Welcome to Ischyra Soma Fitness.

Welcome to a classical exercise movement experience that will challenge you,  boost your flexibility and increase your core strength. We provide a balanced workout tailored to your needs so that you look better, feel great and reach unparalleled results!

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Ischyra Soma Fitness

When I thought about what I wanted to name my company, I wanted something that reflected the creator of Pilates in some unique way, but I also did not want to pigeonhole what my company could be. Ischyra Soma Fitness (ISF) is all about Pilates, let us be clear, but it also offers the GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® methods with plans to add personal training and physical therapy services in the future. How would I be able to convey all of this in a name? The creator of Contrology, or Pilates, was Joseph Pilates. His father was a gymnast and a native of Greece. Pilates was infatuated with the classical Greek ideal of a person who is balanced equally in mind, body, and spirit. The vigorous set of physical exercises he created, requires, and develops muscles, strength, balance, coordination, and flexibility which requires a strong body. The common denominator between all the exercise modalities that ISF offers is they develop and require a strong body. Most people know that “soma” is Latin for body. So, I searched for the Greek word for “strong” and hoped that it was catchy and lyrical. I found the word, “ischyra”. According to Strong’s Concordance, ischyra (ischuros, ἰσχυρός, ά, όν) is a Greek adjective that means strong or mighty. It is used to denote physical strength (i.e., mighty, powerful, vehement, sure). Click on the link to hear how to say it:  What does ισχυρά (ischyrá) mean in Greek? (wordhippo.com). Welcome to Ischyra Soma Fitness! I look forward to working with you! Yours in strength and grace, Eshael M. Johnson, MS

Better living through strength and grace™


GYROTONIC® tower classes designed to develop core strength, improve posture and increase overall fitness for YOUR individual needs.

Pilates Mat

Utilizing precision and control, you will do a series of movements that will stabilize and strengthen your core and sculpt your muscles.

Pilates Apparatus

Designed to help accelerate the process of stretching, strengthening, body alignment and core strength started by the Mat work.


GYROKINESIS® exercise is a unique, holistic approach to movement that coordinates movement, breath and mental focus.

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For all levels and all bodies

Pilates is wonderful for every age. Seniors and athletes, in particular, can really benefit from a Pilates practice and improve stability, strength, stamina and stretch.

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