at Springs Studio in May of 2018.
“Helping people achieve a better quality of life through movement is what
keeps me motivated.”
Kari has studied dance her entire life and the art of moving is something she constantly craves. She was
first introduced to Pilates in college and was impressed by the exacting and intuitive approach it had on maintaining and healing her body throughout a rigorous dance program. After receiving a BS in Dance and Arts Administration from Butler University, Kari launched her professional dance career both domestically and abroad. For the past 15 years, she has performed in cities all across the United States including 10 years with the Radio City Rockettes. Kari loves practicing all disciplines of Pilates but was immediately drawn to the traditional method and was certified by the New York Pilates Studio® Teacher Certification Program.
While focusing on authentic Pilates, Kari believes that a true teacher is a constant student and continues her education in Pilates and dance all across the country. When she’s not teaching Pilates in the studio, you can catch Kari encouraging people with Parkinson’s to move through dance and boxing. Kari truly believes movement heals!