New Pilates Clients

Getting Started with Pilates

Does the thought of trying Pilates scare you? Are you intimidated by the machines?

Discover how workout-friendly Pilates can be! It's been around for almost 100 years and is still one of the best workouts you can do. 

Pilates is more than just a workout. It's a system of more than 500 exercises that condition the whole body, help us breathe more efficiently, and engage the mind. The blend of resistance, strength and flexibility training improves posture, reduces stress and creates long, lean muscles. Pilates works the entire body through continuous motion, with a specific focus on the core. Doing Pilates on a regular basis will help you get the kind of shape and strength you're after, as well as increase your flexibility.

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 reformers, learn how Pilates works, and determine the best workout for you going forward. That is best done through private sessions*.

*At least 2 private reformer sessions are recommended before booking group reformer classes. You may take advantage of any or all of the New Clients options below to get started.

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

This is your best value to get started with private Pilates instruction. 5 private sessions for only $199!

A New Client package option designed to offer an introduction to the Pilates reformer and provide information through five private Pilates reformer training sessions. This is a great start for the Pilates beginner, especially if you are more comfortable with one-on-one instruction while learning. After five 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

If you have had some prior Pilates instruction, or if you are new to Pilates at Ballet Austin but prefer to jump into group classes soon, you can get started with 2 private sessions 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.

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 and introduce new clients to one of our certifed Pilates instructors. 

30-minute Intro Private Session | $15 (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.

Pilates Staff and Certified Instructors

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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: Downtown Austin is constantly evolving, and Ballet Austin's Butler Dance Education Center, featuring the AustinVentures StudioTheater, is surrounded by exciting new development projects. Check out these convenient parking options near Ballet Austin!

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.

    • 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 NEW 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, so purchase as many vouchers as you need to cover your time at this location.

    • 500 W. 2nd Street Building | Garage entrance located on San Antonio between W. Cesar Chavez & 2nd Streets | 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.

FREE Parking for COME DANCE and GET FIT

  • During Ballet Austin's annual FREE Day of Dance in August and FREE Day of Fitness in January, the State Garage N will be open for FREE to event-goers. The Garage is located directly across the street to the north of 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.