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’m a fairly fit 70 year old and Pilates is a great way to stretch, build strength, and remain flexible. The instructors are fabulous – I’ve had all of them! They modify exercises for any physical problem I have. My private sessions are always challenging and fun! The personal attention is invaluable.

Norlene C.

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.

I had an advanced private Pilates session with Ashley and loved it. She is a true professional, her touch is spot on, words are positive and encouraging. She guides one through any level with confidence and encouragement.

Olena K.

This Pilates studio has completely helped me overcome my lower back pain. Ashley was a Physician Assistant at the best back specialist practice in the area and she uses her expertise with every member individually. The classes are small so that they can monitor your positions and all of the teachers I’ve met are warm and enthusiastic.

Elizabeth S.