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Designing a Pilates studio can be a daunting endeavor, especially if it's your first one. However, there's a lot of joy to be found in the process. From creating a space that invites guests to take a deep breath and calm down to selecting optimal lighting solutions, our guide offers an overview of things to consider when preparing to design a Pilates studio.

4 Steps for Pilates Studio Design

1. Find the Right Location

Before designing your Pilates studio, find a suitable location. With the right word–of–mouth advertising and repeat customers, you can be pretty much anywhere. Make sure it has adequate lighting and is a large enough space to fit the size of class you plan to have.

2. Create a Calming Atmosphere 

Pilates is all about the connection between mind and body. In addition to finding the right location for your studio, find one that features a calming atmosphere. Consider other businesses in the same building or general vicinity. If there are any that can get noisy, such as fitness studios with loud equipment or restaurants with noisy music, consider whether that location is a good fit for you.

3. Select Equipment Based on Your Needs and Budget 

It's important to select equipment based on the types of classes you plan to offer. Not every piece of equipment is right for your studio. Measure the space you have to work with, so you don't have too many accessories and too small of a space to contain them. Also, be mindful of your budget to ensure you don’t spend over your limit, and keep in mind that you can always add more as your business grows.

4. Consider Storage Solutions To Keep Your Space Tidy

Finally, consider storage solutions that can help keep your studio tidy. Cabinets with deep drawers, shelves, and closets that have room for extra equipment, towels, and bands can all be efficient ways to keep the studio looking neat.

Factors To Consider When Designing Your Pilates Studio

Once you've found the perfect space and can start visualizing how the finished area looks, it's time to start putting the pieces together. 

  • Lighting: Natural lighting is ideal to enhance the mind-body connection, but if your studio has large windows, be mindful of how the sun comes in.
  • Ventilation: Ensure that your studio has an adequate heating and cooling system to keep guests and class participants comfortable. 
  • Furniture: Custom-made furniture can add to the unique feel of the studio and can offer additional storage that might come in handy.
  • Welcoming Environment: You want your studio to be a place people are eager to return to, so be sure to create a clean, Zen space.

Contact Us for Help Creating Your Dream Pilates Studio

Whether you're designing your first Pilates studio or your fiftieth, finding the right equipment is vital. BASI Systems provides premium studio equipment for Pilates studio owners all around the country. We use the highest quality, environmentally friendly materials to build Pilates equipment with biomechanical and aesthetic integrity. 

With the perfect blend of functionality and beauty, our equipment can help transform your studio into something truly special that distinguishes you from the crowd and encourages guests to come back over and over. If you’re in the U.S., check out our studio packs at to get your studio in tip-top shape or contact us for help in the selection process.

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Post by Basi Systems
February 15, 2024