The Pilates Effect is a fully equipped Pilates Studio dedicated to the overall well being of our clients. We are located in the heart of Arlington, minutes from downtown at the Shoppes at Brownstone Village, 2410 West Abram suite 112.
Our goal is to increase our clients quality of life and to develop all muscles, transforming their body to the fullest, achieving personal fitness goals and improving your everyday physical lifestyle. By only focusing on the superficial larger muscle groups, there are so many deep muscular stabilizers beneath not being developed or utilized.
By concentrating on these muscles using the Pilates principles, over time you will create stronger, leaner muscles, improving posture, increasing core strength, mobility and stability creating benefits you will see in your everyday life. Pilates is your answer to a healthier way of fitness and lifestyle!
Born and raised in Fort Worth, Cami holds a Bachelors degree in Public Relations from the University of Texas at Arlington. Upon graduating in 1990, she raised her two daughters being a busy stay at home mom. Always highly active, Cami longed for a physical fitness program to fulfill her time and exercising goals. She turned to Pilates in 2008 and practiced up to four days a week as a student at a small studio. She recognized the value of Pilates inside the studio as a student and outside the studio in her overall health improvement and with regards to everyday activities. Discovering this overall amazing way of life, her passion for Pilates grew and lead her to a STOTT PILATES® certification.
Cami lives in Arlington and enjoys working with all clients of all fitness levels from novice to advanced. She connects well with her clients, known as a stickler for proper form, your sessions will always teach you something new about your body and your practice that will also serve you well outside the studio in any other fitness you enjoy. She engages all clients to reach a more comfortable and confident idea of themselves while also providing motivation to constantly challenge them in reaching their goals.
Helen has a particular passion for Pilates, enjoying a personal practice for the past 15 years, and pursuing ongoing studies in the STOTT PILATES® method. Helen saw the immediate benefits of Pilates in her muscular development, flexibility and the postural alignment of her body during her early years, and is pleased to be able to share these benefits with others.
Helen sees Pilates as an amazing system for increasing strength, flexibility, and balance while minimizing the chance of injury. Principals of the method can be incorporated into her client’s daily lives as well as into any other fitness activity or sport. Her clients encompass all ages and abilities, including those challenged by injuries or permanent disabilities, athletes looking for continued strength, or those that just want to feel good again.
Helen invites you to join her on a journey of strengthening the body, energizing the mind, and enlivening the spirit. “The fountain of youth only works if you drink the water. Come join me, and love your life again!”
Helen grew up, and continues to live in the DFW area with her husband and children, and when she finds the time, loves to read, spend time with friends and family, and travel.
Carmen has been teaching and practicing the Pilates method for 13 years. While growing up in Mansfield, Tx as a dancer she found her love for the pilates method while teaching dance. After completing her B.A. in Kinesiology at The University of Texas at Arlington and a stint of professional dance training at the The Ailey School in NYC she became trained and certified through STOTT Pilates and later Club Pilates to be a fully certified Pilates instructor.
Carmen has a passion for helping others achieve their goals. She loves helping those rehabilitating injuries and has a passion for helping those clients trying to achieve better lifestyles and performance.
When she is not in the Pilates studio you can find her playing with her 2 boys Collin and Chase and husband Erik.