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, Founder and Director
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.
"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
~ 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