The Lake Tapps Pilates studio is the premier movement studio for Tacoma, WA residents, offering private and small group instruction in both mat and equipment Pilates to enhance whole body performance and promote well being. We teach classical Pilates and are PMA certified.
Our beautiful, light-filled studio will inspire both the novice and the experienced Pilates student alike. We are dedicated to establishing realistic and attainable goals based on your fitness level.
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Privates and Semi-Privates are made by appointment. Mat Pilates follows the schedule below and spots are reserved in advance. To make an appointment or reserve a Mat Class spot, you can use the Mindbody scheduler, call 703-401-0516, or send us an email.
Classes by placement.....
- Mon 9am intermediate mat
- Mon 10am beg/intro mat class
- Mon 5:30pm trio equipment
- Tuesday 8am props and modifications
- Wed 5:30pm trio equipment
- Thursday 8:30am intermediate mat
- Friday 8am props/modifications.
All sessions/classes are 50-55 minutes in length.
The Pilates Difference
"In 10 lessons you feel a difference!
In 20 lessons you see a difference!
In 30 lessons others see a difference!"
— Joseph Pilates
Tacoma Studio Rates
Tacoma Private Pilates Equipment Sessions
- Single Session $65
- 4 session package $220 ($55 ea)
- 10 session package $500 ($50 ea)
- New student intro package $175
(4 sessions- fundamentals and equipment)
Tacoma Duet Semi-Private Pilates Equipment Sessions (2 people)
- Single Session $40 (per person)
- 4 session package $152 ($38 ea)
- 10 session package $350 ($35 ea)
Trio Semi-Private Pilates Equipment Sessions (2 people)
- Single Session $32 (per person)
- 4 session package $120 ($30 ea)
- 10 session package $280 ($28 ea)
Tacoma Mat Pilates Classes
- Drop in $20
- 5 class punch card $75 ($15 ea)
- 2 person semi-private mat class$25 (per person)
Workshops available upon request specialty groups ( Golfers, Runners, Cyclists, Dancers, Gymnasts)
Check the Studio Facebook Page for specials, schedule updates, and new class offerings for clients living in Tacoma, WA.
Ask about our Military or Student/Family discounts and referral rewards!
All sessions, packages and class cards are subject to Washington state sales tax 8.8% in Bonney Lake.
The Pilates Method
The Pilates Method was developed by legendary German athlete and physical rehabilitation trainer, Joseph Pilates in the 1920s. It is a powerful form of exercise and movement education that offers clients increased flexibility and function, improved body-mind awareness, core strength and enhanced breathing and balance. The Pilates method contains more than 300 specifically designed exercises for full body conditioning. After one lesson, most find they are the are so eager for more.
Jyl Horne Thompson
Jyl was classically trained in ballet by Robin Haig of the Royal Ballet and Dame Margot Fonteyn of the Royal Ballet, Richmond Ballet, Eric Hampton and Robin Sturm. During her 15 year ballet career, she performed at the Kennedy Center, Constitutional Hall, other DC theatres and finally at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow with the Asaph Dance Ensemble from 1987-2000, 2003, 2008. Jyl began studying Pilates and was certified in mat Pilates by PHI in 2004. Desiring more education, she began training with Kris Shellum at the Pilates Studio of Gainesville, Virginia in 2006.
Jyl began her Pilate’s certification program in 2009 with Dilla Mastrangelo of Harmony Pilates Studio (extension of Core Dynamics Pilates founded by Eve Gentry and Michele Larsson). After a year and a half and 450 hours of study, Jyl was certified to teach Pilates in 2010.
After her certification, she served as an instructor at the Pilates Studio of Gainesville and then she became owner of Bristow Pilates Studio in Virginia. Jyl currently owns Lake Tapps Pilates Studio www.laketappspilates.com and is also on staff at Pacific Northwest Ballet Pilates Studios.
Jyl teaches private, duet and small group equipment Pilates sessions utilizing reformers with towers, stability chair, ladder barrel, orbit and small props as well as mat Pilates classes. Her lifelong study of movement enables her to tailor her lessons to the body being taught. This produces a lesson that is challenging, empowering and encouraging so the client can truly make the Pilates method their own. Jyl has taught clients from age 13 to 81. She has taught the athlete and the non-athlete. She enjoys the amazing changes that Pilates brings to all her clients. They inspire her as much as she inspires them.
Jyl Horne Thompson, Certified by the Pilates Method Alliance.