Body by Pilates is a reformer pilates studio that offers a variety of classes using all parts of the body to build strength. Voted Carson City's best fitness studio in 2016 we strive to provide the best workout for every individual.
Tracey Ricks, Owner & Instructor
Born and raised in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, Tracey has always had a love for the area and loved being part of the community. Through a back injury causing a herniated disc and radiculopathy she discovered her love of Pilates. Starting as a student of Body by Pilates she began to work to heal her back through in order to avoid back surgery. Not only was she able to avoid back surgery she found her true passion, this led her to retire from a 10 year state position as an Operations Manager and pursue becoming a certified Pilates trainer. Tracey is Reformer Certified through Balanced Body Pilates and her love for Pilates has continued to grow. When the opportunity arose she felt like it was her true calling to take ownership of the studio and to continue to provide a fun, professional, and hard working environment for Body by Pilates.
Alex Brase, Instructor & General Manager
Alex was born in Lake Tahoe, NV and raised in Reno, NV and has always loved being from such a beautiful and community based area. She attended the University of California Davis graduating with abachelors in Communication and Psychology. After leaving college and coming back home she realized she needed a new hobby to keep busy which is when she found Pilates through the help of her mom, Tracey. Alex has since found her own passion for pilates in seeing the changes it has not only made in her own body but in the body of others. She is in training at Body Balanced University, having already completed Reformer 1 and on the journey to becoming Comprehensively Certified. She will also be starting nursing school in May, in hopes to find a balance between both to inspire everyone to live a healthy balanced lifestyle.
Angela Kennedy , Instructor
Angela started her passion for fitness at a young age. First, Angela was trained as a Medic in the Army Reserves. At that time she realized how important a healthy mind and body connection would be for all of us to thrive in our given environment. Angela continued to teach various modalities of exercise along with working in the medical field for 25 plus years. She found her true passion for Pilates about 6 years ago when introduced to this amazing form of healing exercise. Angela is a fully certified reformer and mat instructor through Balanced Body University. This is where she realized that anyone at any age can improve their quality of life, reach fitness goals and grow mentally. Angela is also a licensed massage therapist in Nevada and California. Angela is very proud to be part of the awesome Body by Pilates team!
Rachel Chipp , Instructor
Rachel is a native of Nevada, who is a Comprehensively Certified Balanced Body Pilates instructor trained in Anatomy, Mat, Reformer, Trapeze Table, Chair, Barrel, and other apparatus. She knows the body not only through her certification classes but also through 20 years of experience as a ballet dancer as well as a teacher. Throughout her ballet training, Rachel attended many internationally known ballet schools. She studied ballet at the University of Utah's ballet program at 16, and then went on to move back to Reno and attend the University of Nevada, Reno where she earned her degree in Advertising and Marketing. Rachel now owns her own business, RND Creative Marketing as well as being a Pilates Trainer.