Bange Pilates, located in the Lazybrook/Timbergrove area of Houston, Texas, is a boutique studio offering one-on-one classical Pilates sessions taught by a highly trained instructor at affordable prices. With the focused training that only a private session can give, you will see benefits not achievable in a group class environment. Your program is designed specifically for you and adapts with you as you progress or your needs change.
Mary Bange brings over 20 years of personal Pilates practice and more than 15 years of teaching experience to Bange Pilates.
Mary's Certifications and recognition:
Mary's studio features a private setting with equipment built true to Pilates founder Joseph Pilates original specification. Unlike mat Pilates classes offered in many gym settings or the reformer-only routines offered in many commercial Pilates studios, Bange Pilates offers sessions using an array of Pilates equipment including: Reformer, Tower, High/Low Chair, Spine Corrector, TRX Suspension Training and Auxiliary Equipment.
Mary Bange is a former world record holder in 50 kilometer run, an Olympic Trials qualifier in the marathon and an eight-time winner of the Paavo Nurmi Marathon (Mile 18 is now dedicated in Mary's name). After her successful running career, Mary whole-heartedly pursued academics; expanding on her Bachelor of Science degree in Math (summa cum laude) from the University of Wisconsin at La Crosse. She earned a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and became an educator at leading universities, including Michigan State University, the University of Oregon and the University of South Carolina.
Mary Bange has been practicing Pilates for almost 20 years and teaching Pilates for more than ten years. Her Pilates credentials are extensive:
"The one to one instruction and Mary's knowledge and experience maximizes the benefits I get from each hour session and she creates a program that is right for me."
Hillary F. (read full testimonial)(hide full testimonial)When I heard my next job would involve me moving to Houston, one of the first things I thought was “I must track down Mary”. Having trained with Mary for a year in 2007, it was great to find her again in 2013 . Aside from being a convenient location for me, now working from her home gives Mary total control of the learning environment and she applies thorough attention to those details as she does to my form! The one to one instruction and Mary’s knowledge and experience maximizes the benefits I get from each hour session and she creates a program that is right for me - as a long time middle aged runner with more enthusiasm than sense, she has made a major contribution to me staying largely injury free thanks to both her Pilates and running knowledge. If you’re looking for an easy, low effort hour, go somewhere else. On the other hand, if you want a teacher who knows just when to push and when to back off - and to know you’ve really earned that very rare (in my case) “very good”, you’ll never regret the time you spend with Mary Bange.
"I truly believe that the focus and strength I gained during Pilates allowed me to have an unmedicated birth of my daughter."
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My Pilates journey with Mary began before I was pregnant with my second child. When I found out that I was pregnant with Rachel, I did not hesitate to continue my workouts with Mary. I knew I was in very capable hands. She is extremely meticulous in her guidance of each Pilates move and is in-tune with my needs as they vary each visit. As my pregnancy progressed, my Pilates sessions evolved to safely challenge me and always left me feeling refreshed. I truly believe that the focus and strength I gained during Pilates allowed me to have an unmedicated birth of my daughter.
I looked forward to returning to my Pilates sessions once cleared by my doctor postpartum. I was astonished how I struggled to even go from laying to sitting up. Mary appropriately challenged me to quickly build my strength back up.
I have had experience with several Pilates instructors over several years. Mary is the only one that I truly trusted to continue with during my pregnancy and postpartum. Mary is laser focused at making sure each move is performed perfectly and that her pregnant and post partum clients are safely challenged each visit.
"I no longer have any back pain, my body feels more connected, and, most importantly, I perform better and more efficiently in everything I do."
Matt S. (read full testimonial)(hide full testimonial)I've been working with Mary for over two years, and in that time she has coached me into becoming a much more centered person with a much stronger core. As a golfer, my core strength is key to maintaining a repeatable swing over 18 holes. When I first started seeing Mary, I had regular stiffness in my back and infrequently finished my golf rounds with any consistency. I no longer have any back pain, my body feels more connected, and, most importantly, I perform better and more efficiently in everything I do, whether it be golf, basketball, yard work or even carrying the groceries up the stairs. Mary is very active in my training, modifying my workouts to not only to fit my abilities but also to maximize my results. She constantly adjusts each workout so that every week they are a little different, keeping them interesting and fun. Thanks Mary.
"Mary developed a Pilates cross training program that has given me more flexibility in my hip flexors and hamstrings and loosened up my tight lower back."
Dave S. (read full testimonial)(hide full testimonial)As a long term runner in my mid 50s, I use to have increasingly long gaps in my running schedule while I recovered from injuries. I have been doing Pilates with Mary for two years and have remained injury free. Mary developed a Pilates cross training program that has given me more flexibility in my hip flexors and hamstrings and loosened up my tight lower back. Pilates helps me withstand the pounding that distances up to the marathon can give it. I strongly recommend Pilates to any runner.