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.

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), the fitness trend reveals itself as a seriously challenging workout option. According to Pilatesv.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.

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APG Pilates

Newburgh

 

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

Beacon Pilates

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. The studio excels in creating a warm, welcoming environment, and new clients can sign up for the intro offer of two private sessions and one small group class for just $185. If you’re closer to the Fishkill area, sign up for a class at Beacon Pilates’ second location, The Pilates Studio All Sport in Fishkill. 

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Bird Nest Pilates

Poughkeepsie

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, Coxsackie, Red Hook

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 (which are only available in Red Hook and Catskill) to stretch and tone or hone in on technique during a private session. No matter which course you attend, you’ll love lengthening and strengthening your muscles with Streifeneder and her fellow instructors.

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Core Pilates Barre

Hopewell Junction

 

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In Hopewell Junction, this studio teaches a number of alternative exercise classes, including Pilates, yoga, dance, and barre. Rather than machine movements, the Pilates classes focus on mat stretching, band work, and light weights to strengthen and increase range of motion. What’s more, no matter what you pick, the first class is free!

Millbrook Movement and Wellness

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 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

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 on Hudson 

Peekskill

Since 2003, Pilates on Hudson has been changing the way people think about exercise. The studio hosts both regular Pilates classes and Pilates for rehab to help with everything from back issues to neurological conditions. Sign up for private lessons, partner lessons, or private sessions depending on which environment you prefer.

PilatesWorks

Carmel

With waterfront views right next to Carmel’s Lake Gleneida, PilatesWorks is a boutique studio with plenty of natural light. At this studio, the focus is always on strengthening and lengthening, with 55-minute classes that are scheduled by appointment.

Rhinebeck Pilates

Rhinebeck

 

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Open for over 20 years, 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, the next of which is this September in Massachusetts.

River Pilates

Hudson

 

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This studio guides everyone from beginners to experts through their respective fitness journeys. River Pilates offers classes at beginner, moderate, and fast-paced tiers for participants of varying abilities. Try the precision tower class if you’re new to the practice, or dive into the power tower class for a serious sweat if you’re an experienced practitioner. 

Roc Pilates

Beacon

 

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Led by mentor and teacher Jordana Herman, who has over 15 years of experience, Roc Pilates specializes in reformer and tower lessons. If it’s your first time at the studio, opt for the introductory package for two private lessons on the reformer and one on the tower for $150.

So Young Pilates

Pleasant Valley

Offering reformer-based small group classes, So Young Pilates is a membership studio inspired by the core principles of Pilates and the passion for movement. For newcomers, an intro package includes three classes for $79 so that clients have enough time to get to know the studio and the movements.

Ulster Pilates

Rosendale

 

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Located in Rosendale, Ulster Pilates offers reformer, mat, and tower classes and also features Gyrotonic equipment. With a focus on introducing 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.

Waterfield Pilates

New Windsor

This classical Pilates studio offers personalized sessions in New Windsor. Waterfield Pilates uses varied equipment to help clients achieve their physical goals in more ways. The New Windsor studio currently uses the tower, reformer, Wunda chair, baby chair, and ladder barrel, and it intends to keep adding new pieces of equipment over time.

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