A non-profit to provide Authentic Pilates at a free or need based sliding scale fee to military personnel and veterans who have been injured as a result of their service.

NextStep Pilates Program

The NextStep Pilates program includes a series of ten free one-on-one sessions with trained instructors followed by a careful assessment and additional one-on-one or group training on the mat as needed. Lessons are taught at Studio Body Logic studios in Alexandria and Arlington and designed to address veteran needs and challenges. 

Why Veterans?

Created by Joseph Pilates, the Pilates Method is an exercise system focused on improving flexibility and strength for the total body. Joseph Pilates worked most of his life on developing and refining his exercise system and the principles governing it. Much of it was developed during a period of internment he suffered during World War I. He worked with minimal resources to help his fellow internees overcome the wounds of war and develop body and muscle strength. Today’s returning veterans, especially those injured in the defense of our country, can greatly benefit from Joseph Pilates’ programs. 


Board of Directors

Board Members

Brigitte Savage

Monica Bresnahan

Jessica Savage

Col. Saundra King

Brenda Howard


Karen Garcia, President

Anne Marie Thurber, Vice-President

David Henson, Treasurer

Joan Evans, Secretary



Studio Body Logic is accepting candidates for its 2019 NextStep Pilates program. 

If you have chronic pain as a result of your US military service and/or training, regardless of discharge status, we want to help you.  Learn to move more freely, with less pain. We accommodate all bodies with enthusiasm.


Contact Us

If you have questions about NextStep Pilates or would like additional information, please feel free to contact us.  If there is an individual or an organization who might have an interest in participating or partnering with NextStep Pilates, let us know and we will gladly contact them.

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