About Us

Getting in shape shouldn’t be a punishment. It’s an amazing and empowering lifestyle decision that anyone can make. At The Pilates Effect, we believe in finding the pleasurable side of fitness; and while there may be a sore muscle or two along the way, the benefits of fitness are worth the challenge. We have developed training regimes for all levels of people, and our instructors are constantly adapting programs to fit the needs of our clients.

The Pilates Effect is a fully equipped Pilates Studio dedicated to the overall well-being of our clients. We are located in the heart of Arlington, minutes from downtown at the Shoppes at Brownstone Village, 2410 West Abram suite 112.


Our goal is to increase our client's quality of life and to develop all muscles, transforming their body to the fullest, achieving personal fitness goals, and improve their everyday physical lifestyle. When you only focus on the superficial larger muscle groups, you may be neglecting so many of the deep muscular stabilizers beneath that are not being developed or utilized.


By concentrating on these muscles using the Pilates principles, over time you will create stronger, leaner muscles, improving posture, increasing core strength, mobility, and stability creating benefits you will see in your everyday life. 

Pilates is your answer to a healthier way of fitness and lifestyle!

Meet The Pilates Effect Team


Cami Grasher


Born and raised in Fort Worth, Cami holds a bachelor's degree in Public Relations from the University of Texas at Arlington. Upon graduating in 1990, she raised her two daughters as a busy stay at home mom. Always highly active, Cami longed for a physical fitness program to fulfill her time and exercise goals. She turned to Pilates in 2008 and practiced up to four days a week as a student at a small studio. She recognized the value of Pilates inside the studio as a student and outside the studio in her overall health improvement and with regard to everyday activities. Discovering this overall amazing way of life, her passion for Pilates grew and lead her to a STOTT PILATES® certification.

Cami lives in Arlington and enjoys working with all clients of all fitness levels from novice to advanced. She connects well with her clients, known as a stickler for proper form, your sessions will always teach you something new about your body and your practice that will also serve you well outside the studio in any other fitness you enjoy. She engages all clients to reach a more comfortable and confident idea of themselves while also providing motivation to constantly challenge them in reaching their goals.


Helen Burnell


Helen has a particular passion for Pilates, enjoying a personal practice for the past 15years, and pursuing ongoing studies in theSTOTT PILATES® method. Helen saw the immediate benefits of Pilates in her muscular development, flexibility, and the postural alignment of her body during her early years, and is pleased to be able to share these benefits with others.

Helen sees Pilates as an amazing system for increasing strength, flexibility, and balance while minimizing the chance of injury. Principals of the method can be incorporated into her client’s daily lives as well as into any other fitness activity or sport. Her clients encompass all ages and abilities, including those challenged by injuries or permanent disabilities, athletes looking for continued strength, or those that just want to feel good again.

Helen invites you to join her on a journey of strengthening the body, energizing the mind, and enlivening the spirit. “The fountain of youth only works if you drink the water. Come join me, and love your life again!”

Helen grew up, and continues to live in the DFW area with her husband and children, and when she finds the time, loves to read, spend time with friends and family, and travel. 


Carmen Sivadge


Carmen has been teaching and practicing the pilates method for 13 years. While growing up in Mansfield, Tx as a dancer she found her love for the Pilates method while teaching dance. After completing her B.A. in Kinesiology at The University of Texas at Arlington and a stint of professional dance training at The Ailey School in NYC she became trained and certified through STOTT Pilates and later ClubPilates to be a fully certified Pilates instructor.

Carmen has a passion for helping others achieve their goals. She loves helping those rehabilitating injuries and has a passion for helping those clients trying to achieve better lifestyles and performance.

When she is not in the Pilates studio you can find her playing with her 2 boys Collin and Chase and husband Erik.

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Erika Yentes


I have always known my purpose was to help others but I just wasn’t sure how. I became a teacher because I wanted to shape young minds and prepare them for the future. As I’ve grown spiritually, my calling somewhat shifted. A few months ago, I began yoga. I fell in love with not only the practice of yoga, but the way it may me feel. I knew I wanted to learn more and share yoga with others. 


Yoga is a great way to become stronger, more flexible and stay fit but more importantly, it’s a great way to start the morning or wind down from the day by connecting breath with movement and showing gratitude for our bodies. 


Gentle yoga is great for any level as it can be as easy or as difficult as you want with the modifications. 


I will always be an educator by nature but I know now that not only am I supposed to help children, I am called to help heal all. 


Along with yoga, one way I will do that is by reiki. Reiki is a Japanese form of “energy healing.” To experience Reiki means to begin your path to emotional and physical healing. In my reiki practice, I incorporate breath work to help you relax and let go of what no longer serves you. I help you to release negative energy and to enjoy just being in the moment without worry, fear or anxiety about the past or future. I will help guide you through a meditative state while I do my healing work. All you have to do is “just be.”


Namaste and love to all,


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Nutritional Services

Strength in Body & Mind

Cami Grasher is a Board Certified Nutritional Consultant and a Board Certified Natural Health Practitioner.

We offer full nutritional consultations for individual needs geared towards a client's individual concerns or goals. This would include weight loss, hormonal issues, menopause, detox, adrenal fatigue, autoimmune disorders and more. Nutritional and natural health gets to the root cause of any health concerns or issues by addressing general health foundations, primarily nutrition, and by supporting the organ and body systems. This support enables the body to heal from any roadblocks naturally and to restore the body to an optimal level of health.