Testimonials

KAREN V. | May 19, 2022

Nice, clean studio with pleasing lighting. Wendy has gone to great lengths to create a wonderful studio environment.

Wendy is great working with everyone and their specific needs! I highly recommend this class which Wendy gears for all levels.

ALAYNA K. | February 20, 2022

Wendy is not just a Pilates instructor, she is a miracle worker. No one has given me faith in my health, like Wendy has. I have scoliosis and within 4 sessions, I was pain free. I had been going to a back rehabilitation center and experienced extreme pain after I was finished with my appointment. Not until I started going to Wendy did I feel progress. Three years later I shattered my leg in an accident. With two trauma surgeries, not being able to walk or put any weight on my leg for a combined 5 months, then to having a major problem learning to walk again, I had lost hope. Dealing with a broken leg and knee, I felt my life was never going to be back to normal. I had been going to a physical therapist for two months and again, was concerned for my progress. Once I mentioned to my trauma surgeon what Wendy has done for me in the past, he said do not wait, she is your saving grace. Prior to seeing Wendy, I had no movement in my toes. After one session with Wendy, she was able to get me to move my toes on my own. Wendy is not your typical Pilates instructor, Wendy is an expert in her field. Whether your case is severe or you just want movement, you will be amazed by the progress, happiness, and mental growth you will have after seeing Wendy. Thank you Wendy for saving my sanity, happiness, and giving me hope that I will be normal again someday. You are my saving grace.

SCARLETT R. | August 30, 2021

I HATE exercise classes. I don’t enjoy being told what to do, I have never liked the music they play, it’s always a sad and ugly room, and someone fake cheering me on is my worst nightmare.

Studio Kinetics is not like that. I trust Wendy and would possibly follow her off of a cliff. Her music is great. The room is open and calming. When she cheers us on I feel like she really means it. She is proud of her students and wants us to be safe and strong! I have only been to 2 classes (mat) so far but I feel right at home and can’t wait for the next class!

TABITHA U. | February 04, 2021

Wendy is amazing. She is talented in her skill, and is thorough in explaining the flow of movement!

David B. | October 23, 2020

Wendy is an amazing Pilates instructor. After having a spinal fusion I needed to find an exercise program that was low impact yet would build strength in key areas. Wendy took the time to listen to all of my concerns/issues with my body after surgery and made sure she tailored a plan specific for me. I felt comfortable in all of the new things she was teaching me and that she had my best interest at heart. As long as Wendy is teaching Pilates I will never go to anyone else.

MIKE N. | October 5, 2020

I came to Studio Kinetics reluctantly, never thinking I’d be a big Pilates fan. But, after the first visit, I kept coming back because I felt better and could move through the day and my cardio workouts without pain. Wendy is much more effective than any of the personal trainers I’ve worked with. I’ve seen a noticeable and marked improvement with an old rotator cuff injury and on-going back pain. Wendy has the keen ability to notice how I move through the exercises and to make critical corrections that maximize my results. She makes the whole process fun, the hour flies by and I leave feeling terrific.

LISA N. | October 04, 2020

I love Wendy and her studio so much and feel very fortunate that she is here in Carefree. I’ve been taking Pilates for 5 years, with many different instructors in several modalities, and know that really good teachers are few and far between. Wendy is the real deal. Her background as a dancer, her years of Pilates instruction and knowledge of anatomy means she has endless variations to keep every class different and knows when your body can be pushed and when it can’t. She challenges me and makes every session fun so that I (and my hubby) keep wanting more. Highly, highly recommend!

TRACY F. | May 3, 2020

Wendy’s virtual mat Pilates classes are excellent! Her classes are the perfect combination of strength training, cardio, and stretching. I always feel stronger, more aligned, and less stressed after her classes! I recommend Wendy and Studio Kinetics for all ages and fitness levels. She is very knowledgeable about the human body and can tailor exercises and workouts to your specific needs. Give her a try, you will feel great and won’t be disappointed!

PHYLLIS L. | July 14, 2020

I wanted to get myself a terrific Pilates instructor and was certain I had when I met Wendy Ellis. She is dynamic, engaging, fluent, and fun. She is creative in choosing and challenging my body to work. Her language and demonstrations help me to understand how to engage my muscles and move my bones to achieve the desired form. She watches my execution and cues me to correct the imperfections in a way that is succinct and comprehensible. She has enormous pep and vitality and when the session is over, I always tell her it felt like ten minutes because the time always flies. I enjoy working with Wendy immensely. Her years of dance and Pilates have produced keen awareness that she translates through her expert instruction. She is inspirational.

Phyllis L
Phyllis L
March 30, 2022.
Verified
You don’t know what you are missing until you meet Wendy, the ebullient dancer and Pilates teacher of Cave Creek Studio K. She will encourage you, motivate you, and teach you with pearls of wisdom how to make your body move like God designed it to. Every class presents a variation of moves that are different from the last. Her creativity knows no bounds. I have had all kinds of physical trainers but no one has her depth of anatomical knowledge, her tireless verbal and physical instruction, and her hawk eye attentiveness. So good for you and so much fun!
Aggie D
Aggie D
October 23, 2021.
Verified
I found Wendy after more then a year of attending physical therapy for a fractured femur. I was frustrated and felt like I was making no progress. I figured I had nothing to loose,so I signed up for some private sessions.Within a few sessions I noticed a difference. I was forgetting where I left my cane,I was walking with less of a limp,my stamina was coming back. Wendy’s ability to figure out what you need and then put it into practice is amazing. I stopped physical therapy and now just attend Studio Kinetics. My only regret is that I didn’t find Wendy sooner.In a word she is amazing
Heidi Kerz
Heidi Kerz
October 21, 2021.
Verified
I absolutely would recommend Studio Kinetics to anyone who is new to Pilates or experienced. Wendy makes both her private and group sessions suitable for any age, gender, and fitness level. Both my husband and I have benefited from Wendy’s expertise in Pilates and dance. Her certifications speak for themselves. Since attending her classes, my shape has transformed. I am stronger and toned. My posture is much better, my core is stronger, and I have become more flexible than I thought possible. Unlike other places where I have gone, I look forward to both my group and private sessions. There is no judgement only encouragement not only from Wendy but my fellow Pilates people! An absolute gem in Carefree, Az.
KT in AZ
KT in AZ
October 12, 2021.
Verified
I can’t say enough about how much I love Wendy and Studio Kinetics. Wendy is so upbeat, full of energy and so encouraging and supportive. She ensures that you are working at your full potential and doing so properly. Each week is a new routine so you stay challenged and engaged. She is helping me transform and strengthen my body. I absolutely love her and her studio.
Jeannie baird
Jeannie baird
February 10, 2021.
Verified
Wendy is a true professional who is focused on meeting or exceeding your personal goals. My husband and I started at her studio 2 months ago and already feel transformed. Her workouts are hands down the most efficient you will find. Absolutely love her and her studio!
Dianna Clarke
Dianna Clarke
February 10, 2021.
Verified
I have had the sincere pleasure of working with Wendy at Studio Kinetics for some time. I can honestly tell you she has helped and inspired me in ways I never imagined. Through her depth of knowledge of body movement and her encouragement, I haven't felt this good nor strong in many years!
J Morrow
J Morrow
February 10, 2021.
Verified
Studio Kinetics has opened my eyes to whole new world of exercises. Not only did I not know what Pilates was in great detail, but I never would of dreamed the physicality the workouts can consist of. Wendy is very knowledgeable, sociable and interacts with each client in order to form the class around his/her desires and needs personally. As a former professional athlete for nearly 20 years, I feel that I dropped the ball by not incorporating Pilates into my life at an early stage. I highly recommend Studio Kinetics no matter age or the physical level you have or are interested in obtaining. Give Wendy a call today and she’ll change your life for the better!
Nadine Carlson
Nadine Carlson
December 10, 2020.
Verified
Professional, experienced and she targets my specific needs to accomplish my goals. She doesn't use a cookie cutter approach. Most importantly, she makes it FUN!!
Alayna Kowaleski
Alayna Kowaleski
December 8, 2020.
Verified
I could write a book about how my life has changed since I started going to Studio Kinetics. Wendy is a miracle worker. I have struggled with scoliosis for many many years and I had given up hope before I met Wendy. I have tried chiropractic work, physical therapy, and pain injections but nothing worked. After my first Pilates session with Wendy, my body felt relief. The pain is gone and my body moves better than it ever has. Wendy gave me hope, strength, results, moment, and a life changing path to a healthier lifestyle. I highly recommend her services to anyone and everyone!
Brittney Truman
Brittney Truman
December 4, 2020.
Verified
Studio kinetics is hands down the best pilates studio out there. Wendy is amazing, super knowledgeable, and cares about her clients. Great workouts, fantastic studio space, highly recommend!