Physical fitness and health are two of the most important requisites to happiness. At La Playa, it is our goal to help you attain and maintain a uniformly developed body with a sound mind fully capable of naturally and easily performing the many and varied tasks in life with spontaneity and pleasure.


Pilates is a form of exercise which emphasizes the balanced development of the body through core strengthening, flexibility and awareness in order to support more efficient, graceful movement in everything from our daily tasks to professional sport. It is for young and old, athletes, dancers, women who are pregnant or rebounding from pregnancy, or those in post rehabilitation - all can realize the benefits of Pilates.

Through core strengthening, torso stabilization, along with the six principles of the Pilates method: centering, control, flow, breath, precision, and concentration, this exercise method sets itself apart from many other types of exercise. You will feel rejuvenated, not fatigued. Your body will be developed more uniformly, wrong postures are corrected and balance is improved. Your body will feel freed from nervous tension. The results are truly amazing!


"I can't say enough about the level of instruction I get at La Playa. I’ve been practicing Pilates for over 20 years and La Playa always keeps things new and fresh and interesting. There are a lot of Pilates studios and instructors out there—At La Playa, you'll be impressed."

—Layla Khasshoggi, Santa Barbara and Tahoe

“For me La Playa Pilates is a beautiful space with excellent equipment and capable, honest trainers. It is a keeper!”

– Jude Gerrity, Chatham, NY

"Doing Pilates at La Playa has been the cornerstone of my workout regimen. It has really helped me get stronger and in shape after having my baby."

– Lizzie Peus, Santa Barbara