Pilates is a system of exercises intended to lengthen, strengthen, and balance the body in a private lesson. With consistent practice coupled with focused movement patterns, the Pilates Method has proven to be an incredibly effective fitness regimen and adjunct to professional sports training and physical rehabilitation. With regular practice, individuals will see improvement in core strength, spinal mobility, flexibility, coordination, posture and balance. Pilates has also been shown to increase bone density and joint health.

With a skilled teacher, Pilates is an effective form of fitness for many injuries and conditions, including:

  • Orthopedic and sports injuries;
  • Pre- and post-operative rehabilitation;
  • Pregnancy;
  • Low back pain;
  • Sacroiliac dysfunction;
  • Disc problems;
  • Spinal stenosis;
  • Rotator cuff tendonitis;
  • Sciatica;
  • Hip labral tears;
  • Muscle strains;
  • Ankle sprains;
  • Osteoarthritis;
  • Osteoporosis;
  • Scoliosis;
  • Postpartum aches and pains;
  • Diastasis recti;
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction


Learning Pilates in a one-on-one training environment is an excellent way to learn Pilates before attending a large class. Private lessons are also very beneficial for current students to correct execution errors that can prevent progress or cause injury. Joint Ventures offers private Pilates instruction on the Mat, Arc, Reformer, and Tower with in our state-of-the-art Kenmore Square location.

If you have questions about Pilates at Joint Ventures, please contact Leah Rice at Leah.Rice@JointVenturesPT.com or you can call 617-536-1161 to get more information or to schedule your Pilates session.

Our Pilates instructor is Kristen Hardin at our Kenmore Square  office.  You can email her by clicking here.

Clients receive:

  • A 55 minute one-on-one session by a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher.

Program Information:

  • Location: Kenmore Square.
  • Cost: Single sessions are $110. 5 packs are available for $525 and packages of 10 lessons are $1000.
  • Attire: Please choose workout clothing that is comfortably fitted to allow your instructor to see the alignment of your bones and the engagement of your muscles. Avoid jewelry and apparel with ties, belts, or drawstrings that can get caught in the equipment and cause an injury. Pilates is usually done barefoot, but if you prefer to wear socks, then opt for a pair with grippy soles to ensure your feet don’t slip.

To learn more about all of the services at Joint Ventures, read our recent blog entries.