Pilates & Training Classes You’ll Want to Try


Group Mat—These classes encourage core stability, and utilize small equipment to challenge or accommodate individual needs. Classes are on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays with convenient morning and evening time slots.

Group Reformer—This is a less expensive way to experience the resistance training offered by the Reformer in a fun, encouraging group setting! Classes are on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at a variety of times to accommodate individual needs.

TRX Suspension Training— TRX is a full-body strength suspension training system using a person’s own body weight instead of relying on machines or dumbbells. It’s good for endurance athletes, power lifters, and people just interested in getting fit.

Barre Fitness Workouts— Barre workouts that give you a long, lean dancer-like physique, are a favorite with many fitness buffs these days. Barre workouts incorporate exercises done at a ballet barre combined with elements of ballet, Pilates, and yoga.

About BENEFITNESS Pilates Studio & Training Center BENEFITNESS started back in 1993 when Melissa Siple (then Dember) trained fitness instructors to prepare for their certification exams. She had been teaching group fitness since 1985 and became interested in Pilates, certifying through three different programs by 2000. In 2002 she was invited to become a STOTT PILATES Instructor Trainer; one of an elite group of international Pilates educators. BENEFITNESS is staffed by seven STOTT PILATES trained and certified instructors, each of whom are also trained and educated in other disciplines. Clients can expect expert and customized workouts that will both challenge and accommodate their needs. BENEFITNESS is the only location in RI where instructors can train to become STOTT PILATES Instructors in Mat, Reformer, CCB and ISP, and continue their education through various workshops. Melissa, who has background as a physical therapy assistant, is also certified through ACSM, ACE, Spin and trained in TRX and martial arts. She holds a BS from URI, and has an MBA from Bryant University. She continues her training expertise as a Global Training Manager for an international pharmaceutical company. A complete class schedule can be found at www.ripilates.com.

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