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Excel Pilates Northern Virginia offers private and duet Pilates instruction in the original Pilates Method of Body Conditioning. Sessions involve both mat and equipment work. We are one of the only studios in Northern Virginia to exclusively use Gratz  equipment, the original equipment used in Joe’s studio. 

Private Sessions

Private sessions are a great place to start if you are completely new to Pilates, have any type of injuries, or any specific health issues. You will be instructed with your specific goals in mind. 50 minutes in length. 

Duet Sessions

Duet sessions present the entire Pilates Method, shared with a partner. If you have a partner in mind who is also interested in starting Pilates and is at a similar fitness level, you may start together. If not, it is best to start with a private session. This way you can be introduced to Pilates and then the studio can find you a partner to match your fitness level. 50 minutes in length. 

Mat Classes

Mat classes are offered in six week sessions at multiple days and times. The classes are leveled from Beginning to Advanced, with specific exercises and goals addressed in each class level. Mat classes are the most affordable option offered. You will experience the Pilates Mat workout in a group setting, no equipment required! Please see Mat Class Schedule for more information on classes offered and to register. 


“Contrology {also known as Pilates} is designed to give you suppleness, natural grace, and skill that will be unmistakably reflected in the way you walk, in the way you play, and in the way you work.”

Joseph H. Pilates, Return To Life