Our Story

After a decade of owning and operating Fuse Pilates, a highly popular Washington, DC studio chain, Mariska and Roxanna intuited that clients were ready for something fresh—a fitness offering that would take their love of Pilates and functional movement and expand it into something entirely new.

Eager to make Pilates-type training accessible to many more people through adding standing and balancing exercises, Mariska began innovating an approach that could challenge athletes, rehab clients, and train everyone in between.

Knowing that successful studios require space-efficient and affordable solutions, the pair focused on a sleek design, small footprint and easy, cost effective installation.

Once the ground-breaking apparatus was complete, Mariska developed an array of innovative, constantly evolving workouts to use the equipment in the studio and at home, for every level of training. And a new genre was born.

Fuse Ladder is a multi-dimensional tool that allows you to teach exercises you may already know from Pilates towers, Swedish bars (stall bars), Ped-o-pull, weight resistance machines, stretching, and mat work, as well as opening up a range of new movements combining facets of all of these things.

The Fuse Ladder is not simply an apparatus, it’s also a modality of its own. Fuse Ladder classes and personal training sessions expand your studio’s offerings, helping you engage your clients in exciting, dynamic, and—most importantly—effective training that can build off their familiarity with Pilates, yoga, calisthenics or gymnastics, or resistance training.