These Hudson Valley Pilates Studios Improve Flexibility

These Hudson Valley fitness centers and Pilates studios provide low-impact exercises that improve strength, stability, and flexibility.

By Virginia Croft, with additional reporting by Abby Audenino

Pilates is sneaky.

At first glance, the popular workout seems a whole lot like yoga, thanks to its minute movements and precise poses. Upon closer inspection (or, you know, attending a class), however, the fitness trend reveals itself as a seriously challenging workout option. According to, the exercise “conditions the whole body, even the ankles and feet. No muscle group is over-trained or under trained. Your entire musculature is evenly balanced and conditioned, helping you enjoy daily activities and sports with greater ease, better performance, and less chance of injury.”

Intrigued by the benefits? Swing by a class at one of these Hudson Valley Pilates studios to see if the fitness fad is the one for you.

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APG Pilates


Offering a 55-minute mat class for only $20, APG Pilates provides a well-balanced roster of classes. APG’s Tower and Reformer classes provide a more specialized experience, with a focus on properly utilizing equipment. Newbies can sign up for the intro special: two private classes for the price of one.

Beacon Pilates


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In addition to its array of classes, Beacon Pilates also offers a teacher training program, should you decide to pursue a career in the practice. The studio excels in creating a warm, welcoming environment, and anyone 65 and older always receives a five-percent discount.

Bird Nest Pilates


Bird Nest offers a calm, welcoming environment and a number of invigorating classes. Moreover, the studio offers a breast cancer rehabilitation program designed to help cancer survivors get back on their feet. The program is six weeks long and focuses on regaining a sense of well-being.

Body Be Well Pilates

Catskill and Red Hook

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Led by Pilates pro Chelsea Streifeneder, Body Be Well is the place to be for all things Pilates in the Hudson Valley. Hop into one of the group reformer classes to stretch and tone or hit the floor during one of the mat classes. No matter which course you attend, you’ll love lengthening and strengthening your muscles with Streifeneder and her fellow instructors.

Cold Spring Fitness

Cold Spring

With a multitude of classes in addition to Pilates, Cold Spring Fitness creates a welcoming, positive environment. Using light weights, Therabands, magic circles, and rollers, the center’s Pilates class is the perfect complement to any high intensity training. The class works to sculpt the body as well as increase range of motion, making it an ideal addition to your workout schedule.

Millbrook Movement and Wellness


Millbrook Movement and Wellness offers a variety of Pilates classes, including Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis exercise courses, which enhance structural fitness, range of motion, and coordination. Additionally, Millbrook Movement and Wellness offers a variety of wellness sessions such as cupping, ear seeds, and gua sha for health benefits such as boosted immunity and vitality, stress reduction, and increased energy.

Pilates Hudson


For an exercise environment with an abundance of natural light, Pilates Hudson is the place to practice. The studio was previously a ballroom and features high ceilings and beautiful, large windows to add a warming glow to your class. 

Pilates of New Paltz

New Paltz

Offering all styles of classes, Pilates of New Paltz is a great studio to begin your journey. The studio holds tower, reformer, and mat classes throughout the month to cater to individual preferences. If you want to go, keep in mind that the tower class only accommodates six participants (so reserve your spot ahead of time!).

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Pilates on Main


Beginner, intermediate, and advanced classes are all available at Pilates on Main. If you have had an injury, you’re a regular fitness attendee, or you’re just looking to have fun, the classes here will serve your body well. Classes are offered in solo, duet, trio, and small group sessions, where you can strengthen your muscles in machine classes or build your core in mat classes.

Rhinebeck Pilates


This studio offers a full range of classes, including reformer, mat, and tower options. If you’re an instructor interested in growing your knowledge of Pilates, check out the studio’s Pilates at The Pillow workshops, which began in 2018 and will continue in Becket, MA, in the fall.

River Pilates


This studio boasts an all-female wellness collective to guide everyone from beginners to experts through their respective fitness journeys. River Pilates offers classes in beginner, moderate, and fast-paced for participants at varying levels. In addition to this, founder KC Wiley also teaches Yin Yoga at 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday nights at the Sadhana Yoga Center on Warren Street.

Sweat With Sally


A boutique fitness studio, Sweat With Sally offers The Lagree Fitness Training Method, a modified version of Pilates using specifically designed Megaformer machines. Sweat With Sally brings you 55 minutes of muscle quivering and total body conditioning for both men and women, combining strength, endurance, cardio, balance, and flexibility training in each and every move.

Ulster Pilates


Located in Rosendale, Ulster Pilates offers reformer, mat, and tower classes and also features Gyrotonic equipment. With a focus on aiding beginners to the exercise and helping the advanced to push their practice farther, the beautiful studio hosts a friendly, well-trained staff. Additionally, the Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis programs use natural spinal movements to decompress and strengthen the spine, as well as emphasize full mobility of the joints.

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