Pilates studios in the west end of Toronto

If core strength, a flat tummy, and a strong back is at the top of your get-fit  list, Pilates may well be the exercise method for you. Whether you're looking for the newest machines, expert reformer Pilates, or straight-up mat work, Toronto's west end boasts some of the best studios the city.

The Loft Pilates Studio

1
396 Pacific Ave, Toronto, ON M6P 2R1

One of the beauties of the Junction is how eclectic it is, with this Pilates studio a mainstay in the neighbourhood. They specialize in spinal health but offer classes that appeal to people of all ages, skill and ability levels. You can sign up for private, semi-private or group classes. They keep the latter small, so quality is high.

Misfitstudio

2
761 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1G1

The name implies it’s the place where people from all walks of life can come together to find their bliss in the Pilates studio. If that’s not appealing enough then you may be attracted to the exposed brick walls and mid 19th-century stained glass windows. Your options include one or two-week intro plans, five-or- 10-visit packages, monthly unlimited classes or private sessions.

Studio Lagree

3
435 Spadina Rd, Toronto, ON M5P 2W3

Celebrities are trend-setters and the latest developments in Pilates are no exception. Studio Lagree combines ultramodern decor with the latest in Megaformer machines and techniques – currently all the rage amongst the pop culture set. Instructors who have been carefully vetted for skill and quality are taught the Lagree method used in classes which range from the Teen Series to the Prenatal Program – and everything in between.

In Studio at The National Ballet of Canada

4
470 Queens Quay W, Toronto, ON M5V 3K4

Imagine a place that combines top-quality Pilates classes and the training headquarters of the country’s leading ballet dancers. You get to enjoy state-of-the-art facilities and instruction from top-notch professionals using Fletcher Fusion Pilates to strengthen and restore your body’s health. Just drop in to get started; students’ abilities range from beginner to near-expert.

Imprint Pilates

5
103-101 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON M5V 2K2

When your lead instructor has used Pilates to maintain a dance career after a devastating car accident then you know you’re benefiting from first-hand experience. Over the years, Anita’s combined the best of what she’s learned and used it to open Imprint in 2008. Sessions are one-on-one so you get maximum attention and feedback.

Eden Pilates

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If circumstances prevent you from getting to a Pilates class then Eden will bring the class to you. She specializes in home visits, incorporating whatever equipment is in your home for your customized session. No matter which course of Pilates you want to follow Eden will work with you to develop a plan tailored to your comfort and fitness level.

Inhabit Pilates & Movement

6
1211 Bathurst St, Toronto, ON M5R 3H3

The staff at Inhabit start by matching you with a Pilates program based on your health history, age and interests. Once that’s done, you can sign up for a budget-friendly package of group classes or private sessions before you make a long-term commitment. The studio is clean, bright and airy, with plenty of sunshine to lighten the mood.

Mindful Movement Centre

7
301-68 Scollard St, Toronto, ON M5R 1G2

If you have even a casual interest in Pilates, you’ve no doubt heard the name Leslie Parker. She’s a bit of a rock star on the Toronto Pilates scene and for good reason: as a former ballet dancer in the US and Europe she sought out Pilates to help her recover from chronic dance injuries. Because of her background, Mindful specializes in sports injuries and rehab but that doesn’t exclude anyone that wants to join.

Body Harmonics Pilates

8
90 Eglinton Avenue W, 5th Floor, Toronto, ON M4R 2E4

West-enders that don’t want to make the trek to Forest Hill have an awesome Pilates studio closer to home at Christie and Dupont. Body Harmonics stresses a total body approach focused on core strength and balance. If you’re a newcomer to Pilates, start with their introductory assessment and a machine training session. Along with group classes and private instruction, you can also check out their regular workshops.

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