Alexandra Adams

Owner, Instructor


Phone: 703 623 8100

Alexandra Adams is a third generation (considered by some to be second generation) of Joseph H. Pilates. She has practiced Pilates for twenty-five years, and has been a Pilates teacher for almost two decades. Upon graduation from The Madeira School in 1999, Alexandra went on to attend Goucher College. It was here that she was first exposed to traditional Pilates from Joe’s protege, Romana Kryzanoswka. Alexandra graduated from Goucher College in 2003, with a Bachelor’s Degree with Distinction in Dance Performance and Choreography. After dancing professionally and continuing her study of traditional Pilates from Romana and second generation instructors, she completed the rigorous, comprehensive Excel Pilates Teacher Training Program.

In 2008, after four years of teaching Pilates, Alexandra completed The Master’s Program at The Pilates Center in Boulder, Colorado. The Pilates Center is the first of its kind to offer this type of advanced study to already accomplished teachers. At the time, Alexandra was one of ten instructors worldwide to complete the program. Most recently in 2022, Alexandra completed the Pilates Professional Advanced Teacher Training Program™ with renowned teacher Kathryn Ross-Nash.

In 2010, Alexandra opened up The Pilates Center at The Madeira School, a full service Pilates studio on Madeira’s campus. Just mere months after opening, The Pilates Center at The Madeira School was voted Best Pilates Studio by Northern Virginia Magazine. After four years of teaching Pilates enthusiasts from the DC area, Alexandra relocated and naturally rebranded The Pilates Center at The Madeira School to Excel Pilates Northern Virginia. Affiliated with Excel Pilates DC and Excel Pilates Annapolis, Excel Pilates NoVA continues a twenty year tradition of providing the highest quality of traditional Pilates training. Excel Pilates NoVA is celebrating its eighth anniversary in 2022.