Pilates Santa Fe has been named the "Best of Santa Fe 2015."
•That makes us the only Pilates studio in Santa Fe, NM to be named "The Best of Santa Fe" every year!!
•Recognized as the "Best Of" only small business in Santa Fe for 2015.
•Live Young Longer with the BEST Pilates Studio in Santa Fe.
Pilates Santa Fe continues to be on the faculty for New Mexico School for the Arts (NMSA) providing a vocational program where students receive a Pilates Certification which enables them to join the workforce upon graduating.
We have also been invited to speak at upcoming worldwide International Wellness Conference in 2016, starting in Scotland.
Pilates Santa Fe has just signed to be the exclusive Pilates provider for the flagship Drury Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe!
For The Next 6 Months, Pilates Santa Fe Will Be Offering Teacher Training In:
Pilates Santa Fe is the preferred Pilates & Wellness provider for these fine hotels:
•Hilton Santa Fe
•Inn of the Anasazi
•Inn on the Alameda
•Inn of the Five Graces
•El Dorado Hotel
•Inn and Spa at Loretto
• Voted the "BEST Pilates Studio in Santa Fe" every year the contest has existed.
• Featured in: Pilates Style Magazine, Pasatiempo, SFReporter, About Pilates, Journal North,
Santa Fean, Natural Awakenings & Tumbleweeds.
• Veteran’s Service Commission, the only Pilates studio in the U.S.A. to be APPROVED to train.
• 1st Place Best Pilates Studio in Santa Fe
Chamber of Commerce.
New Mexico Film Commission.
Founding Member of Pilates Method Alliance.
Pilates Santa Fe has become the designated Pilates Wellness Center for most major motion Pictures filming in New Mexico. With directors, writers, stars, cast and crew of over a dozen films that have enjoyed Pilates Santa Fe to stay fit and healthy.
*Film list available upon request.
Since 1995 Pilates Santa Fe is proud to have been the Pilates studio of choice with the following films in NM:
Year Produced: Title
2016: “Jane Got a Gun”
2009: “A Lonely Place For Dying”
2009: “Did You Hear About The Morgans?”
2009: “The Killer Inside Me”
2009: “The Men Who Stare At Goats”
2009: “The Sunset Limited”
2008: “Shoot First And Pray You Live (Because Luck Has Nothing To Do With It)”
2008: “Not Forgotten”
2008: “Sex & Lies In Sin City”
2008: “Spoken Word”
2008: “Breaking Bad”
2008: “The Keeper”
2008: “Doc West”
2008: “Georgia O’Keefe”
2007: “Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull”
2007: “3:10 To Yuma”
2007: “Swing Vote”
2007: “Naked Fear”
2007: “In The Valley Of Elah”
2006: “Wild Hogs”
2006: “Employee Of The Month”
2006: “Tangled Up In Bob”
2006: “The Lost Room”
2006: “No Country For Old Men”
2005: “Three Wise Guys”
2005: “The Biker Chef”
2005: “In From The Night”
2005: “Seraphim Falls”
2005: “Viaje Al Duende”
2005: “North Country”
2005: “The Flock”
2004: “Do It For Uncle Graham”
2004: “The Longest Yard”
1999: “The Tao Of Steve”
1999: “All The Pretty Horses”
1999: “Wild Wild West”
1997: “Fools Rush In”
1997: “The Staircase”
1997: “The Hi-Lo Country”
1996: “Last Man Standing”
1995: “The Lazarus Man”
"All the teachers I've worked with at Pilates Santa Fe are very knowledgable. The classes are fun and strenuous, with detailed instruction about moving correctly, and alignment. The studio is very accommodating and organized, The on-going results I've experienced are beyond expectations. I highly recommend Pilates Santa Fe!" -Anonymous
“The very best teachers with the most experience both in Pilates, body awareness and health. The best of the best in the country.” A. E.
"My first Pilates class was great. Phil, my instructor was very informative, caring about my needs and issues and focusing on my reponse to his teaching. It gave me a very good impression of what practicing Pilates can do for me." -Anonymous
"As I head into knee replacement surgery….I am very grateful for the efforts of so many to prepare me for this adventure. I am also grateful to many patient classmates for their understanding over many months. The staff at my surgeon's office as well as the Physical Therapists at the rehab center I'm going to have told me that Pilates is the very best thing I could do to prepare for this. Thanks to all of you and I'll see you again in 3 months!!!" K.R.
"I am so grateful to be able to take individual classes here weekly. Great teachers, each and every one, So positive, professional , supportive." L.D.
"Quite simply the best Pilates studio. It's a beautiful space and all the instructors are terrific: professional and very well-trained and attuned to each client's body. In addition, you feel you are part of the Pilates Santa Fe family when you arrive. No better place for Pilates in Santa Fe." D.D.
"I always enjoy my sessions at Pilates Santa Fe. There is a great atmosphere, very friendly and encouraging. The instructors are excellent." Anonymus
"I like that the instructors keep changing my workouts. This helps my body get the maximum results." M.B.
"I have studied Pilates for years, with many teacher both in Santa Fe and Boston, and have never found a studio that holds a candle to Pilates Santa Fe. All the instructors are so dedicated, knowledgeable, enthusiastic and highly skilled that they work as a team, even without conscious effort to do so. What I have learned with them has changed my life. Seriously. These people are the best." D.D.
"I came in for a footbath not knowing what to expect. The staff is extremely courteous. The footbath was comforting and I felt like I was walking on air the rest of the day." E.K.
"I was a bit skeptical, as I tried Pilates about 10 years ago, when I was a competative athlete and I didn't find it demanding enough. But now, a decade later and clearly not in the same shape at 55, I found the workout comprehensive and well balanced, as well as professionally administered. I will be doing it again..and again! Thanks." M.A.
"Professional yet warm and caring. These people are very well trained and can adapt programs to individual physical needs with the efficiency of PT." P.G
"Every one of the instructors possessses incredible experience, creativity and professionalism. Each session is focussed on the individual's needs and goals while being mindful of individual vulnerabilities. Never is technique sacrificed. The approach is comprehensive and grounded in the sciences of kinesthetics, physiology, and positive psychology. I have taken Pilates classes for over 20 years in studios from Boston to Calififornia. This is the studio in which, when collaborating with the instructors, I experience the greatest sense of understanding, connection, possibility and achievement." A.M.
“Excellent instruction from knowledgeable, energetic instructors, fun, and friendly atmosphere. Great attention to customers’ needs. I am so happy to be a part of the Pilates Santa Fe community.” J. C.
“Increased strength and muscle definition. I’m also more aware of breathing properly.” D. L.
“I’m stronger all over and leaner. The people are the best part and the instruction is very professional.” P. P.
“Don and I want to thank you for the enjoyable and helpful sessions. We have learned things that will carry us forward in trying to attain better health.” Don and Susan Meredith
“Very loving and warm. Like therapy and a part of my Santa Fe life.” D. H.
"I was amazed at the relief that I recieved and am 100% satisfied. I couldn't get out of bed but knew I had to come to PSF. I completely reccomend PSF. It is a safe, warm and healing atmosphere, where healing and fitness are safe and fun." L.W.
"Even if I have to give blood, I'm not giving up my Pilates and Wellness at Pilates Santa Fe. The teachers are great and I feel great. I would recommend Pilates Santa Fe to anyone interested in feeling better and getting healthy." M.B.
"Because of Pilates Santa Fe, I can easily place my carry-on luggage into the above compartement on airplanes and people half my age can barely keep up with my walking pace. I like the instructors, they know Pilates and Wellnes very well. I highly reccomend PSF." G.W.
"We enjoy our 7:30 am, Saturday lesson with Ray. We cannot believe how fast the time goes working on breathing technique, stretching, balancing, and core strengthening. While working out we also get into discussionof old time movies. Ray's multilingual counting during the exercieses includes the use of languages that, as far as we can are not spoken anywhere else on earth. We very much enjoy Pilates de Santa Fe." J.K.
"Ray was about as sensitive, observant, and masterful in his resorative session with me, as I could have possible hoped for. I felt balanced, energized, and fully in my body when I left, wishing I could make it a thrice-weekly practice. With his enormous expertise of Pilates and other modalities as well through muscle-testing, I felt that he was using all of his vast experience to work with me, improve my balance, my energy, and help with movement. He was truly exceptional." R.G.
"I have absolutely nothing but great things to say about Pilates Santa Fe! I have recently returned to Santa Fe and was quite ill upon my return. A dear friend told me I had to go and see Ray at Pilates Santa Fe, exclaiming that he was the best in town. After my initial visit and my experiences since, I couldn't agree more! I don't usually write reviews but I am inspired to this time! From the friendly and impressively helpful staff, knowledgable teachers and beautiful/clena/up-to-date studio environment to their expertise in healing and full body wellness offering I have been able to regain a lot of my strength and this has played a major role in my healing journey! Even though I was initially introduced for a specific need, I will continue to go beyond that just because I love the place and the people! I would recommend Pilates Santa Fe to anyone interested in Classic Pilates training, well being and healing methods. My deepest gratitude to all of you at Pilates Santa Fe!!!' A.G.
"I am a 59 year old male that has been a client of Pilates Santa Fe for over ten years. I am so thankful for the strength, flexibility and the balance I have. I feel wonderful!" M.M.
"I have practiced Pilates for 11 years and Tai Chi for 5 years. Ray helped to think of new ways to engage a student and consider other needs of impacted clients. It was a one on one and also a one hour seminar! Thanks so much, Ray.' K.M.
"Best professionals as teachers with a personal approach to individual needs coupled with a wonderful personality and understanding." A.B.
"PILATES IS THE BEST DAY OF MY WEEK. IT BUILDS ENERGY AND I LOVE COMING TO PILATES SANTA FE." E.R.
"Without question, the best Pilates instruciton here in Santa Fe. The studio is gorgeous: airy and light and the teachers are the best." D.D.
"My sessions at Pilates Santa Fe were great. Each session specific to my needs and great fun! The entire studio excudes a wonderful welcoming atmosphere and I felt incredible after each session. Thank You!" -J.R.
"I love how I feel taller and more balanced after each class. Even though my body is of an advanced age, my heart and soul feel younger. The instructors are MARVELOUS!" -M.B.
"Ray, you saved my life during my recent visit to Santa Fe! I have been feeling well and renewed after my session and therapy with you… I am looking forward to my next visit and making another appointment with you… Thank you so much for taking me in right away… I needed it badly… Hasta la proxima visita… Un abrazo…" L.B.
"My sessions at Pilates Santa Fe were great. Each session specific to my needs and great fun! The entire studio excudes wonderful welcoming atmosphere and I flet incredible after each session. Thank You!" J.R.
"Excellent facility and terrific instructors." T.H.
"Always caring, perceptive, and effective." E.H.
"Very inspiring." A. F.
"Every one of the instructors possesses incredible experience, creativity and professinalism. Each session is focussed on the individual's needs and goals while being mindful of individual vulneralilities. Never is technique sacrificed." A.M.
"In my experience over the years, Pilates Santa Fe provides the best multifaceted program for whole body fitness. The entire staff is extremely well trained, respectful and focused on the well-being of each client." S.G.
"We dropped in, visitors to Santa Fe who do Pilates at home. We were warmly greeted upon arrival and were directed to Ray for our duet. He is amazing, has years of experience and knowledge, but with infectious enthusiasm. Within seconds he assessed me and pinpointed exactly what I needed to work on to imporve. He was equally terrific with my husband who took up Pilates to rehab from back surgery. We both got so much out of our hour, we wished we were staying in Santa Fe longer." L.T.
"Traveling and wishing to stay in shape I booked both Private and Group classes with this institution…The staff is extremely knowledgeable…interested in your well being and teach Pilates that makes Joseph Pilates proud…Their breath work is the best I have ever been taught…Phillip and Theresa care about you as a person under the guidance of Raymond the owner…If you live in Santa Fe you have one of the best Pilates facilities in the USA…Take advantage of it…Thank you for making my trip extra special!" Anonymous via Tripadvisor.com
"I have practiced Pilates for 10 years and I taught Pilates for 3 years. These folks know what they are doing!! I had scheduled a session with Ray. Not only did I get an hour of Pilates, I felt like he gave me a training seminar ta' boot! My first experience was so good that I went ahead and scheduled a second session with Maria. She has a way of teaching that makes you want to go beyond and push yourself. These folks are good at what they do while keeping you safe. I am going to look for more business trips to SF just so I can take one on one's with these good people." Anonymous via Tripadvisor.com
"Unfortunately I don't live in Santa Fe, I was just visiting for a girls weekend. We all took a Private Reformer Class and we all loved it. The instructors knew what they were doing and were accomodating to each of our strengths and weaknesses. My grandma took advantage of the Wellness bed (MRS Mat), and even though she felt nothing throughout the session (you're not supposed to) she had tons of energy the rest of the day and weekend. We had a wonderful experience." N.B.
"Wonderful selection of instructors with different approaches and techniques, both for individual/private instruction or group class." C.A.
"Pilates Santa Fe provides excellent equipment, an inviting environment, and friendly but professional instructors. First rate in every way!" T.H.
"It means a lot to me that the instructors give me a program each visit, that meets the needs of my body at that time. Each program is individualized for me." M.B.
"Pilates has kept me walking and flexible. I love this studio and all the instructors." S.D.
"Pilates Santa Fe has provided me with not only excellent instruction over the past 3 years, it has provided a healing milieu. The staff are exquisitely attuned to the multiple factors that affect one's health and wellbeing. Each lesson begins where I need it to and is tailored to my goals for that day. The trust and confidence I have in the staff has allowed me to go beyond what I had perceived as my physical limitations. I consider Pilates Santa Fe as a critical component in my self care. The benefits I have derived from my work at the studio have allowed me to better cope with other health challenges that face my family." A.M.
" I have been practicing Pilates on and off for almost 40 years, and I can honestly say that Pilates/Santa Fe is an extaordinary studio, with brilliantly educated, long-time practicing teachers. There is absolutely no exercise for me that equals Pilates, and I do it not only to keep in the best possible shape, but for the miraculous extra gift of the best therapeutic help imaginable for certain injuries I have sustained over the years. Ray Kurshals' knowledge and decades=long practic of not only Pilates, but many other therapeutic and alternative modalities makes this THE BEST place I have ever encountered to practice Pilates. I recommend it unequivocally…it is life changing…and fun." A.M
"I really appreciate the initial, comprehensive review of my particular strengths and weaknesses. Excited to learn from Private lessons in preparation for joining a class. Very professional staff." Anonymous
"Pilates Santa Fe is much more than simply a Pilates Studio. With the latest equipment and stellar instructors, the Pilates experience is excellent. Ray Kurshals, owner, brings a profound understanding of the human body, and the influences that affect well-being, health and performance that is rare and invaluable in these times. His first hand experience, training and ongoin curiosity make Ray one of the foremost practitioners of whole body health. Whether dropping in for a single Pilates session, a series for exercise or looking for an injury or illness rehabilitation program, you are in excellent hands with any and all the instructors at Pilates Santa Fe." M.W.
"As a senior citizen, I have found Pilates to be very helpful with stiffness and balance. The staff of Pilates Santa Fe is skilled and knowledgeable as well as pleasant." -Anonymous
"I find Pilates Santa Fe excellent, and all the teachers I've had until now are really dedicated and knowledgable. The atmosphere is very friendly and playful, meanwhile maintaining a strictly professional competence and respectful distance. We are so glad this is existing in Santa Fe." C.F.
"Fantastic. My back feels better already and that's after just one session…" G.D.
"I feel greatly energized after my treatment with Raymond. I am totally relaxed after the treatment. The vibrator machine (Percussor) that he uses is wonderful therapy for me." J.R.