I’m Allie, a Pilates instructor based in the Nashville, Tennessee area.  I have a 12-level scoliosis spinal fusion, and specialize in working with clients who have fusions of any size. I love working with clients who are looking for freedom in their body after an injury or surgery, those who want to move with more intention in everyday life, and those who just want to find JOY in the strength and centering that movement brings! I completed my comprehensive instructor certification through Balanced Body, and I am a Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher through the Pilates Method Alliance.

Do you…

… have a spinal fusion?

I specialize in working with clients who have had a spinal fusion to treat scoliosis. If you’ve got hardware in your spine, I’m your girl!

… need a new exercise routine after a major life change?

I focus on restoring proper body alignment and correcting muscular compensation patterns that arise from injuries, chronic conditions, or  surgeries.

… have scoliosis?

I’m trained in a medically sound Pilates method to help you stay out of pain and safely manage your scoliotic spine.

… want to care for your unique body and build physical and mental strength?

Let’s figure out what your body needs, talk about your fitness goals, and get you on the path to living your best life!

Private Classes

Come and do Pilates with me (one-on-one).

If you’ve never tried Pilates before or you simply need personalized attention, private classes are a great place to start. During our first session, I’ll perform a quick assessment of your body and goals so I can tailor your Pilates sessions to your needs.

Group Classes

Come and do Pilates with me (and other people).

I currently teach several group classes each week at Spiral Spine Pilates. Check out my upcoming class schedule below!

About Me

I’m a professional writer and a Georgia native. After being diagnosed with scoliosis as a teenager, I underwent a 12-level spinal fusion surgery in 2007. Since then, I’ve continually pursued new knowledge to help me live a pain-free life and take ownership of my health.

I found Pilates while working on a journalism assignment in Nashville, and I quickly realized that I was called to be more than a student of Pilates. I completed Balanced Body’s comprehensive Pilates instructor program under Erin Myers in Nashville, Tennessee.

Pilates has given me a path to healing and has allowed me to celebrate my body’s unique story and capabilities rather than focusing on its limitations. I hope to help others experience that same powerful healing through movement so that they, too, can feel at home in their bodies.

In addition to my Pilates certifications, I hold a degree in Public Relations from the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!). When I’m not in the studio, you’ll find me exploring Music City with my husband and our dog, reorganizing my closets, crafting, or getting lost in a book.

Let’s get you moving!

Ready to try Pilates for yourself? Get in touch!

I’m happy to answer any questions you have and determine what kind of class is the best fit for you.