Heather Gilman is a skilled Pilates instructor with over 10 years of extensive teaching experience across all formats. She received her certification for Stott Reformer Level 1 in 2006 followed by her comprehensive Pilates certifications through Balanced Body University in 2010. In addition, Heather has an AFAA Group Fitness certification, AFAA Mat 1&2 certifications and Yogafit 1&2 certifications and has been working in the fitness industry since 1999.
Heather offers individual and group training centering around conventional Pilates. With the ability to incorporate elements of Barre, yoga, aerobics and more, she develops fusion classes as well which keeps her classes fresh and helps inspire her clients. Her strong knowledge of body mechanics and physiology, along with her ability to create an inclusive environment with a focus on form and alignment, challenges longtime Pilates practitioners while putting newcomers at ease by providing individual attention at all levels.
Heather taught at The Pilates Advantage for the past 10 years and has recently joined the Club Pilates team in Darien and Westport as well. She has been a fitness enthusiast throughout her life and has a background in dance (including classical ballet and Jazz) which enhances the flow of her dedicated practice. Heather lives in Wilton with her 2 sons who help her maintain balance, strength and flexibility in life as well as Pilates.