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Pilates is an incredible athletic experience that can be enjoyed by people of all fitness levels. Combining strength, flexibility, and body control, Pilates helps people reach fitness goals and overcome stiff muscles. It’s an exercise technique that’s been around for over 100 years, and is still well-loved today around the world. 

Interested in getting serious about Pilates for your health? Keep reading. Here are some places to practice Pilates in Philadelphia!

Benefits of Pilates for Athletes

Originally called “Contrology,” Pilates workouts were originally designed for individuals recovering from physical injury. Today, fitness enthusiasts from football players to professional dancers add Pilates to their workout routines to experience the benefits of its core principles:

  • Breathing
  • Concentration
  • Control
  • Centeredness 
  • Precision 
  • Flow

If you’re an athlete, there are a couple of reasons you might benefit from Pilates. Anyone can benefit from the exercises— why not give them a try?

Pilates Studios in Philly

Pilates studios often consist of several rooms to rotate several different class styles. Some classes operate with Pilates machines; other classes may involve only mat work. No matter what you’re looking for, here are some Pilates studios near Philadelphia. 

Focus Barre and Yoga

Focus Barre and Yoga is not only a barre and yoga studio but also offers Pilates and fusion classes as well. Sculpt like never before with their mat workouts focusing on the core, arms, and glutes. Contact the studio front desk to ask about new student discounts, as they have some great options to help you fall in love with Pilates. 

Location: 1923 Chestnut St., (Floors 2 and 3), Philadelphia

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Sanctuary Wellness Studio

At Sanctuary Wellness Studio, you get a nice mix of Pilates, barre, and yoga classes on a flexible rotating schedule. Their Pilates x Barre classes blend toning and strengthening workouts both on the mat and at the barre. If you don’t like big gyms, this tranquil and trendy studio is the perfect place to experience a new type of fitness. They also offer a free class for new students. 

Location: 735 Bethlehem Pike, Flourtown, PA

Drexel Pilates at Drexel Recreation Center

Whether you’re training to become a Pilates instructor or you’re looking for a place to train your body and mind, the Drexel Pilates Training Program is the place to be. Their professional and rigorous instruction helps students on their journeys of rehabilitation, self-discipline, and fitness. 

Location: 3301 Market St., Philadelphia

EveryBody Moves Philly

The name says it all: EveryBody Moves at this Pilates fitness studio. The studio offers group classes, private instruction, events, and even kids' training! There are options for different Pilates styles, from springboard to fusion to mat work. Reach out to learn about the Pilates community here and ask about their new student specials.

Location: 4305 Locust St., Philadelphia

Hot Yoga Sutra

There are Pilates classes available at Hot Yoga Sutra— yep, even hot Pilates. Loosen up as you strengthen and push your body to its limits for 45 or 60 minutes in a heated room. If you need a break from Pilates, try one of their hot yoga or Yin yoga classes to relax and recharge. 

Location: 4715 Pine St., Philadelphia

Star Pilates

Amy of Star Pilates offers private and classical Pilates classes in Philly. All equipment is Gratz original and instructors help tailor classes to the needs of each student. Follow them on Instagram for regular updates and event announcements.

Location: 2043 Locust St., #2A, Philadelphia (or online)

Where to Find Reformer Pilates in Philadelphia 

Pilates is known for its use of the proprietary Reformer machine, which allows simultaneous strengthening, lengthening, and stretching of the muscles in a comprehensive workout. If you’re looking for Pilates classes specifically using the Reformer machine, here are some of the best places in Philly!

Thrive Pilates & Yoga

Thrive Pilates & Yoga offers mind-body fitness classes and events in Philly. Their Reformer Workshop is popular for beginners, as well as pilates/yoga combination flows. Online classes are available for those who don’t want to miss a class. Check out their spacious, welcoming studio full of live plants and plenty of natural light for good vibes.

Location: 2016 Walnut St., Philadelphia (or online)

Retro Pilates Philly

Retro Pilates is a studio that offers various group classes, including Reformer, all levels, recovery, and even dance immersion classes. Want to target a specific part of the body? Check out the upper body, lower body, or abs/arm/ass classes. Contact the studio to ask about a complimentary first session on the Reformer machine.

Location: 2423 Frankford Ave., Suite 1, Philadelphia


[solidcore] is a Pilates studio that teaches beginner to advanced students how to work the Reformer machines. Students get a full-body workout and learn the foundations of proper form and technique. With soft music and slow but train-worthy movements, this studio is the perfect amount of both challenging and welcoming.

Location: 2116 Chestnut St., Philadelphia

Pilates by Pamela

Located in Washington Square West, Pilates by Pamela is a private studio that offers private and duet classes. You can choose to experience the Reformer machine or simply schedule a mat class. Pamela has years of experience teaching Pilates and helping people introduce physically therapeutic practices in their lives for better health. 

Location: 260 South 9th St., Philadelphia

Find Pilates Instructors in Philly

Want to find other Pilates instructors not listed here? Connect with the Philadelphia athletic community with the help of the eseo sports app

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