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About Petite Pilates

Petite Pilates was founded on the ethos that Pilates  and Barre should be accessible to all people; from young to old, and from beginners to enthusiasts.  Petite Pilates provides access to classical physical fitness and wellness well as more modern and upbeat modalities through a variety of venues, including casual mat-style "Pilates in the Park", creative workshops like Barre to Bar, and boutique, studio-based sessions my new studio in downtown Madison, CT.  Regardless of your style or skill level, Petite Pilates can help you achieve lasting physical awareness and control.

"Every movement of our life can be the beginning of great things." - Joseph Pilates



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Candace Barnes
Owner, Classical Pilates Instructor, Group Fitness Instructor

Candace started her Pilates teacher training in November of 2016. Since that time she had attended all three levels of U.S. Pilates training at Pilates Haus in Jersey City, NJ proctored by Brett Howard, Director of Education and Senior Teacher of Teachers, United States Pilates Association® LLC. Candace has been mentored by studio owner Lori Richardson and additionally has observed under other Pilates masters including Junghee Won, of the New York Pilates Studio, Sheila Mello of Pilates RI, and Iwalani Kaluhiokalani, founder of Smartbody Movement in Brookline, MA. In 2019 Candace added a Barre Above Certification and in 2022 she added the vibrant Pumped Up Strength Certification to offer even more modality variety to her clients.

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Yvette DeBrita
CPT, Group Class Instructor

Yvette has been working in the NYC fitness industry since 2014, and is a National Academy of Sports Medicine certified Personal Trainer. She also has certifications in Schwinn Cycling, Les Mills Bodypump and Bootcamp classes. Yvette believes that fitness is a passion and a way of life- while motivation may come and go, consistency is key to a happier body and mind. Yvette loves the shoreline, and looks forward to helping you feel your best! 


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Petite Pilates

Tel: 860-235-7173


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