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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 is a perfect place to start a fitness routine and 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 have in-house health and nutritional coaching, host wellness workshops are proud to be a community business 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? Let us help you break your pain cycle and get back to the life you want to live. Pilates is healthy movement you can do for life!

Owner, Ashley was a spine specialized Physician Assistant at Virginia Spine Institute in Reston, VA for several years and counseled patients daily about their back conditions.  If there was one activity she prescribed, it was PILATES! Ashley has a unique medical background in spine care to intimately understand your back conditions. She has a keen eye for movement patterns and can help you break free from pain! Each instructor at GFP has also received additional mentoring from Ashley specific to spine disorders and the team works together to ensure your progress. 

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 also 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 offer expert in-house nutritional counseling and testing to help monitor the quality of your bones and provide holistic bone health. 

Testimonials

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.

Great Falls Pilates is a stunning studio that makes you feel so welcomed and zen. It’s an incredible way to tone your body and get familiar with muscles you never knew you had!

Megan C.

I LOVE this place!! I was new to Pilates and instantly became obsessed! I have never enjoyed working out but I really look forward to my classes here. I have noticed such a difference in my body, strength and energy levels after only three months! Ashley created a welcoming and intimate space that gives so much personal attention. Natalie has been my instructor for … Read More Savannah S.

Savannah S.

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.

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