Welcome to NWA PILATES ~ a STOTT PILATES® studio

~ “Inspiring longer, healthier and happier lives” ~

Bringing the wonderful benefits of Pilates to Northwest Arkansas is what we live for. Pilates is beneficial for all ages and all fitness levels. It will truly meet you wherever you are in your fitness journey. We want our clients to learn about Pilates in a safe, comfortable, and low impact environment. From the client who hasn't felt their ab muscles in ten years to the elite athlete, we know Pilates can help you!

We hand pick the best instructors to share Pilates with our amazing clients. We will give you personal attention to ensure your safety and maximize your workout results. You will feel better after your first session, we guarantee it!

All classes require the completion of 1 Introductory Private Session at a special introductory rate before attending any classes. During this session you will learn the 5-basic Pilates principles, explore the various classes we offer, learn about the popular Pilates equipment, your mind-body connection, how Pilates can correct postural misalignment, strengthen your core, and increase your balance, control, and coordination. You will learn how to move your body as it should with grace and control, live pain-free, alleviate back pain, neck pain, and strengthen your spine to support you throughout life.

Getting started is easy. You can either use the Online Class Scheduler to book your classes, find our class schedule, and pay for your classes or you can accomplish this via the MINDBODY Connect app which can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play.

Pilates is comprised of more than 500 exercises that are performed either in a mat-based workout or by using special resistance equipment that was developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 1900s. The equipment used in Pilates emphasizes spring resistance. Pilates training strengthens the core of the body - the deep abdominal muscles, gluteus muscles and the deep intrinsic muscles surrounding the spine. Pilates elongates the spine, increasing the elasticity of muscles and the flexibility of joints. It is the balance between strength and flexibility that reduces the potential for injury.

Pilates emphasizes the flowing movement that requires the use of multiple muscle groups simultaneously. Pilates avoids emphasizing on the strength of stronger muscles while neglecting those that are already weak. By focusing on the balance between all working muscles, Pilates can benefit those recovering from injury as well as anyone seeking good posture. Controlled breathing and concentration are crucial, making Pilates a true workout for the body and the mind.

STOTT PILATES® is a contemporary approach to the original exercise method pioneered by the late Joseph Pilates. Co-founders Moira and Lindsay G. Merrithew, along with a team of physical therapists, sports medicine and fitness professionals, have spent more than a decade refining the STOTT PILATES® method of exercise and equipment. This resulted in the inclusion of modern principles of exercise science and spinal rehabilitation, making it one of the safest and effective methods available. This clear and detailed approach forms the basis for STOTT PILATES® training and certification programs. It is used by rehab and prenatal clients, athletes, celebrities, and everyone in between.

The Benefits

  • Creates longer, leaner muscles with less bulk and more freedom of movement
  • Improves postural problems
  • Increases core strength/stability and peripheral mobility
  • Helps prevent injury while enhancing functional fitness and ease of movement
  • Balances strength and flexibility; heightens body awareness
  • No impact, easy on joints; complements other methods of exercise
  • Customizable for everyone from rehabilitation patients to elite athletes
  • Improves performance in sports such as golf, skiing, tennis, etc.
  • Improves balance, coordination and circulation

Meet The Team

"Physical fitness is the first prerequisite of happiness" ~ Joseph Pilates


Jodi Helton - Owner

STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor
Certified Vegan Lifestyle Coach & Educator

Jodi is the Owner of NWA Pilates and has been a dedicated student and teacher of the Pilates method for over ten years. After her own very personal success story with Pilates, she knew she needed to share the gift of Pilates. Jodi is a proud graduate of the STOTT PILATES® Certification Program, a Certified Total Barre and CORE Barre Teacher, an AIS (Active Isolated Stretching) Teacher, a Certified Health Coach, and has experience working with prenatal and rehabilitation clients. Jodi also studied in NYC at the Main Street Vegan Academy and proudly holds a certification as a Main Street Vegan Lifestyle Coach and Educator. Jodi firmly believes that making a lifestyle change, including eating healthy and being active, is the only way to live a longer, healthier, and happier life.

Favorite food: Green Olives and Candy (yes, I'm a recovering sugar addict)
Favorite vacation spot: Hawaii
Little fun fact: "I am deathly afraid of snakes"


Martha - Studio Coordinator

STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor

Martha is a native of Springdale,AR, and received her B.A. in Dance at Randolph College. After recently moving back to NWA, Martha wanted to discover movement through a different set of lenses, and decided to take a Total Barre class at NWA Pilates. The connection between Total Barre and her dance training were very in sync that she knew this was a match for her! Martha is extremely excited to be apart of the NWA Pilates family, and cannot wait to share her energy and passion for movement through Total Barre with her students!

Favorite food: Asian
Favorite vacation spot: New York City
Little fun fact: "I am a first generation Laotian American(my parents are originally from Laos). I used to hate explaining to people "what Laos was," because it made me feel like I was from outer space, lol. However, I've grown to be very proud of my heritage, and I love introducing people to their first Laotian American..."



STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor

When Savannah was 8 years old, she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Then at 11, she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. She had severe joint pain and could barely tie her own shoes, or fully extend her arms. Her muscles suffered as did her blood sugar levels from lack of exercise. Someone recommended she do Pilates and within a year she was able to move better, with less pain, walk for extended periods of time, take the staircase at school, and dance again. Pilates has always been her saving grace and it was in January of 2014 she started training to become an instructor. Savannah is now a STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor in Pilates Reformer and Pilates Matwork. Savannah holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Environmental Sciences from the University of Arkansas and a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health from the University of Central London. She's such a true testimony of how Pilates can change your life!

Favorite food: Indian Food
Favorite vacation spot: Sydney, Australia
Little fun fact:"Savannah loves to travel all over the world and is always saving money for her next adventure!"



STOTT PILATES® Trained Instructor

Heidi is a native of Illinois and has lived in IN, NY, PA, NJ, MD, GA, and now calls Northwest Arkansas home for the second time in ten years. She studied to be a health counselor before completing her master’s in Mental Health Counseling and is currently enrolled in a doctoral program for Higher Education and is a STOTT PILATES® trained instructor. Heidi enjoys all forms of fitness and found Pilates about 13 years ago, which has given her more confidence and better posture. She is passionate about incorporating multiple forms of fitness into her classes and is currently obsessed with Pilates on the Reformer. Pilates is such an integral component of her life, so much so that her son thinks every form of fitness and weight training is called Pilates.

Favorite food: Home grown tomatoes and Coca-Cola in a glass bottle (but I only drink one a year)
Favorite vacation spot: Florida
Little fun fact: "I was an extra on television and movies for a couple of years while I lived in the Northeast"



STOTT PILATES® Trained Instructor

Laura is a mostly native Arkansan, residing here since she was 8 years old. In November 2013, Laura found NWA Pilates and began taking mat & Total Barre classes and was instantly hooked! She connected with the mind-body experience and how she could see and feel the overall benefits of Pilates after each session. It was then that Laura decided to become an instructor and share her love of Pilates! Laura is a Certified Total Barre Teacher and a proud mommy to her sweet baby girl, Hazel! Laura contributes her ability to "bounce back after Hazel" to her consistent Pilates practice before, during, and after.

Favorite food: Mexican
Favorite vacation spot: Jamaica
Little fun fact: "I have an embarrassing burping problem :-) "



Certified Instructor of Foundation Training

Rebecca is a California Native, most recently from Chicago, and has been in Northwest Arkansas since 2011. She has been active her entire life, walking, biking, swimming, hiking, you name it. Rebecca firmly believes that focus on core strength and stability is important to all movement in life. Rebecca is a STOTT PILATES® trained instructor and Certified Instructor of Foundation Training. Rebecca loves to teach her clients functional fitness at all levels. Come try a mat class with Rebecca and we promise you will feel muscles you have never felt before in a low impact environment.

Favorite food: Berries, Spinach and Dark Chocolate
Favorite vacation spot: Mount Hermon, CA
Little fun fact:"I played the oboe for three years"



STOTT PILATES® Trained Instructor

Growing up in New York, Candy took instruction in multiple ballet styles and later migrated to teach dance at a church in Houston, Tx. She later began dancing and touring with His Company International and has performed in Russia, Africa, Turkey, Israel, and among other nations teaching and training other church ministries in ballet, flags, fabrics, and tambourines, to name a few. Candy recently made NWA her home and began teaching dance classes at her church and also started taking pilates classes and fell in love with it. Candy decided to combine her love of teaching and her love of pilates by completing STOTT PILATES® training.

Favorite food: Mexican
Favorite vacation spot: Bora, Bora & Fiji
Little fun fact: "I was a licensed cosmetologist"

Client Testimonials

I had heard of Pilates, but did not really know what it was -- actually felt that it was something that I would not be able to do. I met with Jodi and her knowledge was very impressive. I have been with Jodi for some time now, and I am impressed that she continues to receive Pilates education on a regular basis. Since I have been doing Pilates with Jodi, I have noticed an improvement in my posture, strength, and a decrease in back pain. I can honestly say that I love going to Pilates with Jodi! She is a very kind, encouraging, intelligent, and a wonderful advocate for STOTT PILATES®.

- Vickie

I have finally fallen in love with exercise thanks to Jodi. Pilates has helped me with so much. I had low back pain that prevented me from doing many things. Jodi worked with me and her knowledge of Pilates is amazing. She is very patient and fun. She will definitely challenge you if that's what you are looking for.

- Jamie

When I started Pilates, my job required a lot of travel. Sitting on airplanes and driving/riding in cars almost every week across several states had my body sore, tight and tense. I also had knee pain. Pilates changed my life! I started with a mix of mat Pilates, equipment and reformer classes. My first classes were comical with my lack of core strength and poor coordination. The key was having instructors who stood beside me to teach me the proper procedures and work with me to build my confidence. There is much emphasis on proper breathing and alignment during all classes. Pilates makes me feel great - it stretches and lengthens my muscles, using muscles I never knew I wasn't using, and strengthens my abdominal core. My flexibility is much improved as well as my endurance.

Jodi and team are caring, professional and certified Pilates instructors. The key to effective Pilates lies within the instructor understanding of each clients individual needs and you get this at NWA Pilates.

- Lori

I discovered Pilates three and a half years after my son was born. I found myself looking at photos and not even recognizing myself. I was very unhappy with the way I looked and felt. During this time, God plopped Jodi down right in front of me. I don't know why it took me so long, but eventually, I worked up the courage to start going to pilates classes. I found myself feeling unsure again. But every time I walked into the studio, there was a smiling and encouraging Jodi. "You look great today!" "Girl, you look like a new person!" "You have great form!" "Keep up the good work!"

NWA Pilates is full of people of all ages, all sizes and all different skill levels. I have no idea how Jodi keeps us all straight, but she manages to challenge everyone at their own level and I've never seen anyone leave with anything but a smile! Jodi has a wonderful group of very talented instructors. None of them teach like any of the others. All of the classes are different. However, no matter the instructor or the class, the same amount of support and encouragement is felt.

- Brandi

What We Offer

"The Mind, when housed within a healthful body, possess a glorious sense of power" ~ Joseph Pilates


Power Mat

Power Mat is done on a Pilates mat, using a sequence of exercises designed to strengthen the core muscles of the pelvis, abdomen and back to improve balance, trunk strength and flexibility, and relieve chronic pain. The use of props, such as stability balls, pilates circles, toning balls, and stretch bands, can be incorporated to assist during an exercise or to challenge the participant during the sequence.


Pilates Reformer

The Pilates Reformer is an amazing piece of equipment that uses spring based resistance to strengthen and lengthen your muscles in record time. Springs, leverage, and body weight are used as resistance while performing movements targeting specific muscle groups. Workouts consist of controlled, flowing movements working your muscles through a full range of motion. The reformer adds increased resistance to the movement.


Equipment Class

This class uses various pieces of Pilates Equipment such as, the Pilates Reformer, the Pilates Tower/Spring Wall, and the Pilates Chair to take your Pilates workout to the next level. The stability chair is considered to be the most challenging piece of Pilates equipment in terms of building strength in the legs and shoulders. The spring wall is ideal for new people who experience neck tension, and people with disc issues.


Power Ball

This class incorporates challenging stability ball modifications to improve core strength, balance and endurance. Besides developing good overall muscle tone for your entire body, the ball provides numerous other benefits that range anywhere from rehabilitating back, hip, and knee injuries to delivering a powerful workout to improve core stability, posture, and muscle balance.


Cardio Tramp

Boost your metabolism, increase strength and maximize your flexibility with the STOTT PILATES® Cardio Tramp & Jumpboard Interval Training. This awesome accessory is added to the reformer to increase your heart rate, build strength, and torch some serious calories. This heart pumping, calorie burning, total-body cardio and core challenge will leave you feeling invigorated.


Power Barre

Barre integrates elements of Pilates, dance, cardio & strength training, and is fully expandable and adaptable to any client. Total Barre teaches choreography, exercise essence, and correct biomechanics of movement.

  • All class information is subject to change without notice. Please check the Online Class Scheduler for the most up-to-date information.
    All classes require the completion of 1 Introductory Private Session at a special introductory rate. Email, call or text (479) 866-0005 for more information.
    Health Coaching is by appointment only, email Jodi@nwapilates.com to schedule your first session.

    Time Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
    8:30 - 9:20am   -Reformer Sculpt -Power Barre   -Power Mat -Reformer Challenge -Power Mat
    8:30 - 9:00am       -Cardio Tramp      
    9:00 - 9:30am       -Restorative Reformer      
    9:30 - 10:20am             -Reformer Challenge
    11:30 - 12:20pm   -Power Ball     -Pilates F.I.T. -Power Barre  
    12:00 - 12:50pm   -Equipment Class -Balance & Strength
    -Reformer Sculpt
    -Power Barre
    -Reformer Challenge
    12:00 - 12:30pm         -Cardio Tramp    
    6:00 - 6:50pm     -Reformer Challenge -Power Ball -Reformer Sculpt    
    6:00 - 6:30pm   -Cardio Tramp          
    6:30 - 7:00pm   -Restorative Reformer          
  • Mobile App Setup

    You can either use the Online Class Scheduler to book your classes or you can use the MINDBODY Connect app to find our class schedule, instantly book the classes you want, and even pay right from your phone.

    Using the app is easy:
      Download it on the App Store or Google Play
    • Launch the app and sign in using the same username and password as the Online Class Scheduler
    • Tap on the Discover link at the bottom of the app and search for NWA Pilates
    • Find NWA Pilates on the map and tap on it, then click the star to make it a favorite
    • You can quickly find us the next time you launch the app by tapping on Favorites at the bottom and then tapping on NWA Pilates to view upcoming classes and book them instantly
  • In some respects Pilates is like Yoga. Both are considered mind-body type methods of movement; both emphasize deep breathing and smooth, long movements that encourage the mind-body connection. The difference is that while Yoga requires moving from one static (still) posture to the next, Pilates flows through a series of movements that are more dynamic, systematic and anatomically-based incorporating resistance equipment. The goal with STOTT PILATES® exercise is to strengthen the postural muscles while achieving optimal functional fitness.

    STOTT PILATES® considers its training style to be the “contemporary approach” to Pilates. STOTT PILATES®, with the use of physical therapists, anatomists and biomechanical experts, looked at the exercises that comprised Joseph Pilates original teachings and combined that with what we now know about how the body functions and developed a new approach. STOTT PILATES® created modifications for many of the exercises in order to better suit all body types including those recovering from injury. Performing a postural analysis in order to better program for all clients was included. STOTT PILATES® prides itself on training the body to re-establish the natural curves of the spine whereas Joseph Pilates’ teachings were all done in a flat back position. For additional information please view the STOTT PILATES® website at stottpilates.com.

    Although you should always consult your physician before starting any fitness routine, a Pilates workout is gentle and controlled with no sudden jarring actions. It is therefore more important that you work with a qualified instructor to ensure that you are doing the movements correctly. An experienced instructor will be able to modify the exercises to accommodate your limitations, continually challenge you within your range and monitor your improvements. If you commit yourself to a consistent workout schedule you will certainly feel results.

    You can expect an increase in strength, flexibility, mobility, balance, and body awareness, as well as a decrease in back pain or other general pains.

    Pilates alone is not a weight loss program. Pilates can be a positive addition to your overall weight loss program. Weight loss occurs when the number of calories consumed is less than the number of calories expended. The most successful and healthy way to achieve weight loss is an exercise plan that includes an aerobic component coupled with a strength training component, such as STOTT PILATES® exercise, and following a balanced diet. Combining Pilates with aerobic exercise also offers additional benefits: greater mind-body connection, improved posture, flexibility and functionality.

    Pilates is three-dimensional (i.e. exercises can be performed using all movement planes). Spring resistance more closely resembles muscular contraction. Emphasis is on concentric/eccentric contraction for injury prevention. STOTT PILATES® exercise is customizable for special needs. In Pilates exercise, emphasis is placed on rebalancing muscles around the joints. Pilates corrects over-training and muscle imbalance that leads to injury. Pilates emphasizes balancing strength with flexibility (for injury prevention and more efficient movement). STOTT PILATES® exercise leads to an improvement in posture and body awareness. Weight training and STOTT PILATES® can be combined in your fitness program and are a great compliment to each other.

    The average active person doing 2-3 classes per week should see some results within 10-12 classes. This will vary depending on each individual and other factors such as the number of classes a person takes each week, whether they are private or group classes, whether they participate in other physical activities, and whether they have any existing injuries. It is also important to work with a well trained instructor.

    STOTT PILATES® exercise is a musculo-skeletal conditioning program. It is ideal in combination with some kind of cardiovascular exercise (walking, running, aerobics, aqua fitness etc.), and a great compliment to your weight training program.

  • Studio Etiquette
      What to wear - dress comfortably but avoid clothes that are extremely loose fitting. No shoes will be worn during the session but socks are required (gripper socks recommended). Please do not walk through studio with shoes on.

    • Please silence or turn off all cell phones, pagers, iPods, etc.

    • Please refrain from wearing heavy lotions, perfumes, etc, as it damages the Mats and equipment.

    • Please refrain from bringing children, pets, friends, etc to your session. Only those paying for sessions are allowed in the studio.

    • Please refrain from arriving early or late for your session. Typically, sessions are scheduled back-to-back, so to ensure all clients are given personal attention and sufficient workout time, please arrive to your session on time.
    Age Policy

    All participants must be 16 years or older to participate in classes.

    Payment Policy

    All sessions must be paid for in advance using our Online Class Scheduler. This will ensure your preferred appointment time is reserved. Contact us with questions regarding this policy.

    Cancellation Policy

    All cancellations or rescheduling requests require 24 hours notice. No exceptions other than medical emergencies. If cancellation is not received within 24 hours of appointment, you are responsible for payment of the session. Monthly Unlimited clients that do not attend class or fail to give 24 hours advanced notice will be charged a $20 fee for equipment classes and a $10 fee for non-equipment classes. All cancellations can be made through the Online Class Scheduler.


    NWA PILATES does not offer refunds. If for any reason you need to discontinue your Pilates practice, your session will be placed on hold for up to six months.

    Privacy Policy

    Your privacy is valued at NWA Pilates. We promise never to sell or share your personal information. We will protect your information as we would our own.

Pricing Options

"Pilates restores physical vitality and invigorates the mind" ~ Joseph Pilates

Non-Equipment Classes

Includes Mat Pilates, Pilates on the Ball, Total Barre, Balance & Strength, and Stretching Classes

Number of Sessions Price Per Session Package Total
10 $13 $130
5 $15 $75
1 $20  
Monthly Unlimited   $229

Equipment Classes

Includes Pilates Reformer, Cardio Tramp, and Pilates Circuit Classes

Number of Sessions Price Per Session Package Total
10 $23 $230
5 $25 $125
1 $30  
Monthly Unlimited   $249


2-3 people. Clients must prearrange group

Number of Sessions Price Per Session Package Total
10 $35 $350
5 $40 $200
1 $45  


One-on-One personal training

Number of Sessions Price Per Session Package Total
10 $65 $650
5 $70 $350
1 $80  
Introductory Private Package
(1 Private Session)

Health Coaching

Health Coaching provides guidance, support, motivation, and me as your cheerleader to help you become a healthier version of yourself. Whether you're an omnivore looking to get healthier or a vegetarian looking to go vegan, we can work together to accomplish your goals.
Click on the desired package below to purchase and then email Jodi@nwapilates.com to schedule your first session.
All sessions are 45 minutes and include a personalized "Go Clean, Get Lean" program designed just for you!

Number of Sessions Total Cost Package Description
1 $65 During this consultation, you talk and I listen. We discuss your goals and how to get you started on your path to health and wellness.
3 $165 Over three sessions you get to choose which topic we discuss each week. You can choose topics such as "health & diet" or "emotional eating" or "fitness" or "tips in the kitchen" or we can discuss any topic that is concerning you in regards to where you are on your journey. You will gain valuable insight on how to address concerns and make healthy changes.
6 $295 Throughout six sessions we will cover health, diet & meal plans, kitchen tips, living in the real world and staying healthy, keeping your sanity cooking for your family, and more!

What Pilates Can Do For You

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How to find us

"If at age 60 you are supple and strong, then you are young" ~ Joseph Pilates

Contact Information

NWA Pilates is located in Bentonville, AR on the second floor of the Park Plaza business suite just off I-49 at Exit 85 on Walton Blvd. Park Plaza has the painted horse on the corner of Walton Blvd and Medical Center Pkwy opposite of Krispy Kreme and Panera Bread. The studio offers easy and convenient access from Bentonville, Rogers, Bella Vista, Lowell, Springdale, and Fayetteville.

NWA Pilates
1401 SE Walton Blvd Suite #209
Bentonville, AR 72712

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