About Pilates

From the Pilates Method Alliance:

“Pilates is a method of exercise developed by German-born Joseph Pilates. In 1926, Joseph and Clara Pilates brought their exercise system, originally called ‘Contrology’, to New York City. The Pilates method is a physical movement program designed to stretch, strengthen and balance the body. Pilates exercise focuses on postural symmetry, breath control, abdominal strength, spine, pelvis and shoulder stabilization, muscular flexibility, joint mobility, and strengthening through the complete range of motion of all joints. Instead of isolating muscle groups, the whole body is trained, integrating the upper and lower extremities with the trunk.”

About Suzi Malensek


Suzi was born and raised in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. After being a “stay-at-home” mom raising two wonderful sons, she decided to put her energy into her passion for movement; Pilates was the perfect fit!

In 2007, Suzi received her certification through the Peak PilateSystem, a classical approach to teaching Pilates. Watching her clients reap the benefits of becoming stronger, more flexible and reshaping their bodies motivates her to continually learn and understand the multifaceted aspects of the system Joseph Pilates developed.

About Suzdio

Suzdio is a home studio located in Glenwood Springs.

Sessions are 55 minutes in length and include work on a combination of reformer, tower end, chair, high ladder barrel and mat according to the client’s needs. Individual sessions are available along with duet and trio sessions.