Leading Ladies

Melissa Siple

Benefitness Pilates and Training Center


ACSM Certified Melissa Siple has always been athletic, but when she found Stott Pilates, 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.”

Now, Melissa travels internationally as an elite Stott Pilates Instructor Trainer, teaching Stott to other instructors. “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.”

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, and personal training: Melissa is certified through the elite ACSM Personal Training program and trained in TRX Suspension Training and RIP Training.

Benefitness Pilates and Training Center 

333 Main Street, East Greenwich



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