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These Hudson Valley Pilates Studios Improve Flexibility and Core Strength

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

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 Pilates.com, 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.

 

APG Pilates

87 Liberty St, Newburgh

Offering a 55-minute intro mat class for only $15, 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.

 

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Beacon Pilates

18 W Main St, Suite 3, Beacon

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. Having reopened recently, the studio excels in creating a warm, welcoming environment. Plus, anyone 65 and older always receives a five-percent discount.

 

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Rhinebeck Pilates

6400 Montgomery St, Rhinebeck

This studio offers a full range of  classes, including reformer, mat, and tower options. If you’re interested in taking lessons while traveling, check out the studio’s Pilates at The Pillow workshops, which began in 2018 and will continue in Becket, MA in the spring.

 

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River Pilates

876 Columbia St, Hudson

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 6 p.m. on Wednesday nights at the Sadhana Yoga Center on Warren Street.

Pilates Hudson

403 Warren St, 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. Moreover, this business owns a small farm in Livingston called Farm Space, where small groups can reserve private classes in an oh so Hudson Valley atmosphere.

Pilates of New Paltz

12 N Chestnut St, 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!).  

Pilates on Main

127 Main St, Gardiner

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.

 

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Ulster Pilates

527 NY-213, Rosendale

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.

Bird Nest Pilates

Poughkeepsie

As one of Poughkeepsie’s newest Pilates studios, 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.

 

Sweat with Sally

310 Mill St, Poughkeepsie 

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.

Millbrook Movement and Wellness

34 Front St, Millbrook

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 also boasts a variety of wellness sessions such as BEMER Mat, BioMat, and Myofascial Release for health benefits such as boosted immunity and vitality, stress reduction, increased energy, and many more.

Cold Spring Fitness

3021 U.S. 9, 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 the perfect addition to your workout schedule.

Body Be Well Pilates

7393 S Broadway, Red Hook
401 Main St, Catskill

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.


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