The Workshop Pilates Brings the Heat to the Valley with New Arcadia Studio

The Workshop Pilates is opening a new Arcadia location, featuring the Valley’s first-ever infrared heated mat Pilates class! 

With additional locations in McCormick Ranch and North Scottsdale, The Workshop Pilates is a premier fitness studio that offers Pilates sessions through group classes, private and semi-private programs and teacher training.

The new infrared-heated class at The Workshop Pilates Arcadia will feature a detoxifying 95-degree workout, allowing your body to gradually heat up as you go through the class to improve flexibility and cardiovascular conditioning. 

“We saw the need for an infrared heated mat Pilates concept in the Valley and we knew The Workshop was the perfect studio to bring the burn,” says Ariel Schwartz, co-owner of The Workshop Pilates. “Heated fitness has so many benefits to the body and mind, including boosted immunity, detoxification, pain relief and reduced blood pressure. We have no doubt that the Arcadia community will love it just as much as we do.” 

In addition to infrared heated mat Pilates, The Workshop Arcadia will feature different types of Pilates for all levels, including: 

  • Move: Work through all planes of movement with various different equipment pieces and props. Class is finished with The Workshop’s signature stretch series. 
  • Circuit: A full-body workout from station to station on different pieces of Pilates equipment. BOSU balls, resistance bands and weights intensify the workout. 
  • Elevate: Amp up your Pilates practice by incorporating the jump board, high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and cardio exercises. 
  • Melt: Gently wake up and lengthen muscles as The Workshop’s expert instructors walk you through yoga flows and deep stretches on the reformer.

Opening Monday, May 13, The Workshop’s new Arcadia studio is taking over the tenancy of the historic building previously occupied by the Madison Improvement Club, which closed in August 2023. The location will also feature an area for an esthetician practice and a juice bar. 

Constructed in 1917, the building was originally used as a meeting place for pioneer women to discuss important issues from education and arts to politics and agriculture. In 2012, The Madison Improvement Club took over the space creating a community of fitness enthusiasts, spin lovers and yogis. The building has held a special place in the Arcadia community, marking a milestone as The Workshop re-opens the space to the public. 

“We know fitness is at the core of this historic space, and we can’t wait to bring The Workshop’sPilates principles to Arcadia,” says Jackie Parks, co-owner of The Workshop Pilates. “We believe in the power of Pilates to transform lives. We look forward to strengthening bodies and our community bonds in this tight-knit neighborhood.” 

The Workshop welcomes the public to celebrate its grand opening on Saturday, May 18 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the newly-named Arcadia Improvement Club at 3802 E. Indian School Road. There, visitors can tour the facility, enjoy local vendors and giveaways, and take advantage of The Workshop Arcadia’s opening day Founder’s Rate promotion, offering monthly discounts for bundled classes. 

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Photos courtesy The Workshop Pilates

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