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 after 50?
You Betcha!

Check out a recent article featuring Cari and Tiza!


Physical Therapy:
Your recovery is in good hands

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


Pilates Teacher Training
Chair and Barrels

Complete the Pilates Comprehensive training with this fantastic course
featuring the Pilates Chair, High Barrel and Low Barrel.


Challenge Your Body & Mind

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


MOTR Instructor Training
April 26-28, 2019

Movement On The Roller (MOTR)
This course is open to all home-users and fitness trainers.


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: Foundations Teacher Training
May 3-5, 2019


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.

A Way in: Pilates to Facilitate Neuroplasticity
Pilates on Tour – Phoenix
Friday, April 5, 2019

Discover the role of neural input as it relates to movement and pain. This course will assist you in working with clients that are experiencing pain and how fear from pain can affect movement. Instruction will cover the spectrum from those suffering at an intense level to those that are able to function at a higher level. Techniques to soothe the nervous system as a “way in” will be taught for those clients who are afflicted with an overactive sympathetic response and Pilates progressions will be discussed. We will also explore how the different pieces of equipment can impact the body in either an assistive, supportive way or a resistive, challenging way.

*Less than 5 spots left!*

LOCATION: Pilates on Tour-Phoenix, 2000 Westcourt Way, Tempe, AZ 85282
INSTRUCTORS: Cari Riis Stemmler and Allyson Cabot, PT
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Pilates Teacher Training: Chair & Barrels
April 12-14, 2019

The Balanced Body Pilates Chair & Barrels 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: Balanced Body Reformer 2

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MOTR Instructor Training: Comprehensive
April 26-28, 2019

The MOTR (MOre Than a Roller) contains a complete personal training system in a portable, affordable, versatile piece of equipment. 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 Instructor Training gives you everything you need to teach classes, small group or one on one training.

Open to all fitness enthusiasts and instructors!

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CoreAlign 1 Instructor Training: Foundations
May 3-5, 2019

CoreAlign 1: Foundations, is the heart of the CoreAlign training program. This course includes 60+ foundational exercises designed to build functional movement skills applicable to daily life and athletic pursuits. Specific exercise Tracks to focus on Trunk Integration, Upper Body Strength and Balance, Lower Body Strength and Power, Gait and Dynamic Flexibility, plus progressions and regressions to address clients at different levels of ability.

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CoreAlign 2 Instructor Training: Progressions
May 31-June 2, 2019

CoreAlign 2: Progressions, builds on the foundation of CoreAlign 1. Progressions of plank and standing exercises are provided to address a range of training goals from core stabilization to creating integrated rotation for throwing sports. This course also includes training options using rotator discs, resistance options and moments of suspension as well as exercises to challenge balance, coordination and complex movement patterns to prepare clients for all of life’s challenges.

Prerequisite: CoreAlign 1

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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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