Our Instructors

Nona Gardner

Nona has been certified in Comprehensive Classical Pilates Methodology by CorePilates in New York City since 2012. She is also a Certified Zumba Instructor & Barre Instructor. Nona spent 6 yrs working in Technology sales in NYC, but made a career change after becoming a mother and truly understanding the benefits Pilates provides. Pilates transformed Nona's body and confidence, which sparked her passion to help others reach their fitness goals through her motivating training! Clients who train with Nona can expect a fun, dynamic, safe and innovative session, designed according to each clients goals and needs, making every class challenging and engaging. Nona is a very focused, positive, patient, caring and inspired teacher, with her clients best interest at heart! Nona's hobbies include spending time with her baby girls and husband, traveling, exploring different cultures and food, wellness and fitness.

Please contact Nona today to book an appointment! 512-815-2622

Blake Ashburn


After 10 years as a graphic designer, Blake found a passion in personal training and Pilates. While realizing that he wasn't a 'personal trainer', Pilates struck his interest and form. 

In 2014, Blake decided to take the plunge into the world of Classical Pilates, by starting his training with Peak Pilates. Starting from scratch, he quickly learned that the world of Pilates was much more than he ever imagined. During his Level 1 training, he found a passion deeper than he thought he could through his training and clients, which brought him to Level 2. Level 2 gave Blake an understanding of Pilates that delved him deeper into his training, while opening his eyes to new exercises while building upon the foundation of Joseph Pilates. 

Blake has a strong focus of fundamental exercises, core exercises, and fun wrapped into a 55 minute session that will empower you to not only work harder, but feel stronger throughout your day.

Please contact Blake today to book an appointment! 512-815-2622


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Pia received her Pilates and dance conditioning certification through Orange Coast College in Southern California. Pia is fully certified on mat, reformer, Cadillac and chair based Pilates. She obtained her second certification through Pilates Method Alliance.

Pia gained early experience combining Pilates and rehabilitation with clients in an orthopedic and pelvic pain setting where she worked with pre and post surgery clients.

Pia recently moved from California to Texas to be near her family. Pia is excited to bring her Pilates style to the studio. Pia has over 4 years of teaching experience and she is always looking to improving her knowledge. She keeps herself busy with continuing education courses including Pre-and-Postpartum classes, Pilates for scoliosis and Pilates for MS.

Pia discover Pilates about 8 years ago, while she was in college, and fall in love with the way her body felt after each session.

Pia loves to spend time with her husband and stepson on her free time.

Please contact Pia today to book an appointment! 512-815-2622

Portia Hansen

Portia first discovered Pilates at the age 15 and has been hooked ever since! She realized even at a young age how Pilates can change your body for the better and even helped improve her chronic asthma.  
Many years later, while living in New York City, Portia became a certified Personal Trainer. Although she loved this aspect of fitness, she quickly rediscovered her love of Pilates and became a Power Pilates Instructor, teaching in both Manhatten and Brooklyn.

Portia loves teaching within the classical method of Pilates, because it works! It challenges every part of the body and you leave feeling stronger and maybe even a little bit taller. Her goal is to continually provide everyone with a safe, yet challenging and fun workout!  

When not chasing her 3 children under the age of 4, Portia can be found running or biking throughout Georgetown, pushing the kids in tow. She loves being active with her kids and teaching them the importance of exercise. She is also passionate about music and plays the piano, flute and cello. Come watch her play the cello in the Williamson County Symphony Orchestra!