Creator + Owner
“Change doesn’t come in your comfort zone, it comes from your edge,” says Liz Hilliard, owner and creator of Hilliard Studio Method. Unique, powerful and unparalleled, Hilliard Studio Method is a core-centric, Pilates-based workout that uses the latest techniques to get your heart-rate pumping and the sweat dripping. This high energy, low-impact workout incorporates weights and resistance training for a total body workout at any age or stage of life. Liz Hilliard says HSM is the best hour of exercise you can give yourself in order to transform your body and your mind. Clients have best described this workout as “Pilates on steroids”.
A graduate of the highly acclaimed STOTT Pilates International Training Center in Toronto, Canada, Hilliard opened her first studio, Performance Pilates, in 2002 with one goal – to pioneer an intense, cutting edge and innovative approach to personal training. In 2007 she took that vision to the next level, developing an even more radical approach to personal training and group fitness to create the most effective, efficient, results-driven workout on the market – Hilliard Studio Method®.
Today Liz, along with her daughter Clary Hilliard Gray, offers 47 live classes per week at her Charlotte, NC studio as well as over 3,000 minutes of workout videos on HSM’s streaming subscription service. In the summer of 2015 she went back to her Pilates roots opening HSM | Core, an off-shoot of the HSM brand utilizing the Lagree Fitness revolutionary M3S Megaformer, the latest in Pilates equipment. The HSM | Core 40 minute core-centric total body workout is low-impact, intense and efficient. It improves cardio endurance, builds muscle strength and promotes balance and flexibility. Through the brand’s success and expansion, Liz has emerged as a fitness industry leader strongly committed to HSM’s workout and to coaching clients that a strong, healthy body is directly connected to their mental and emotional health.