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Marianne Harman is the owner of Blacksburg Pilates and Fitness Studio and has been in the fitness industry over 15 years. She started training in STOTT PILATES® in 2003. She grew to love Pilates and how it can strengthen your body as well as help you heal from injuries. She believes her background in anatomy and physiology has helped her become a more methodical Pilates instructor and has enjoyed teaching Pilates as a way to rehabilitate and help postural misalignments.
Marianne specializes in therapeutic and corrective exercise, athletic performance, and general fitness. She has worked with all ages and abilities from youth to seniors.
Marianne received her bachelor's degree in Exercise Science and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist from the National Strength and Conditioning Association and a Functional Movement Specialist. She has also trained in Muscle Activation Techniques and has had great results in reducing pain and improving movement. As a personal trainer, she also enjoys helping individuals work toward their fitness goals. Additionally, she holds certifications with ACE (American Council of Exercise) - Group Exercise, Spinning®, Zumba®, and has experience teaching other forms of exercise.
Mordecai is a PhD candidate in Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise at Virginia Tech. He takes a goal-oriented and functional approach to exercise. He has backgrounds in personal training and athletic performance. These inform his approach to exercise instruction with the goal of first preventing injuries and teaching with an emphasis on the purpose of exercise selection. He thrives on making positive connections and building relationships while teaching. He is excited to meet you and help you reach your goals!
All Pilates and Personal Training sessions are 55 minutes long and by appointment only.
Group Pilates Equipment Classes require pre-registration. You will be expected to attend all the classes that you preregister for, unless you give us 12 hour notice.
Group Classes are not for those with acute physical problems or newly out of physical rehabilitation. Private sessions are tailored for each individual and will address specific issues. After a period of time, you may be allowed to join a group class.
Wear comfortable exercise clothes. Be mindful of jewelry, as it can scratch the leather on the Pilates machines.
Schedule and rates are subject to change without notice. Classes may be canceled due to insufficient numbers.
Instructors reserve the right to refuse your participation in a class or session.
Our Group Equipment classes have a 12 hour cancellation policy for all scheduled classes. As long as you cancel your class reservation at least 12 hours in advance of the class start time, you will not lose your session. Class reservations are not required, so if your schedule is unsure, please feel free to call our Front Desk prior to the class start time to see if you are able to jump in without an advance reservation.
Late cancels are considered any class cancelled within 12 hours of the class start time. No shows are not showing up for a booked class without letting us know in advance. If you are not able to make it to a class, please cancel online or by calling or emailing us prior to the class start time (even one minute). This will help other clients get a spot in class. If you late cancel or no show, you will be charged a $10 late cancelation fee. For Unlimited and Paid In Full Memberships, you get one “get out of free” class pass a month.
Our training sessions have a 12 hour cancellation policy for all scheduled appointments. As long as you cancel your reservation at least 12 hours in advance of the class start time, you will not lose your session. If you are not able to make it to an appointment, please give us a call or email us prior to the appointment start time (even one minute).
If you late cancel or no show, you will be charged for the full appointment.