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Meet Our Leaders

Call us biased, but the best of the best in the Dallas fitness scene call SESSION Pilates home. 

We thought it would be fun to take a moment and share a few not-so-known things about the bad-ass women who help lead our team. So, without further ado, here they are . . . 

Brittany Grignon, Owner 

She is the woman behind this not-so-little obSESSION. Need we say more? Meet our founder and operating owner, Brittany Grignon.

Who is your alter ego?

If Chelsea Handler and Sandra Bullock had a baby, I would be it. I can be crude/direct (I get it from my mamma), but I’ll do it with a smile and good intent. 

What is your guilty pleasure?

Puzzles. Sitting in silence (it’s really nice). French fries. Eating off the plate of whatever my boyfriend orders at a restaurant… he loves that about me. 

What can people expect from your session?

I’m a pusher. And that doesn’t mean I’ll push you past your limits, but I’ll definitely ask you to explore them as well as take note of how your body feels while doing so.

West Gissinger, Director of Quality Control

She is the epitome of what SESSION is all about and, basically, our in-house Beyonce. Meet our Director of Quality Control, West Gissinger. 

If you could have dinner with 3 people, dead or alive, who would they be?

I would laugh my ass off with Ellen, Peyton Manning and James Cordon. Or get the scoop on all things wellness with Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson and Julianna Hough. Or—just because I’m so curious as to what they are actually like in person—Kim Kardashian West, Kourtney Kardashian and Khloe Kardashian, but Kris Jenner and Scott Disick would have to be there, too. 

What is your favorite body part to burnout on the reformer?

Abs. (*TBH: We could have answered this one for her considering she has a pretty solid following with her #westsworldabattack.)

What can people expect from your session?

Effective movement and an extra challenge.

Caroline Berko Hurt, Lead Instructor

She is our very own tiny dancer turned Pilates pro. Meet Caroline Berko Hurt. 

How would you describe yourself in 3 words?

Spunky. Organized. Up-beat.

Where can we find you when you aren’t at the studio?

Taking yoga, teaching ballet or consuming lots of good food and wine with friends somewhere in Dallas.

What can people expect from your session? 

Simple exercises that have a ‘silent killer’ effect, and in the background you will hear me laughing at my own jokes, and songs you can sing along too. 

Ashley Hopson, Lead Instructor

Sometimes all we need for a good ab workout is this lady and her jokes. Meet Ashley Hopson. 

Who is your alter ego?

Kristen Wiig + Leslie Knope, with a side of Rupaul.

What is your guilty pleasure?

Sitting front row at Alamo Drafthouse, fully reclined, wine in hand, watching a movie with my honey.

What can people expect from your session?

Focus on technique, working strength with stretching, mindfully connecting movement with breath and maybe a few laughs to put an extra pep in your step. 

Judi Moore, Lead Instructor

We gave her the nickname Sweet Judi for a reason. But, don’t let that fool you… Her sessions can be a little salty. Meet Judi Moore.

What is your guilty pleasure?

The beach, a cocktail and a great book.

What is your go-to Pilates exercise?

Arabesque — I appreciate the length it creates while building strength.

What can people expect from your session?

We’re gonna move! 

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