What is Pilates?

In a nutshell, a form of rehabilitative exercise developed by joseph pilates (1883-1967). originally named contrology, the movements work the spine in every direction (or plane of motion)improving range of motion, flexibility, stability, and core strength. exercises can be done on the mat using your own body weight or props, as well as using equipment that Pilates himself invented.the most popular and recognized piece of equipment is the reformer. this was first built during wwI on hospital beds using bed springs for resistance. pilates, like yoga, is considered to be mind-body exercise as breath is incorporated throughout.

“In 10 sessions, you’ll feel better; in 20 sessions, you’ll look better, & in 30 sessions, you’ll have a whole new body”



Meeting Moira Stott Merrithew

Kamalar is certified in STOTT PILATES, a contemporary method of Pilates out of Toronto, Canada. Moira is the co-founder & director of education. Kamalar was thrilled to take a workshop from her at SweatShop Fitness in March of 2018.

Group Mat or Postpartum Fitness Classes



Group Reformer Pilates

Currently teaching group reformer classes in Hopkins:

Tuesday 7pm Intermediate Level

Thursday 7pm Intermediate Level

Sunday 1230pm All Levels

Pilates Circuit in Minneapolis

Monday 630pm All Levels


Private Pilates/MUTU/Personal Training


These sessions can be incorporated into your private lessons at a studio, or can be arranged over Zoom for 30 minute sessions. The cost is $35. Discounted Packages are available.