Virtuosa Studio offers dynamic private, duet, and small group Pilates training to help you achieve a higher level of strength, fitness, and vitality. Each Pilates session at Virtuosa Studio is custom tailored to your individual needs helping you achieve better results, faster. We believe Pilates instruction should be intelligent and results driven. Virtuosa Studio is Santa Barbara choice for high quality Pilates instruction.

Our teaching methods from STOTT Pilates is a contemporary approach to the original exercise methods developed by Joseph Pilates. The inclusion or modern principles of exercise science and rehabilitation make it one of the safest and most effective methods available.

Our Pilates Program

Contemporary Pilates

Virtuosa Studio takes a contemporary approach to our Pilates instruction, but maintains the traditional standards of precision and attention to quality developed by Joseph Pilates.  Our  Contemporary Pilates training is based on the work of Mr. Pilates but has been modernized by adjusting the exercises to fit with modern research and has a heavy influence from physical therapy and bio-mechanics. Many exercises remain the same, but many new exercises have been added, or variations have been added allowing for injury rehabilitation and creativity by the instructor.

Everyone is Welcome

Pilates is not just for Supermodels & Professional Athletes. Stay at Home Mom’s, Young Professionals, and Men looking to improve their golf game are just a few groups of people who love Pilates and the results it provides. One of our Core Values is an environment of inclusiveness and that extends to our Pilates Program. Whether you are brand new to Pilates or a seasoned expert, Virtuosa can deliver a workout custom tailored to your specific skill level and fitness goals – all in a warm and inviting studio environment.

The Benefits of Pilates

Get Healthy & Strong

  • Improved Core Strength & Stability
  • Improved Posture & Balance
  • Improved Flexibility
  • A strong core equals a healthy back. Pilates is the best fitness method for prevention & treatment of back pain
  • Pilates’ slow and controlled movements puts minimal impact on your joints.
  • Improved muscle elasticity and joint health

Feel Better

  • Mindful movement helps release emotional tension
  • As Joseph Pilates said, “Physical Fitness is the first requisite of happiness. Pilates makes you happier.
  • Pilates poses embody steadiness and ease, they teach you to find opposition inside your body and use it to gain greater control of the body.
  • Pilates relieves tension built up in the muscles through gentle stretching and gradual conditioning
  • Pilates makes sex better. Pilates moves like those strengthen your pelvic floor muscles to up your pleasure in the bedroom

Look Great

  • Develop flat abdominals
  • Reshape your body and lose weight
  • Gain sexy, long, lean muscles. More conventional or traditional workouts are weight bearing and tend to build short, bulky muscles – the type most prone to injury. Pilates elongates and strengthens, improving muscle elasticity and joint mobility.

Mind / Body Practice

  • Pilates hones your focus. It urges you to focus on 1) your breath, 2) your body, and 3) how they move together.
  • Trains your brain, improves memory & boosts brainpower
  • Exercise and mindfulness meditation each have proven to improve creativity. When you combine the two in a Pilates workout you get even better results for your mind and your body

Pilates for golf

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Golf and Pilates share many of the same basic principles, requiring flexibility, rotation and core and gluteal strength. For golfers looking to take their game to the next level, Pilates is the ideal golfing partner. While the golf-pro may help correct swings and take strokes off a player’s game, Virtuosa’s instructors can improve a golfer’s performance, stamina and stability. These changes will help you drive the ball farther and avoid the sand-trap of fatigue and injury.

Pilates for Brides

Enlisting in our Bridal Fitness programs is a great way to achieve your pre-wedding fitness goals. Tight and toned muscles, a longer, leaner physique (especially around the waistline), and reduced stress are just a few of the benefits of Pilates. Pilates also increases energy and helps to improve posture and balance. We strongly believe that brides should plan ahead and get started as soon as possible in order to allow time to achieve optimum results. Although shorter multi-week programs can be beneficial in toning up, a longer multi-month program will help you see the all -around results you desire.

Pilates for Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation

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Virtuosa Studio specializes in Rehabilitative Pilates with instructors certified to work with individuals recovering from and/or wanting to rebuild from injury, illness, pregnancy and surgeries. Pilates is a gentle restorative exercise that is suited for most people as they recover and work to rebuild their bodies. Pilates creates strong muscles and more range of movement. It improves postural problems; increases core strength, stability and peripheral mobility; helps prevent injuries; improves balance, coordination and circulation; heightens body awareness; and is low-impact. There is a growing trend toward partnerships between Pilates experts and rehabilitation specialists.

We have found that 1-1 private Stott Pilates lessons from our skilled instructor’s bridges the gap between physical therapy and getting back to your normal level of fitness and activities. You will learn proper biomechanics under the watchful eye of your instructor while developing and re-developing strength, agility and balance in your core and limbs.

On your consultation either over the phone or at the office, you will be matched with one of our instructors whose specialties meet your needs. On your first visit, a brief health history, your goals and objectives will be discussed. By the end of the first appointment, we will develop your treatment plan and schedule to help you heal and strengthen.

Transformational Results for Every-Body

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"Tasha was so sweet and such an amazing instructor. It's not easy to look graceful while doing the exercises and teaching but she makes it look effortless. The studio is super clean and beautiful inside. Highly recommend taking a class here! It will kick your butt"

Michelle C.