Be Powerful.

About Us

The Method

Hilliard Studio Method’s award-winning workout promotes the strength of the spine and the power of the core while sculpting the body and strengthening the mind. Unique, proven, and unparalleled, Hilliard Studio Method takes working out to the next level to produce results that are nothing short of a total mind-body transformation. Creator and Owner Liz Hilliard has almost two decades of Pilates and personal training experience and is known for meeting women and men where they are at any stage and any age of life to empower them both physically and mentally.

Our Story

The Method started in 2007 with a request from Liz’s daughter, Clary who was hoping to get in the best shape of her life for her wedding. Liz took the challenge to heart and her passion and science-based research led to amazing results for both mother and daughter.  They realized that the physical results from HSM were unequivocal at any age. The two became business partners in 2012 until 2020 when Clary decided to step away and become a full time mom.

Hilliard Studio Method has grown to have a thriving community in all 50 states and internationally with their  online streaming platform, live Zoom classes, and fully stocked wellness boutique out of their HSM flagship studio in Charlotte, NC. Liz continues to be the driving force behind the brand which has evolved to include the Hilliard Studio Podcast with her co-host and HSM Director of Training, Lee Kennelly.

“My purpose was to create a challenging and engaging workout that would efficiently and safely change the body with the most effective, fast and lasting results.”

Meet Liz

Followers around the world have changed the way they look and feel with Liz Hilliard, owner and creator of Hilliard Studio Method. Using her unique, proven and unparalleled Method, Liz helps women at any age and any stage of life sculpt strong, healthy, beautiful bodies and minds. As a business owner, personal and group trainer, author, and motivational speaker, Liz’s goal is to share the inspiration of “Be Powerful,” her mantra and the philosophy that sets Hilliard Studio Method apart.

Liz’s first book, Be Powerful: Find Your Strength at Any Age is not only the story of how Liz created her signature Method, but also how she found the strength to overcome one of her most challenging life events, and inspires others to find their authentic and most powerful selves. Her book, podcast and speaking engagements have taken Liz to a level of national recognition

Described as “Pilates on steroids,” Hilliard Studio Method is Liz’s proprietary core-centric, total-body workout that is both safe and effective. With a supportive and positive approach to her challenging workout, Liz will push you out of your comfort zone to find your edge, not only in your body, but also your mind.

Our Giving

Annually, Hilliard Studio Method donates over $30,000 worth of services to the Charlotte community raising funds for local schools and cultural organizations as well as causes that are close to our trainers and clients hearts.

Liz also hosts empowerment classes for victims of domestic violence, fundraisers for clients undergoing medical treatment and classes encouraging women to love their bodies and feel powerful.