Founded in 2014, Function Pilates is the ultimate hands-on experience facilitated in an intimate setting that offers Private Pilates sessions, Reformer classes and is a host studio for Pilate Teacher Training. You will benefit from personal one-on-one attention without the distractions of big groups around you. The studio uses Balanced Body Pilates equipment to ensure you receive the best quality of equipment in your workout. Check out our additional services we provide.


Postural Therapy is about creating functionality in the body due to daily aches and pains or postural imbalances brought on by weak or injured muscles. A private postural therapy session allows us to customize a tailored at home menu based off of a postural photo assessment. The goal is to decrease chronic pain and increase functional mobility. This session will include a photo assessment, personal step-by-step instruction with a trained instructor and a printed menu with detailed instructions and photos to complete each exercise in the comfort of your home.


Are you ready for a career change? Perhaps you would like to enhance your own personal Pilates practice.


Function Pilates Teacher Training Program offers two types of certifications, Mat and Reformer or Full Comprehensive. In both courses, Master Trainer, Vanessa Kelly, will teach you how to work with one-on-one clients, learn to lead group classes, the guidelines to prepare class flows, tips on how to be a knowledgeable instructor, basic anatomy and understanding of postures, along with the business of being a Pilates instructor.


We recommend you come in for a meet and greet with Vanessa to get all of your questions answered!


Have you been thinking about opening up your own Pilates studio or becoming a business owner?


Learn more about how to become a franchisee in your town at Function Pilates groundbreaking stage. This is a low-cost entry that includes all the one-on-one support and training from our founder. For more information, request our most common question and answer material


Vanessa Kelly is a Pilates Master Trainer, Pilates Method Alliance Certified Pilates Instructor and Posture Alignment Specialist through Egoscue University.


Vanessa first learned the Body Arts and Science International (BASI) method of Pilates in 2009.  She began her Pilates career as an independent contractor in 2009 at Core Fit, a private Pilates studio in Las Vegas.


During her time there, Vanessa discovered her passion for rehabilitation and posture analysis through corrective exercises.  She attended her first workshop, in San Francisco, on how Pilates can help correct scoliosis and decrease chronic back pain.  Her education continued with Vanessa attending The Pilates on Tour Rehabilitation conferences held in Phoenix.


In 2011, Vanessa accepted a position as Lead Pilates Instructor at Life Time Athletic Summerlin, where she quickly proved that her dedication to her craft and her attention to detail with clients was extremely valuable to the company.  After learning and assisting in the Pilates program, Vanessa eventually accepted a promotion as the Pilates Coordinator at Life Time Fitness Tempe in April 2013.


The dedication and desire to help people through Pilates along with Postural Therapy led to the grand opening of Function Pilates in 2014.  Vanessa is the owner and founder of Function Pilates located in Tempe, Arizona.  Since opening, she has had the pleasure of working with the Los Angeles Angels minor league in Postural Therapy, and one-on-one Pilates sessions with LPGA, Julie Yang.


“Function Pilates is a place designed for folks to come in to experience healthy, functional movement while enjoying the benefits of Pilates in a traditional way.”