Melissa Siple | Owner, Benefitness Pilates and Training Center| 333 Main Street, East Greenwich | 401-886-5661 | www.ripilates.com |
Melissa Siple has always been athletic, but when she found STOTT PILATEStm, she knew that was it for her. “It was challenging in a way that I hadn’t been challenged before, mentally and physically,” she says. “It made me feel good when I left. And it was one of the few things that changed my body. I wanted to stay feminine and be strong.”
Now, Melissa travels internationally as an elite STOTT PILATEStm Instructor Trainer teaching Stott to other instructors – so you know that the instruction at her fitness studio, Benefitness, is top notch. This method, she explains, “is the contemporary approach. Joseph Pilates had great ideas, based on the science of the 1800s. As science has evolved, our method has evolved to better fit clients needs.” She also loves how customizable Stott is.
“It makes people feel successful,” she says. “It’s completely anatomically and physiologically appropriate for the person who’s doing it.” Benefitness also offers TRX, Total Barre, boot camps and personal training. “I get to pick the best of the best to work for me,” Melissa says, choosing people who have “the same drive for excellence and desire to improve and learn.” And that learning process never ends. “One of the things I love about being an instructor is that I get to watch people evolve. That growth is so inspiring to me. I learn from people every time I teach.”