Simply Pilates by Cecile

Individualized Master Pilates Instruction

Simply Pilates by Cecile is a pilates studio in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.   Simply Pilates specializes in Private and semi-private/duet pilates instruction and workout sessions by master pilates teacher Cecile Lemoine Bankston utilizing the core principles of Joseph Pilates.


Meet Cecile LeMoine Bankston

Cecile LeMoine Bankston is a 30 year veteran in the Pilates industry.  Cecile began her Pilates studies in Houston, Texas while performing with the Ballet.  She continued her studies by taking instruction from such teaches as Joseph Pilates' original students,  Ron Fletcher, Lolita San Miguel, Eve Gentry and Kathy Grant, among others.  

Cecile is certified through both the Physical Mind Institute and Kathy Corey Pilates.

Cecile has served as assistant director of Kathy Corey Pilates and in this capacity has traveled internationally teaching master classes, workshops and certification courses.  She has been a contributor to both Dance Spirit Magazine and Women's Health Magazine.  Additionally she appeared both in and on the cover of Fitness Journal.   Cecile credits also include leading learning workshops at conventions such as the IDEA World , The Pilates Method Alliance, Inner Idea , and the Body Mind Spirit conventions. 

Cecile was one of the first 20 teachers on the popular website and continues to be a regular visiting instructor there.  You can check out her teaching style by viewing any one of the over 20 videos in which she appears.

Cecile has created programs for the LSU athletic Training department and worked with the LSU women's tennis team. 

Cecile was the first person to bring Pilates to Baton Rouge way back in 1990,   Over the past 20 years she has worked in both her own studio and with and for others   

Currently she is thrilled to be out on her own again by establishing 'Simply Pilates by Cecile'.  She is doing what she loves.  Teaching the basics of Pilates.