The Pilates Studio

Onalaska, WI

Our Mission

We assist our clients with finding the best balance of strength, flexibility, coordination, and body awareness. This balance of mind and body will allow our clients to perform whatever their passion is, be it work, sports, outdoor pursuits, Pilates, or everyday life, with optimal physical and mental conditioning.




Body Awareness

What Is Pilates?

Created by Joseph Pilates in the early 1900s, Pilates is a series of exercises designed to evenly condition the entire body. The work concentrates on the core muscles and learning how to incorporate them into every movement for proper alignment and support of the body. It simultaneously stretches and strengthens your body and increases range of motion throughout your joints. Pilates is a highly focused, technique based exercise that can dramatically transform the way your body looks, feels, and performs.  With Pilates you will see improved posture, muscle tone, strength and flexibility. You will also notice improved performance in other activities whether it is a preferred sport or everyday life. With this safe yet challenging workout, you can enjoy a lifetime of fitness and activity.


  • Improves Core Strength
  • Increases Flexibility
  • Builds Long Lean Muscle
  • Decreases Joint and Back Pain
  • Improves Posture
  • Corrects Muscle Imbalance
  • Enhances Sports Performance
  • Increases Body Awareness
trainer helping with pilates workout
pilates class

“I am 84 but I feel like I am 48!”

- Lavonne G.

“At 65 I thought back pain was something I would have to learn to live with as a normal part of aging. I had tried physical therapy and back exercises with little relief. Since joining the The Pilates Studio two years ago I have been pain free, stronger and more physically active. The instructors at the studio are knowledgeable, encouraging and fun. It has been the best thing I have done for myself in retirement.”

-Mary W.

“The Pilates Studio has the most encouraging, accepting and non-judgmental atmosphere. The trainers Heather Froh and Heather Happel are truly high level, experienced experts. They help and support clients to achieve their goals and become the best they can be. It is a great place to learn, grow, and become your best self!”

- Mary Jo K.

"Love my Pilates mat class! Heather & Heather are awesome. They take the time to learn what your weaknesses & strengths are & help you build from there. Not to mention the atmosphere at the Pilates Studio is always positive & fun (yes you do have to “work” though). 😊 I also want to give a shoutout to their newest instructors, Lynzi & Paula who were trained & certified by The Pilates Studio. They are a great addition!"

-Amy Colburn

“[Pilates] doesn’t bulk you up, just works on strengthening what you have. One aspect I love about Pilates is you don’t have to do a zillion repetitions to have it be effective.”

- Deb Mahr

“Going to The Pilates Studio is good for my body, mind, and spirit (and my funny bone). The instructors are very knowledgeable, and the small class size allows for a great deal of individual attention. I have been going to reformer classes for a number of years, and have never done the same routine twice. The instructors participate in continuing education courses which we all benefit from. At The Pilates Studio I feel both welcomed and challenged in the best possible way.”

- Mary B

“As Pilates instructor for the last 14 years, I always like to seek out and try a new studio and different instructor when I am traveling. Heather taught a great well rounded class today. Her attention to detail and her sense of humor made it an awesome learning experience. It is a beautiful welcoming space to practice Pilates. I will be back.”

- Wendy H

“At least once a day something happens that makes me think thank you, Heather and pilates class for making that possible. Sometimes it's saving myself from a fall or getting up off the floor from playing with my grandchildren or any number of things. So thank you for all you do. I am grateful.”

- Louise D

“I started with the Pilates Studio about 7 years ago after my battle with breast cancer. The surgeries and chemo impacted my body in ways I had never imagined. The weekly visits helped feel better every single day. I continue to enjoy my weekly appointment with Heather H. Both Heathers have been absolutely amazing. I highly recommend you get your butt to the reformer and experience what I refer to as my Monday morning taller, younger, smarter session. ”

- Corry Van Aelstyn

“Heather is SO KNOWLEDGEABLE about how the body works and how to help with you compensations. As a chiropractor they can't fool me 🙂 and I have been nothing but impressed. They are also funny and keep class light and fun!”

- Carolyn K