Love, Love, Love Springs Studio and Julie Kraft.  Julie’s attention to the details of performing the exercises in a correct and safe manner ensure the maximum benefit is reached.  The exercises are varied and totally geared to your individual fitness level.  Springs Studio and Julie have made a huge positive impact on my health and wellness both physically and mentally.  THANK YOU!
Alice J.
Nashville, TN

I am a huge fan of Springs Studios and Julie Kraft.   I have been practicing with Julie for two years now.  She is a fantastic instructor as she really understands all the nuances of pilates and how best to apply these to each individual.  The routines are varied and change as you get stronger so it’s always interesting and challenging (in a good way).  The studio is very pleasant and welcoming too.  I am stronger and healthier since taking up pilates.  Consider giving it a try!
Mary S.
Nashville, TN

Julie Kraft is a fantastic Pilates instructor.  She is meticulous in her attention during my private class, has encouraged me to do my best and has helped me understand my body through the workouts.  She is a certified member of the Senior Fitness Association, which in addition to being great for seniors, it also means that she will be careful  and attentive to the workouts for everyone.  She meets you where you are, and is always willing to go the extra mile!
Sharon H.
Nashville, TN

Springs Studio is the first Pilates studio to open in Nashville and the best one that I’ve been to hands down. Julie provides exceptionally attentive, personalized, and transformational instruction through both her private sessions and her small group classes. She is a highly motivated and experienced instructor, which has helped me get into great shape, really understand my body, and feel so much better in everything that I do. This is a place for all bodies, all types, all levels. Additionally, Springs Studio is a welcoming, fun, and relaxed environment for exercise. You will see results in your body and in the way you live your life. I highly recommended Julie and Springs Studio if you care about a meaningful workout!!

Alex B.
New Orleans, LA

Julie at Springs Studio is awesome. Classes are small and the attention you get is nice. Julie is so encouraging, always making a point to let you know when she’s seen improvement in your form or ability to do a routine. She is great at working with you on any health issues/limitations, providing work-arounds or alternative exercises and all without making you feel like you are taking away time or attention from the rest of the class. I’ve been going here about a year now and only wish I had found her earlier.

Gale McPherson

I have been going to this studio for over a year and half now. It is a great place to do Pilates! You can do both mat and reformer, and Julie is very friendly. She changes the workout routine weekly to challenge me.
I never get bored 🙂 I HIGHLY recommend it !!!

Susan Y.
Nashville, TN


Laura Sparer Today


Laura Sparer Before

Laura Sparer, Franklin, TN

“In the 1990’s I gained a LOT of weight – I topped out at 320#. By 2007 or so I had lost the first 50 lbs but I still couldn’t walk across a parking lot without getting winded. I had to mow my 1/8th acre lawn over 3 days; my lower back, legs and feet would bark at me after 1/2 block of walking, I bought one of those reacher-grabber thingys to retrieve objects I dropped on the floor. In 2009 I was diagnosed with metabolic disorder (I like to call it “Winning The Fat Girl Trifecta”): Hypertension, High cholesterol, and my personal favorite, Type 2 Diabetes. It was a bad, dangerous state to be in, and I started to look around for exercise I could safely do.

Enter Julie Kraft and Springs Studio. Julie was and is able to modify exercises for my ‘special needs’; I started with a dual session with a regular-sized person and we each got a hard workout doing mostly the same exercises, but modified for each of us. Amazing! Also, I was accustomed to being the biggest person in the room, but there are places I don’t go – like most gyms, that seem to emphasize appearance over health. Not the case at Springs Studio, not even a little bit.So, after 4 years, I have lost so far 130#, maybe 60 to go. With meds my metabolic “numbers” are all in the normal range, and I am SO much stronger. I’ve stopped avoiding activities that might require walking or standing, so my world has really opened up. My 6 day-a-week exercise routine involves yoga, walking, folk dance, endless gardening, and, of course, a Pilates group session with ladies who are only somewhat smaller than me! I could go on and on – would it be too extreme to state that Julie & Pilates at Springs Studio are a factor in maybe saving my life?”

Alice Johnson-Davis, TN

Alice“I chose Springs studio because of its location and size. I was searching for a studio that was close to my home and one in which the class size would be small. Springs Studio was perfect, 10 minutes from my home and where the average class size is 3-5. I also knew I was so out of shape that I would need individual attention, someone to encourage me when I was down, and someone who would ensure that I did not hurt myself. Julie has done all of these things. Springs Studio is a place where the clients are encouraging of each other, accepting of each other, and where the workout clothes are usually yoga pants and a t-shirt. Today I am pounds lighter, muscles tighter, and able to perform exercises that previously I could only look at in wonderment. I’ve often told Julie that I arrive at class feeling I am wound as tight as one of our springs and leave feeling loose and free. What a GREAT feeling…. Thanks, Alice.”

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