District Pilates

District Pilates is a boutique contemporary Pilates studio in Washington, D.C with locations in Shaw and Petworth. Both Reformer studios offer private, semi-private, and group classes using Peak Pilates Reformers and Chairs. DP also has a separate Chair studio above our Reformer space in Shaw where we use Balanced Body equipment and teach a variety of cardio, circuit and interval training options. Classes range from beginner to advanced and can be targeted and tailored to an individual client’s needs. Pilates is ideal for every body type, level of fitness, and age group. It’s an exercise program that develops core strength as it dynamically works to both stretch and activate muscles, restoring the body’s natural grace, power, and balance. District Pilates’ small classes guarantee you’ll receive plenty of guidance and support from our experienced instructors. Pilates can be done barefoot or with socks/gripsocks – totally your preference!  District Pilates has been voted Best Pilates Studio in Washington City Paper Magazine for both 2018 and 2019.

For a listing and description of the classes we offer, please click here.


Featured Trainers

Amy Johnson

Position:Pilates Reformer Instructor
Biography:
Amy first started practicing reformer Pilates when she moved to DC to work for a law firm. She had always been a cardio queen but was looking to incorporate some type of weight lifting/toning into her weekly regimen. After going through a few different activities she landed on Pilates and has been a convert ever since.

Emily Smith

Position:Pilates Reformer Instructor
Biography:
Emily is a Balanced Body trained Pilates instructor. Having found Pilates after a back injury, she experienced its benefits firsthand and the integral role in plays in any healthy lifestyle. A former rower and lifelong athlete, Emily understands the important balance of increasing mobility and flexibility while strengthening and toning your body. She brings her years of strength and cross-training into her contemporary Pilates classes, focusing on proper form and injury prevention while improving your overall athletic performance. She is known for her "minutes of fun," cultivating a safe and supportive environment where you are pushed to your limits to successfully overcome any obstacle. She will continuously challenge you to go harder, push further, and reach your athletic potential.

Amanda Casey

Position:Pilates Reformer Instructor
Biography:
Amanda discovered pilates reformer classes after moving to DC in 2015. She immediately fell in love with the way class made her feel during and after her workout. When she developed patellar tendinitis, pilates helped drastically reduce the pain while keeping her healthy. Soon after, she decided to start teaching to show how pilates can help achieve not only your fitness goals, but also health and mental goals as well. Pilates is a challenging but effective workout that you can’t find in any other form of fitness and Amanda loves that you can tailor it to meet your needs. Her teaching style is accessible but challenging. She likes her classes to be full-body workouts that push people’s limits and leaves them leave feeling stronger and restored! When she isn’t teaching, Amanda enjoys cooking and exploring fun new bars and restaurants in DC!

Testimonials

  • "Bailey's workouts are geared not just for abs and core but also designed to give a strong upper body workout, saving you a trip to the gym!"

    Gary - Shaw

  • "I have been a student of Bailey's for over four years and it has been a life changing experience. Her classes have changed my entire approach to fitness and I have never felt healthier and more in shape. Bailey is a hands on teacher who makes you feel like you are the only student in the room. She helps you improve your practice but always remembers your limitations and injuries and creates a personalized experience for each student. I highly recommend both pilates reformer and Bailey as an instructor - her classes are challenging and fun at the same time!"

    Parita S. - U Street

  • “Reformer with Bailey is GREAT! Bailey is an extremely knowledgeable, inspiring, and challenging instructor. She keeps each workout fresh and is able to individualize for each person in the class. I have been taking reformer with Bailey for almost a year and appreciate that she monitors my progress and knows when to increase the tension of the reformer. Bailey’s classes are fun, provide a total body workout, and are a good complement to my cardio and spinning routine. I recommend reformer with Bailey for anyone looking to reach a higher level of fitness!”

    Danielle K., Chinatown

  • "Bailey is a wonderful Pilates instructor. I would particularly recommend Bailey if you’re just starting Pilates. She is warm and welcoming, and never makes you feel uncomfortable in class as you’re learning the different exercises. That being said, she always wants to make sure her classes are challenging and she is always incorporating new exercises and modifications to keep you on your toes."

    Kate K. Adams Morgan

  • "Bailey is why I do Pilates. She has instructed me since I was a beginner and constantly challenges me and my muscles! Her mix of core, strength, cardio and stretch ensures I get a full body workout. I am addicted."

    Maryam K. U Street

  • "Bailey's workouts don't feel like work. She pushes us all to exceed our limits and build core strength, flexibility and endurance. But she smartly knows that the best way to motivate us is to make sure we enjoy ourselves. Every class is focused, disciplined and exhausting - but also very fun. I'd do Pilates with Bailey every day, if I could."

    John M. - U Street

  • “I am fortunate enough to have experienced Greg’s Pilates skills both as a student and a fellow classmate. If it weren’t for Greg, I would have never been introduced to Pilates and the tremendous benefits I have reaped from adding it to my everyday life. Since beginning Pilates, I recognize higher endurance in other workouts such as running, and an overall strength and tone to my muscles I haven’t seen since I was a 16 year old ballerina—this is owed to Greg. Having been a trainee for Greg throughout his certification process and now a regular student, I can attest that he both pushes your limits while still providing a calming and relaxing experience in class. In my experience, that is the ultimate combination for a powerful workout in Pilates for both mind and body. I leave his classes feeling stronger, re-energized and peaceful; what more could I ask for!”

    Anne-Marie W.

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