Pilates classes in Montreal

We offer Pilates classes for all levels throughout Montreal.
Different types of Pilates are available in our 6 studios: Reformer, Mat , Table, and MOTR Pilates.

Pilates classes in Montreal

Pilates is a form of fitness developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 20th century.The method focuses on strengthening the deep muscles of the torso, enhancing spinal mobility and developing body awareness.

The exercises combine strength, flexibility and mobility to help you feel freer in your body. We work with the rhythm of our breath to execute more fluid, controlled, and conscientious movement.

Pilates is excellent for people with back problems or as a preventive measure, as the majority of exercises are devoted to strengthening the abdominals and the back.

This discipline improves posture, reduces tension, relaxes the nervous system and makes you feel more balanced.

Several forms of Pilates

We offer several forms of Pilates to cater to everyone’s needs and preferences. Here are the different options available to you: Pilates Reformer, Mat Pilates, Pilates on the Table, and Pilates MOTR. We invite you to watch the video below to distinguish between the various Pilates forms and choose the one that suits you best.

The benefits of Pilates

The benefits of Pilates

Strengthens postural muscles

We work all the major muscle chains of the body, from proximal to distal (from the center of the abdominals to the extremities of the body).Postural muscles become stronger and more solid to support us in everyday life.

Improves mobility

The classes focuses on spinal mobility through core control (also known as the "power house").As Joseph Pilates said, ''Do Pilates to have a spine as strong as a Greek spine and as flexible as a cat's''.

Develops body awareness

All exercises, guided by our breath, are executed slowly, with control and fluidity. The instructor provides students with invaluable details about the human body to help them better discover themselves. At the end of a class, we often feel lighter, taller and more energized!

Which Pilates classes to choose ?

Reformer Pilates

Exercises are done on a Reformer machine. Strengthen your body without risking damage to your joints: by working horizontally, your body is less subject to the force of gravity.

Mat Pilates

The instructor indicates the breathing rhythm for each movement. Accessories may be added like balls, elastics, weights, magic circles, etc.

Tabletop Pilates

Pilates on the Penchenat Table is executed on a horizontal or inclined surface. You work through a series of movements to challenge all of the muscle chains.


MOTR Pilates

MOTR classes are Pilates-based classes with a MOTR apparatus designed by Balanced Body. The cylinder is designed with elastic resistance bands making MOTR a versatile instrument and practice.


Big Balls Pilates

Big Ball Pilates is a fitness activity that combines the principles of Pilates with the use of a large exercise ball.

1st in Pilates in Montreal!

Now counting 6 locations, Equilibre Studio is the largest professional Pilates studio in Montreal. Founded in 2010, our goal is to offer a balanced workout for optimal health and quality of life. To achieve this, we offer a variety of classes: Floor Pilates, Reformer Pilates, MOTR Pilates, Table Pilates, as well as Yoga, Barre Fitness and Essentrics. Our mission is to encourage you towards conscious well-being and harmony of body and mind.

Our team

We are proud to introduce the members of the Equilibre Studio team. All our qualified instructors are here to advise you and help you improve in your favourite classes.

Our packages

Discovery

Try our classes with no commitment and take advantage of our reduced rates today!

1 Trial class (all classes except Pilates Reformer) = $11

1 Pilates Reformer trial class = $14

3 Trial classes (All classes except Reformer Pilates) = $29

Liberty

a la carte

Access to all group classes except Reformer Pilates.

1 LIBERTY class = $21

10 LIBERTY classes = $185

20 LIBERTY classes = $325

30 LIBERTY classes = $420

Liberty Plus

a la carte

Access to all group classes, including Reformer Pilates.

1 LIBERTY PLUS class = $28

10 LIBERTY PLUS classes = $250

20 LIBERTY PLUS classes = $470

30 LIBERTY PLUS classes = $660

Liberty
Unlimited

Monthly or yearly packages for the most motivated!

1 month unlimited = $135

1 month unlimited
permanent = $105

1 month unlimited permanent + 1 reformer class per week = $145

1 year unlimited = $1,080

All prices are before tax.

Where to practice Pilates classes in Montreal?

Studio Equilibre has 6 locations in Montreal. Below are our different studios where you can practice Pilates.
Click on the map to visit each of our facilities.

Studio Mount-Royal

1565 Mont-Royal Ave East,
H2J 1Z3 Montreal

Studio Jean-Talon

7119 Saint-Denis street,
H2S 2S5 Montreal

Studio Vert-Prana

4365 Saint-Denis Street,
H2J 2L2 Montreal

Studio Sherbrooke

8 Sherbrooke East Street,
H2X 1C2 Montreal

Studio Hochelaga

3590 Ontario Street East,
H1W 1R7 Montreal

Studio Nun's Island

7, Commerce Plaza,
H3E 2B5 Montreal

Studio Mont-Royal

1565 Mont-Royal Avenue East,
H2J 1Z3 Montreal

Studio Jean-Talon

7119 Saint-Denis street,
H2S 2S5 Montreal

Studio Vert-Prana

4365 Saint-Denis Street,
H2J 2L2 Montreal

Studio Sherbrooke

8 Sherbrooke East Street,
H2X 1C2 Montreal

Studio Hochelaga

3590 Ontario Street East,
H1W 1R7 Montreal

Studio Île-des-Soeurs

7, Commerce Plaza,
H3E 2B5 Montreal

Which outfit to choose?

Comfortable clothing that gives you freedom of movement, e.g. tank top/t-shirt and leggings. All classes are held barefoot or in socks.

What to bring?

All the equipment is at your disposal in our 6 studios: mats, weights, elastics, blocks... If you'd like to bring your own mat, you're welcome to do so. You can also bring your own water bottle if you need it during class.

What time should I arrive?

We recommend you arrive 5-7 minutes before the start of class. This gives you time to get changed, if necessary, and to put your belongings in the changing room or the designated area. It's also a good time to pick up the props you'll need for the class: mats, blocks, etc. Our studios open 15 minutes before class.

What can I say?

Inform the instructor that this is your first time at the studio. You can then put your things away and go straight to the studio.

What are the pilates classes times?

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Mat Pilates

Pilates mat work, also known as Pilates mat or traditional Pilates mat work, is a method of physical exercise practised standing on a mat. Pilates is a form of fitness developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 20th century. The method focuses on strengthening the deep muscles of the trunk, enhancing spinal mobility and developing body awareness.

Here are the benefits of Mat Pilates:

  • Strengthens postural muscles: We work all the major muscle chains of the body, from proximal to discal (from the center of the abdominals to the extremities of the body). Postural muscles become stronger and more solid to support us in everyday life.
  • Improves mobility: Pilates focuses on spinal mobility through control of the abdominal core (also known as the “power house”). As Joseph Pilates said: “Do Pilates to have a spine as strong as a Greek spine and as flexible as a cat’s”.
  • Develops body awareness: all Pilates exercises, guided by our breaths, are performed slowly, with control and fluidity. The instructor feeds his students precious details about the human body, so they can set off on a journey of self-discovery. At the end of a Pilates class, we often feel lighter, taller and energized!

Tabletop Pilates

Pilates on the Penchenat Table is performed on a horizontal or inclined surface. You work through a variety of movement sequences to engage all muscle chains. By localizing the action levels on the spine, this workout offers intense muscle strengthening. It is used to help improve posture and physical endurance in everyday life, as well as to help athletes perform better.

Here are the benefits of tabletop Pilates:

  • Improved posture: Penchenat Pilates tabletop exercises can help strengthen the muscles of the back and spine, improving posture and stability.
  • Muscle strengthening: the Penchenat Pilates tabletop method involves muscle-strengthening exercises that can help tone and strengthen muscles throughout the body.
  • Improving flexibility: Penchenat Pilates tabletop exercises often focus on stretching and flexibility, helping to improve the body’s suppleness and reduce muscular tension.

Penchenat Table Pilates is an exercise method named after its creator, Philippe Penchenat. This method uses a Pilates table equipped with springs and other accessories to perform a series of exercises designed to strengthen muscles, improve posture and flexibility, and promote better coordination and concentration.

MOTR Pilates

Pilates MOTR is a variation of Pilates using a portable and highly versatile device called MOTR (Mouvement On The Roller). This small device visually resembles a Pilates roller, but has the same features as a reformer (adjustable ropes, straps and resistance). Think of the Pilates MOTR as a combination of Pilates floor, Pilates Reformer and Barre Fitness.

Here are the benefits of Pilates MOTR:

  • Strengthens and tones the musculature: MOTR Pilates targets all muscle groups, especially the deep stabilizing, postural and peripheral muscles, promoting better posture and functional strength in daily life.
  • Improves flexibility: Exercises incorporate dynamic stretching and fluid movements that promote range of motion and flexibility of muscles and joints. This helps improve flexibility, joint mobility and overall body coordination.
  • Develops balance and coordination: MOTR Pilates uses both symmetrical and asymmetrical movements to stimulate proprioception, balance and coordination. Exercises emphasize stability and control, strengthening the mind-body connection and improving overall body awareness.

To take this course, you’ll need to be in good basic physical condition. All movements are accessible, but we don’t recommend this type of training if you have significant injuries. On the other hand, this class is perfect if you want to improve strength, coordination and balance.

Big Balls Pilates

Big Ball Pilates is a fitness activity that combines the principles of Pilates with the use of a large exercise ball. This ball, often called a Swiss ball, provides unstable support, forcing the body’s stabilizing muscles to work harder to maintain balance during exercise.

This activity strengthens the core, also known as the “powerhouse” in Pilates. Exercises performed on the ball engage the deep muscles of the abdomen, back and stabilizing muscles, improving posture, stability and overall body strength.

Another interesting feature of this activity is that it develops coordination and balance. By performing exercises on an unstable support, the body must constantly adapt to maintain stability, which improves proprioception and movement coordination.

Finally, Pilates on a large ball is a fun and stimulating activity. Working with the ball adds a playful dimension to Pilates practice, which can make training more motivating and enjoyable.