Testimonials and Reviews

Colleen Funk,

Chicago, IL

"Laura is the best Pilates teacher I have ever had. Her ability to put my body in the best position each time maximizes the results of every move I make. I am very pleased with her teachings."

Helene Bernstein,

Cleveland, Oh

"Laura is one of the best Pilates teachers! All of the people in Cleveland miss her terribly! We wish she were back. So if you have a chance to take Pilates with Laura, don’t miss it. I would give anything to take from her."

Kristen Wilson,

Akron, Oh

"Best. Teacher. Ever! I love Laura she is kind, patient, and knowledgeable. Pilates is a workout and Laura makes it fun whether it's in a private session or group class."

Michael Lee,

Chicago, IL

"I've worked with many trainers over the years and Laura is the best trainer I have ever had. She's always fully focused on my every move, my posture and positioning while maintaining a cheerful and motivating attitude."


Elise Kennedy,

Akron, Oh

As a lover of both yoga and Pilates I was glad to find this place after relocating back to Ohio. Laura, has done a great job putting this place together. She has both a reformer and a chair which are both new, and is the only person in the Akron area with this quality equipment. She trained in Chicago and is also getting certified with a hundreds of hours through a Pilates Master program, so she really knows her stuff. I'm a certified yoga instructor, but I really enjoy Pilates for a different work out and Laura leads a great private session. I've never been to a mat class but have had several one on one's with her and really benefited from her knowledge and her laid-back teaching style. I am post natal and she was really great at working with exactly what my body needs after having had a baby. She's funny, yet professional. I highly recommend checking out this new Akron Pilates studio!

"Pilates Studio 1 is an excellent studio with wonderful private sessions for people who need one on one for injuries. I have been extremely happy with the owner Marian and instructor Laura. They are amazing and very detail oriented. I can feel my body changing and getting stronger in just 10 sessions, and my pain lessening."

Jessica Glynn,

West Palm Beach, Florida


Kristen Rock,

Medina, Oh

“I discovered Pilates 3 years ago. It has changed my life mentally and physically. I am going into my second year with Laura. She is the owner and the instructor of this Pilates Studio. She has several different types of Pilates equipment. The equipment and her instruction will challenge you and help you achieve your fitness goals...whether you are looking for strength, stamina, toning, or flexibility.... Laura will get you there. I credit Laura for helping through my rehab after my ACL reconstruction surgery! She did more for me than the physical therapy I went through. She was the next step in my rehab and helped me achieve the goals I set for myself. Got back problems? Since I started Pilates 3 years ago, I have not been back to my chiropractor! She is a certified Master Pilates instructor. She is excellent at both private and group sessions. I am blessed to have her in my life! You won't be disappointed...I promise.”