Team PP&RC is the best in the business!

We are fully staffed and ready to serve you!!! Whatever your schedule, we can accommodate you- get back to your Pilates Body today!

Since 2001, Pilates Powerhouse and Rehab Center has been St. Petersburg’s Top Pilates studio! In a Boutique-Style setting that is clean and serene, you will ‘FEEL’ our amazing energy! One of the best compliments that we continue to receive is that we exude “Good Vibes”….. we treat every individual Client with utmost care and attention; you will always receive a warm welcome! Your workout is YOUR time; even in a group setting, your Instructor will be ready for what you need- Team PP&RC is top notch!!!! You will feel like your best self, and keep coming back for more

We offer Pilates (on mat and on equipment) and Rehabilitative Pilates. We specialize in STOTT® Pilates and our trainers are certified at many advanced levels. Our schedule provides for group classes, private sessions, duo sessions, and condition-specific training. We are a fully equipped studio, with 6 Reformers and plenty of positive energy to help you reach your fitness and agility goals!

New to Pilates but suffering an injury? We encourage you to call us so we can help you get back to your daily activities with strength and agility; all without further pain or injury. We also offer all levels of Athletic Conditioning. Want a better golf swing?

We’ve had tremendous success working with:
  • Pro-Athletes
  • Stroke Survivors
  • Hip Replacements
  • Knee Replacements (single & double)
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Brain Trauma (assisting in mind/body connections)
  • Tracheostomy-reliant clients
  • Respiratory Impairments
  • Back Injuries
  • Overall Gait
  • and the list goes on…
You can read testimonials and reviews Right Here on our site

Chris Cantrell

Owner, STOTT Certified Instructor - Rehab Specialist

Chris originally began training with the Balanced Body Method, but quickly became interested 25 years ago in STOTT(r) because of the depth and anatomical 'correctness'... which she believes is the 'healthiest' method. She is thoroughly and extensively certified and has worked directly with Physical Therapists. Because of her extensive training, experience, and hands on training, she is one of the Best Rehab Specialists! She has extensive knowledge in working with clients with Injuries and gets quick results because of it- She has worked with hip replacement, knee replacement, shoulder injuries, etc.... and also has training specifically for golf and tennis. She also has experience training with professional athletes. She truly enjoys bringing people back to health, but also loves the fitness side of it; she has created numerous classes designed to kick your workout up a notch....Her 'BodyBurn! Virtual Group class will get you moving!!! Bringing people health, wellness and knowledge of how to live a healthy lifestyle is her passion!!!

She is the Lead Instructor for the Virtual Classes and Virtual Private Sessions so be sure to check out her Virtual Library for On Demand Classes!

Angela Ororke

Stott Pilates Instructor

Angela has a real passion for Pilates; she is constantly furthering her education with Continuing Education Courses in order to become the best Instructor she can be! She is Certified to work on ALL of the Stott Pilates Equipment! She has been a Pilates Student for 13 years and counting, and always learning! Her passion eventually led her to becoming an Instructor. She has lived in the Downtown St Pete area for over 20 years, and loves all that the area has to offer. When she's not teaching, Angela enjoys traveling the world, photography, music and the arts!

Clare Allard

Physiotherapy and Clinical Pilates

Clare's background lies in Physiotherapy, of which she has over 10 years experience working with sports injuries, women's health, orthopedics and neurology. Clare's "Pilates journey" began in 2010 whilst working at a Physiotherapy Clinic and Pilates Studio, teaching and treating Clients through 'clinical Pilates'. She gained her Pilates training through DMA Clinical Pilates and APPI (Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute). She enjoys treating all Clients; those with specific 'Rehab' needs to elite sport people.She has a particular interest in women's health and pre/post natal Pilates, drawing from her clinical background. When not teaching, Clare enjoys traveling with her husband and 2 children, enjoying nature and the great outdoors!!! Clare now offers Virtual Sessions as well; please contact Studio for more details!!

Valerie Laurent

Group Fitness Instructor & Stott Pilates Instructor

Valerie is originally from Paris, France. She has been living in St. Pete for over 30 years. She is passionate about fitness in general and Pilates in particular. She has over 10 years of experience as a Personal Trainer and 6 years as a Group Fitness Trainer and Stott Pilates Instructor. When she is not working, Valerie enjoys traveling, rock climbing, playing the piano, and spending time with her son. She teaches a MEAN group class…. She is a very energetic and knowledgeable Instructor!

Mattie Higgins

Stott Mat Instructor

Mattie fell in love with Pilates almost ten years ago when she began taking classes after she found herself in need of core and pelvic floor rehab after the birth of her third child. Pilates has been an integral part of her fitness and self care since then. With her background as a Speech-Language Pathologist and homeschooling mother of four, she brings a deep love of learning and teaching as well as extensive experience as a therapist, instructor and teacher in many modalities. She is passionate about the incredible beauty of the design of the human frame and the science and efficacy that Pilates brings to strengthening and rehabilitating the body. She really enjoys being a nerd about anatomy and physiology (and lots of other things honestly) and continues to seek opportunities to grow in her Pilates practice personally as a student and in pursuing training and certification in the Stott method.

When she’s not doing Pilates, she’s probably teaching the kids, conquering domestic pursuits and trying to make time to water her ferns and be with her beloved husband, Hugh.


Hope began working at a Pilates studio in 2020 while working as a senior sales associate at the front desk. While working there, she started to take classes and fell in love with all pilates offers. Being an athlete her whole life, she started to see the negative physical effects on her body. Since starting Pilates, Hope has strengthened her body in a different way and has seen an improvement in her back & knee pain. She started teacher training in 2021 and completed her 500 hour certification in 9 months. She is now certified in Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Springboard, chair, and spine corrector. Since being certified she has enjoyed watching people grow stronger and improve in their practice. Hopes future goal is to become a master trainer and grow within her training! Team PP&RC is excited to have her!