Pilates Services
The Fitness Institute & Pilates Studio is a health and wellness, personal training, and rehabilitation center that has been teaching Pilates and fitness in western New York for 13 years. We offer a multitude of individualized and group fitness programs including:
  • group mat
  • group yoga
  • Pilates
  • individualized fitness
  • special population classes
  • senior fitness
  • prenatal and postpartum
  • Pilates rehabilitation

The Fitness Institute & Pilates Studio is a state of the art facility offering an alternative approach to rehabilitation and long-term health and wellness.

Our highly trained and certified staff works with you on a one-on-one basis designing and implementing program, which is specialized to your needs. We do this through an evaluation and functional assessment, which allows us to develop a progressive program that will take you through a journey, allowing us together, to explore a comprehensive and safe movement experience.

For our rehabilitation services a physician's referral is preferred but not always necessary. We accept No Fault and Workman's Compensation insurances. We participate in Independent Health Flex Fit, Univera Solutions, and Community Blue Alive and Lively programs.

Our rehabilitation program is not physical therapy, nor is it like physical therapy.

The certification for Pilates rehabilitation is comprehensive and intensive training program that all of our rehabilitation staff have completed. The patient / client is viewed as a whole. Pilates approach to rehabilitation is much more holistic in nature.

Pilates exercises have grown over the years due to their unique benefit and the ability to improve balance, coordination, increase flexibility, strengthening the abdominal/core muscles and developing long lean musculature without adding bulk. Pilates increases mental focus and reduces stress all through the process of developing strength, flexibility, and range of motion simultaneously.
Pilates exercises developed exceptional coordination, agility, and strength for various sports and activities including: golf, tennis, dance, figure skating/hockey, swimming, baseball/softball, football, gymnastics, soccer, horse back riding, and competition cheerleading.

As a matter of fact, Pilates is one of the primary tools that many top-level golfers use to get an edge on the competition.  Such golfers as: David Duval, Tiger Woods, Annika Sorentam and Rocco Mediate have all become disciples of the mind and body technique.  So it is no wonder that Pilates eclectic blend of mind and body exercises the techniques that focus on conditioning a person's powerhouse/core, is taking the golf world by storm.

It is our goal at the Fitness Institute & Pilates Studio to create for you a comprehensive movement experience that will allow you to increase the quality of life through coordination of the body, mind and spirit in a safe, state of the art environment offering you the most experienced and best trained Pilates teachers in Western New York.

In our Pilates Store we offer a full line of Pilates equipment for sale through Balanced Body IncTraining and set up can be arranged through the Fitness Institute and Pilates Studio.  Equipment can be viewed at any time or demonstrated by appointment.


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All of the therapists there are certified in Pilates Rehabilitation by Polestar Education and come from diverse backgrounds such as:

  • biomechanics
  • dance
  • sports medicine
  • occupational therapy (OT)
  • physical therapy (PT)
"...improve balance, coordination, increase flexibility, strengthening the abdominal/core muscles and developing long lean musculature without adding bulk..."
"Contrology (Pilates) is complete coordination of the body, mind, and spirit.  Through Contrology you first purposely acquire complete control of your own body then through proper repetition of its exercises you gradually and progressively acquire that natural rhythm and coordination associates with all your subconscious activities."
- Joseph H. Pilates "Return to Life Through Contrology"