Art Leigh is the owner and primary instructor at the
Art of Pilates studio. He has been teaching and studying Pilates for over twenty-five years. Art has two certifications
in Pilates and is working towards a third. Art began taking pilates while a member the Utah Repertory Dance Theatre and continued
studying pilates in New York City while working with the Jose Limon Dance Company.
After completing his Masters of
Fine Arts in dance choreography from The Ohio State University, Art was an assistant professor of dance at the University
of Georgia where he taught kinesiology, pedagogy, dance history, Modern and Jazz dance techniques as well as pilates.
holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in dance performance from the University of Utah as well as a Masters of Fine Arts degree
in choreography from The Ohio State University. In the field of dance, Art was trained in classical ballet, modern Dance
(Martha Graham and Jose Limon, and jazz dance (Mat Maddox, Luigi, and Gus Giordano).
Art has a wealth of knowledge
and experience most teachers cannot offer. He is a gifted, adept, and caring teacher. With his coaching and great motivational
skills, you will challenge yourself and change the way you look and feel for the better. Here are what a few of Art’s clients
have said about Art and his work with Pilates:
“Art is Great! He
gives corrections without making me feel stupid. "His knowledge of the body is impressive.” Sarah Gibbon, St. George, Utah.
“Art gives corrections that really make a difference. My whole way of thinking about my body has changed.” Fred
Davis - Henderson, Nevada.
“I’ve never worked with a trainer that cared so much! Art
has a fine eye for detail. He never lets me get away with anything." Amanda Smoot, St. George Utah.
“Art works with my strengths and my limitations yet pushes me enough to find parts of myself, both physically
and mentally, that I never knew existed.”
Join the many people who are discovering Pilates
and discover how Art can help you rediscover yourself.
Art Leigh performing "control balance "
one of the exercises within the mat work
Suzanne Lea performing
"Pull Up" and "Push through with bottom up" on the Cadillac
Kat Steers performs Elephant in Arabeques. Kat is one of the instructors at the Art of Pilates studio. She
comes to us from New York City where she danced with the famous "Radio City Rockettes" for over ten years. Kat holds a Bachelors
of Fine Art degree from North Carolina School of the Arts and is certified in "Stott" Pilates.
What do most people think
after they finish a Pilates session with Kat? "This woman has a heart of gold". Besides being patient and warm, Kat brings
clarity to the Pilates movements, a talent many instructors do not possess.