Touchstone Pilates is a fully equipped Pilates studio offering private, semi-private and small group sessions. We offer the highest quality classical Pilates instruction available based upon the system of exercises and philosophies originally developed by Joseph Pilates - what is today called True Pilates. Touchstone was the first Pilates studio in Pittsburgh fully equipped with Gratz-Pilates apparatus and is the only studio in Pittsburgh offering the True Pilates method as handed down by Joseph Pilates directly to his world-renowned protege, Romana Kryzanowska.
Our studio’s name, Touchstone Pilates, was developed based upon my belief that the training our instructors received from Romana and her daughter, Sari Mejia Santo, and the Gratz-Pilates equipment that we use are the best available and set the standard for Pilates training excellence.
Touchstone — n. an excellent quality or example that is used to test the excellence, genuineness, or value of others. Synonyms 1. Standard, measure, or model.
Why did you decide to open a Pilates studio? I pursued my Romana’s Pilates certification while working full time in banking and finance. In 2006 after I completed my certification, I decided to move back home to Pittsburgh to pursue a new career in Pilates. I knew there was a need in Pittsburgh for a truly classical Pilates studio and decided to open Touchstone Pilates in 2007.
Touchstone Pilates will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary this June 2017.
Orlando, FL and Arlington, VA
Jennifer always wanted to own her own business and opening a pilates studio fulfilled not only her entrepreneurial spirit but also her desire to help people achieve a higher level of health and wellness. The Pilates Loft Orlando was named a Certifying Center for the United States Pilates...
Prague, Czech Republic
I have a strong attachment to Prague and it was my desire to open a studio here. I opened TRUE PILATES PRAGUE in the heart of the beautiful capitol of Czech Republic. TPP is the first Romana’s Pilates studio and the first with a complete line of the authentic equipment in the country.
Atlas Pilates instructors provide personalized Pilates instruction deeply rooted in Pilates principles, but avoid being dogmatic or formulaic. Our instructors are focused on the smart and sensitive employment of The Pilates Method to get positive results.
Los Gatos, California
I opened Pilates Avenue in 2013, in a small space near downtown Los Gatos, California. We are an hour south of San Francisco in an area known as “Silicon Valley” because of all the hitech companies in the region. It’s a humble little neighborhood place, welcoming and intimate.
The studio was founded, and is operated, by Fidel Garcia. He studied at the National Ballet School in Cuba and continued on as a Principal and Soloist with The Washington Ballet, The Dance Theater of Harlem, Ballet NY, Ballet de Camaguey in Cuba, as well as several national...
Lili Viola Pilates is a boutique studio that specializes in one-on-one instruction and small group classes. It is located in midtown Toronto, Canada. It is Toronto’s first, and so far only, classical Pilates studio. We only use Gratz Pilates apparatus. The reason I opened the studio is because...
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Fort Worth, Texas
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Allendale, New Jersey
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Pilates in Spain and probably everywhere else is considered a gentle exercise by some or something only women in their later years practice. This is so far from the truth. It is a kick-ass exercise and I really wanted to get that through to people, especially guys. A while back I even use to give...
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