Welcome to Equipoise Pilates

Hi & welcome to Equipoise Pilates! I’m the owner & Pilates specialist Annie Maxwell. Arguably the best part of my job is working one-on-one with amazing clients like you and seeing how Pilates transforms your body and enhances your quality of life. Equipoise Pilates is a little slice of heaven. Your custom Pilates practice will leave you sore like you went to the gym, yet refreshed like you came from the spa. Joseph Pilates once said, “In ten sessions you’ll feel the difference, in twenty sessions you’ll see a difference, and in thirty sessions you’ll have a whole new body.” My promise is the same – I hope to see you at the studio soon!

Why Equipoise

Custom Practice for Custom Bodies

Equipoise Pilates separates itself by providing a tailored approach to low-impact body conditioning (aka Pilates). Pilates was never designed to be a one-size-fits-all form of exercise.  Equipoise’s customized approach allows me to cater to a range of needs and abilities. Every person that walks through my door has different needs — that’s where my expertise and thoughtful planning come into play.  The Pilates practice that I develop and coach you through, coupled with your dedication and consistency, will “give you suppleness, skill, and natural grace that will be unmistakably reflected in the way you walk, in the way you talk, and in the way you play” as Joseph Pilates once said. My mission is to develop strength, mobility and balance in your body, but more importantly, in your life.  And to keep it interesting, you won’t do the same session twice!

About Equipoise


From childhood into early adulthood, my life was dance. Through and through I am a mover and have a special knack for understanding movement mechanics. This speciality naturally fed into Pilates. Therefore, during my last year at Indiana University as a dance major, I earned my 600-hour Comprehensive Pilates Teacher Certification from Corinna Cosentino at Lotus Pilates in Bloomington. After graduating from IU, I was ready to seek out my own clients. I moved back to my hometown in Northern Indiana and rented studio space from my childhood dance studio. Fast forward to today in Sarasota, Florida where I am now married to the love of my life and sharing Pilates with all of you. As a movement specialist, I am prepared to help you reach your goals and needs. I strive to transform your body and enhance your quality of life one session at a time.


I attend private sessions at Equipoise mainly due to a recurring back injury from sports. Annie is absolutely amazing and took the time to listen to exactly what my goals were and customized a program accordingly.  She ensures that the exercises are comfortable yet challenging and listens to feedback.   I had my first pain-free golf season since my injury and look forward to many more!

Jeff Sroka