New Pilates Clients

Getting Started with a Pilates Reformer Workout is Easy!

Whether you want to strengthen your core, rehab from an injury, create long, lean, and strong muscles, or improve flexibility or balance, Pilates offers plenty of benefits to your body, no matter your age, your size, or level of fitness. Pilates really does benefit every body. Pilates is one of the most important things you can do for your fitness...and for you! 

The first time you take any new type of fitness class can be a little intimidating. But for some reason, Pilates reformer workouts have an extra air of “avoid this if you don’t know what you’re doing.”  But Pilates has been around for almost 100 years and is still one of the best workouts you can do. 

What is Pilates?

Pilates is a form of low-impact exercise that aims to strengthen muscles while improving postural alignment and flexibility. Pilates exercises tend to target the core, but also work other areas of your body, and can be customized to what your body needs most. You can do Pilates with or without equipment, but our Pilates Center focuses on Pilates exercises on equipment that will help condition the whole body. Our Pilates Center uses a variety of state-of-the-art Balance Body equipment. You can find out more about our Pilates equipment here.

What are the benefits?

The blend of resistance, strength and flexibility training offers many benefits:

  • Strengthens the core
  • Improves posture
  • Improves balance
  • Increases flexibility
  • Creates long, lean muscles
  • Pilates is amazing for people of all ages and fitness levels; for the couch potato wanting to get started on their fitness, or the elite athlete. Runners, cyclists, golfers, football players and more find that Pilates gives them a competitive edge.

What can I expect in a first Pilates session?

  • Select a NEW CLIENT OFFER that fits you!
  • Our professionally certified instructors will design and individualize a workout program that is safe and challenging, focusing on your body’s needs.
  • The first step for new clients is to become oriented to the Pilates equipment. Learn how Pilates works, and determine the best workout for you going forward. That is best done through private sessions* or our Absolute beginning Pilates Reformer Workshop. 

*At least 2 private reformer sessions are recommended before booking group reformer classes unless you take advantage of one of the beginner group reformer offerings below. You may take advantage of any or all of the New Clients options below to get started. If you are new to Ballet Austin's Pilates Center but are not new to the Pilates practice and would like to schedule group classes, please give us a call at 512.501.8704.

Please make private lesson requests at least 24 hours in advance of your requested time.

Exclusive Offers for New Clients to Get Started with Pilates

Absolute Beginning PILATES Group Reformer Workshop

New to the Pilates reformer? This is a great option to get started, learn about the reformer, and become comfortable with a Pilates reformer workout.

This 6-week group reformer workshop is the perfect place to get started with Pilates. Think Pilates 101 and Reformer 101! $150 for a 6-week session. Find out more here.

Five Private 45-minute Pilates Sessions - BEST OFFER!

This is your best value to get started with Pilates.

5 private Pilates reformer sessions for new clients for only $199!

A New Client package option designed to offer an introduction to the Pilates reformer and provide information through 5 private Pilates reformer sessions. This is a great start for the Pilates beginner, especially if you are more comfortable with one-on-one instruction while learning. After 5 sessions you will be ready to book group reformer classes. Or continue with private sessions.

Five Private 45-minute Pilates Sessions | $199 (valued at $320):

  • Five private 45-minute sessions on the Pilates reformer
  • Step 1, before making a purchase or booking an appointment, create an account
  • After making your New Client purchase, appointments may be booked by emailing pilates@balletaustin.org (purchase must be made prior to booking). Please allow at least 24 hours notice to book your private session. Booking requests are answered M-F, 6:00am-5:00pm
  • For assistance with your purchase call 512.501.8704.

Two Private 45-minute Pilates Sessions

Aren't ready to commit 5 sessions? 

Get started with 2 private Pilates reformer sessions for new clients for only $99!

New Client package option designed to offer an introduction to Pilates and provide information through two private Pilates reformer training sessions. This is a great start for the Pilates beginner. After two sessions you will be ready to book group reformer classes, or continue with private sessions.

Two Private 45-minute Pilates Sessions | $99 (valued at $128):

  • Two private 45-minute sessions on the Pilates reformer
  • Step 1, before making a purchase or booking an appointment, create an account
  • After making your New Client purchase, appointments may be booked by emailing pilates@balletaustin.org (purchase must be made prior to booking). Please allow at least 24 hours notice to book your private session. Booking requests are answered M-F, 6:00am-5:00pm
  • For assistance with your purchase call 512.501.8704.

NEW? Try the Intro/Beginning Level Pilates Group Reformer Class

New to Pilates but can't commit to the 6-week Beginning Reformer Workshop and prefer to try a group reformer class instead of a private session? This is your opportunity to give one of our reformer classes a try.

The Intro/Beg. Pilates Group Reformer Class is designed for those who are new or those preferring a beginning level workout.

This class meets every Thursday at 12:30pm or every Sunday at 1:00pm and is 45 minutes in length.

Come one time or come every week at this beginning level workout! No prerequisite required.

NEVER been? Try your first Pilates Group Reformer class for only $20. ($20 first class only valid on Thursdays at 12:30pm or Sundays at 1:00pm)

EASY ONLINE SCHEDULING.

30-minute Intro Private Pilates Session

Curious about Pilates and just want to test the waters before jumping in?

This New Client 30-minute private reformer session is designed to offer a quick introduction to the Pilates reformer with one of our certified Pilates instructors. After completing this introductory session we recommend additional private sessions (see packages above) before jumping into a group reformer class.

30-minute Intro Private Session | $20 (valued at $43):

  • One private 30-minute session on the Pilates reformer
  • Step 1, before making a purchase or booking an appointment, create an account
  • After making your New Client purchase, appointments may be booked by emailing pilates@balletaustin.org (purchase must be made prior to booking). Please allow at least 24 hours notice to book your private session. Booking requests are answered M-F, 6:00am-5:00pm
  • If you are new to the Pilates Center but have difficulty making this purchase, call 512.501.8704 for assistance.

NEW CUSTOMER - FREE Intro to Pilates Reformer for those NEW to Pilates

NEW to Pilates? Not sure about the Pilates reformer? Curious and want to give it a try?

This one-time complimentary Pilates trial session for those NEW to Ballet Austin's Pilates Center includes a no-pressure introductory class and info session. The Pilates Intro Class is the perfect way to experience Pilates and learn more about our Pilates studio and the various Pilates equipment.

Meet Pilates Program Director and Master Pilates Instructor Vlada Sheber, and spend 45-minutes learning about our equipment, the studio, and how amazing Pilates can be. You will also get a trial workout for about 30 minutes! 

Limited space* (8 per session) so book a complimentary Pilates intro class today!

Upcoming Complimentary Sessions for new Clients: Dates TBD

*Should you sign up for this FREE session and then your plans change, please notify us in advance so that we can offer someone else your spot.

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Parking Information

Ballet Austin 501 West 3rd Street, Austin, TX 78701 The Butler Dance Education Center encompasses the AustinVentures StudioTheater, the Ballet Austin Academy, the Butler Center for Dance & Fitness, and the Pilates Center
Austin City Hall 301 West Second Street, Austin TX 78701 2 hours free parking weekdays, Saturdays and Sundays between 8am–5pm with Validation. Entrance located on Guadalupe St.
AMLI Downtown Garage 201 Lavaca Street, Austin, TX 78701 Entrance on Lavaca St b/w 2nd & 3rd St
AMLI on 2ND Garage 421 West 3rd Street, Austin, TX 78701 Entrance on San Antonio St b/w 2nd & 3rd St
Silicon Labs Garages 400 West Cesar Chavez, Austin, TX 78701 USA Open to the public after 3:00pm every day, entrance on San Antonio St b/w 2nd & 3rd St and Colorado b/w Cesar Chavez & 2nd St
State of Texas Garage N 300 San Antonio Street, Austin TX 78701
State of Texas Garage L 333 Guadalupe Street, Austin, TX 78701 aka William P. Hobby Building
Surface Parking Lot San Antonio Street in between 3rd & 4th Streets
Austin, TX
Austin, TX

Ballet Austin's Butler Dance Education Center and AustinVentures StudioTheater
501 West 3rd Street  |  Austin, Texas 78701

Parking Guidance: Check out these convenient parking options near Ballet Austin!

FREE PARKING during the Annual Get Fit event and Come Dance event - FREE at the State Garage N directly across 3rd Street to the north of Ballet Austin - enter the white parking garage from San Antonio St between 3rd & 4th.

FREE PARKING - Available at two (2) locations

  • BALLET AUSTIN SURFACE LOT: Entrances located via alley coming northbound and southbound on San Antonio between 2nd and 3rd Streets or southbound on Nueces between 2nd & 3rd Streets | Available 24 hours, daily | 23 spaces available for FREE on first-come, first-served basis.

  • CITY HALL: Entrance located on Guadalupe between W. Cesar Chavez and 2nd Streets | Available every day, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Cost = First 2 hours FREE with validated parking ticket. (Only covers times parked between 8am and 5pm)

    • Bring your Austin City Hall garage ticket with you for validation at the front desk of the Butler Dance Education Center.    
      NOTE: Austin City Council meetings on Thursday may affect available parking in this garage.

$3 DOLLAR PARKING - Available at two (2) locations

  • SILICON LABS: You can purchase $3 parking vouchers for the Silicon Labs parking garages (Building 400 and Building 200) at Ballet Austin's reception desk, and both garages are offering discounted parking weekdays after 4:30 p.m. CT.  Silicon Labs parking vouchers do not expire.

    • Silicon Labs 400 Building | Garage entrance located on San Antonio between W. Cesar Chavez & 2nd Streets | Available weekdays after 4:30 p.m. CT | Cost = $3 | Buy parking vouchers in advance at Ballet Austin.

    • Silicon Labs 200 Building* | Garage entrance located on Colorado between W. Cesar Chavez & 2nd Streets | Available weekdays after 4:30 p.m. CT | Cost = $3 | Buy parking vouchers in advance at Ballet Austin.

      *Back-up garage if Silicon Labs 400 garage is full.

  • 500 W. 2ND STREET (Google Building): You can park in the garage at 500 W. 2nd Street and then purchase $3 parking vouchers at Ballet Austin's reception desk to cover your charges. Parking in this location is available to Ballet Austin customers weekdays after 4:30 p.m. CT and all day on weekends. Each $3 voucher is good for TWO (2) HOURS.

    • 500 W. 2nd Street Building | Garage entrance located on San Antonio between 2nd Street & 3rd Street | Available weekdays after 4:30 p.m. CT and all day weekends | Cost = $3 | Buy parking vouchers in advance or after parking at Ballet Austin.

Meters also reside around the building (allow for three hours of parking at the rate of $1 per hour via credit/debit cards or coins). Click on the additional parking options available below.

NOTE:  Special events and festivals held in downtown Austin may periodically affect parking rates in the garages near Ballet Austin, while access to metered parking may be affected by ongoing construction projects near the Butler Dance Education Center.

Bikes and Buses

  • Bike racks are located directly outside the building at the corners of 3rd & San Antonio Streets and 3rd & Nueces Streets.
  • Various Capital Metro bus routes stop conveniently around Ballet Austin. The nearest stop is located at 2nd & San Antonio St.

Handicapped Spaces

  • These spaces require a proper permit. Violators will be ticketed at the owners expense.