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 Mat 3 Teacher Training
Jan 31-Feb 2, 2020
Feb 19, 26, 2020 & Mar 4, 11, 2020

Expand the traditional Mat repertoire with bands, balls, rollers, and rings.


Physical Therapy:
Your recovery is in good hands

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


Anatomy in 3D: An Introduction to Anatomy
February 21-23, 2020

Build the muscles of the body from the inside out!


Challenge Your Body & Mind

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


Pilates Reformer 3 Teacher Training
March 13-15, 2020
April 1, 8, 15, 22


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.


MOTR Instructor Training: Comprehensive
April 3-5, 2020

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


Pilates after 50?
You Betcha!

Check out a recent article featuring Cari and Tiza!


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.
mat 3

Pilates Teacher Training: Mat 3
Jan 31 – Feb 2, 2020 (16 hours) -OR-
Feb 19, 26, Mar 4, 11 (4 hrs each day)

Mat 3: Enhanced Pilates Mat + Props completes the mat training by adding rings, rollers, bands and balls to the traditional Mat exercises. In addition, Enhanced Mat includes functional exercises for the upper and lower body expanding the Mat work beyond the core to develop whole body strength and flexibility. The Balanced Body programming system is introduced to make class design easy, effective and fun. Progressions, regressions and modifications are included to make Pilates Mat useful for everyone. Paragon is offering two training options this year – a 16-hour weekend course (Fri-Sun) or four weeks (Wed eve) for 4-hours each day.

Prerequisite: Mat 2

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Anatomy in 3D: An Introduction to Anatomy
February 21-23, 2020 (16 hours)

Anatomy in Three Dimensions is a fun, hands-on way to learn musculoskeletal anatomy. In this course, you will build all of the major muscle groups in clay and attach them on a two-foot tall skeleton. It’s a unique opportunity that combines auditory, visual, and kinesthetic learning strategies to help you understand how the body moves. Whether you are a student or a teacher, Anatomy in Three Dimensions is the perfect compliment for Pilates, yoga, dance, personal training and other movement educators. It’s also an engaging refresher for physical therapists, nurses, and other healthcare professionals. The full 16-hour course covers the muscles and joints from the knees through the shoulders.

Prerequisite: Open to Everyone

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CPR and AED Training
February 7, 2020 3:30-6:00pm

Join the staff of Paragon for American Heart Association Adult/Child CPR and AED training! Certificate is good for two years. Course fee is $45 payable in cash or check on the day of the course, pre-registration is required.

Call or email Paragon to register: (952) 405-9765, info@paragonpilatespt.com.

Prerequisite: Open to Everyone

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MOTR Instructor Training: Comprehensive
April 3-5, 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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EXO Chair

Pilates Teacher Training: Chair & Barrels
April 17-19, 2020 (16 hours)

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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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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