Kathryn O'Bryant fell in love with Pilates in summer of 2006. With practicing everyday, she soon realized the Pilates method was something she wanted to incorporate throughout her life. Through Pilates she gained body awareness, mental focus, and strength that helped alleviate lower back pain that had been troublesome for years. Kathryn's passion for training and helping others gain the many benefits of Pilates started when she achieved her comprehensive classical certification under second generation instructors, Marianne Adams & Rebecca Quin. They studied with Joseph Pilates' protege Romana Kryzanowska and developed the Teacher's Training Program at Appalachian State University. She has also trained with Mari Winsor, Brooke Siler, Kathi Ross-Nash, Chris Robinson, Peter Fiasca, and many other classical Pilates practitioners.
Kathryn opened Pure Pilates NC, LLC in March of 2011 in Elon, NC. It is a friendly studio that specializes in private, one-on-one training to focus on your specific goals. This studio is unique because the training you receive is based in the approach that most closely follows Joseph Pilates' original teachings. Pure Pilates NC offers the traditional Pilates apparatus including the Reformer, Cadillac, Wunda Chairs, Ladder Barrel, Spine Corrector, Foot Corrector, Toe Exerciser as well as other apparatus that resemble what Pilates invented in the early part of the 20th century.
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