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ABOUT US

What We Do and Why We Do It

Read our FAQs to become more acquainted with our method and studios.

Welcome to Pilates in the Grove

I am 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 over 10 years ago has grown into a profession with a purpose.

And what is that purpose? It is to empower YOU to live the healthy, pain-free, and fit lifestyle you not only desire but deserve. 

LET'S START MOVING!

South Florida's #1 Pilates Studio

Pilates in the Grove is where South Floridians go to benefit from the expertise of qualified Physical Therapists and Fitness experts offering group, semi-private, and private sessions.

Pilates in the Grove founder Christa Gurka opened her first studio on Miami Beach in 2007 after running a private practice Physical Therapy clinic for several years. The idea was spawned after realizing the amazing benefits her clients were experiencing after completing pilates-based physical therapy and their desire to continue with Pilates for fitness but were afraid to go to a BIG BOX gym. 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. 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 community.

 

In 2010 Christa wanted 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. Her team has over 70 years of combined experience and is eager to help the community on their journey to a painfree lifestyle. Her studios continue to set the benchmark for high quality fitness and wellness services.

Offered throughout the day Pilates in the Grove classes help to increase flexibility while strengthening the abdomen, back, arms and legs. Pilates also helps to improve posture, balance and agility while correcting imbalances and weaknesses within the body. Since group sessions are capped at eight students, you can expect plenty of personalized attention from the instructors.

Whether you’re slimming down, looking for a new way to unwind or decrease pain and improve function, the team at Pilates in the Grove will leave you feeling strong, stretched and energized and will help you develop your body and mind so you can get into the best shape of your life.

You can now visit our Miami Studios at two convenient locations, in Coconut Grove and in South Miami. Both locations offer reformer pilates classes, barre classes, and physical therapy services.

BOOK A CLASS

MEET OUR TEAM

Get Into The Best Shape of Your Life

Below are a few frequently asked questions from new clients.
We hope that these help you to get a better understanding of
general Pilates and our Pilates Studios.

What is Pilates

Pilates is a workout done on apparatus with springs providing resistance and on a mat. In a Pilates session, each exercise is modified to your body’s needs and ability. Pilates can be done by a person of any age or fitness level. Pilates is exercise, and you will sweat.

Unlike many types of exercise that use only the big muscle groups, Pilates works your entire body. Romana says, “Strength comes from within,” because Pilates works from the inside out. At the root of every movement you will work a band of abdominal muscles called your “powerhouse.”

ABOUT US

What We Do and Why We Do It

Read our FAQs to become more acquainted with our method and studios.

Welcome to Pilates in the Grove

I am 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 over 10 years ago has grown into a profession with a purpose.

And what is that purpose? It is to empower YOU to live the healthy, pain-free, and fit lifestyle you not only desire but deserve. 

LET'S START MOVING!

South Florida's #1 Pilates Studio

Pilates in the Grove is where South Floridians go to benefit from the expertise of qualified Physical Therapists and Fitness experts offering group, semi-private, and private sessions.

Pilates in the Grove founder Christa Gurka opened her first studio on Miami Beach in 2007 after running a private practice Physical Therapy clinic for several years. The idea was spawned after realizing the amazing benefits her clients were experiencing after completing pilates-based physical therapy and their desire to continue with Pilates for fitness but were afraid to go to a BIG BOX gym. 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. 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 community.

In 2010 Christa wanted 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. Her team has over 70 years of combined experience and is eager to help the community on their journey to a painfree lifestyle. Her studios continue to set the benchmark for high quality fitness and wellness services.

Offered throughout the day Pilates in the Grove classes help to increase flexibility while strengthening the abdomen, back, arms and legs. Pilates also helps to improve posture, balance and agility while correcting imbalances and weaknesses within the body. Since group sessions are capped at eight students, you can expect plenty of personalized attention from the instructors.

Whether you’re slimming down, looking for a new way to unwind or decrease pain and improve function, the team at Pilates in the Grove will leave you feeling strong, stretched and energized and will help you develop your body and mind so you can get into the best shape of your life.

You can now visit our Miami Studios at two convenient locations, in Coconut Grove and in South Miami. Both locations offer reformer pilates classes, barre classes, and physical therapy services.

BOOK A CLASS

MEET OUR TEAM

Get Into The Best Shape of Your Life

Below are a few frequently asked questions from new clients.
We hope that these help you to get a better understanding of
general Pilates and our Pilates Studios.

What is Pilates

Pilates is a workout done on apparatus with springs providing resistance and on a mat. In a Pilates session, each exercise is modified to your body’s needs and ability. Pilates can be done by a person of any age or fitness level. Pilates is exercise, and you will sweat.

Unlike many types of exercise that use only the big muscle groups, Pilates works your entire body. Romana says, “Strength comes from within,” because Pilates works from the inside out. At the root of every movement you will work a band of abdominal muscles called your “powerhouse.”