Matthew Mercer

Owner, Pilates Instructor, ISSA Fitness Trainer
Matthew Mercer
Pilates Instructor. Business Owner. Total Nerd. Owned by a Cat.


If I have to briefly sum it up, I would choose those words.  Let me try to tell you a little more about my background. I came to Pilates to help control my low back and sciatic pain that comes from my first career as a stagehand, and injuries sustained in a skydiving accident in 1994.
By trade I have 20 years of experience as a lighting-guy / show electrician. I had the fantastic opportunity to work shows like Ringling Bros. & Barnum and Bailey Circus, EFX!, Mamma Mia, and Phantom, the Las Vegas Spectacular. At the tender age of 40 I found myself 70 lbs overweight, unhappy with the direction my life was taking and decided to do something about it.
In the process of making my transformation I started following my new dream of owning a fitness business.  In January, 2013 I had the opportunity to become the new owner of A Body In Balance, a Pilates studio in Las Vegas Nevada. Today I enjoy my new life helping others maintain or re-discover a high quality and active lifestyle.
I am a BASI Pilates graduate and a certified fitness trainer through the ISSA.  I am also certified in Metabolic Resistance Training and hold a black belt/sash in Karate and Kung Fu.
…and of course, my cat’s name is Hamlet.