Karen Swift Bodycontrol Certified Insutructor

Private Pilates for individuals and Groups at my Pilates studio

I am based and work in and around Mercer Island, Bellevue and Seattle. I teach groups of up to 6 in my home on the Pilates Equipment such as the Reformer and Wunda chair.

I have 4 reformers and 2 split level Wunda chairs. We can target the same muscles groups on both pieces of equipment. the group rotates each week to experience the different equipment but also add challenge to the exercises.

At your request we can incorporate Barre into the class to challenge posture and balance.

If you would like to join an existing group let me know and I will try and find a group that suits you.

To book your session please email or call me.

Pilates Matwork and Equipment Classes on Mercer Island.

Tuesday 9.30am Tempo Pilates at MI Athletic Club. Please contact the club directly for information on signing up.

Friday 9.30am, 10.30am 11.30pm. I teach a range of classes on the Equipment at Club Pilates Mercer Island on the following days. Please see the schedule for further details on classes available.

*Tempo Pilates is an up-tempo class consisting of a series of classical Pilates exercises that continually flows from one to the next at a relatively fast pace.  The class is designed to help you build endurance, strength and stability whilst focusing on good technique ensuring that movement comes from the deep core muscles. This is a mat-based class which will also incorporate small equipment such as toning circles, stretch bands, gliders and balls to keep you challenged! Recommended for people who have a good understanding of their bodies.

Please note that I like to keep my classes small so that everyone gets the individual attention that they require. Therefore spaces are limited on a first come, first served, basis.

Private Classes

Private Sessions are the perfect way to achieve your goals, as well as practice at a time that suits you in the comfort of your own home.

The benefits of private pilates:
We can work together to achieve your objectives and goals.
Create a tailor made programme to suit your level and requirements.
Create a solid foundation for beginners.
Relieve and improve back pain.
Recovery from an injury.
Progress to a more advanced Pilates level.
More flexible to your schedule.

If you are looking for a cardio workout aswell as a Pilates session, we can mix the Barre and Pilates Matwork in one private session. We will need a sturdy chair,  room for a Pilates mat and enough space to freely move your arms and legs around when lying on the floor, everything else i will supply.

Private sessions can be with your family, friends or colleagues.

Mum and me Pilates (aimed at children 11 and above) coming soon. 

This class will focus on posture, strength, coordination, balance and provide an understanding of the body and movement. Pilates can help with other physical recreational activities, relaxation,and the stresses and strains of day to day life. Come and spend some time together. For more information of the benefits of Pilates for teens please see Pilates High.

Please note that a 50% cancellation fee will apply for less than 24 hours notice.

Enjoy Barre

Pilates High for Teens

Please contact me for further information or to book a session.
Cell; 206 790 3632         Email: or