About Us


Marie Artman has taught various dance and fitness classes for more than thirty years.

Ms. Artman holds a Bachelor of Education in dance therapy and a Master of Education

in Exercise Physiology and Cardiac Rehabilitation. While Marie began her doctoral work

in exercise physiology she continued to keep abreast of the current trends in dance and

exercise techniques.

During her undergraduate work, she was a member of the Valois Dance Company at the

University of Toledo. The Dance Company performed two concerts a year; Ms Artman

also worked in local school systems as the resident “Creative Movement Instructor”. One

of Marie’s more memorable positions she held in addition to the above mentioned was

“head Instructor for Richard Simmons” at his studio in Toledo.

While pursuing her Masters Degree, she owned and operated Fitness Design, Inc. for

eleven years. The company provided corporations and hospitals a dance exercise

program for employees on site.

In 1990, Marie relocated to Georgia with her husband Dr. Martin Artman, to start their

new married life.

As owner of the Pilates Loft on St. Simons Island for 10 years, Marie has also been

certified as a Pilates Rehabilitation Practitioner for the prestigious Polestar Education

Company. She also holds a second certification in Floor Barre through Zena Romnett in

New York City.

Marie is a sought after motivational speaker and has produced a successful DVD,

Classical Alignment. The DVD is designed to bring dance conditioning into the

wellness community. She has presented her work at the International Spa Association

conventions in Italy, Wales and Florida.

The legendary Forbes Five Star property “The Cloister Resort” on Sea Island in Georgia

asked Marie to bring her Pilates practice to their fitness center several years ago.

Marie opened and operated a successful fully equipped Pilates Studio and Program

for the resort; prior to that Marie acted as a specialty instructor for the Fitness Center

performing Pilates Mat classes, Group lectures, Zumba classes and water fitness

classes for over 18 years.

Marie’s newest venture is relocating her Pilates Loft practice to a fully designed

Wellness Center on Saint Simons Island. This fully equipped Wellness Center offers

Marie’s reformer classes, dance and barre class, CoreAlign Classes, massages, and facials

It is because of her dedication to her profession that Sea Island members, Resort guests

and the local community come back to her classes again and again. When it comes

to expertise in her filed, Marie Artman is the consummate professional who strives for

nothing short of perfection.