I Heart Pilates is a community-oriented, state of the art Pilates studio in Roswell, GA. We specialize in small, group settings with individualized attention and personalized instruction for every body. Whether focusing on general fitness, rehabilitation, strength, or specialized training for athletes, we seek to develop longer and stronger physiques, improved health and mental well-being. We strive to motivate and support our clients through their various health goals.
Pilates is an exercise Method developed by German visionary Joseph Hubertus Pilates (1880-1967). It focuses on the Mind/Body connection to achieve core strength, flexibility and overall health through a series of exercises based on functional movement principles. The Method can be performed on a Mat or on a variety of equipment known as apparatus’. They include the Reformer, the Trapeze Table/Cadillac, the Wunda Chair, the Ladder Barrel and Spine Corrector /Pilates Arc.
In 10 sessions you will feel a difference. In 20 sessions you will see a difference. In 30 sessions you will have a new body.
Our team is supported by more than 20 years of experience in the dance, fitness, and Pilates Industry. We combine our vast background, including movement science, with a desire for learning, sharing and creating, to give you a “whole body experience.”
Owner / Instructor
Pam Petersen made her home in Los Angeles and worked as a television producer on House Hunters before relocating to Woodstock with her family. She opened I Heart Pilates to the public in 2015 after seeing a need for quality contemporary Pilates within the community. She is thrilled to share her space with supportive, caring, fun Pilates enthusiasts!
Patti Collins was born in California, and raised by southern parents in a small Georgia town. She started her dance career at the age of 9 and was always interested in exercise and movement. She was an original member of the Augusta Civic Ballet Company, then later moved to California and joined another dance company with an emphasis on modern dance. Patti returned to Georgia after her mother suffered a debilitating stroke, to help and assist with her daily living. She started taking yoga and private Pilates lessons in 2000, and decided to get a certification, not initially to teach, but just to have a deeper understanding of the practice. “It was never my intention to teach, however, the owner of the studio needed a substitute teacher and I taught my first class and became hooked!” She discovered the joy in teaching and seeing her students achieve their fitness goals.
Sarah Hailey is a certified Pilates, Yoga and Barre instructor who has been training with the I Heart Pilates team since she and her family moved to Roswell in 2016. Before then, she spent 5 years teaching out of her home and at The Body Bar in Smyrna, GA. Sarah Hailey’s diverse background and passion for wellness is evident in her welcoming and encouraging teaching style. She loves to help strengthen and restore her students’ bodies through breath work and dynamic movement patterns. Some of her favorite things about teaching are choreographing new classes, connecting with members of the community and promoting wellness through regular exercise. She primarily teaches during the day while her 7 and 8-year-old attend school.
Sara Sammons-Ulmer experienced firsthand the benefits of Pilates when it improved her chronic back pain caused by hunching over a drafting table while getting her BFA in Art/Interior Design at the University of Georgia. Sara had trained as a rhythmic gymnast and ballroom dancer so she really appreciated the technique behind the Pilates Method. After graduation, and experiencing the positive effects of Pilates, Sara decided to become an instructor and share the benefits of Pilates with others so they could live life with balance, joy, ease and grace. Sara enjoys working with people of all ages and abilities who want to make a positive change in their life through movement. Her step by step approach makes it easy for her clients to grow and feel strong in their Pilates practice. Sara strives to help her clients feel good about what they accomplished and see and feel the benefits in their every day lives. Sara has been teaching since 2004 and is a Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) Certified Instructor, ACE Group Fitness Instructor, and Balanced Body (BB) Master Instructor.
Lisa is completing her Balanced Body Comprehensive Pilates Instructor Training and has been practicing pilates for over 10 years. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Purdue University in Industrial Management / Industrial Engineering and has an Interior Design business. Lisa grew up dancing, danced for Purdue University’s Dance Team, and currently dances for the Atlanta Hawk’s Hip Hop Dance Team. She is excited to help her clients achieve physical fitness and well being through movement.
Leanne Lapp became interested in Pilates in 2003 in Florida, then moved with her family to Roswell where she continued her passion for Pilates. She received her training through The Physical Mind Institute and completed Reformer I training at I Heart Pilates in 2017. Leanne teaches part-time, and also specializes in working with teen boys and girls in helping them with their athletic endeavors, flexibility, and strength goals.
Amanda has been working in the fitness industry since 2006. She graduated from Kansas State University with a B.S. in Kinesiology and Nutrition, and she is Power Pilates comprehensively trained, is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, and holds several other speciality certifications. She has worked with clients of all ages and goals creating customized programs, challenging, motivating, and guiding clients along the way. When she is not helping clients or working out, she likes to spend time with her dog King Arthur, home improvement projects, baking/cooking, and naps.
What Our Clients Say
My favorite pilates studio! Every instructor is hands on and provides individualized attention, even in group classes. The variety of classes available means you'll never hit a plateau with your goals!
I Heart Pilates is the best Pilates studio! ALL of the instructors are amazing - you will get a satisfying, energizing workout here, no matter which class you take. Small class sizes + great instructors = my Pilates home
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Are you new to Pilates and want to learn more about the Method? A long-time Pilates enthusiast looking for an additional challenge? A dancer or athlete striving to up your game? Interested in training as an instructor? No matter your experience level, we're here to help you on your Pilates journey!