Pilates Etc.
Our Certified Staff

Our staff members are highly educated in their individual teaching sectors and strive to provide you a safe, effective workout each session. Everyone is insured, CPR Certified and trained for First Aid.

Stephanie Forbes Hudgins
As a young dancer, Stephanie quickly confirmed movement was her passion. She choreographed for local high school theatrical plays, choral groups, dance troupes, and pageantry. While active in ballet, tap, jazz, and pointe, she was introduced to the Pilates method. She instantly connected with this fitness discipline. Keeping her interest for Pilates in mind, Stephanie went on to attend George Mason University (becoming a member of the GMU Dance Company) and Christopher Newport University earning a B.A. Communication Studies with a Dance Minor. Loving all forms of movement, she found it natural to pursue a career in fitness instruction. Stephanie 

Stephanie traveled between Richmond, Baltimore, Fairfax, and Palm Beach Gardens earning Pilates certifications from STOTT PILATES, AFAA, NETA, and All-American Pilates. She is a certified Pilates instructor, certified group fitness instructor, and has over twenty one years of dance experience. She fulfilled the dream of opening a studio in 2006. Stephanie is interested in a broad range of wellness topics. She has taken courses involving prenatal Pilates, postnatal Pilates, yoga and meditation. She attends several workshops and large conferences annually believing that fitness is an on-going process.

Stephanie is experienced in working with a variety of special needs including post-shoulder, knee and/or back surgery rehab, suffering from asthma, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, etc. She is enthusiastic, and enjoys helping clients achieve and maintain optimal health. Stephanie's greatest reward is having physically fit satisfied clients.
 

Adrianne Flinn
A youth full of playing sports and dancing paved the way to Adrianne's adult passion for exercise, nutrition and overall wellness. After earning her Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science from Longwood University in 2008, she began her career as a personal trainer and Pilates instructor. Developing further, she became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (C.S.C.S.), STOTT Pilates certified instructor, CORE BARRE certified instructor, and TRX certified instructor.

Adrianne's professional experience includes; Fitness Specialist at NASA Langley fitness center, adjunct professor at Longwood University, and Personal Trainer and Pilates Instructor at the Boar's Head Sports Club in Charlottesville, VA.

Additional experiences that have made an impact on her instruction include a strength and conditioning practicum for Longwood University's Division I basketball team, golf and tennis sport specific training, and shadowing over 100 hours of physical therapy.

Adrianne enjoys providing and participating in a sensible, safe, and intelligent approach to exercise that is ideal for longevity. She focuses on functional training, addressing muscular imbalances, and feels that Pilates is a well-rounded exercise option for people of all ages and fitness levels. At Pilates Etc., Adrianne enjoys implementing her passion for exercise and wellness into her work whether she is training one on one, teaching classes, or providing educational workshops. She teaches on all of the Pilates apparatus, TRX, and utilizes the small props in mat work such as BOSUs, Pilates rings, and bands. Ultimately, she loves watching students progress and hearing them claim they "improved their game" or "no longer have pain."


Heather Clark
Heather was born and raised in Newport News, VA. Her interest in wholeness and well-being was sparked after an illness. Pursuing her new found passion in Yoga, she obtained a 200RYT certification through Yoga Alliance. She specializes in Vinyasa Flow with training in other areas to include; Prenatal, Restorative, Children's, Yin and Therapeutic Yoga. She has recently added training in group fitness. She loves guiding her students to arrive at a higher level of self-awareness and reach their full potential. She dreams of one day opening a center for wholeness and well-being to include areas in nutrition, mental health and fitness.
 
Heather expresses the importance of creating a strong and powerful mind / body connection. Allow Yoga to be the starting point for celebrating your unique human spirit!



 

"Pilates Etc. has helped me recapture the use of my body after 20 years of inactivity due to chronic back pain.  Stephanie patiently modified all the activities to my level of wellness and helped me to regain strength in my core (muscles) to be able to do the activities at full strength and now I am adding a cardio workout to my routine - I am even strong enough to add daily walking to my weekly workouts - I have lost over 20 lbs.  Thank you Stephanie and thank you Joseph
Pilates!"
~ Barbara Tuori  


"At 51 years of age, after working at a job sitting at a computer for 25 years, I was having tremendous neck and back problems.  Since working out at Pilates Etc. (Private Sessions and Group Mat) I am pain free.  I have even been able to ride horses again.  I love life. My chiropractor is sad because I never go to his office anymore." 
~ Cindy Caldroney


"I have been taking Pilates for several years now and I cannot begin to explain the difference in not only my physical, but mental well-being. I am more toned and have a stronger core than ever before. Each class I leave feeling strengthened and relaxed. After all this time, I can still say I truly look forward to each session." 
~ Stephanie Kalantarians

"I've been taking group classes at Pilates Etc. for four years. I've noticed a definite improvement in my posture, flexibility and strength. I love the variety of exercise options that are offered. Going to class is the highlight of my week." 
~ Renee Lare