About Equipoise Pilates

Owner & Instructor

Annie Maxwell

I opened Equipoise Pilates in the summer of 2021 in Warsaw, Indiana. My passion for helping people made my dream of having a studio become a reality. With a dedicated following and a growing clientele, I introduced Pilates to my small town. Fast forward to now, I am married to the love of my life and relocated to Sarasota. As I start a life with him down here,  I am excited to share Equipoise Pilates with all of you!

I grew up dancing and later majored in Dance and minored in Arts Management at Indiana University. During my last year at college, I decided to become certified in Pilates. I’ve always sought opportunities to advance my personal knowledge. Along with my Pilates certification, I have my Yoga and Nutrition certifications. Besides all that, I love to be on the lake with my family, fish with my husband, and live life to the fullest!

The Studio

Located Near
Siesta Key

Equipoise Pilates is located on Siesta Drive near the North Bridge, only a quick drive from the beautiful Siesta Key Beach. I am located in Siesta Key Massage in the strip of the Southgate Shops.

The studio is conveniently located for you to come from near or far. I have clients come from all over Sarasota, including Downtown, out East, and down South.  There’s plenty of parking and I will be at the front desk to greet you upon your arrival.

Since relocating in January of 2023, Equipoise Pilates is quickly growing. I have plans to grow with you. Come visit me at the studio and enjoy your custom Pilates.

Frequently Asked Questions

Equipoise Pilates will take duo sessions upon request. The studio requires at least one person to have completed three sessions or the introductory package. This policy is in place to deliver the best experience for both the instructor and clients. You will feel more confident and comfortable having at least three previous sessions under your belt.

Although Equipoise Pilates primarily instructs private in-studio sessions, I love connecting with people and other business owners through collaborative events. I have both my Pilates and yoga certifications and will teach either exercise. Some of my past events include Yoga at Port Winona in Winona Lake, Indiana, Yoga for Dancers at Debra Collier’s School of Dance in Warsaw, Indiana, and Yoga to promote athleisurewear at Elysian Co., in Warsaw, Indiana.

Like anything, the more you do it, the faster and better the results. Most clients do Pilates two or three times a week. I recommend at least two times to see the best progress, but it is most important that Pilates is a manageable addition to your routine. It is better to do Pilates once a week than not at all.

All in-studio sessions are equipment based. The equipment in Pilates is fundamental to creating a foundation for proper alignment and to access mobility and strength. You would be surprised that translating equipment exercises to the mat is more difficult and strenuous on your body. Our goal is to develop strength and flexibility without any pain or strain.


I am amazed how quickly my body responded to the Pilates reformer… I’ve never seen my body change so fast

Deb Freeman