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Liz Hilliard

Creator, Hilliard Studio Method

A graduate of the highly acclaimed STOTT Pilates International Training Center in Toronto, Canada, Liz 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.

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Change the way you look and feel with Liz Hilliard, creator and owner of Hilliard Studio Method. Using her unique, proven, and unparalleled method, Liz helps women at any stage and any age sculpt strong, healthy, beautiful bodies and minds. Described as “Pilates on steroids,” HSM is a core-centric, total-body…

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