M2M Studio is a fully equipped traditional Pilates gym offering private, semi-private and group sessions in Joe Pilates original method.
In his book RETURN TO LIFE THROUGH CONTROLOGY Joe Pilates asserts that his system of exercises “develops the body uniformly, corrects wrong postures, restores physical vitality, invigorates the mind, and elevates the spirit.”
We believe the term Pilates should not be used for any purpose other than referring to the original work and apparatus created by Joe Pilates. Pilates called his method Contrology, with the purpose of “gaining the mastery of your mind over the complete control of your body.”
Megan A. Moose
Megan was first introduced to Pilates at the North Carolina School of the Arts where she earned her high school diploma with a concentration in classical ballet. She continued to practice the method while dancing and attending NC Governor’s School, Joffrey Ballet, and later the School of American Ballet in NYC. While earning her Bachelor of Arts in Exercise and Sports Science/Athletic Training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Megan taught Pilates in the Physical Education department. She became a nationally Certified Athletic Trainer in 2003 and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist in 2007. Her professional career began in sports medicine clinics and health and fitness clubs, and she opened her first studio Precision Pilates in 2008.
Completion of Peak Pilates Comprehensive Certification required over 500 hours of observation, teaching and extensive personal practice with Clare Dillon-Palma, Sonja Mayo, Colleen Glenn, and Clare Dunphy. She finished Mejo Wiggin’s Classical Syllabus in 2011, and earned additional certification from Romana’s Pilates in 2012. Megan trains regularly with multiple teachers across the country including Jay Grimes, Kathy Ross-Nash, Brooke Siler, Mari Winsor, Chris Robinson, Dorothee Vandewalle, Peter Fiasco, Dana Santi, and Blossom Leilani Crawford. She maintains her Peak Pilates and Romana’s Pilates certifications as well as Yamuna Body Rolling certification that she accomplished with Taylor Carre in Vancouver, Canada and Dianne Glass in Sarasota, FL in 2015.
Megan graduated from Vintage Pilates Masters Program THE WORK in 2018, deepening her understanding of Joe Pilates’ Method as taught to first generation teacher Jay Grimes. She also completed Karen Frischmann’s Classical Progressions course in 2022. M2M Studio is Megan’s second studio where she fulfills her passion for helping her students achieve health and wellness through the Pilates method.
Dru Parker, a Gaston County native, attended Appalachian State University and earned her degree in Middle School Education. She taught in Gaston County Schools for 10 years before staying home with her 3 children.
She was introduced to Pilates in 2005, and received her Mat Pilates certification in 2015 with Pilates Academy International of New York. In 2016, she became certified to teach barre classes through CoreBarre of Charlotte.
In 2019, she completed her classical Pilates certification with Romana's Pilates. This prestigious, comprehensive Pilates program required over 600 hours of apprentice observations, lessons, practice teaching, and written and practical tests throughout the program. This certification has provided her with an understanding of how to safely use all of the classical Pilates apparatus and how to effectively create workouts for every individual, regardless of age, ability, fitness level, injury, or special conditions.
She is very excited to share the classical Pilates method with the Pilates community here at M2M Studio!