Testimonials


My experience at Evolution has been amazing. I’d taken Pilates for over 10 years before meeting Michelle and her group. Each class or private session has been challenging as well as fun! I love Pilates and I look forward to setting new intentions for myself and they will definitely include time spent at Evolution; getting stronger and staying healthy, both physically and mentally. Thank you for being here!
— Anne M.
Having done Mat Pilates in college, I joined Evolution Pilates during a stressful time in my career. I was attracted to the online scheduling and availability. I quickly began to look forward to my weekly hour of relaxing my mind and working on my core, flexibility and strength. Two years later I can easily do moves that seemed impossible when I started.
— Laura G.
I’ve been at Evolution Pilates for less than a year, having begun my practice at another local studio 9 years ago. I’ve done classes with all of the instructors and they are all fantastic, knowledgeable, supportive and challenging. Even after 9 years, I get an amazing workout every time. My private sessions with Cathy take my Pilates to a whole different level! Pilates will keep me strong, agile and flexible well into my senior years!
— Kelly M.
I’ve been wanting to try Pilates for the longest time and Evolution was the perfect find! Michelle is so precise in her instructing while being both gentile and wonderfully zen. This is the perfect workout and positive atmosphere, I would recommend to anyone of any level!
— Julia E.
My name is Barbara and I came to Evolution Pilates in 2011 as I was just turning 50 and with a very weak abdomen and back, not to mention very low self esteem. Due to a very aggressive breast cancer and months of chemotherapy and bilateral mastectomy surgery, and not to mention in a horrible place with my job and my personal life, I as extremely exhausted. Traditional work out methods never really worked for me. Walking on the treadmill was boring, although I did it regularly, running wasn’t really an option, since I also had asthma and at the time regular weight training would not have been appropriate....I wasn’t sure I would ever regain my strength, much less be in a better frame of mind. Then I called and spoke with Michelle at Evolution. She thought I should come in to be evaluated. The short version is: I fell in love with the gentleness of Pilates and felt challenged every time I went to class. Evolution Pilates has a very intimate and nurturing environment. It is very different practicing Pilates with an instructor and on the reformer. It changed my life for the better. Not only did it help abdominal muscles and back, but it made me feel more positive about my body and outlook on life. Michelle and her staff are so wonderful. The classes are small so you get the attention you need to help you get a whole body work out, and make sure you are positioned to do the moves correctly so you get the results you want. The hour long classes go by so fast because you are engaged with your body and mindful about getting your posture and the positions correct. Pilates is gentle on your joints, slower paced and super effective. If you have thought about looking into Pilates classes, you should look into Evolution Pilates. I am so very glad I did.
— Barbara R.
I struggled with my weight for most of my life when I discovered Pilates living in NYC. I was amazed at the transformation in my body, posture and energy after just ten weeks of classes two days a week. I simply loved the workouts and the results. So when I moved home a few years ago, I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to find a studio here in Rochester that had the same level of expertise. After trying classes at a few different places, I was thrilled to find a new Pilates home at Evolution Pilates. The positive, friendly and professional environment that Michelle has created trickles down through her talented and kind staff and ultimately to us, her clients. Every teacher has a deep knowledge of the body and of the Pilates practice. Classes are fun, intimate and always accommodating to the level you are at. Perhaps my favorite things about this practice and studio are that I always leave with a clearer head, less stress, a better mind­body connection and invigorated to take on whatever is next in my day. I feel stronger, more flexible and healthier mentally and physically. Evolution Pilates is the best studio in town! Thank you Michelle and staff for creating a welcoming and inspirational place to practice!
— Janine M.
As probably the oldest living client at Evolution Pilates, I feel strongly that I would not be walking around as well as I am without having gone there for the past few years.
— Elise D.
I walked into the Evolution Pilates Studio because I’d found my balance was off.... thinking that in 3 or 4 sessions I’d be back on the right track, I signed up. That was just about 6 years ago! Students enter the studio with polite smiles, but leave 1 hour later with a lightness, a joy, a great feeling of release. Pilates can change your life! It changed mine! I feel like I have the body of a much younger person because I’m stretched out correctly and I’ve done all my weight work as well! The combination of repetition and fine, fine teaching and soon you’ll exit the studio feeling taller, graceful, strong, and so very healthy. And isn’t that all we really desire...to be healthy? Do yourself a favor and call Evolution Pilates and set up a time for a class or two. You’ll be forever grateful when you do. It changes your life in ways you cannot predict ­ if you stick with the classes. Thanks to everyone for making the studio feel like my home away from home! I hope to see you there.
— Catherine C.