Discover the GFP Difference

We’re your local Pilates studio. You won’t find a big box gym, crowded classes, or memberships here. Simply high-quality expertise training to give you the results you want. Founded in 2016 by Great Falls native, Ashley Gilchrist is proud and honored to be in her hometown community.

Our calm and non-judgmental studio setting invites you to find your fitness groove wherever you’re at in life. Many of our clients are brand new to Pilates, some might be overcoming an injury or are motivated to prevent one, others just want to get in shape and feel good. Pilates challenges weekend warriors and elite athletes alike. You’re never too old to start.

We offer Pilates privates, duets and semi-private small groups. We host monthly wellness workshops and pop-up classes and are proud to be a sponsor for Celebrate Great Falls.

Our skilled team of comprehensively trained instructors will help create an individualized program for you. Getting started is the hardest part – you’ll quickly fall in love! Pilates lets you do you, just better.

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Personalized Spine Care

Your pain can improve. You can live better.

Do you suffer from neck or back pain? Ashley was a spine specialized Physician Assistant and counseled patients daily about their back conditions. If there was one activity she prescribed, it was DO PILATES! Ashley has private sessions for spine clients and each instructor has received additional mentoring from Ashley specific to spine care.

Pilates is a fabulous whole body fitness that is low-stress for your spinal discs and trains you to move properly. You focus on engaging your “powerhouse” or core muscles – not the sexy 6 pack abs that crunches produce – but the deep, structurally protective abdominal, back and pelvic floor muscles. And guess what? When your true core is engaged, you offload stress on your spinal discs and help your back! This is protective and can also rehab and minimize pain.

We specialize in our Healthy Bones Program for those with osteopenia or osteoporosis. Modified Pilates (flexion-free!) is a wonderful way to safely improve your bone strength with appropriate weight bearing training. Don’t risk a spinal fracture – strengthen smart with us! We also have expert in-house nutritional counseling and testing to help monitor the quality of your bones and provide holistic bone health. 


I was referred to GFP by my spine doctor whom Ashley used to work for as PA. I had a disc herniation with back and leg pain and have avoided surgery. I felt like I had plateaued in PT and was still in daily back pain nearly a year later. After my FIRST session, I noticed an improvement and after 6-8 privates I’m thrilled … Read More Katie S.

Katie S.

The instructors at GFP are all classically trained and know their stuff – you will get an excellent workout.  The pricing is very reasonable compared to big box gym’s pricing (ie, Lifetime, Equinox) and the studio is super cute.

Rachel P.

GF Pilates has totally got me hooked!! All of the instructors are amazing, each with their own personal flare. My core feels stronger, my body feels better and I’m all around in more shape!

Becca B.

I’ve always been active but after some back issues, I realize it’s more important than ever to work on prevention. My first Pilates experience with Ashley was GREAT. She is an expert. She was calm, encouraging and educating as we went at a pace just right for me. I highly recommend GFP!

Ryan L.