Co-founders Mariska Breland and Roxanna Hakimi created Fuse Ladder to evolve the ways people move and train.

Fuse Ladder co-founders Mariska Breland and Roxanna Hakimi

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!

I wanted to add cardio to my regular Pilates routine, but I am not a big fan of running or working out in a gym. I became so frustrated trying to find an alternative, and then I tried the Fuse Ladder. I’m addicted!