8218 Cantrell Rd. Ste A, Little Rock, AR 72227    (501) 683-8920

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The IM=X® Pilates Team is Qualified To Help You Reach Your Goals

Our instructors receive top-notch training in our scientifically-proven method for success. All instructors attend premiere certification courses and continuing education on our unique movement formats so that they are constantly on the forefront of the fitness field. Whether you are looking to lose inches, improve performance, reduce back pain, prevent injury, or tone up, our instructors are equipped and ready to help you meet your goals!

Emily Allen
Owner, IM=X Basic Formats Certified & TRX Suspension Training Qualified

Emily comes to us from Memphis, TN and has been happy to call Little Rock her home for the past 5 years. Prior to working at the IM=X Pilates studio, she was a competitive ballroom dancer and instructor for Fred Astaire Studio in Memphis. Her favorite dance is the Waltz. Full-time, Emily works in Marketing Communications, but has always been very active in all type of fitness classes in the local community. She first came to IM=X Pilates as a client, seeking out a low impact and spine/core strengthening program due to her scoliosis and chronic lower back pain. She loved her pilates reformer classes so much she decided to become certified so she could share the wonderful benefit of pilates with others. In 2016, Emily was presented the opportunity to purchase the business and is very excited to take on her new position as owner. Try out one of Emily's classes and you'll see her enthusiasm come to life and possibly see a few dance moves.

Melissa Burkett
Instructor, IM=X Basic, Advanced, Super Advanced, Spine, Tower and Platform Certified

An Arkansas native, Melissa was born and raised in Conway. From an early age she was on the move with dance and gymnastics. She began competitive gymnastics at 10 and continued throughout young adulthood. Melissa discovered the art of yoga while living in NYC in her 20s. This sparked a passion for lifelong mind/body wellness. She received her 200-hour yoga Alliance certification from Be Yoga, which is now YogaWorks. After moving back home to Little Rock, she continued to teach yoga at LRAC and also gave private instruction. She discovered during private yoga sessions that some clients had limitations that the “mat” could not support. This sparked her interest in Pilates. Melissa wanted to find a form of exercise that everyone could do. This led her to IM=X or Integrated Movement Xercize. She went to NYC to study and received her certification. In 2008, she opened a pilates and fitness studio in Little Rock and saw amazing growth in satisfied members over the last 8 years. In 2016, Melissa sold her business to one of our Instructors, Emily Allen. Melissa loves teaching Pilates and extremely grateful that she can continue to share this safe exercise program with clients of all levels.

Breezy Mulligan
Instructor, Balance Barre, Group Exercise & TRX Suspension Training Qualified

Breezy Mulligan, originally from Jackson, WY, has been active all her life, growing up she was a competitive swimmer and sprinter. But in the off-season when she wasn't participating in sports she found herself always searching for different ways to stay in shape like-- skiing, kiteboarding, hiking and climbing. With a degree in Mass Communication from University of Colorado, Breezy works full-time as a Marketing professional and Retail Buyer. She loves teaching barre because it allows her to stay strong, while creating lean muscle-- that way when she gets back to the mountains she can still keep up with all her friends and family! She is currently certified in Balance Barre technique and group exercise. She enjoys helping clients improve their fitness practice so they can improve their posture and develop strength while avoiding injury. When not teaching classes at IM=X Pilates & Fitness you can find Breezy climbing Pinnacle or wake boarding at the lake!

Shannon Shenker
Instructor, IM=X Basic Formats Certified

Shannon is an Arkansas native, and a wife and mother of two teenage boys. She was first introduced to pilates three years ago after suffering a traumatic foot fracture injury, leaving her in a cast for over 6 months, Frustrated and discouraged by her condition and prognosis, she came to pilates as a client in hopes of finding a workout and rehabilitation for her injury. Within weeks, doctors were astonished at the speed of her recovery, strength and range of motion. The emotional and physical benefits of pilates inspired Shannon to become an IM=X pilates certified instructor. She enjoys sharing her passion for pilates with clients and believes that this program is for anyone regardless of age, level of fitness, or physical injury.

"These moves are designed not only to tone and elongate your muscles, but also to improve your posture and help your back. So try them and start reaping the benefits"

— Fit Magazine