Pilates Plus Downtown LA is proud to be instrumental in the physical transformation made with our clients. Read and be inspired by the stories from our PPDTLA family members. For more reviews, check our Yelp profile.
What can I say but PPDTLA is the best pilates studio in Los Angeles! I have been going for about 6 months and I have soo much more energy, gained muscle and overall just feel soo much better about myself!
All the instructors are highly motivating and are very patient and correct us to make sure we’re doing the move right. They really care and it helps being in an intimate setting, usually no more than 10 people.
My favorite it the REV class at 6am with Judy, this class combined spinning, pilates and jump roping…it’s a killer class but I feel unbelievable after.
Member since: October, 2009
In July 2009, I received a gift Club Core membership to PPDTLA although I had never tried pilates or taken a class of this kind before. I’ve always been a team workout/gym membership kind of girl. I immediately appreciated the benefits of the workout – feeling muscles I had never felt before and perhaps had not strengthened with my past workout regimens – and I extended my membership to help me get in shape for my wedding.
After the honeymoon, my husband and I discussed the benefits of PPDTLA and I decided to extend my contract. For years I have been in and out of physical therapy with back pain from a childhood accident and old sports injuries. Pilates has provided me with substantial relief through core strengthening, muscle mobility, and increased flexibility. I am athletic but I have never before seen the full body results that pilates has given me and I am continually amazed by the capacity of the human body – my human body! I have since cancelled all gym memberships and physical therapy and I attribute this to the substantial and balanced benefits of pilates.
I now choose to work out six days a week and hate to miss a day – I have better posture, take more consideration of how I stand and walk, and really love the feeling of long, lean muscles everywhere. While a pilates workout is nothing short of intense, I find it a very critical moment of my day when I stop, focus, and BREATHE.
I have also found great benefits to the diversity of classes offered by PPDTLA and avoided any “plateau” that I associate with other workouts because I can change up how I am working out daily. The instructors are very qualified and professional, take time to address each student and her specific physical needs, and encourage you to reach your own personal goals while lending their own personal approach to pilates. The facilities are beautiful, conveniently located, and well-maintained. Judy and Joy are remarkably responsive to client needs and have really made an effort to provide exceptional customer service – unparalleled in comparison to some of the other memberships I have bought. Overall, my membership has been a worthwhile investment in my physical health and I strongly recommend PPDTLA. My husband would agree!
Member since: July 2009
I have always been very athletic and have enjoyed trying different ways to exercise and stay in shape. I think I’ve tried just about every exercise outlet out there, including all the typical “fad” exercises: bikram yoga, tae bo, weight training, etc. You name it, I’ve tried it. But I never found anything that kept me interested and showed me results…until I found Pilates Plus Downtown LA. I began taking classes in February 2009 and immediately became a staple at the studio. I finally found a type of exercise that keeps me coming back! I have recently switched over to taking private sessions with Jennifer and have found that I was able to target specific areas that I wanted to work on. I would definitely recommend taking private sessions so you get individual attention and have a work out that is geared particularly to you. Since starting at Pilates Plus Downtown LA, I have lost many inches, especially in my mid-section but have also been able to build muscle and keep it toned. It is the best type of workout out there…trust me I’ve tried them all!
Member since: January 2009
I have been doing Pilates Plus now for over three years and I cant live without it! I recently got pregnant and in the beginning, I was so tired all the time that it was hard for me to drag myself to classes but going to the classes was the best thing I could do for myself. It gives me energy, keeps me in shape and helps relieve back tension. I am four months already and because of Pilates people cant even tell I am pregnant. When I don’t go to class for a few days, my back hurts and I feel groggy. I cant ever see myself stopping because it’s the perfect workout and all of the instructors there are so nice and helpful.
Member since: December, 2008
At the end of 2008 I was suffering from so much joint pain all over my body that my doctor forbid me from doing anything that could further worsen my condition, especially “traditional” gym workouts. I stopped going to the gym, at that point something I was doing every day, and joined PPDTLA in the hopes of finding a challenging workout that would make me feel better and look stronger that would also be kind to my body. After spending many years as the stereotypical gym rat I was skeptical that I would get as good a workout doing pilates as I did on the treadmill and with weights — I was glad to be proved wrong. I was extremely sore after the first class and the instructors continue to find new ways to challenge me in every class. I have seen a significant improvement in muscle tone, I feel longer and leaner, and my flexibility has really increased. I have made new friends and look forward to each class, something I could not say about the gym! Best of all, I am exercising pain free for which I am extremely grateful. Thank you!
Member since: November, 2008
I love Pilates Plus Downtown LA! I’ve been going religiously for about 4 months now and I’ve never been more fit in my life! The classes are fun and every instructor brings their own style to each session! I’ve tried many other types of classes around downtown and this is the only one that has brought the results which made me want to stick to it. In just these few months I am much more toned, my energy level is up, and my endurance has improved significantly. Before Pilates Plus I could not even do a push up and what I love about it is that anyone can succeed and see improvements – I’ve already dropped a dress size!
Member since: October, 2008
With my impending wedding date approaching I was desperate to try anything to tone up for the big day. I was jogging, doing yoga and eating well but wasn’t achieving the toned results I was after. I took my 1st class at PPDTLA and after I walked out I wasn’t sure if I was going to puke or faint. I didn’t do either of course, but it did show me what a real workout felt like. I was determined to conquer Pilates Plus so I signed up for a month unlimited and began going 3 times a week. My body began to change so quickly that my co-workers noticed and two of them signed up as well. Safe to say when I walked down the isle I had never looked better. I have PPDTLA to thank for that!
Member since: July, 2008
I’ve been taking pilates at the studio ever since they opened about 2 years ago! I can honestly say that Pilates Plus has changed my life. I look forward to ending my day with either a session of pilates or a sweat-breaking class of spin. I absolutely love the energy of all the instructors. Working out in such a personal and small setting motivates me to give my 100% without being shy. Pilates Plus completes my day!
Member since: June, 2008
I have been working out at PPDTLA since they opened the studio and two years later I’m still going back for more. All of the instructors are amazing, but Erin is my favorite. Her workouts are intense and she changes it up, so I never feel like I’ve hit a plateau. Pilates Plus is a great way to get lean and I’m sore after every workout. I’m really grateful to have this studio conveniently located near my office downtown and I love that they offer 8pm classes.
The cancellation fee is pretty obnoxious, but the studio is a downtown standout.
Member since: May, 2008
I signed up with Pilates Plus at the end of May 2008. Before I signed up, I was a little intimidated by the idea of pilates since I didn’t want to feel clumsy and uncoordinated in front of a group. It had been over 5 years since I had been a typical gym rat working out with free weights and machines, and although I did get results at the gym, I can’t say I ever really enjoyed or looked forward to it.
The movement, balance and core work at Pilates Plus in their 55 minute (SD) full-body workout is completely different! It was really tough work when I first started, (it was at least a month before I could keep up and finish a class) but it was amazing just how quickly the toning and flexibility came. Seeing results early on kept me coming back for more.
The classes are fun and high energy with great music in the background, and since the groups are small – you get a lot of personal attention. The trainers are very helpful and professional and they all encourage you to challenge yourself. They customize the classes to the level of the participants, so each person gets the best possible workout for them.
The biggest surprise to me is that after all this time, I find that the classes are never routine and are always challenging. Now, 2 years later, I am still learning exercises that are brand new to me. In fact, there are also some exercises that I still just cannot do! I still even end up sore at times, from working out areas in new ways.
Considering the cost of the membership and the time dedicated to the exercise, there is simply no bigger bang for the buck. I love Pilates Plus and feel lucky to have such a great place so convenient to my work. Judy and Joy have been fantastic in creating and maintaining a comfortable, friendly and fun workout environment in the middle of downtown L.A. Who would have thought….?
Member since: May, 2008