Contemporary Classical Fitness for Every Body

About WellBarre Pilates - Meet Leslie Miller (Founder)

Leslie Miller; Founder & Instructor at WellBarre Studio in Melrose, MA
Welcome to WellBarre Studio! I'm glad you are checking us out.  As the founder of WellBARRE, my intent was to create an upbeat, fun and friendly studio that combines the classical foundations of Pilates and Ballet Barre, in an inspiring mind-body workout for everyone. We are a positive, motivating, welcoming and supportive space.  Our class sizes are small...and we plan to keep it that way! I love getting to know each and everyone who comes through our doors, and being part of the healthy changes you have decided to make.  Whether you are here because you love BARRE or PILATES,  or you need significant lifestyle changes....we are here for you. 

Prior to opening my dream studio, I was a social worker in private practice.  I had danced my whole life, performed in musical theatre productions and taught group fitness classes for many years in New York City.  I have come around full-circle to really understanding how important it is to balance the mind and body. I feel blessed to be able to meet such amazing women everyday and honored to be part of your journey to a happier, healthier, energized YOU!


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Pilates is for Every Body
Here’s why it’s good for most everybody
Pilates focuses on the abdominal region (commonly known as the powerhouse or core) as the basis of movement. Activating the core muscles begins in a precise and controlled method, sometimes called the “SCOOP” and works the deep abdominal muscles, hip/buttock muscles, shoulder girdle, pelvic girdle, and the muscles surrounding the spine.

By emphasizing proper breathing, correct spinal and pelvic alignment, and concentration on smooth, flowing movement, you become acutely in tune with your body. You actually learn how to control its movement through the stability of your core muscles. In Pilates the quality of movement is valued over quantity of repetitions. Some exercises are so precise and controlled doing only a few are all that is needed. Modification to the exercises is key here. The essence of Pilates remains the same, but it can be taught to the specific needs of an individual.