Virtuosa Studio

Santa Barbara's premier boutique fitness studio


Virtuosa Studio

Tone, Sculpt and Strengthen at Santa Barbara's premier boutique fitness studio


Pilates + Barre + Fitness Classes = Results

Take a challenging class, transform your body, slip on some stylish threads, and grab a pressed juice at the new #VirtuosaStudio

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Our mission is to inspire our clients to live their best life through fun, challenging, and results-driven fitness training. Regardless of where you are on your fitness journey, we will help you achieve a healthier, happier and more fulfilled life.


At Virtuosa we are known for our high quality instruction in Pilates, Barre, and Fitness training. Our expert instructors, small intimate sized group classes, one on one training, and a clean, stylish studio environment stocked with thoughtful amenities are just a few of the things that set us apart from other local studios and big box gyms.

Warm and Welcoming Studio

Virtuosa Studio is a welcoming, supportive and inclusive place where everyone can feel right at home, regardless of age, skill level or body type. Our studio is a beautiful and warm environment with thoughtful complementary amenities such as towels, lockers, tea, espresso and pressed juices.

Expert Instruction

Our passionate & inspirational instructors are experts at their craft and fully certified to safely guide you through class. Each certified instructor has undertaken rigorous training to understand the proper anatomical, bio-mechanical, and sports science behind each movement. Instructors are chosen as much for their fun outgoing personality as for their expertise.

Transformational Results

Many of our classes are intense and dynamic workouts, designed to slim figures, improve posture and build lean, toned muscle. Fast! We believe in intelligent and proven training methods. Unlike “fad-fitness” programs offered by some studios, our methods are based on anatomy, physiology, and functional movement principles to help each client achieve results.

Small Class Sizes

Virtuosa offers a refreshing alternative to the big-box franchise studios and even other boutique studios crammed with people. Our group class sizes are limited to no more than 14 students. This ensures you will receive one on one attention from the instructor in every class.

Personal Attention

At Virtuosa, you are not just another number. We offer a complementary assessment to review your health and fitness goals and to help you develop a plan for success. We take a whole body health approach with a certified nutrional expert on staff along with a team of expert trainers who will coach you every step of the way on your journey to a more beautiful you.

Retail Boutique

Virtuosa offers a variety of the latest fashionable designer fitness threads to keep to looking good inside and outside the studio. Current brands include ALO, Onzie and Blue Life Fit.


Barre Classes


Pilates Apparatus Classes


Athletic Conditioning




Prenatal & Postnatal Fitness Programs




Private Pilates Training


Bride & Bachelorette at the Barre

Pilates Health Benefits

  • Pilates is a Whole Body Fitness
  • Pilates Caters to all Fitness Levels and Needs
  • Pilates Develops Core Strength
  • Increases Flexibility
  • Pilates Improves Posture
  • Pilates Increases Energy
  • Pilates Improves Mind/Body Awareness
  • Improves Balance and Co-ordination
  • Improves your Mental Quality and Increases Motivation
  • Pilates Reduces Stress Level

Barre Benefits

  • STRESS Relief
  • Inner Peace, Calm and Authentic Happiness
  • Physical Conditioning and a Beautiful Posture
  • Weight Loss and Weight Management
  • Increased Overall Energy
  • Improved Sleep
  • Heightened Mental and Intuitive Awareness
  • Improved Hormonal Balance
  • Brain Synchronization and Brain Fitness
  • Whole Body Detoxification

Group Fitness Health Benefits

  • Exercise Boosts Brainpower
  • Movement Melts Away Stress
  • Exercise Gives You Energy
  • It’s Not That Hard to Find Time for Fitness
  • Fitness Can Help Build Relationships
  • Exercise Helps Ward Off Disease
  • Fitness Pumps Up Your Heart
  • Exercise Lets You Eat More
  • Exercise Boosts Performance

Transformational Results for Every Body

Sign up today for a challenging class

-Small Intimate Sized groups classes & private training

-Fun and Inspiring Workouts

-Warm and Welcoming. No Experience Required

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What’s New at Virtuosa


Kate Hudson’s Favorite Workout is Pilates

By | Pilates, Pilates and Celebrities | No Comments

When it comes to celeb physiques, few can top Kate Hudson’s sexy and athletic frame.  She recently revealed that her go-to exercise of choice is Pilates, something that continues to keep her motivated and hungry for more.  You can read more here.

If you have not tried Pilates yet or you have not found a program that works for you, consider Virtuosa Studio, the only Santa Barbara studio featuring the STOTT method of instruction. Virtuosa Studio takes a contemporary approach to our Pilates instruction, but maintains the traditional standards of precision and attention to quality. Contemporary Pilates is based on the original work of Joseph Pilates, but has been adapted to adhere to modern scientific research regarding proper biomechanics. Pilates instruction is informed by today’s knowledge about correct, functional movement. Each session at Virtuosa Studio is a full body workout, customizable, and always fun & challenging.

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Virtuosa to offer cutting edge Health & Fitness tracking

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When we launch in early 2016, Virtuosa will be offering the cutting edge fitness tracking technology recently launched by our software partner MindBody. This program will provide MINDBODY app users with more information about their fitness workouts. After connecting your MINDBODY app with your Fitbit activity tracker, you will be able to capture specific personal activity data like total active minutes, calories burned and heart rate* achieved during your booked workouts. Read More Here


Pilates for Golfers

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Pilates can be a more effective way of increasing golf strength, flexibility, and stability than traditional weights and machines. The most effective training takes place on the Pilates equipment called the “reformer” The reason you might not be familiar with a reformer is the stigma pilates endures as a women-only exercise discipline.  That is changing as more and more elite level athletes, including professional golfers and NFL players discover the amazing core strengthening benefits of the reformer workout. Read More Here and stay tuned to Virtuosa Studio for updates on our golf training programs.


Do’s and Don’ts of Postpartum Pilates Exercise

By | Pilates, Postpartum Pilates | No Comments

For new moms looking to lose the post baby paunch, taking Pilates classes is one of the best ways to get your body back in shape.  Pilates is a muscle-strengthening exercise regimen which is especially good for a post-baby body because it works the muscles affected by pregnancy. All of the exercises focus on strengthening the abdominals, the pelvic floor muscles, and the back.

However, it is important to be careful and to make sure you are ready for vigorous exercise. You don’t want to return too soon, before your body is ready. Read More Here.

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Yes… Pilates Makes Sex Better

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Pilates has become so popular over the past decade because it simply works better than most fitness regimes at creating functional strength and flexibility. Virtuosa Studio offers a range of Pilates Training Programs including Mat Pilates, Apparatus Pilates with specials for New Clients. Need another excuse to try us out?  Strength and flexibility go hand in hand with better sex. Stronger abdominal muscles (as well as all of your other muscles) will actually help to sustain the action of sex. Don’t believe us?  Read More Here

Virtuosa Studio now offering Booty Barre!

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A sexy, energetic, fun workout that fuses fitness techniques from Dance, Pilates, and Yoga that will tone, define and chisel the whole body. And get this… you don’t even need any dance experience and you certainly don’t need a partner! The Booty Barre method is the perfect combination of strength and flexibility with added cardio to burn fat fast. Barre workouts have also become a popular choice with many celebrities. Sign Up at our New Client Page.


How to get your dream Derriere

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Virtuosa Studio is proud to offer daily Booty Barre Classes, created by Booty Barre founder Tracey Mallett. LA-based fitness guru Tracey Mallett’s fusion of Pilates, energetic dance routines and yoga moves will tone, lift and define.  For those looking to get started, visit our new client page for special deals on Booty Barre classes and programs.  We’ll help you lift and define that booty in no time!  For more great tips about getting the dream Derrier….

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