Welcome to our new space!

5623 N. Lake Drive

Whitefish Bay, WI 53217

*Entrance to the studio is off the Sendick's parking lot

Pilates Individual and Small Group Training

What is Pilates

Pilates is a full body system of movement developed in the early 1900s by Joseph Pilates of Germany.  The method called "Controlology" was a combination of eastern (yoga and martial arts) and western strength moves designed for whole body strength and flexibility.  The movement combines the breath with emphasis on unifom development of the body through core strength, flexibility and awareness of spinal alignment.

Joseph Pilates wrote the book "Return to Life" which details the importance of diaphramatic breathing for circulation and detoxing of the body.  The breath in concert with the exercise can act as a meditation in movement.

The Pilates exercises do not include a lot of repetitions for each move.  Pilates was more interested in quality rather than quantity of movement.

Fitness Alternatives offers Pilates, Bootcamp and Movement with Meditation Group Classes


Enhance your fitness regimen with body awareness through Pilates. Developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 20th century, it is a exercise of controlled movements which improves flexibility, builds strength and endurance.  It places emphasis on breathing for detoxification, alignment of entire spine and balance and coordination. Pilates mat is a part of every class at Fitness Alternatives to incorporate spinal alignment and breathing into all movement 

About Kathie Spencer


With over 20 years of experience as a trainer  through the American Council of Exercise and Certified Pilates Instructor with a national  organization, Pilates Method Alliance, Kathie can create an individualized. fitness plan that will enhance your whole health and fitness .  

Class Schedule - Your success is our goal


We understand that adapting new fitness habits is difficult and often times fails. Our goal is to change your view on movement so that it becomes a part of who you are and your lifestyle. We strongly believe that if you practice healthy habits you will be able to attain a healthy lifestyle.