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Your body – and your mind - are designed to move. To be strong, resilient, and healthy. 

To be fit, you must find balance. Balance between hard-core training and careful attention to your body. Between pushing your boundaries, and respecting the process of growth. By finding balance between your mind and your body, you find the most effective workout. You become a Balanced Athlete.

Balanced Athlete®

We're a fitness philosophy based on mindfulness and a holistic approach to working out. Founded on the belief that our bodies are built to move, we've created a series of fitness programs that help you understand how your body works - and how to get the most out of your workout.


Movement Principles. Evolved.

Seek a new outlook on working out. A holistic understanding of  how your body is designed to work. A focus on strength, flexibility, and injury prevention. And an understanding of the fundamentals of human movement.


Strength. Through Mindfulness.

Integrate mindfulness into your training. Mental focus is a required ingredient in cultivating balanced movement principles and techniques. When you experience this balance, you're able to train harder to reach your fitness goals.


Lifelong Wellness. Achieved. 

Realize that maintaining balance is a moving target. We wax and wane with our balance and as we live our lives, challenge our limits, seek improved performance, and along the way, age. The practice becomes a lifetime pursuit.


Our programs are designed to help you learn the fundamentals of Balanced Athlete and apply those principles to your every day life. Whether you're picking up your growing toddler, starting a new spin class, mowing the lawn, or training for a marathon, finding a fitness routine that helps you stay fit and prevent injury will serve you for life. These are the core practice areas for Balanced Athlete. Specific options will vary by location.



Movement Principles. Evolved.

Teach your body to move as it was designed. Connect mind and body, and re-educate muscles and bones to move symmetrically and in balance to reduce pain and increase movement efficiency. Designed for all fitness levels and recommended for everyone new to Balanced Athlete®.



Efficient. Core-Centered.

An alignment-based Balanced Athlete® practice combined with the concentration and precision of Pilates to provide a full-body, core-focused workout. Regular practice will alleviate joint pressure, improve posture, and increase muscular tone. Leave feeling taller, leaner and stronger.



Focused. Intense. Mindful.

Increase your aerobic and fat-burning capacity in this alignment-based practice, which incorporates high intensity interval training (HIIT). Remain mindful as you focus on full-body strength training with bursts of intense cardio designed to get you in the best shape of your life.


High intensity Interval training

72 Hour After Burn

Increase your cardiovascular fitness, push past your limits, and challenge your coordination with unique tools designed to surprise your body and keep your mind engaged. This tough but balanced practice will continue to burn calories for 72-hours.



Concentration. Control. Coordination.

Develop a rock solid core, flat abdominals and a strong back with the time-proven method of Joseph Pilates. Gentle, challenging, and rehabilitative, Pilates training increases flexibility, control of breath, body awareness, correct posture, and long lean muscles.


Personal training

Personal. Results.

Whether you want the individual attention and guidance of a personal trainer, or the energy and camaraderie of small group training, Our trainers and coaches will help you every step of the way. Through our various training programs, we seek to “teach and coach” rather than simply train clients.

Founder Johnny Gillespie

Johnny Gillespie is a revolutionary teacher of human movement. He regularly speaks across the country on topics of mindfulness in fitness, holistic health, and more. Johnny is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). He is also an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) at the 500-hour level through Yoga Alliance.

He is a graduate of the school of physical education at West Virginia University and has been studying human movement since 1991.


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