About Me

Heike Yates, is the Owner of HEYlifetraining Pilates & Wellness, a one-on-one and online Fitness and Wellness company located in Maryland that provides high quality fitness and nutrition coaching. I am available for private in-studio Pilates, Personal Training, Nutrition coaching sessions in Mary... more less
Years Experience
21-25 years
ACE - Personal Trainer
PMA - PMA Certified Pilates Teacher
Bodyblade - Bodyblade Instructor
PN - Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certified
TRX - TRX Sports Medicine Suspension Training Course
TRX - TRX Suspension Training Course
RRCA - RRCA Certified Coach
Agency Unavailable
American Heart Association
Amerian Heart Association
Red Cross First Aid

Heike's Locations

Core Studios Inc. - Trainer/Instructor
8120 Woodmont Avenue, Suite # 600, Bethesda, MD 20814
1201 Burton St., Silver Spring, MD 20910

Additional Information

$90.00 / hr
duet $55.00 per person
Payment Methods
Cash, Credit Cards, Personal Checks
Awards & Accomplishments
Circle of Excellence Award, Resist-A-Ball, 2002 •
Elite Master Trainer Award, Resist-A-Ball, 2002, 2003 • Special Recognition
Languages Spoken
English, German
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Client Reviews/Comments

17 reviews
Benedict Clark
On Aug 01, 2014
I join a long list of Heike aficionados. I was with another trainer when I first met her and was immediately attracted to her by her sunny (or sun-like) persona and humor-laced quips. At that time I overheard her gently remonstrate with an elderly client who hadn't done his exercises; she was both consoling and correcting--a very fine balance. I thought, what delicacy and refinement, and yet bluntness! It's a form of love, this interaction, isn't it, so personal, so positive, so nurturing.
Heike's Response on Aug 01, 2014:
Thank you Benedict our sessions always make me smile.
Mary Whalen
On Jul 31, 2014
Heike is a talented thoughtful and multifaceted trainer. Working with her has been a joy. She has worked with me since I conpleted cancer surgery, chemo and radiation. Returning to strength has enabled me to take back my life. She is a consumate professional and a bright spot in my day. I can wholehearted recommend her to anyone, regardless of fitness level. Anyone would be lucky to have her as their traniner.
Heike's Response on Aug 01, 2014:
You have come a long way and getting strong every day. I am so happy to be part of your journey.
jane rand
On Jul 30, 2014
Heike is the type of trainer we all think we deserve but seldom get. She tailors her training specifically to the needs of her clients and keeps it interesting as she does it.
She is extremely well informed and has extensive experience in Pilates, marathons and yoga-- she listens and adjusts as she personalizes each session. Plus she is personable and warm.

I was having back pain due to poor posture and knee injury. In less than one month I have corrected some of my problems and have a plan to move to better health. As one leaves her studio it is common to see long term clients who praise her without reservation.
She must be one of the best in the area.
Heike's Response on Aug 01, 2014:
I am glad we found each other and your curious nature make our session all the more interesting.
Ericka S
On Jul 04, 2014
Heike is amazing. She is not only incredibly knowledgeable, but also extremely personable. I've taken other pilates classes in the past and have never felt the positions as deeply as I felt them when working with Heike. She makes tweaks that cause you to truly get into the muscles in the way that Joseph Pilates must have intended when his system was developed. Besides the overall fitness benefits I received, she resolved pain that I've been dealing with for 10 years that others doctors, massage practitioners, etc. could not fix. I highly recommend Heike to everyone!
Heike's Response on Jul 06, 2014:
Thank you Ericka and it was a pleasure working with you. You are an amazing student of the Pilates Method.
William Kramer, M.D.
On May 22, 2014
I want to take this opportunity to thank Heike for a wonderful year of Pilates. I am 85 years old and was concerned that the training might result in further damage to my already compromised spine. I needn't have worried. She was always very careful and devised her treatment plan to suit my particular circumstances. She was extremely knowledgeable and professional and helped improve my stooped posture as well as my general muscular-skeletal health. She did it with a pleasant personality that made the experience enjoyable. I had to leave her when she moved to a location too far from my home, but I did it with regret.
Heike's Response on May 23, 2014:
Thank you Bill it was a true pleasure working with you and you are missed.

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