Best Pilates in Austin
Pilates trains the body as a whole and will not over-develop specific muscles. It promotes strength and balanced muscle movement. Pilates develops long lean muscles and core strength by using resistance and assistance training. Professional and college sports, such as football and baseball are requiring their teams to include Pilates into their training for injury prevention. The stigma that Pilates is only for women is constantly being diminished as more and more men are beginning to experience the benefits of Pilates.
Pilates gives the individual the ability to have strength, balance, and flexibility, this allows the body to move through daily life with grace and ease. Each person will have a different program and some stipulations, but the best part about Pilates exercises is that they can be modified for various body types, physical conditions, and individual needs. Even an 80-year old woman can benefit from Pilates by improving muscle imbalances, posture, coordination, and balance while also preventing injury and creating overall health and well being.
Austin Pilates Barn
Leander, TX 78641
The Austin Pilates Barn is dedicated to providing a comfortable, casual, supported environment in which to train. ur mission is bringing the joy and health benefits of movement to a wide variety of people. We work with populations ranging from athletes to re-hab, youth to elders, and novice to advance. Here at Austin Pilates Barn, we believe in the success of every “body”. Austin Pilates Barn offers Private and Semi-Private Sessions by appointment. In addition, small group mat and reformer classes are available. All sessions are taught by certified trainers and are based in the Classical Pilates approach. Sessions are customized to meet the goals and needs of the individual. – austinpilatesbarn.com
Birdsong Bodywork and Pilates, LLC
Austin, TX 78757
Birdsong Bodywork & Pilates opened in 2016 with the dream of integrating Movement and Massage Therapy under the same roof. Because one size does not fit all, we use a combination of One-on-One instruction, Massage Therapy and small classes to strengthen your body, increase joint health, release muscle tension, restructure connective tissue and provide stress relief. We believe an environment that is safe, caring and supportive is the best way to help you find a healthy relationship between you and your body. Our hope is for you to walk away from Birdsong each time feeling more present in your body. – birdsongbodywork.com
Christian Davis Pilates
Austin, TX 78751
My name is Christin and I am a certified Pilates instructor living and working in Austin, TX. Pilates has changed my body and my life, and I can’t wait to share its benefits with you. Whatever your experience level, I am here to help you use Pilates to attain your fitness and wellness goals. I teach Privates, Duets, and Trios. Please take a look around, let me know if you have any questions, and let’s get you moving towards a happy, healthy, connected self! – pilateschristin.com
Austin, TX 78729
When it comes to getting in shape, there’s nothing like a little one-on-one attention, and Customized Pilates in Austin offers just that. Discovering that people tend to have better overall workout experiences when they receive individual attention, owner Rhea Willis decided to open a home studio. Trading her living room furniture for Pilates equipment, she offers mat sessions, as well as work on the reformer, the Cadillac and the wunda chair. – customizedpilates.com
Spicewood, TX 78669
Elite Core is an Athletic Pilates training studio. The training methods are based on the development of the intrinsic musculature, primarily of the core and back, to support gains in posture, balance, flexibility, stability and power athletic movements through range of motion, plyometric and cardiovascular enhanced exercises. Studio classes feature training on the reformer, chair, cadillac, and Pilates springboard, with combination classes featuring TRX, rebounding, rowing, gliders, weighted body bars, hand and leg weights, stability ball exercises, Pilates boxes, pull up bars and cardio circuit training. – elitecoreatx.com
Austin, TX 78746
JoyMoves is a boutique Pilates studio in the Westlake Hills area of Austin, Texas. We offer ‘classical’ Pilates training for individuals and groups in our fully-equipped Pilates studio. We were founded in June 2006. In both 2007 and 2008, JoyMoves was voted “Best of Pilates” by CitySearch website members.The mission of JoyMoves is to create a sacred space in which a diverse and supportive community of people can experience health and growth through the joy of Pilates. The minimum age to participate in JoyMoves classes is 13 years old. JoyMoves does not maintain daycare facilities onsite. Please do not bring your children or pets. – joymoves.com
Austin, TX 78746
We are passionate about bringing joy to your life by teaching you to feel good in your body. We do this by hiring the most highly trained and passionate Pilates instructors in Austin who are committed to making a difference in your life. When you visit, you can expect to enter into a warm, welcoming, and supportive environment and be treated like family. Whether you come to us for private Pilates, semi-privates, or group Reformer classes, our team will offer a customized experience based on your unique needs and goals. Mauro Pilates has state of the art STOTT PILATES® equipment and since 2010, has been ranked among the best Pilates studios in Austin and Westlake. – mauropilates.com
Mind + Movement
Austin, TX 78704, (512) 912-6729
Pilates is not only a series of exercises but also a set of profound principles that can be used in daily life. Pilates can restore the body through developing good habits, muscular strength, and a deep understanding of the purpose behind each movement. The strength gained through the principles of biomechanical alignment, muscular balance, and exercising the spine, is the foundation of fitness.- mmpilates.com
Pure Pilates Austin
Austin, TX 78758, (512) 551-9370
One of the hottest fitness crazes that started with one small studio in Hollywood, CA by Sebastien Lagree is sweeping the nation, utilizing his patent-pending Megaformers. Building on the foundations of traditional pilates, Pure Pilates Austin incorporates strength training and cardio-intervals to maximize your workout and make those muscles burn. By integrating the key elements of resistance and counter-resistance, clients are able to improve their flexibility, balance, endurance, and muscle tone in an exhilarating, yet, low-impact environment. – purepilatesaustin.com
Austin, TX 78751
Pilates is so much more than just a popular form of exercise! Originally called Contrology by its creator, Joseph Pilates, it goes beyond exercise. Pilates teaches one’s body how to move in a new and functional way. Lindsey’s approach blends both classical and contemporary pilates. She teaches the Pilates method with a focus on whole-body integration. She feels it is important to teach people that it is not just about the movement itself, but how the movement is executed. In turn, this helps her clients build body awareness and healthy movement patterns. – vitalitypilatesaustin.com
Introduction to Pilates
Of the five characteristics of mind-body fitness defined by the International Dance and Exercise Association (IDEA), the fitness practice of Pilates incorporates four: internal focus, concentration on muscular movements and alignment, and the synchronization of the movement and breath.
Regardless of the equipment employed, the six major Principles of a Pilates practice support the mind-body connection and hint at Pilates’ popularity among the dance community: concentration, control, centering, the fluidity of movement, precision, and breath.
Differentiating Pilates from Yoga and other kinds of Mind-Body fitness routines are two points: the difference in breathing techniques – they don’t always follow the usual exhale-on-exertion pattern of traditional exercises; and the collection of springs, pulleys, and cables that comprise the equipment behind a true Pilates workout.
In spite of the torture-device appearance of the equipment, Pilates is low- to no-impact, and the equipment is designed to use the student’s own body weight for resistance (as opposed to the weights used in familiar Nautilus machines). However, lower-cost equipment, such as balls and resistance bands, are more readily available to the public, and many studios offer mat-based floor routines that don’t require the springs and devices.
All of the movements are individualized and honed to be suitable for any level of the student, from an injured athlete to the refinement and fitness of a prima ballerina.