Studio One Instructors

Merilee Smith

Why I came to Studio One as a client

Curiosity brought me in the door nearly fifteen years ago. The uniqueness of Pilates at Studio One has kept me there. Studio One training has helped me enjoy all my other activities whether it is other sports, sitting at my desk job, or experiencing the great Alaskan outdoors.

Training/Education/Past life:

  • Master in Business Administration, Indiana University
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Partner, Blank and Smith, Certified Public Accountants
  • For fun I like to take advantage of all forms of exercise, including Pilates, of course, biking, hiking, spin, zumba, yoga, weights, long walks and various dance forms

Favorite thing about Alaska

Its beauty.

I don’t know many other places you can live and have your breath taken away by nearly every place you look.

You can enjoy the great outdoors all year long. It’s not too hot and there’s clothing for the cold.

There is a wildlife park right outside my window.


Welcome to Studio One Pilates, the first Pilates studio in Anchorage, Alaska! Studio One Pilates offers a full spectrum of group fitness Pilates classes including whole body boot camp, back and joint boot camp, pre and post-natal, VASIE Barre, signature Studio One VASIE bar system and reformer program. All Studio One instructors are full-time professional instructors with advanced training and five hours of continued weekly advanced study. In addition, all Studio One programs are research-based, reviewed, and approved by over 100 local physical therapists and medical doctors.

  • membership money back guarantee
  • Come to a class twice per week on average for a month. If you are not completely satisfied, we will be happy to give you a refund your month of your attendance and void your contract.

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