Move the Way You Are Supposed To

If you are not moving the way you are supposed to and chronic  back or joint pain are keeping you from enjoying life, call or email now.

Let's talk about how we can help you! Call us at 401.619.4977.

"The Aull-ternative Center for Health"

We are a fully equipped pilates studio offering private, semi-private and group sessions in pilates technique on the mat and apparatus.

We also offer specialty classes in TRX body suspension training, Zumba, the Divine Body workout and more.

Our instructors are trained and certified through Stott Pilates, the certification with the highest industry standards. Training includes 100 to 500 hours in the classroom and 200 hands-on hours on the mat and apparatus. We are Newport County's only complete Stott Pilates Studio.

If you have experienced pilates before, you know the benefits of strengthening from the inside out. Regular pilates practice will help develop long lean, functionally strong muscles without bulk.

Our state-of-the-art studio is located on Aquidneck Island in Middletown.

Our mission is to help our clients achieve balance in body, mind and spirit through Pilates and a variety of corrective exercise modalities, holistic lifestyle and nutritional coaching.
Our goal is to is to provide guidance in helping you achieve optimum health and wellness in a nourishing, non-threatening environment.

Let's talk about your goals and how we can help you achieve them.


Major Surgery caused me to stop my Pilates sessions for 8 weeks. During recovery, I was inactive and lost most of my flexibility.  I was stiff and creaky and felt old for the first time in my life.

Then I went back for my first regular session with Colleen.  I was stunned to realize that after just ONE hour, my body and joints felt loose and lubricated. It was incredible to me and still is! Now, two weeks later, I am almost back to my former state of fitness and flexibility.  Pilates is a necessary part of my life.

Ruth Ann Petree

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Studio Events

We have added several new classes to the schedule, including more group reformers! Please refer to our class schedule to check out the full selection.

About Pilates

Pilates technique is a system of exercises designed to increase strength, flexibility, coordination, balance and control. Pilates focuses on the deep stabilizing muscles of the torso, hips and shoulder girdle. The exercises emphasize joint stability and muscle balance to create a stronger and more flexible spine. Regular pilates practice will help you to move through your daily life with fluidity and ease. Pilates will also help you to perform better in any athletic activity such as golf, baseball, running, etc. Utilizing the mat and apparatus, each exercise is performed with few repetitions, emphasizing precision, flow and correct form. Controlling your muscles, by focusing your mind, enables you to experience a new awareness of muscle function and coordination. Pilates strengthens the body and calms the mind.

About Myofascial Release

Fascia is a tough connective tissue which spreads throughout the body in a three-dimensional web from head to foot without interruption. Trauma, posture, or inflammation can create a binding down of fascia resulting in excessive pressure on nerves, muscles, blood vessels, osseous structures and/or organs. Since many of the standard tests such as x-rays, CAT scans, electromyography, etc, do not show the fascial restrictions, it is thought that an extremely high percentage of people suffering with pain and/or lack of motion may be having fascial problems, but most go undiagnosed.

Myofascial release utilizes sustained pressures to stretch shortened tissues, therefore eliminating pain and restoring motion. A session of Myofascial Release (MFR) will transform the way you stand and alter the way you move. It could change patterns you have held for years, even since childhood. More incredible still, it could shift your whole emotional being. After a course of treatment people's bodies quite literally look different - more upright, more centered, and more relaxed.

About Holistic Lifestyle & Nutritional Coaching

One-on-one counseling designed to bring your mind, body and spirit into balance to create optimum health and well-being. (encourages weight loss, increased energy, better sleep, mood and environmental detox)