Classical Pilates in Louisville KY

Pilates Fit Studio is a Classical Pilates studio and education facility for Real Pilates NYC. The studio is located on the east end of Louisville, minutes from the Summit at Springhurst, Norton Commons, and the 265 freeway, off West Hwy 22. The studio is one of three studios in the Louisville metro area that offer Classical Pilates on the authentic Gratz equipment.

We are a full service, Classical Pilates studio offering private and semi-private Pilates sessions, small group equipment classes, mat classes, Pilates Certification, and continuing education workshops for certified teachers. 

happy mother and her son from Louisville KY

Pilates has truly changed my daily life. I have had lower back problems for the last 15 years and was able to keep active but after my pregnancy everything changed. I had a bulging disk that sidelined me for a week with a newborn and I knew I had to do something. As a Physical Therapist Assistant I had heard about Pilates and it’s focus in core strength. I was nervous to exercise but Erica worked with me slowly at first and progressed to a full session as my strength increased. Before I was unable to carry my son and by 5pm I was in enough pain that I had to lay on the floor for an hour. Now I am able to hold and carry my son (40 lbs!) and get thru the entire day that includes a workout and more. I am so grateful that I started Pilates it has changed my body and life!

Kate L. from Louisville, KY

Small Group Classes

With about 20 classes a week, we have classes to fit almost every schedule and fitness level. Classes on the reformer, tower, mat, and The Better Back® for those with osteoporosis and back pain.

Classes are limited to (4) participants. The small groups ensure you receive attention, individual corrections, and hands-on feedback from your instructor. 

Women exercising during a group Pilates class in a Louisville KY studio

Equipment Class Descriptions

The Method Equipment Class: New to Classical Pilates? Start with our Method Equipment Class. Learn and strengthen your Pilates practice from the ground up. In this class you will learn the choreography, spring changes, equipment set up, foundations and principles. You will use the Reformer, Tower, Chair, and Mat. Once you’ve mastered the basic moves and equipment, you’ll be equipped to graduate to the next level. Appropriate for first time students.

Reformer Class: Meet the Real Reformer workout. Our Reformers are fashioned after the original blueprint designs. Pilates Fit Studio trains you in the original system the same way Joe Pilates did. With 4 weighted springs and a specific repertoire, you’ll learn to use the springs and your body for strength and tone. Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced classes available

Tower of Power: For the love of Springs! Using resistance from the arm springs, leg springs, roll down bar, and push through bar, you’ll tone and strengthen in places you didn’t even know you had. Open Level

Reformer/Tower Class:  The first half of class we work the entire system with flow, strength, precision and control on the Reformer. The second half will be on the Tower units toning up the body with the arm springs, leg springs, roll down bar, and push through bar. BEG/INTMD levels

The Better Back®: This class supports those who have osteoporosis, sciatica, or any disc issue that are not in acute pain. You will get a balanced workout with the focus on strengthening the core abdominals that do so much to support your back, improve the quality of your movements and keep your spine flexible and strong. You will work the reformer, tower, chairs, barrels, mat, and auxiliary pieces.

Mat Class: It’s you, the mat and added resistance. In this class, we use weighted bars, hand weights, small balls, and resistance bands to enhance the Classical Mat repertoire and leave your muscles aching for more. You can expect a fantastic workout in 40 min. Open Level Mat

If you’re new to Pilates Fit Studio but not new to Classical Pilates, contact us so we can put you in the appropriate class.

Private Lessons

Private Lessons are the Signature Service at Pilates Fit Studio. The lessons are taught under the watchful eye of one of our skilled instructors. Such personalized instruction allows student to learn the exact way to do each exercise for maximum benefit. Students often choose one-on-one sessions because they are new to pilates, recovering from an injury, want to deepen their practice, or prefer to take a class individually.

Instructor teaching a client during a private Pilates session ion a classical Pilates studio in Louisville KY

Pilates Teacher Training and Continuing Education

Become a Certified Teacher in Classical Pilates: Pilates Fit Studio believes in excellence on all levels by offering teacher training in the Classical Pilates Method and bringing industry leading teachers to present continued education workshops.

Our goal is to help create well-rounded Pilates teachers who are competent, educated and able to work with clients of all ages, genders and fitness levels.