About VBodies




Why We’re Different


At VBodies, we keep the classes small (max 4 persons), and the studio is intimate. Matthew leads every class, and takes great care of each person in every class. Classes are a combo of Reformer Pilates, barre, mat, and Powerformer weight training. We invented the Powerformer machines to combine the results of of weight training and traditional Pilates, and to give you a total-body fitness solution in just 2 workouts per week. Plus, it's way more fun than the traditional gym!



Why We’re Different


At VBodies, we keep the classes small (max 3 persons), and the studio is intimate. Matthew leads every class, and takes great care of each person in every class. Classes are a combo of Reformer Pilates, barre, matwork, and Powerformer weight training. We invented the Powerformer machines to combine the results of of weight training and traditional Pilates, and to give you a total-body fitness solution in just 2 workouts per week.



Experience the Powerformer


The Powerformer is our patented Pilates & weight training machine (the only 4 in the world are in our studio)— that blends the powerful combination of Pilates reformer and classic weight training. The machine will help you build more lean muscle, bone density, and total strength than traditional Pilates reformer machines. You will get the results of weight training with much more safety, and less impact on your joints and spine. Even if you are injured, you can build great strength and firm solid muscles with our machine!



Experience the Powerformer


The Powerformer is our patented Pilates & weight training machine (the only 4 in the world are in our studio)— that blends the powerful combination of Pilates reformer and classic weight training. The machine will help you build more lean muscle, bone density, and total strength than traditional Pilates reformer machines. You will get the results of weight training with much more safety, and less impact on your joints and spine. Even if you are injured, you can build great strength and firm solid muscles with our machine!



About Matthew


Matthew Ryan (BSc, CSCS, CPT, Pilates)

From Matthew: "After 10 years as a personal trainer and fitness pro-- my body began breaking down at the young age of 28. I had a host of injuries and imbalances caused by my active lifestyle and traditional exercise (running, kettle bells, yoga, weight training). But I couldn't manage the pain and stopped trusting my body. I finally stepped into the Pilates studio in 2010, while working at a big gym in New York. Within a week of doing the workouts (and some frustration at first) I understood that Pilates empowered me-- the Mat exercises were a foundation of my healthy body, and the Reformer machines helped me put that body back together, and much stronger than before.

I immediately began a 2,000 hour Pilates certification journey, and spent 4 years studying under 2 master instructors. I opened VBodies Studio as a testament to our gentle, but highly effective workout style. Our Powerformer machines are unparalleled in the training world. Pilates transformed my body, and I can help you do the same."

Matthew is certified in Stott Pilates Mat (2011-12) under Brooke Taylor (NYC), and Balanced Body Reformer Level 1 (2013), Level 2 (2014), and Level 3 (2015) under Tom McCook (Palo Alto) and Ann Toran (NYC).

He has 16 years experience in professional fitness training-- 16 years certified ACE Personal fitness trainer, 4 years NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning specialist, 6 years certified Pilates mat and reformer, 8 years certified SCW Group exercise instructor.

Matthew studied Kinesiology at the University or Texas, Austin, and apprenticed for 2 years for UT Men's Basketball and Train 4 the Game, under master coach Todd Wright, CSCS. He spent 10 years training, studying and traveling in California and New York, and returned home in 2015 to open VBodies. Since opening in September 2015, he has led over 10,000 workouts at VBodies' home studio in Austin, TX, and has given over 400 free 'Intro to Pilates' workouts to the local Mueller community. He deeply cares for every member at VBodies, especially his parents, who workout at VBodies several times a week.

Miss Texas 'Texie' is the boxer puppy in the photos, she is the professional door-dog and Matthew's great companion.



About Matthew


Matthew Ryan (BSc, CSCS, CPT, Pilates)

From Matthew: "After 10 years as a personal trainer and fitness pro-- my body began breaking down at the young age of 28. I had a host of injuries and imbalances caused by my active lifestyle and traditional exercise (running, kettle bells, yoga, weight training). But I couldn't manage the pain and stopped trusting my body. I finally stepped into the Pilates studio in 2010, while working at a big gym in New York. Within a week of doing the workouts (and some frustration at first) I understood that Pilates empowered me-- the Mat exercises were a foundation of my healthy body, and the Reformer machines helped me put that body back together, and much stronger than before.

I immediately began a 2,000 hour Pilates certification journey, and spent 4 years studying under 2 master instructors. I opened VBodies Studio as a testament to our gentle, but highly effective workout style. Our Powerformer machines are unparalleled in the training world. Pilates transformed my body, and I can help you do the same."

Matthew is certified in Stott Pilates Mat (2011-12) under Brooke Taylor (NYC), and Balanced Body Reformer Level 1 (2013), Level 2 (2014), and Level 3 (2015) under Tom McCook (Palo Alto) and Ann Toran (NYC).

He has 16 years experience in professional fitness training-- 16 years certified ACE Personal fitness trainer, 4 years NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning specialist, 6 years certified Pilates mat and reformer, 8 years certified SCW Group exercise instructor.

Matthew studied Kinesiology at the University or Texas, Austin, and apprenticed for 2 years for UT Men's Basketball and Train 4 the Game, under master coach Todd Wright, CSCS. He spent 10 years training, studying and traveling in California and New York, and returned home in 2015 to open VBodies. Since opening in September 2015, he has led over 10,000 workouts at VBodies' home studio in Austin, TX, and has given over 400 free 'Intro to Pilates' workouts to the local Mueller community. He deeply cares for every member at VBodies, especially his parents, who workout at VBodies several times a week.

Miss Texas 'Texie' is the boxer puppy in the photos, she is the professional door-dog and Matthew's great companion.