How much does it cost to do a Pilates session?


"How much does a Pilates session cost?" is a great question. I guess it depends on who you ask! A health club, a Pilates studio, a reformer studio or an independent mobile Pilates instructor. All these options and businesses have different pricing. The reason for the differences can be a variety of factors. The rent or lease, the equipment used, area or location, the experience and skill level of the Pilates instructor, length of session, duration of the program/agreement eg discount for blocks of 10 or 20 sessions. Let’s look at the differences why the costs vary from place to place and the above factors.



Duration of session Pilates sessions are between 45 minutes to 1 hour in length most of the time. Pricing of 30 min sessions are normally 75% of the hourly rate. The reason for this is because the Pilates instructor still has to create an effective program for the session in a quick and efficient manner. Some clients can get a great benefit from fast 30 min session. These clients are looking for time-efficient Pilates exercises. This is how I personally workout most of the time. Zoom, Skype or Facetime sessions can run between 30 minutes to an hours and are costed at the same rate as a 30 minute or one hour face to face session. To check my pricing please go here!

Upfront Payment discount

In most Pilates studios the length of the commitment will change the cost. The longer the commitment the less it will cost. Taube Pilates offers for upfront payment of blocks of 10 or 20. Blocks usually have a 12 week expiry so that the business can maintain a quarterly cash flow.

Business Model

The place and type of business will change the price often. Exclusive or private boutique type studios may be able to charge more.

Pilates Instructor Skill Level

In some Pilates studios, instructors get paid more based on their level of skill, education and experience, as well as ongoing positive feedback from class participants.

Average Pilates Session costs

Reformer studios are opening up all over the place! A casual class is as low as $30 for a single group reformer class. These classes have a young client base with a high level of fitness and a large number of particip