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At Dawn Pilates Studio, our mission is to help students achieve their fitness goals, safely and effectively.  Using both classical and contemporary methods, Dawn Pilates Studio teaches safe methods to increase core strength, and improve posture - all in support of long term health and wellness! 


A time-tested form of exercise, Pilates uses the principles of concentration, breath, control, centering, precision,  and flow. These principles, in conjunction with proven, movement-based bio mechanics, maximize the ability to achieve fitness one’s  goals. “In ten sessions you will FEEL the difference, in twenty sessions you will SEE the difference, and in thirty sessions you will have a whole new body.”  - Joseph Pilates  


Generally, physical lifestyles today lack balance and a mind-body connection. Pilates builds strong physical foundations that become the core of increased self-awareness. Toning and strengthening muscles, preventing injuries, increasing mobility, and learning to properly stabilize your joints are essential to health and wellness.


We never settle for a one-size-fits-all approach. Bodies are not alike, and our diverse fitness classes and instruction are tailored to enable our clients to achieve their fitness goals.

Meet the Team

Amanda Becraft - Studio Owner

Kayla Heitz 

Kayla began her Pilates career in 2017, working with Master Trainer Marlena Griffen in San Diego California, for a comprehensive contemporary certification through Club Pilates. She is currently pursuing the Dawn Pilates Teacher Training program as secondary education, taught by Everlea Bryant. Kayla's teaching style takes a high energy and athletic approach, while maintaining a consistency that anyone from beginners to advanced can follow along with. Her main goal as an Instructor is to help students build confidence both mentally and physically. 

Paige McGill

When I went to my very first Pilates class my body felt every muscle that I remember using from when I was a gymnast. I stuck with Pilates for 30 days and felt stronger than ever. Now that I am able to teach Pilates I hope to leave my clients feeling happy, stronger, motivated, and like they cant get enough. One of my favorite reasons for being an instructor is watching my clients achieve goals they once were not able to in the beginning of their Pilates journey. When i am not teaching Pilates, i am taking care of my two boys, hanging out with my family, practicing Pilates at home, and attending school. 

Holly Sleph 

Leslie Reid

Leslie lived in the Midwest most of her life, but has recently moved to the Outer Banks. She began her Pilates journey more than 10 years ago, with a concentration in the Essential Pilates movements. She obtained an Olympic Weightlifting Certification in 2015, and has participated in organized competitions.  Her Pilates training came in very helpful with mobility while weightlifting, and she began teaching group fitness classes in 2017 with a concentration in Barre/Pilates classes. She has focused her group instruction to emphasize proper movement, and embraces opportunities to improve/ grow in her fitness journey. She has an 8 year old and a 19 year old son whom she enjoys sharing lifes adventures with.

Eveline Carle

  A Montreal native, Eveline just moved to Frisco, NC. She owned a dance studio on Cape Cod, MA for 18 years, which provided well-rounded education and artistic inspiration in classical ballet and other form of dance as well as yoga & Pilates. She received her classical ballet training in Montreal, Canada at L'Ecole Superieure de Danse du Quebec, after which she danced with the company Les Grands Ballets Canadiens. She recently published the book "Dancing Feat" A dancer's journey to 14 golden rules of teaching. She is looking forward to joining the dynamic team at Dawn Pilates.  

Everlea Bryant - Director of Education 

Everlea is a 3rd Generation Classical Pilates Instructor trained through The Pilates Center of Boulder. She also has comprehensive Contemporary Pilates education through Balanced Body and Evolve Pilates in Gainesville, FL. She is both a professional dancer and a mom of twins, she has considerable knowledge of how the Pilates Method can be used to train a triad of populations.

Now an official TRX training Facility!

First Suspension Training course on March 20th, call for info.