About Virtuosa Studio

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 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 amenities such as eco mats, hot towels, lockers, expresso, coffee 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 safe, effective and proven training methods.

Small Class Sizes

Virtuosa offers a refreshing alternative to the big franchise studios and even other boutique studios crammed with people. Our group class sizes are limited to no more than 12 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 full line of the latest fashionable designer fitness threads to keep to looking good inside and outside the studio! Current brands include Teeki, Glyder, MPG Sport and Onzie. We also offer equipment accessories such as fitness balls and massage tools to help speed up recovery between workouts.

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The Virtuosa Team

Try our Barre Classes

All of Virtuosas barre instructors are certified Pilates instructors, adding expertise and functional movement to each class. We limit our class sizes to 14 people, less than half of what other studios allow, as we are committed to personalized attention and maintaining the safety and effectiveness of each session for our clients.

Tasha

Tasha

Studio Owner. Pilates, Barre and Group Fitness Instructor

Tasha Holmstrom is the founder and owner of Virtuosa Studio located in Santa Barbara, California. Over the past fifteen years, Tasha has developed an extensive and diverse background in the areas of fitness, nutrition and wellness.

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Christina

Christina

Pilates Instructor

Christina is a certified Pilates instructor who emphasizes a holistic approach to fitness and wellbeing.  She enjoys helping her clients transform not only physically but mentally and emotionally as well on their path to greater health and wellness.   Learn More

What’s New at Virtuosa

Kate Hudson’s Favorite Workout is Pilates

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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.

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

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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.

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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