Pilates is sneaky. On 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, “Pilates 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.
Offering a 55-minute intro mat class for only $12, APG Pilates provides a well-balanced roster of classes. Moreover, with its Kids Pilates & Karaoke Party option, it can even host your child’s next birthday party. According to the website, “participants will take a one-hour Pilates workshop, followed by an hour and half of karaoke party while eating pizza and snacks. Kids will learn some basic Pilates exercises and sing their favorite tunes.” APG’s Tower and Reformer classes provide a more specialized experience, with a focus on properly utilizing equipment.
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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. Having recently moved to its new location at 18 West Main Street, the studio excels in creating a warm, welcoming environment. Plus, anyone 65 and older always receives a five-percent discount.
This studio offers a full range of Pilates 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 it began in 2018 and will continue in Becket, MA in April 2019.
This studio boasts an all-female wellness collective to guide everyone from beginners to experts through their respective fitness journeys. River Pilates also offers a women-only class which blends yoga, dance, and strength training. The studio hosts a tai chi and wellness retreat this summer, from July 6-13, in Val D’Orcia, Tuscany.
For a Pilates experience 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, Pilates Hudson owns a small farm in Livingston called Farm Space, where small groups can reserve private classes in an oh so Hudson Valley atmosphere.
Offering all branches of Pilates 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 accommodate six participants (so reserve your spot ahead of time!).
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 at Pilates on Main can do you good. Classes are offered in group or solo sessions, where you can work your muscles strong in machine classes or build your core in mat classes.
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.
As Poughkeepsie’s newest Pilates studio, 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.
A boutique fitness studio, Studio 8 offers The Lagree Fitness Training Method, a modified version of Pilates using specifically designed Megaformer machines. Studio 8 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.
This studio boasts a variety of yoga and Pilates classes along with pain and posture management. Additionally, Walking Tall’s Pilates classes can be taken privately or in a group setting – and your first session is complimentary!
With a multitude of classes in addition to Pilates, Cold Spring Fitness creates a welcoming, positive environment. Using light weights and therabands, the center’s Pilates class is the perfect compliment to any high intensity training. If you want to switch it up from the same-old fitness session, check out the Barre Fusion class, which features many Pilates exercises.
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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 Pilates mat classes. No matter which course you attend, you’ll love lengthening and strengthening your muscles with Streifeneder and her fellow instructors.