About Pilates in the Grove
What We Do and Why We Do It
At Pilates in the Grove, everybody knows your name.
That’s because we go above and beyond when it comes to our commitment to you and your health.
Welcome to Pilates in the Grove! I’m so happy you are here and considering becoming part of our community.
I’m Christa Gurka, founder of Pilates in the Grove. What started out as a passion 10 years ago has grown into a profession with purpose.
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That purpose? It’s to empower you to live a healthy and pain-free lifestyle that you desire – and, more importantly, deserve.
Get to know South Florida’s #1 Pilates Studio
Where South Floridians benefit from the expertise of qualified Physical Therapists and fitness experts offering group, semi-private, and private Pilates sessions.
WHO WE ARE
WHO WE ARE NOT
- Just another gym or fitness studio
- A place where we wear a mic and yell to drop and give us more
- A loud and distracting environment
- A gym with low-cost, outdated equipment
- Rooms full of 20+ people without individualized guidance
HOW WE HELP
- Leave you feeling strong, stretched, and energized
- Improve flexibility to mitigate injuries
- Strengthening that allows you to keep doing the things you love
- Improve posture, balance, and agility and reduce falls
- Correct imbalances causing pain and stiffness
- Give you confidence to move more
- Develop your body and mind
Meet Our Team
From our full-time team of administrators to our physical therapists, our executive team, and our instructors, nothing is left to chance. Our level of professionalism and education far surpasses any other studio in the South Florida area.
More than just a Pilates studio
THE IDEA OF SOMETHING DIFFERENT
In 2007, Pilates in the Grove founder, Christa Gurka, opened her first studio in Miami Beach after running a private physical therapy practice clinic for several years. The idea was spawned after realizing the amazing benefits her patients were experiencing after completing Pilates-based physical therapy and their desire to continue training for fitness. The only problem? They were afraid to go to a big box gym.
That’s when Christa decided she wanted to create an environment where clients could safely and effectively achieve their fitness goals without the high maintenance of a larger boutique studio. From there, she assembled a team of highly qualified instructors and physical therapists in an effort to bring her brand of high-quality wellness services to the local South Florida community.
BRINGING COMMUNITY TO LIFE
In 2010, Christa set out to bring her love of all things fitness to her local Coconut Grove community and opened Pilates in the Grove. At this time, the business was also transitioning into a complete health and wellness brand and quickly established itself as the highest quality Physical Therapy practice in Miami. With over 100 years of combined experience, Christa, her team, and Pilates in the Grove continue to set the benchmark for high-quality fitness and wellness services.
WHERE WE ARE NOW
Today, you can experience the community of Pilates in the Grove at two locations: Coconut Grove and South Miami. Both locations offer reformer Pilates classes, barre classes, and physical therapy services. And, of course, our teams go above and beyond every day to ensure our commitment to you and your health.EXPLORE ALL OF OUR SERVICES