Roots Pilates is dedicated to sharing Pilates from it's ROOTS. Joseph Pilates brought his method of body conditioning to the United States in the 1920's and had a small group of students that he entrusted with teaching his method and carrying on his legacy. The Pilates "family tree" has spread throughout the world, and now many are practicing and teaching. This site is a place to share our knowledge of Joe's work, approach, and theory as well as the work of the Pilates elders, those few that have learned from Mr. Pilates himself. Created by Brittany Taylor, Second Generation Pilates Teacher and Lolita San Miguel Pilates Master™.
Brittany Taylor has a boundless passion for Pilates. After trying multiple exercise modalities and being an athlete and dancer since youth, she found that Pilates was the only thing she could stick with. She has discovered that no matter how much you "know", Pilates is always challenging and the mind/body connection it provides is deeply satisfying. Brittany was introduced to Pilates while studying dance at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, WA. There she took mat classes and volunteered at the front desk at Pilates on 10th in Capitol Hill. She found that Pilates was the perfect
supplement to her dance career, building strength while maintaining flexibility. After graduating from Cornish with Cum Laude honors, Brittany relocated to San Diego. She completed a 500 hour comprehensive teacher training program and after a few years of teaching became a Second Generation Pilates Teacher and Lolita San Miguel Pilates Master™ in which her thesis work was done in Pilates and Movement for Physically Challenged Children. Brittany is also an International Educator for Lolita's Legacy teacher training program.
Brittany specializes in Prenatal and Postpartum Pilates & Fitness and has extensive training from the brilliant Lanette Wenineger and the staff at Studio Flo Pilates, San Diego and works mostly with expecting and new Mamas. Her home studio is located in Rathdrum, Idaho and Brittany is available for virtual consults as well as private sessions.
**See the Prenatal/Postpartum tab for more information.