Pilates in Pittsburgh

Not that I’ve really been blogging, but even on my Instagram you’ve seen a lack of running-centric posts. After my Achilles tendonitis last fall and my stress fracture this spring, I’ve been a little wary of logging a lot of miles. I’ve still be running, but just not my 30-40+ mile weeks that I used to run. It’s more like… maybe 20 miles a week. I’ve been doing a lot of cross-training with cycling, barre, yoga and… pilates.

My first couple of weeks in Pittsburgh I spent an inordinate amount of time Googling “Pilates in Pittsburgh“. I couldn’t seem to find a place to just do some mat pilates and not pay $50 a class. I’m used to all of my group fitness classes being packed up nicely in my Equinox membership but… Pittsburgh and Equinox doesn’t exist here. Luckily, I found the next best thing… X Shadyside.

X Shadyside offers more than 40 weekly group classes including: LES MILLS™ BODYPUMP™ & BODYATTACK™, Zumba®, Pilates, yoga, cycling and you can work out on over 300 pieces of premier strength training and cardio equipment. Long story short, I finally found a place to do Pilates in Pittsburgh.

Also, I was randomly reading about Pilates instead of sleeping last night (an article on mat versus reformer Pilates) and didn’t know that Pilates was invented to help rehab soldiers after World War I. There’s your fun fact for the day.

I’ve partnered with my pals at X Shadyside to give away a two month membership to X Shadyside so you can do Pilates with me! This is valued at approximately $150 ($49/ month + $49 initiation fee). Just leave a comment telling me what your favorite way to work up a sweat at the gym is. I’ll pick a winner on Wednesday, September 28th.

6 comments on “Pilates in Pittsburgh

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Heather @Lunging Through Life on September 21, 2016 12:56 pm

Oh my gosh I would love to win this! I love exercise classes, and ciruits or running are my favorite ways to sweat. I am DYING to take a BodyPump class, though.

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Emily Plazek on October 18, 2016 5:11 am

I’m a long distance runner… i’ve thought about adding Pilates into my routine for a while now but have never found a good way to incorporate it (I kinda suck at doing it at home alone with a video haha), I didn’t think of going to X… that’s awesome.

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Kayla on October 18, 2016 5:31 am

I need a Pilates class! Me me me!

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Liz on October 19, 2016 12:38 pm

I like that x-shadyside offers group classes, i really enjoy yoga and have been wanting to try a pilates class. this looks like a great gym to try it out!

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Lauren on October 19, 2016 12:50 pm

I really wanna win this!!! I would love to take an exercise class. this would be so perfect!

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April Pencosky on October 26, 2016 7:11 am

I’d love to win this and give the gym membership to my mom! She had her knees replaced a few years ago, and would love to rejoin a gym to keep herself in shape :)

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