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The Ultimate Guide to Pilates Studios Around Philadelphia

If you're looking for a slow burn that'll tone your muscles like no other, check out these 26 pilates studios in the area that offer many varieties of the workout.


SLT in Rittenhouse. Photograph courtesy of SLT

Whether you’re a newbie looking to get into Pilates or an adept Pilates pro, Philly has a slew of studios to choose from. Need proof? Start with this list 26 Pilates studios, replete with a wide range of styles and class options.

Every studio on this list offers private sessions — and you can find more information on that by contacting the studio — if you’re looking to get even more out of your Pilates training. But as for group classes, find out about locations, styles, prices, and discounts below.

Philly Yoga & Thrive Pilates

Where: 2016 Walnut Street, Rittenhouse
Styles offered: Mat
Price for single class: $20, $18 for students
First class free? No

If you’re into TRX, Philly Yoga & Thrive Pilates has a TRX and Pilates fusion class. Pilates with Props classes are also offered for more advanced Pilates devotees. Oh, and expecting mothers: Check out Thrive Pilates’ pre- and post-natal fitness classes.

Centerpoint Pilates

Where: 224 South Broad Street, 8th Floor, Avenue of the Arts
Styles offered: Mat, reformer, other equipment classes
Price for single class: $35 (for equipment class or trio session), $50 (for duet session)
First class free? Yes

Whether you’re a beginner, athlete, dancer, in post-rehab, or strictly a runner, Centerpoint Pilates has instructors who are happy to meet with you to discuss your specific goals.

Urbanfront Pilates

Where: 1700 Sansom Street, 2nd Floor, Rittenhouse
Styles offered: Mat, reformer, chair, tower, other equipment classes
Price for single class: $20 (mat), $28 (tower), $38 (reformer and chair), discounted for students
First class free? No

Urbanfront Pilates’ programs focus on strength, stamina, stability, and stretch. Besides the mat, reformer, chair, tower, and equipment classes, Urbanfront Pilates offers TRX suspension training classes.

Sculpt360

Where: 777 South Broad Street, Graduate Hospital
Styles offered: Megaformer
Price for a single class: $28
First class free?: No, but it’s discounted to $15.

Small classes and a slow burn is exactly what Sculpt360 provides, and that’s exactly what you want out of a Pilates megaformer workout, right?

Star Pilates

Where: 2043 Locust Street, Suite 2A, Rittenhouse
Styles offered: Reformer, ladder, other equipment
Price for single class: $50 (30 minute) or $80 (55 minute)
First class free? Yes

Looking for some one-on-one time? Star Pilates strictly offers private sessions. This studio only uses Gratz Pilates equipment, including the Reformer, Cadillac, Wunda Chair, Pedi Pole, Ladder, Barrel, Electric Chair, and Spine Corrector.

CenterSpace Pilates

Where: 1420 Walnut Street, Suite 1420, Rittenhouse
Styles offered: Mat, reformer, Cadillac, chair
Price for single class: $20 (mat) or $40 (reformer)
First class free? No

Jody Prall, one of CenterSpace’s instructors, was named Best of Philly “Best Pilates Instructor!” in 2004! Note that CenterSpace Pilates only accepts cash or check and appointments must be made for sessions.

Equilibrium Pilates

Where: 818 South 8th Street, Queen Village
Styles offered: Mat
Price for single class: $20, $15 for students
First class free? No

Equilibrium Pilates won Best of Philly “Best Pilates” in 2008 and instructor Brie Adina Neff won Best of Philly “Best Pilates Instructor” in 2005. Check out their six-week beginner’s workshop if you’re a Pilates rookie.

Ploome Pilates

Where: 1040 North American Street, Suite 1001, Northern Liberties
Styles offered: Mat, reformer, tower, chair, ladder
Price for single class: $36
First class free? No (besides virtual)

This 2012 and 2013 “Best Pilates Studio” winner has group and private in-studio classes, as well as pop-up classes around town (like in Washington Square Park) and at the shore. Also, check out Ploome’s prenatal and postnatal programs, “prehab” and rehab programs, and bridal bootcamps.

Movement Source Pilates Studio

Where: 1509 East Passyunk Avenue, Floor 2, Passyunk
Styles offered: Mat, chair, circuit
Price for single class: $20, discounted for students
First class free? Yes

Movement Source Pilates Studio prioritizes the individual, so the largest group sessions cap off at five people, to ensure correct form.

Freehouse Fitness Studio

Where: 1430 South Street, Rittenhouse
Styles offered: Reformer, band/mat
Price for single class: $26 (reformer) or $18 (band)
First class free? No

In addition to Reformer, band, and mat classes, Freehouse Fitness Studio offers Rebounding, which is a three-dimensional workout that utilizes rebounders — which are essentially mini trampolines, so you can get in your cardio with your toning workouts at one studio. A single Rebounding class is $18.

Evolving Bodies Pilates Studio

Where: 1331 Sout 2nd Street, Pennsport
Styles offered: Mat, reformer, Cadillac, Spine Corrector
Price for single class: $65
First class free? No

Here, it’s all about you: Evolving Bodies Pilates Studio only offers private sessions, allowing them to cater specifically to each client’s body type and physical condition.

Solidcore

Where: 2116 Chestnut Street, Rittenhouse; 725 Chestnut St, Old City; 925 W Lancaster Ave, Suite 102, Bryn Mawr
Styles offered: Pilates intensified on a Megaformer-esque machine
Price for single class: $32
First class free: No

Solidcore’s workout is different than usual Pilates. You’ll be doing high-intensity, low-impact, slow and controlled resistance training. The classes are designed to work your muscles to failure. Not to mention, the lights will be low and there will be great music. New? Sign up for a 50-minute beginner class — it’s half as intense to help new clients learn form and names of the exercises.

Vitality Studio

Where: 7926 Germantown Avenue, Chestnut Hill
Styles offered: Reformer, chair, tower, jumpboard
Price for single class: $30
First class free? No

You may be asking, what’s jumpboard? This type of Pilates is cardio and strength-based and focuses on proper jumping technique. Students perform jumping intervals on the reformer. Group classes max out at four or five people, keeping the personal attention while lowering the hit on your wallet.

Backbone

Where: 1639 North Hancock Street, Kensington
Styles offered: Mat, reformer, chair, Cadillac, barrels
Price for single class: $20 (group class), $45 (duet), $70 (private)
First class free? No

Aside from its usual classes, Backbone has two private session specials. Join the studio on Sundays for Self-Care Sunday, or try out Happy Hump Day on Wednesdays; both are private lessons and $55 (which is less than the normal private-lesson rate).

LSF Pilates

Where: 245 Conestroga Road, Wayne
Styles offered: Mat, reformer
Price for single class: $30, $25 for students
First class free? No, but discounted to $15

LSF Pilates emphasizes a focus on “Lengthen, Strengthen, Flow.” The goal is to avoid creating overuse and bulk, while increasing elasticity and mobility.

Core + More

Where: 918 Fayette Street, Conshohocken
Styles offered: Mat, reformer
Price for single class: $16
First class free? No

As you can guess from the studio’s name, classes at Core + More focus on core conditioning as a foundation. The classes don’t use any big box gym equipment, just some dumbbells, medicine balls, kettlebells, and your body weight (and sometimes a reformer). Oh, and this is fun: Core + More offers specialty conditioning programs for golf.

Pilates and More

Where: 110 Gallagher Road, Suite 4, Wayne
Styles offered: Mat, reformer, pole, chair, ladder
Price for single class: $30, $15 for students
First class free? No

Pilates and More gives clients an opportunity to experience each Pilates approach. The schedule keeps the time, instructor, and class level the same, while rotating class content each week. So if you decide that 8 a.m. on Mondays works for you for five weeks in a row, you will experience each approach.

SLT

Where: 1625 Walnut Street, Rittenhouse
Styles offered: Megaformer
Price for a single class: $32
First class free? No, but you can score an intro package including two classes for the price of one ($32).

At SLT, they want to strengthen your core, lengthen your limits, and tone your body — that’s how they created their mission statement and name, all in one. SLT classes combine the challenging elements of Pilates with strength training and cardio.

Body Precision Pilates Studio

Where: 28 Garrett Avenue, Bryn Mawr
Styles offered: Mat, reformer, tower, mixed equipment
Price for single class: $25 (mat) or $35 (all others)
First class free? No

Aside from their mat, equipment, and private sessions, Body Precision offers a Pilates Morning Wake Up class — a great early morning class (6:30 a.m.) to kick start your day!

Gemma’s Pilates and Movement Training

Where: 301 County Line Road, Ardmore
Styles offered: Mat, reformer, Cadillac, chair, ladder
Price for single class: $85
First class free? No

Gemma’s Pilates and Movement Training’s practice is geared toward private lessons. Gemma Pagliei forms one-on-one relationships with her clients, allowing students to move at their own pace and achieve their goals. The studio only offers private lessons. Payments must be made via cash or check.

Main Line Pilates & Yoga

Where: 1740 East Lancaster Avenue, Paoli
Styles offered: Mat, reformer, Cadillac
Price for single class: $23 (mat), $33 (equipment), $30 (combo)
First class free? No 

Main Line Pilates and Yoga values giving clients an effective workout, so no class exceeds more than eight students. Beginners are advised to take four or five private lessons before taking a group Pilates class.

Witt Pilates

Where: 10 Penn Valley Drive, Yardley
Styles offered: Mat, reformer, tower, chair
Price for single class: $20
First class free? Yes

Can’t decide between taking a spin or Pilates class? Witt Pilates offers classes that combine spin and Pilates (in addition to the Pilates styles mentioned above).

Symmetry Pilates Studio

Where: 511 East Gay Street, West Chester
Styles offered: Machine
Price for single class: $38, $32 for students and those aged 65 and up
First class free? No
Student discount? Yes

All machine clients must have an evaluation session and one private session (at least) before taking any group Pilates machine classes. Symmetry Pilates Studio also offers TRX classes.

Studio D Pilates

Where: 2315 Old Arch Road, East Norriton
Styles offered: Reformer, Cadillac, chair, ladder
Price for single class: $20 (trio), $35 (duet), $55 (private)
First class free? No

Sessions at Studio D Pilates are centered around the client’s objectives. The studio offers both traditional and contemporary Pilates instruction.

Pilates Core Center and Dragonfly Yoga

Where: 1919 Greentree Road, Cherry Hill
Styles offered: Mat, reformer
Price for single class: $20 (mat) or $30 (reformer)
First class free? No

Pilates Core Center and Dragonfly Yoga creates an atmosphere that is tranquil to the senses and stimulating to the spirit. Their mission is to educate and motivate clients towards total mind-body wellness in a place full of acceptance, care, and laughter.

The Pilates Soul Studio

Where: 606 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood
Styles offered: Mat, equipment classes
Price for single class: $20 (mat) or $30 (equipment)
First class free? Yes

The Pilates Soul Studio requires all new students to attend one free private session before beginning any classes at the studio. The Pilates Soul Studio additionally offers TRX Suspension Training.

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