Don’t forget to bring along your own pair of grip socks

Not to be confused with yoga, pilates focuses on boosting flexibility, strength and endurance while improving postural alignment and muscle balance. The most common types are pilates mat and reformer workouts, where exercises are either done on a padded mat which boasts compact foam, or on a reformer machine. So to stay trim while toning your body, head to the following nine studios. Don’t forget to bring along your own pair of grip socks, or you may be required to purchase a pair before entering the class.
 

Absolute You
 


 

It may be most known for its spin programmes, but Absolute You’s pilates reformer classes do not play second fiddle to the gym’s cycling sessions. Targeting various muscle groups in each class, the fitness studio also makes sure all attendees are familiar with the routines by prepping newcomers as well as beginners in a mandatory 30-minute, pre-class training. Following the closure of the Peranakan Place fitness studio, Absolute You’s pilates reformer classes are now held at the brand new The Centrepoint outlet.
 

Breathe Pilates
 


 

Specialising in small group pilates classes and even rehabilitative fitness programmes, Breathe Pilates doesn’t just fulfill the bare minimum. The studio also ensures that all participants exercise correctly, comfortably and safely. It has introduced a series of classes including the Fat Blast that mixes ballet-inspired movements with traditional cardio ones on the reformer machine, and the gentler Stretch which features core-strengthening exercises to reduce body aches and increase flexibility.
 

Central Pilates
 


 

Looking to perfect that golf swing of yours? Or perhaps you’re hoping to enjoy some post-natal training. At Central Pilates, its private one-on-one lesson is the best way to ensure your personal needs are addressed, what more under the watchful eye of a professional instructor and help of a fully equipped gym. Group reformer classes are also popular, alongside the Duo and Trio lessons. If that’s not enough, join in their pilates mat and dance conditioning workouts to get completely toned.
 

Core Collective
 


 

Both mat and reformer type classes at Core Collective by Aurum keep exercises low-impact while still allowing muscle strengthening. All their instructors are well-versed in fitness and will be able to provide proper and constructive advice regarding techniques, so you’ll always be in good hands. If you’re looking to try your hand at wellness programmes such as red light therapy and creative arts therapy, you’ll be able to find them here.

Pilates Fitness 
 


 

The first pilates studio in Singapore to offer goal-oriented, lifestyle pilates sessions, Pilates Fitness strives to design classes that’ll solve wellness problems successfully. So expect to be engaged in lessons such as Body Aches Pilates, Couple Prenatal and even Weight Loss Pilates that’ll effectively soothe, tone and shape your body—as desired. Book a trial class here, or purchase various packages at promotional rates here.  
 

The Pilates Place
 


 

A fully-equipped pilates gym at North Canal Road, The Pilates Place offers both mat and reformer workout sessions too. With no more than six to a class, rest assured you will receive proper care and attention from instructors for a conducive and productive workout.
 

Pilates Plus 
 


 

To be properly trained in the fitness of pilates, head down to Cecil Street’s Pilates Plus for lessons by professional practitioners motivated in assisting patrons in recuperating while building strength. With both private and group sessions available, feel free to register for the Reformer Strength that targets muscle toning on the reformer machine or Pilates Mat which ensures full-body engagement. Alternatively, you may also check out their virtual classes if exercising from home is what you prefer.
 

SmartFit Singapore
 

SmartFit Pilates has found a new home at none other than Tanglin Place, and the fitness centre now combines fitness, nutrition, wellness and retail in its sparkling new space. That means the well-equipped and stylish studio not only offers bespoke classes, reformer pilates, TRX and barre classes, it also features wholesome snacks, meals and speciality coffee at the in-house cafe. Fitness gear, activewear and other wellness products will be retailing within the studio too, so feel free to check those out as well.
 

Upside Motion
 


 

A popular fitness centre thanks to its graceful aerial classes and enjoyable pilates lessons, Upside Motion at City Hall definitely caters to the young, corporate crowd. Head to their pilates mat or reformer classes to tone up; but book your slots as soon as you can as classes are always snapped up fast.