A man is as young as his spinal column.
— Joseph Pilates

Urban Pilates is a fully equipped Pilates Studio and Training Center in Northeast Portland.

Urban offers only Authentic Pilates, using apparatus built from the original design specifications and mechanics of Joseph Pilates’ own equipment. Certified Authentic Pilates Instructors at Urban have undergone extensive training, testing and instruction to prepare themselves to guide clients through Classic Pilates workouts. That training is the foundation for the Urban Pilates approach, which is focused on full-body conditioning.

Urban has daily offerings of private, semi-private and group classes. Private and semi-private sessions are composed of a combination of apparatus and mat work.

Our instructors have been trained to put together a system of exercises tailored specifically for each client based on age and fitness goals, while taking into account any prior injuries or limitations. With two sessions or more a week you'll get the best results.

teacher training

Urban is proud to be affiliated with Metropolitan Pilates of Seattle and Master Pilates teacher, Dorothee VandeWalle, who is renowned for her comprehensive and rigorous teacher training program. Urban Pilates offers an Independent Study program for Dorothee's students, one of only three studios in the country to offer this option. Here, you can complete the practical training portion of the program, which is the most comprehensive Authentic Pilates training program in the United States.