About Blackgirlsdopilates2

I created BlackGirlsDoPilates2 to spread 
Education and Awareness about Pilates to Women of Color!
Pilates and Dance are my Passion.
My purpose has always been to spread awareness about Pilates. Beautiful, Chocolate  images. 
As well as introducing pilates to women of color and
educating them of the enriching benefits Pilates adds to their Health and wellness.

About Paula Marie





 I'm a certified Pilates Trainer/Fitness /Dance Instructor with years of experience. I've had the honor to manage fitness programs and facilities at the Commercial, Private and Government levels for the past 15 years. My love for Pilates beckoned me to open my Pilates studio in 2007. 

     Before my fitness journey began I danced professionally for Chuck Davis' company, The African American Dance Ensemble and taught Dance and Theater Movement within the school system. Originally from North Carolina, I have more than 20 years of Dance and Theater experience.


      My Company DanzeFit is a combination of my love of Dance and Fitness. Change the "C" in dance to the letter "Z" and hang on tight as we begin the work. Black Girls Do Pilates 2 was born from my DanzeFit journey. 


BOTH connect the dots for your

Mind ~ Body ~ Soul.

*Contact me directly for Speaking Events and Fitness Demos/Expos and Presentations




It was such a pleasure to talk with you after all these years. As I was contemplating an exercise program and Pilates again, you immediately came to mind. You were a remarkable personal trainer for me. 


Gloria (client from 2006) 


I’ve been into Pilates since 2009. It was something that I was curious about. When I entered the class I was the ONLY black girl. I was like what is wrong this is a great excerise for balance. Also I noticed NO black instructors which was odd to me. But guess who shows up (Paula) who showed me how the reformer worked & her version of Pilates. OMG what a feeling! She’s AMAZING & guess what she has CURVES. What more could you ask for in an instructor. I really LOVE her!

Rochelle B. (Client since 2013)


This class was so awesome!! Great instructor, great music and great moves.....

Meisha H. (Feb. 2019)


Contact Us

Black Girls Do Pilates 2

PO Box 453 

Lorton, VA 22199

Email: BlackGirlsDoPilates2@gmail.com