Stott Pilates® Instructor Joins 

Core Performance Fitness

Kim Alexander Buhler, a fully trained and certified Stott Pilates® instructor, is now offering Pilates conditioning classes at Core Performance located at 33 Bristol Lane in Ellicottville.

Held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 9:30-10:45 a.m., the classes are grounded in the contemporary approach to the pioneering work of Joseph Pilates and include the use of small stabilization equipment and free weights to enhance and expand upon the traditional mat work repertoire.

A mother of two sons, graduate of Lynchburg College in Lynchburg, Va., with a B.A. in Health and Recreation, Kim is an AFAA and IDEA certified personal trainer with over 30 years of teaching experience in the fitness industry. Her numerous professional certifications range from spinning to the currently popular TRX suspension trainer. She received her Pilates training at the Merrithew Health and Fitness International Training Center in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and in Boston, Mass., after which she travelled widely throughout the United States as part of the Stott Pilates® American trade show team.

Kim owned and operated the Pilates Studio at Dance Theater of Lynchburg from 2000-2012, where she not only taught Pilates conditioning to developing dancers, but drew upon her eclectic group fitness background to introduce the Pilates philosophy of core stabilization and dynamic movement to the general population. Kim also worked alongside physical therapists whose patients were often referred to her post-rehabilitation for Pilates programming geared towards ongoing restorative conditioning.

A native of Western New York, Kim studied flute at Chautauqua Institute and since relocating back to the area last spring is currently revisiting her “roots” by teaching group mat and private reformer-based work at the Institute’s Chautauqua Fitness Center.

She is excited to now be expanding her teaching opportunities to include the Village of Ellicottville and surrounding communities and looks forward to joining forces with Kim Duke at Core Performance Personal Training Studio to provide a glimpse into the unique world of core conditioning as seen through the life-enhancing vision of Joseph Pilates.

Class fees are $100 for 2 times/week/month, $120 unlimited monthly, $175 for 2 months unlimited, $15 for drop-in, and $50 for a 4 class pass. Kim Alexander Buhler can be contacted at (716) 708-3910 or via email at

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