MOTR: More Than a Roller

The MOTR meets you where you are and takes you farther than you ever thought possible.

Whether you’re looking to improve your basic fitness or need sport-specific conditioning, the MOTR allows you to perform hundreds of exercises based on Pilates principles of whole body integration. Workouts on the MOTR stimulate multiple muscle groups simultaneously by combining dynamic movement, core stabilization and balance challenges. You’ll improve your strength and flexibility while learning proper body alignment and healthy movement patterns.

At Paragon, we offer MOTR classes for clients and MOTR training for fitness professionals, movement educators and rehab clinicians.

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*All MOTR photos courtesy of Balanced Body.

Join us for MOTR training

September 25-27, 2020

The MOTR is a versatile, portable exercise system combining the balance, stability, and release work of a foam roller with the resistance exercises of an independent pulley system found on the Pilates reformer. From novice to advanced, the MOTR encourages proper alignment and healthy movement patterns while giving your clients a unique cardiovascular workout. It can be used on its own for a class or in a circuit with other movement modalities.

The MOTR is easy to set up, use and store. It’s also small, portable, and affordable — Perfect for a small studio or a client’s home!

Register today

Upcoming group test-out dates:
October 16, 2020
February 26 and June 11, 2021

Test out is recommended 3-6 months after course date.
Alternate test-out dates available upon request for an additional fee.
Call the studio to schedule (952) 405-9765

Ginny Massie

Meet the Instructor

Ginny Massie


Ginny found Pilates after pregnancy and felt that this type of movement was a healing source for her emotional and physical well-being.  Pilates helped regain her strength postpartum, and she was able to inhabit her body in a new way.  This experience generated a desire to teach Pilates and share these benefits with others.

Ginny obtained her mat training from the YMCA, and started teaching in 2004.  As her interest in the work grew, she forged her own path and pursued her comprehensive Pilates training through Balanced Body Education (BBE), and graduated in 2010.  Ginny owned a small studio in Forest City, IA for a few years before moving to the Twin Cities where she joined Paragon as Studio Manager and teacher.  Always an advocate of further education, Ginny continued her studies, obtained her Pilates Method Alliance certification, and joined Paragon’s Education team as a Master Instructor for BBE in 2016.  She was one of the first Faculty trained by BBE to join the education staff.  She is also a Master Instructor for MOTR.

Ginny shares her knowledge in a genuine way, and her intuitive nature allows her to teach people of all ages and abilities. She particularly enjoys people who want to understand their bodies in a deeper way, and works side by side with them to achieve their wellness goals.  She has completed coursework in pre & post-natal Pilates, Pilates for special conditions and osteoporosis.

Besides Pilates, Ginny’s main loves are her husband and three children.