Chelsie Russo discovered Pilates while searching for an alternative to surgery after a complicated second pregnancy. Chelsie shifted her focus from childcare, where she was a preschool teacher for 10 years, after falling in love with the Pilates Method, and dove into teacher training in 2015. She enjoys teaching others how to develop their bodies and is excited to share her love of the Method with clients at Dragonfly Pilates.


Chelsie instructs the following:
  • Beginner Apparatus
  • Each apparatus class includes the use of uniquely designed apparatus in conjunction with the mat work. The apparatus use springs and supports, creating isometric resistance with the body's weight to massage, align, stretch, and strengthen muscles.

    This class is for those new to the apparatus or Pilates in general.

  • Beginner Mat
  • Pilates Matwork helps to re-pattern the body to its natural postural ideal, while also developing overall strength, flexibility and body awareness. This class is a great way to learn the fundamentals of the Pilates Method.

  • Mat with Toys
  • By combining the ball, BOSU, foam roller, magic circle and towel exercises, this class challenges the core in ways you've never experienced. Instructor approval is required to attend this class.

  • Bodhi Suspension System
  • Suspension Training Just Grew Up.
    The Bodhi System is the perfect blend of strength and bodyweight conditioning, Pilates, and balance training. By taking the body out of alignment with gravity, the body's deep core muscles are challenged, and total body strength, dynamic stability, and flexibility occur.
    The ideal complement to your Pilates or personal training practice, Bodhi adds standing, balance, and stability elements that bodies respond to and enjoy. 

  • Apparatus Circuit
  • Work your way around the Pilates world! This class is a strength-building journey on each apparatus... From reformer to tower to chair to Bodhi, neither your mind or body will be bored!

  • Power Mat
  • Push your mat work to the next level! Low reps, high intensity, and seamless flow make this class challenging and fun. Instructor approval is required to enroll in this class.