Meet our founders

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Susan Bange and Kristen Davis, Founders

We founded The Pilates Lab in 2019 with a singular mission: to create a classical Pilates studio that adhered to and upheld Mr. Pilates’s teaching and legacy.

We wanted the best for our neighbors, our city, and our industry… so we had to go big. The Pilates Lab is a classical studio unlike any other in St Louis. Our staff is comprised entirely of third-generation instructors, and our work is authentic, thoughtful, inclusive and customized. We teach Pilates exclusively on Gratz apparatus— the only equipment made exactly to Mr Pilates’s exact specifications and measurements, hand-built especially for our studio.

We believe in authenticity, both in the Pilates method and in who we are.

If you crave authenticity and want to be challenged, our studio is for you. You deserve to enjoy life in your body, and we are here to inspire you to reach your full potential.

Our team of dedicated and skilled instructors will challenge and support you. We know you are stronger and more capable than you realize, and you deserve the utmost in care and attention. We can’t wait to show you what you can do.

Susan Bange and Kristen Davis