Pilates Studios in Wilmington

There are multiple Pilates studios in the Wilmington area, each varying in rate and session structure. At most locations you can get by with a single mat class for around $14. Port City Pilates, on Military Cutoff Rd., is a popular place with a modern studio. One reviewer was completely relived of back pain after a year of training there.

Lithie Core Pilates Studio is another great place on Military Cutoff Rd. They offer “Welcome Sessions” for $15. If you want more, I recommend going for their “One Month of Unlimited Classes” option for $150; which is a good deal considering some of the other places in town. From what I have found online, Lithie Core is the ONLY Pilates studio in Wilmington that offers child care. Rates are as low as $5 per hour for one child or $8 for two children.

Need something on the other side of town? Check out In Balance Pilates Studio. They are located on Oleander Dr. and have been in business for 10 years! Although their largest package is nearly $700, coupons are offered on their website. Such as, “Buy One Single Mat Class, Get One Free.” In Balance Pilates also offers teacher training.

If you are looking for something near Racine Dr. then Wilmington Wellness Studio is a good option. They offer many classes such as, boot camp and core confusion. Wilmington Wellness Studio differs from many other studios in town because they offer yoga; everywhere from kids yoga classes to “Rocking Hot Yoga.” Their website reads, “Pilates and yoga for everybody and any body…”Any BODY…get it?

Body Aligned is another modern Pilates studio and is located on Wrightsville Avenue. They have great testimonials and package options. You can pay $12 per class or a “Series Discount Rate,” such as $11 for six classes. My favorite package is $150 for three private sessions and three regular mat sessions.

(prices subject to change….these were taken from when this article was written).

Pop Up and Mobile Pilates Options

In Wilmington, Pilates will even come to you. Consider Coastal Mobile Pilates. This company will bring all equipment to you. You can have five classes in your home with four of your friends for $400. That’s $20 per class, per friend. If that’s too personal for you… consider asking the boss for a “Pilates Morale Booster” at the office. Now don’t go calling Coastal Mobile Pilates asking for a “Pilates Morale Booster” because that’s not a real thing. But you CAN book Pilates classes in the workplace.

If you’re looking for an excuse to get outside this season, you have to try Pop up Pilates. Grab a mat and for $5 you get 30 minutes of Pilates class in the park. The schedule rotates and no two classes are the same. This series is hosted by Coastal Mobile Pilates.

If you are wondering what the differences between Pilates and Yoga are, like I was, read this explanation posted to the Coastal Mobile Pilates website by instructor Kate MacAllister.

“Yoga has a spiritual and philosophical approach which sets it apart from most work-out based routines like Pilates. While on the surface it seems like just a series of stretches, it’s actually a holistic practice steeped in ancient Indian culture that aims to unite the mind, body and spirit through exercise, breath and meditation. Yoga classes are meant to quiet the mind and heal the body.

The sole purpose of Pilates is best summed up in one of my favorite quotes from the creator of the exercises himself, Joseph Pilates.

“Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness. Our interpretation of physical fitness is the attainment and maintenance of a uniformly developed body with a sound mind fully capable of naturally, easily, and satisfactorily performing our many and varied daily tasks with spontaneous zest and pleasure.” – Joseph Pilates.

“So while the focus of Yoga is chiefly spiritual, even a bit transcendent, in Pilates our focus is purely physical.” It’s a conditioning program that improves deep core strength, muscle control, flexibility, coordination, and body tone, while producing long, lean muscles. Our exercises are not done rapidly or repeated excessively; instead we strive to make every movement count.”

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