Leading Ladies 2018

Leading Ladies 2018: Melissa Siple

Pilates Instructor & Gym Owner, BENEFITNESS


All gain with no pain? It’s possible with STOTT Pilates. The precise strengthening and stretching method developed a century ago by Joseph Pilates has had immense benefits for those who practice it, but the system was based on old knowledge about the body and its functions. That’s why Melissa Siple, owner of BENEFITNESS, is a STOTT Pilates Instructor Trainer, teaching the method to future trainers at her East Greenwich studio and traveling globally to train future instructors. STOTT, she says, “is the contemporary approach. As science has evolved, our method has evolved to better fit clients’ needs.” BENEFITNESS offers daily classes in Group Mat & Reformer, as well as one on one sessions tailored to your needs. They also offer Personal Training, TRX, Halo, Barre & Cycle sessions. Have a small group of friends that wants to train together? BENEFITNESS can accommodate you on-site or at your location! Once monthly discounted Introductory sessions are offered so that you can try Pilates with a minimal investment.

Melissa loves how customizable STOTT is to each person’s fitness level and abilities. “It makes people feel successful,” she says. “It’s completely anatomically and physiologically appropriate for the person who’s doing it.” Melissa holds both a BS and an MBA, and continually strives to expand her skill set both personally and professionally. She prides herself on having “the best of the best” trainers working for her - but that doesn’t mean she only trains top athletes. “People are looking to be fit and functional longer,” she says. “We work with every body type and age to help you be your
best self.”


333 Main St., East Greenwich 886-5661