Pilates sometimes gets a bad rap. Why? There are tons of misconceptions about the practice including it’s only for the very flexible, is too easy, or is just like yoga. But we’re hear to set the record straight. This is a full body workout for all fitness levels that not only improves posture and core strength but also can help prevent back injuries.
We did a ton of research on the best of the best Pilates spots and found these studios to be truly innovative. These are your best bets for attending a class, and, if you’re outside one of these major metropolitan areas, you can just turn on Booya!
Boston: Boston Pilates Studio
Students at Boston Pilates Studio love how knowledgeable the instructors are in working with them and introducing modifications to work around injuries. Private sessions are available, as well as group mat and apparatus classes.
Chicago: Urban Core Pilates + Fitness
Urban Core is an excellent place to head for Pilates as they offer a range of classes, whether you’re a beginner or looking for a challenge. Students say that all of the instructors are great,and bring something different to the table. If you’d like to mix things up, try cardio sculpt, a high intensity workout that is designed to increase strength while burning calories.
Los Angeles: Platinum Pilates
Students love this challenging workout that gets them fast results. Platinum Pilates fuses Pilates, cardio and strength training for a killer workout that is set to great music. For a twist, try their 30/30 class, which consists of 30 minutes of Plantinum Pilates followed by 30 minutes of Platinum Cycle.
Pilathon offers traditional pilates with props, as well as a number of fun fusion classes that pair Pilates with plyometrics, cycling, rower and TRX, as well as DaVinci Bodyboard. Students love the energetic instructors who are helpful in correcting form and posture.
Dallas: Beyond Pilates
Students love the challenging classes offered at Beyond Pilates that will challenge your entire body while also boosting your cardiovascular fitness. Beyond Pilates offers a few classes: Beyond500, which includes pilates movements, cardio intervals, and strength training,PilatesRemix, a reformer class set to high energy music, and SweatRemix, which includes dance cardio and reformer work.
Washington: The Toolbox
This gorgeous studio is an inspiriting location to work out. The bottom floor is an art gallery, and the two upstairs studios have brick walls, hardwood floor and gorgeous artwork. Students love the instructors who offer challenges to sculpt a great body.
Philadelphia: Thrive Pilates
Thrive Pilates offers mat classes for all levels, as well as special classes like Morning Wake-Up, Mid-Day Escape, Butt and Thigh Breakdown, and Arms and Abs. Students love the small class sizes and individual attention received from the teacher.
Students love the friendly instructors that help you build a stronger core and tone up all over. Intown Pilates offers a number of classes, including Mat Fundamentals, Advanced Mat, Pilates Sculpt, Intermediate Mat, and Pilates with Props.
Seattle: Emerald City Pilates
The gorgeous, welcoming studio at Emerald City Pilates is a great place to work out. Students love that the instructors create a unique program after completing a full body assessment and discussing any goals. Nutrition and gut health support is also provided for a well-rounded experience.
New York: Flex Studios
The signature reformer class at this city studio combines Pilates with Strength Traning, and high enery music. It’s a fast-paced, form-focused, full-body workout. Bonus: you can also take barre and TRX classes at the same location.
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