Private + Group Pilates and Barre Classes.
Coastal Body Studio is Charleston, South Carolina’s only 100% purely classical Pilates studio.
I know, you’re probably wondering what the heck that even means.
What it means is that we are dedicated to preserving this love child of Joseph and Clara Pilates. You will do the exact same exercises Pilates created and taught. You will work out on equipment designed to the same specs as the original apparatus Joseph Pilates crafted and used in his very own studio. There’s a reason Hollywood A-listers and pro athletes have sworn by Pilates for decades, and we don’t need to mess with perfection. We’re here to preserve that legacy.
When you come to Coastal Body, you can rest assured you are only getting top-quality instruction. All of our instructors are required to complete a comprehensive Pilates certification program. Even this program is modeled after the rigorous teacher training program Joseph Pilates put his instructors through. Weighing in at 900 hours, the certification program includes lecture, practice teaching, observation, practical and written examinations, and continuing education requirements.
Our number one priority is you seeing results — safely and quickly.
What results can you expect? How about chiseled muscle tone, weight loss, better posture, and less chronic aches and pains to name a few.
And the best way we know how to make all of that happen is with Pilates and its sister, Barre.
Meet the Studio Owner
Lindsay Jackson Ward is a Charleston, SC native — born and bred in Mount Pleasant. While most kids were eating dirt and playing hopscotch, Lindsay was grand jete-ing around the playground.
And her dance training served her well. After graduating from high school, Lindsay took to traveling the seas, dancing professionally for Regent Seven Seas and Princess Cruise Lines.
Throughout her years as a professional dancer, Lindsay kept hearing about this “Pilates” thing and how it helps dancers with flexibility, control, balance, and strength.
Eventually, she decided to take a Pilates class. But with her schedule, she was just taking a class here and there.
When she returned to Charleston in 2011, Lindsay truly committed to Pilates. She bebopped into Coastal Body Studio and began taking classes with the prior owner Lauren Maniscalco. Lauren knew Lindsay was meant for great things (like being a Pilates instructor), so she swiftly introduced her to Penelope Wyer Barrow and Penelope’s amazing Pilates teacher training program. After completing the teacher training program and instructing at Coastal Body Studio for about a year, Lindsay took over the reigns as the owner of Coastal Body Studio in September 2015.