Pilates reformer machines are so dang hard. They utilize springs to add weight and create more resistance in your workout. Like Barre, Pilates is extremely toning and creates long, lean muscles. Your heart rate is definitely up and most studios have body weight cardio bursts integrated throughout the class.

Club Pilates

This one has a bunch of locations and class options and we especially love the Cardio Sculpt class! Club Pilates is a Reformer-based Pilates studio that offers small-group classes in a variety of formats and for all levels. Discover the many benefits of this low-impact, full-body routine.


East Austin – In Plaza Saltillo, near Wholefoods and Hopdoddy on E 5th Street

Domain/North Burnet – On North Burnet, next to Chilanto and Summermoon Coffee

Round Rock – At the intersection of highways 45 and 35 in the old Garden Ridge spot, now called Crossing Point Shopping Center

Cedar Park – In the Parke Shopping Center next to Bath and Body Shop and Maurices, in the same center as Wholefoods 365 and Costco

Georgetown (Coming Soon) – at 35 and University, next to the HEB

Favorite Instructors: Banks Cooney (also teaches at Equinox), Erin Finney (used to be at Redbird, so cute and great music!), Ann Tan (so warm and welcoming, great at making sure your form is correct), Charlie Qureshi (over 16 years of Pilates teaching experience!)

Cost: $29/class for a drop-in, but it’s more of a membership studio $89-199/month, student discounts

Parking: East Side – Validated parking in garage, or street parking; All Other Studios offer free parking in a lot.

*Currently not on ClassPass. 

Club Pilates


Solidcore is tough and their classes are faster moving than the others we’ve tried. They really focus on one muscle and one movement until the muscle is completely exhausted. The studio is darker and they play more hip hop type music—so basically the SoulCycle of Pilates Reformer! No socks required.

Locations: Downtown (2nd and Colorado) and the Triangle

Favorite Instructors: Liv Cortes (She really pushes you with weight and keeping a very quick pace, also great music!), Bre Bradford (Studio Manager of the Triangle location but teaches at both—she is great at making sure you are hitting the correct form)

Cost$30/Class, or for “Off Peak” $25/class, New Client Special – 2 Pack for $19/class

Parking: Downtown – Park in Amli Garage and bring your ticket in with you for validation, Triangle – Free Parking in lot and garages

Classes are 9-12 credits on ClassPass.


Pure Pilates

Pure studios are light, bright, airy, and clean. We love that they have so many locations, too! Sticky socks required.

Locations: South Lamar (in the Amli Apartments), West Campus, The Domain

Favorite InstructorsChelsea K. (tough and very particular about your form), Missy (lead trainer, positive and uplifting, also plays great music!)

Cost$30/class, A lot of student deals – 15% off for students, New Client (Student) $25/two classes; New Client (non-student) $30/two classes

Parking: South Lamar – Free parking in Amli Garage; West Campus – Validated parking in the Quarters Garage; Domain – Free parking in garage and in front of studio

Urban Lagree

This is Pilates on Lagree machines that have ramps to let the instructor move the machines to be at more of an incline, leaving you shaking and sweating! Sticky socks required.

Locations: 12th and Chicon on the first floor of the Chicon Apartments

Favorite Instructors: Abbie (co-owner and head trainer, she has been teaching for a long time and it shows!), Katie (other co-owner and head trainer, super upbeat, great music and hard classes!)

Cost$30/class, New Client Special – 2 classes for $30, or $125/month unlimited

Parking: Free Parking on street or in parking lot

Classes are 5-11 credits on ClassPass. 

Lagree Studio

We love the class selection here—they even have 30 minute express classes that are perfect for busy schedules. The Arboretum and the Galleria locations also have Versa Climbers, which is a great full-body, cardio workout. Sticky socks required.

Locations: Three – Downtown, Galleria, Arboretum

Favorite Instructors: Jess Clark (used to teach at Ride and also teaches Precision Run at Equinox – great music and gives good direction on form), Adriana (funny and great music!), April (adorable, and we love her Versaclimber classes!)

Cost: $35/class, New Clients $89/two weeks unlimited

Parking: Free Parking in parking lots

Classes are 7 credits on ClassPass.

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