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Top 10 pilates classes in Columbus, OH

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FabYOUlous Fitness

FabYOUlous Fitness

Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
12+ years in business
Serves Columbus, OH
Beverley S. says, "Knowledgeable, energetic, patient trainers. I felt at ease right away. A+" Read more
Empower Yoga Boutique

Empower Yoga Boutique

6+ years in business
Serves Columbus, OH
Julie W. says, "As a new mom I don’t get much free time for myself. Lindsey took this into account and it was as if she knew just what I needed. Her message to me was about self care; it was so inspirational and just what I needed to hear. I also told Lindsey I was having some neck pains so she was sure to provide stretches during our session and ones I could do at home to help alleviate the pain. Highly recommend her!" Read more
Inspiration To Movement

Inspiration To Movement

New on Lessons
23+ years in business
Serves Columbus, OH
My strategy is simple: Get the best coaching and continuing education so that we can can make our lessons as simple, fun, and efficient as possible. All of our professionals are certified through nationally-recognized authorities in their respective disciplines and all compete or perform on a regular basis. This keeps us humble and current, providing our clients with the best experience possible.with the most effective teaching methods and strategies. I have been teaching dance since 1989. I have been fortunate to have studied with many of the best coaches in the ballroom industry, including Ray Rivers, David Hamilton, Olga Foraponova, Ma...

Your Pilates Classes questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Lessons.

How much do Pilates lessons cost?

The cost of Pilates classes averages from $25 to $150 per session, depending on the instructor and class size. Pilates lessons typically last for an hour and tend to cost more than other types of exercise classes because of the high cost of equipment and the system requires more attention and direction from certified instructors. The actual cost of classes will vary based on the studio, the number of classes you take, and your geographical location.

  • Private Pilates lessons cost the most at $50 to $150 per session
  • Semi-private lessons for 2 or 3 students cost between $40 to $90 per class.
  • Larger group classes start at around $25 per class.
  • Online virtual classes may be free or charged by the month, rather than by the class.

What is Pilates?

Pilates is an exercise technique developed in the 1920s by Joseph Pilates as a form of rehabilitation. His method focuses on building core strength, flexibility, and body awareness through controlled movements. Pilates trains your body to move better in class and during your regular daily activities.

Pilates is a popular form of exercise because it is a minimal-impact exercise that works the whole body and works for people of all ages. Regardless of the type of Pilates lessons you take, the classic principles of breath, concentration, center, control, precision, and flow will remain the same.

What are the different types of Pilates?

There are 6 common types of Pilates classes, both with and without equipment. Picking the right type for you depends on your workout goals.

  1. Classical Pilates follows the original system created by Joseph Pilates that incorporates both mat and apparatus work. This type is good for those who want structure and predictability in their workout.
  2. Mat Pilates uses a yoga mat rather than machines and equipment, with a focus on your core. The movements in mat Pilates are based on the mat exercises in the classical system and are beneficial for those with back pain.
  3. Reformer Pilates offers the core-strengthening benefits of mat Pilates but uses a reformer machine with a bed-like frame, a platform, and a set of springs. The machine allows students to flow from one exercise to the next with transitions, enabling constant movement that burns more calories.
  4. Contemporary Pilates is inspired by the classical system, but each class varies depending on the type of training and personal preferences of the Pilates instructor. The exercises are based on contemporary research and are great for those intimidated by classical Pilates since the workout is less traditional.
  5. Stott Pilates incorporates rehabilitation and movements to align the body and release neck and back pressure. This method also adds props and is popular with those wanting to improve their balance.
  6. Winsor Pilates started as a video class designed to focus on weight loss and shaping the body with classical Pilates exercises done in a specific, nontraditional order to maximize results. The 20-minute workouts are ideal for beginners and those short on time.

What are the benefits of Pilates?

Pilates is a full-body workout that focuses on strengthening core muscles and building strength and stamina. The benefits of Pilates extend beyond your workout, improving the way you think and move in your everyday life. Here are some benefits you should expect to see as you continue your Pilates training:

  • Sculpted core, toned arms, and lifted glutes.
  • Better balance and coordination.
  • Relieved tension in your shoulders, back, and legs.
  • Boosted natural ability to burn fat.
  • Better strength and flexibility to prevent injury.
  • Improved mindfulness and body awareness.

What do I need to bring for a Pilates class?

The most important thing to bring to a Pilates class is comfortable, form-fitting clothing. Loose, baggy clothes make it difficult for the instructor to see and offer direction to improve your movements. Shoes are not worn in Pilates since they restrict movement, but grip socks are worn to provide traction while using the machines.

In addition to proper clothing, most studios suggest you bring a water bottle, towel, and a Pilates mat which is similar to a yoga mat, but thicker.

What questions should I ask a Pilates instructor?

The key to improving your body and mind with Pilates is to find the right instructor with the background and experience to help you get the most from your Pilates training. When calling or visiting Pilates instructors, be sure to ask these important questions:

  • Are you a certified instructor?
  • What training program did you complete?
  • How many hours of apprenticeship were you required to complete?
  • Are you up to date with your continuing education requirements?
  • How many years of teaching experience do you have?
  • What is your exercise specialty and training philosophy?
  • What is your experience with injuries?
  • Are you qualified to teach on all pieces of Pilates equipment?
  • What should I expect from my first class?
  • How often should I practice between lessons?

How do I choose a Pilates instructor?

Finding the right Pilates instructor can help you find balance and control not just in your workout, but in your daily life. Don't settle for the closest class but spend time researching instructors that can help you meet your workout goals. Here are a few tips to help you choose the best Pilates instructor for you:

  • Check with the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA), an international membership organization for Pilates.
  • Look for studios with certified instructors that have completed an intensive 500+ hour comprehensive Pilates teacher training program.
  • Read their reviews on and Google.
  • Ask about their training philosophy, exercise specialties, and experience with injuries and rehabilitation.
  • Make sure they have private, semi-private, or group lessons that suit your training schedule and budget.

Reviews for Columbus pilates classes

Recent success stories from people in the Columbus area.
FabYOUlous Fitness is a special place where women can come to find their inner strength and are supported by women who understand what it’s like to get started in fitness after years away from it, after an injury or for women who want to take it to the next level with small, individualized training created just for them!
FabYOUlous Fitness
Christine R.
Being a novice yogi myself (as in having attended 3 yoga classes in my lifetime), Lindsey had a way of easing my nerves and guiding me through the techniques, poses, and breathing patterns. We had our fair share of laughs as I tumbled to the floor trying new poses. But from the laughter came her patience and perseverance with new techniques and modifications to make each pose easier until I am able to progress with my balance and strength in the more challenging poses.
Empower Yoga Boutique
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