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 Pilates Sports Center 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.


A private postural therapy session allow us to locate postural imbalances brought on by weak or injured muscles. We customize a tailored menu based off of your posture and gait to decrease chronic pain and increase functional mobility. Your session will include a posture photo assessment, gait analysis, functional testing and a printed and emailed copy of your menu.


Are you ready for a career change? Are you interested in fine tuning your personal Pilates practice? Look no further!


Our Pilates Teacher Training program through Pilates Sports Center is internationally recognized with two types of certifications to choose from. 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!


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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.”