Welcome to Virginia Beach Pilates
We are conveniently located in the Hilltop area of Virginia Beach. Established in 2018, our light-filled studio is warm and welcoming. We offer individual lessons as well as small group sessions (duets, trios and tower/mat classes) - and teach only the authentic Pilates method as devised by Joseph himself.
Owner, Nancy Hodges has over 15 years of teaching experience. She enjoys introducing people to the Pilates method and helping them incorporate Pilates into their everyday life.
Meet Nancy Hodges
Nancy Hodges, a life-long resident of Virginia Beach, was certified by Romana Kryzanowska, the protégé of Joseph Pilates. Selected for the prestigious Romana’s Pilates® teacher training program, Nancy studied with Romana and Romana's daughter, Sari Mejia Santo, who also had the opportunity to train directly with Joseph.
Nancy earned her BS degree from the University of Virginia in landscape Architecture. She's competed in numerous marathons, ultramarathons and triathalons. Nancy is still active as a lifegaurd on the Virginia Beach oceanfront and enjoys representing the Virginia Beach Lifesaving Service every year in the National Championship of the U.S. Lifesaving Association.
In 2018, Nancy opened Virginia Beach PIlates and is now teaching individuals (from age 8 to 80) the original Pilates method that she knows and loves.
Helping a client regain strength through Pilates
"Having been an active, fit person my entire life, I knew I needed to find an activity I could do after suffering a stroke that left my body weak and with residual paralysis. I decided to give Pilates a try. Because Pilates focuses on functional strength, I quickly began noticing how strong the weak side of my body was becoming. Where I had lacked strength, I became more stable and gained stamina. For anyone unable to participate in routine exercise activities or nervous about what you might not be able to do, I strongly encourage giving Pilates a try. Nancy is well trained, patient and encouraging as an instructor. She seems to know just when to push me a little harder to get the most benefit from my workout but always with safety first and foremost! I love that even though she’s very experienced and has been teaching for years, she still attends training with other instructors to keep herself current and to remain true to the ideals of Joseph Pilates himself. All this, plus the environment is bright and beautiful with great equipment to maximize your best workout. You’ll leave feeling better than when you arrived." - Lisa P ODonnell