About Us

Renee’ Millemann, Owner

I started doing studio Pilates in my early 30's due to the development of constant lower back pain. I ignored the pain for about 3 years because I thought it would just go away. At the time I was a busy mom with 3 toddlers, working part-time with no time for myself. After my third child, I was suffering with severe foot pain and was diagnosed with plantar's fasciitis. I thought to myself 'this is enough!.'

In an effort to feel better, I was exercising at a gym, seeing a chiropractor, eating healthy, with no results. So I thought, 'what am i doing wrong? Then, for good measure, I developed a hernia!

I wanted to avoid surgery, so I did some research, and after seeking out different options, concluded that Pilates would be a good fit for me. Pilates focuses on the smaller stabilizer muscles of the spine., abdominals, butt and back (your torso). I realized my stabilizer muscles were very weak despite all of the exercising I was doing at the gym. Many group class and private sessions later, I am happy to report I am pain free. And I avoided surgery!
I realize that despite my lumbar scoliosis and rheumatoid arthritis I can still enjoy stand-up paddle boarding, running, and biking. My kids are teenagers now and I want to keep up with them. You'll often see my family at the studio. My son Michael, an NCAA athlete, and daughter Nicole are both medal winning track and field participants. My daughter Samantha and husband Mike are my weekend warriors and have noticed changes to their posture. But my mom is my biggest hero! I get my love for exercise from her. She is 76 years young and can hold a plank for 2 minutes! She comes to the studio three times per week and helps with the administration of my business.

Opening up my own Pilates studio has been an extraordinary experience! My passion for exercise started when I was very young and I always dreamed of having my own studio, but the timing never seemed to be just right. I love teaching and my clients and friends were not surprised to learn of my new venture. With over 30 years teaching and training in the fitness industry and 15 years as a Pilates instructor, my energy and desire to help others has only grown stronger.

I am certified through Balanced Body University (BBU) and Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). I am a member of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and continually educate myself by going to workshops and studying with well known teachers in the industry. Self practice is also important to me and I have a Pilates teacher I work with every week.

Before my dad passed away I shared my dream with him. His passing gave me the courage to build this studio. My amazing husband designed it and my family and friends have given me the constant support to build my dream studio!

Jess Wald, Senior teacher

Jessica was first introduced to Pilates during her high school years in a dance class. She fell in love with the fluidity of the movement and the strength that it gave her all while maintaining a “dances body”. Have grown very quickly as a child Jessica was self-conscience of her height at an early age. As a result, her posture started to take a back seat and Jessica started to notice her spine was becoming kyphotic (round shouldered) After completing her Pilates training and now having the tools to reverse her old habits Pilates helped her to build strength in those muscles that were severely underdeveloped. You’ll often hear Jessica mention the words lats, serratus, arm pit muscles and squeeze your blades together in class. She is truly passionate about good posture and overall spine health and mobility. There’s nothing like Pilates! Every session is a new way to find muscles you never knew existed.

Jessica is fully trained through Balanced Body University in Mat and equipment certification, Choreographer for Donovan Catholic’s award winning mixed and girls show choirs for 12 years, Owner of Ocean County Arts Center for dance and music studio for 9 years, dance teacher in Ocean and Monmouth county for 18 years, and Graduate from FPAC in Howell, NJ.