About Us


We are a Pilates studio that has proudly been serving the Tempe area for 10+ years through group classes and private training. We offer 80+ classes seven days a week, including early mornings, nights, and weekends. You never have to sign a contract here, and our early-cancel policy allows you to change your schedule up to four hours before class starts. Our class and private packages are affordable, and we offer many different options to fit your budget.

Our studio specializes in Reformer Pilates, with all-level classes, targeted workouts, and private sessions. Our group classes include less than 6 people for personalized attention, and each one of our 10 teachers are Pilates certified and equipped with the skills to teach all ages and abilities. Our classes include Reformer Pilates, Mat Pilates, Tower Pilates, Barre, TRX, Naam Yoga, and LifeStretch. We also offer specialized services, including private lessons and AromaTouch.

We truly believe that through Pilates, our clients can gain physical and emotional strength, become flexible in all aspects of life, and can achieve amazing things.

Our Teachers

Kris Zahn, Owner

PMA® Certified Pilates Teacher

LifeStretch® Certified

I was first introduced to Reformer Pilates in 1994 at a health spa in Tucson. As a professional bowler, I used resistance and stretching - Pilates incorporated both! I wanted to open a Pilates studio, but was the owner of Zahn's Tempe Bowl. In 2008, I was a client at a Pilates studio that closed and I jumped at the chance to reopen it. Pilates Tempe was born! My business experience is extensive. I owned and operated a bowling center, consulted with other owners, and created a national high school bowling program as the National Dir. of High School Bowling. I'm not shy about speaking to people due to my years a a motivational speaker, Color Analyst for the Ladies Pro Bowlers Tour on ESPN, and Asst. Dir. of Admissions at a college in Philadelphia.   

I knew I loved teaching from my years as a Bowling Coach and my degree from Temple University. I had found my new career, which meant mat & apparatus teacher training, followed by barre and LifeStretch®. I'm at my happiest when teaching and making clients say "RIBBIT"!

Brad Badke

PMA® Certified Pilates Teacher

TRX® Level 1 & 2 Certified

Barre Above® Certified 

I have been teaching TRX since March 2014 and teaching Pilates since February 2015. My Pilates training was completed through Pilates Sports Center.

I was introduced to Pilates about five years ago in 2011 by Kris Zahn and discovered it to be a fun and invigorating workout. If I could reduce Pilates practice to just one key element, it would be personal mental engagement while performing each exercise. My previous fitness background includes powerlifting, football, and martial arts. My other education background includes study in Bio-Engineering along the way to earning a PhD in Electrical Engineering.​ 

Gabi Mazar

Pilates Core Integration® Training

NASM® Certified Personal Trainer

An Arizona native, I have always been an active, well-rounded athlete, with 10 years of personal training experience under my belt. Maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle has always been important to me. My passion for health and fitness blossomed into helping others experience and find their passion for leading a healthier lifestyle.

I received my Bachelor of Interdisciplinary studies at Arizona State University, with 

concentrations in Small Business and Exercise and Wellness. Upon graduation I interned and worked for Bob Mathews with Power1k.

I am certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), Fascia Stretch Therapy (FST), and training with the Pilates Core Integration (PCI).

Dianne McKee

PSC® Certified Pilates Teacher

TRX® Level 1 Certified

Burn at the Barre® Certified

In high school, I was a gymnast and cheerleader, and then my love of physical fitness led me to aerobics, running, skiing, and hiking. Later in life, I began having pain in both hips which led to four years of chronic, debilitating pain. During that time, I desperately searched for a form of exercise that allowed me to move my body without causing additional pain. I finally discovered Pilates!  I was diagnosed with a congenital deformity in both hips and underwent complete replacement. Following the surgeries and physical therapy, I convinced my doctor to let me finish my rehabilitation at Pilates Tempe. Throughout this time, I gained a deep appreciation and passion for the mind and body benefits that Pilates offers. I was inspired to teach Pilates so that I could share my experience and passion with others. I now teach Mat and Reformer Pilates, as well as Burn at the Barre®.

Emiley Kight

I am an Arizona native with a four-year background in nutrition planning and two years as a professional chef. I majored in Culinology® (the combination of food science and culinary arts) and minored in marketing at SMSU.

When my mom was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, I became her caretaker and discovered the impact that a natural lifestyle had on preventing and treating health conditions. I knew I wanted to dedicate my life to nutritional education and creating healthful, delicious food for everyone. I love working with clients of all backgrounds and inspiring people to eat right and enjoy good food!​ I stay active outdoors and taking Pilates classes has helped me recover from plantar fasciitis and back pain. I'm so grateful to be a part of the Pilates Tempe family and to have the opportunity to share my passion!

Erin Johnson

PMA® Certified Pilates Teacher

I began teaching dance fitness in 2009 and have taught Bollywood, hula hooping, Pilates, Barre, LifeStretch®, and more.

In 2010, I also began working part time at the front desk of a Pilates studio where I learned that Pilates has equipment. I'd only ever done mat Pilates at big gyms or videos at home. As I took classes and learned about the teacher training program, I was hooked. The way my teachers could see imbalances and help me feel better seemed magical, and I wanted to learn how to do that also!

I now love teaching Pilates, Barre, and LifeStretch® at Pilates Tempe and hope to keep learning and sharing new things in class.

Kim Tice

PMA® Certified Pilates Teacher

Barre Above® Certified

I have been practicing Pilates since 2000, received my Pilates training through the PhysicalMind Institute in 2007, and have been teaching barre since 2008. I have been attending the Pilates on Tour Rehab Summit continuing education conference every year since 2011. I also attended the university of South Florida participating in their Modern Dance and Theatre Program. I have over 3 decades of experience in the fitness industry as well as being a corporate trainer for 15 years.​ I have a passion for teaching principally Pilates. I am eager to share my passion with clients to suit their needs, issues and goals. I strive to provide each client with challenging yet fun Pilates and barre workout sessions that will leave them feeling invigorated and refreshed. Pilates is a way of life for me and I follow the philosophy from Joseph Pilates. It is an education in body awareness during class as well as after, in addition to being an excellent teaching method on how to train your mind, build symmetry and coordination in the body.

Kimra Zadik

PMA® Certified Pilates Teacher

Naam® Certified Yoga Teacher

I discovered the incredible benefits of Pilates after years of living with a misaligned pelvis caused by a broken sacrum. Amazed by the results, I grew passionate about sharing my success and started Power Pilates training in 2007. Healthy living and wellness have always been a priority in my life and my passion is to share that with others.​

​I am married and have two active teenage boys. I've always enjoyed physical fitness and staying active by hiking, biking, running, walking, yoga and Pilates. I love teaching because assisting clients in achieving their fitness/wellness goals is the most rewarding gift of all! My approach to Pilates is exercise and body work as a healing, dynamic workout. On a daily basis I am inspired by the changes I see in my clients' bodies and feel so grateful to share my passion of Pilates with all my wonderful clients!

Sean Monkelien

PMA® Certified Pilates Teacher

TRX® Certified Level 1

I come from an active background and was always involved in sports, having swam competitively through college. The strength and function of the body was fascinating to me, so after receiving NSCA certification, I became a personal trainer as I earned my B.S. in Kinesiology from ASU.

When I tore my ACL, it was hard on me because it challenged the confidence I had in my athletic ability, and threatened all the activities that I love. Following physical therapy, I discovered Pilates as a way to continue rehabilitation and prevent further injury. After discovering the sense of balance and proprioception that Pilates created and the strength it could build, I became a teacher. I enjoy helping people learn about their bodies, overcome physical limitations and gain physical strength for sports and in their daily lives.

Studio Rooms

West Studio


About This Studio: Located on the west side of Pilates Tempe with six Pilates reformers and towers

Reformers: Top of the line Balanced Body clinical reformers include: infinity footbars (allowing for height adjustment), ergonomic and adjustable shoulder/head rests, footstraps, jumpboards, and attachments for setup into tower

Classes in this Studio: Reformer and Tower classes

Center Studio

About This Studio: Located on the north side of Pilates Tempe with four Pilates reformers

Reformers: Our strongest reformers include: 3-way adjustable footbars, two types of adjustable shoulder rests, boxes, plush footstraps, and jumpboards

Classes in this Studio: Reformer Classes, Private Appointments

East Studio

 About This Studio: Located on the east side of Pilates Tempe (with new steel barres, full-length mirrors, TRX straps with handle and adjustable feet straps, variety of foam rollers, yoga and Pilates mats, weights, resistance bands, and exercise balls in a large floor space)

Chairs: Designed for private sessions and enhanced Pilates work, includes: wide padded seat, soft foot pedal, and 8-way adjustable

Classes in this Studio: Barre, Yoga, TRX, Pilates Mat, and LifeStretch classes


Is Pilates right for me?

Pilates is for everyone, and we truly stand behind this belief. From kids to teenagers to young adults to older adults, we believe that Pilates can be beneficial, no matter where you are in your journey. Before Pilates, many of our clients had suffered injuries, had surgery, or were experiencing pain and Pilates has allowed them to gain back their strength and freedom. If you haven't tried Pilates before, we ask that you sign up for our Free Pilates Intro Session to prepare you for what you may experience during a Pilates class. For more information on the benefits of Pilates, check out our New Clients page. 

I'm new! Where should I start?

We recommend all new clients sign up for a FREE Pilates Intro Session, or register for the FUNdamentals Program. 

Its simple and easy to register for your Free Pilates Intro Session. Click the link to visit our online schedule to book. Plan to spend approximately 60 minutes while we introduce you to our gentle yet extremely effective exercise system.

To register for our FUNdamentals Program, please call us at (480) 820-7200.

Visit our New Clients page to find out more about the Free Pilates Intro Session and our FUNdamentals Program.

What should I bring/wear to the studio?

You'll be moving so athletic attire is best. Your clothing should allow for full range of motion - avoid tight sleeves and pants that don't allow for stretch. Pilates socks that grip are encouraged, but you may be barefoot as well. Fragrances are discouraged out of respect to other clients. All equipment, towels, water and personal toiletries are provided and there are cubbies in each room for all of your personal belongings.  

Do I have to sign a contract?

 Nope. We are a contract-free studio. This means you pay per package and are never under any obligation to re-purchase. We do offer automated payments and scheduling for our clients who wish to register for the same classes each week. Please contact us if you would like to set up this service. 

How do I schedule/purchase a class or private appointment?

To make reservations for a Free Pilates Intro Session, a private appointment, or to sign up for a class, go to our online Class Schedule. You will be prompted to create an account in order to register for a class/appointment or to make a purchase. You may browse and purchase class and appointment packages on our Online Store. We can also schedule and purchase packages for you over the phone or in the studio.

What if I can't make it to my class or private appointment?

We understand that life happens. If you decide that you cannot attend a class or private appointment that you have previously registered for, please early cancel your reservation no later than 4 hours before your class and no later than 24 hours before your appointment to avoid losing your purchase. All cancellations after this time are considered late and you will be charged as if you had attended. Please note that no attempt to cancel or contact the studio will result in a no-show charge of $10 in addition to losing the class. 

Policies & Procedures

  • If you are new to Pilates, you may either complete a FREE Pilates Intro Session to familiarize you with the reformer and our studio, or you may sign up for our Fundamentals Program (you may only choose one introductory option). Please be aware you will receive an email confirming your Fundamentals reservation. If you don't receive a confirmation, your reservation has not been scheduled.
  • Please arrive 10-15 minutes before your first visit to complete your client intake form.
  • You are able to guarantee your space in any class by signing up using our online Class Schedule. (You’ll be prompted to create an account if you don't already have one when booking a session.) 
  • Please remember to cancel any class for which you have registered if you are unable to attend. Both early and late cancellations can be accomplished on the class schedule or by calling the studio.
    • Early cancellation ends four (4) hours prior to class. 
    • Late cancellation starts four (4) hours prior to class and ends 30-minutes prior to class.
    • No-shows include classes that you do not early or late cancel 30-minutes prior to class, and also do not attend. You will be charged for that session and will incur a $10 no-show fee.
  • Please be aware of the expiration date of your monthly purchase and use all of your sessions before that date. Please do not request extensions.
    • We are more than happy to transfer either one unused class (from 8 class packs) or two unused classes (from 12 class packs) into your next consecutive month's purchase (of equal or greater value).
  • Please note that packages are not refundable and are only transferable to immediate family members.
  • Class will not be cancelled if there is a client registered. Classes with no registrations four (4) hours before the scheduled meeting time will be cancelled and the teacher will be released. (The 6 am class must have at least one (1) registration by 10pm the previous evening)
  • For the respect of our clients, please keep phones turned off and step outside to hold conversations. 
  • Please do not arrive later than five (5) minutes after class begins in respect of other clients, as well as the teacher who is concerned with your proper warm up.  
  • Inform the teacher of any personal or time restrictions. Questions during class are encouraged!
  • Towels/toiletries/water are available.
  • Please clean all used equipment using the spray bottles provided.
  • Clear your mind and forget the challenges you encountered during the day. This is your time.

doTERRA Essential Oils

From Essential Oil Introduction classes to Make + Take workshops, we love sharing the incredible properties of doTERRA essential oils! See our events section on the home page for upcoming workshops and classes.

We also offer AromaTouch Technique right in the studio, providing an uplifting and healing experience through the application of eight handpicked essential oils. You can reserve your spot using our online schedule. We also provide individual essential oils and essential oil blends for purchase. Speak to any of our teachers to purchase an oil we have on hand or to place an order.