Michael Fritzke and Ton Voogt
Michael and Ton are now available for private sessions, duets and trios at Premier Pilates of Scottsdale. Michael and Ton were the last two people to complete an apprenticeship with Romana Kryzanowska, one of Joseph and Clara Pilates’ protégés!Learn more Learn More
Welcome to Premier Pilates
Pilates is a physical fitness system developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates in Germany. As of 2010, there were 11 million people who practiced the discipline regularly and 14,000 instructors in the United States. Joseph Pilates called his method Contrology because he believed his method uses the mind to control the muscles. The program focuses on the core postural muscles which help keep the body balanced and which are essential to providing support for the spine.
There are two ways to exercise in pilates. Today, many people focus on the mat exercises. These exercises are designed so that your body uses its own weight as resistance. The other method of pilates uses a variety of apparatus to tone and strengthen the body, again using the principle of resistance. Beginners start with basic exercises and build up to include additional exercises and more advanced positioning.
The warm and inviting atmosphere of Premier Pilates of Scottsdale offers a classical repertoire of opportunities to practice Pilates.Utilizing all of the apparatus such as the reformer, cadillac, tower units, barrels, and chairs, we offer private, duet, and trio sessions as well as fun and challenging tower classes. We do all of this with Certified Instructors who believe in a classic, systematic, and integrative approach to Pilates for results of the body, mind, and spirit.
Premier Pilates of Scottsdale is owned by Elin Benson. Elin had a successful studio in Chappaqua, New York, located about 45 minutes north of Manhattan. Her studio, Pilates Center of Westchester, was the only Pilates studio to ever have been voted "Best of Westchester" Pilates studio. Since moving to North Scottsdale in June of 2010, Elin has had the opportunity to establish an amazing and devoted clientele and wanted to share her professionalism and joy with them.