2017 Studio News

Pilates Fit: Mat - SBM Fitness

This class is taught by:

Francesca Philip

My life has always revolved around people. No matter what industry, it was not the product that inspired me but the people I came into contact with. When arriving in the US, I found myself in a unique situation where I could fill my days with whatever passion I chose and I gravitated toward health and fitness. It was a life changing and wondrous adventure. I hope to share this journey with those that I come into contact and aspire to make a difference to their present and future living.

I have been working in the health and fitness industry since 1997. Yet, I have been involved in sport and fitness since the age of 7. I have found my strengths lie in water and land group fitness teaching but could not ignore the calling to become a personal trainer. I strive to continue learning, developing and growing in all areas of mind, body and spirit. I began Pilates Mat fourteen years ago and have loved what it has done for my health and well being. Now I am teaching multiple disciplines and love to share the joy these works bring.

I find myself loving every type of group fitness class imaginable also swimming, boogie boarding, golf and tennis. I love anything Italian, traveling, cooking, family and friends. But, my true joy in life is to search out and find anyone willing to have a chat.
Certified PhysicalMind Pilates Instructor. Mat & Equipment
Balanced Body Anatomy in 3D Instructor Faculty
YMCA Mat Pilates Instructor Faculty
Certified Level 2 NKT™ Practitioner
Certified Level 2 Franklin Method Practitioner
MELT Hand & Foot Instructor
ACE Group Fitness Instructor
ACE Personal Trainer
Anatomy in Motion (Gait Analysis)
Australian Parapsychology Institute Graduate
Gil Hedley - Dissection 6 Years


The Pilates Method is structured around your body’s powerhouse or "core," which includes the abdominals, the pelvic floor, the muscles around the hip joint, and the muscles of the lower back. Every exercise engages these muscles simultaneously, improving skeletal alignment, and facilitating ease of movement. With continued practice, your whole body will look and feel taller, leaner, and stronger. For best results, a minimum of 2 - 3 Pilates classes per week is recommended.