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      Bodyworks changed my life. My pain is gone. In my 60s, I feel better than I did in my 20s. Kim is warmhearted and funny, and she has an eagle's eye for the ways a body can get off kilter. Her classes perform miracles.
      Erin M.
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      Kim is knowledgeable, positive, and kind. Her classes move in an organized pattern to maximize each person’s potential. They are challenging but supportive, but I look forward to her wisdom, expertise, and her charming personality each week.
      Anne S.
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      I have severe scoliosis, and one leg is an inch shorter than the other. After a lot of pain, I had visions of ending up in a wheelchair. With Kim's help, I've "grown" 1/2 inch; I can ride a bike, garden, and hike. After every injury or new ache, Kim has taught me how to strengthen joints and improve balance, so I can heal and keep going.
      Kathy S.
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      The YouFit class with instructor Betsy Miller is exactly what I was looking for here on the mountain! This class is as good as any class I’ve taken at a big city YMCA. The hour long class works every muscle group and at the end you have more energy than when you started. I have seen improvement in my strength and muscle tone since I began the class. Best of all, it’s fun with good music and great people! Betsy makes sure everyone works at the fitness level that’s best for them.
      Deb D.
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      Pippa’s yoga class was great! I don’t remember ever feeling so relaxed after a yoga class!
      Teresa M.

OUR MISSION is to educate people—from collegiate students to those well into their twilight years—about how the body works and to enable them to move with ease and strength.

Located on the beautiful 13,000-acre campus of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, Bodyworks Youniversity is a perfect setting for our restorative work. We want your experience to be a “tiny vacation” from your busy life, to learn how to destress and unwind your body and soul.

We offer private and duet sessions that use heat and stretching on Pilates equipment to release and align your body before taking you to core strengthening exercises. We also offer Pilates mat classes to strengthen and tone your body, as well as to educate you about what each exercise is designed to achieve.

Exercise With Friends

Exercising with friends can be one of the most rewarding and enjoyable ways to stay active. Working out with a buddy not only adds a social aspect to your fitness routine but also provides motivation, accountability, and support. 

The Benefits of Exercising with Friends

  1. Accountability and Motivation:
    • When you have a workout buddy, you're more likely to stick to your exercise routine. Knowing someone is counting on you can keep you committed to your fitness goals.
  2. Social Connection:
    • Exercising with friends allows you to catch up and socialize while staying active. It's a great way to strengthen relationships and make new friends who share similar interests.
  3. Healthy Competition:
    • A little friendly competition can push you to perform better and achieve more in your workouts. Challenging each other can make exercising more engaging and exciting.
  4. Safety and Support:
    • Having a friend with you during your workouts can provide an extra layer of safety, especially when trying new activities or using equipment. They can also offer encouragement and support.
  5. Variety and Fun:
    • Exercising with friends opens up new possibilities for activities and workouts you might not try on your own. Trying new fitness classes or sports together can keep your routine fresh and exciting.

Tips for Exercising with Friends

  1. Find Like-Minded Friends:
    • Look for friends who have similar fitness goals and interests. This way, you can choose activities and workouts that everyone enjoys.
  2. Set Shared Goals:
    • Setting mutual fitness goals can help keep everyone motivated and on track. Celebrate each other's achievements and milestones along the way.
  3. Plan Regular Workouts:
    • Schedule regular workout sessions with your friends. Consistency is key to making exercise a habit, and having a set schedule can help everyone stay committed.
  4. Mix Up Your Activities:
    • Keep your workouts exciting by trying different activities together. From hiking and cycling to dance classes and team sports, there's a wide range of options to explore.
  5. Communicate and Respect Boundaries:
    • Open communication is important when exercising with friends. Make sure to discuss everyone's comfort levels and preferences, and respect each other's boundaries.
  6. Support Each Other:
    • Offer encouragement and support to your friends during workouts. Celebrate each other's successes and lift each other up during challenging moments.
  7. Be Flexible and Adaptable:
    • Life can get busy, so be flexible with your workout plans. If a friend can't make it to a session, adjust your plans accordingly and reschedule if needed.
  8. Celebrate Together:
    • Celebrate your achievements and progress with your friends. Treat yourselves to a healthy meal or a fun outing after a workout to strengthen your bond.

Exercising with friends can transform your fitness routine into a social and enjoyable experience. Whether you're working out in a small group or with just one buddy, the shared motivation and support can make a significant difference in your fitness journey. So, gather your friends, set your goals, and embark on an active and fulfilling journey together!

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293 Ball park Road
Sewanee, TN 37375
and on Zoom app

(423) 322-1443



Private sessions available by appointment.