Olde Vanderbilt Beach Road North Naples, Florida


Teaching Classical Pilates since 1997


Nora Gomez-Dears

Nora Gomez-Dears is the founder and director of Atelier Pilates since 2001. Atelier Pilates was a large Pilates teaching facility in Somerville, MA from 2001-2016. Under Nora's guidance, hundreds of students in the US and abroad received formal training in classical Pilates through Power Pilates and Buff Bones. Atelier Pilates also hosted well-known Pilates instructors through the 15 years in Somerville, MA. ( i.e. Michelle Larsson, Lolita San Miguel, Alex Garcia, Amy Taylor Alperns, Debora Kolwey to name a few.) 

Atelier Pilates provided the most up-to-date instruction, equipment and licensed Pilates instructors in the New England area. Nora has now brought this level of expertise to Naples, Florida. The "new" Atelier Pilates in N. Naples offers private and semi-private lessons. This private space allows students to work on individual needs without distractions or interruptions. Nora will develop a unique and customized program to enhance the client's level of fitness, coordination, and injury prevention. It is Nora's belief that a customized and supervised workout will help you achieve your personal fitness goals.


University of Wisconsin BS in Physical Ed and Dance 1987

Antioch Univ. graduate work in Dance Mov't Therapy and Counseling Psychology 1999

Academy of Movement Nashua, NH founder/director 2000-2010

Physicalmind Institute Pilates training/certification with Mary Bowen 1997

Power Pilates Teacher Trainer 2002-2010

The Pilates Method Alliance License 2010-current

The Pilates Center of Boulder 600 hour teacher training program and Master program 2011-2012

Classical Pilates Education Teacher Trainer 2014- 2017

Buff Bones Teacher Trainer 2012 - current

The Pilates Standard Leading Education Advancement Program graduate and continuing education provider 2018 - current

The Pilates Standard Regional Director for the State of Florida 2019