Our Story


Michelle Austin

Comprehensive Pilates Instructor - Pilates Method Alliance

Balanced Body Certified Pilates Instructor

RedCord FEX 

Pilates for Golfers

Nutrition Coach - Precision Nutrition

Fascial Stretch Specialist Level 3 - Stretch to Win

Personal Trainer - PTA Global


212° Pilates Difference

Michelle credits the practice of Pilates with giving her the quality of life she enjoys with her family. While pregnant with her second child, Michelle was the victim of a hit and run accident.  She suffered chronic hip and back pain, and elected to pursue Pilates as a means of rehabilitation.  The focused exercises of Pilates helped to realign and strengthen her hips, significantly decreased the pain, and allowed Michelle to reclaim her active lifestyle.

Michelle was truly transformed by this experience, and turned a physical injury and setback into a passion for helping others.  Through extensive training and experience spanning well over a decade, Michelle’s knowledge of the human body and advanced certifications in Pilates are now enabling her clients to achieve such goals as strengthening their core, improving posture, and increasing flexibility.  Michelle is passionate about understanding each client’s health and wellness, and his or her desired fitness goals.  Clients trust Michelle to create a custom program tailored to fitness, sport, and rehabilitation.

I’ve spent 14 years sharing my knowledge through other studios, now I’ve decided to turn up the heat with Pilates 212°

Michelle’s early work spanned a variety of healthcare and fitness establishments, and exposed her to practices and members whose methods and goals were oftentimes not aligned or, even worse, counterproductive.  Although such “clubs” offered certain benefits to their members, invariably they fell short of consistently delivering the personal, holistic level of instruction and encouragement to see client outcomes fulfilled.  Pilates 212° was established to achieve this very objective by specifically combining Pilates, FST, and Nutrition.  Pilates 212° represents unparalleled care, quality, and fitness oversight.





1590 S. Milwaukee Ave.
Suite 101 Libertyville, IL 60048