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Pilates Trainer Bios


Catherine Nelson

Apprentice Trainer

Catherine started taking pilates classes over ten years ago while living in Minneapolis in an effort to improve strength, flexibility, and overall fitness. She has remained passionate about pilates after experiencing all of these benefits and more, and has enjoyed learning from diverse teaching styles at the various studios she has been a student at. Seeking to take her knowledge and skill level to the next level, she completed instructor training through Balanced Body, taking the Mat 1, Mat 2, Anatomy, and Reformer 1 modules. In addition to pilates training, she works as a learning and development professional, and is pursuing her doctorate in Leadership and Learning in Organizations. Outside of class, you’ll find her traveling, reading, volunteering, and spending time with her husband. As an instructor, she hopes to provide a class experience that is both challenging and restorative to help others increase overall well-being through improved fitness and reduced stress. She is excited to be taking the next step her in her pilates journey as an instructor with the VIM team.

Christy Benincasa

Christy Benincasa is a professional dancer, Exercise Physiologist, and Pilates instructor from Utica, NY – a new transplant to Boston (as of April 2019). She has been dancing professionally in New York since 2013 after her graduation from The College at Brockport – where she received a BFA in Dance, and BS in Exercise Physiology. In 2018, after years of training in Pilates to supplement her dance training, she decided to become certified to teach. Christy is certified on all Pilates equipment with the majority of her training following the BASI and Balanced Body programs. As a Pilates instructor, Christy has worked with a wide variety of clients; from professional athletes training for optimum performance, to training post rehabilitative clients and everything in-between. With a background in dance – she focuses heavily on form, movement efficiency, and functional training. Christy enjoys teaching classes that are physically challenging while deeply restorative and rejuvenating – with the goal of each student leaving with less tension, more energy, and a clearer mind. When Christy is not dancing or teaching Pilates, she enjoys camping, hiking, and traveling with her partner and dog, Indy.

Pilates Session Pricing


1 Private Session $95                          

5 Private Sessions $465                    

10 Private Sessions $900                    

20 Private Sessions $1740                 

50 Private Sessions $4250


1 Semi-Private Session $45

10 Semi-Private Sessions $400

20 Semi-Private Sessions $750


1 Drop-In Class $25

10 Class Package $200

Bring a friend and you’ll both get 10% off your first 10-class package!


Package 1:

2 Semi-Private Reformer Sessions and 1 Private Reformer Session (60 min) for $120 dollars.

Package 2:

2 Private Reformer Sessions (60 min each) for $120 dollars.

Cancellation Policy: A twenty-four hour notice is required for all cancellations. Client cancellations or rescheduling with less than 24 hours notice or client no shows for scheduled appointments, are subject to the cost of the service. Clients who are more than 10 minutes late for a scheduled appointment may not receive their service.

“I have been going to Sharon for over 10 years and I love every single minute of it. She is my favorite Pilates teacher because of her creativity, flexibility, and sense of humor. Since I began, I have been continuously challenged with new and different ways to increase my core strength and fitness. Sharon kicked my butt and motivated me to get in the best shape of my life for my wedding. She is someone who truly enjoys and has a passion for Pilates and your well-being. Sharon is the best in Boston, and I would recommend her in a heartbeat.” –Laura B.

“I have been a client with Sharon for a number of years, having sessions several times a week. As a former President and CEO of a nationwide company, I know what it is like to balance work with exercise…it’s tough! I have tried a variety of workout routines over the years, but I continue to work with Sharon. She is focused on what you are trying to accomplish and tailors the sessions to your goals, and I see results. I highly recommend her!” –Jim M.

“Before working with Sharon, when people talked about their love for Pilates, I never understood what they were talking about. I had tried most every studio in Boston and various trainers over the years. To be honest, I had lost faith that there was a knowledgable and caring trainer out there who would both watch and make corrections to my form instead of talking about their latest cleanse while I threw out my back.

Sharon definitely knows her stuff and will push you to be the best version of yourself! After the first 10 visits (4-6 weeks), I definitely noticed changes in my body – in appearance and flexibility. After 20 visits, wow… I’m 53 and in the best shape of my life!” –Lisa P.

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“I very much enjoyed my membership with VIM. I have to say that the highlight of my experience was personal training and small group training with Valerie. She was extremely committed to my success and helped me establish an effective goal plan. I saw incredible progress with her (I lost 10 pounds) and I am stronger, happier and healthier. I also really enjoyed her style for leading small group and yoga classes. It is clear she is passionate about this work and dedicated to her clients.”-Ani

— Ani

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