Pilates may be another one of many workout routines that are available in KL, but it involves more than just stretching and doing a couple of sit-ups. Often mistaken as yoga, Pilates concentrates on building the body’s core strength that will improve the body’s overall health. On top of that, this form of exercise also enhances the posture and body alignment. Thus, making it suitable for anyone from beginners to professionals, even including women who are expecting and those who are suffering from injuries.
Joseph Pilates is the man behind this exercise, with a belief that physical and mental health are closely connected. It was originally introduced as a workout for injured dancers and soldiers. Thus, the room for customisation. You can choose to have a workout that is light and easy on the body or go all out to test your limit.
If you’re still bumming around at home, get up and put on your workout gear. We’ve already done the work of compiling these Pilates studios in KL. And all you need to do now is register and enjoy. Go on, it’s time to break a leg.
The Flow Studio, opened in August 2018, is the newest pilates and yoga studio in Kuala Lumpur. Here, the aesthetics are at its peak — with minimalist decors and a calming environment so nothing would clutter your mind while you work out. There are two different classes available, mat or reformer Pilates.
The Flow Studio, 7, Jalan Riong, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
Designed as both a boutique and lifestyle premise, Urban Spring offers various types of Pilates classes that are focused on bringing you comfort. The classes help you combat daily aches and pains, leaving you feeling refreshed and energised after each session. Hot Pilates is highly recommended. The studio is kept perfectly heated at 38 to 40 Celsius, to help warm up the muscles, allow deeper stretch and detoxify the body for more effective results.
Urban Spring (Central Studio), 63-1, Jalan Bangkung, Bukit Bandaraya, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, +603-2095 3998
bAlign Pilates is a fully-equipped studio, founded by two Pilates enthusiasts. They’ve been in business since 2009, making them one of the first gyms to solely focus on this particular workout. Anyone is encouraged to join, even soon-to-be-mothers. The specially catered sessions help new mums to stay strong and fit throughout their pregnancy.
bAlign Pilates, A2-3-3, Solaris Dutamas 1, Jalan Dutamas 1, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, +603-62078929
Not just a Pilates studio, Zenergy focuses on all different aspects of health. They are a holistic and caring wellness centre that provides treatment not only with workout sessions but also aromatherapy and physiotherapy. Here, you’ll be able to customise your workout routine with their professionals for a personalised regimen that suits your body.
Zenergy Wellness Centre, 136B, Jalan Kasah, Medan Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, +6012 330 3221
Pilatique has been in business for 13 years, which also makes them one of the first pilates studios in the city. The studio is divided into two areas; one for equipment-based and another for mat-based workouts. They are currently the only studio that offers STOTT Pilates, which is a more contemporary approach based on modern principles of exercise science and rehabilitation.
Pilatique (Damansara Heights), 8-2A, Jalan Batai, Damansara Heights, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, +603 2092 5655
Located in upscale Mont Kiara is Zenith Pilates. They hold classes in a smaller scale, promising an intimate experience in their private and cosy studio. Not only Pilates, they also offer barre and yoga classes, and treatments to help with chronic pains and tight muscles.
Zenith Pilates, L6-02A, Verve Shops, Jalan Kiara 5, Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, +6012-3062499
Discovery Pilates Health Program is their signature wellness program that aims to bring your body to a more optimum condition — not only physically but also mentally. The program is suitable for anyone, from first-timers to even those who are suffering from injuries as each program is customisable according to your body type and health.
Discovery Pilates & Physiotherapy Centre, 243 Lorong Nibong off Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, +603-28567767