The Pilates Studio

Body and Mind Works

"To achieve the highest accomplishments within the scope of our capabilities in all walks of life, we must constantly strive to acquire strong, healthy bodies and develop our minds to the limits of our ability." Joseph Pilates


Welcome to The Pilates Studio: Body & Mind Works, Calgary’s first Pilates studio (established 1996). All of our instructors have extensive training and certifications; their diverse backgrounds - ranging from Dance, Physical Therapy, Personal Training and Massage Therapy - allow our clients to experience a multi-faceted approach to Pilates. 

Whether you are looking for a new workout or are addressing an injury or health issue, we have the instructor for you. We are located in the heart of Kensington and are looking forward to meeting you!

Through specific and controlled exercises on the Mat and specially designed equipment, Pilates works to re-balance the muscular system by strengthening the deep abdominal and back muscles which support the body (our "Core").  It also provides mobility and strength to areas such as the shoulder girdle, hips, knees, ankles and feet. It improves flexibility, muscular strength, alignment, coordination and control, while also releasing stress and tension through the integration of breath. It is appropriate for all ages, all body types, and all levels of fitness.

The Pilates Studio: Body & Mind Works is a bright, open studio with a knowledgeable, personable staff. We have 11 instructors to meet clients' varied schedules and physical needs. We offer private, semi-private & tri-private instruction, group mat and equipment classes as well as specialty classes like Prenatal, Baby & Me, Standing Pilates and Pilates for Men. For more information on the classes you are interested in, scroll down to "Schedule" and click on the class you are interested in.

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The Low Impact Workout for a Leaner,

Stronger and more Flexible Body


SUMMER 2015 Class Schedule

jULY 4 - AUGUST 31, 2015 ---> Click below and Scroll to these dates to see our SUMMER Group Classes!

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After 6 ½ hours of abdominal surgery and a month in the hospital I thought it would take years to get back to normal activities. With the help of the highly skilled instructors at the Pilates Studio: Body and Mind Works I was back at work and playing golf in less than two months. The progressive personal training programs steadily and gently improved my flexibility, strength and most importantly enjoyment of life! The Pilates instructors became an important and happy part of my health care team

- Brian Leroy, Calgary, Alberta

I tore my ACL right out of the shin and two other ligaments in my right knee. Unable to do “basic” physiotherapy my physiotherapist, Kim Lee Knight, suggest I work with a Pilates instructor one-on-one to build control and strength. Since working with you twice a week I can walk without the use of a cane. I have complete mobility in my leg and I am able to ascend and descend stairs with grace and power. I've also gone down two sizes! You've helped me have confidence in my mobility and I feel amazing. Pilates is miraculous, gentle, restorative and amazing. I would recommend it to anyone with this type of injury. I am a fifty year old woman with the strength and control of someone half my age thanks to you.

- Judith DeHaan

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"A Person Is as Young as Their Spinal Column" - Joseph Pilates


Our bright, open studio is located in downtown Calgary, Alberta, Canada in Kensington village - one of Calgary's most popular neighbourhoods and a hot spot for some of the City's best shopping, tea & coffee houses and award-winning restaurants. Spend the day in Kensington and enjoy a Pilates workout combined with shopping and a coffee or tea. Take care of your body, take care of your mind; you deserve it!

The Pilates Studio: Body & Mind Works has been helping Calgarians gain a more profound understanding of their bodies through Pilates since 1996! Our knowledgeable, personable staff of instructors allow us to customize schedules and programs dependent on individual clients' needs. Let us help you discover the most that you can get out of your body and your mind. 


The Pilates Studio: Body and Mind Works underwent a beautiful renovation in 2014. We added an extra 1000+ square feet, accommodating all of our equipment and mat work classes into one open concept room while still maintaining a sense of intimacy for private sessions. The studio also features two private massage rooms. More highlights of our studio renovation include an improved reception and waiting area, as well as updated private change rooms with full-length mirrors and more comfortable seating - details that make our students and clients feel even more welcome.

Our Studio contains all the Pilates trademark equipment - learn to use the Cadillac, Reformer, and Stability Chair for a more flexible and powerful body. Featured are three STOTT PILATES® Reformers, four PEAK PILATES® 3-in-1 Deluxe Reformer/Tower units, four STOTT PILATES® Split-Pedal Stability Chairs, and a STOTT PILATES® Cadillac. Our Mat work area features hardwood floors, floor-to-ceiling mirrors, and Stability Barres. Props such as stability balls, BOSUs, mini balls, toning balls, fitness circles and resistance bands are available to provide support or challenge to your training. Individual mats are provided for mat classes.

For your comfort, and if necessary to allow our Instructors to make the proper adjustments to your technique, we suggest students wear clothing such as t-shirts, tank-tops, and leggings or shorts. Snug, stretchy clothing is preferable, while loose garments and accessories such as long jewellery and belts are not recommended. 

For your feet, we suggest wearing socks. Toesox are available for purchase at the Front Desk.

The Team

"As close as you can get to a perfect workout."
-Elle Magazine


We would love your feedback! Let us know what you think about our instructors, let us know about classes you'd like to see in the schedule, days and times you'd like to see offered, and let us know what you think of our new website!

All these things help us to serve you better. If you are not sure if Pilates is for you, please contact us and we will be glad to answer any of your questions.

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220 1220 Kensington Road NW
     Calgary, Alberta