Midtown Magazine Diamond Award

Winner of the Best Pilates Studio Diamond Award (2014 – 2017)

Balanced Body
PMA Certified Pilates Teacher
Carolina Ballet

Official Pilates Studio

Class Descriptions

Barre/Jump/Pilates

Get it all in this one class. Work those dancer legs at the barre, get your heart rate up with a little cardio jump board and finish off with upper body and abs on the reformer.

Beginner Pilates

For everyone who is new to Pilates Equipment and wants an enjoyable workout at a slower pace. This class will start from the beginning.

Bodhi/Cadillac

Bodhi is a 4 point suspension system that creates a workout where balance, strength and flexibility work together. 30 min. of Bodhi is combined with 30 min. of Cadillac to give a complete body workout.

Bodhi/Jump/Pilates

This 55 min. class works the entire body incorporating Bodhi suspension training, cardio pumping jump board on the reformer and Pilates exercises to tone and stretch!

Candlelight Pilates

Unwind, relax and get centered with this quiet, candle lite Pilates class. It’s a great way to recharge!!

Jump-Board Pilates

This gently rigorous, heart-pumping class is your ticket to feeling good.  Jamming to music for 45 minutes of low impact horizontal jumping will provide you with a great way to get your cardio in while toning your abs, legs and butt.  The remaining 15 minutes will be devoted to stretching and restoring.

Pilates Cadillac

The Pilates Cadillac is a specialized piece of equipment that enables users to tone every muscle group. Pilates enthusiasts say it is called the “Cadillac” because of all the extra unique features. The different spring tension works your body in a different way than the reformer. It is a great compliment to any workout routine.

Pilates Combination

A 55 min. class using combination of the reformer, tower, chair, spine corrector and orbit. It will help tone and sculpt every major muscle group with focus on the core.

Pilates Reformer

A 55 minute class utilizing the Reformer, this session will help tone and sculpt every major muscle group, with emphasis on active core and abdominal engagement.

Power Pilates

Intense 55 min. full body workout that incorporates all Pilates equipment including the tower, jump board, chair and orbit. This fast paced, but oh so fun class is sure to having you feeling your hard work all day. Power up!

Stretching & Strengthening

When your muscles and body feel tight and you feel like you need to stretch and lengthen this is the class for you. The reformer will help assist you in stretches from your head to your toes while incorporating strengthening moves to tone.

Barre/Jump/Pilates

Get it all in this one class. Work those dancer legs at the barre, get your heart rate up with a little cardio jump board and finish off with upper body and abs on the reformer.

Beginner Pilates

For everyone who is new to Pilates Equipment and wants an enjoyable workout at a slower pace. This class will start from the beginning.

Bodhi/Cadillac

Bodhi is a 4 point suspension system that creates a workout where balance, strength and flexibility work together. 30 min. of Bodhi is combined with 30 min. of Cadillac to give a complete body workout.

Bodhi/Jump/Pilates

This 55 min. class works the entire body incorporating Bodhi suspension training, cardio pumping jump board on the reformer and Pilates exercises to tone and stretch!

Candlelight Pilates

Unwind, relax and get centered with this quiet, candle lite Pilates class. It’s a great way to recharge!!

Jump-Board Pilates

This gently rigorous, heart-pumping class is your ticket to feeling good.  Jamming to music for 45 minutes of low impact horizontal jumping will provide you with a great way to get your cardio in while toning your abs, legs and butt.  The remaining 15 minutes will be devoted to stretching and restoring.

Pilates Cadillac

The Pilates Cadillac is a specialized piece of equipment that enables users to tone every muscle group. Pilates enthusiasts say it is called the “Cadillac” because of all the extra unique features. The different spring tension works your body in a different way than the reformer. It is a great compliment to any workout routine.

Pilates Combination

A 55 min. class using combination of the reformer, tower, chair, spine corrector and orbit. It will help tone and sculpt every major muscle group with focus on the core.

Pilates Reformer

A 55 minute class utilizing the Reformer, this session will help tone and sculpt every major muscle group, with emphasis on active core and abdominal engagement.

Power Pilates

Intense 55 min. full body workout that incorporates all Pilates equipment including the tower, jump board, chair and orbit. This fast paced, but oh so fun class is sure to having you feeling your hard work all day. Power up!

Stretching & Strengthening

When your muscles and body feel tight and you feel like you need to stretch and lengthen this is the class for you. The reformer will help assist you in stretches from your head to your toes while incorporating strengthening moves to tone.
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Pricing

12 hour cancellation policy to avoid getting charged for the class.

Single Class Pricing

  • Single Group Class
    $27.00
  • Semi-private Lesson
    $45.00
  • Private Lesson
    $70.00

Class Packages

  • 10 Class Package
    $225.00
  • 20 Class Package
    $400.00
  • 4 Pack Semi-Private Lessons
    $160.00
  • 4 Pack Private Lessons
    $260.00
  • 8 Pack Private Lessons
    $480.00
  • 16 Pack Private Lessons
    $880.00

Single Class Pricing

  • Single Group Class
    $27.00
  • Semi-private Lesson
    $45.00
  • Private Lesson
    $70.00

Class Packages

  • 10 Class Package
    $225.00
  • 20 Class Package
    $400.00
  • 4 Pack Semi-Private Lessons
    $160.00
  • 4 Pack Private Lessons
    $260.00
  • 8 Pack Private Lessons
    $480.00
  • 16 Pack Private Lessons
    $880.00

About Us

Pulse Pilates is a judgement free Pilates studio with small classes and highly-trained energetic instructors.

Pulse offers a wide variety of classes from High-Intensity Jump board and Power Pilates to relaxing candlelight and everything in between. Pulse trains everyone from Miss North Carolina, Carolina Ballet to seniors in their 70’s and 80’s. Pilates is great for everyone and every BODY!! Come take a free trial class and find out for yourself why Pulse has won BEST Pilates studio.

 
Midtown Magazine
Indy Week
Wake Living
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Best Pilates studio! Excellent trainers with great positive energy. Charming, intimate studio. Offers a variety of classes for all levels at all hours. Love, Love, Love!

Madison R.

Excellent instructors, excellent facility, small enough to be very private and comfortable but big enough to offer all the studio equipment. The needs of the client are addressed first. You’ll adore it!

Lynn R.

Wow! Fantastic Pilates studio. Equipment and level of instruction are superior to others I have been to. The studio is light, bright and very clean. Class size is limited so you get really individualized attention. Instructors are upbeat and positive.

Christine M.

Pulse Pilates Rocks! Super friendly, knowledgable instructors, great equipment. This place is absolutely  top notch!

Dee F.

You cannot find a better Pilates studio in Raleigh. All the instructors are well- trained and knowledgeable about Pilates as well as making proper adaptions to movements when needed. The staff understands the body, how it works and how to make you stronger without risk of injury.Beyond that they are the most welcoming and encouraging group of people I have ever worked with.

Jill B.

I took the beginners Pilates class at Pulse. It was my first class using any kind of Pilates machines and it was fantastic. Pace was perfect, I got a good workout and I felt great!

Taryn O.

Our Instructors

Elisa Buxbaum

Elisa Buxbaum

Elisa Buxbaum

Founder and owner of Pulse Pilates. Elisa received her BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) degree in dance from Adelphi University. Her dance training began with Olga Dunn and continued on to New York City where she joined companies such as Jennifer Muller “The Works” and Randy James. She performed at well-known venues such as Jacob’s Pillow, Tanglewood, and Linhart Theatre in New York. It was during her performing years that Elisa recognized her love for Pilates. While taking Pilates on the upper west side of Manhattan, she began to see improvement in her performance, strength, and body composition. Many years, a husband, and two children later, she decided to share her love for Pilates by receiving her certification and creating Pulse Pilates. Elisa combines her Pilates technique with her knowledge of dance to create her own style. She believes that Pilates is an energetic way of staying in touch with your mind and body.

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Rana Fahey

Rana

Rana Fahey

Rana is a proud graduate of the internationally renowned Balanced Body Teacher Training Program, and was also awarded a certification from the Pilates Method Alliance. Her solid background and credentials translate into an exceptional client experience that is not only enjoyable, but is focused on results, safety, and efficiency. Because of Rana’s dance and baton twirling background, she has first hand knowledge of body position and kinesthetic awareness that strongly carries over into her classes. Rana is very passionate about teaching and brings a smile and positive energy to each class. She looks forward to working with clients of all ages and abilities. Rana’s philosophy is, “Pilates is for everyone and every body!”

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Larissa McGrath

Larissa

Larissa McGrath

Larissa fell in love with Pilates when she took her first mat class in the winter of 1999. Since then, both mat and equipment exercises have challenged and intrigued her. Larissa loves the variety of exercises the Pilates apparatus offers, and the fact that Pilates readily compliments and enhances her performance as a runner. Larissa believes that Pilates is an extremely “centered and balanced” component of mind/body fitness. She feels that the Pilates experience is a great fit with existing fitness interests and active lifestyles. This led her to pursue training to become a certified Pilates instructor this past year. She has been inspired by the many benefits of Pilates and is truly excited about sharing this passion with others.

Brenda Mai

Brenda Mai

Brenda Mai

Brenda was always active in sports as a child growing up. After the birth of her son, she began taking an interest in running and yoga. In 2001, she purchased her first Pilates video in attempt to find a new, enjoyable form of exercise and a way to alleviate her neck and back pain. In 2005, she experienced her first real Pilates class. Brenda found a true love for the art form, and the benefits she noticed spiritually, emotionally, and physically. After practicing Pilates for several years, she embarked on BASI’s CTTC (Comprehensive Teacher Training Course) and became a certified Pilates teacher. Brenda is a devoted teacher who wants to make sure that you feel the benefits she does when you take a class at Pulse Pilates.

Lisa Jones

Lisa Jones

Lisa Jones

Lisa grew up with a lot of activity in her life – swimming, gymnastics, ballet, and tennis. These early experiences helped her develop a love of movement. She discovered a passion for yoga in the early 2000s and completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training course in 2006. A few years later, just after the birth of her 3rd child, Lisa began experiencing a lot of issues with her lower back. After about a year and a half of enduring periodic episodes of debilitating back pain and the accompanying emotional distress, she was determined to rehabilitate herself. Her physical therapist recommended Pilates, and Lisa decided to give it a try. Within just a few sessions, Lisa noticed greater core strength, stability, and mobility. She was hooked. She continued practicing Pilates, and her back problems were no longer an issue. Lisa was so inspired to share Pilates with others that she enrolled in the BASI Comprehensive Teacher Training Course and became a certified Pilates instructor. Lisa’s classes combine a sense of playfulness with attention to detail, guaranteed to strengthen, lengthen and awaken mind, body and spirit.

Elice McKinley

Elice

Elice McKinley

Elice is a former member of the Carolina Ballet and Miami City Ballet. She danced for 21 years and through injury discovered the power of Pilates. Whether daily practice to compliment ballet rehearsal and performance, or to rehabilitate major injury, Pilates became and integral part of her life; just as imperative as breathing. Now that Elice has hung up her pointe shoes, she is focused on attaining a degree in applied nutrition to become a Registered Dietician with focus on performance athletes. She hopes to pass on the immense capacity Pilates has to every individual, no matter the goal. While Pilates is a “workout”, she aspires for all clients to leave feeling energized, refreshed, and ready to tackle life’s challenges.

Lisa Russo

Lisa Russo

Lisa Russo

Lisa grew up in Tennessee and graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a B.S. in Psychology. Lisa and her husband moved to Raleigh in 1997 and she worked in the corporate world until the birth of her children. As an exercise enthusiast, Lisa searched for exercise methods that would fit into her limited schedule. She found Pilates in 2006 and became a dedicated student of private lessons, group sessions, and mat classes. She began to see improvements in her performance as a runner, her strength, and her body. After 6 years as a student she became interested in sharing her Pilates passion with others. Lisa enrolled in the Body Arts and Science International (BASI) teacher-training course in November 2012. After completing over 500 combined hours of practice, observation, and apprenticeship, she became a graduate of the BASI Comprehensive Teachers Training Course. Lisa is a dedicated, passionate teacher and continues to practice and educate herself in the Pilates method. Lisa designs sessions to help her clients reach their individual short and long-term goals. She looks forward to working with clients of all ages, gender, and abilities.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • This is my first time doing Pilates, should I do a private first?

    Privates are always a great way to learn the Pilates technique, become familiar with the equipment and learn important cueing, however, if privates don’t interest you we offer a beginner class with a maximum of 6 people so you will receive a lot of one on one attention.

  • What should I bring to class?

    All that is needed is yourself. Wear comfortable clothes and socks with grips on the bottom or bare feet.

  • How often should I come?

    It’s really up to you and your schedule. Pilates is something that can be done everyday or once a week to compliment your fitness routine. To achieve the great results that Pilates offers we recommend 2-3 times a week.

  • If I have already registered but can’t come to class will I be charged?

    Due to our small class sizes we ask that you cancel online 12 hours prior to your class in order to give clients on the wait list a chance to attend the class.

  • What if I am wait listed for the class, how will I know if I got in?

    You will receive a text or email or both if you prefer when you have been added to the class.

Contact Us

Pulse Pilates

7440-14 Six Forks Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27615

Phone: 919-758-8557
EmailPulse.Pilates@aol.com

Pulse Pilates App

Download it today on your smartphone!

Pulse Pilates

7440-14 Six Forks Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27615

Phone: 919-758-8557
EmailPulse.Pilates@aol.com

Pulse Pilates App

Download it today on your smartphone!