Los Angeles’s Hottest Pilates Studios

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Pilates is an extremely competitive business in Los Angeles, with some neighborhoods boasting five or six studios on just one block. While the city offers countless ways to exercise, from hiking trails to intense HIIT routines, Pilates is still a key component of a balanced fitness regime to build long, lean muscles and gain film-ready posture. We’ve rounded up some of the best studios in the city to get your Pilates fix.


Mighty Pilates

Mighty Pilates

Santa Monica’s Mighty Pilates studio has more than 75 classes a week, just blocks from the ocean. With instructors who are constantly rated the best in Los Angeles, Mighty Pilates will develop a program to suit your needs and push you to your max. The 2000 square-foot studio is bright and airy with top amenities. One of the studio’s most popular classes is a TRX/Reformer combo that lengthens and strengthens with pilates moves and then moves over to the TRX studio for the ultimate sweat.


The Studio (MDR)

The Studio (MDR)

Based on Sebastien Lagree‘s trademark Pilates method, The Studio (MDR) uses the ever-popular Megaformer for an incredibly intense workout that combines cardio, Pilates and weight-training all in one challenging hour. Students work each and every muscle through fluid, constantly changing exercises. It’s guaranteed to make get your heart pumping and get your sweat on. The Studio (MDR) has locations in Marina Del Ray, Culver City and Playa Vista.


Whole Body Pilates

Whole Body Method

Whole Body Method, with studios in Koreantown and Mid-City, is the perfect place to learn the foundation of classical Pilates. Classes focus on spinal flexibility and body awareness, fundamentals that students can take with them in any other workout class. A cardio jump board class is recommended for lymphatic health, and a Wunda Chair class is the ultimate way to build flexibility. Whole Body Method also offers a rowing class that combines Pilates strengthening with cardio rowing. The studio also offers one of the most popular teacher training programs in the city, with a one-on-one approach that aims to put the client first.

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