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Welcome to
Paragon Pilates & Physical Therapy

We provide physical therapy and Pilates training to help you
move better and feel better in your body.


Pilates Reformer 3 Teacher Training
June 26-28, 2020


Physical Therapy:
Your recovery is in good hands

At Paragon, your condition will be evaluated and cared for with your needs put first.


Pilates Chair & Barrel Teacher Training
July 24-26, 2020


Challenge Your Body & Mind

Whether you’re a beginning or advanced student,
our skilled teachers can help you achieve your goals.


MOTR Instructor Training: Comprehensive
Coming Soon 2020

The MOTR is a unique addition to your fitness routine!
Small & portable - cardio, strength & stretch, it gets it all.


Dance Medicine:
Stronger bodies, stronger dancers

If you are an injured dancer or simply looking for top-notch dance conditioning,
Paragon is uniquely qualified to address your needs.


CoreAlign 1 Teacher Training: Foundations
Coming Soon 2020

Excellent for gait training! Workshop is recommended for
fitness professionals, movement educators and rehab clinicians.


CoreAlign 2 Teacher Training: Progressions
Coming Soon 2020


Pilates after 50?
You Betcha!

Check out a recent article featuring Cari and Tiza!


All of Paragon’s classes are now virtual!  Check out our recent newsletter for more information.

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Classes designed for every body.

We offer mat and equipment classes for students of all abilities. We also offer private sessions and specialty classes in rehabilitative Pilates as well physical therapy.

Move better. Feel better in your body.

At Paragon, we use a holistic approach that leads to true, lasting results.

Physical therapy combined with Pilates’ emphasis on strength and mobility is a powerful pairing. Whether it is a painful back, a tight hip, or declining balance, we use a holistic body/mind approach that leads to true, lasting results that clients definitely notice in their daily lives.

Our Areas of Expertise

Paragon is a unique, welcoming space that supports every body on their wellness journey.

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Pilates is a whole-body approach to gaining strength and improving wellness. Together, we’ll help you achieve your full potential.

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Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy

At Paragon, we’ll help you reconnect with your body and overcome injury. You’ll return to life with more energy, flexibility and strength.

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Dance Medicine

Dance Medicine

We offer education and training for every dancer’s needs. You’ll return to performing with heightened technique and stronger form.

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Teacher Training

We offer the highest quality Pilates instructor training and continuing education workshops through one of the world leaders in the industry, Balanced Body Education.

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Making connections. Building a healthier you.

Don’t ever give up on your body! Joint replacements, multiple surgeries, age — Paragon Pilates will help keep you moving! Thank you for increasing my strength and flexibility, and teaching me smart body mechanics. I am a new woman!

– C. F.

As a busy mom, I need to make the most of an hour away from work and kids. Paragon is a happy place to go for a 'mom break.' You always feel energized at the end of each session.

– P. G.

After a few months of therapy at Paragon, I have regained 85% of my left arm movement and improved my golf game by cutting down on the size of my swing. Thanks Paragon!

– G. C.

What I appreciate most about Paragon is how careful my instructors are with my body, gently working within my own physical parameters to create a healthier me.

– S. D.

My six months at Paragon have resulted in a smaller waistline, better posture, more flexibility, and many compliments stating how healthy I look.

– P. R.

Now that I have returned to dance, I am stronger and more flexible than ever, and I owe much of my success to the wonderful people who work at Paragon.

– S. H.
Reformer 3

Pilates Teacher Training: Reformer 3
June 26-28, 2020

Reformer 3 includes advanced exercises plus modifications for sports specific activities, tips for training the advanced client and key exercises for advancing a client.

Prerequisite: Reformer 2

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Pilates Teacher Training: Chair & Barrels
July 24-26, 2020

The Balanced Body Pilates Chair and Barrels training completes the comprehensive training. Included are exercises and variations for both the original Wunda chair and the split pedal Combo chair, as well as the Ladder Barrel and Step Barrel. The Chair is great for doing strengthening work with athletic clients and as an addition to group programming in combination with the Mat or other apparatus. The Barrels provide additional spinal movement exercises and stretch opportunities, adding variety to personal training sessions or group classes.

Prerequisite: Reformer 2

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Pilates EXO Chair

MOTR Instructor Training: Comprehensive
September 25-27, 2020 (16 hours)

The MOTR (MOre Than a Roller) contains a complete personal training system in a portable, affordable package. Combining the core training of Pilates, the strength and power of aerobic conditioning, the functional exercises of a pulley system and the balance and release exercises of a foam roller, MOTR gives you everything you need to teach classes, small group or one on one training.

Prerequisite: Open to Fitness Educators and Home Users

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CoreAlign 1: Foundations Teacher Training
May 1, 8, 15, 29, 2020 (4 hrs each day)

Postponed due to COVID-19 – Dates TBD

The CoreAlign provides a superior environment for training gait, balance, core stability and sport specific movements in a flexible and dynamic environment. CoreAlign 1: Foundations, is the heart of the CoreAlign training program. The course includes the theoretical basis of the CoreAlign method along with essential exercises to illustrate the full potential of the CoreAlign. The course includes:
-60+ Foundation exercises designed to build functional movement skills applicable to daily life and athletic pursuits.
-Exercises in standing, plank, all fours and supine positions.
-Balanced Body’s exercise tracks to focus on Trunk Integration, Upper Body Strength and Balance, Lower Body Strength and Power, Gait and Dynamic Flexibility.
-Progressions and regressions to address clients at different levels of ability.
-Specific modifications and precautions for working with clients with injuries and special populations.
-CoreAlign unit set up and safety.
-The Balanced Body Movement Principles to make your training more efficient, effective and safe.

CoreAlign 1 will change the way you train!

Prerequisite: Open to all Movement Educators

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CoreAlign 2: Progressions Teacher Training
June 5, 12, 19, 26, 2020 (4 hrs each day)

Postponed due to COVID-19 – Dates TBD

CoreAlign 2: Progressions, builds on the foundation of CoreAlign 1 with progressions of the key exercises learned in CoreAlign 1 as well as additional exercise categories, training options and teaching techniques. CoreAlign 2 includes:
-Progressions of plank and standing exercises to address a range of training goals from core stabilization to creating integrated rotation for throwing sports.
-Training options using rotator discs, variable directions or resistance and moments of suspension.
-Exercises to challenge balance, coordination and complex movement patterns to prepare clients for anything life throws their way.
CoreAlign 2 provides an excellent platform for improving functional movement patterns for clients at any level of ability from physical therapy patients to professional athletes.

Prerequisite: CoreAlign 1

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Paragon: A model of excellence, perfection or beauty.

A perfect embodiment of a concept; one having no equal; flawless.

Studio information

Questions? Please call the studio:
(952) 405-9765 or email us at

We are located at:
5101 Vernon Avenue South
Suite 2A
Edina, MN 55436
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Studio hours

6:30 am to 7:00 pm
6:30 am to 2:00 pm
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Our hours may vary based on class schedules, private appointments and continuing education workshops.

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