Yoga Practice

Pilates | Barre | Yoga

Pilates is 'a unique and indivisible system' based on an ordered and corrective sequence of exercises which flow from one to the other.  Modifications are available for those that need it but other modalities or random exercises are not required to be added to the system itself as it is cohesive and intelligent and helps the body to repair itself.
Pilates, Barre, and Yoga share many commonalities and provide our clients with different methods in which to strengthen and lengthen both body and mind.

What to expect at Thrive…


A wide variety of classes are  taught on classical Pilates apparatus. There is a maximum of 3 per apparatus class and a maximum of 6 in mat class. 


We ask that clients arrive 5 minutes prior to class. Grip socks can be worn, barefoot is also acceptable.  


Virtual memberships and private appointments are offered for those who travel, friends/family live out of town, or simply cannot come into the studio.  

This benefit is included in our Unlimited Monthly package.


To avoid a late fee of $15, please cancel class bookings within 6 hours of the scheduled time.

Private appointments forfeit a visit for late cancellations and/or missed appointments.


Exceptions will be made if you are sick, have been exposed to or are experiencing symptoms of Covid19. 

This location boast ample parking, large restrooms that are cleaned twice daily, filtered water fountain and drink / snack machines. 




Stephanie Garner

Certified Pilates Instructor, Owner

Stephanie developed a passion for Pilates after a debilitating back injury. She worked as a Manager and Account Coordinator in the cosmetics industry for years. This is when an onset of chronic low back pain resulted in 3 major back surgeries. Years passed, and Stephanie was still in terrible chronic pain and was desperate to find relief. She began to practice Pilates several times a week and after a few short months, the results were so profound, Stephanie knew she wanted to pass on this knowledge and practice to others.

​Stephanie's training included a 500 hour comprehensive program including the Reformer, Cadillac RTC, Mat, Springboard, EXO Chair, Ladder Barrel, Spine Corrector, TRX, Functional Standing Movement and Myofascial Release through Balance Body.

​When not practicing and teaching Pilates, Stephanie spends her time cooking fresh healthy food and gardening.


Ginny Webb

Certified Pilates Instructor, Sales

Ginny first discovered Pilates when recovering from a hamstring repair. She quickly realized it was the perfect cross training regimen to strengthen her core, tone and stretch her body as well as focus her mind. Having a great outcome from practicing Pilates, Ginny became an advocate for the benefits of Pilates and obtained her Mat Pilates Certification from Vitality Studio Method in Atlanta. She is actively working on her comprehensive certification with Joel Cosby at Vitality Studio by learning the original work of Joseph Pilates through Classical Pilates Educational Coursework. Ginny grew up in Columbus, Mississippi and has a BS Degree in Business from the University of Mississippi. After receiving her Masters Degree in Business Administration from Millsaps College she worked in advertising and pharmaceutical sales. Ginny enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. When she is not teaching, she loves hiking, walking her dog (Belle), reading and playing tennis. As an instructor, Ginny has a great appreciation for Pilates adaptability and being able to meet her clients at their current level and create a program to meet their specific personal needs. Ginny has over 600 hours of teaching, training, and study. She has completed Level 1 & 2 of the comprehensive classical Pilates system certification from Joel Crosby of Vitality Method Studio in Atlanta.

Kristi Thornton

Certified Pilates Instructor, Golf Fitness Instructor

Kristi is a Certified Pilates Instructor and a Golf Fitness Instructor who earned a 500 hour comprehensive Pilates certification program including the Reformer, Cadillac RTC, Mat, Springboard, EXO Chair, Ladder Barrel, Spine Corrector, TRX, Functional Standing Movement and Myofascial Release through Balance Body.

Kristi is also Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Certified and will help you improve flexibility, stability, balance and posture on and off the course.  If you want to hit the ball father and more accurately, play more efficiently, avoid injury, improve balance, coordination, power and strength.

When Kristi is not practicing and teaching Pilates, she enjoys cycling, paddle boarding and playing golf.


Contact Us

6 Office Park Circle
Suite 119
Mountain Brook, AL 35223

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