About Aspire Pilates

Our Story

“Aspire to inspire others and the universe will take note.”

Our studio began in 2009- with a dream to provide accessible Pilates training in an environment that was inviting to all.  Our owner, Cari Kapele, had been working as a labor and delivery nurse for more than 15 years and loved it.  When she took up her new passion for running, she found that as the mileage increased, so did the running injuries.  After training for three marathons, multiple shoe changes, trying every new technique, and physical therapy visits, she discovered Pilates.  This is where the magic happened- combining the modalities of physical therapy with the functional training of strengthening opposing muscle groups in Pilates, provided completion of that third marathon without injuries!  A new passion was born, and this one needed to be shared with everyone.  Working as a Pilates Instructor in a gym environment was restrictive to her intentions for teaching.  Those who really needed Pilates didn’t want or need additional gym fees or access.  Many who were looking for Pilates, didn’t feel comfortable in a gym setting.  It was time to create something new.  This began the leap into small business ownership and the opening of Aspire Pilates Training Center.  This is the creation of a place to inspire others to aspire to their healthiest, happiest self!

Our Studio

Aspire Pilates Training Center is proud to provide Pilates training by STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructors, and our owner- a Fully Certified STOTT PILATES (R) Instructor and  STOTT PILATES(R) Instructor Trainer.  These highly qualified Instructors bring additional background experience and education in variousfields such as nursing, personal training , group fitness, and dance. 

Each of our instructors are hand picked because of their desire to help people feel better about themselves, and their fitness. We work together to create an environment that is welcoming and accepting. Our intent is that every person who comes to our studio feels that their needs are being met physically and mentally. Each instructor maintains their STOTT PILATES certification through continued education and workshops, to stay on the cutting edge of Pilates and fitness research.

Our Pilates equipment includes state-of-the-art STOTT PILATES® V2 Max Plus™ Reformers and Stability Chairs. Our private sessions also utilize the STOTT PILATES® Cadillac, Stability Chair, and Ladder Barrel. Our Group Matwork classes provide all the necessary props for a well rounded and unique Pilates Matwork class with maximum of 8 participants. The small class setting allow for more individualized attention from our instructors and more effective exercise for you.  This is the Aspire Pilates difference!