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 have 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 we continue to receive is that we exude "Good Vibes" and treat every 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 a mat and equipment) and Rehabilitative Pilates. We specialize in STOTT® Pilates, and our trainers are certified at many advanced levels. Our schedule provides 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:
- 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
Meet Our Expert Team
Owner, STOTT Certified Instructor
Rehab Specialist Chris 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 a hip replacement, knee replacement, shoulder injuries, etc., and 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!
Stott Pilates Instructor
Angela has a real passion for Pilates; she is constantly furthering her education with Continuing Education Courses 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, counting and always learning! Her passion eventually led her to become an Instructor. She has lived in the Downtown St Pete area for over 20 years and loves all the area offers. When she's not teaching, Angela enjoys traveling the world, photography, music, and the arts!
Physiotherapy and Clinical Pilates
Clare's background lies in Physiotherapy, of which she has over ten years of experience working with sports injuries, women's health, orthopedics, and neurology. Clare's "Pilates journey" began in 2010 while 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, from those with specific 'Rehab' needs to elite sports people. She is particularly interested in women's health and pre/post-natal Pilates, drawing from her clinical background. When not teaching, Clare enjoys traveling with her husband and two children, enjoying nature and the great outdoors!!! Clare also offers Virtual Sessions; please get in touch with our studio for more details!!
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 ten years of experience as a Personal Trainer and six 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!
Stott Mat Instructor
Mattie fell in love with Pilates almost ten years ago when she began taking classes after she needed core and pelvic floor rehab after the birth of her third child. Pilates has been integral to 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 and 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 enjoys being a nerd about anatomy and physiology (and many 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 water her ferns and be with her beloved husband, Hugh.
Hope began working at a Pilates studio in 2020 as a senior sales associate at the front desk. While working there, she started taking classes and fell in love with all the Pilates offers. Being an athlete her whole life, she began to see the adverse physical effects on her body. Since starting Pilates, Hope has strengthened her body differently and improved 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 their practice. Hopes future goal is to become a master trainer and grow within her training! Team PP&RC is excited to have her!
Originally from the Midwest, Rachel has taught Pilates, yoga, meditation, and fitness all over the world. She became NASM certified in 2009, followed by certifications in Pilates and yoga. Rachel had a strong desire to go deeper with helping people heal, which led her into meditation and breathwork. She continued her journey of professional growth and curiosity of the body which led her to pursue her degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant. She also holds certifications in myofascial release and pelvic health. Rachel uses a variety of methods to help people recover from injuries and imbalances, while achieving aesthetic goals and overcoming emotional hurdles. The main principles of her training are awareness of breath, attention to detailed alignment, and muscular efficiency. Rachel loves to travel and salsa dance in her free time.