Pilates is such a wonderful tool to strengthen, lengthen, and tone the body. I have been practicing consistently for the past 5 years, and I owe much of the toned appearance of my body, my physical strength, and stamina to it.

     Each of these studios I have personally attended, at the very minimum for 3 weeks at a time. I can attest to the professionalism and quality of service that they all provide firsthand, and feel confident suggesting them to you all. 

     If you are in any of these cities and looking for a studio, either as a novice or an experienced practicer, I encourage you to give them a try! 

New York City, New York



39 East 20th Street (between Broadway and Park)
New York NY 10003

Phone: 212-727-7896  Gramercypilatesnyc

We believe that an education in body awareness is the most important step in changing the way you look and feel. And you’ll learn this quickly and efficiently at Gramercy Pilates NYC. This intelligent approach to fitness has helped hundreds of clients feel and look better than they ever have in their lives. Using the Pilates Core Principles as your foundation for movement, you’ll quickly improve your posture, alignment, balance, coordination, flexibility and strength.
— http://gramercypilatesnyc.com/our-fitness-approach/

A note from me:

     I have been attending Gramercy Pilates for the past 4 years, whenever I am in NYC.  As a fashion model, it is very important to stay fit. When I first began modeling, the only exercises I incorporated in my daily routine were cardio and weight training. After receiving a Groupon to try a Pilates class and personal training session at Gramercy Pilates, I decided ‘why not give it a try?’ After all my upper body was very weak and I had heard many great things about the Pilates practice. After one reformer class I was hooked, and after my one-on-one session with Ernie I was a full on Pilates advocate.  Over the course of 6 months I watched my body transform from simply “skinny” to strong. No other exercises I had done in the past achieved the long lean body that I now posses. I truly believe that the personal attention and care that the Gramercy Pilates Team gives has been the key to this transformation. They are as dedicated to my body as I am, and for that I can’t thank them enough.

Nashville, Tennessee


Simply Balanced
521 8th Ave South Suite 104
Nashville, TN 37203

Phone: 615.321.5200

Located in the heart of Nashville, Simply Balanced is Nashville’s premiere wellness center offering Pilates and Yoga. Whether you are an exercise novice or a seasoned athlete, a twenty-something or a grandparent, our dedicated team is here to help you transform the way your body looks, feels, and performs. At Simply Balanced, wellness is integrative and balanced. We believe Pilates and Yoga can work together to strengthen, rehabilitate, challenge, and revitalize your body.
— http://simplybalancednashville.com

Paris, France


Rituel Studio
16 Rue La Grande Chaumiere
Paris, France 75006

Phone: +33 01 53 10 86 00

Dancers have studied and practiced Pilates for several generations as a means of achieving length, strength and flexibility, exemplifying the long and lean form achieved through the Method. Through use of the reformer, cadillac, chair, ball or mat, the Pilates Method enables the body to re-learn balanced strength and release nervous system tension, fully engaging and benefiting both body and mind... We have trained practitioners of multiple schools of Pilates including Basi, Peak, Balanced Body, A-Lyne, and Stott to name a few.
— http://rituelstudio.com/en/disciplines/pilates-paris-france

Athens, Greece


NYSY Studios
Nikis 25
Syntagma, Athens 105 57

Phone: +30 (210) 323-2004

Inspired by the ancient Greek proverb “Íïõò ÕãéÞò Åí Óþìáôé Õãéåß”, or “Healthy Mind in Healthy Body”, NYSY was created in the heart of Athens to offer top quality Yoga and Pilates classes, workshops, privates, teacher trainings, and retreats by the sea. Our highly trained teachers and body therapists invite you to explore a variety of classes and find your own practice style, in an environment that is safe, friendly, and supportive.
— http://www.nysystudios.com/founders.asp

Hong Kong


Options Studios
11 Stanley Street, 15th Floor
Central, Hong Kong

Phone: +852 31888112 

At OptionsStudio in Central, Hong Kong we provide Pilates classes in a quiet but convenient setting.

Our fully certified instructors teach a contemporary approach to Pilates taking into account the modern knowledge we have of how the body works. Classes are kept small for more personal attention from the instructor so you can be guided and helped as much as necessary.

Our instructors are trained in Singapore at our international Headquarters with constant continuing education. All our instructors are trained through internationally recognised pilates certifications, where movement is grounded in the modern knowledge of anatomy and how the body works, to make sure all workouts are effective and safe.
— http://www.options-studio.com/indexhk.php

Sydney, Australia


Bondi Pilates Centre
686 New South Head Road, 3rd Floor (above Train for Gain)
Rose Bay, Sydney Australia

Phone: 0411 644 953 

Bondi Pilates was established in Sydney in 2000 by Debby-Lee Maister and Michelle Koton, who both gained their certification from one of Joseph Pilates direct disciples, Romana Krwyzanowska.

Our studio is located in the heart of the Eastern Suburbs and is fully equipped with state of the art Pilates equipment. It is well known for its instruction of the authentic Pilates Method as originally developed by Joseph Pilates himself.

Under the direction of Debby-Lee Maister, Bondi Pilates offers private, semi-private and group pilates classes as well as Barre classes in their Bondi Pilates studio 7 days a week.
— http://bondipilates.com.au

Auckland, New Zealand


 Peak Pilates Grey Lynn
247 Richmond Road
Grey Lynn, Auckland NZ

Phone: 09 376 8343 

At Peak Pilates we individually tailor your exercise regime to your body’s needs as well as your own personal goals.
All our instructors are fully trained and have worked with a variety of Pilates methods. Plus, many of our instructors are also qualified physiotherapists which mean we are able to help you with any rehabilitation needs.
With our team’s knowledge and experience, we effectively improve your posture and guide you safely to your limit so that you gain the maximum benefit from each session. Whatever your fitness level, there is a Peak Pilates class right for you.
— http://www.peakpilatesgroup.co.nz
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