Pilates Fit Studio

Simple and Pure… Classical Pilates in Crestwood, KY



Welcome to Pilates Fit Studio and to the workout your body was meant to have. We help people improve the way they move so they can enjoy life. Using the Classical Pilates method and equipment, we offer private and small group training. We do all of this with Certified Instructors who believe in a classical, systematic, and integrated approach to Pilates to help you meet your fitness goals.

We are located in the metro Louisville area (Crestwood, KY) off 22, between Norton Commons and 329.


Erica Walters is a Southern California native and has had a love for movement since she stepped into her first gymnastics class at five years old. She excelled as a competitive gymnast through high school, and spent the balance of her time in the fitness industry teaching aerobics while receiving her undergraduate degree from Arizona State University in 2004. In 2005 she began her study into Classical Pilates with Peak Pilates and followed that with an Advanced Teacher Training Certification with The Pilates Center of Boulder in 2012. In 2018, Erica will begin the Classical Syllabus with MeJo Wiggin.

Erica has had the opportunity to teach classical Pilates to private clients, small groups, and in corporate settings in San Diego, Scottsdale, Dallas, and Oklahoma City while her husband fulfilled his duties as a pilot in the Air Force. Additionally, she has been a guest writer in the Reader Platform for Pilates Style Magazine, was featured in fitness clips for Blink Energy Water in LA, and was an adjunct professor for the Department of Exercise and Sport Science at Oklahoma City University.

It is her mission to help people achieve happiness with a strong body and a healthy lifestyle. As your Pilates instructor, Erica is dedicated in her teaching to maintaining the original integrity of Joseph Pilates’ system of exercise by teaching Classical Pilates. She enjoys seeing the changes her clients make in their bodies, and the wonderful feeling they get from performing the method.

Lauren Bruker is currently in the 600 hour Classical Pilates Certification under Amanda Vernor of Somaspace in Austin, TX. Lauren has recently returned home to Louisville and will be completing her certification hours at Pilates Fit Studio.

Lauren has been a leader in the fitness scene for over a decade teaching in New York, Los Angeles, and Austin. This Louisville native is thrilled to finally return home and be a part of the Louisville Pilates and movement community.

As a former dancer and BFA graduate Lauren has always been drawn to movement. After college she quickly received her NASM personal training and 200 hour Yoga Alliance certifications and began training clients privately. In 2009 she was one of SoulCycle’s- NYC’s premiere indoor cycling studio, first instructors. She helped open SoulCycle studios all over the country and expanded the company’s teacher training program from 2009-2017.

During her career as an indoor cycling instructor she experienced a lower back injury that helped introduce her to Pilates. She became instantly hooked. Lauren loved the one on one attention, the small group classes, and how Pilates helped alleviate fatigue and imbalance her body had been experiencing for years.

Shelly Ruggiano has always had a love for movement! She began formal dance training at age four and gymnastics at six. She started teaching tap, jazz, ballet and tumbling in 9th grade to three through eight year-olds, and continued teaching until leaving for Texas Tech University.

Her goal in college was to major in Dance with the intention of opening a studio. However, she sustained a global knee injury her freshman year which precipitated numerous surgeries. She finally had a total knee replacement in 2012 and has harvested vast knowledge from personally experiencing injuries, chronic pain and rehab during the 30-year journey.

Throughout the 90’s, she taught Cardio and Low Impact Aerobics, Step and Weight Training at various health clubs in Texas and California. In 2006, she participated in a Pilates mat class at the YMCA in Atlanta, and fell in love with the method! It was challenging, smart and safe. And it was clear this was the path for her!

She honed her skills by teaching for over a decade at CORE Pilates + GYROTONIC in Atlanta, GA with studio owner and Master Trainer Jessica Gowen. Jessica afforded Shelly every opportunity to continue her education and personal development in both modalities, while offering her many avenues to serve in management roles.

Teaching Pilates and GYROTONIC is a way of life and a practice. Our bodies are meant to MOVE and are profoundly linked to our mind and spirit. Shelly derives great joy in helping clients realize their physical potential, which almost always improves other aspects of every day life.

Shelly is married to Marc, and has a son who lives in Seattle and a daughter who attends The University of Virginia. They love large dogs and are the proud parents of Maverick, a blue Great Dane.

Pilates – 2006 to Current
Power Pilates Comprehensive Certification, Atlanta, GA
The Pilates Center Advanced Bridge
Pre-Natal and Post Partum Specialty Training with Carolyn Anthony
PMA Certification
Host Advisor, TPC
GYROTONIC Expansion System – 2010 to Current Foundation Level 1
Application for Scoliosis, Paul Horvath
Jumping Stretching Board
Pre-training, GYROKINESIS
Red-Cord (Neuromuscular Suspension Training) – 2013


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Deepen your core connection with group classes

Deepen your core connection with group classes

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Highly trained, exceptional team

Highly trained, exceptional team

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Personal connection and private environment

Personal connection and private environment

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Individual and Duet instruction

Individual and Duet instruction

Get stronger, longer and leaner with Classical Pilates.

Using the authentic method and equipment, each week will build on the last so you can learn systematically. You’ll be moving from Day 1! Learning the “secret sauce” behind the Classical Pilates movements will give you the results you can count on. Whether you’re 20 or 85; a beginner or elite athlete; Pilates Fit Studio is ready to bring you to your best body.

Pilates Sessions Offered

Private Pilates Sessions

New Client single session $45
New Client package of 5 $275
single $70
package of 5 $325
package of 10 $600
Privates are one-on-one lessons under the watchful eye of one of our skilled instructors. Such personalized instruction allows student to learn the exact way to do each exercise for maximum benefit or take their practice to a whole new challenging level. Students often choose privates because they are new to pilates, recovering from an injury, want to deepen their practice or prefer to take a class individually.

Duet Pilates Session

single $50
package of 5 $225
package of 10 $400
Duets are similar to privates with individualized attention and instruction but you share the instructor with one other person. Duets are an economical way to get a lot of personal feedback on your Pilates practice.

Small Group Pilates Classes

10% discount for Private Clients who have active packages
single $33
package of 5 $150
package of 10 $275
Here at Pilates Fit studio, we deeply believe in the Authentic Pilates work and integrate that belief into our class content. We utilize all the equipment: reformer, tower units, barrels, chairs, and auxiliary pieces so you experience the full method. Using the whole method will tone your whole body, creating long sculpted arms and legs, whittled waists, and will give you a spring in your step.

Our classes are limited to 3 participants, ensuring you receive attention, individual corrections, and hands-on feedback from your instructor.

A happy studio is a safe studio. Some prior equipment experience is required before enrolling into an equipment class. If you're new to Pilates and want to get trained for group equipment classes quickly, let us know. We will aim to get you up to speed in a few private sessions, ready for all the Pilates equipment fun and adventure.

Private Apprentice Pilates Sessions

single $35
package of 5 $125
Pilates apprentice sessions are taught by Lauren Bruker. Lauren is currently going through her 600 hour Classical Pilates Certification under Amanda Vernor of Somaspace in Austin, TX.

Open Gym/ Pilates Avatar

single $25
package of 5 $110
package of 10 $200
Pilates Avatar offers audio workouts you can do on your own and take with you anywhere. As a Pilates student you can supplement what you learn in class with audio workouts you can do yourself — whenever you want. You’ll become more devoted to your practice and make faster progress.


Please call us to book your appointment.

502-797-5068 or 480-290-9349

7109 W. Hwy 22. Crestwood, KY 40014


Corporate and Guest Instruction
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