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THE PILATES STUDIO at Penn Campus Recreation

Pilates focuses on the core postural muscles that help to keep the body balanced and are essential to providing support for the spine and core. Our instructors are experienced and comprehensively certified through nationally recognized organizations such as Power Pilates.

Pre-registration is required for all Pilates Courses. Early registration is recommended as space is limited. Visit our online REGISTRATION portal and click on Premium Fitness Programs to view available class times and register. Course fees must be paid in full at the time of registration. Drop-in passes are not available for the equipment classes (i.e. Reformer and Tower)

  • Tower Pilates

    Combining essential mat work with the benefits of the Pilates Tower equipment, this class is ideal for students of all levels*.  Through a system of springs and bars, the equipment supports the body to ensure proper stabilization and positioning while providing added resistance for strengthening, toning, and lengthening muscles.

  •  Mat Pilates 

    Mat Pilates – Great News! With your UNLIMITED Group Exercise Membership you can now attend all of the Mat Pilates and Group Ex Classes! Stop by the Membership Office to sign up today for $75/semester.

    Start with the basics and get the most out of your Mat Pilates Classes! You will learn the fundamentals and proper technique of Mat Pilates, focusing on body connections, breathing, alignment, and awareness. Learn how to identify your own weaknesses and imbalances and work with them to restore healthier movement. The exercises are designed to align, lengthen, and strengthen the body in a unique way. Most movements are non-impact and non-weight bearing. All require focus and concentration.

    Offerings available on the Group Exercise Schedule!


  • Reformer Circuit

    Reformers are Pilates machines that use springs and pulleys to provide variable resistance to assist and challenge the body. The variable resistance with Reformer Pilates is what makes it so unique and is why it’s suitable for every level of ability.

    Reformer Pilates has countless benefits including:

    Long, lean overall body muscle tone. Improved flexibility and postural correction. Core strength, balance, and body awareness, which leads to accelerated results.

    Why would you choose group Reformer Pilates over group Mat-work? It really is a matter of “different strokes for different folks!” If you are looking for more personalized attention, Group Reformer provides more individualized workouts that include total body conditioning. If you require a little more assistance or support, then Reformer will also be preferable for you.

Private Lessons

For those interested in further pursuing their Pilates study, we offer private and semi-private Pilates sessions with some of our certified Pilates instructors. A private session is one student with one instructor. A semi-private is two students with one instructor, and both participants must book together. Both private and semi-private sessions are 55 minutes in length.


Private Pilates Prices
Lessons Student Member Non-Member
3 $195 $215 $230
5 $300 $325 $355
10 $545 $600 $650


Semi-Private Pilates Prices (Per Person)
Lessons Student Member Non-Member
3 $130 $180 $195
5 $190 $275 $300
10 $325 $490 $545

First time Pilates clients must complete a registration packet. To download the packet, click here. Once complete, visit Membership Services to submit your packet and provide payment OR pay online and email your packet to Megan Gilmartin.


Want to become a Pilates Instructor?  SIGN UP TODAY for our training:


September 20th-22th

Core Mat II

Hours of Operation

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