Performing Pilates on a reformer machine activates every muscle fiber in the body for a comprehensive mind-body workout. Because of how comprehensive it is, Pilates has become an incredibly popular form of exercise.
If you are in the Santa Clarita Valley, you may be wondering where to find a great Pilates studio near you. But when you search for answers, the list of choices can be overwhelming.
The Paseo Club is a social club in the Santa Clarita Valley that has a range of options for supporting your fitness needs, including reformer and mat Pilates classes that are offered daily.
In fact, we have been teaching Pilates for over nine years and have over 600 different members come to our classes each year.
But we recognize that doing Pilates at the Paseo Club is not for everybody. There are a lot of other great choices in Santa Clarita and we want to help you find the Pilates studio that is best suited for you.
In this article, we will share with you where you can find the best reformer Pilates classes in the Santa Clarita Valley, a description of the facility, and the cost of the classes. Read on to learn more.
What is a Pilates reformer machine?
The Pilates reformer is a piece of equipment designed by Joseph Pilates that looks like a bed with springs. It has a sliding carriage, ropes, and pulleys.
People can do a wide variety of exercises on the reformer by pushing or pulling the carriage or holding the carriage steady. You can complete the exercises lying down, sitting, or standing.
Reformer Pilates classes are proven to build strength, flexibility, coordination, and balance, which makes them a perfect workout for people of all ages and abilities.
What are the best reformer Pilates classes in the Santa Clarita Valley?
Several studios teach reformer Pilates classes in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Some studios teach classical Pilates, while others offer hybrid classes that combine Pilates with other fitness techniques.
Butterfly studios is a small boutique studio located in Newhall.
Owner/instructor Sandra Baeza offers private, small group (two students), and group classes. Her group classes are capped at five students, so participants can receive ample personal attention.
Cost: Private reformer classes are $75 for 55 minutes, but your first private is only $35 for 35 minutes. Small group classes cost $50 per person for 55 minutes, and group classes are $35. Sandra also offers one free reformer class.
Solo, Duo, and Special Trio Private Pilates Sessions
Cost: Classes can be as low as $29.50 if you buy classes in a series of 10 and $23.50 for the lunchtime Pilates class. Classes with two people are between $50-$40 per class, and private lessons are $49-$75.
Club Pilates has three locations in the Santa Clarita Valley, one in Santa Clarita and two in Valencia.
They offer eight different types of Pilates-inspired classes. There is a traditional reformer Pilates class. But they also teach interval training (F.I.T.), relaxing and soothing muscles (Restore), and Pilates/TRX (Suspend) classes.
They rate each class for the level of complexity.
Level 1 is Foundation. This class is best for beginners who want a gentle experience to build a solid Pilates foundation.
Level 1.5 is Progression. In this class, people can begin to explore more dynamic exercises. The pace of the class is moderate and great for intermediate students.
Level 2 is Evolution. This class is a challenging class for your mind and body. It focuses on strength, stability, and balance.
Level 2.5 is Mastery. This is the most advanced class and builds on the skills learned in the introductory classes.
Instructors have over 500 hours of training.
Cost: The cost for classes when you purchase a 4-pack is $70. An 8-pack is $110, and a 12-pack is $140. An unlimited package is $179. If you want to pay for classes individually, it costs $20. They offer a complimentary 30-minutes long intro class.
Drenched is a boutique studio with a “hip club vibe.” They offer a 40-minute reformer Pilates class, as well as several other fun, challenging classes, including Pilates Sculpt, Barre Body, and Hot Yoga.
In addition to classes, Drenched offers a fitness plan called 29 Day Self Love Challenge. This program is to help you eat well with meal plans, attend classes, and journal about your experience.
Cost: The cost of a reformer Pilates class varies according to how you make your purchase. Single classes are $25, but with a 10-class pass, the price drops to $17.90. Currently, you can get a new-member 30-day pass for $99.
There are also fitness memberships and reformer-fitness memberships.
Santa Clarita-native, Ashley Howard, runs Grit and Gratitude. She has over 15 years of experience training hundreds of athletes, celebrities, and fitness fanatics. She is a Certified Personal Trainer, Wellness Coach, and Yoga and Pilates Instructor.
Grit and Gratitude does not offer classes in classical Pilates. They teach a hybrid approach that blends with Pilates, yoga, and meditation practices.
Their signature class is 50 minutes long and combines work on the reformer with cardio interval training. Grit and Gratitude offers a restorative class and a more fitness-focused class as well.
Cost: Classes can be purchased individually or as a 5 or 10-pack. Drop-ins are $35, and classes purchased in packs are $21-$23, respectively.
Monthly membership is also an option that costs between $112-$288 per month, depending on how many classes you attend. Unlimited 6-month and 12-month memberships are $240 and $215 per month.
Motivate Studios has six different locations, one of them in Valencia.
Motivate offers a unique hybrid class that includes working on the Megaformer M3 machine. Their classes are Pilates-inspired training with cardio and high intensity for a challenging full-body workout.
Classes are for 45 minutes and are available as private lessons or group lessons.
Cost: Prices vary widely depending on if you are taking a private session or group and if you buy classes in a pack or individually. Single classes are $35, but they can be as cheap as $22 with a 20-class pack.
Membership is also an option with a cost between $139-$269, depending on how many classes you attend per month and whether your membership is on auto renewal.
New members receive further discounted rates for their first month.
Movement of Pilates is owned and operated by Melissa Lee, who has been a Pilates instructor for 18 years. She trained in classical Pilates and has taught Pilates for fitness for many years.
More recently, Melissa has been working with patients who are in rehabilitation from injuries or have disabilities or medical conditions. In 2018 she became certified in ScolioPilates, which is Pilates specially designed for people with scoliosis.
Melissa has six additional skilled Pilates instructors at the studio, so there are several classes for people to choose from throughout the week .
There are five types of classes available.
Cost: Classes can cost as little as $15 for a group lesson if you buy a 10-pack of classes. Prices can vary according to how many people are in the class, how many classes you pay for at a time, and which class you select.
The Pilates Pros opened in 2006 in Valencia. Pilates Pros has experienced instructors who teach small group (four students max), private, and kids classes to ensure everyone gets personalized instruction.
They are an award-winning studio that focuses just on Pilates. They use the best equipment, including top-of-the-line Reformers, LifePro Vibrations plates, Rollology Rollers, and much more.
Cost: Classes are $25 per group class, $20-$25 for the kids' class, and $70 for a private session.