About Pilates Center of Omaha
Welcome to the Pilates Center of Omaha. Our goal is to allow you come into an energizing space where you can escape from reality and spend an hour or two focusing on you and your health and fitness goals. We know you have many choices for your exercise programming, and feel honored when you choose Pilates Center of Omaha. Our team strives to not only meet your expectations, but to exceed them.
A short history of our studio; The Pilates Center of Omaha opened in 2009 when Ashlee and Wendy wanted a central location in Omaha to create an environment where clients and STOTT PILATES® students could thrive. Wendy owned two studios in Lincoln and was moving to Omaha and Ashlee was teaching at many different locations in Omaha. It was a natural fit for the two to join forces after working for a few years together teaching STOTT PILATES® instructor training courses.
In edition to Pilates group classes and private sessions, The Pilates Center of Omaha is your location for STOTT PILATES Instructor Education and Pilates based Physical Therapy. The Pilates Center of Omaha is home to Victory Pilates, the exclusive Merrithew Licensed Training Center for Nebraska and Iowa and other studios across the Midwest. We are also home to CoreWorks Physical Therapy; Specializing in pelvic floor and pre/postnatal conditions and treating chronic pain with Pilates based Physical Therapy.
You will be welcomed warmly, even if you are new to Pilates or fitness. Pilates Center of Omaha instructors are the best in the Midwest, and all are expertly trained and certified. You will also find them friendly, approachable and willing to help you in any way they can. Pilates Center of Omaha’s mission is to empower people to lead a healthier and happier lifestyle and we are dedicated to helping you achieve those goals!
We are extremely grateful to the staff, clients, family and friends who have helped make the Pilates Center of Omaha and energizing and invigorating place to pursue your health and wellness passions and goals as you walk through our doors every day.
About the Owners
A former collegiate athlete and coach, Wendy Andersen, has been a professional educator for more than ten years. As co-owner of the Pilates Center of Omaha and owner of Victory Pilates and a certified LEAD STOTT PILATES® Instructor Trainer, Wendy serves as an adjunct instructor and consultant to universities, professional schools and private studios and institutions around the Midwest, and has given presentations at conferences around the nation on the basic principles of Pilates and Pilates for Kids.
She holds a Masters degree in Exercise Science from the University of Nebraska Omaha as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Concordia University. Wendy is a fully certified Lead STOTT PILATES® Instructor and Instructor Trainer in Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, Injury and Specials Populations as well as the STOTT PILATES® Group Training. She is also a CORE and Zenga Instructor Trainer as well as a Certified Post-Operative Breast Cancer Rehabilitative Specialist. Wendy has pursued her passion of health by becoming a Certified Holistic Health Coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition as well as a Dr. Sear’s Certified L.E.A.N (Lifestyle, Exercise, Attitude and Nutrition), Prime Time and L.E.A.N Expectations Coach and is excited to bring a well-rounded health approach to the Pilates Center of Omaha clients.
Wendy is also the owner and director of education of Victory Pilates. Victory Pilates is the exclusive Merrithew Licensed Training Center for Nebraska and Iowa and other studios across the Midwest. Wendy spends her free time with her family, husband Bob and 3 kids and enjoys being outside and active!
Ashlee Richardson graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Her professional interests include women’s health and orthopedics. She is a fully certified STOTT PILATES® Lead Instructor Trainer, American College of Sports Medicine - Health Fitness Specialist, Breast Cancer Rehabilitation Specialist and Yoga Alliance 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher. Ashlee is also a certified Total Control® Instructor which focuses on pelvic floor strengthening and wellness. Ashlee utilizes her extensive Pilates and Yoga knowledge with her clients and patients to emphasize posture and movement re-education, core stability and pelvic health. She is also the owner of CoreWorks Physical Therapy which operates out of Pilates Center of Omaha.
In her free time Ashlee enjoys the outdoors and staying active through kayaking, bicycling, swimming, backpacking and camping with her husband and dog. Her favorite snack is anything healthy she can blend up in her Vitamix!