Body, Mind, & Soul Pilates Studio

Body, Mind, & Soul Pilates Studio

We are a spacious, fully equipped studio teaching the Pilates method. Our goal is to instill knowle No matter what your body type, Pilates is for you!

Our goal is to instill knowledge, confidence, strength, and body awareness in the average 'Joe'.

Operating as usual


Happy Holidays!

Timeline photos 12/09/2019

Happy Birthday Joe!

Happy birthday to this whisky-drinking, cigar-smoking bad ass. He loved body-building, martial arts, gymnastics and boxing. Before coming to NY, he made a living as a circus performer and self-defense trainer for police. When he was sent to an internment camp for German citizens in England during WW1, he used his time to work with fellow inmates and develop his “contrology” exercise system. He fled Germany and immigrated to NYC in the 20s, where he was embraced by the performing arts community (including many dancers who went on the teach and share his work). He believed that “modern” culture, incorrect posture and poor breathing habits were at the root of health problems. He believed in dry brushing and keeping skin/pores clean and free from lotions. He believed you should spend as much time as possible outdoors, in the sunshine and fresh air, and walked around in his skivvies everywhere including the streets of New York, year round. The Contrology system, later named “Pilates,” used the mind to control the body and focused on deep core abdominal muscles to build full-body strength and improve stamina. He used everything from bed springs to whisky kegs to create his apparatuses. He was a true inventor. So you see, Pilates is not about stretching. Yes, you get more flexible, but it’s not the point. It’s a fiercely challenging, yet incredibly rewarding exercise system that helps people achieve their maximum physical potential. You’ll be sweating from the smallest movements, and using your entire body to move a single limb, but after 30 lessons, every single move you make in your life will be easier.

Timeline photos 08/03/2019

A little Pilates history for your Saturday morning. The man behind it all......

Joseph Pilates found himself in England when WW1 broke out - some say he was traveling with his circus, others say he was there as a professional boxer and even owned a boxing gym - whatever the reason, he, along with all other German citizens, was interned by British authorities.

As weeks turned to years, he watched those around him crumble into a state of despair, their health and hope deteriorating. He noticed that the emaciated cats in the jail, despite a lack of food and meek conditions, remained springy and agile, while the men around him lay lifeless. Inspired by their resilience, he began to move, stretching his muscles, moving his joints... developing and refining what later became his “contrology” (now “Pilates”) system. The men in his cell block began to join in. Under Joes watchful eye they slowly but surely became as alert and agile as those cats and when a great influenza epidemic swept through England and the camp, killing thousands, not one of Joe’s trainees died. In fact, they left the camp healthier than they went in. .

After World War I, he went back to Germany where he collaborated with experts in dance and physical exercise, trained police officers in Hamburg, and developed the first of the apparatus inventions he dreamed up while interned. But he didn’t stay in Germany long... Word spread of the remarkable results he was seeing, and the German government began pressuring him to train the German army.

Not happy with the direction the German government was headed, he fled to the United States, land of free and home of the brave, to settle in under the bright lights of New York City, to realize his dream, open a gym and apply for more patents for his exercise apparatus inventions.
The rest is history.


By popular demand, we have some new aerial yoga/Pilates classes on the schedule!
Starting this week 10/9:
Tuesdays noon.
Thursdays 9am.
Sundays 9am.
Some knowledge of yoga and/or Pilates is helpful but not required.
Spaces are limited so reserve your spot by sending a pm or contact the studio at (314)995-7020.
Private and group lessons are available too!

Photos from Body, Mind, & Soul Pilates Studio's post 07/10/2018

Fun at the studio😀


Sundays are better upside down!


Our new location will be at
745 Old Frontenac Square
Suite 201
Frontenac 63131.
More details to come on when everything will resume to regular schedule.


There are a few spots left in the Sunday noon aerial Yoga class! Beginners welcome. Message here or call studio to reserve your spot! (314)995-7020.

Timeline photos 01/03/2017

Fun Class!

2017 is the year to get out of your comfort zone and do something fun and different!
New aerial Yoga/Pilates classes start this week Thursdays 8am and Sundays at noon.
Contact studio to reserve your spot or message Merrily here.
Beginner friendly!!
(Btw, the client in this photo is almost 60 years old so age is not an excuse!)

Timeline photos 01/02/2017

2017 is the year to get out of your comfort zone and do something fun and different!
New aerial Yoga/Pilates classes start this week Thursdays 8am and Sundays at noon.
Contact studio to reserve your spot or message Merrily here.
Beginner friendly!!
(Btw, the client in this photo is almost 60 years old so age is not an excuse!)

Timeline photos 12/23/2016
Timeline photos 11/08/2016

To achieve a Pilates body, one needs to apply the Pilates principals into their daily life.

Timeline photos 10/26/2016


Timeline photos 05/27/2016

I found all Three teaching Pilates....I followed a dream and started Body Mind and Soul:)

Timeline photos 04/16/2016

I have a great staff and this has always been my motto! Thank you Merrily, Jane, Joanne and our new addition Emily!

Timeline photos 03/12/2016

I love what I do at Body Mind and Soul!

Mobile uploads 10/09/2015

Can't wait to see you teach in this suit Merrily!

Photos from Body, Mind, & Soul Pilates Studio's post 06/24/2015

Standing strap stretches:)

Mobile uploads 02/24/2015

Karen Bass in a hand stand.

10 Surprising Benefits of Pilates – pilates 02/02/2015

10 Surprising Benefits of Pilates – pilates Overview The benefits of Pilates go far beyond simple core strength and flexibility. Regularly practicing the total-body workout can ease back pain, improve bone density and boost heart rate. These surprising benefits make Pilates an effective addition and motivating change to your regular weightlif…


New!!!!! Beginner Aerial Yoga class starting Sunday January 5th at 2pm!!!
No Yoga experience necessary but if you have knowledge of some basic poses, that is helpful. Call the studio for pricing info, or if you have any questions! (314)995-7020. Come have some fun with us!!

Mobile uploads 12/08/2013

Getting ready for an Intro Aerial Yoga workshop! If you like Yoga and Pilates, you'll LOVE the aerial version.

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745 Old Frontenac Square Ste. 201
St. Louis, MO

Opening Hours

Monday 7am - 8pm
Tuesday 7am - 5pm
Wednesday 7am - 5pm
Thursday 7am - 5pm
Friday 7am - 4pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday 8am - 2pm

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