Did you know you can find the best Pilates Studio in Myrtle Beach at Core Fitness?

Core Fitness is home to It’s A Core Thing, which specializes in STOTT PILATES – a contemporary approach to the original exercise method pioneered by the late Joseph Pilates. The It’s A Core Thing studio features the best equipment on the market.

  • Reformers – V2 Max Series
  • Cadillac / Trapeze Table
  • Ladder Barrel
  • Stability Chair – Split-Pedal

If you have never tried Pilates or are unsure if it’s for you, here are three of our top reasons to try Pilates.

1. It lengthens the spine and improves posture.

Poor posture creates a string of structural changes throughout the body that can cause pain and imbalance in the shoulders, neck and head as well as a tilt of the pelvis or a shift of the hips adding pressure to muscles and joints. This, in turn, may cause migraines, neck, lower back, hip, knee and foot pain. For example, if the head is tilted forward 20 degrees it is forced to bear twice the weight than if it were vertical. Pilates targets the deep postural muscles creating a strong, aligned core from which to move.

2. Pilates is a full-body exercise

It focuses on the core while training the entire body as an integrated system. The workouts include ones that improve strength and balanced muscle development, flexibility and increased range of motion.

 3. Pilates sessions are tailored to individual needs.

Pilates is for everyone, including elite athletes, the injured, seniors, pregnant women and everyone in-between. There are literally hundreds of exercises and modifications for each member.

And if all of these amazing benefits are not enough, our certified and knowledgeable instructors will be with you every step of the way to ensure that you are reaching your fitness goals.

Our programming will help enhance your physical fitness and heighten your awareness. We believe you should get the most out of your workouts. Your time is valuable, and it’s well-spent doing something that satisfies your mental and physical need for clarity. It’s a Core Thing trainers move you systematically from basic stability to mobility, then to strength, endurance, coordination and balance. Don’t worry if you are a beginner, our team will make sure you are comfortable with the movements!

When you join Pilates, you’ll learn the 5 Basic Principles of Stott Pilates:

  • Breathing
  • Pelvic placement
  • Rib cage placement
  • Shoulder stability
  • Head and neck placement

We realize that it takes a major commitment to schedule exercise into your day, and we do not take that lightly. The atmosphere at our studio is one that combines hard work and sweat with memorable times and laughter. That’s right — a combination of exercise and FUN!

Unlike most studios where you only have access to Pilates, a Core Fitness membership gives members access to our entire gym and classes for just $39.95. If you want more information on It’s a Core Thing or Core Fitness, give us a call at (843) 839-2673.


STOTT PILATES incorporates modern exercise principles, and applies proven and accepted practices in biomechanics, rehabilitation and athletic performance enhancement. After realizing the benefits of the concepts of the original Pilates method, and in collaboration with a team of physical therapists/physiotherapists, sports medicine and exercise professionals, the Merrithews dissected and re-connected this unique form of exercise into a comprehensive, systematic, contemporary approach to the original teachings.

STOTT PILATES exercises are designed to restore the natural curves of the spine and rebalance the muscles around the joints. This involves placing more emphasis on pelvic and scapular stabilization, and integration of all the parts of the body into one. As well, preparatory exercises and modifications allow the technique to be appropriate for many different body types and abilities, making it applicable to sport-specific training and everyday life.