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2022 Best Way to Work Out While Listening to the Rolling Stones

Retro Pilates

Retro Pilates puts a blast-from-the-past spin on traditional reformer Pilates. You’ll lengthen and strengthen on one of six Allegro 2 machines to the sounds of rock, folk and blues music from the Stones era, surrounded by a mid-century modern aesthetic. After your full-body burn, chillax in a bright white-and-red egg chair. Read More »

2423 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA Website

2014 Best Pilates on Steroids

Plank Studio

Do not be intimidated by the 10-foot-long, 250-pound MegaFormer Pilates machines at this airy Wayne studio. But do prepare to work lots of muscles at once, from crazy angles, for one of the most efficient workouts around. Read More »

532 West Lancaster Avenue, second floor, Wayne, PA | 610-688-0107 | Website

2013 Best Pilates Studio


Founder Christina Stoltz takes all the trepidation out of the scary-looking Pilates reformer machine. Besides, one look at her fitness-model-toned body and you'll hop right on. Read More »

1040 North American Street, suite 1001, Philadelphia, PA | 215-798-0746 | Website

2012 Best Pilates Studio


Christina Stoltz's philosophy on Pilates is that it should be fun—and it shows. Her classes, taught on the apparatus or mat (or both), incorporate props like hula hoops, jump ropes, glide boards and glow-in-the-dark poi balls. A DJ creates the studios custom playlists, so an excellent soundtrack is guaranteed. Read More »

1040 North American Street, suite 1001, Philadelphia, PA | 215-238-0200 | Website