Our Philosophy

While teaching Mat Pilates, Reformer, Tower and Chair apparatus, Jean has worked with clients of all skill levels and backgrounds.  From working with clients with injuries to mothers who just wanted to get into shape, as well as young teenagers, Jean’s philosophy begins with the individual.  It is her belief that no one program fits every single person – modifications as well as tailoring a workout to the individual is the key to success.  Jean loves the energy of a Group Mat and Reformer class since it creates a dynamic and engaging environment for her clients.


The Boutique

The Boutique contains lovingly curated items that relate back to health, fitness and fashion.  You will find brands such as Nux, Onzie and BELLE FORCE along with fun beauty products and special items for your home.

About Us

Jean Chen Smith is a marathon runner who came to find Pilates after a serious running injury nine years ago. Pilates allowed her to build strength and eventually return to long distance running.

While commuting to and working in New York full-time as a Buyer in the fashion industry, she obtained her comprehensive Mat and Apparatus teacher certifications from Balanced Body. Jean wants to share her love of Pilates with others who want to strengthen their cores, tone their bodies, recover from injury, or just want a challenging and fun workout!  When not teaching or taking Pilates classes, Jean can be found running, writing her column for a national newspaper and spending time with family and friends as well as her dog Coco and cat Belle.


Love your Body. Love your Workout. Love your Community

Whatever your shape or size, man or woman, all are welcome in our space.  Studio Cloud 9 was created out of the idea that we CAN find our Perfect Cloud 9, or state of euphoria, right here on earth.  It begins by cherishing and respecting our bodies and doing more of the things we love. The last piece of the puzzle is loving our Community - coming to the studio as if we are old friends, saying hello. Stay awhile and connect with others who have the same passion for health and fitness as you do.