"The EAKGilmourMethods™️©️ have certainly elevated the standard of Pilates Classical Teachings, Athletic Pilates Training, and Clinical Pilates Rehab. We all realized we struck Gold after we struggled for years and years to find any Pilates place in the world like this precise instructional method. We finally found the Professional Needle In The Haystack! The Master Pilates Practitioner is impressive; top notch Coaching Skills!" ... Clientele of 2016
"The EAKGilmourMethods™️©️ are HOT, On POINT, and ACCURATE! Nothing comes close to this Studio’s Pilates Methods." ... Classes of 2015
In our clients own words...
“I have been a client of Pilates Of Champions since 1997, I love working out at Lissa’s Pilates Studio. I was in reasonably good shape before coming to Lissa 16+ years ago, and Now at age 57, I am pretty strong, and have a lot of endurance! Last year my husband and I did an eight hour walking tour of Rome, and walked for 3 hours around Florence, Italy, all within 3 days. Last month, at my son’s wedding I was able to dance all night long in my high heels without aches and pains the next day! Before Pilates with Lissa, and after a night of New Year’s Eve dancing, I would hurt the next day, and I was much younger back then...before Pilates with Lissa.”
Within the exercise world the term "Pilates" has become likened to the term "designer clothes." In other words, would the real thing please stand up? Lissa Gilmour is a shining gem when it comes to the true knowledge and teaching execution of the Pilates technique. Lissa understands the human body and is able to explain its complexities and intricacies to the first-time novice in a Pilates class, as well as to the hard-core professional athlete. If you want to challenge your body, your mind, and your spirit, (and still feel good about yourself when you leave), go to Pilates of Champions and ask for Lissa!
Davida Haas-Oglesbee, Retired professional ballerina from Houston Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theater, and Joffrey Ballet
Pilates with Lissa is like Yoga on Steroids!
Mr. T. Jonick, Real-estate Developer
Training at Pilates of Champions with Lissa, you soon find out her knowledge of Pilates and the human body is phenomenal. The conditioning method called Pilates that she teaches, is one of the very best physical conditioning methods I have ever seen in my 30 years of practice.
Dr. T. Davis, ObGyn
Two years of Pilates training with Lissa has done what 25 years at a gym health club could not. I love to work out now and have achieved results which surpass my wildest expectations. Her Pilates expertise and commitment to this training has made exciting changes not only in my body, but my life too. I have so much more energy, strength and flexibility, not to mention mind control. I recommend her to everyone I meet.
Paulette Culhane, Registered Nurse
I competed in gymnastics for 19 years and I have taught gymnastics for over 40 years. Throughout this time I have not seen any activity that will condition ones whole body better than gymnastics or Pilates with Lissa.
Mr. Jim Culhane, 1972 USA Olympic Gymnast
Lissa and her Pilates program have helped me tremendously with my back problems. My body is much stronger with a lot more flexibility. I am able to do things now that I wasn't able to do before because of my bad back.
Lynita Lowery, Retired, age 67
I came to Texas from England to work with Lissa and her team to try to improve the problems I was having with specific areas of my spine. I have had two cervical discs replaced and was facing the probability of having similar surgery on my lumbar area. On initial examination, Lissa explained that because of the problems in my lumbar spine, my pelvis was twisted also, causing my right leg to be longer than the left. Having worked daily with Lissa and her team for the past three weeks on a one to one basis, I am less cautious when I move, sit and stand; I am already more flexible; I can feel my back becoming stronger already and both of my legs are the same length again! I no longer have pins and needles in my feet and hands, and no more sciatica. I am doing exercises now that I would never have believed possible for me to even attempt, let alone achieve! Being so immobile over the last 20 years or so has meant that I am about 30 pounds overweight. Lissa’s holistic approach to personal wellness, which includes advice on diet and nutrition combined with a personalized exercise program, has had a profound effect on my attitude to my health and how to maintain it. I would recommend Lissa and Pilates of Champions to anyone who wants to make a difference to their personal wellbeing, whatever the reason. Lissa is my knight in shining armor and I only wish I had met her sooner.
Heather Charlton, High School Teacher, UK
As a “forty-something” serving British police officer and former county level field hockey and international representative rugby player By their very nature these activities demand a high level of fitness but can also bring with them longer term injuries, aches and pains which can impede the quality of daily life. After working with Lissa I understand the sources of these and how both every day work habits and sporting activities can leave physical imbalances in the muscle, tendons and joints of the body. Most importantly I now know what to do about it and redress the balance! I first met Lissa on a visit to Scotland and the depth of understanding and insight to work and sports related body stresses prompted me to travel to her studio in Houston for an intensive course of Pilates under the instruction of Lissa and her team at Pilates of Champions. This has been an exercise experience like I have never witnessed before. I have never before experienced such depth of knowledge and understanding of the mechanics of the human body and how this should be reflected in an exercise program. All I can say is, if you are lucky enough to get the opportunity to work with Lissa and her team, please grasp the opportunity with both hands. I will certainly be back; I wish we had anything close this quality of program available to us in Britain. The benefits gained from the insight will last a lifetime, quite some investment in my future health and wellness.
Karen Parker, Police Officer, UK
A world class service that delivered sustained results. I was completely new to Pilates when I discovered Pilates of Champions. I had just about ran myself into the ground with business commitments, diet a shambles and exercise levels at an all time low...having at one point played sports regularly and then used the gyms (but got bored). This place set me up on a path that has had sustained benefits, 28 pounds of weight loss, 9% reduction in body fat and all the benefits of being fitter and stronger, including blood pressure back to normal levels! The dedication with which Lissa and her team focused on my specific needs has never come close to being matched anywhere else that I have tried. They worked hard to set a schedule that worked for me and to implement an exercise and nutrition program that was practical and sustainable. I can't recommend Lissa and her team at Pilates of Champions highly enough.
Dr. Tom, 50 Year old professional, Houston, TX
I have worked out at a gym for over 10 years, using all the cardio equipment, running, and even working out with personal trainers. I have not yet reached my goal to get toned and improve my flexibility. I joined Pilates of Champions in hopes to achieve my goals after I saw some amazing results of women doing pilates on TV. I recently joined and I love it! All the instructors are amazing and the equipment challenges you in a totally different way. I have incorporated pilates into my routine on a regular basis.
Nisha Pherwani, Pharmacist, 34
I have been an exercise enthusiast in some way for many years. Within the last year, I have been introduced to Pilates via a friend who
owns a small, very personal studio in a suburb of Cairo, Egypt where I live most of the year due to my husband's job. I have found Pilates to be extremely effective and challenging. Being
in my mid 50's, I was quite excited to find a form of exercise with which I can continue to be involved for the rest of my life that will strengthen my body and joints in a non-damaging
Since I had worked so hard to achieve my current level of fitness that I didn't want to lose, I did some internet research for a studio that would provide the same experience I was receiving at my studio in Cairo while I was in Texas for 3 months during the summer. I was very happy to find Pilates of Champions in my research and decided to give them a try. From the first phone call, I was made to feel welcome and at ease. The level of professionalism, while not compromising a friendly, comfortable atmosphere was so impressive and encouraging! Lissa and her team were always careful to address any physical issues I might be having with expertise and concern. My workouts were fun, extremely challenging, and always beneficial! I am so very happy to have found this studio in my area and will come back to workout again when in Texas for extended periods. I would also not hesitate to recommend it to friends who might be looking for a quality, friendly exercise experience!
Lissa and her entire staff foster a fun, caring, friendly atmosphere that is embraced by all the guys and gals who come! Thanks to you all for giving us such a wonderful environment in which to exercise!!
Sarah Pendergrass, Egypt, 50's