About

Pat Propes, Maret Pottschmidt, Janice Dulak, Tasha Burks

We are proud that PilatesFIRST – family owned and operated since 2002 – is the only studio in Kentucky that offers mat and reformer classes in the authentic Joseph Pilates technique. We are also the only Pilates studio in Kentucky that teaches all private and group sessions on Gratz Pilates equipment and props – the original and top manufacturer of equipment designed for, and used by, Joseph Pilates himself. 

Our Mission is to provide the finest Pilates instruction anywhere, and our commitment first and foremost, is to our clients. We believe that individual attention is what allows each client to achieve their fitness goals, and for this reason there are no more than 8 students in any mat class. For this reason as well, we are not an instructor training studio, which takes the focus off of the client.

In order to insure the high standards we insist on at PilatesFIRST, our instructors are fully certified in their fields and are required to take Continuing Education Courses every year. Our beautiful studio is a light-filled and open space that allows us to teach multiple classes at one time. Because we believe it is important and useful (and fun!) to balance Pilates with other forms of fitness instruction, we also offer classes in TRX (Suspension training developed by the Navy SEALS), as well as aerobic spinning classes.

We welcome women and men, those new to Pilates and those for whom the technique has become a staple in their fitness regimen. We work with people of all ages and all professions, and it is our particular honor to work with individuals living with certain physical challenges, whether it be polio, multiple sclerosis, scoliosis of the spine, injury and surgery recovery, or simply maintaining health and the integrity of the body after a long life well lived!

Please stop by our studio in Prospect, Kentucky and say Hello! We would be happy to speak with you about your fitness goals and to answer your questions. It would be our pleasure to give you a tour, and sign you up for a FREE CLASS. We look forward to seeing you soon. 

Maret, Pat & Tasha